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Suspect in burglary of elderly Norton woman’s home to appear in court; two suspected in several break-ins

Beacon Journal staff report

An Akron man accused of breaking into the home of a 90-year-old woman is scheduled to appear in Barberton Municipal Court on Friday.

Seth L. Stratos, 18, of Doty Drive, is charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. He is being held in Summit County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.

Norton police say that on Nov. 27, Stratos and Robin Edgington entered the home that the woman shares with her 58-year-old daughter, who is developmentally disabled. The women were asleep at the time of the break-in.

The burglars took purses and credit cards, police said.

Norton Police Chief Thad Hete said Stratos and Edgington used one of the credit cards to obtain cash at an Akron gas station and merchandise from the Walmart store on South Arlington Road.

The men were identified through surveillance photos taken at Walmart.

Stratos was arrested Wednesday with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Police believe Stratos and Edgington, who remains at large, are involved in at least five other burglaries in Akron, Springfield Township, Tallmadge and Newton Falls.

Edgington, 43, is on parole for a 2004 conviction for burglary and armed robbery. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Norton detectives at 330-825-2491.

Tipsters may also call the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 866-4-WANTED.


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