AKRON -- Akron police have arrested a man suspected of stealing purses from funeral homes and one church.
Police said that, after viewing local media coverage on the purse thefts from area funeral homes and a church, the suspect involved in the thefts has been identified.
Multiple warrants for receiving stolen property and forgery were signed by the Akron Police Department, Fairlawn Police Department and the Summit County Sheriff's Department.
At 8 p.m. Tuesday, Raymond Jarvis, 49, of Akron, was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of South Arlington Street and East Exchange Street.
He was booked into the Summit County Jail.
Additional charges are expected.