South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to a South Main Street residence May 19, arrested a woman on a warrant for possession of drugs and took her to the Summit County Jail.
The owner of an automotive business on Killian Road reported May 25 someone stole batteries from two vehicles on the lot the previous night.
Deputies investigated the burglary of a South Arlington Road business May 25 after someone broke a glass door, damaged an ATM machine and dragged it to the corner of the parking lot. Officers contacted the business owner and the owner of the ATM machine to determine how much money was stolen.
Someone attempted to gain entry to a Manchester Road business May 25 by cutting phone lines and prying open a rear door.
Also on that day, deputies observed an Akron man walking along North Turkeyfoot Lake Road while carrying an open container of beer, which he reportedly tossed into some weeds when he saw them. He was charged with having an open container of beer in public and taken to the Summit County Jail on an outstanding warrant.
Deputies patrolling state Route 93 at 1 a.m. May 26 stopped a driver for lane violations. He failed a field sobriety test, and the Akron man was charged with DUI and possession of drugs and paraphernalia found in the vehicle. He was released with a court summons and the vehicle was towed to an impound lot.
An Akron woman stopped on South Main Street for driving without headlights on her vehicle at 1:50 a.m. May 26 was charged with driving under suspension and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for driving under suspension.
An Elmo Street man called deputies to his home May 26 regarding a Barberton female who allegedly threatened to shoot him with a pellet gun, then used the weapon to shoot his truck. She also reportedly dropped her pants and bared her buttocks to him. Several witnesses confirmed the victim’s report. The woman was arrested for criminal damaging, menacing and public indecency and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Also that day, deputies stopped a Stow man for a traffic violation on Portage Lakes Drive, charged him with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and released him with a court summons.
The manager of a Potts Drive group home called deputies May 29 when a male resident reported another resident assaulted him. A worker at the facility said he saw the complainant hit himself several times. No charges were filed.
A Maryland Avenue woman reported May 29 that someone stole a blank check from her desk drawer, forged her signature and cashed it for $160.
Deputies were reviewing surveillance video footage from a Portage Lakes Drive amusement business after someone attempted to enter through a first-floor window May 30.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported May 17 that someone forced open her storage locker and stole two blue bins containing sports memorabilia.
A Moore Road woman reported May 18 that someone used her identity to make purchases through the mail.
Summit County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a report filed May 24 by a Pennsylvania woman, who said she was leaving an Akron bar when a group of unknown males invited her to ride on a party bus with them. She is unable to remember anything that happened after she consumed a drink on the bus. She awoke the next morning to find she was lying in a hotel room and her clothing had been removed. She was transported to a sexual assault crisis center.
On May 25 deputies investigated the theft of a 2011 Chevy Silverado from a location on Townhouse Lane. A toolbox and fuel cell were in the truck bed.
An employee of Akron-Canton Airport reported May 25 that someone smashed the windshield of his vehicle while it was parked in an employee lot.
Someone broke the rear window of a truck parked outside a Wise Road residence May 25.
Deputies are seeking a man who stole three cases of beer from an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road gas station May 25 and fled in a silver Hyundai.
The next day, deputies investigated damage done to vending machines at Greensburg and Boettler parks on Massillon Road.
A Massillon Road woman reported May 27 that her boyfriend punched and kicked her until she was unconscious following an argument at their residence. He also allegedly took her cell phone to prevent her from getting help and shoved a bottle of mouthwash into her mouth, burning her mouth and throat. She said he continued assaulting her for two days until he left and she called for help. The victim was transported to Akron General Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. Deputies located the suspect, arrested him for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail.
Someone stole a digital camera from a vehicle at a Massillon Road location May 28.
Deputies charged a Sawgrass Drive man with domestic violence May 28 after his girlfriend reported he struck her in the mouth. The suspect denied striking the victim, who had a visible lip injury and bloody mouth. She declined charges and refused to sign a motion for a protection order. Deputies arrested the suspect and charged him with a felony due to a previous conviction for the same crime. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.
The night of May 31, deputies patrolling Interstate 77 stopped an Akron woman for a traffic violation and arrested her for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana that was found in the vehicle. She was released with a court summons.
On June 1, deputies attempted to stop a driver speeding on Raber Road. The driver sped away, swerved into a field to miss an oncoming semi-truck and fled on foot. He was apprehended shortly afterward and found with a backpack containing a loaded handgun. The Canal Fulton man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon under disability, cited for traffic violation and taken to the Summit County Jail.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A Lakemore female reported May 23 that a Green female followed her home from work, got out of the car, yelled and screamed at her and taunted her to fight.
A Ghent Court resident reported May 25 that someone cut a window screen and entered to steal $1,800 in items.
Prescription medication and $130 was reported stolen from the purse of an Erie Avenue woman who left the purse in an unlocked vehicle May 25.
Police charged a Grove Road man with disorderly conduct May 26 after they were called to a Canton Road gaming establishment and found him yelling and screaming profanity.
A Mayfair Road woman was charged with inducing panic after police responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding an incident on Frank Street, where she yelled out “he has a gun,” indicating her boyfriend. Police found the man did not have a gun with him at the time.
A $1,000 laptop was reported stolen from the car of a Bennington Court woman while she was parked at a Downtown Akron business May 28.
On May 29, police investigated a Frank Street man who, while at a Park Drive park, allegedly made threats to kill a Mount View man, his son and their dog and also burn down their house.
