South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: The driver of a boat was stopped by Summit County sheriff’s deputies for violating a “no wake” regulation on the East Reservoir at Portage Lakes State Park June 24. A passenger who attempted to conceal drug paraphernalia was charged with its possession and released with a court summons. He surrendered the item and admitted he and other occupants of the boat had been smoking marijuana.
Deputies stopped the driver of a vehicle with an obstructed rear window on South Arlington Road June 26. A passenger attempted to conceal an item under the seat, and deputies determined it was a loaded handgun following a consent search of the vehicle. The passenger was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, and the driver, who reportedly continued to lie to deputies about the weapon, was charged with obstructing official business. Both Akron men were taken to the Summit County Jail.
A Boat Drive woman reported June 27 someone stole a lawn ornament from her backyard.
Deputies patrolling North Turkeyfoot Lake Road June 28 stopped a suspicious vehicle and arrested an Akron man on Akron warrants for domestic violence and assault. He was charged with possession of marijuana that was found in his pocket during his arrest and released to the Akron Police Department.
A Wymore Avenue woman reported June 28 her son’s medication was stolen from her residence.
On June 28, deputies investigated the burglary of an East Waterloo Road residence, where suspects entered and stole a $500 laptop computer. Officers found no sign of forced entry.
A Magnet Drive resident reported June 30 a male drove by the residence and made an obscene gesture to her granddaughter. The victim also reported an unknown person shot a bottle rocket at her house.
Deputies were called to a Cottage Grove Road residence June 30 when a woman reported an argument with her live-in boyfriend turned violent and he threatened to kill her and then fled before officers arrived. When he returned to the residence, he was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A State Mill Road man reported June 30 a neighbor threatened to harm him. Deputies contacted the neighbor, who denied making threats, and told both parties to avoid contact with each other.
Deputies investigated a vehicle break-in outside two residences on Dot Drive June 30, when two residents reported someone entered their vehicles during the previous night and stole money.
On July 1, a South Arlington Road resident reported a propane grill was stolen from the front yard.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: On June 21, a Highpoint Drive woman reported she allowed two strangers to enter her home to “look around.” When they left, she discovered a diamond ring was missing.
Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Liberty Park June 24 observed a male sitting in a vehicle after the park had closed. He admitted he had been drinking, and the 20-year-old Akron man was charged with underage drinking, possession of marijuana and having alcohol in a vehicle.
An Akron woman was charged with theft of shoes and clothing items from a South Main Street store June 26, and released with a court summons.
A man fled to the sheriff’s station June 27 to report he had been driving a vehicle on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road when the mother of his child, who was a passenger, punched him in the face repeatedly. When he went into the station, the woman fled on foot. Deputies found her hiding by a storage unit, and they arrested her for domestic violence and took her to the Summit County Jail. Green EMS treated the victim for multiple facial injuries.
On June 28, a Mayfair Road man reported two of his vehicle’s tires were damaged while it was parked in a residential lot. Deputies were called back to the location, when the victim reported a male and female threatened him in connection with the incident. The suspects said the victim was the one who made threats. No charges were filed, but the male and female were banned from the residential complex.
Deputies are seeking suspects who used a pellet gun to shoot a hole in the siding of a house on Saturn Drive June 28.
A Lindale Drive woman reported June 28 someone drove a vehicle through her yard and destroyed flower pots and a flower bed fence.
An Akron man was arrested for violation of a protection order June 29 and taken to the Summit County Jail after deputies found him at his mother’s South Main Street residence in violation of a court order prohibiting him from being there.
Deputies were called to a Massillon Road residence June 29 when a woman reported her live-in boyfriend punched her in the eye during an argument and dumped hot ashes on her. The victim was treated by Green EMS. When the suspect refused to come out of the residence, deputies issued a warrant for his arrest, and took him to the Summit County Jail on the charges later that day.
A Christman Road woman reported June 30 three vials of prescription medication and two rings were missing from her residence.
Deputies investigated a report of criminal mischief at a Christman Road residence July 1, when someone spray-painted obscene words and images on a tree, damaging it, and toilet-papered the property.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: Vehicles on Calvin Street and Plaza Court were entered June 17 and two GPS units, a DVD player and a headset were stolen.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A window on a car parked at a Manchester Road location June 22 was broken, and a purse containing a driver’s license and a credit card was stolen.
A West Turkeyfoot Lake Road home was entered June 22 and a BMX bike and a game system hard drive were stolen.
On June 23, a GPS unit and a roll of quarters were stolen from a car parked on Fulton Street.
A Smith and Wesson gun was found on Kungle Road June 23 and turned over to police.
Police charged a Manchester Road man with disorderly conduct after responding to a call about a domestic dispute June 23. Police determined he had smashed a car window during an argument, injuring a Barberton woman who was seated in the vehicle.
