South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to Portage Lakes Drive July 20 when an Akron man became intoxicated and fell outside a bar, striking his head on the pavement. He was transported to a hospital.
On July 20, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Lemar Drive residence where a woman and her brother were arguing over his use of illegal drugs and he reportedly assaulted her. He was transported to a hospital for a possible overdose. Upon his release from the hospital, he was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
An Akron man who was found staggering on Littledale Road July 21 was arrested on a warrant for violating a protection order. He and a male companion admitted they had just inhaled a substance for purposes of intoxication. They were charged with inhaling a harmful intoxicant.
On July 21, a Greenhill Road man reported money was stolen from his vehicle in the afternoon and later that evening, someone attempted to enter his home by turning a doorknob.
An intoxicated man found sleeping in the lobby of a Redcrest Lane apartment building at 4 a.m. July 22 was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to a hospital for detoxification.
Deputies investigated a July 27 report of a dog at large in the area of Littledale Drive, where the animal was reportedly roaming on other properties and nearby streets.
A Dorwill Drive woman reported July 31 that her boyfriend punched and shoved her after she told him to leave the residence. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of back pain. The man was arrested for assault and released with a court summons.
Deputies are seeking someone who entered a vehicle outside a Longacre Drive residence July 31 and stole a laptop computer, bag and accessories totaling $960.
A Roe Drive woman reported July 31 that a Smith and Wesson handgun was stolen from her residence. The woman later reported she found the weapon in her home.
Somone entered a Portage Lakes Drive apartment at 9 a.m. July 31 and stole $500 from a hiding place.
A Bender Avenue woman reported July 31 she observed a male and female pull a road sign from the ground and take it into a nearby residence. Deputies went to the home, and the suspects allegedly admitted taking the speed limit sign. They were charged with theft.
On Aug. 1, deputies investigated the burglary of a Lake Vista Drive residence, where suspects broke into the home and stole numerous coins and silver certificates, gold, diamond and sapphire jewelry, cash, gift cards, cameras, video games, frozen food and a DVD player, all totaling more than $9,000.
A Farr Road resident reported Aug. 4 that a vacuum salesman entered the home to perform a demonstration. When the salesman left, the resident noticed his $1,200 gold and diamond wedding ring was missing.
A South Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported a male acquaintance visited her home Aug. 4 and stole $700, an identification card, ring and bracelet while she was in the bathroom.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: A Wise Road man reported July 21 that security officers from his bank are investigating fraudulent activity that caused a loss of $6,000 from his account.
On July 22, a Bear Hollow Road man reported an Akron man at his residence attempted to assault him. The suspect agreed to leave the residence, and the victim declined charges.
Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a July 22 report stating someone entered a boat from the water at a Leighton Lane location and damaged the ignition in a failed attempt to steal the boat.
An engineer driving a train at a location off Pressler Road July 22 reported he was forced to make an emergency stop to avoid striking two people who were riding ATVs on the tracks. An Akron man was charged with driving under suspension. He and a Canton woman were charged with trespassing on railroad tracks, and their vehicles were towed from the scene.
A Christman Road woman reported Aug. 1 that she argued with a man over visitation of their child and he pulled a shotgun and pointed it at her. Deputies determined the weapon she claimed he used had not been removed from its storage place in several months.
On Aug. 1, a Cottage Grove Road woman reported someone broke into her residence while she was sleeping and stole a TV.
Deputies are seeking someone who entered a trailer at a Massillon Road gas station Aug. 2 and stole three flat screen TVs. The serial numbers of the TVs were entered into a national database for stolen items.
A Donegal Circle resident reported Aug. 2 that someone stole a 12-pack and a six-pack of beer from the garage.
Someone damaged the door lock of a vehicle in the parking lot of a Mayfair Road residential complex Aug. 2.
Also on that day, an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported a ladder, vacuum cleaner, battery charger, paint pan and brushes were stolen from his front porch.
A Massillon Road woman reported Aug. 3 that suspects obtained her bank account information and made an unauthorized withdrawal from her account.
Deputies are seeking the person responsible for vandalism Aug. 3 at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road golf course, where a vehicle caused $5,000 in damage by turfing greens and other areas of the course.
A Provens Drive woman reported Aug. 4 that someone entered her vehicle and stole $380.
A worker at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road factory reported Aug. 5 that someone entered his locker and stole $120.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: The driver’s side door of a vehicle on Lake Road was splattered with paint July 30, but the owner stated he was able to wash it off.
A car on Chaucer Circle was entered July 30, and a GPS unit, sunglasses and a store rewards card were stolen.
Also on that day, a 42-inch TV was stolen from a home on Pawnee Boulevard.
