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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/8/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Cottage Grove Road woman reported three threatening messages were left on the windshield of her vehicle between 2 and 4:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a burglary and theft Oct. 30. A Swartz Road man reported someone entered his residence and stole a flat-screen TV. The victim said several days before that incident coins and two digital cameras had been stolen from his home.

A security agent reported a child was alone in a vehicle outside a South Arlington Road gaming establishment at 11 p.m. Oct. 31. Deputies found the 6-year-old child’s father inside the business, and he said he left the child in the car because he was asleep. Officers alerted the county children’s services agency, and the child was released to his mother. The Akron man was charged with child endangering and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Nov. 1, deputies were called to an amusement center on South Arlington Road, where a woman reported she was involved in a physical altercation with another female over a lottery ticket. She had a minor cut on her lip, for which she refused medical treatment and declined charges. Both women were banned from the business.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road Nov. 2 stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation and arrested him on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. During the arrest, officers found a drug pipe and he was additionally charged with its possession and taken to the Summit County Jail on the warrant. A passenger consented to a search of her purse, and deputies found drug paraphernalia and marijuana, and charged her with possession of both. The Akron woman was released with a court summons.

A Fowler Avenue man reported Nov. 2 an air conditioning unit was stolen from the rear of his residence.

The manager of a Portage Lakes Drive restaurant reported Nov. 2 someone damaged a door in a failed attempt to gain entry.

Deputies contacted an Akron man at a Boat Drive location Nov. 3, arrested him on a warrant for possession of drugs and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Employees of a Manchester Road bar reported Nov. 4 an intoxicated man was fighting with employees and patrons and refused to leave. Officers arrived to find him yelling at employees and gave him orders to stop cursing and walk to a cruiser, but he refused and began yelling at deputies, who then arrested him for disorderly conduct and took the Barberton man to the Summit County Jail.

On Nov. 4, an East Pace Street man was arrested on a warrant for failure to register his address with deputies. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies patrolling a South Arlington Road restaurant parking lot Nov. 4 observed a vehicle bearing a license plate that had been reported stolen and questioned the driver, who said he was not sure where he got the plate. The Akron man was arrested for receiving stolen property and released with a court summons. The vehicle was towed and the plate was released to the owner. An Akron woman in the vehicle was arrested on a warrant for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail. 

On Nov. 6, a deputy responded to an incident at a Portage Lakes Drive polling location involving a man who was displaying political signs outside the polling site and a man who began shouting obscenities at him from his vehicle. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the victim said he informed the man he was more than 100 feet from the door of the polling location and therefore within his legal right to post political signs. The driver, a 58-year-old Coventry man, reportedly continued to shout at the victim and eventually threw a cup of coffee in the victim’s face. He was issued a court summons for assault, a first-degree misdemeanor.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Carlile Drive woman reported Oct. 22 suspects entered her residence and stole checks totaling more than $3,300.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Interstate Parkway Oct. 23 observed a man driving from one business to another, stopped him in the parking lot of a hotel and noticed an odor of marijuana in the vehicle. The Missouri man surrendered marijuana to deputies, and he was charged with its possession and released with a court summons.

On Oct. 30, deputies ticketed a driver outside Akron-Canton Airport, arrested her on a warrant and released her to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.

Deputies investigated a report that a man was assaulting a woman at a location near Lauby and Mount Pleasant roads Oct. 31. The parties denied there had been any confrontation and said they were friends.

The afternoon of Nov. 1, deputies investigated the burglary of an apartment on Massillon Road, where a woman reported someone forced open the sliding door and stole jewelry, cash, prescription medication and a wallet. While they were at the apartment complex, officers went to another unit to check for a woman wanted on a warrant and found she was home. When they arrested her, she asked for her coat. A deputy grabbed her leather jacket and discovered jewelry in the pockets. The items fit the description of the jewelry that had just been reported stolen, and the victim identified it as hers. The suspect was charged with receiving stolen property and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road Nov. 2 was arrested on a warrant for theft and released to the Stow Police Department.

Also on that day, deputies investigated a theft from a South Main Street store, charged an Akron woman with theft of a $2 item and released her with a court summons.

A Canton man stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 Nov. 2 was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after he surrendered the contraband to officers. He was released with a court summons.

