July 24, 2016

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Men plead not guilty to burlgary spree, meth ingredients

Brandon Ball

MEDINA — A 23-year-old man accused of a string of break-ins near Wadsworth’s Valley View Elementary School faces charges that could put him in prison for more than 10 years.

Brandon T. Ball, of 210 Knollwood Drive, Wadsworth, pleaded not guilty Monday in Medina County Common Pleas Court to eight counts of burglary, second-degree felonies, and a count of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony.

Ball was arrested after police executed a search warrant at his home. They reported finding many items people reported stolen after a string of break-ins near the elementary school.

He’s set for an Oct. 28 trial. [br]

Christopher Pappas

Also Monday in common pleas court, a 34-year-old Parma man accused of transporting chemicals commonly used to make methamphetamine pleaded not guilty.

Police were investigating Christopher R. Pappas for the excessive purchase of pseudoephedrine — a meth ingredient. During a traffic stop in August, authorities said they found several other meth ingredients in his car.

Pappas is charged with illegal assembly, a third-degree felony punishable by up to three years in prison.

He’s being at held at the county jail on $3,000 bond and is set for a Nov. 13 trial.

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