South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: On July 1, a Manchester Road woman reported to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office she discovered one of her checks was missing, and a bank employee told her it had been cashed for $650. Deputies determined the victim’s ex-boyfriend used the forged check to purchase a motor vehicle. In addition to forgery and theft charges, the Akron man also was charged with theft of a motor vehicle.
Someone stole $500 from a vehicle outside a Bay Path Drive residence July 3.
An Akron man reported July 7 he and his son visited a friend at a residence on Ace Drive, where the man’s dog bit his son’s face, and he drove the child to a hospital, where his wound required stitches.
Deputies were called to a parking lot on Bevan Street July 8, when an intoxicated man was yelling obscenities and jumping on cars. He allegedly refused to follow officers’ instructions to go back inside his residence, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A Ponciana Drive woman reported July 8 her live-in boyfriend took her vehicle without her knowledge, and she was notified by the Akron Police Department that he had been arrested for DUI in that city and her car had been impounded.
The next day, deputies were investigating a report filed by a Penguin Avenue woman who said her Social Security disbursement was not deposited into her bank account and instead was deposited into the G.E. Capital account of an unknown person.
Deputies investigated reports of theft from two patrons of a Portage Lakes fitness center July 9, when two males reported cash and credit cards were stolen from their lockers by someone who used the cards to make unauthorized purchases.
A Sheraton Circle man reported July 10 that an unknown driver caused $200 damage to his mailbox post.
A Canvasback Circle man reported July 10 that a license plate was stolen from his vehicle.
Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road July 10 heard a disturbance at a restaurant and observed a man yelling profanities. The Uniontown man was arrested for possession of marijuana, which was found in his possession, and released with a court summons.
A Boat Drive woman reported July 11 that her neighbor has been cursing at her in the presence of her children and sending her unwanted text messages. Deputies contacted the suspect, who agreed to have no contact with the woman.
Someone stole two “no trespassing” and eight “no parking” signs from a yard on Portage Point Boulevard July 11.
An employee of a South Arlington Road restaurant reported $510 in cash was stolen from her vehicle while she worked July 11.
Two garage door openers stolen from a vehicle outside a Surfside Drive residence July 12 were later located in the victim’s yard.
Deputies investigated the burglary of a Fowler Avenue residence July 13, when residents reported someone entered and stole $1,500 in cash, jewelry worth $12,000, $5,000 in coins and other items.
On July 13, deputies investigated a burglary of a Woodview Drive residence, where an iPod, electronic items and gift cards were stolen and the victim’s car was damaged.
A Barberton man was charged with possession of marijuana, which was found during a traffic stop on Killian Road July 14. He was released with a court summons.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Killinger Road July 9 stopped a Clinton man for speeding and arrested him for possession of Oxycontin, Ecstasy and Adderall, which were found in the vehicle. He was taken to Summit County Jail and the drugs were confiscated.
An Akron man reported July 9 that cash and credit cards were stolen from his locker while he worked out at a Massillon Road fitness center.
Airline employees called deputies to Akron-Canton Airport July 9, when a Cleveland female became irate over missing a flight. Deputies provided her with information necessary to contact the airline’s customer service department, and she agreed to be scheduled on a later flight.
Employees of a Town Park Center restaurant reported July 9 a former employee, who was told not to return to the business, was there. Deputies advised him if he returned, he would be charged with trespassing.
The next day, deputies investigated reports of vehicle break-ins outside residences on Woodland Drive. Someone entered one vehicle and stole a cell phone and iPod, with a total value of $650. A second victim reported cash, a GPS, coats and jewelry were stolen from her vehicle.
A woman reported she went to a Massillon Road gas station July 12 for a routine custody exchange with the grandfather of her child. The child’s father, who has been ordered by the court to stay away from the child’s mother, showed up at the gas station. Deputies went to his home and arrested him for violation of a protection order after he admitted going to the gas station. He reportedly kicked a cruiser window during his arrest and was taken to the Summit County Jail.
An Apple Ridge Road man reported July 12 that his son advertised his items for sale on Craigslist without his permission. He also said two bicycles were stolen from his garage. Following an investigation, deputies arrested his son for theft and took him to the Summit County Jail. The suspect’s girlfriend, an Akron woman, was charged with theft and released with a court summons.
Employees of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store reported July 12 that a woman in the store appeared disoriented and was unsteady on her feet. After learning she had ingested 56 Xanax tablets within 24 hours, officers called EMS to transport her to a local hospital. Upon her release, she was charged with disorderly conduct.
A Canal Fulton woman reported July 13 her mother was a victim of an attempted phone scam perpetrated by an unknown caller who told the Camden Ridge Boulevard woman she won a lottery and convinced her to purchase $4,000 in gift cards, which she was to transfer to the caller. Her daughter assisted her, and the victim did not transfer the money and intended to refund the gift cards to get her money back.
Deputies contacted a Reminderville woman July 13, and advised her to cease all contact with a Long Road man who said she had been making unwanted calls and sending text messages to him.
