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South Side Neighborhood Watch

9/27/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: An Elmo Avenue woman reported Sept. 16 someone damaged two vehicles outside her residence.

Employees of a South Main Street bar called deputies Sept. 17 when an unruly patron refused to leave. When Summit County sheriff’s deputies approached, the suspect ran into the woods, where a K-9 officer located him. The Akron man was treated by EMS for minor lacerations on his legs, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction of official business and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A South Main Street woman reported Sept. 17 someone entered her apartment through a window and stole jewelry.

Deputies went to a Manchester Road motel Sept. 17 to arrest a man on a warrant for possession of dangerous drugs. He fled and was arrested following a short foot pursuit and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Sept. 18, deputies were seeking the person who toilet-papered a house and covered it with plastic wrap.

A Chaffin Road resident reported someone entered his residence through an unlocked window Sept. 20 and stole $200.

Deputies investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle at a South Arlington Road college Sept. 21, arrested the Akron man on warrants for escape and failure to register his address with deputies and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A man reported Sept. 21 that a 5,000-watt generator and a set of pump jacks, valued at $2,400, were stolen from the bed of his truck while he was inside a South Arlington Road business.

Deputies are seeking the person who stole a motorcycle from the porch of a Cottage Grove Road residence the night of Sept. 21.

On Sept. 22, deputies investigated the theft of a license plate from a vehicle outside a Nancy Drive residence. The following day, the victim located the plate lying in the roadway near the residence.

An Akron man reportedly made lewd comments to an employee at a South Main Street bar Sept. 22 and followed her around the bar. When another employee confronted him and told him to leave her alone, he reportedly grabbed the employee by the throat and face and threw her to the floor. Other employees tackled him, and one deployed pepper spray to subdue him. The suspect and victim were treated by EMS, and deputies arrested the man for assault and disorderly conduct and took him to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An employee of a South Main Street restaurant reported Sept. 14 that a man violated a protection order by going to her workplace. He was gone before the arrival of Summit County sheriff’s deputies, who confirmed the order and signed a warrant for his arrest.

A woman reported two cell phones were stolen from her golf bag while she was at a golf and country club Sept. 16.

Deputies are seeking the people responsible for damaging a recreational vehicle at an Interstate Parkway business Sept. 17 and stealing two TVs and a soundboard.

Employees of a Corporate Woods Drive grocery store reported Sept. 17 a man left the store without paying for two bags of merchandise. Deputies found the suspect’s jacket in a vehicle, which had been reported stolen from Canton, and apprehended him in a wooded area. The Canton man was charged with theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Mount Pleasant Road man reported Sept. 19 someone entered his garage and stole two handguns, totaling $675.

A Shriver Road woman reported Sept. 19 someone opened her mail and stole six gift cards.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Massillon Road residence Sept. 19, when suspects entered through an unlocked door and stole videogames and accessories totaling $1,465.

The owner of a Berna Road salon reported Sept. 19 an unknown person stole three checks, forged her signature on them and cashed them for a total of $930.

A truck driver staying at a Chenoweth Drive hotel Sept. 20 reported 70 gallons of diesel fuel were siphoned from his vehicle during the night.

Deputies located an Akron man at a Massillon Road bar Sept. 21 and arrested him on a Georgia warrant for aggravated assault. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Following a random license plate check Sept. 22, deputies on South Main Street stopped a driver and arrested her for driving under suspension. The Akron woman was released to the Macedonia Police Department on a warrant for pseudoephedrine prohibitions.

A woman reported Sept. 22 she saw a man steal a bicycle from the parking lot of a Massillon Road plaza. Deputies located the suspect riding the bike along the road and arrested him. The Uniontown man was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Sept. 22, deputies were seeking someone who stole an aluminum canoe from a boat rack at a beach club on Leighton Lane.

Deputies responded to a report that a vehicle was parked along Steese Road Sept. 23 and found an Akron man behind the wheel of the vehicle and an underage passenger who was intoxicated. The driver failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI, and the passenger was arrested for underage drinking.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Lakemore teen reported Sept. 19 that a fellow student recorded him undressing in the boys’ locker room at school.

