PD: Akron man tracks down home burglar

Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-19 12:08:33-04

A 17-year-old who broke in to an Akron home Tuesday and made off with cash and electronics; he also stole a cell phone that the home resident used to track him down, Akron police report.

At around 2 a.m., some residents of a Cascade Mills Drive home woke up to noise that they thought was coming from their downstairs bedroom. One of the residents left his bedroom to investigate and saw the 17-year-old standing in the hallway, according to police.
The Akron man went back in his room to grab a pistol; and the teen fled, authorities stated. The man noticed items were missing from his home and called police.
When officers arrived, they noticed the garage door was open and saw several items that seemed to have been dropped near the home.
The resident picked up his computer and began tracking his missing cell phone, which showed up near a residence on Fess Avenue. 
The suspect fled after the police found him in a back yard, along with the victim's property, authorities stated. After a brief foot chase, police apprehended the teen.
The cell phone, an electronic tablet, two notebooks, $15 cash, watches, a phone charger and wallet were recovered and returned to the residents.
The 17-year-old is charged with burglary, obstructing official business and curfew and was placed into the custody of  the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.