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South Side Neighborhood Watch

10/18/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at a Manchester Road motel Oct. 3, when a man reported his live-in girlfriend pushed, slapped and scratched him during an argument, causing visible scratches on his face. The female told officers she was defending herself because he pushed her and threw items at her. She also had marks on her face. Deputies were unable to determine a primary aggressor, and both parties were arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Also on Oct. 3, a woman reported she moved from a Longworth Lane residence after a fire and her belongings were placed in a garage and by a curb. Some items, including a fish tank and gas grill, were stolen.

A House Drive woman reported Oct. 6 her brother hit her on the head and attempted to choke her. Several witnesses confirmed her statement, and deputies arrested the man for domestic violence.

Deputies contacted a North Canton woman at a location on Killian Road Oct. 7, arrested her on a warrant and released her to the Canton Police Department.

On Oct. 7, a Willowview Drive woman reported her estranged husband threatened to harm her. Deputies contacted the suspect, who denied making threats. The woman filed charges against him and requested a motion for a temporary protection order. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Hartville man called deputies to report a road rage incident on Manchester Road Oct. 9, when he said a Canton woman screamed at him. He wanted the incident documented.

Employees of a Manchester Road gas station reported Oct. 9 an unknown person entered the business, stole two cases of beer and fled on foot. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.

On Oct. 9, an employee of a Manchester Road roofing business reported a man carrying a baseball bat showed up at the business and began threatening a male employee. He was gone when deputies arrived, and the victim said he believes the suspect was upset with him due to a road rage incident.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a West Long Lake Road residence Oct. 10, when a man reported someone entered the residence and stole bonds, two pistols, watches, rings, other jewelry items, vehicle titles, silver dollars and other coins.

A man called deputies to a Manchester Road motel Oct. 10 and said an Akron woman scratched him during an argument. She was gone when officers arrived, and the victim declined charges. He was referred to the prosecutor’s office.

A Swartz Road man reported Oct. 10 an unknown person caused extensive damage to a vehicle outside his residence by scratching the front, rear and sides of it.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight at a Massillon Road restaurant Oct. 5, when a man reported a male acquaintance struck him during an argument. The suspect said he was defending himself against the victim. Officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor, and no charges were filed. The restaurant manager banned one of the men from the business.

On Oct. 7, deputies stopped drivers of two vehicles involved in a pursuit on Interstate 77. A Uniontown female was driving the vehicle that was being pursued, and an Akron man was a passenger in the vehicle. According to the two Akron men who were pursuing the vehicle, the male and female stole heroin from them and they were chasing them to retrieve it. Deputies arrested the Akron men in the second car for aggravated menacing. The passenger in the car being pursued was arrested for obstruction of official business after he reportedly lied to deputies. All three were taken to the Summit County Jail. Additional charges were pending completion of an investigation.

Deputies patrolling Cottage Grove Road Oct. 7 stopped an Akron man for lane violations. He failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a vehicle tow inventory.

A Bobwhite Trail man reported Oct. 9 that jewelry, currency and a bag of tokens were stolen from his home by someone who entered through a side window.

A woman reported she was driving on South Main St. Oct. 9 with her son and boyfriend when her son assaulted her. When she attempted to drive to a police station to deal with her son’s drunken, violent behavior, he reportedly grabbed her by the throat and assaulted her boyfriend, who exited the vehicle to get away. Her son got out of the vehicle and fled. Deputies located him at his home, arrested him for domestic violence and felonious assault, and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Greensburg Road man reported Oct. 11 an unknown person used his credit card to make a purchase totaling more than $1,900.

On Oct. 12, deputies patrolling South Arlington Road arrested an Akron man for driving under suspension and released him to the North Olmsted Police Department on a warrant for the same crime.

Someone threw a rock that smashed the rear window of a vehicle on Graybill Road the night of Oct. 13.

Deputies patrolling East Turkeyfoot Lake Road at 1:15 a.m. Oct. 14 observed a Michigan man drive into the parking lot of a closed business and stopped him. He exhibited signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. During a tow inventory of his vehicle, officers found marijuana and a bottle of hydrocodone, prescribed to an unknown woman. He was charged with two counts of drug possession and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Springfield juvenile male was arrested, charged with aggravated menacing and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Denter Oct. 5 after allegedly posting threatening messages and a song on the page of a social website belonging to another Springfield juvenile male.

An employee of a Fairdale Drive business reported Oct. 9 that $1,813 in fraudulent checks and deductions were made on the company account, and a family member is suspected of being involved.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A State Park woman reported jewelry, including a diamond ring, bracelet and earrings, was stolen from her residence Oct. 2.

A Canterbury Drive man was arrested for failure to restrain his dog Oct. 6 after it allegedly bit a 7-year-old girl who was in his driveway to borrow eggs. She was taken to a local hospital.

Police discovered an open gate to a Center Road business Oct. 9 and also found an open and unlocked door at the business, but the interior appeared to be secure.

Police were dispatched to a Manchester Road residence Oct. 12 for a hang-up 9-1-1 call and discovered a woman there with a warrant out of New Franklin.

A Fernwood Drive man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia on Manchester Road Oct. 14. Police reportedly found him riding a bicycle and questioned if he had any weapons, and the man reportedly admitted he had a marijuana pipe inside his book bag.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Four people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store Oct. 4-10, including: a Ravenna man for taking $10 pants and who also was arrested on an outstanding warrant; two Keys Place women for taking $93 in DVDs and who also were charged with child endangering for having a young child with them at the time of the incident; and a Sanitarium Road man for taking two laptops valued at $1,700. Police also are using the license plate from an escape vehicle in their search for a man who took $476 in stereo equipment and drove off in a black 2012 GMC Acadia.

On Oct. 5, a Booth Avenue man reported $14,900 in equipment was stolen from a barn while he was in the hospital.

Police responded to a report of an assault at a Canton Road fast-food restaurant Oct. 7 involving a Meadowridge Road woman and an Arendale Avenue man who reportedly assaulted a Kennebac Avenue man. The suspects had left by the time police arrived, but police are investigating.

A North Canton man reported the windshield on his vehicle was broken and the driver’s side door and hood were dented while the car was parked at an East Waterloo Road bar Oct. 7.

A pellet gun apparently was used to damage a glass door and front window at a Delaware Avenue home Oct. 7.

The next day, a Farmdale Road man reported his white 2003 Cadilllac was stolen while it was parked at a Rhoadesdale Avenue auto shop.

On Oct. 9, a Hayne Road man reported his car was extensively scratched, causing an estimated $5,000 in damage.

A vacant home on Albrecht Avenue was entered and copper piping was stolen Oct. 9.

On Oct. 10, a Loamshire Road woman reported checks and a debit card were stolen from her home, resulting in a $350 deduction from her account. She told police she suspects a neighbor.

A Bettie Street man reported Oct. 10 that a tire on his vehicle was slashed while it was parked where he worked at a Gilchrist Road business. Officials are checking video surveillance to determine what happened.

An Albrecht Avenue woman who uses a web payment system reported Oct. 11 that someone claiming to be from the organization called her to ask for personal information and she gave it to them, and it was used to scam her of $651.

On Oct. 12, an Everly Road woman was charged with theft, as well as possession of drugs, paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments, after police allegedly caught her taking $16 in pet food from an East Waterloo Road pet store.

— 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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