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South Side Neighborhood Watch

12/13/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Nov. 29, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of two residences on Longacre Avenue. One victim reported his patio door was broken, but nothing was missing. The second victim said items including jewelry, DVDs, an iPod Touch, power and hand tools, battery chargers and a stud finder were stolen.

An East State Road resident reported Nov. 30 an unknown trespasser drained an outdoor hot tub.

Deputies patrolling West Waterloo Road Nov. 30 stopped a driver for a traffic violation, arrested him on a warrant for underage drinking and released him to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies.

On Nov. 30, deputies were called to a Clayton Drive residence where a couple reported their neighbor had been harassing them. The victims provided video showing how the man used his vehicle to block them from driving on their street. The man was charged with disorderly conduct and released with a court summons.

An Akron man stopped on West Waterloo Road for a vehicle equipment violation Nov. 30 was arrested for driving under suspension and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant.

Following a traffic stop on West Waterloo Road Dec. 1, deputies arrested an Akron man on a warrant for illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine and released him to the Akron Police Department.

A West Waterloo Road resident reported Dec. 1 an ongoing problem with people trespassing on the property in an attempt to steal scrap metal.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Lehty Drive Dec. 2 involving a man who reported his girlfriend assaulted him during an argument. Deputies arrested the Barberton woman for domestic violence and took her to the Summit County Jail. The male was arrested for illegal cultivation of marijuana after the female told deputies he was growing it in the basement of the residence.

Also on that day, deputies patrolling Portage Lakes Drive stopped a driver for lane violations. He exhibited signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia found during his arrest.

The owner of a Manchester Road car wash reported Dec. 4 copper wiring was stolen from outside the building. The wiring, worth $400, was taken from lighting systems.

The manager of a Glenmount Avenue residential complex reported Dec. 4 a tenant started a fire in an old tree on the property during a party at his residence.

On Dec. 4, deputies responded to the 2900 block of South Main Street next to the former Lakeview Elementary School in reference to downed power lines and found a bottle on the roadway with smoke coming from it. It was found to be a “one-pot” methamphetamine lab, and the area was evacuated and remediation personnel were called in.

The next day, a deputy stopped a vehicle for reckless operation on South Main Street, and while speaking to the driver, the deputy noticed a 20-ounce bottle that appeared to be a possible meth lab. Two men in the vehicle, both of Akron, reportedly admitted to producing meth. They were arrested for illegal manufacture of drugs and illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs.

Also Dec. 5, deputies investigated the theft of eight license plates from vehicles at an auto auction lot on Ley Drive between September and November.

A Bender Avenue man reported Dec. 6 that firewood and a box containing tools were taken from his property between 1 and 5 p.m.

After investigating a complaint of prostitution occurring at a business in the 3200 block of South Main Street, deputies charged four individuals with prostitution Dec. 10. The women were from Canton, Louisville and California, and two of them also were charged with promoting prostitution. During a search warrant of the business, a client list and cash was seized, and it was determined the women were giving massages and receiving “tips” for performing sexual acts. Others involved in prostitution have been identified, and further charges are pending.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Willow Wood Way man reported Nov. 26 he received notice from the IRS that he owed money for back taxes on income he earned at a construction job in Columbus. He never worked in Columbus, and he believes an unknown suspect used his Social Security number for employment purposes.

A handgun, checkbook, gift cards and iPod were stolen from two vehicles parked outside a Raber Road residence Nov. 26.

On Nov. 28, a woman reported her iPhone was stolen from a bench at Akron-Canton Airport when she turned to say goodbye to her father.

A Massillon man reported Nov. 29 his game camera, deer stand, food and salt rock were stolen from a wooded area along Mayfair Road.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies are seeking the person who removed a window air conditioner to gain access to a Massillon Road residence Dec. 1 and steal money.

Also on that day, deputies responded to a request for a welfare check on a man riding a bicycle on Boettler Road. He was identified and arrested on warrants for possession of drugs. During his arrest, deputies found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and traces of methamphetamine, and he was additionally charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

A Steese Road woman reported Dec. 3 someone made two unauthorized purchases using her checking account information.

Deputies investigated a report of trespassing at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road location Dec. 3 and advised an Akron man he would be criminally charged if he returned to the property.

A Neptune Drive woman reported Dec. 4 her Social Security number was used to open an account with a utility company and incur charges totaling $994.

On Dec. 4, employees at an Arlington Ridge Road store reported a Canton man who had been asked not to return to the store was there and was harassing customers. Deputies advised him to leave and told him he would be charged with trespassing if he returned.

A Deanna Drive woman reported Dec. 4 someone entered a garage and stole a radar detector, mountain bike and boots.

A Treeview Drive man reported Dec. 6 a white male entered an unlocked vehicle in his driveway between 4:10 and 4:15 a.m. and stole $160 from his wallet.

