Troopers apprehend bank robbery suspect on Ohio Turnpike

The suspect was nabbed near Sandusky after being pulled over for speeding. He also was caught with heroin, troopers say.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Oct 4, 2012


During a traffic stop in Erie County, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers apprehended a suspect wanted for an armed bank robbery that occurred in Akron.

Troopers stopped a 2008 Chevy Cobalt, with Ohio registration, on the Ohio Turnpike after its speed was checked in an air-speed zone at 89 mph in a 70-mph zone at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. A check of the driver's license revealed the active felony warrant for armed robbery. The suspect is alleged to have committed the robbery Wednesday at a bank in Akron.

During an inventory of the vehicle, troopers discovered drug paraphernalia containing suspected heroin and cash in the suspect's wallet that appeared to be dye stained as if a bank dye-pack had exploded.

The driver, William P. Hawes, 26, of Akron, has been charged with possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony.

He was incarcerated in the Erie County Jail, pending extradition.


Yall Make Me Sick

Great job Troopers.

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Pro-Tip to all you aspiring criminals......if you have felony warrants don't drive down the toll road at nearly 90 mph...Good Job LE