Someone stole a mountain bike from outside a Massillon Road residence July 13.
A Christman Road resident reported July 13 that an unknown person stole a credit card and used it to make fraudulent purchases.
On July 15, a Meadowood Lane woman reported the passenger-side window of a vehicle outside her residence was smashed.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A scrap box and attachments were reported stolen from a Mohawk Street location July 5.
A Michaels Drive woman called police to report she was a victim of a scam July 7. The woman said she deposited a check for $1,650 she received into her account, and the bank called to tell her it was fraudulent, but someone used her information to withdraw money from her account.
A rock was thrown through the window of a Bristol Drive home July 7, breaking the window and damaging the blinds.
A Plaza Court man said he was walking down Lake Road July 7 when someone passing by struck him.
On July 10, a Second Street woman was bitten by a neighbor’s dog as it ran through her yard. Police forwarded a report to the dog warden.
The rear window of a car on Sunnyside Avenue was damaged when someone threw a rock at it July 10.
A Tallmadge woman’s unlocked car was entered July 11 while it was parked at a Canton Road restaurant where she worked, and her driver’s license and insurance were stolen.
Police are investigating a report filed July 13 by a 14-year-old Lakemore female who said she was walking home when a white or Hispanic man age 20 to 30 with spiked brown hair, a thin build, dark complexion, a sleeve tattoo on his left arm and wearing a black tank top and sunglasses on his head approached her and asked her if she wanted a ride home. She told police she ran off. The man was driving a small tan, boxy four-door car with clothing hanging in the rear. Another incident included an offer of candy to another child. Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakemore Police Department at 330-643-2181.
Police charged a Mohican Boulevard man with disorderly conduct for allegedly being intoxicated, combative, loud and yelling obscenities when they responded to the home about a disturbance July 15. The man reportedly was upset because someone at the home was trying to prevent him from getting into a car and driving home. He was issued a court summons and driven home by police. A Mayfair Road woman also at the party was charged with disorderly conduct. Police found she was intoxicated and acted aggressively toward them, and she punched the wall of a cell and banged her head on the wall. She was issued a court summons, and her mother picked her up from the police station.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: On July 9, a Greenridge Drive man reported his vehicle was scratched while it was at a Dustys Road parking lot.
A state identification card was found on West Nimisila Road July 12, but police were unable to contact the owner.
A Patricia Drive man reported July 13 that an iPod, cell phone, charger and GPS unit were stolen from his open garage.
A Shoreline Drive man was arrested July 15 on State Road for driving under the influence of alcohol. His BAC measured .17.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: A Laverne Lane woman reported she let her daughter stay over for the night July 3, and in the morning she found the daughter had left and taken $450 from her purse.
A South Arlington Road store reported several thefts July 5-10, including: two laptop computers valued at $1,676 taken by a white man driving a green station wagon and who may have left with two white females; and a $400 sweeper taken by a white man in a blue T-shirt, blue and white shorts who was with another white man, both of whom stood about 6 feet tall, had brown hair and weighed between 200 and 230 pounds. Also at the store, a Pennsylvania woman was charged with theft after taking $113 in items.
A $300 iPod was reported stolen July 7 from a Grace Road home.
A Coventry Street female reported two other teen females threatened to fight her and one pushed her around July 8.
A Massillon Road man reported someone hit him in the face while he was at an event on Canfield Road July 8.
The truck of a Canton Road man parked at a South Arlington Road store was entered, and a stereo system was stolen July 9.
On July 10, police charged a Mogadore Road man with domestic violence and criminal damaging after he got into an argument with his girlfriend while on Canfield Road. The man allegedly choked the woman and pushed her.
A Fritsch Avenue man reported July 10 that someone took a $1,500 golf cart from his yard. A witness reported seeing several juvenile males push the cart to an Albrecht Avenue garage. Police searched the garage and found the cart. The homeowner, her son and several youths are under investigation.
Someone broke a window on a Canton Road home to enter it July 10, but nothing was reported missing from the residence.
Also on that day, a car on Mogadore Road was entered and a GPS unit, music CDs, $20 and a fish knife were stolen. A window screen on the home also was raised in an attempt to enter it, but it was locked and the person failed to gain entry.
On July 11, a Darrow Road man reported he was kicked out of a Marion Avenue home, and when he returned to retrieve his belongings, he found them burned up in a fire pit.
A Linwood Road woman called police July 12 to report some blank checks had been stolen from her home and cashed.
Police were asked July 13 to meet with Summit County Children Services personnel at an Abington Road home for a possible methamphetamine lab. A search revealed six straws, a capped needle and a white powder residue in a baggie.
On July 14, a Coach Lane man was charged with theft, criminal damaging and disorderly conduct due to intoxication, and a Brandon Avenue man and Medic Avenue man were both charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to an incident at a Lee Drive residence, where the men reportedly were taunting the homeowner to come out and fight, and had entered a vehicle and caused some damage.
Police charged an Eva Walk woman with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments after finding drugs, needles and a shot glass with powder residue after responding to an incident July 15.
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