A $300 motor was reported stolen from the front of a garage of an Albrecht Avenue home May 29.
A Canton Road store employee reported that a woman took $70 in items and left without paying May 30.
Also on that day, a 15-year-old male from Springfield was charged with theft, criminal trespass, unruliness and criminal mischief after he was caught in a Heron Point backyard at 2:40 a.m. allegedly attempting to steal a $400 kayak. The owner also reported his electrical box had been tampered with.
On June 1, another Heron Point resident reported that someone stole his $550 canoe and oars from the dock of the allotment.
Police began investigating a case of arson involving a Church Street home that caught on fire June 4.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Renninger Road man was arrested for driving under the influence on West Nimisila Road May 22. Witnesses reported the man drove through a stop sign and nearly missed hitting three school buses. Police found the man near his vehicle allegedly counting change to purchase beer.
On May 29, a Gable Avenue man also was arrested for driving under the influence and had a BAC of .17 after being stopped for a traffic violation on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road.
A vehicle drove into an ice-making machine at a Manchester Road business May 31, causing damage.
A 14-year-old New Franklin female was arrested for domestic violence and unruly juvenile offenses June 1 on Manchester Road. A Center Road woman was reportedly driving the girl to the police department for unruly behavior when the girl grabbed the woman’s arm and used offensive language. The girl was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: A construction company employee working at a South Arlington Road store reported $16,000 worth of tools and equipment was taken from the site May 24.
A Rex Lake Drive man was charged with theft May 25 after allegedly stealing nine bottles of perfume from a South Arlington Road store that he told police he was going to sell for money.
Three people where charged with theft May 25 after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store, including a Massillon Road man and a Springfield juvenile male for taking a video game and candy and an East Archwood Avenue woman for taking $148 in items. On June 1 at the store, employees reported a woman cut a $27 bottle of perfume from its package and fled in a 2008 silver Hyundai Elantra. Police are tracking the license plate number to identify her.
A Wilpark Drive woman reported her purse, containing a Social Security card, driver’s license, credit cards, medical cards, a checkbook and $18, was stolen from her car while she was at a Canton Road garden center May 26.
Also on that day, a Thomas Road woman reported that while she was parked at a Coach Lane residence, her rear license plate was stolen.
A Maryguard Drive man reported he left his wallet with $220 in cash on the roof of his car and drove off from a Canton Road gas station May 26. When he returned to retrieve it, it was gone.
Police charged an Ewart Road man with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing May 27 after they were called to a Coach Lane home regarding an unwanted visitor who refused to leave.
A Pressler Road woman reported someone scratched the word “hoe” on her car and deflated the two front tires May 27.
A Samuel Road home was entered May 27, but nothing was taken.
A Columbine woman called police May 27 to report she fell asleep while a health care aide was at the home, and when she awoke she found her purse, with $200, a debit card, vehicle registration and title, a driver’s license and Social Security card, was missing.
A Krumroy Road man reported his neighbor discharged a gun five to six times while he was walking along the border of his property May 29. He also told police that he filed a similar charge in 2007 after the man pointed a gun at him, and the two have argued since then.
A Samuel Road man reported May 29 that his wife, whom he has been separated from for several years, came to the home and his children let her in, despite being told not to. He also said she took $5,750 in paychecks.
A Pontius Road man found intoxicated next to his bicycle, which appeared to be damaged in a road accident, was transported to the hospital and was charged with disorderly conduct May 29.
During a traffic stop May 30, an Avers Drive man observed driving left of center was found to be driving under suspension and also was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
A Helmsdale Drive woman reported $2,550 in jewelry went missing May 30 after a home health aide came to the home to care for her husband.
A South Arlington Road gas station owner called police May 31 to report someone had entered the business. Video surveillance showed a man cutting the alarm wire. The owner found a gun and $188 missing.
A South Arlington Road hotel employee called police May 31 after smelling an unusual odor from one rental unit. Police charged an Ackely Street with abusing harmful intoxicants after he was found with toluene, a paint thinner.
An employee of a Die Gem Way business reported 1,000 trash bags and a generator were stolen May 31.
On June 1, two Akron juvenile males were charged with failure to comply, obstruction and receiving stolen property. The two, along with an Akron juvenile female who police were searching for, allegedly stole a car and refused to comply during an attempted traffic stop.
A Russet Lane woman was charged with menacing after allegedly threatening to beat up a pregnant Clayben Drive woman June 1.
A Heron Point woman reported the rear window of her van was broken while she was parked at an East Waterloo Road business June 1. Nothing appeared to be missing.
A Ronald Road woman whom police later discovered was on probation, driving under suspension and wanted on a warrant out of Akron, was stopped for a cracked windshield June 2. She was charged with obstruction for reportedly refusing to cooperate during her arrest.
On June 3, a Coach Lane woman reported two female acquaintances attacked her, scratching her neck and arms, and also damaged her car. Police are investigating.
A $2,900 gold and diamond ring was reported missing by a Farmdale Road man, who was in the process of moving June 4.
An Abington Road man was charged with domestic violence and assault after witnesses confirmed he pushed his live-in girlfriend and body-slammed her to the ground June 4.
Also on that day, a Ravenna woman was charged with theft after allegedly stealing $260 in items from an East Waterloo Road grocery store.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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