Akron Police Department

  • Agency: Akron Police Department
  • Address: 217 S High St, Akron, 44308 OH
  • Chief: James Nice (Chief of Police)
Phone: 330-375-2552
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Akron Police Department is located at 217 S High St, Akron, 44308 OH. The Chief of Police of the department is James Nice. The Akron Police Department phone number is 330-375-2552.

Akron Police Department News

Help APD Identify Burglary suspects #18-001001. If you have any information, please contact APD Detective R. Welser at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspects, do not approach; call 911.

Due to another water main break on Voris Street near Wolf Ledges Pkwy., the northbound lanes of Wolf Ledges Pkwy., between South St. and Voris St., are CLOSED due to icy conditions. The city is currently working to re-open all lanes, but drivers are urged to use caution through this area today as Highway Maintenance works to clear the road of ice. With the closure of Grant Street at South St., access to the 76E on ramp needs to be made from Wolf Ledges.

Due to a water main break located on Grant St., the road has been CLOSED to ALL traffic, including emergency and METRO services, between South St. and the I76/I77 overpass. The city hopes to have the repair made and the road re-opened by tomorrow morning.

Future Akron Police Officers, Carter and Dara.

IN MEMORIAM – APD OFFICER BEN J. FRANKLIN On January 10, 1992, while subduing a resisting subject who had been placed under arrest for fighting during a basketball game at Buchtel High School, Officer Franklin suffered a fatal heart attack and passed away that same night.

IN MEMORIAM - APD OFFICERS EDWARD J. COSTIGAN AND JOSEPH H. HUNT Officers Costigan and Hunt were both shot from ambush and instantly killed while patrolling their beat in front of The Union Fireproof Warehouse Company, on January 10, 1918.

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Chief Ball presented 25 year service pins to: Ofc. Rodney Criss, Sgt. Christopher Davis, Lt. Gerald Forney, Det. Paul Hooper, Sgt. Drew Kelly, Ofc. Robert Lehman, Lt. Brian Oldaker, Ofc. James Pasheilich, Det. Glenn Payne, Det. Anna Romito, Sgt. Darletta Rubin, Sgt. Guy Sheffield, Det. Kandy Shoaff, Ofc. Richard Wallace, Lt. David Whiddon, and Sgt. Kevin Williams. Also members of the class of 1992, but not pictured, are: Det. Pamela Brown, Sgt. Dale Dorn, Det. Susan Hackbart, Lt. David Hammond, Ofc. Nathan Keith, Det. Troy Looney, Sgt. Troy Mineard, Ofc. Roger Myers, Lt. Nancy Vought, and Ofc. Andrea Wims. Congratulations and thank you for your service to the City of Akron!

Furnace Street between Summit Street and North Street will be CLOSED until further notice due to ice buildup in the roadway. Crews will be working and hope to have the drainage issues resolved early next week.

UPDATE: The Merriman Road sewer repair near Eaton St. has been extended, with the closure to exist through the weekend. Work is scheduled to be completed on Monday, January 8, 2018.

UPDATE: Both suspects have been identified.

REMINDER! Blood drive TODAY! Please come in and donate! Walk-ins welcome!

Help APD Identify Auto Theft Suspects. On January 2, 2018, at approximately 11:30 in the morning, the suspects stole a pickup truck from the gas pumps at Circle K gas station on Cuyahoga Falls Ave. The male suspect stood by the front door of the Circle K watching for someone to leave their vehicle running. As soon as the victim entered the store, the male suspect immediately alerted the female suspect and the two went to the idling truck and drove off. If you have any information, please contact APD Sgt. M. Joyner at 330-375-2530; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspects, do not approach; call 911.

