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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/22/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Employees of a West Waterloo Road gas station reported Nov. 9 that an unknown male stole a case of beer and a bag of barbecue potato chips.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies are seeking the person who entered an unlocked vehicle outside a Derling Drive residence Nov. 10 and stole a laptop computer bag and DVD player.

On Nov. 12, a woman called deputies to a location on Cox Drive after a male kicked in the side of her vehicle and pounded on the hood when she told him not to contact her again. The Barberton man reportedly refused to identify himself to deputies and was uncooperative in answering questions. He was arrested for criminal damaging and obstruction of official business, advised to have no contact with the female and taken to the Summit County Jail.

The supervisor of a Manchester Road group home called deputies Nov. 14 when two residents became involved in a physical altercation. The manager requested a report be filed, per the facility’s policy, but he said the matter would be handled internally due to the special needs of the parties involved.

A woman reported her iPhone was stolen from her vehicle Nov. 15 while it was parked outside a South Arlington Road restaurant. Officers contacted a suspect, who returned the phone, and the victim declined prosecution.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road Nov. 15 stopped a Cuyahoga Falls woman for lane violations and noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A consent search revealed drugs, paraphernalia and items used in the manufacture of illegal drugs in the vehicle and the suspect’s purse. She was charged with illegal assembly of chemicals, possession of drugs and paraphernalia and driving under suspension and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An unknown person smashed the driver’s side window of a vehicle parked outside a Jarvis Road residence Nov. 17. Nothing was reported missing at the time.

Deputies were called to a disturbance at a Parnell Drive residence the night of Nov. 18, when a man reported that while he was sleeping, his roommate came home after a night of drinking, entered his bedroom and attempted to strangle him. The victim had marks on his neck, and the suspect was arrested for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An Akron woman reported she awoke in a Chenoweth Road hotel room Nov. 10 to find her car keys were missing. When she went outside, she discovered her car had been stolen. The vehicle was later recovered in Akron.

A patron of a South Arlington Road restaurant reported Nov. 11 that her cell phone was stolen from her table when she left it momentarily.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an assault at the intersection of Massillon and East Turkeyfoot Lake roads Nov. 12 after a Massillon Road woman said an Akron man assaulted her. The victim was arrested on a warrant for drug possession and the male was charged with assault.

The manager of a Mayfair Road residential complex reported Nov. 12 a man was living in a vacant apartment without permission to do so and with no utility services. Deputies found him in the apartment with an extension cord he had plugged into an outlet in an attic. He was charged with breaking and entering and vandalism.

A Cottage Grove Road woman reported Nov. 12 she came home to find pry marks on her front and back doors. It was determined no one gained entry to her home.

The next day, deputies investigated the burglary of a Fairway Drive residence, where someone kicked in the back door and stole diamond and gold jewelry, a safe and other items.

An unknown person kicked in the back door of a Cayugas Drive residence Nov. 15, causing damage.

A Clinton man who was reportedly causing a disturbance at a Mayfair Road residential complex the night of Nov. 15 was warned to be quiet and respectful by deputies, who were called back later when the man continued his disruptive behavior. Officers located him in an apartment and advised him his name had been added to a “no trespass” list at the complex and he would have to leave, and if he returned, he would face charges.

An employee of a Lauby Road business reported jewelry was stolen from her vehicle, which was parked in an employee lot while she worked Nov. 16.

A Heron Watch Drive man reported Nov. 16 his credit card was used to make unauthorized purchases and withdrawals, causing a loss of $1,870.

Also on that day, a Greensburg Road man reported a Social Security card was stolen from a desk in his residence.

Deputies investigated counterfeit currency used to make a purchase at a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store Nov. 17.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A McElwain Road man authorized charges of assault Nov. 9 against an acquaintance who allegedly walked over to him and accused him of theft, then punched him several times and left. Police are looking for the man.

During a traffic stop for a loud muffler Nov. 10, a Samuel Road man was charged with possession of drugs after marijuana was allegedly found in the glove box of the vehicle.

