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12/27/2012 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Editor’s note: Summit County Sheriff’s Office reports for this week are light as a result of the sheriff’s administrative office closing early due to the weather Dec. 26. The remaining reports from this week will be included in next week’s edition.

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of money, CDs and other items from an unlocked vehicle in a Manchester Road parking lot Dec. 14.

An Akron woman was arrested for theft and released with a court summons Dec. 16 after she allegedly concealed merchandise and left a Manchester Road grocery store without paying for it.

A Portage Lakes Drive resident discovered several unauthorized charges on a bank statement received Dec. 16. The victim was given an identity theft packet and advised to notify the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: Loss prevention agents at an Arlington Ridge Road store reported Dec. 15 a suspect removed merchandise from packaging, concealed it and left without paying for it. The Akron man was arrested for theft and released with a court summons. The merchandise was returned to the store.

A motorist reported he was driving on Massillon Road the night of Dec. 15 when an unknown projectile struck and damaged his vehicle.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling West Waterloo Road Dec. 16 stopped a driver of a vehicle with an equipment violation and arrested him for driving under suspension. He was released with a court summons.

An Akron man who was stopped for a traffic violation on Manchester Road Dec. 17 was taken to the Summit County Jail and held on a warrant.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: A Fairdale Road man reported Dec. 14 that a homeless woman who stays at his place two or three times a week stole a 37-inch TV.

A bottle of Vicodin was reported stolen from the closet of a Castletown Court home Dec. 17.

An 11-year-old Lakemore male was charged with inducing panic and carrying a concealed weapon Dec. 19 after police responded to a report that a student had a knife on a school bus. Officers questioned the youth, who had told friends that he had a knife, and the youth reportedly admitted to having a pocketknife.

After questioning a motorist sitting at a closed business Dec. 19, police charged a Romig Road man with obstruction when he gave them a false name before giving his real one, and carrying a concealed weapon after they found a revolver with ammunition under the dashboard. The man also was found to be driving under suspension.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: On Dec. 14, the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department had custody of a man with a misdemeanor warrant out of New Franklin and he was transported to jail.

On the same day, the Canal Fulton Police Department came into contact with a man with an active warrant out of New Franklin, and he also was taken to jail.

Police were dispatched to a crash on Manchester Road Dec. 14 and found a man who reportedly thought he hit a pole. The Manchester Road man was arrested for having physical control of the vehicle while under the influence.

A Durbin Avenue woman reported Dec. 15 that $7,000 of diamond jewelry was stolen from her residence.

A Medley Drive woman reported her vehicle was stolen Dec. 17 from a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road parking lot, and she was unsure if she had left the keys inside.

A Blossom Drive woman turned in a pellet rifle and pistol Dec. 19 to be destroyed by the department.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: A crowbar was used to pry open the front door of a Belair Drive home Dec. 14. Copper pipes from the basement were stolen, drawers were gone through and jewelry boxes were sitting on the bed in disarray. The homeowner was compiling a list of stolen items.

A Grace Road man reported that while he was getting a haircut Dec. 14, someone broke into his home and stole a bottle of Xanax and a bottle of Percocet.

Two Old Home Road brothers were charged with disorderly conduct due to intoxication after police responded to a call about a fight at an East Waterloo Road restaurant Dec. 14.

An Eastland Avenue woman was robbed of her wallet, containing her driver’s license, Social Security cards, health cards, $525 and her rent check, while waiting for a bus at South Arlington and Krumroy roads Dec. 14. The woman told police that a man wearing jeans and a dark pea coat pulled the purse out of her hands when she reached in to check a bus schedule, took the wallet and left in a hunter green Ford Taurus. He told her “not to turn around if she wanted to get home tonight.”

Two Barrington Road brothers were charged with theft after stealing from a South Arlington Road store Dec. 15 and 17. The first one reportedly took a $128 DVD and also was charged with possession of a smoking pipe. The second brother took merchandise from the shelf and returned it for an $89 gift card.

Police stopped an Alpha Avenue man for a traffic violation Dec. 15, and after detecting an odor of marijuana and searching the vehicle, they charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Dec. 15, an East Waterloo Road bar owner agreed to drop charges of theft on a woman who allegedly took $130 from the cash register after she agreed to return the money.

A Sixth Street woman was charged with obstruction Dec. 16 after she was found running on the street with a shopping bag full of items and no receipts for them. Police were checking to see if the items were stolen.

A Canton Road barbershop was broken into and ransacked Dec. 17, but nothing appeared to be missing.

A Springfield juvenile male was charged with possession of marijuana Dec. 17 after he was found with the substance at a middle school. He was released to his mother.

A Roper riding mower and a Craftsmen push mower were reported stolen from a Wilson Road backyard Dec. 17.

Someone threw a brick through a window of a Howard Avenue home Dec. 17.

On Dec. 18, the front glass window of a Canton Road business was shattered, but no entry was gained.

While at a Massillon Road restaurant Dec. 19, a man visited the restroom and left his jacket on his chair. He returned to find it gone, along with keys to his vehicle and home.

Police charged a Lessig Avenue man with domestic violence and transported him to the Summit County Jail Dec. 20 after he allegedly pushed his juvenile, live-in girlfriend, who is the mother of his child, down the stairs. Summit County Children Services was called in due to the age of the mother and a child being 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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