News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Knight Foundation

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Courts and Crime


Akron police re-start a zero-tolerance policy following unruly party
It's aimed at quashing potential riots before they start
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


Reporter
Kevin Niedermier
 
Akron police are cracking down on behavior that can send street parties out of control.
Courtesy of City of Akron
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Akron police are cracking down on rowdy behavior that’s turned street parties into riots.

The department has announced a zero-tolerance policy following last weekend’s massive party near the University of Akron. That event included fights and rocks and bottles thrown at police and cruisers.

Police responded with smoke and pepper spray to break up the crowd.  About a dozen people were arrested. Department spokesman, Lt. Rick Edwards, says from now on, weekend nights will be different.

LISTEN: Akron police return to old policies

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:24)


“We’ve stepped up security. Anyone who’s underage walking around with an alcoholic beverage in their hand will be arrested. If we see any fighting, they’re going to be arrested.
"If somebody has a large party at their house, we’re going to be looking at the nuisance ordinance as well as the loud-music ordinance. So we are going to go through there just to let them know that this behavior is not going to be accepted.”

Edwards says police are now in these neighborhoods letting residents know about the new rules. In the 1990s, Akron police implemented a similar “zero tolerance” policy following a wave of large, out-of-control parties. After things settled down, that policy was loosened. But in recent years there’s been an increase in large unruly parties. 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Thanks heavens that none of them have been condemned to death. This alons should convince the USA to join the civilized world by abolishing the death penalty. E...

Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Stevia is not an artificial sweetener. It is a plant. I have one growing in my sunroom. The leaves are dried and added to teas. It's harvested commercially and...

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University