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South Side Neighborhood Watch

12/6/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to a Peach Drive residence Nov. 15 and arrested a Mansfield woman on a warrant. She was released to the Akron Police Department.

On Nov. 18, deputies investigated a break-in on South Hummel Drive, where suspects entered a shed and stole numerous hand and power tools, a generator, vehicle computer reader and other items.

Employees of a Manchester Road hardware store reported Nov. 21 an unknown man concealed drill bits and wrenches worth $120 in his coat pocket and left the store without paying. Deputies were reviewing video surveillance footage of the incident in an attempt to identify the suspect.

A Portage Lakes Drive woman reported Nov. 26 an Akron woman trespassed on her property and left a torn shirt and note on the front door of her residence.

Deputies investigated a report of felony theft at a South Main Street location Nov. 27, when suspects damaged the door of the residence and stole a $500 water pump and water softener worth $500.

On Nov. 28, a South Main Street woman reported mail was missing from her mailbox and furniture, jewelry, personal care items and a rug were missing from her apartment.

A North Canton man reported he was at a Manchester Road bar the night of Nov. 29 when an unknown man struck him above his eye, causing a laceration. The victim refused to provide information to deputies who were investigating the incident. He was transported to a hospital for treatment.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On Nov. 21, Summit County sheriff’s deputies stopped a driver for a traffic violation at the intersection of Christman and East Caston roads and arrested an Akron man for possession of drugs after a K-9 unit indicated there was contraband in the vehicle and a search revealed marijuana.

Deputies investigated criminal damaging and theft from vehicles parked at a Massillon Road location Nov. 25, when a glove box in one vehicle was damaged and money was stolen from both vehicles.

A Koons Road man reported Nov. 26 a GPS unit and a wallet containing money and credit cards were stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside his residence.

On Nov. 26, deputies were seeking suspects who damaged the steering column and car stereo of a vehicle at a Nine Iron Drive location in an attempt to steal the vehicle.

Also on that day, a Finley Drive man reported unknown people trespassed on his property, opened a rabbit cage, pulled out two rabbits and cut off their ears. Both rabbits died.

Deputies investigated a report of forgery filed by a Gallenview Drive man Nov. 29, when an unknown suspect signed the victim’s name on a release-of-funds document in order to receive $10,500 payment for a roofing job.

Following a traffic stop on Moore and Cottage Grove roads Nov. 29, an Akron man was arrested on a warrant for obstruction of official business and released to the Akron Police Department.

A piggy bank containing $80 was stolen from a vehicle parked at an Island Drive lot Nov. 29.

On Nov. 30, deputies responded to a crash at South Arlington Road near Arlington Ridge Road, where the driver of a sedan had rear-ended a van stopped in the northbound lanes. The driver of the sedan, a 33-year-old woman from Canal Fulton, died shortly after being transported to the hospital. A passenger in the sedan and the driver of the van also were transported to a hospital for less severe injuries. The northbound lanes of South Arlington Road were closed for several hours during the investigation.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A South Akron juvenile female was charged with assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct Nov. 29 after an incident at a high school. The female was reportedly involved in an argument with other students in the cafeteria and was asked by a principal to calm down and go to the office. When a police officer stepped in to assist in the matter, she continued to refuse to comply, and when the officer put his hand on her upper arm, she tried to pull away and allegedly to strike him in the head. He picked her up and she continued to resist, so he placed her on the ground and handcuffed her before taking her to the police station for processing and then to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

An East Waterloo Road woman was charged with assault and criminal damaging Nov. 30. The woman had gone to the home of her boyfriend and became involved in a verbal argument, and then reportedly kicked him in the groin and threw a TV that was on the curb onto the hood of his car. She was arrested later at a local bar

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: Two West Nimisila Road men reported items, including a TV, electric heater, computer and roofing nailer, were stolen from their residence Nov. 24.

A Point Comfort Drive woman was arrested for theft Nov. 28 on State Park Drive after an employee of a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business contacted police about a woman who tried to pay with a store gift card. She reportedly came back inside the business and said, “I’m going to steal on camera” and left with two bottles of liquor and a six-pack of beer. Police found her later at a State Park Drive location sitting on the grass and police returned the alcohol to the business.

On Nov. 29, a Coleman Drive man reported that as he was loading his vehicle at his residence, a Transformer tablet and a suitcase with clothing with a total value of $595 were stolen.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A hole was cut in a fence around a Massillon Road substation belonging to an electric company and $500 in copper wire was stolen Nov. 26.

An elderly Columbine Avenue man reported Nov. 27 that $8,000 was missing from his home and he suspects one of three home health care aides may be involved. Police are investigating.

Vicodin was reported stolen from a vehicle on Lessig Avenue Nov. 27.

Police charged a South Akron juvenile female with menacing after witnesses reported she screamed, “I will kill you” to another student in the cafeteria at school Nov. 27.

On Nov. 28, a Celia Avenue man was charged with domestic violence after reportedly pushing his 18-year-old son out the door and taunting him to fight.

Police issued a warrant for a Greenland Avenue man’s ex-wife Nov. 29 after the man reported she borrowed his van and failed to return it by Nov. 26 as promised.

A Samuel Road woman reported Nov. 29 that she let an acquaintance stay overnight at her home and he stole a video game system, three controllers and two iPod touch electronic devices.

An East Waterloo Road man called police Nov. 29 to ask for assistance in retrieving a cell phone and car taken by his girlfriend without permission.

A South Arlington Road store employee reported four black women took almost $900 in clothing and left without paying Nov. 29.

Police charged a Lacrois Avenue man with aggravated robbery Nov. 29. The man was wanted for taking $300 from several customers using a gun during a robbery at a Canton Road gaming establishment Nov. 5.

On Nov. 30, a Pawnee Boulevard man reported $10,300 was stolen from his home.

A Barberton woman reported her debit card was lost at a Gilchrist Road grocery store Nov. 30 and someone used it at various locations shortly afterward.

While responding to an anonymous tip about someone manufacturing methamphetamine at a Ladd Street location Dec. 3, police found products to make meth in the trashcan, and after searching the home and garage, more items were found. A woman at the home was charged with possession of drugs and illegal use of drug paraphernalia, and a man was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs and possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

— 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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