NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – Investigators arrested suspects on warrants as part of a sweep in Newton Falls on Friday.

The Newton Falls Police Department, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals and Ohio Adult Parole Authority, conducted the sweep in the East River Gardens housing development on Newton Drive.

The following suspects were taken into custody:

  • Harry Sidwell, Jr.: Wanted on attempted assault and possession of controlled substances charges
  • Melissa Dean: Wanted on a receiving stolen property charge
  • Patricia L. Cales: Wanted on a probation violation and charge of failure to appear in court on a larceny charge
  • Kate E. Harkless: Wanted on a probation violation
  • Harry Sidwell, Newton Falls Warrant Sweep
  • Kate Harkless, Newton Falls Warrant Sweep
  • Melissa Dean, Newton Falls Warrant Sweep
  • Patricia Cales, Newton Falls Warrant Sweep
  • Raymond Grimes, Newton Falls Warrant Sweep

Raymond Grimes was also taken into custody on a parole violation and a charge of felonious assault.

Grimes was wanted on accusations that he punched a woman and stabbed a man in August. The man who was stabbed told police that Grimes punched him while he had a knife between his knuckles, causing him to get cut, according to a police report.

The victim said Grimes and another man accused him of stealing $20 from another man’s house before the attack.

Newton Falls Police patrolman John Barco said he hopes Friday’s arrests send a clear message to people with warrants and those who don’t show up to court.

“We’re just not gonna back down anymore, we’re just gonna come looking for you and we’re gonna take you to jail,” Barco said.