South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a park on Portage Lakes Drive June 24, when a man reported an Akron man threatened to harm him. The suspect denied the allegation, and the victim left the park.
A 16-year-old female reported she was walking on Robinson Avenue at 7 p.m. July 1, when a male in a black SUV stopped beside her and attempted to get her into the vehicle. She ran into a wooded area and the suspect drove away.
A Penguin Drive woman reported July 1 that her ex-boyfriend used a key to enter her residence without her permission and take a flat-screen TV and laptop computer. Deputies contacted the suspect, who returned the items, and the victim declined prosecution.
Deputies investigated a July 2 report filed by a Vaughn Drive resident who said someone entered an unlocked garage and stole a dirt bike and other items.
On July 6, deputies contacted a Hudson man and advised him to have no contact with a Woodcrest Drive man who reported the suspect was sending him unwanted text messages and calling him.
A Bender Avenue man reported July 6 that the tailgate was stolen from his pickup truck between midnight and 6:30 a.m.
A Cottage Grove Road man reported July 6 that his neighbor’s dog entered his yard. Deputies contacted the dog owner, whom they had given a warning to keep her dogs confined or she would be charged. The Viola Avenue woman was charged with failure to control her dogs and released with a court summons.
Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Mallard Point Drive residence July 6 after a woman reported her husband punched and kicked her during an argument. Deputies observed minor injuries on the victim, who said she was pregnant. She was transported to a hospital, and the male was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Also on July 6, deputies responded to a residence for a report of burns to an 18-month old child. The child was transported to the hospital and an investigation determined that a Coventry man poured hot water on the child. The 27-year-old man was charged with felonious assault and endangering children. On July 10, the man’s live-in 25-year-old girlfriend also was charged with endangering children and obstruction, and warrants were issued for her arrest.
An Akron driver was stopped at a DUI checkpoint on Manchester Road July 7. Deputies noticed an odor of marijuana in his vehicle. He surrendered marijuana to deputies and was charged with its possession and with driving under suspension.
A Killian Road man reported July 7 that someone kicked in the door of his garage. Nothing was reported missing.
Someone smashed the passenger-side window of a vehicle at an Alfred Road residence July 7.
On July 8, a man and a woman reported they were leaving a Portage Lakes bar when they were approached by a man who identified himself as a federal police officer from Florida and ordered them to show identification. When the woman asked to see his identification, he shoved her. He also told deputies he was a federal police officer. The Akron man was arrested for assault and impersonating a police officer and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A Lockwood Road woman reported July 8 that someone used a sharp object to puncture the side of her swimming pool.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: On June 28, three individuals from Green and one each from Barberton and Columbus and three South Akron businesses were indicted for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and trademark counterfeiting of clothing, shoes and handbags after a Feb. 23 search warrant was conducted at the three South Akron businesses. One of the three Green suspects and the Barberton suspect were arrested July 5, and warrants for the arrest of the other three were issued.
On July 1, Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling South Main Street stopped the driver of a vehicle with a cracked windshield. When asked whether he had any contraband, he surrendered marijuana and was charged with drug abuse and released with a court summons.
A Mayfair Road man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail July 2 after his wife reported he assaulted her during an argument at their residence.
Deputies responded to a disturbance at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road bar July 3 after a Canal Fulton man reported a North Canton man assaulted him. Witnesses stated the suspect attempted to assault other patrons at the bar and succeeded in assaulting another victim, who left before officers arrived. The Canal Fulton man declined prosecution.
An employee of a South Arlington Road restaurant reported July 3 that she saw a white man throw a bag of marijuana into a trash receptacle outside the business. Deputies confiscated the bag as evidence.
On July 5, deputies were seeking the person who stole a five-foot cement alligator from a yard on Massillon Road.
Around 12:30 a.m. July 5, deputies stopped an Akron man who was in an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road park after hours. A consent search of his vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia, and he was charged with its possession and released with a court summons.
A Knollwood Road man reported July 5 he heard a noise at the rear of his residence. Deputies found a bullet hole in the siding and retrieved a spent round, which caused $400 in damage.
A woman reported her cell phone was stolen from a Greensburg Road location where she works July 6. She tracked the phone and contacted a co-worker, who admitted taking the phone and revealed its location. Deputies retrieved the phone from the suspect, who admitted she erased all data from it. She was charged with theft and released with a court summons. The phone, which had been immersed in water and was no longer working, was returned to the victim.
A Wise Road man reported he returned home the afternoon of July 6 to find a strange man standing in his dining room. When he confronted the suspect, the man fled in a gray Chevy Cavalier bearing a temporary license tag. The suspect, who had a tattoo of flames on his arm, damaged a doorframe and deadbolt, and stole a diamond ring and gold necklaces and bracelets.
The owner of a business on International Parkway reported July 7 that someone cut a fence to enter the property and break into nine trailers. The victim was compiling a list of missing items.
Employees of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road gas station reported July 7 that an unknown female pumped gasoline worth $74.52 into a vehicle and left without paying for it. Deputies identified the suspect, located the Akron woman and charged her with theft.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A Lake Road home was entered June 18 and a camcorder, jewelry and coins were stolen.