Also on that day, someone entered two vehicles outside a Massillon Road residence and stole money.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Two bottles of prescription medicine were reported stolen from a locked box in a Catherine Avenue home Dec. 1.

An 18-year-old Lakemore male was charged with underage consumption Dec. 1 after police responded to an incident involving one man who confronted the youth about riding an all-terrain vehicle through the neighborhood.

Several unlocked vehicles on Fourth, Sixth and Main streets and Valley Drive were entered Dec. 2. Items taken include a radar detector, two GPS units, prescription medicine, a camera, CDs, a watch, a stethoscope and a power cord for a cell phone. Also, the interior of one vehicle was set on fire and an attempt was made to set fire to the gas tank.

A Bristol Drive woman reported Dec. 3 someone attempted to open credit accounts at five companies in her name recently, with two of them incurring bills due.

On Dec. 4, a Heron Point resident reported a green metal rowboat has been missing since Nov. 30.

Police are investigating a complaint involving a Plaza Court man who reported Dec. 5 that he has been receiving harassing phone calls about raping a 4-year-old girl, and the female caller also threatened his wife.

A Hillstock Avenue woman reported she let an acquaintance stay for one day at her place, and the homeless woman reportedly took prescription medicine, food, a cell phone, holiday ornaments and $27 and then left.

Police charged a Lincoln Street man with trafficking, possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia after responding to an incident at the home Dec. 6. Charges on a woman in the home are pending.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Police met with officers from the Norton Police Department Dec. 1 to pick up a man with a warrant out of New Franklin. Police also met with officers from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Dec. 2 to pick up another man with a warrant out of New Franklin, and both men were taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Kingston Road woman reported Dec. 8 she lost her wallet containing personal information and credit cards, but later that day she found it in her backyard.

While on patrol Dec. 9, police discovered a vehicle that was running and parked in the yard of a business on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. People were found inside the vehicle sleeping, and they reportedly claimed that when they turned around, their vehicle got caught on a large rock, and they were waiting for help to come in the morning. During the vehicle inventory, officers found marijuana. A Wadsworth Road man was arrested for possession of drugs. The driver, a Florida Avenue woman, was arrested for having physical control of the vehicle while under the influence.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: An employee from a Myersville Road business reported Nov. 29 that a Barberton woman withdrew $1,212 from the company account using forged checks. Police are investigating.

On Nov. 30, police began investigating two Canaan Drive women, a Canaan Drive man and a Southwood Drive woman who had access to a 4-week-old baby admitted to a hospital with a number of bruises that doctors determined were related to abuse. Summit County Children Services is already involved and filed for temporary custody of the child.

An Akron juvenile male was charged with theft Dec. 1 after allegedly stealing $60 in video games from a South Arlington Road store. Police found the male was reported as a runaway and had several parole violations. He was processed and transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

An Onondago Trail resident reported a package containing a $300 cold air intake was stolen from the porch Dec. 1.

An employee from a Gilchrist Road gas station reported Dec. 1 someone driving a blue Chevy pick-up truck pumped $52 in gas and left without paying.

Police issued a warrant on charges of domestic violence for a Lake Road man who reportedly assaulted his pregnant girlfriend by grabbing her around the neck Dec. 2.

A Slagle Drive resident reported $200 in scrap metal, a $1,500 battery-operated scooter and a 16-inch chainsaw was stolen Dec. 3. The resident named two individuals as suspects, one of whom is homeless.

A Piercy Drive woman reported Dec. 3 she believes a home health aide stole her wallet, which contained a Social Security card, credit card and her driver’s license.

A 1998 black Infiniti was reported stolen from a Fair Lane home Dec. 3. Police entered the information into a database for stolen vehicles.

Police charged a Slagle Drive man with domestic violence, criminal damaging and resisting arrest Dec. 3. The man had reportedly demanded money from a grandparent, then began punching holes in walls and tried to punch his grandparent. Police “pink-slipped” him to a hospital due to his mental state and after he tried to hold them off using a broomstick. The man was tased before he was arrested.

A Coach Lane man reported Dec. 3 an acquaintance took a $50 gun while he was away hunting and sold it.

Also on that day, a Windham man riding a bike in Springfield was stopped by police for questioning and charged with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments after he was found with a hypodermic needle, rolling papers, heroin and prescription medicine.

A Yorkshire Drive man was charged with possession of marijuana after police responded to a report of domestic violence and found a bottle of the substance and a number of items being checked against area thefts.

An Oriole Avenue man reported his black, white and tan cat went missing Dec. 4.

Also on that day, a 19-inch flat-screen TV was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Fettro Road.

On Nov. 5, a sunroof on a car parked at a Killian Road business was damaged.

A Coach Lane woman reported her son took a computer tablet from the home without permission Dec. 5.

A package containing $52 hiking boots was reported stolen from the porch of a Myersville Road home Dec. 5.

After investigating a traffic accident on Almeter Road Dec. 5, police charged a Pocantico Avenue man with DUI, tampering with evidence 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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