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Several Akron Police cruisers damaged during Sherman Fest

Several Akron Police cruisers damaged during Sherman Fest. (Source: WOIO) Several Akron Police cruisers damaged during Sherman Fest. (Source: WOIO)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Several Akron Police cruisers were damaged during Sherman Fest late Saturday.

Multiple University of Akron Police and Akron Police Officers responded to the area of Sherman Street, Allyn Street, Kling Street and East Exchange Street for several parties that had gotten out of control.

What the event schedulers and promoters thought would attract a couple thousand, attracted about 4,000 partygoers by the time police were called to close down the event.

While police were trying to evacuate the area of partygoers, a few partygoers started throwing bottles at the officers and cruisers.  

Officers eventually used CS smoke and OC spray to disperse the crowds or to break up fights at various locations in the area.

Several cruisers were vandalized, including one that was tipped over on its side, in the 600 block of Sherman Street.

Officers arrested one mane, Donileo Cannon II, 26.  He was charged with molesting police property after he threw a beer bottle then kicked a parked Akron Police cruiser, leaving a large dent.  The cruiser was parked on Irisdale Place and Allyn Street.

Two men, Richard Lanning, 21, and Vandale Evans, 30, were charged with burglary and obstructing official business after they were observed entering a residence in the 400 block of Sherman Street and taking several items belonging to the resident. 

They fled the residence before officers arrived.  Witnesses gave officers the suspect's descriptions and they were located within minutes.  Lanning and Evans still had the victim's property.  

Overall, about a dozen individuals were arrested related to the Sherman Fest party.

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