An Ackers Avenue woman reported June 29 that her cat returned after being missing for several days with an injured front left leg. A vet had to amputate the leg because it had been shot with a high-powered pellet gun.
On July 2, a Sanitarium Road resident reported the rear window on his car was shot with a pellet gun.
Police responded to a Plaza Court home July 3 after a woman reported her nephew threatened to assault her and kill her and her grandchildren. She declined to sign charges, but police found he had warrants out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence. The 38-year-old East Waterloo Road man was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.
A Main Street woman reported July 9 that her upstairs neighbor, who was intoxicated, acted in an aggressive manner after she asked him to keep the noise down. She told police he had been stomping and playing loud music in the apartment above her. He also threw a chair out the window. The woman refused to sign charges.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Troon Drive man reported June 28 that 40 feet of copper tubing valued at $500 was taken from an air-conditioning unit at a Center Road residence.
Police are investigating the theft of cash and checks from a Renninger Road woman June 29 after her name was apparently forged on $8,700 worth of checks.
A Myers Road man reported June 30 that someone placed a plastic bottle in his yard that exploded, causing damage to his landscaping.
On June 30, a Swigart Road woman reported her dog, valued at $450, was taken from her residence. The next day, a West Nimisila Road woman reportedly found the dog alongside the road, and the dog was returned to the owner.
Two men were arrested on Manchester Road July 1 following a traffic violation. The Houston Road driver was arrested for an insurance violation. Police reportedly saw the passenger, a Harpster Avenue man, toss a bag containing green vegetable matter out the window, and he allegedly admitted it was his. He was arrested for possession of drugs.
A Whyem Drive man reported July 1 that an unknown person called saying the man’s son was arrested in Ecuador. The man reportedly wired $5,779 via Western Union and later discovered this was a scam.
A Clinton Street man was arrested for possession of drugs July 5 on Center Road. During the vehicle inventory, police reportedly found a bag of marijuana.
A Fayette Avenue man reported July 6 he lost his license plate.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: Five people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store between June 14 and July 7, including: South Akron and Coventry juvenile females for each taking $9 in jewelry; a South Akron juvenile male for taking $25 headphones, and who also had a number of old coins, which he said he found on the street; and a South Arlington Road woman for taking $79 in items and a South Akron juvenile female for taking $61 in items. Also at the store, an Overlook Drive man who was banned from the premises for a previous theft was charged with criminal trespass after he was found inside.
An employee at a Canton Road furniture business reported a North Jenkins Boulevard woman wrote a check for $1,495 on a closed bank account. Police are investigating.
A Catawba Avenue man who fled from police during questioning was apprehended and charged with disorderly conduct June 25.
A Springfield juvenile male was charged with underage consumption after he was found walking along the street and admitted to drinking three beers June 25.
During a traffic stop June 25, an Evers Street woman was charged with possession of marijuana after it was found in her possession.
On June 26, an Albrecht Avenue church representative called police to report a side window on a bus had been broken.
A Maxfli Drive homeowner reported June 26 that someone shot golf balls at the rear of his house and shed, damaging the siding.
A mailbox and post on East Waterloo Road were broken June 27.
On June 28, a Coach Lane woman called police about a woman who threatened to beat her up. The woman was gone when police arrived.
The side of a Lessig Avenue house was spray-painted with silver metallic paint June 28.
Also that day, an Ambre Drive woman reported she sent $2,111 to Western Union after someone called claiming to be her nephew and that he had been arrested.
Police investigated a report of identity theft June 30 after a Hillstock Avenue woman reported her bank called about suspicious activity and then she discovered her debit card and prescription medicine missing from her home.
A South Arlington Road business employee reported someone switched price tags to take $975 in copper piping June 30.
A Utica Avenue man found asleep in a ditch at Old Home and McAllister roads was charged with disorderly conduct and transported home June 30.
During a traffic stop July 1, police noticed an odor of marijuana in the vehicle of a Delaware Avenue man and charged him with possession of drugs when the substance was found in the car.
During a traffic stop July 1, an East Ford Road woman was found to be driving under suspension and with prescription medicine. When she had not produced a prescription for them by July 6, police issued warrants for her arrest on possession of drugs.
An East Waterloo Road business employee reported $325 worth of car parts was stolen July 2.
Police responded to a report of drinking and driving July 2 and found a Derling Road man at a South Arlington Road business with empty beer cans in the vehicle. He was charged with having open containers of alcohol in a moving vehicle.
During a traffic stop July 3, police asked a Saxon Avenue man about weapons, and he responded he had none, but a fishing knife in a side door by his foot was found in the car. The man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
A Samuel Road man reported July 3 that his identification was used to open a credit card and make an unauthorized purchase.
On July 4, a Howard Lane man reported four hubs for a semi-trailer and a radiator were stolen from his yard.
A $200 pop-up tent was reported stolen from an Ambre Drive yard July 5.
A Pickle Road man who said he was kicked out of his parents’ home was found asleep in a Bridger Road yard July 5. Police found three hypodermic needles on him and charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass.
Police responded to a call about a fight on Canfield Road July 7 and charged a South Akron juvenile male with disorderly conduct.
An Onondago Trail man found intoxicated and using a shotgun in the yard July 8 was charged with disorderly conduct and arrested on an active warrant out of the Brimfield Police Department.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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