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35-year-old Akron man arrested for allegedly breaking and entering into Hungarian American Club

Posted: 8:34 AM, Dec 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-18 08:41:32-05

AKRON, Ohio — A 35-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in connection to a break at the Hungarian American Club in Akron.

Paul Barna, 35, of Akron, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies, the sheriff's office said in a news release.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office responded on Sunday around 3:00 a.m. to the Hungarian American Club, 694 East Waterloo Road, for a reported security alarm.

While checking the perimeter of the building, deputies spotted Barna running in the parking lot with two pry bars and a safe.

Barna dropped the items once he saw authorities. He fled the scene and led authorities on a short foot pursuit.

With the help from the Norton Police Department and a K-9 unit, Barna was located hiding in a nearby wooded area, the Summit County Sheriff's Office said.

Barna was booked into the Summit County Jail. The recovered property was returned to the Hungarian Club.