Police are investigating a South Street man after an Ewart Road woman reported July 31 that he inappropriately touched her teen daughter.
On Aug. 1, a man apparently used the rewards card of an Independence man to pump $54 worth of gas at a Canton Road gas station and left without paying for it.
Vehicles on Adella Avenue were entered Aug. 2, and a guitar amplifier and two-way radio were stolen.
A vehicle on Michaels Drive also was entered Aug. 2, and $15 worth of coins was stolen.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Whyem Drive woman was arrested July 31 at her residence for domestic violence and resisting arrest. Police responded to a report of a drunken person who was out of control and who reportedly threw a chair and ripped a phone from the wall. When police came, the woman threatened to harm herself and allegedly kicked and screamed at the officer. She was warned several times before being tased by police and then taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
A window of a Coleman Drive business was reported broken July 30, causing $500 worth of damage.
While on patrol Aug. 4 on Manchester Road, police found a man with a warrant out of the Kent Police Department and transferred him there.
Someone used a counterfeit $50 bill at a West Nimisila Road business Aug. 4.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: Three people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store between July 23 and Aug. 3, including: a Coventry juvenile male for taking $11 in cold tablets and who was released to his mother; a Salem Avenue man for taking a gun, ammunition and memory cards valued at $125; and a Ranney Street man for taking a $428 TV.
A Proctor Road woman reported that while she was away on vacation July 27, her son let two friends stay at her house. When she got home, she discovered $5,000 in jewelry missing.
On July 28, a Massillon woman working at a Canton Road fast-food restaurant reported that her $150 cell phone was stolen.
A Linwood Road woman also reported a theft that day. She told police that one of her tenants and his acquaintance stole 76 DVDs and sold them at a pawnshop.
Twenty landscape lights were reported stolen from a Mayfair Road yard July 28.
The next day, a riding mower was stolen from an Alta Vista Avenue yard.
A vehicle on Swinehart Road was entered and a laptop was stolen July 29.
A South Sagebrush Northeast woman reported someone stole her purse, which was sitting in a cart, while she was loading bags into her car in the parking lot of a South Arlington Road store July 29.
On July 30, a Buena Vista Drive man reported that while his daughter was home alone, a neighbor entered the house and walked past her room, but he ran out when he noticed her.
Change was stolen from two cars parked on Meadowridge Road July 30.
The next day, two teen females at an Ellet Avenue home called 9-1-1 after hearing someone walking up the stairs. The person fled when he heard them calling police.
On Aug. 1, an employee of an East Waterloo Road business reported that a $100 tow chain was stolen.
A Fenn Street man reported a security box with $2,300 and a chain saw and Sawzall were stolen Aug. 1.
Also on that day, a Garfield Street woman reported her wallet, with $575, a driver’s license, bank and credit cards and a Social Security card, was stolen while she was at an East Waterloo Road grocery store.
A man in Florida reported Aug. 2 that $12,750 in items in his Chenoweth Road storage locker were missing.
A Fritsch Avenue woman called police to report that while she was shopping at a South Arlington Road home hardware store Aug. 2, her wallet, containing a driver’s license, Social Security card and bank and credit cards, was either lost or stolen.
Police charged a Coach Lane man with aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon after he allegedly threatened to cut a neighbor and burn down his trailer Aug. 2.
A cell phone and charger were reported stolen from a vehicle on Abington Road Aug. 2.
While on patrol at 2:23 a.m. Aug. 3, police noticed two juvenile males from South Akron and Worthington emerge from the woods behind a fast-food restaurant on Canton Road. When the boys fled, police gave chase and apprehended them. They were charged with unruliness and released to a parent.
A Canton Road man reported that while he was shopping at a South Arlington Road home hardware store Aug. 3, his rear license plate was stolen.
A Kent juvenile female was charged with assault after she reportedly hit a Springfield juvenile male and pushed him down stairs Aug. 3.
Also on that day, a vacant Bridger Road home was entered and copper pipes were stolen, damaging the interior walls.
Police responded to a call about a 2-year-old wearing only diapers and walking around alone in the parking lot of a Coach Lane trailer park Aug. 4. They were able to find his home and found the father passed out and the mother asleep at a home nearby. A 9-month-old was found asleep in a crib. After consulting with a legal prosecutor, no charges were filed, but Summit County Children Services was called in to investigate further.
Also on that day, police arrived at an Oakes Drive home to investigate a report of a possible methamphetamine lab operation. After a search, a meth lab was discovered. An Akron man and Springfield woman at the residence were charged with assembly to manufacture drugs, and the woman was additionally charged with felony child endangering for having her 6-year-old child onsite. The adults were taken to the Summit County Jail, and the child was released to family members.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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