South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to a Portage Lakes Drive location Aug. 25 and arrested a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road man on a warrant for prohibited purchases of pseudoephedrine.
On Aug. 27, police responded to a disturbance at a South Main Street residential facility and arrested three Georgia men for disorderly conduct due to intoxication.
Deputies investigated a report of robbery filed by a Woodcrest Avenue couple who said they rode around their neighborhood searching for a place to buy heroin Aug. 30. They were in a rented vehicle with three suspects whose last names they did not know. The victims said the three suspects took their rented vehicle by force and left. They were unable to remember where they rented the vehicle.
While investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle at a South Main Street location Aug. 31, deputies detected an odor of marijuana in his vehicle. The Akron man surrendered a bag of marijuana to officers and was arrested for its possession.
An Akron man who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on Carnegie Avenue Sept. 3 was arrested for possession of marijuana.
The owner of a pickup truck parked on Hanna Parkway Sept. 4 reported the vehicle’s side rails were stolen from the bed of the truck.
Deputies investigated a burglary at a Cottage Grove Road residence Sept. 4. Suspects had entered through a second-floor back door and stole audio equipment, video games and accessories.
Deputies responded to a call that a woman passed out in the roadway on Lakota Drive Sept. 6. The woman, who was highly intoxicated, was evaluated by EMS and released. She was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication, and a neighbor drove her home.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: Following a traffic stop on Greensburg Road Aug. 31, a North Canton man was arrested by Summit County sheriff’s deputies for possession of marijuana, which was found in his pocket during a pat-down search.
A witness reported he saw a man strike a woman in a Mayfair Road parking lot Sept. 1 and throw her to the ground. Several other witnesses confirmed the account. The victim was transported to a hospital, and the Akron man was arrested for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Also on Sept. 1, suspects broke into a vehicle outside a Wildflower Avenue residence and stole $50.
Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Massillon Road bar Sept. 2 and found a patron involved in a physical altercation with a friend. The Uniontown man refused to cooperate with officers, who handcuffed him and placed him in a cruiser until his brother arrived to take him home. When deputies released him from the handcuffs, he reportedly became aggressive toward them, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A Graybill Road man reported Sept. 4 he left his house for several hours and returned to find the door of the residence broken and several pieces of jewelry missing. Deputies found a tire iron someone used to gain entry to the residence and took it as evidence.
Suspects broke into a vehicle on Cherrywood Way Sept. 4 and stole a computer belonging to a school.
The manager of a Greensburg Road business reported Sept. 4 that suspects cut a fence to gain access to the business, entered several recreational vehicles and stole $10,000 in items, including four TVs, two radios and a sofa, and caused more than $2,000 worth of damage to the fence. Detectives are investigating.
An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported her live-in boyfriend slapped her face during an argument Sept. 5. Deputies arrested him for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail.
A Spyglass Way resident returned from vacation Sept. 5 to find a $4,400 ring missing.
The owner of a Massillon Road business reported Sept. 6 the driver of a vehicle entered the parking lot, ran over 20 feet of aluminum siding, causing $400 damage, and sped away.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: Police officers responded Aug. 29 to a call from a school bus driver who reported neither parent of 8- and 6-year-old siblings were at the stop to pick up their children. When contacted by phone, the Neiman Street man and woman stated a teen son was supposed to pick up the children. The mother of one child was contacted by phone, and both children were released to her. Police issued warrants for the Neiman Street couple on charges of child endangering. The man was arrested Sept. 8 and the woman was arrested the next day, and both were taken to the Summit County Jail.
On Aug. 31, a Springfield juvenile male was charged with possession of drugs, and two Akron males were charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after police discovered the three smoking marijuana.
A Neale Street woman also was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after police found her with prescription medicine, a snort tube and a crushed pill in a vial at a local park Aug. 31.
Police charged an Ellet Avenue man with disorderly conduct due to public intoxication Aug. 31. He reportedly was seen crossing the road in front of traffic and then falling in the roadway.
Also on that day, a car parked in a high school lot was entered and a GPS unit, radio and two cameras were stolen. A GPS, cigarettes and money were stolen from a car on Michaels Drive the same day, and on Sept. 3, sunglasses were stolen from a car on Chaucer Circle. After an investigation, police found some of the items to be in the possession of two juvenile males, one from Lakemore and the other from South Akron.
A birdbath was stolen and patio door glass was broken at a Chaucer Circle home Aug. 31.
A Canton Road business owner reported Aug. 31 that someone hotwired a forklift and damaged it, stole a generator and cut extension cords.
The next day, four rims and tires were stolen from a Lakeside Drive yard.
