Stow man accused of breaking into Ravenna bar, stealing quarters from charity

By Dave O'Brien | Staff Writer Published:

A Summit County man is free on bond after his arrest by Ravenna police for allegedly breaking into a Ravenna bar and stealing money meant for charity.

Anthony V. Lombardi Sr., 41, of 1507 Meadowbrook Blvd., Stow, was arrested Jan. 8 and charged with one count each of breaking and entering and theft, both fifth-degree felonies.

Lombardi allegedly broke into the Town Tavern, 234 W. Main St., on Dec. 29, according to Ravenna police. Once inside, he allegedly stole $5 in quarters intended for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a charity that fights blood cancers, according to a criminal complaint filed by Ravenna police on Dec. 31.

Lombardi was arrested on a warrant on Jan. 8, according to the Portage County Sheriff's Office.

Lombardi was arraigned Wednesday in Portage County Municipal Court in Ravenna. He was released from the Portage County jail on a personal recognizance bond, pending future court dates. Conditions of his bond are no contact with the Town Tavern and no consumption of alcohol or drugs.

A preliminary hearing on the felony charges is set for 9 a.m. Friday.

Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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