Monday, March 18, 2013
The information in this report is from the Solon Police. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
A 17-year-old Solon teen was standing at the end of his driveway texting when a man ran up and stole his cell phone from his hand, according to Solon Police. The incident happened on March 11 at about 6:23 p.m. on Aurora Road near the east border of Solon. The teen said that the man who jogged up to him and took his phone then ran and jumped in a silver car parked near Portage Street and drove away East on Aurora Road. The victim described the thief as a black male who was about 20 years old and wearing a black sweat shirt. There has been a crime trend recently called "Apple Picking" in which thieves run up to unsuspecting phone users and steal their Apple iPhones from their hands.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ralphel A. Penn, 25, of Stow, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery last week.
A man indicted for a July bank robbery in Solon was sentenced to 11 years in prison for two other bank robberies in Summit County. Ralphel A. Penn, 25, of Stow was sentenced by Judge Elinore Marsh Stormer to 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to robbery charges last week. Penn pleaded guilty at Summit County Common Pleas Court to one count of aggravated robbery and robbery. According to authorities, Penn robbed a Charter One Bank in Northfield Village in August and a bank in Akron about a week later. In both instances, Penn handed a note to the teller threating to shoot if money wasn't handed over. No gun was seen, according to earlier reports. Penn was indicted for the Solon robbery Sept. 18 by a Cuyahoga County grand jury. On …
Monday, June 27, 2011
The information in this blotter is from the Solon Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction
A Mentor woman was arrested and charged with robbery after attempting to steal $18.79 worth of stuff at Marc's in Solon, according to Solon Police. Store security told police that Lynda Lofquist, 48, of Mentor, was seen in the close-out section of the store pulling tags off of items and placing them on the items in her cart. She was taken into an office, where police say she assaulted two employees while trying to break out of the office. Lt. Bruce Felton of the Solon Police department said that Lofquist received the robbery charge, a felony, because of the assaults during the theft.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Marvin Smith, 26, of Cleveland, was indicted Jan. 6 for robbery that occurred in May
A Cleveland man was indicted last week for his suspected role in the robbery of a Donato's Pizzeria in Solon last May, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for Northern Ohio. Marvin Smith, 26, was indicted Jan. 6 for interfering with commerce by robbery and carrying and brandishing a firearm during a violent crime, according to the news release from Steven Dettelbach, the U.S. Attorney. Smith is accused of entering the pizzeria on Kruse Drive and demanding money from employees while pointing a gun at them, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Two others, Tony A. Bankhead and Brittney E. Burks, have already pleaded guilty to charges from the same robbery. They are waiting for sentencing, according to the news …