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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/15/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: The owner of a Ley Drive business reported a power saw, cordless drill and other tools were stolen from the business the night of Nov. 3 by someone who broke into the building.

Employees at a Manchester Road grocery store reported Nov. 4 a man attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise in a grocery cart. The Akron man was charged with theft and released to Portage County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for theft.

A South Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported a strange man knocked on his door during the night of Nov. 4 and asked him to come out and party. The resident refused to answer the door, and the next morning he found his vehicle had been damaged. Summit County sheriff’s deputies recovered a black lace bra from the scene.

Deputies are seeking the person who cut the lock from a shed on Portage Lakes Drive Nov. 5 and stole a dirt bike. Information about the vehicle was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.

A Long Lake Boulevard man reported Nov. 5 a bag of clothing, power cord and a wallet containing $500, identification and credit cards, were stolen from a vehicle outside his residence.

On Nov. 5, deputies investigated a report by a Bower Avenue man who said someone stole two handguns from a locked safe in his residence. He said there was no sign of forced entry into the residence. Officers entered information about the firearms, worth a total of $2,200, into a national database.

An Akron man was charged with theft Nov. 6 after the manager of a Manchester Road hardware store reported he stole an $85 space heater. Officers located him outside the store, and the merchandise was returned to the victim.

A Lakota Avenue woman reported Nov. 7 that an unknown person entered her residence through an unlocked laundry room window and stole a Plasma TV, jewelry box, jewelry, camera and lenses.

A passenger in a vehicle, which was stopped for a traffic violation on Steve Drive Nov. 7, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The Akron man was released with a court summons.

On Nov. 7, a Fairland Avenue woman reported someone removed an upstairs bedroom window, damaged two other windows and stole jewelry and a TV.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A man reported a woman stole his grill when she moved out of a Crookhill Circle residence Oct. 30. Summit County sheriff’s deputies contacted her, and she returned the item.

The owner of a vacant house on South Winning Way reported guns and electrical cords were stolen from the residence Oct. 31.

Deputies were called to a Mayfair Road management company Oct. 31, when two coworkers were involved in an altercation. Each accused the other of making threats, and deputies were unable to determine a primary aggressor. The two were advised to have no contact with each other. The manager terminated the employment of one party and reprimanded the other.

An employee of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store reported her car was scratched while she worked Oct. 31.

Deputies investigated the theft of a $6,000 Caterpillar from a Greensburg Road business Nov. 2.

A Skyside Drive man reported Nov. 5 that an unknown person has been using his credit cards to make unauthorized purchases.

On Nov. 5, deputies went to a Mayfair Road residence to arrest a man on a warrant for theft and forgery, and his live-in girlfriend reportedly lied to deputies about his whereabouts. The man was arrested on the warrants, and the female was charged with obstruction of official business. Both parties were taken to the Summit County Jail.

A woman reported someone entered a Massillon Road residence Nov. 5 while she was in the process of moving and stole a $500 computer. She said she locked the door when she left, and there was no sign of forced entry.

Employees of a South Main Street drugstore reported a woman took cosmetic items into a restroom Nov. 5 and removed packaging and concealed the items. She reportedly selected other items from shelves and left without paying for any of the merchandise. Deputies located her outside the store, charged her with theft, banned her from the store and released her with a court summons. Moments later, officers were called back to the store after she allegedly stole prescription medication. She was arrested for criminal trespassing and theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Nov. 6, a Bonshire Drive man reported suspects entered his residence the previous night and stole video games, a laptop computer, jewelry, a safe, money and coins.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: On Nov. 4, police began investigating a Kent man after the grandmother of a 4-year-old girl reported the girl told her the man put a blanket over her head and pulled down her pants.

Police charged a Mount View man with possession of drugs after stopping to investigate why he was sitting parked in a vehicle in a Canton Road plaza Nov. 7.

After responding to a call about a fight involving three juvenile females, one juvenile male and one adult man at a high school Nov. 8, police decided not to file any charges.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Valley Crest Drive man reported Nov. 1 that he was attacked by two dogs when he went to get his mail. Police were unable to locate the dogs. [See related item in the New Franklin City Council report beginning on Page 1.]

Police were dispatched to a North Messner Road residence Nov. 2 for a possible burglary and found an unsecured door.

While responding to an activated alarm Nov. 8 at a Grove Road residence, police discovered several unsecured doors, but the interior appeared to be in order.

A Johns Road female was listed as a missing person Nov. 9 after a Johns Road man reported the girl left for school on the bus but did not return home. Police are investigating.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Henry Street man was charged with assault after reportedly striking a Rhoadesdale Avenue woman in the face at a Waterloo Road bar Nov. 4.

The rear window on a van parked on Shadybrook Road was broken Nov. 4.

Also on that day, a Sanitarium Road gas station employee reported someone driving a blue Ford 150 pick-up truck used a company card to get pre-authorization to pump $110 in gas, but he failed to complete the transaction with a credit card, and the company card turned out to be fraudulent.

An employee at a Mayfair Road business reported Nov. 5 that someone backed into a garage door, damaging it.

Police are searching for the couple that ate $51 worth of food at a South Arlington Road restaurant Nov. 6, then left without paying during the confusion surrounding smoke coming from the booth.

On Nov. 7, an Orlando Avenue female employee at a South Arlington Road store who reportedly undercharged items for various individuals was charged with theft. Also, police are tracing down a license plate belonging to a woman described as being black and in her 50s who took a $49 Bluetooth from the same store Nov. 8 and drove away in a white Dodge Neon.

A vacant building on Delaware Avenue was entered Nov. 7, but nothing appeared to be missing.

A Greensburg Road woman was charged with disorderly conduct due to intoxication Nov. 7 after she appeared at the workplace of her baby’s father. She told police she did not like the woman with whom he worked.

A full trash can sitting on the curb on Beryl Road was set on fire Nov. 7.

An employee of a Killian Road business reported someone cut the padlock on a gate and stole a $380 submersible pump Nov. 8.

On Nov. 9, an employee of a Pressler Road business reported a former employee took $400 in copper tubing. He said the tubing went missing after seeing the man’s vehicle back up next to the area where it was stored.

— 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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