WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — A 37-year-old suspect in an alleged shoplifting in Willoughby has been accused of reaching for a razor blade during a struggle with police officers who tried to subdue him with a stun gun.
Willoughby Municipal Court records show Valeriy Frunza, of Seven Hills, pleaded not guilty Monday to resisting arrest, receiving stolen property, theft, possessing criminal tools and possessing drug paraphernalia in the incident.
A loss prevention officer at Target store in Euclid Avenue reportedly called police to the store on Friday afternoon because he suspected Frunza of shoplifting.
BLANCHESTER, Ohio – Authorities said a neighbor with mental health problems allegedly kidnapped a woman and kept her trapped in a small pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for help alerted others and led to her rescue.
Police in Blanchester, about 40 miles northeast of Cincinnati, said Dennis Dunn was arrested Wednesday morning. He has a history of mental health issues, police said.
Police said the woman’s mother initially reported her missing about 2 a.m. and called police about 4 a.m. to report cries from a shed behind Dunn’s house.
AKRON, Ohio – Police said an Akron woman was allegedly pistol-whipped during a home invasion robbery in North Hill neighborhood early Sunday during which a 3-year-old child was sleeping.
A police report states eight residents, including the 3-year-old, were inside a home in East Mildred Avenue when five men allegedly burst in just after 2 a.m.
The report says one of the men allegedly pistol-whipped a 57-year-old woman in the head. The woman suffered minor injuries.
Investigators did not say how the five men entered the house wherein they took three cellphones, a Microsoft Xbox video game system and $20 in cash, the report says.
EULESS, Texas — Authorities said Monday an Euless man was shot and killed in his home last week following a disturbance between the victim and two people.
Police said the two people accused of killing Tsvetomir Neshkov are also suspects in crimes in Bedford and Trophy Club.
Police reportedly identified the suspects as Jay Aaron Balch, 23, of Hurst and Christian Angel Escobedo, 26, of Grand Prairie.
The two men are accused of killing Neshkov late Wednesday in the 700 block of Henslee Drive.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Police said a female bystander was shot Monday afternoon near downtown after the ex-boyfriend of another woman allegedly fired into a group of people.
SAPD Chief William McManus said police responded shortly after noon to the intersection of Leal Street and San Marcos, where they found a woman in her 20s with a gunshot wound to the hip.
Police said the victim was in a group of people at the scene when the suspect showed up and shot at a man whom his ex-girlfriend was talking with.
CLEVELAND, Ohio –Authorities say an alleged Cleveland home invader was caught last week after he targeted and robbed a group of people because their front door was open.
Cortez Hall, 26, is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, receiving stolen property and two weapons violations in connection with the incident Wednesday that happened about 11:30 p.m.
Cleveland police said six people were inside an East 79th Street home near Hough Avenue in the Hough neighborhood when Hall walked through the front entryway and flashed a gun.
The group told police that they had left their front door open to get some fresh air.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Police said a man in his 20s was found shot and killed Sunday afternoon in the parking lot of a North Side restaurant.
Authorities were called just before 5:30 p.m. Sunday to the Chick-Fil-A in the 20th block of Northeast Loop 410 and McCullough Avenue where they found a man lying on the ground.
San Antonio police Sgt. John Kellogg said emergency crews pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Kellogg said the shooting reported began as an argument between several men riding in the same car.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – San Antonio police say two more eateries were robbed Saturday night following a series of armed robberies at fast food restaurants on the North Side.
Police say three suspects who were armed with rifles allegedly walked into the Dairy Queen in the 9700 block of Perrin Beitel about 11:30 p.m. and demanded money.
The three reportedly made off an undisclosed amount of money and various cell phones from employees and customers.
Police said they believe the robbery is connected to three robberies in the same area early Saturday morning as suspects matched the description of suspects in those early incidents.
HAMILTON, Ohio – An officer reportedly shot and killed a man, believed to be in his 20s, following an officer-involved shooting in Hamilton Saturday afternoon.
Hamilton Police Chief Craig Bucheit said an officer responded to a reported shooting at around 3 p.m. at the Knollwood Crossing apartments on Forest Park Drive where the officer was confronted by an armed male.
“The subject was armed with a fixed blade knife, it was a large knife, described as a butcher knife,” said Bucheit.
A brief confrontation reportedly ensued and the officer then fired his weapon at the male. It’s unknown how many shots were fired.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Police said one man was shot to death after an officer intervened in an assault Thursday night on the West Side.
San Antonio Police Department Chief William McManus said a man in his 50s was fighting with his girlfriend when the officer was flagged down at about 8:40 p.m. in the 200 block of North Zarzamora.
McManus said witnesses told police that the suspect pulled a knife and the woman tried to take it away.
When the man broke free, he charged at the officer, who deployed his Taser, McManus said.