South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: A Ponciana Avenue woman reported Aug. 4 that her daughter observed a male acquaintance take her vehicle without her permission. Deputies located the vehicle a short distance from her home. The male had possession of the vehicle keys. No charges were filed.
Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling South Main Street Aug. 6 stopped an Akron woman for a traffic violation at the intersection of Killian Road. When asked whether she had contraband, she surrendered marijuana. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found other narcotics, charged her with two counts of possession of drugs and took her to the Summit County Jail.
A Cosmos Drive man called deputies Aug. 6 to report his live-in girlfriend came home intoxicated at 4 a.m. and was behaving in a belligerent manner. She refused to allow him to prepare for work and unplugged the phone when he attempted to call 9-1-1. When he did call for help, she reportedly assaulted him. The woman was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail, and the man filed for a temporary protection order.
On Aug. 6, deputies were called to a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence where a man who was possibly under the influence of a hallucinogenic substance was behaving erratically and destroying property. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Deputies arrested a Uniontown woman for possession of heroin and drug abuse instruments Aug. 7 following a traffic stop on South Main Street. A K-9 officer alerted deputies to the presence of drugs, and a search revealed the contraband inside a black bag.
Employees from the Coventry Road Department found items used to make methamphetamine lying along Whipple Drive Aug. 7. Officers from the county drug unit responded, took possession of the items and processed the scene.
A Highspire Avenue woman reported Aug. 7 her wallet, containing money and identification, was stolen from her vehicle, which was parked outside her residence.
Deputies investigated the burglary of a Lenty Road residence Aug. 7 after a woman reported someone broke in and stole numerous bottles of prescription medication, medical inhalers and several bottles of liquor.
A Dorwil Drive man reported Aug. 8 someone accessed his checking account and made an unauthorized withdrawal of $180.
A Snow Avenue resident reported Aug. 10 four bottles of Adderall were stolen from the residence.
On Aug. 11, an Organ Avenue man reported someone removed five “no trespassing” signs from his property and destroyed them.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: A Cottage Grove Road man reported someone entered his residence through an unlocked door July 27 while a female resident was sleeping on the sofa. The suspect went to an upstairs bedroom and stole a handgun and ammunition.
An Interstate Parkway automotive dealer reported Aug. 6 that someone entered the building and used unknown means to gain entry to several cabinets. It was undetermined how many items were stolen.
On Aug. 6, a man reported his iPhone was stolen, and a tracking system in the phone indicated it was at a Massillon Road professional office. Summit County sheriff’s deputies spoke to an Akron woman at the business, and she admitted taking the phone and damaging it. Charges were pending completion of an investigation.
An Akron man reported someone broke a window of his vehicle while it was parked outside a Massillon Road physician’s office Aug. 7 and ransacked the interior of the vehicle.
Deputies are seeking the person who shot out eight windows of a house on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road Aug. 7.
A Greenridge Road woman reported an unknown man entered her vehicle and stole money around 6 a.m. Aug. 8. He fled when she confronted him.
Someone shattered a sliding glass door of a residence on Brant Road Aug. 8.
A Sweitzer Road man reported Aug. 9 he filled two 5-gallon cans with gasoline and left them outside his garage for 30 minutes. He returned to find they had been stolen.
On Aug. 9, deputies investigated the burglary of a residence on High Point Drive, where a woman reported someone entered her home and stole jewelry from a locked safe. Deputies determined the combination lock on the safe was intact and the safe locked. A tray that had held the jewelry inside the safe was lying on top of the safe and it was empty. The victim said several people had been in her home, but no one else knows the combination to the safe.
Someone entered a South Arlington Road residence through an unlocked sliding door Aug. 9 and stole a tote bag, sandals, lunch bag and diabetic glucometer.
An employee of a South Main Street store reported Aug. 11 a man concealed DVDs and videos and left the store without paying. Deputies located the suspect outside the store, retrieved the items and arrested the man for theft. He was released with a court summons.
A woman reported Aug. 12 someone damaged her vehicle by scratching letters into the paint while it was parked on Glen Eagles Drive.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A Fifth Street woman reportedly was bitten on the leg by a neighbor’s dog Aug. 5, but the victim declined to file charges. Police forwarded a dog bite report to the Summit County dog warden.
