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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/31/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Maryland Avenue man reported to Summit County sheriff’s deputies May 16 an acquaintance from Akron stole $280 from him. He said the man also forged his name on a personal check and cashed it for more than $50.

Employees of a Manchester Road doughnut store reported May 18 someone stole a $5,000 sign belonging to a roofing business in the same plaza.

A man reported he was assaulted by two females following a road rage incident on Manchester Road May 19, which ended when the motorists stopped their vehicles in the parking lot of a grocery store. The females were gone when deputies arrived.

On May 20, deputies responded to a report of a fight at Logan Field, where a man reported a Cuyahoga Falls man assaulted him during a verbal altercation. Three witnesses confirmed the victim’s story, and the man was charged with assault and released with a court summons.

The manager of a Manchester Road gas station reported May 20 a woman used a credit card to purchase merchandise, a $50 gift card and three gift cards worth $105.95 each. After the woman left, the manager determined the credit card she used was fraudulent. Deputies are investigating.

Deputies investigated a May 22 report of endangering children at a Lakota Avenue residence, where an intoxicated male and female were caring for two children. Deputies determined the children had not been harmed, and they released them to a relative.

Employees of an automotive business on Manchester Road reported May 22 that someone stole scrap metal from the rear of the business.

On May 23, a South Arlington Road man reported a friend stole two laptop computers. Akron police received consent to search the person’s residence and vehicle, and the items were not located. The victim was referred to the prosecutor’s office.

Deputies are seeking the person who threw a can of soda from a red Pontiac on Cormany Road May 23, striking a woman’s daughter in the stomach. The victim was transported via EMS to Akron City Hospital for treatment.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: Security agents at an Arlington Ridge Road discount store reported May 17 a man went into a restroom, used a box cutter to remove packaging from a cell phone, concealed the phone in his clothing and left the store without paying. Summit County sheriff’s deputies found the phone packaging in the trash and stopped the Uniontown man outside the store. He was charged with theft and released with a court summons. The merchandise was returned to the store.

A Nine Iron Drive man reported May 19 he was a victim of a scam and sent a $1,500 money order to someone in another country.

Employees of the Akron-Canton Airport called deputies to the location May 19 when they found a female inside a secured area. She told deputies she scaled a fence to enter the area to escape her husband, who was abusing her. Deputies were unable to verify the statement. The female, who was carrying a volleyball and three golf balls, was charged with criminal trespassing and transported to a facility for a mental health evaluation.

A Hedgewood Drive man reported May 20 a riding lawnmower was stolen from his yard.

Deputies patrolling Graybill Road May 20 stopped a driver for a traffic violation and arrested a passenger for possession of drug paraphernalia and having an open container of beer in a vehicle after the North Canton man admitted possession of the items during a consent search of the vehicle.

A Robin’s Trace resident reported May 21 someone stole a gold necklace and bracelet, totaling $3,400, from his residence.

On May 21, an Akron woman reported someone stole prescription medication from her room at a Chenoweth Drive hotel.

Deputies investigated the theft of numerous tools from the garage of a South Main Street apartment complex May 23, when a man reported someone entered the garage and stole a tool bag, router kit, levels, three routers and other items.

A Leighton Drive man reported May 24 someone stole a $380 semiautomatic pistol from his home. He said several people were working in the yard and were in and out of the house during the time the item was stolen.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: An East Waterloo Road man reported May 22 that someone used his identity to file for an IRS tax refund.

On May 24, an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported two teens in a 2000 gold Chrysler Sebring threatened her and her passenger, and when she dropped her friend off at a Pressler Road location, they kicked her car, cut her convertible top and blocked her car in. She was eventually able to flee.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to activated alarms May 19 on Lahm Drive, May 20 on West Nimisila Road and May 24 on Channel Drive, and determined all were accidental.

A wallet found on Manchester Road May 21 by a Hermann Drive resident was eventually returned to the owner.

On May 25, a South Main Street man reported that while riding his bicycle on Manchester Road, an unknown motorist threw a cell phone at him. Police recovered the phone.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: A Buena Vista Drive man reported May 17 that the ignition in his car was damaged during an attempted theft.

A Brunk Road woman reported her 1996 VW Cabrio was stolen from her driveway May 19. She told police the keys were left in the car, but not in the ignition. The car was found the next day in a Uniontown park.

A Coach Lane man who fled from police during questioning was Tasered after a brief foot chase May 19. Police allegedly found drugs and drug paraphernalia on his person, and he was charged with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments, as well as obstruction.

On May 20, a Celia Avenue resident reported a video was tossed into her yard and someone wrote, “Have a nice yard” on her concrete driveway using a food item.

A Canton Road woman reported $150 in $1 bills was stolen from her purse May 20.

A Faylor Drive man reported May 21 that someone accessed his account to make $319 in unauthorized purchases.

Also that day, a Kubler Trail church reported someone made $368 in unauthorized purchases using the church credit card.

A 1999 tan Jeep Wrangler was reported stolen from a Hayne Road location May 21. Police entered the vehicle into a database of stolen vehicles.

Police are searching for a man who pumped $130 in gas at a Canton Road GetGo station using a Giant Eagle card May 21 and fled without paying.

On May 22, a Laverne Lane man was charged with assault after pushing a Hyland Drive man during an argument at a Canton Road gas station.

An East Waterloo Road woman reported the frame on a side door was damaged during an attempted break-in May 22.

Someone broke out a basement window on a vacant Killian Road home May 22 and entered the residence, but nothing was reported missing.

After being called to a South Arlington Road restaurant May 23, one man and two women, all from Tarson Terrace, were charged with disorderly conduct, and one of the women also was charged with possession of marijuana.

A Ronald Road man called police to report his 12-year-old son’s teacher allegedly grabbed the boy’s arm, causing some bruising, May 23 and his son said it was because he would not stop talking in class.

During a traffic stop May 23, a Crestline Drive man was charged with possession of drugs and carrying a concealed weapon (a knife), a Meadow Road man was charged with possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments and possession of criminal tools, and a Wyley Road man was charged with possession of drugs.

A $250 truck battery top post was stolen from a Krumroy Road location May 24.

On May 25, a Connecticut Court man reported he found the doors on his and his son’s car open as he was leaving for work and discovered a GPS unit, radar detector, CDs, a tackle box and lines, fishing poles, an extension cord, clothing and personal items had been taken.

A GPS unit also was stolen from another car on Connecticut Court that day.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

Editor’s note: 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 at 330-665-9595 or toll-free at 888-945-9595. To provide information on an alleged criminal act noted in this week’s report, call the appropriate police department.

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