On Sept. 9, police found a Thursby Road man passed out in the passenger seat of a vehicle parked in a Canton Road plaza lot. Police also found a silver box with drug abuse instruments and heroin on his lap. A Wilbeth Road woman arrived at the scene and tried to hide some items. Police checked the trunk of the vehicle and found items to manufacture methamphetamine. Both were charged with illegal assembly to manufacture meth and possession of drugs and were booked into the Summit County Jail.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Tartlton Avenue man reported Sept. 1 that $161 was charged on his credit card for purchases made at a store in Texas.
An East Nimisila Road woman was arrested for criminal damaging Sept. 2 after she allegedly had a verbal argument with a South Main Street woman the day before on Kaylin Drive. The East Nimisila Road woman reportedly broke and threw eyeglasses belonging to the other woman.
A Spikerman Drive man was arrested for driving under the influence following a traffic accident on Rawlins Avenue Sept 2. He had a BAC of .17.
A Manchester Road woman reported Sept. 2 that $1,680 worth of items, including a PlayStation, iPad and suitcase, was stolen from inside her residence.
On Sept. 3, police responded to a report of a suspicious man in a yard and found a Renninger Road man who was unable to respond to questions. Police found a vodka bottle in his waistband and a knife in his belt, and during a pat down also found marijuana, a metal pipe and a roach. The man was transported to a local hospital. On Sept. 6, the man also was found incoherent on Zaletta Drive. He was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, illegal use of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, possession of drugs and open container.
Police found a Fifth Street man sleeping in a vehicle on State Road Sept. 7. The man reportedly told police he did not know whom the vehicle belonged to, and he was arrested for criminal trespass.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: Six people were charged with theft between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4 after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store, including: an Orrville man for taking $25 shoes; an East Market Street man for taking $32 in baseball cards, and who also was charged with possession of drugs; an Adelaide Boulevard man, who was also transferred to the Canton Police Department on a warrant, and a Morgan Avenue man who was waiting outside the store for him on a warrant out of Tuscarawas County; a South Akron juvenile male for taking $15 in ear buds; an Allendale Avenue man for taking a $50 air gun and who was turned over to Broadview Heights police on a warrant; and a Richards Court man for taking $20 in health care products.
A Winter Fern Avenue man reported Aug. 29 that the driver of a 1998 white Toyota tried to run him off the road and rammed him at a traffic light. He was able to provide the license plate of the vehicle to police, and they are investigating.
A Clinton Avenue woman reported Aug. 30 that while she was inside a South Arlington Road restaurant, someone broke a window on her vehicle and took her purse, which contained personal checks and a Social Security card, as well as two credit cards and a silver necklace belonging to her mother-in-law.
On Aug. 31, police responded to a call about an intoxicated Tulip Street man who was harassing people at a Short Way home. The homeowner first told police that the man was there, and then said he was not. Police searched the place and found him hiding in a closet. The man was wanted on two warrants and arrested, and also was charged with obstruction. The homeowner, who had been asked by police earlier about the man’s whereabouts and said he did not know anything, also was charged with obstruction for harboring the man.
An employee of an East Waterloo Road business reported Sept. 1 that someone broke out the vent windows on a semi-truck. He did not know if anything was missing.
A Springfield Lake Drive man and an Alta Vista Drive man reported Sept. 1 they were driving along when four unknown men in another vehicle chased them down and cut them off at Columbine and Enright avenues. The two men exited their vehicle and ran off while the group of four beat on the windshield of their car, causing damage. The Springfield Lake Drive man also reported he lost his wallet, containing $300, a cell phone and identification, during the incident.
Police stopped a Carper Avenue man for a traffic violation Sept. 1, arrested him on a warrant and charged him with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after finding marijuana and scales in his car.
On Sept. 2, an amplifier was reported stolen from a car belonging to a Ravenna man while it was parked at an East Waterloo Road business.
An East Waterloo Road resident reported his mailbox was knocked off its post Sept. 2.
A white 1994 Buick Century was broken into and stolen while it was parked at an East Waterloo Road bar Sept. 2.
Also on that day, a Bridger Road man was charged with obstruction and possession of marijuana after reportedly refusing to comply with police orders while they were investigating a fight at an East Waterloo Road bar.
Police issued a warrant for a South Main Street man who came to the police station to inquire about his brother, who had been arrested earlier. Police tried to arrest him on a warrant, but he fled.
During a traffic stop for expired plates Sept. 3, an Akron woman was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after she was reportedly found with cocaine and other items.
On Sept. 4, a Mogadore Road man reported his bank called him about Eric Drive and Eastwood Avenue women who tried to cash a forged check on his account. Police are investigating.
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