Deputies were called to a South Main Street bar Nov. 3, when witnesses reported a male and female were arguing and the man grabbed the woman by the throat and punched her in the face, knocking out a tooth and cutting her lip. Deputies arrested the Akron man, who claimed he struck her in self-defense, for assault and took him to the Summit County Jail.

On Nov. 3, deputies went to a Prestwick Drive residence, arrested a woman on a warrant for possession of drugs and took her to the Summit County Jail.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Nov. 3 scrap metal was stolen from his yard.

An Akron man at a Fortuna Drive location Nov. 4 was arrested on a warrant for possession of drugs and released to the Akron Police Department.

Employees of an Arlington Ridge Road clothing store reported Nov. 4 a woman stole merchandise totaling $150 and fled.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Springfield juvenile female was charged with disorderly conduct Oct. 26 after punching another student in the face during an argument at school.

On Oct. 29, police decided not to charge two Springfield juvenile males who were caught fighting in class with disorderly conduct, and instead the assistant principal suspended both students.

An Erie Avenue man reported a rifle and pistol were missing from his home Oct. 31. He told police his grandson and granddaughter’s boyfriend had access to the firearms.

Two Plaza Court men were charged with theft after they were caught trying to steal a chain link fence from a Sanitarium Road park Nov. 2.

Police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance at a Canton Road gas station Nov. 3 involving an Osage Road man and wife. The couple left before police arrived, and police went to their home. At first, the man refused to answer or let his wife or children open the door to police. When they did, police charged the 32-year-old man with domestic violence, unlawful restraint and inducing panic, and transported him to the Summit County Jail.

A Pawnee Boulevard man reported a 2001 Honda dirt bike was stolen Nov. 4.

A Lakeside Drive man decided not to file charges against a Samuel Road woman and Newella Road man who spent the night at his home Nov. 4 and took a gun, video game system and games after the man returned the items.

A Cleveland Heights man who had parked his car at a South Street location Nov. 4 reported a quarter panel on his car was damaged and a brick was thrown through the rear window.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A New Franklin juvenile male was arrested for unruliness Oct. 26 at his home. Police were called because he had left the residence without permission, and arrested him when he returned. Later that day, police were called again because he was reportedly swearing and pointing his finger in his parents’ faces, and he was again arrested for unruliness.

A Conrad Avenue man reported Oct. 29 that bleach was poured into a well at a Manchester Road property he owned, which caused $10,000 in damage.

Police were dispatched to a bus on Manchester Road Nov. 2 for an unruly student who refused to sit down and was using profanity. The New Franklin juvenile female was arrested for unruliness.

After being stopped for a traffic violation, a Shireden Avenue man was arrested on Manchester Road Nov. 3 for possession of drug paraphernalia when police discovered a smoking pipe in the door handle of the car.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: The owner of an Alta Vista Avenue business reported Oct. 31 that an employee stole four business checks and forged them, causing a loss of $2,402.

A Pontius Road woman reported Oct. 31 that she visited an Ambre Drive friend, took drugs while there and passed out. She woke with significant injuries to her leg and required a hospital visit.

Police charged three women, of Conrad Road, West Market Street and Ira Avenue, with soliciting after a sting operation Nov. 2.

A Krumroy Road woman reported Nov. 2 someone took a loan of $2,831 in her name from a financial institution.

An Oakes Drive man was charged with having a dog at-large after police investigated a report of two loose dogs Nov. 3.

A $120 radiator was reported stolen from the bed of a pickup truck parked at a South Arlington Road restaurant Nov. 3.

After making a traffic stop Nov. 4, police charged a Malacca Street man with possession of drugs and paraphernalia when they found a grinder with marijuana and two pipes in his vehicle.

On Nov. 5, the front glass door of a Canton Road gaming establishment was broken and a 32-inch TV was stolen.

Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Massillon Road gaming establishment that took place that same day. Employees reported a black man between 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 140 to 160 pounds and wearing a black hoodie, black stocking cap and gray sweat pants entered and pointed a gun at three victims and demanded money. He fled with $300 after ordering everyone to lie on the floor. Witnesses report he was headed west on Krumroy Road in a blue two-door vehicle.

— 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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