Wadsworth Police Department
Aug. 25 – Management from a Smokerise Drive retail store reported that a shoplifter was attempting to flee from their loss prevention staff. The staff pursued the woman north, but eventually lost sight of her. Police arrived and were involved in a short foot pursuit. The juvenile female suspect was reportedly found hiding under a car a short distance away. Shortly after she was apprehended, a police officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area and initiated a traffic stop. After an investigation was conducted, it was determined that the two adults in the car were involved in assisting the juvenile shoplifter. Police reportedly found more than $1,000 in stolen merchandise inside of the car. All three suspects were charged with receiving stolen property. The juvenile was transported to the Medina County Juvenile Detention Center and the adults, Aamir Beasley, 29, of Cleveland and Michelle Hart, 21, of Medina, were transported to the Medina County Jail.
Wadsworth Police Department
Aug. 25 – Police received a report regarding money being taken from a cash register at a bar on High Street. Officers are investigating.
Aug. 25 – Police located a woman who had an active warrant through the Medina County Sheriff’s Office in the area of Mills and South Pardee streets around 3 a.m. The woman, Tiauna Landers, 34, of Dayton, was taken into custody without incident and transported directly to Medina County Jail.
Aug. 25 – Police responded to a Smokerise Drive retail store in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The suspect reportedly admitted to stealing items from the store. While searching the suspect, Michael Costick, 31, of Lodi, drug paraphernalia was allegedly located. The suspect was transported to the Medina County Sheriff’s Office.
Aug. 25 – Police responded to Central Intermediate School around 8:30 a.m. for a report of a suspicious person found sleeping near the climbing wall on the playground. After a brief investigation, the man, 24, of Wadsworth, was given a minor misdemeanor citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was advised not to sleep or loiter around the schools or playgrounds.
Aug. 25 – Police stopped a vehicle on Seville Road for speeding and discovered that one of the passengers, Jason King, 22, of Akron, had a warrant through Ashland Police Department for criminal damaging. King was arrested and released to Ashland authorities.
Aug. 24 – Police responded to an Allen Drive residence in reference to a burglary from an open, attached garage. It was determined that the burglary occurred during the past week. There are no suspects at this time.
Aug. 24 – Police stopped a vehicle near Seville Road and Weber Drive for marked lane violations. The driver, Eric Pearce, 27, of Johnson Road, was arrested and charged with OVI. He refused the chemical test offered at the police department.
Aug. 24 – Police responded to a High Street hotel just before midnight in reference to reported illegal activity taking place in one of the rooms. After a brief investigation, Rhonda and Ryan Posten of Akron were issued citations for possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Other items were reportedly collected from the room and the case is still under investigation.
Aug. 23 – Police stopped a vehicle on eastbound Interstate 76 near state Route 261 for alleged erratic driving. The driver, Chadd Howell, 35, of Barberton, was arrested and charged with OVI.
Aug. 23 – Police took a report from a Wadsworth resident regarding issues she is having with her estranged husband. The woman reported that her husband has been acting in a stalking type of behavior.
Aug. 23 – An abandoned boys’ bicycle was located at Wadsworth High School.
Aug. 22 – Police stopped a vehicle in the area of Main and State streets around 8 p.m. After an investigation, the driver, Charles Haren, 50, of Doylestown, was arrested and charged with illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamines. He was also cited for DUS and expired plates. Additional charges are pending further investigation.
Aug. 22 – Police responded to a Smokerise Drive retail store in reference to a theft. The suspect had already left the area, but a license plate number was obtained and an employee was able to identify the suspect from his driver’s license photo. Charges are pending.
Aug. 22 – Police responded to a residence on East Walnut Street regarding a complaint. While on scene, police cited Todd Staab, 54, with possession of marijuana, cultivating marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 22 – Police cited two males, Nicholas and Jacob Kirven, with disorderly conduct related to the reported discharge of firecrackers in the 100 block of Overlook Avenue.
Aug. 21 – Police stopped Eugene Lobaugh, 28, on High Street near West Prospect Street for a stop light violation. He was cited for driving under suspension and the vehicle was impounded.
Aug. 21 – A Mills Street resident reported that her ex-boyfriend had been harassing her via text message. The woman told the man not to contact her any more, but she said she has received two harassing text messages from him since that time. The woman was advised to contact the prosecutor’s office if she wished to pursue criminal charges.
Aug. 21 – Wadsworth Municipal Court issued a warrant for Kyle Copley for failure to appear for a status conference on a theft charge.
Aug. 20 – Police responded to the 300 block of Broad Street in reference to a report of a female who had been yelling. Police identified the female as Sarah Warrington, 23, of Broad Street. Officers discovered that Warrington had a warrant out of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. She was arrested and turned over to Cuyahoga County authorities.
Aug. 20 – Police took a report about a $500 Home Depot gift card that was stolen from inside a vehicle. The matter is being investigated.
Aug. 20 – Wadsworth Municipal Court issued a warrant for Colleen Senz for failure to appear at a court trial on a driver’s license violation.
Aug. 20 – Police were dispatched to the 100 block of Bergey Street in reference to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. Several pieces of jewelry were reported stolen from the vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.
Aug. 20 – A Bergey Street resident reported the theft of a piece of equipment that had been rented from a local hardware store. The equipment was allegedly being used by an acquaintance of the victim and is now missing. Charges are pending further investigation.