Police: Two arrested after shooting at Stark County cars, businesses with pellet gun


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In a successful crackdown on a spate of vehicle and property damage caused by a pellet gun, Chief John Gabbard of the Canton Police Department announced that officers, aided by the city’s public camera network, have apprehended two suspects responsible for multiple incidents throughout November.

Canton’s Real Time Crime Center collaborated with detectives assigned to the cases, leveraging images from public cameras and license plate readers to identify a suspect vehicle. Through an extensive review, law enforcement officials traced the vehicle’s movements across the city, establishing connections to numerous incidents on multiple days.

The gathered information was shared with law enforcement agencies, leading to the eventual location of the suspect vehicle in an adjacent jurisdiction. A subsequent search of the vehicle by detectives yielded the recovery of five pellet guns. As a result, one adult and one juvenile were taken into custody on felony charges.

Adult Suspect (Arrested):

  • Name: David I. Moore
  • Age: 20
  • Residence: Kent, Ohio
  • Charges: Vandalism (F5), Complicity to Vandalism (F5)

Juvenile Suspect (Arrested):

  • Name: William H. Geis
  • Age: 17
  • Residence: Canton, Ohio
  • Charges: Vandalism (F5)

The suspects are currently in custody awaiting legal proceedings, and updates on the case will be provided as they become available.