Unlocked vehicles on Adella Avenue were entered Aug. 6, and prescription medicine, a flashlight and coins were stolen.
A Grace Road woman reported that a boy’s tan Huffy bicycle was stolen from outside a Canton Road location Aug. 6.
Also on that day, a South Street woman reported someone called her claiming to be from a computer company and wanting certain codes from her computer. After refusing to comply, the person threatened to kill her and told her he knows where she lives. Police are tracing the phone number.
On Aug. 7, an employee at a Canton Road store reported an unknown person scammed her of $60 after continuously asking for change for various denominations of bills.
Police found a homeless man wandering in and out of traffic on Canton Road Aug. 7, arrested him for disorderly conduct and transported him to an Akron detoxification center.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A set of keys was found on Renninger Road Aug. 4.
Police were summoned to State Park Drive Aug. 5 for a possible drowning. Witnesses reported someone jumped off a boat and was not seen again. The South Summit Dive Team also was summoned. In the investigation, police found a man running on a nearby road and another man trying to swim away from them. A 22-year-old Idalia Avenue man reportedly provided police with the wrong name and Social Security number and also said his 18-year-old brother was never on the boat. He was arrested for obstructing official business and disorderly conduct. His brother was reportedly found at home and smelled of alcohol, and he was arrested for inducing panic, obstructing official business and underage consumption.
A 26th Street man reported Aug. 10 that while his vehicle was in a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road parking lot, a laptop and car CD player valued at $900 were stolen.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: A Rhoadesdale Avenue woman reported Aug. 1 that someone has been coming into her home and taking things.
More than $4,600 worth of tools, including two chainsaws, a hammer drill, a rebar bender and a leaf blower, was reported stolen from a Gregory Drive man and a Commerce Street man Aug. 5.
A Mongoose bicycle was reported stolen from an Edith Avenue home Aug. 5.
Also on that day, police stopped a Delaware Avenue man wanted on a warrant, arrested him after a brief chase and charged him with resisting arrest and possession of drugs and paraphernalia after methamphetamine powder and a pipe were found in his car.
An Old Home Road woman was charged with child endangering Aug. 6 after police were called about six children, ages 4 to 8, seen playing in the street. The woman returned home while police were at the house, and she told them that she left them for two hours.
On Aug. 7, a Laverne Lane man reported his girlfriend took his 1994 white Dodge minivan without permission and may be driving to Missouri.
A red and white 1989 Chevy Camaro that was not running was left parked behind a High Grove Boulevard candy store for about two months, and on Aug. 7, its owner reported it was stolen, with the hood left behind on the ground.
Also on that day, an 8-foot flatbed trailer was reported stolen from a Columbine Avenue driveway.
Police charged a Milo White Drive man with domestic violence and underage drinking Aug. 8 after responding to a call that he was fighting with his mother. The woman reported her son broke items on the porch, refused to let her out of the house and kept hitting her car. She refused to sign charges of criminal damages.
More than $1,000 in tools were reported stolen from a South Arlington Road hardware store Aug. 8 by a white man 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing about 235 pounds, with brown hair and seen leaving in a gray Chevy station wagon.
On Aug. 10, a Day Street man and a Biruta Street man allegedly stole Internet tablets from the same store and fled but were stopped nearby by police. They told police they dropped the items in the parking lot of another store. The driver was charged with driving under suspension, and other charges are pending.
After a traffic stop Aug. 11, a Wilbeth Avenue man was charged with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments, as well as DUS and having fictitious plates, and a Flora Avenue woman passenger was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and arrested on a warrant. Police found several small vials of a liquid, 25 syringes and various forms of identification and a credit card belonging to other people in their car.
After another traffic stop Aug. 12, a Mohawk Drive woman was arrested on a warrant, and a man of the same address was charged with possession of drugs after a baggie of marijuana was found on his person.
After responding to a call about a fight on Monroe Falls Road Aug. 13, police charged a resident with DUS, trafficking, illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs, possession of criminal tools and illegal manufacturing of drugs after numerous items were found.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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