Driving in the winter means snow, sleet, and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. To help you make it safely through winter, here are some suggestions from the National Safety Council to make sure that you and your vehicle are prepared. Weather At any temperature – 20 degrees Fahrenheit below zero or 90 degrees Fahrenheit above – weather affects road and driving conditions and can pose serious problems. It is important to listen to forecasts on the radio, TV, cable weather channel, or forecasts in the daily papers. Car Prepare your car for winter. Start with a check-up that includes: Checking the ignition system, brakes, wiring, battery, antifreeze, hoses and belts Checking the air, fuel and emission filters, and the PCV valve Checking the tires for air, sidewall wear and tread depth Necessary Equipment An emergency situation on the road can arise at any time and you must be prepared. Following the tune-up, a full tank of gas, and fresh anti-freeze, your trunk should carry: A properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench and jack A Tool kit, shovel, Jumper cables, a bag of salt, sand or cat litter Essential Supplies Be prepared with a “survival kit” that should always remain in the car. Replenish after use. Working flashlight and extra batteries Reflective triangles and brightly-colored cloth First aid kit Exterior windshield cleaner Ice scraper and snow brush Wooden stick matches in a waterproof container Scissors and string/cord Non-perishable, high energy foods like unsalted canned nuts, dried fruits, and hard candy In addition, if you are driving long distances under cold, snowy and icy conditions, you should also carry supplies to keep you warm, such as heavy woolen mittens, socks, a cap and blankets. Information and recommendations are compiled by The National Safety Council makes no guarantee as to and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency or completeness of such information or recommendations. Other or additional safety measures may be required under particular circumstances. Last revised 04/09 (Permission to reprint granted by the National Safety Council, a membership organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.)

HM Miller will be performing emergency sewer repair on Merriman Road, near Eaton Street. This area of Merriman Road will be closed to through traffic; local access will be maintained. Motorists will be detoured using N. Portage Path. This work is expected to be completed on Friday, January 5, 2018. Please remember to drive safely and to obey all road construction signs.

The Akron Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!

Help APD Identify Family Dollar Breaking & Entering suspects #17-031165. On December 20, 2017, at approximately 2:30 in the morning, the suspects entered the Family Dollar on E. South Street by shattering the front glass door and window. Once inside, suspect #1 threw a computer on the floor and stomped on it, and ran through the store shooting a gun. The suspect then took several bags of candy before fleeing the store. Suspect #1 is a black male, 5’5”-5’8”, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and white shoes. Suspect #2 is a black male, 5’5”-5’8”, wearing a gray hoodie and sweat pants. If you have any information, please contact APD Detective D. Forney at 330-375-2464; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspects, do not approach; call 911.

Help APD Identify Aggravated Robbery Suspect #17-27918. On November 10, 2017, the suspect entered the victim’s apartment in Mayflower Manor, armed with a handgun, and robbed the victim. The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35, 5’11’’-6’, medium build, and a medium complexion. If you have any information, please contact APD Detective Whitmire at 330-375-2490; the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED; or the Summit County Crimestoppers, Inc. at 330-434-COPS. You can also text TIPSCO with your tips to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspect, consider him ARMED and DANGEROUS! Do not approach; call 911.

Help APD Identify Breaking & Entering Suspect #17-029377. If you have any information, please contact APD Detective Sutton at 330-375-2464. Callers can remain anonymous. Any Facebook tips that contain personal information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses should not be posted as a comment here; please send via inbox. If you see the suspect, do not approach; call 911.

On Tuesday morning, December 26th, Mayor Horrigan swore in Chief Ball to officially become the 16th police chief for the Akron Police Department after serving for more than two years as deputy chief.

With the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Office Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, the suspect involved in last night’s homicide outside of Luei’s Carryout, located at 1012 Hammel Street, has been arrested. Task force officers and officers from the Akron Police Department arrested Jarvell Henderson, 27, with an unknown address in Akron. Henderson was taken into custody on Akron’s west side without incident. Henderson will be charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated murder and booked into the Summit County Jail. Shortly after 4:00pm yesterday evening, Henderson entered Luei’s Carryout armed with a handgun. Henderson robbed the clerk and fled the store. While Henderson was fleeing the store, a customer who witnessed the robbery sprayed Henderson with a chemical mace. Henderson fired a shot, striking the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Henderson fled through a neighboring apartment complex. Henderson was identified after he dropped an out of state identification card at the scene of the robbery/homicide.

IN MEMORIAM – APD OFFICER GUY NORRIS Officer Guy Norris was shot by three unknown desperadoes on December 23, 1917, while searching them for weapons on S. High St., between Thornton St. and Voris St. Officer Norris passed away December 24, 1917.