by Kristin Casale


Stow -- A man suspected in approximately 20 burglaries in the city has been apprehended in Nebraska and is facing multiple charges, according to Stow Police.

Stow Police Lt. Rick Myers said Jason D. Woods, 30, of Akron, was arrested the week of June 10 in Nebraska, and Nebraska police charged him with burglary for an incident in Nebraska. Myers said Stow Police also have filed three warrants for his arrest with the Cuyahoga Falls Municipal Court. Once Woods is extradited to Summit County, Myers said, he will be charged with two counts of burglary and one count of receiving stolen property in connection with the three warrants filed with the court. He stated each warrant is related to each charge.

Myers said the Fairlawn Police also has a warrant for Woods' arrest for a burglary in that city.

According to Myers, Woods is suspected in a rash of burglaries that took place in Stow last month in the areas of Ritchie Road and Plover Drive.

Myers said Woods is suspected of entering a number of homes through the doors and stealing easily-transported items, and in other cases he is suspected of breaking into businesses.

"We anticipate additional charges," said Myers, though he would not disclose what the charges would be.

Myers said he is unsure when Woods will return to Summit County, stating Woods is dealing with charges filed against him in Nebraska.

According to Myers, police have filed a warrant with the court against Woods' girlfriend, 23-year-old Akron resident Brittany E. Malone, for allegedly using a stolen credit card to purchase items at a Stow business last month.

Myers could not provide the total losses accumulated in the burglaries.


Phone: 330-686-3917