Suspects pried open the rear door of a Portage Lakes
Drive business Aug. 29 and stole a fishing boat, two
boat motors, fishing lures, reels and tackle, a gumball
machine and more than $7,000 cash.
Deputies were called to a South
Arlington Road residence Sept. 2, when a man and woman
became involved in a physical altercation. Deputies
arrested both for assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A Hyacinth Drive man reported
he observed two 9-year-old boys throwing rocks at his
car Sept. 6. Both boys admitted denting the vehicle
with rocks, and they were charged with criminal damaging
and referred to a county juvenile diversion program.
On Sept. 6, deputies patrolling
South Arlington Road stopped a vehicle with no front
license plate, arrested the driver for driving under
suspension and released him to Stark County deputies
on an outstanding theft warrant.
Deputies are reviewing surveillance
videotape from a Waterloo Road gas station Sept. 6 after
employees reported three males stole gift and phone
The owner of a South Main Street
gas station reported Sept. 7 a man threatened to harm
her if she did not remove a photo of his vehicle, which
she has displayed in the window of the business.
A North Turkeyfoot Lake Road
man reported his live-in girlfriend punched him in the
face three times. She was arrested for domestic violence.
The victim declined medical treatment and was advised
to file for a temporary
Deputies arrested a Wood Duck
Lane man for attempting to choke his live-in girlfriend
at their residence and breaking the window of her vehicle.
On Sept. 11, deputies went to
a Longworth Drive residence to investigate complaints
that two pit bulls were allowed to run loose. The dogs
were loose when deputies arrived, and one attempted
to bite a deputy but was deterred by a fire extinguisher.
Officers located the dog owner and charged her with
failure to confine a vicious dog. A male at the residence
was arrested on a warrant for driving under suspension.
Suspects forced open the door
of a Mallard Point Drive business Sept. 11 and stole
a $400 dishwasher.
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Deputies patrol-ling Mayfair Road Sept. 6 stopped a
driver after a brief vehicle pursuit and arrested him
for speeding and failure to comply with police orders.
Following a report of a domestic
dispute Sept. 7, deputies stopped a vehicle on South
Arlington Road and arrested a male on a probation violation
and a woman on warrants for receiving stolen property
A Greenfield Road resident reported
Sept. 7 three males entered her home and refused to
leave. She declined prosecution, and the suspects finally
On Sept. 8, deputies found a
disabled, unoccupied vehicle on the shoulder of Interstate
77 and determined it had been stolen. A tow inventory
of the vehicle revealed the license plates were stolen
from Ohio and West Virginia.
A security agent at the Town
Park Center plaza reported Sept. 8 that two men were
selling remote-control cars on the sidewalk. When he
told them to leave, they threatened him. They left before
Deputies went to a Prestwick
Drive location to take a highly intoxicated woman to
a detoxification facility Sept. 8 for her safety. She
became combative at the facility and was refused admission
and then taken to the Summit County Jail.
On Sept. 9, deputies issued a
summons to appear in court for menacing to a woman after
she admitted threatening another woman at a Massillon
Road tanning salon.
A Provens Drive woman reported
criminal trespassing Sept. 9, when suspects removed
and destroyed her “no trespassing” signs.
The night of Sept. 9, suspects
“keyed” a car outside a Hightower Drive
residence and put sugar into the gas tank of a vehicle
outside another residence on the same street.
An Allma Drive woman reported
suspects stole a $600 deer lawn ornament from her yard
Thieves struck two locations
on Graybill Road the night of Sept. 10. One incident
involved someone entering a car and stealing an MP3
player and a cell phone. Compact discs and a sun visor
were taken from the other unlocked vehicle.
Suspects stole a 1987 black Ford
van from a parking lot of a Sara Drive residential complex
Sept. 11. The vehicle contained construction equipment
and tools, a checkbook,
cell phone, personal papers and a paycheck.
by Maggie DeMellier
Sixth Street homeowner called police Sept. 5 to report
a man was walking around his house. The resident stated
the man, of Norton, claimed to be a bank appraiser,
but he also said the purchase of his home was completed
in May, and he believes there is no reason for an appraisal
at this time. Police are investigating the 58-year-old
Norton man to verify his claim.
On Sept. 7, a Josephine Avenue
resident called police to report a pane of glass in
her front door was shattered.
A Plaza Court resident reported
the aluminum siding skirt on his trailer was damaged
Police charged five people, including
an 18-year-old Hollibaugh Avenue female, a 19-year-old
Grace Avenue male, a 20-year-old Laurel Avenue male
and a 19-year-old Hayes Road male, with underage drinking
at a Martha Avenue residence Sept. 9.
by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A
Main Street man was arrested for a vehicle insurance-related
suspension on Manchester Road Sept. 4 after police stopped
him for a traffic violation.
A Mars Road resident reported
Sept. 4 he was driving on West Nimisila Road when someone
threw eggs at his vehicle, causing damage to the paint
on the hood.
A Rex Lake man reported
Sept. 5 a trailer owned by a 62-year-old Solon woman
has been parked on his property for several months.
He has been unsuccessful at contacting the woman, and
police left messages for her.
On Sept. 10, a Melton Avenue
man reported finding three credit cards at Melton and
A 37-year-old Melcher Avenue
woman reported a bicycle was taken from her front yard
by Joyce Rainey Long
22-year-old Akron man employed by a construction company
was charged with the theft of $576 worth of items from
a South Arlington Road home hardware store Sept. 2.
A Mogadore woman parked at a
Waterloo Road bowling alley reported Sept. 3 that a
renewal sticker was removed from her license plate.
A semi trailer and a scrap vehicle
parked at a Die Gem Way Road lot were set on fire Sept.
On Sept. 4, a Canton Road gas
station employee reported individuals in a black Volkswagon
with Ontario plates threw firecrackers out the window
near the gas pumps.
The next day, unknown individuals
used gold spray paint to write “Bonnie”
and “IC” on the back of a South Arlington
Road commercial building.
A South Arlington Road motel
employee reported Sept. 5 someone broke the ice machine
and flooded several rooms.
Four laptops totaling $3,800
in value were reported missing from a South Arlington
Road department store Sept.
On Sept. 6, another South Arlington
Road department store employee reported a 44-year-old
Barberton man stole $60 worth of athletic shoes Sept.
5. The man was caught leaving the premises and charged
A Massillon Road resident reported
someone entered his home through an unlocked door, ransacked
it and took some snack foods Sept. 6.
Police are investigating the
alleged rape of a 16-year-old South Arlington Road girl
that took place May 20 at a Gale Drive residence. An
18-year-old Samuel Drive male, who is suspected of using
alcohol at the time, is being questioned.
A 43-year-old Albrecht Avenue
woman was charged with menacing after threatening a
21-year-old man, also of Albrecht Avenue.
by Maria Lindsay
The reports provided
here are a sampling of those filed with area police
departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
For questions related to the reports we’ve included
or others we have not, call the South Side News Leader
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