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CRIME REPORTS

Published: April 17, 2017 4:00 AM

AURORA

A South Chillicothe Road business reported April 5 that an Apple iPhone awaiting shipment was stolen by an unknown person. The value of the phone was given as approximately $748, according to Aurora police.

A routine registration check April 6 on a vehicle on West Garfield Road showed a confiscation order for its license plates. The driver, a Hiram man, was notified of the order, cited for driving under suspension and the plates confiscated. The vehicle was towed and the man picked up by a family member, according to Aurora police.

Officers responded April 7 to a 911 hang-up call on Moneta Avenue. They determined that an argument had taken place between a husband and wife, but there were no threats of physical harm. "The parties agreed to get along for the remainder of the evening," according to Aurora police.

A Mill Pond Road resident reported April 9 that she believed she was the victim of online identity theft. The woman canceled the credit card used in the transaction, according to Aurora police.

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Found property was reported April 10 after a man found a purse in the roadway on South Aurora Road and turned it in to Aurora police. The owner was notified, and the purse and its contents held for safekeeping until it could be returned, according to Aurora police.

DEERFIELD

Bruce W. Moore, 50, of 6538 Cleveland Road, Ravenna Township, was arrested April 12 and charged with one count each of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, operating a vehicle under the influence, a first-degree misdemeanor, a lane violation and a safety belt violation, both minor misdemeanors, after he was stopped by a deputy at 5:39 p.m. April 8 in the 2400 block of Alliance Road. Moore allegedly was intoxicated and in possession of a folded dollar bill containing a powder that tested positive for the presence of the painkiller fentanyl. Moore has two prior convictions for drunken driving, one each in 2001 and 1992, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

KENT

A 53-year-old Lake Street man was arrested April 4 on a warrant charging him with one count each of obstructing official business, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, all second-degree misdemeanors, after he allegedly pulled away from officers while being handcuffed and ran after being told to stop in the area of Lake and Harvey streets during a Nov. 7 arrest. The man also allegedly possessed a clear glass pipe containing charred residue he allegedly used to ingest illegal drugs, according to Kent police.

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Daniel D. Carter, 22, with a last known address on Franklin Avenue, was arrested April 6 on a warrant charging him with burglary, a second-degree felony. On Sept. 25, 2015, Carter allegedly broke into a residence in the 500 block of Lake Street, according to Kent police.

Michael S. Johnson, 37, with a last known address in Uniontown, was arrested April 10 and charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, after he was caught in the 800 block of North Mantua Street allegedly while in possession of methamphetamine, according to Kent police.

Benjamin T. Royka, 22, of 6603 Jones Ave., Franklin Township, was arrested April 12 and charged with two counts of receiving stolen property, one fifth-degree felony and one first-degree misdemeanor, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, a minor misdemeanor. Royka allegedly possessed a stolen wallet containing a Social Security card, an Ohio driver's license and an Ohio Direction Card, and other stolen property including a Samsung Blu Ray player, a video game, Under Armour shoes, a hunting knife, three phone chargers, an electric razor, a silver necklace, a flashlight, miscellaneous clothing, a wooden chest and coins, along with four glass marijuana smoking devices at an address in the 200 block of Harris Street, according to Kent police.

RAVENNA

Tirrell L. White, 36, with a last known address on Lincoln Avenue, was arrested April 5 and charged with burglary, a second-degree felony. On March 25, White allegedly broke into a residence in the 100 block of Harris Street, stole two cellphones and assaulted the occupant, according to Ravenna police.

Kenneth G. Kasarda, 40, of 3563 Lovers Lane, Ravenna Township, was arrested April 13 and charged with two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence and one count of hit-skip, all first-degree misdemeanors, and a lanes violation, a minor misdemeanor, after his red 2010 Nissan truck was stopped at 1:03 a.m. by a Ravenna officer on North Sycamore Street at West Poplar Lane. Kasarda allegedly had fled the scene of a crash, and showed signs of intoxication but refused sobriety tests. He has three prior drunken driving convictions, one each in 2008, 2004 and 1998, according to Ravenna police.

SHALERSVILLE

Anthony Szachury, 25, with a last known address on Lloyd Avenue in Aurora, was arrested April 5 and charged with failure to provide notice of change of address, a fourth-degree felony. A convicted sex offender, Szachury allegedly failed to notify the Portage County Sheriff's Office of his new address at least 20 days prior to moving, between March 1 and April 5.

Joseph M. Karout, 38, of Warren, Mich., was arrested April 12 and charged with possession of marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, after a trooper found him in possession of 580 grams of marijuana butter during a traffic stop on the Ohio Turnpike, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

STREETSBORO

Elias D. Cameau, 23, of Queens Village, N.Y., was arrested April 4 and charged with one count each of failure to comply, a third-degree felony, endangering children and operating a vehicle under the influence, both first-degree misdemeanors, speeding, a minor misdemeanor, and no operator's license, an unclassified misdemeanor. Cameau allegedly failed to stop his black 2015 Nissan sedan for a Streetsboro police officer who attempted to pull him over in the area of Interstate 480 and the Ohio Turnpike. Officers clocked Cameau's vehicle at speeds of 75 mph in a 35 mph zone, and upon stopping him found he was intoxicated and in the company of a juvenile female. Cameau also had no driver's license and refused sobriety tests, according to Streetsboro police.

Siyah J. Burkeen, 19, of 1540 Russell Drive, was arrested April 6 on a warrant charging her with one count each of failure to comply, a first-degree misdemeanor, a headlight violation, a minor misdemeanor and no operator's license, an unclassified misdemeanor. On Jan. 20, Burkeen allegedly failed to stop her yellow 2008 Jeep Wrangler for an officer who attempted to pull her over in the 9300 block of S.R. 14 for not having her headlights illuminated at 10:02 p.m. She also was driving without her license, according to Streetsboro police.

Joseph R. Huffman, 52, of Westlake, was arrested April 13 on a warrant charging him with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, after he allegedly took $850 from a resident of the 1100 block of Navajo Trail on Sept. 11, promising to do work for the person that he never performed, according to Streetsboro police.

Alex D. Piskac, 28, of 850 S. Diamond St., Ravenna, was arrested April 13 and charged with one count each of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. On April 5, Piskac allegedly possessed a digital scale containing trace amounts of methamphetamine at a business in the 9400 block of S.R. 14, according to Streetsboro police.


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