An employee of a Canton Road electronics store reported a $300 cell phone was stolen Nov. 11. The phone was deactivated.

Police charged a Springfield juvenile male with disorderly conduct and assault after he was observed yelling obscenities in the hallway of the high school and for reportedly threatening to hit a teacher Nov. 12.

A high school student reported her wallet, containing a bank card, driver’s license and $15, was stolen from her purse Nov. 12.

The next day, a vacant Flickinger Road building was entered and copper pipe was stolen.

Police charged a South Akron juvenile male with menacing, criminal mischief and tobacco violations Nov. 15 after he was seen spitting on the car of another juvenile male, who told police he has a “no contact” order involving that male due to continued harassment.

A Castleton Court woman reported she left $60 in an envelope under her doormat for a handyman Nov. 15, but the man told her the money was not there when he went to pick it up.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to a call from a Hunsicker Drive residence Nov. 10 and found an open window with a screen in the driveway and an unsecured door. On Nov. 12, the homeowner contacted police and said he was responsible for the open window because he locked himself out.

An iPod was found Nov. 12 at a Manchester Road location.

Police discovered an unsecured door at a Manchester Road business Nov. 13, but the interior appeared untouched.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: An employee of a South Arlington Road business reported receiving a call Nov. 6 from a bank that a check on the company account was cashed without permission.

A Pine Lake Road man reported two guitars and a microphone were stolen from the back of his vehicle Nov. 8.

Six people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store Nov. 8 to 16, including: Euclid Avenue and Magnolia Drive men for taking $302 in items, and police are searching for a third man involved in the incident; a South Akron juvenile female for taking $26 in clothing and liquor, and who also was charged with underage consumption; a 10th Street Southwest man for taking $215 in toys, and who also was charged with criminal trespass, possession of drugs and resisting arrest; a Herender Avenue man for taking $83 in fishing gear; and a Shannon Avenue woman for taking $48 in Christmas merchandise.

On Nov. 10, a vehicle parked on Clayben Drive was scratched with a key.

A Cuyahoga Falls man reported his wallet, containing several credit cards, and a jacket were stolen from his vehicle parked in a Canton Road church lot Nov. 10.

The next day, a manager from a South Arlington Road hotel reported that a woman has written a total of $3,800 in checks for room rentals that were returned for insufficient funds.

An artificial tree was reported stolen from the porch of a Martin Crest Drive home Nov. 11.

An attempted break-in was reported at a Meadow Spring Circle home Nov. 12. The homeowner reported finding a bent window screen and a window that had been pried open. He also stated he believes barking from a neighbor’s dog scared the person away, as no one gained entry.

A GPS unit and a portable hard drive were reported stolen from a car on Lyndon Drive Nov. 13.

Also on that day, a Killian Road business reported $5,500 in bold weights was stolen, and on Nov. 14, a $5,000 trolley was stolen.

Police charged a Par Drive man with receiving stolen property Nov. 14 after they discovered he was driving a vehicle reported stolen. He also was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after baggies with methamphetamine and marijuana, a scale, rolling papers and six bleached-out dollars bills were found.

On Nov. 15, a Kim Drive man was charged with having a dog at large after it was found on a Mayfair Circle property.

Police are investigating a marijuana growing operation found in a garage at a Hilbish Avenue home Nov. 15 after they responded to a call about a domestic disturbance.

A 32-inch TV was reported stolen from a Howard Lane residence Nov. 15.

A Krumroy Road woman reported someone used her identity to open a credit card at a South Arlington Road do-it-yourself store Nov. 15. She notified the store, which closed the account.

On Nov. 17, a Grace Road man reported a government check was stolen from his mailbox.

Also on that day, a Utica Avenue man was charged with domestic violence after assaulting his wife, as well as possession of drugs (methamphetamine and pills) and paraphernalia (a glass pipe) that were found in the home. 

— 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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