AKRON

Second DQ robbery

AKRON: The Dairy Queen/Orange Julius in North Hill again has fallen victim to food thieves.

Akron police say someone forced open a freezer door at the Dairy Queen, 260 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., early Sunday morning and stole boxes of frozen chicken and pork.

It’s the second time within a few months that the fast-food store has been hit by thieves. In late December, some men broke in and took all the food and ice cream from the freezer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 330-375-2490.

AKRON

Family Dollar robbery

AKRON: Akron police are looking for a suspect who robbed a Family Dollar store in the city’s North Hill neighborhood just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

It was the third Family Dollar store in Akron robbed within the last two weeks — and second in North Hill.

The clerk at the store, 1156 E. Tallmadge Ave., reported that a man entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money. The suspect fled southbound on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. He was described as a black male between 27 and 35 years old, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-11, and weighing 180 to 195 pounds. He was wearing a black hat, black bandana covering his face, black hooded sweatshirt, black jogging pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call detectives at 330-375-2490.

Family Dollar stores on North Howard Street and on South Arlington Street also were robbed April 19.

Firefighters rescue person

AKRON: Akron firefighters rescued a person off a roof during a house fire early Monday morning in the city’s Goodyear Heights neighborhood.

Authorities received a call at 1:24 a.m. about a fire at 810 Mohawk Ave. with people trapped inside.

Firefighters found light smoke and a person on the roof of the two-story home. The person was rescued, and everyone else was out of the house.

There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The damage estimate was unknown.

KENT

City welcomes K-9 officer

KENT: City police have welcomed their newest K-9 officer to the force.

Police posted a photo of Janik (pronounced Yanik) on their Facebook page on Sunday. He has been paired with officer Mitchell Smith.

Janik, a 22-month-old German shepherd, and Smith completed a six-week training period last week and passed state and national certifications.

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP

Crash results in charges

MONTVILLE TWP.: A Wayne County man has been charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular assault following a head-on crash Friday morning on state Route 57 in Montville Township.

Michael J. Hostetler, 23, of Fredericksburg, appeared Monday in Medina Municipal Court. Bond was set at $25,000, or 10 percent surety, on each count.

Hostetler, who was driving a pickup, is accused of passing a vehicle on a hill over a double yellow line while headed northbound at 5:51 a.m.

As that vehicle was being passed, a southbound Chevrolet Prizm veered off the roadway slightly, apparently to avoid hitting the truck, re-entered the roadway and then collided head-on with the Kia Forte when re-entering the road, Montville police said.

The two female drivers — a 23-year-old from Rittman and a 21-year-old from Medina — were taken to area hospitals. Police didn’t know the condition of either victim Monday but said that neither appeared to have life-threatening injuries.

The pickup didn’t stop, authorities said. The vehicle was later located at a construction site in Medina.

Montville police are looking for a potential witness to the accident who was driving a black sport utility vehicle or crossover. The motorist wasn’t involved in the accident but may have seen what happened, police said. The driver can call Sgt. Chris LaFond at 330-661-0135.