A Springfield juvenile male was charged with unruliness and disorderly conduct Sept. 19 after police intervened in a class disciplinary incident at a high school. The youth had been sent to the office after threatening his teacher and using profanity. When he got there, he left and headed back to the class, despite being told not to. He was arrested and transported to the police station, where he was released to his father.

Police charged a Chelsea Drive man with possession of marijuana Sept. 20 after finding him with two bags of a green, leafy matter.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Police were dispatched to a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business for an intoxicated woman Sept. 15 and discovered the woman, who was in the parking lot, had an outstanding warrant out of the Barberton Police Department. She was transferred to that department.

A Manchester Road woman reported Sept. 15 that a $100 bike was stolen from her residence.

A Trares Road man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia Sept. 16. Following a stop for a traffic violation on Manchester Road, police found a crack pipe inside the vehicle during a search.

A disabled vehicle blocking Pearlman and West Nimisila roads was towed Sept. 21.

An Ohio driver’s license was found in a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road parking lot and was returned to the owner.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Five people were charged with theft between Sept. 15 and Sept. 23 after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store. They include: a Lakemore juvenile male for taking a $20 videogame accessory; two Akron juvenile sisters and two Canton juvenile sisters for taking $42 in jewelry, all of whom were released to their parents; and a Shoshone Avenue man for taking $78 in merchandise and who also was charged with disorderly conduct for public intoxication.

On Sept. 16, a Neal Road woman called police after her ex-boyfriend, of Pitt Road, left a phone message telling her he was going to bang her head against the dresser, punch her eyes until they were black and blue and leave a puddle of blood on the floor. Police told the man to have no further contact with the woman, who declined to file charges.

A Mayfair Road man reported Sept. 18 that his stepson, of Pioneer Street, threatened to damage his car. Police called the man to talk to him, but he reportedly told them to call his lawyer.

A Faylor Road woman reported her car window was broken and her purse, containing a driver’s license, three credit cards, two checkbooks and a silver necklace, was stolen.

On Sept. 19, an employee of a Gilchrist Road business reported $7,100 worth of steel rings was stolen.

A Farmdale Road woman reported Sept. 20 that eggs were thrown at her car, which resulted in damage to the paint on her hood.

A Beryl Road woman reported her grandson stole and pawned some of her jewelry, and when he was confronted, he gave her the receipts to claim the items.

A Trenton Road man reported Sept. 20 that a Christopher Road man drives up and down his street blowing his horn and acting in a menacing manner. Police have been unsuccessful in contacting the suspect to date.

Also on that day, a Clark Street woman reported that while she was sitting in the back seat of her friend’s car, a woman came up to the car and threw an unknown liquid through the driver’s side window, splashing her.

An employee of a Canton Road furniture store reported a man purchased $2,000 in furniture using a stolen credit card Sept. 20.

The next day, a Junior Avenue man reported someone stole the rear license plate from his trailer.

On Sept. 22, a Morgan Avenue woman reported the temporary tag on her vehicle was stolen while it was parked in a South Arlington Road store lot.

A Greenland Avenue man reported his $5,500 trailer, containing $14,000 in tools and equipment, was stolen from the Whychwood Drive driveway where it was parked Sept. 23.

A Klages Boulevard woman reported her neighbor’s dog, a Labrador retriever, entered her yard and bit her dog on the neck and punctured his lip Sept. 23, and this was an ongoing problem.

On Sept. 24, a Columbine Avenue woman reported her ex-boyfriend keeps coming to her house despite being told to stay away. Police talked to the man and told him not to come to her home, and also charged him with disorderly conduct after finding he was intoxicated.

Also on that day, a green 1995 Chevy pick-up truck was reported stolen from a Dangel Avenue driveway.

On Sept. 21, a 14-year-old Barberton male was charged with rape and gross sexual imposition involving a 5-year-old Springfield girl. The incident allegedly occurred Aug. 26 while he was visiting her. Police interviewed the male Aug. 29, and he denied the allegations. He was interviewed again Sept. 14, after his father called police to say the youth admitted the incident to him. The suspect was advised to turn himself in, and on Sept. 21, he did. He was charged and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

Editor’s note: The reports provided here are a sampling of those filed with area police departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. For questions related to the reports we’ve included or others we have not, call the South Side News Leader at 330-665-9595 or toll-free at 888-945-9595. To provide information on an alleged criminal act noted in this week’s report, call the appropriate police department.

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