Monday, May 20, 2013
The 45-year-old man was reported missing on May 15.
Portage County Lt. Gregory A. Johnson said Monday morning that the investigation continues for a 45-year-old Norton man reported missing by his wife on May 15. Sheriff David Doak is requesting the public's assistance in locating Jeffrey J. Hathaway from Norton. Hathaway is described as a white male, 6’ 02’, 220 lbs, blonde hair, blue eyes and no facial hair at the time. He was last seen on Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. During the early morning hours of Thursday, May 16 Hathaway’s vehicle was found in a parking lot at the Berlin Reservoir Wildlife Area located on Fewtown Road in Deerfield Township, Portage County, according to a prepared statement. Over the last two days and extensive search has been conducted of this area but Hathaway …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Annual event moved to grocer
Friday, December 7, 2012
The Portage County Sheriff's Office will hold its annual "Cram the Cruiser" holiday drive will be held at the Kent Acme on East Main Street this year. The event is Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to collect canned goods, non-perishables, and financial contributions for Kent Social Services of Kent and the Center of Hope of Ravenna. Santa Claus will also be stopping by between noon and 2 p.m. to meet all who donate to the event. Portage County Sheriff Dave Doak said all canned goods collected at the Thanksgiving event helped provide food baskets for 977 families. "We have been informed by the social service agencies that they currently have Christmas requests for …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
"Cram the Cruiser" event is Saturday at Acme on East Main Street
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Portage County Sheriff David Doak is reaching out to the generous Portage County community and asking for their financial support to aide the American Red Cross with their Hurricane Sandy releif efforts. On Saturday, November 17, 2012, during the Sheriff’s Office annual Thanksgiviing “Cram the Cruiser” for charity event, at the Acme Fresh Market on E.Main St., Franklin Township, the Sheriff and his staff will also be accepting financial contributions for Hurricane relief. Those donations will then be sent to the American Red Cross. Sheriff Doak indicated the Red Cross continues to focus on reaching as many people as possible who need help from Virginia to Rhode Island, with the majority need being in Greater New York and throughout New …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Send your letters to the editor to Matt Fredmonsky via email at Matt.Fredmonsky@Patch.com
The purpose of this letter is to convey my support of Issue 11 which establishes a 0.25 percent income tax for the construction of a new safety building for the city of Kent. As the Sheriff of Portage County with 44 years in law enforcement, 18 of those years as a Kent Police officer, I understand the importance of having the proper tools, including a facility, to provide safety services to a community. The current facility was in questionable condition when I served as an officer and as I have had the occasion to return there for various reasons, I find it to be not only outdated in its layout but it is structurally to a point of disrepair. A new safety building, in my opinion, brings with it many advantages to the citizens of the city of…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Jail, justice center open for tours
Portage County Sheriff Dave Doak will host an open house at the county justice center on Infirmary Road on Sunday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Deputies will manage a number of activities for visitors, including: tours of the justice center, jail and Portage County Homeland Security operations center; K-9 demonstrations; and children's activities. The Portage County Metro SWAT team and a helicopter will be at the sheriff's office for the open house. For more information, call the sheriff's office at 330.678.7012.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Kent voters will weigh in on five contested races during primary election.
There are numerous contested Portage County races on the March 6 primary election ballot in Kent. Here's a list of those running for election: Portage County Commissioner (Full Term Commencing 1-2-13) Portage County Commissioner (Full Term Commencing 1-3-13) Clerk of Courts Common Pleas Portage County Sheriff Portage County Recorder Uncontested County Races
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Portage County Sheriff's Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
The man who attempted to rob the CVS in Stow Jan. 14 was also recently linked to an attempted robbery in Ravenna, according to Portage County Sheriff David Doak. The sheriff's department charged Joe R. Schrantz, 40, of Englewood Drive in Stow with attempted robbery, a second-degree felony. On Jan. 14 around 1:55 a.m. deputies went to the Kent-Ravenna Walmart on S.R. 59 because they got a call about an attempted robbery. According to the report, the man showed the cashier a handgun. "When the cashier had difficulty opening the cash register, the subject fled from the store and left the area in a motor vehicle," said Doak's office. The cashier was unharmed. Stow Police responded to an attempted robbery about 30 minutes before the attempt in…
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off Oct. 29
Kent residents can get rid of their unwanted, old prescription drugs during a drug take-back event sponsored by the Portage County Sheriff's Office Oct. 29. Residents can drop off their prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Portage County Water Resources Department at 8116 Infirmary Road, Ravenna, OH. The service is free and anonymous. Deputies will ask no questions of people disposing of prescription drugs at the event. Portage County Sheriff David Doak said studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends — and the home medicine cabinet. "“Medicines that are stored in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse," Doak said in a press release. "Rates of …