Akron police believe they have stopped a suspected burglary ring in the North Hill area of the city that involved a city woman and three of her sons.
Police officers were called to a burglary Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of Carpenter Street and after a neighborhood canvass they were able to locate the suspects in the 500 block of Blaine Street.
Those arrested included: Rashonda F. Croom, 37, charged with receiving stolen property, her sons, Jalen D. Dukes, 16, charged with burglary and receiving stolen property, Nathan D. Clark, 21, charged with receiving stolen property and Damon Bowman, 17, also charged with receiving stolen property. Also charged was Robert L. Lewis, 17, who authorities say is not related to Rashonda Croom. He is charged with receiving stolen property.
A search of the family’s Blaine Street home uncovered a large amount of suspected stolen items.
Akron detectives are now reviewing a number of daytime or early evening burglaries that have been reported recently in the North Hill area. The victims reported their homes were entered through a first floor window, usually unlocked, and stole electronic games systems, jewelry, money, laptop computers, iPods and guns.