A Brooklawn Drive woman reported she was bitten on the neck and lip by a dog at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road home June 23 and required stitches.
Also on that day, police charged a Bay Drive man with theft after repeatedly taking his mother’s car without permission.
On June 25, police investigated a report of gross sexual imposition involving an 11-year-old girl and a grandfather. A report of the allegations was sent to Summit County Children Services.
The next day, a Sheridan Avenue man turned over an iPod found on Manchester Road, and police were able to return the item to its owner.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
SPRINGFIELD: A Samuel Road home was entered through a side door June 13 and $1,000 in cash, a 51-inch TV, a gun safe with a handgun and three rifles, as well as a Social Security card, were stolen.
A South Arlington Road restaurant employee reported a man and a woman ate at the establishment and left without paying a $80 bill June 14.
A Plaza Court woman was stopped by police June 14 and arrested on a warrant and also charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, as well as carrying a concealed weapon — a knife — found in the car.
On June 15, a Howard Lane man was arrested on a warrant and also charged with possession of drugs found during a tow inventory.
Twelve knives and two bottles of prescription medicine were stolen from a Meadowridge Road home June 17.
Police were called to a South Arlington Road restaurant June 17 for a man who was yelling about not getting the correct newspaper out of a box and wanting a refund. He was carrying a gun concealed in the newspaper. The man fled when he realized police were called. Police were able to locate the Grant Street man a short distance away and charged him with aggravated menacing and inducing panic.
A Fritsch Avenue garage was entered June 18 and a $450 bicycle stolen.
A Fair Lane man reported June 18 he believes his adult son, who was staying with him, stole $3,000, a book of coins and a dollar collection.
On June 19, a car on Linwood Road was entered and a GPS unit and phone charger were stolen.
A bicycle was stolen from a Lessig Avenue backyard June 19.
An employee at a Gilchrist Road business reported that one man who entered the store with a woman June 19 stole $88 in lottery tickets, which was caught on surveillance tape.
Also that day, police charged a 10 Street Southwest man and a Massillon man with theft after video surveillance showed the 10 Street Southwest man employed at the South Arlington Road store take $4,615 from his cash drawer and give it to the Massillon Road man.
On June 21, a Cleveland Avenue Northwest woman reported she was at a Canton Road parking lot when a man approached and demanded cash and her rings. The man and another who was standing nearby took $400 and four rings from her and left.
A Sherbrook Drive man reported to police June 21 that he wired $1,300 to a place in Rome after he got a call from someone who claimed to be his grandson telling him he had been in a traffic accident and needed the money to get out of jail.
A Milo White Drive woman and a Coventry female were charged with obstruction and the female was arrested on a warrant for being a runaway June 21. Police came to the Milo White home on a tip the female was there, but both tried to tell police that she was not.
A DeWalt Drive man reported June 22 that $80 was missing from his home and he believes a Front Street woman took it.
A Hillstock Avenue man reported June 23 that a Darrow Road woman used his bank account information to try to get a $2,500 cash advance, but the effort failed.
Change, medicine, a bicycle, a wallet with identification, a pocketknife, lighters, a GPS unit, an iPod and charger, cigarettes, a gym bag, two cameras, tobacco and a pipe, a lottery ticket, cologne and a round diamond were stolen from an Ewart Road man’s car June 23. Also that day, GPS units were stolen from a Wright Boulevard man’s car and from a Wilpark Drive woman’s car. Police arrested three Springfield juvenile males and charged them with theft and criminal trespass related to the incidents after finding them with the stolen items.
Police responded to a report by a Lavern Lane resident who reported being bitten by a neighbor’s dog but declined to file charges.
Police found a Donald Avenue man passed out behind the wheel of a running car in a grocery store parking lot June 24. They also noticed the car had some recent damage. The man was charged with failure to control and being under the influence while operating a vehicle. A white powder substance found in the car was sent for testing.
A truck parked at a Shady Acres Drive location was entered June 24 and medicine was stolen.
A Plymouth Drive man was charged with criminal damaging and underage consumption after police responded to a call about someone “turfing” lawns. The vehicle was found parked nearby with bushes in its grill, and the suspect eventually came out of hiding in a nearby home’s basement.
On June 25 during patrol, police noticed a ladder next to a broken second-story window at a gaming establishment on Canton Road. A K-9 unit was called to help search the place, and an employee was called to determine if anything had been taken. Nothing was found missing.
On June 27, a white man described as age 20-29, standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with brown hair and a goatee and brown eyes brandished a gun at a Canton Road gas station employee and demanded money after asking for a cigar. The man, who was wearing a hunter green hoodie and camouflage shorts, fled with $378.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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