South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a domestic disturbance on Chenoweth Drive Dec. 15 when a woman reported a male at the residence threatened to kill her with a gun during an argument. He was arrested for domestic violence, and the female filed a motion for a temporary protection order.
On Dec. 15, suspects stole a strand of Christmas lights from the yard of a Warner Road residence.
Deputies patrolling Killian Road Dec. 15 stopped an Akron man for driving outside marked lanes. He appeared intoxicated, failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and released to his wife. He was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and prescription narcotics, which were found during his arrest.
A Finland Avenue man reported Dec. 17 that suspects entered a garage and shed on his property and stole skis, poles and a ski bag, totaling $760.
On Dec. 17, deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle that drove from behind a closed business on South Arlington Road. The driver was arrested for driving under suspension and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for criminal damaging, and a Barberton woman in the vehicle was released to the Barberton Police Department on a warrant.
Suspects scratched and damaged a vehicle parked outside a Manchester Road bar the night of Dec. 18.
An East Vista Drive man reported Dec. 18 that a Barberton man threatened to damage property belonging to him and his family members. Deputies contacted the suspect and advised him he would be charged with trespassing and criminal damaging if he caused any problems for the victim. The suspect told deputies the charges were only misdemeanor offenses and did not agree to stay away from the victim and his property.
Deputies patrolling South Main Street Dec. 19 stopped a driver for a traffic violation and arrested the Akron man for having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in a vehicle. He was released with a court summons.
On Dec. 19, deputies investigated a burglary of a Waterloo Road auction business, where suspects forced open a door to gain entry and stole a video recording device. Suspects damaged a keypad to a safe in a failed attempt to gain entry to it.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: A Summit County employee reported an unknown female displayed her bare buttocks against a vehicle window while his vehicle was stopped at a traffic light on South Arlington Road Dec. 17. Summit County sheriff’s deputies located the female and arrested her for disorderly conduct.
Deputies investigated a report of breaking and entering, theft and criminal damaging at a residence on East Nimisila Road Dec. 17 when suspects entered the home through a rear door and stole numerous items, including power tools, wrenches, a concrete gun and caulking gun.
On Dec. 17, a woman reported suspects broke into her vehicle that was parked outside an Interstate Parkway rental business and stole video games, a sweeper, CD player, GPS unit and miscellaneous bottles of liquor.
The manager of a Mayfair Road apartment complex reported a male, who has been advised not to be on the property, left a resident’s apartment carrying several items Dec. 17. Deputies spoke to the resident, who told them the male did not live at her apartment, but he stayed there occasionally. She declined charges.
A Uniontown female who was stopped for a traffic violation on Massillon Road Dec. 18 was released to the Springfield Police Department on a warrant.
An employee of a local bar and restaurant reported Dec. 18 he asked an unruly patron to leave the business and the Uniontown man assaulted him. The suspect told deputies he was defending himself against the employee. The victim was transported via EMS to Akron City Hospital, and the victim declined charges.
An Eldon Drive woman reported Dec. 19 that suspects ripped vinyl siding from the sides of her residence.
Deputies are seeking suspects who stole a wheelchair from the lobby of a Glen Eagles Boulevard apartment complex Dec. 19 after the victim reported he left it there.
On Dec. 19, employees of a Thorn Drive car wash reported a male drove through the car wash while drinking beer. Officers located the suspect in a vehicle behind the car wash, and he admitted drinking while the vehicle was being washed. He was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A South Akron juvenile male was charged with assault Dec. 19 after he allegedly punched a Green juvenile male in the mouth, knocking out teeth, at Springfield High School.
A Springfield juvenile female was charged with possession of marijuana Dec. 20. The girl was found passed out at Springfield High School, and the drugs were allegedly found in her purse. She was transported to a hospital and her parents were notified.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to an alarm Dec. 15 at a Dustys Road business and discovered the alarm had been accidentally triggered.
A Peggy Ann Drive woman reported Dec. 16 that $945 in items, including a jacket, GPS unit, iPod Touch and groceries, were stolen from her unlocked vehicle.
A Manchester Road man was arrested for failure to confine or restrain his dog Dec. 18 after it reportedly escaped the electric fence and went to another Manchester Road residence. The dog allegedly bit a Manchester Road woman on the face and ear as well as another dog. The woman was taken to a hospital.
Police stopped a suspicious vehicle on Fairwood Road Dec. 22, discovered the male passenger had an active warrant out of the Wooster Police Department and transported him to that department.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: Unknown suspects entered an unlocked garage door at a Rhoadesdale Avenue home and attempted to enter a door into the house Dec. 17. That door was damaged, but no entry was gained.
Also on that day, a clarinet and schoolbooks were reported stolen from a car parked on Pepperhill Road.
On Dec. 18, police charged a Farmsdale Avenue man with domestic violence after he reportedly shoved the head of a man who also lived in the home into a concrete wall, causing an injury.
A Buena Vista Avenue man was charged with assault after allegedly pulling his girlfriend’s hair and striking her in the face while they were in a car on Krumroy Road Dec. 19.
A Mayfair Circle home was burglarized Dec. 19 and two jewelry boxes with jewelry were stolen.
A Craftsman riding mower was reported stolen from an Onondago Trail yard Dec. 19.
Police charged a Priscilla Avenue woman with theft Dec. 19 after she allegedly stole $24 in flea and tick medication from an East Waterloo Road pet store. She also was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia allegedly found on her person.
Also on that day, a Columbine Avenue man reported he found a knife with a 6-inch blade and a coin holder under his daughter’s bedroom window, which had pry marks around it.
Four people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store Dec. 19-23, including: a Sherylton Hills Drive woman for taking $29 in items and a Carlysle Street woman for taking $52 in items, both of whom also were charged with criminal trespass due to a previous conviction for theft at the store; a Young Road woman for taking $100 in items and who also was charged with criminal trespass; and an Akron juvenile female for taking $25 in makeup.
On Dec. 20, police charged a South Akron juvenile male with underage consumption of alcohol after a traffic stop that revealed he had a 12-pack of beer in his truck.
A Mapledale Avenue woman reported her house and car keys went missing after she visited a Canton Road gaming establishment Dec. 20.
Security personnel at an East Waterloo Road grocery store reported Dec. 22 that a white man in his early 20s who was 6-feet, 1-inch to 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds stole $533 in items and escaped.
A Coach Lane resident reported Dec. 22 that his home was entered and $200 in cash was stolen and a ring was moved from his bedroom to a table near a door.
Police charged a Cleveland Street man with possession of marijuana during a traffic stop after they found a spoon with residue on his person Dec. 24.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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