COVENTRY: On April 17, deputies stopped a vehicle with ex-pired plates on Chaffin Road and arrested the driver for driving under suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia. A passenger was arrested on a warrant for probation violation and taken to Summit County Jail. Another passenger was held on a warrant for failure to complete community service.
Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road April 18 stopped a driver who entered the roadway without yielding to traffic. He was arrested for driving under suspension and released to Barberton police on a warrant for driving under suspension.
An employee of a Waterloo Road gas station reported April 18 that a man took items from the store without paying for them. Deputies contacted him and charged him with theft after he admitted taking the items. He was arrested on warrants for assault and theft and taken to Summit County Jail.
A 14-year-old female was arrested for domestic violence and released with a summons to juvenile court April 20 after her mother reported she threatened and attempted to assault her.
Deputies were called to a West Waterloo Road cemetery April 20, to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and arrested a 20-year-old Elyria man after a K-9 officer alerted deputies to the presence of drugs and they found a bag of marijuana inside.
An employee of a South Main Street gas station reported a suspect pumped gas worth $20 into a vehicle and left without paying.
Deputies arrested a 17-year-old girl for forgery and identity fraud at a license bureau on South Main Street April 23 after she used a woman’s birth certificate and social security card in an attempt to obtain a state identification card. An employee noticed the suspect’s photo and signature did not match those on file for the person she was impersonating. A 20-year-old female was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor for allowing the girl to use her identification. On April 23, a 15-year-old male reported an acquaintance threatened to beat him up. The suspect denied making the threats and deputies ordered him to stay away from the victim.
A Mansfield Avenue man reported April 23 that a woman continues to call him after he told her not to call. Deputies contacted her and she agreed to stop calling.
by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: Deputies went to a Mayfair Road residential complex April 15 and arrested a man who had been banned from the property for criminal trespassing.
A Green High School student was arrested for inducing panic and suspended from school April 18 after she told a counselor she wanted to bring a gun to school and take care of some classmates. She was released to her parents with a summons to juvenile court. Deputies searched her purse and locker and found no weapons. An investigation determined she has no gun and has never had a gun, nor does she know how to use one.
On April 18, employees at Akron-Canton Airport called deputies when an intoxicated man was reportedly annoying customers. He agreed to leave with a relative, and no charges were filed.
That same day, deputies were called to Akron-Canton Airport when security screeners found a steak knife in a traveler’s checked luggage. The knife was confiscated and no charges were filed.
A Nimisila Road man reported he chained his Suzuki dirt bike to a pole in his yard with a “for sale” sign on it April 20. Between 6: 30 and 11 p.m., suspects cut the chain and stole the vehicle.
A 14-year-old student at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road school reportedly assaulted a classmate following an argument, causing a minor injury. The victim’s father declined medical attention and prosecution. The driver of a trash hauling truck was charged with criminal damaging April 21 when refuse on the truck caught fire and he dumped the load at a Massillon Road gas station within close proximity to gas tanks and a kerosene fuel pump.
Two Polonia Avenue residents reported suspects vandalized their mailboxes April 21.
A Kent woman was arrested for possession of drugs April 21 when security screeners at Akron-Canton Airport found marijuana cigarettes in her luggage.
Suspects stole 10 brass letters from the outside of a Bayview Terrace residence April 22.
Deputies arrested an Eagle Drive woman for domestic violence April 22 after her husband reported she scratched his neck during an argument and struck and kicked him in the groin. Deputies photographed the victim’s injuries and the suspect admitted the assault.
by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A Second Street woman called police April 19 to report seeing the son of her landlord walk out of her apartment for the second time.
On April 20, a Springfield High School teacher reported a 17-year-old male student started yelling obscenities and how much he hates the school. The student was given an out-of-school suspension.
An Elizabeth Street resident reported the gas line to his boat was cut and $36 worth of gas was siphoned from its tank April 22.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Second Avenue man was arrested April 17 for using weapons while intoxicated and discharging firearms at a location in New Franklin. Another Second Avenue man heard the gunshot and called 9-1-1 from another residence and police found the man sleeping with a shotgun and shell casing near him. The man had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol but refused to take a breath test, according to the report. A Hampsher Road man was arrested for driving under an insurance violation at his residence April 17. Police were called because he was riding his ATV in the roadway and watched the man drive home.
A Comet Road woman was arrested for driving under an insurance suspension and a Comet Road man was arrested for violating the open container law April 18 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. The woman was stopped for a traffic violation when police discovered the suspension.
A Manchester Road man reported April 19 he was hit on the head with a bottle and his arm was cut at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road location.
A West Nimisila Road woman reported April 19 the tailgate of her truck was scratched.
A West Comet Road man was arrested on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road April 19 for violating the open container law. Police responded to a call that a man was drinking beer in front of a business and found the man sitting on a bench drinking a 40-ounce cup of beer that was half empty.
On April 20, a Manchester Road man reported two Sony PlayStations valued at $290 were taken from his residence.
A Vanderhoof Road man reported April 20 a metal rod property marker was taken from his residence.
A Canterbury Drive resident reported April 21 the garage vinyl siding, a shutter and rope to her wishing well were damaged.
A Bolender Drive man was arrested on Renninger Road April 21 for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police were dispatched to a car in the ditch and found the man had slurred speech and failed sobriety tests. An Overture Way man reported April 22 his unlocked vehicle with the keys inside was stolen from his residence. Later that day, Barberton Police found the vehicle parked on a street and it was returned to the owner.
A Terrace Hills Drive man reported April 22 his mailbox valued at $80 was taken from his driveway.
A Lieb Drive man reported April 22 a street sign and post were thrown into his pool, causing $120 damage to his pool cover. Police returned the street sign to its proper location and are investigating.
A Barberton man was arrested on State Park Drive April 23 for driving under an insurance suspension. He was stopped for not having a rear view mirror when police discovered the suspension.
by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: A Maryguard Drive woman was arrested April 19 for endangering a child after school officials learned her 13-year-old daughter was struck with a belt several times for using a butcher knife to stab her bedroom door and damaging it.
Two men were arrested after neighbors called police to report a disturbance at a Waterloo Road trailer park. The men, of Scala Drive and Waterford Court, admitted to police they were trying to buy drugs and were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found a drug pipe.
An East Waterloo Road man was charged with open burning April 19 after trying to dispose of old car seats, a fiberglass tub surround and other items by setting them on fire.
On April 20, a Myersville Road man reported an $8,000 recreational vehicle and trailer were stolen from his property while he was on vacation. A Sweitzer Road woman was charged with theft for allegedly trying to steal a $14 steak from an East Waterloo Road grocery store April 20.
The next day, another woman was charged for trying to take $26 worth of steaks from the same store without paying.
Three cast iron storm water inlets valued at $450 were reported stolen from the roadway at Long Meadow Estates April 20.
Police charged a Stull Avenue man with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle after finding a bottle of vodka and the man asleep and slumped over the wheel at an Abington Road location April 21.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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