South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: The property manager of a Manchester Road business reported April 9 that someone took landscaping bricks from an area and placed them on the driveway.
A Portage Lakes Drive man reported April 13 that a neighbor threatened to harm him during an argument. Summit County sheriff’s deputies questioned the neighbor, who denied making threats and said the victim was the one who made threats. Officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor, and no charges were filed. The two were advised to have no contact with each other.
On April 14, a Redcrest Lane man reported his ex-wife has been calling him and his girlfriend and sending unwanted text messages. Deputies attempted to contact the woman at her home in North Canton, and left a phone message for her to call them.
A State Street woman reported April 14 that a Barberton man took her vehicle and debit card without her permission. She declined charges after the man returned them to her.
Deputies operating a DUI checkpoint near state Route 93 at 1:45 a.m. April 14 stopped a driver who drove on Tippecanoe Street in an attempt to circumvent the checkpoint. The Akron man failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana, which was found in his possession at the time of his arrest. He was released with a court summons.
On April 15, deputies investigated the theft of an $800 dog kennel from a yard on Hoffman Avenue.
Deputies patrolling South Main Street April 16 stopped a driver for a traffic violation at Swartz Road and arrested two passengers on warrants. A Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested on a warrant for theft, and a Litchfield man was arrested on warrants for theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. Both men were taken to the Summit County Jail.
A South Main Street man reported April 17 that someone stole temporary license tags from two vehicles in the driveway. Deputies entered information about the tags into a national database for stolen vehicles and plates.
Someone caused $400 worth of damage to the door of a South Arlington Road business April 14 by kicking it and prying locks, but they failed to gain entry.
A Boat Drive man reported April 17 that someone stole a license plate from a vehicle outside his residence. Information about the plate was entered into a national database.
On April 19, deputies responded to a report about two suspicious people entering a Cottage Grove Road home and found two people inside with a saw. The Akron man and woman said they were hired to do plumbing work, but when contacted, the homeowner said that was not true. The two were arrested and charged with burglary and transported to the Summit County Jail.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: An Akron woman was arrested for receiving stolen property and taken to the Summit County Jail April 9 after Summit County sheriff’s deputies found in her possession stolen checks and a credit card belonging to a Highview Avenue man.
On April 12, deputies arrested a DeWalt Drive man for domestic violence after the mother of his 4-year-old child reported the child had a swollen, red imprint of a hand on his face, and his father admitted striking him.
Motorists on South Arlington Road April 13 reported an intoxicated male was sitting in the roadway. Deputies located him and ordered him to get off the road. He struggled with officers as they placed him in a cruiser, and they arrested him for disorderly conduct and took him to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies investigated the theft of a flat-screen TV and stereo from a recreational vehicle parked on the lot of an Interstate Parkway vehicle sales business April 14.
The manager of a South Main Street bar reported April 14 that someone broke into the business, damaged an ATM machine inside, cut phone and alarm wires and stole money from the cash register.
Deputies responded to a report by a North Canton man who said he was driving a vehicle on Interstate 77 April 14 when a woman passenger began striking him and attempted to jump out of the moving vehicle, forcing him to pull over to the side of the road. When the two exited the vehicle, the woman allegedly threw her cell phone at him and began kicking him in the legs and groin. The Marion woman was arrested for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail.
On April 14, deputies patrolling Greensburg Road noticed the door of a school had been smashed and found a large stone lying inside the building.
Deputies conducting a business check on Chenoweth Road April 15 observed an occupied suspicious vehicle in a hotel parking lot and noticed an odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Two men from Akron and North Canton were arrested for possession of marijuana and each was released with a court summons.
Someone smashed glass in the front door to enter an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road dental office April 16. Nothing was reported missing.
A Chadwell Drive man reported April 17 that an unknown person used his personal information to file a fraudulent state tax return in his name.
On April 17, someone damaged the front door of a South Arlington Road insurance agency and gained entry. Nothing was reported missing.
Someone cut the clasp on a construction trailer outside a Lauby Road asphalt business April 18 and stole tools and equipment totaling more than $1,120. A second trailer was entered, but nothing was reported missing.
A Mayfair Road man reported April 19 that someone stole a power washer and truck tires from a shed on his property.
Deputies investigated a break-in at a Massillon Road real estate agency April 19, when someone damaged a door, ransacked drawers containing confidential documents and stole money from two cash boxes.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A Pawnee Boulevard man was arrested April 12 on a warrant and charged with possession of marijuana after a container with two pills and a small amount of marijuana was found in his pants pocket.
A vacant Sanitarium Road home was entered April 18, and more than $7,000 in damage was caused by broken water pipes. The owner suggested it could be related to the recent eviction of the tenant.
On April 20, a Swartz Road man was charged with assault after reportedly striking a Lake Road woman twice in his search for her boyfriend.
Police charged a Lakemore juvenile male with disorderly conduct after he allegedly struck another when that student talked to his girlfriend April 20.
Two Montrose Avenue women were charged with theft April 21 after they allegedly stole $556 in items from a Canton Road department store.
Also on that day, a Lakeway Street man found walking in the middle of the street at 2:38 a.m. was arrested for disorderly conduct due to being highly intoxicated.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Wooster Road woman was arrested for driving under the influence on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road April 14 following a traffic accident.
A Navarre Avenue man was arrested for theft and criminal trespass April 16 on Manchester Road. Police saw the man with two dollies filled with scrap metal, and the man told police he thought the owner had died so he could take the metal. He said he did not have permission to take it.
A bank card and warehouse card were found on Manchester Road April 17. Police were able to contact the owner, who had already replaced the cards and asked for them to be destroyed.
Police responded April 21 to an activated alarm at a Manchester Road business, but the building was found to be secure.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: Police were called to a Sadler Street residence April 10 for a highly intoxicated juvenile male. The youth was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and transported to a hospital for observation.
Police stopped a driver for failing to stop at a stop sign April 14, and one man exited the vehicle and ran off. An Atwater man was charged with adult curfew violations and obstruction when he refused to answer questions about the other man, and a Hartville juvenile female was charged with unruliness and released to her mother. A warrant was issued for the missing man, who was found to be the older brother of the Atwater man, and the girl’s boyfriend.
On April 16, a Cottage Grove Road man was charged with theft and possession of drugs after allegedly stealing $365 in items from a South Arlington Road store. He also was charged with possession of drugs after a bag with heroin was found on him.
Police investigated an incident of assault involving an elderly man at a Massillon Road facility April 18. The man told police a Seward Road man punched him in the head, ripped his shirt and demanded money while he was in a restroom.
A Krumroy Road building was entered and $7,458 in equipment and tools was stolen April 18.
A Mayfair Road woman involved in an accident at Pressler and Killian roads April 19 was charged with DUI after a test indicated a BAC of .012, and she also was charged with child endangering for failing to restrain a child in the vehicle. Two adults and one child were transported to the hospital. More charges are pending other tests.
Police responded to an alarm activated at an Elm Grove location April 19 and discovered those responsible had fled.
An inoperable $1,500 garden tractor was reported stolen from a Gowanda Avenue yard April 20.
A Westfield Avenue Southwest woman reported April 21 that while she was at a South Arlington Road hardware store, her purse with two credit cards and a checkbook were stolen from her cart.
Also on that day, a Robert Street man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop when police found a drug pipe in his vehicle.
On April 22, a 13th Street woman was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as well as wrongful entrustment for letting her friend drive her car despite knowing she was not permitted to do so, and a West Miller Avenue woman was arrested on a warrant after police stopped the vehicle they were in and was driving under suspension.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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