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South Side Neighborhood Watch

1/3/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a Dec. 15 report involving the theft of money from an envelope in the mailbox of a Pamona Drive residence.

A South Main Street resident reported Dec. 16 someone used a key that was stored outside to enter the home between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and steal jewelry, CDs and DVDs totaling more than $1,800.

A 60-gallon water heater was stolen from outside a Linda Street residence Dec. 18.

A Portage Lakes Drive woman reported Dec. 18 her ex-boyfriend sent her an email, which she perceived to be threatening, and her therapist advised her to file a police report. Deputies advised the woman that the message was not threatening and advised the man to have no contact with the woman.

On Dec. 19, a Cuyahoga Falls man reported a driver on Manchester Road became enraged after he sounded his vehicle horn because the driver failed to use a turn signal. The victim pulled into the parking lot of a bank and the driver followed him, exited his vehicle and pulled on the door handle of the victim’s vehicle, breaking the handle. He fled before deputies arrived.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence Dec. 19, when a woman reported her boyfriend pushed her against a wall during an argument. The man said she was the one who pushed him. Both parties were intoxicated, and the Norton man agreed to leave for the night.

An Akron woman was arrested for theft of groceries from a Manchester Road store Dec. 20, and deputies are seeking a female accomplice after employees reported the two shoplifted merchandise worth $311.

A Wrico Street resident reported someone attempted to open the side door of her residence Dec. 21 and fled when he saw her.

Deputies investigated the theft of a 2001 Ford Windstar from the parking lot of a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road church Dec. 21. The vehicle was unlocked, with the key in the ignition and the engine running.

A representative of a cable company on Killian Road reported Dec. 23 a $1,000 cable box was stolen from the property.

A Manchester Road woman was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail Dec. 24 after her husband reported she punched and scratched him during an argument at their residence.

A Magnet Drive resident reported Dec. 24 someone broke a garage window. Nothing was reported missing at the time.

The window of a Mansfield Road residence was broken Dec. 24, but the home was not entered

A Lakeway Street woman called police Dec. 25 after her live-in boyfriend began breaking items in their home and she feared for her safety. The victim signed charges for domestic violence and a motion for a temporary protection order, and the man was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail. Deputies notified the Springfield Police  Department of the arrest, as they had warrants for possession of drugs and DUI for the man.

A Kimble Drive woman reported Dec. 25 she allowed the father of her children to come to her home to visit the children despite a court order preventing him from being in contact with her. When he refused to leave, she called deputies, who arrested him for violation of a protection order and took the Barberton man to the Summit County Jail.

On Dec. 26, a West Magnet Street woman reported someone entered her residence through an unlocked back door between midnight and 2 a.m. and stole a semi-automatic rifle and high-powered pellet gun.

A Portage Lakes Drive man reported Dec. 26 an air-conditioning unit and stainless steel box, totaling $4,000, were stolen from outside his residence.

Deputies investigated a Dec. 26 report stating someone entered a garage on Waterside Drive between 6:30 and 6:50 a.m. and stole a router table, saw and other miscellaneous tools.

A Manchester Road resident reported Dec. 27 someone slid under a partially open garage door and stole an extension cord and a 5-gallon can of gasoline.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Sweitzer Road residence Dec. 12, when two TVs, a laptop computer, a game system, jewelry and a piggy bank containing $500 were stolen between 3:15 and 4:30 p.m.

An employee of a Lauby Road factory reported a co-worker threatened to blow up the business Dec. 12 during a dispute about a paycheck. The employee denied making threats, and no police action was taken.

On Dec. 15, deputies were seeking the person who broke windows on three vehicles outside a Chenoweth Road golf course and stole purses and other items.

An Akron woman stopped for a traffic violation on Cottage Grove Road Dec. 17 was released to the Canal Fulton Police Department on a warrant.

The night of Dec. 18, vandals overturned trashcans and recycling bins at a Southwyck Road location.

A wallet and a case containing CDs were stolen from a vehicle parked at a Massillon Road location the night of Dec. 19.

The manager of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store called deputies Dec. 20 when someone loaded a cart with 12 cases of Red Bull worth $255 and pushed it out of the store without paying. Deputies searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect.

On Dec. 21, deputies contacted an Akron woman at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road gas station, arrested her on a warrant for possession of drugs and took her to the Summit County Jail.

A woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of a Massillon Road apartment complex Dec. 21 and stole a $1,800 ring, personal documents, food cards, CDs, an iPod cord, gift cards, cigarettes and a knife.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Dec. 21 someone entered his residence between 8:45 and 9:15 p.m. and stole knives worth $240.

Someone broke the window of a vehicle in a South Arlington Road parking lot between 8 and 9 p.m. Dec. 21 and stole a purse.

A woman reported she was walking her dog at the intersection of Sleepy Hollow and Greenfield roads Dec. 21 when another dog ran up and attacked her dog. She was bitten on the wrists and fingers while protecting her dog. Deputies were seeking the owner of the other dog.

At 4:30 a.m. Dec. 22, deputies patrolling South Arlington Road observed an intoxicated female dressed inappropriately for the weather loitering outside a business. The woman told officers her boyfriend dropped her off there and drove away. She was charged with underage drinking and taken to a detoxification center.

Deputies found an unoccupied vehicle with the engine running in a fire lane outside Akron-Canton Airport Dec. 22 and arranged to have it towed. A New Philadelphia man was arrested for possession of drugs that were found in the vehicle during a tow inventory.

Someone poked holes in tires on two vehicles parked outside an Arlington Ridge Road store Dec. 23.

A Norton man stopped for a traffic violation on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road Dec. 23 was arrested for possession of marijuana and released with a court summons.

Deputies located an Akron man at a Massillon Road gas station Dec. 23, arrested him on a warrant for violation of a protection order and released him to the Akron Police Department.

A woman reported her credit card was stolen from her vehicle in a South Arlington Road parking lot Dec. 23 and used to make purchases totaling more than $1,400.

A Muchney Street man who reportedly pushed a family member to the floor during an argument Dec. 26 was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Delta Drive man reported a GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle outside his residence Dec. 27.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: A Chelsea Drive man reported Dec. 18 someone from a collection agency keeps calling him demanding money and also told him there was a warrant out for his arrest from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. The man stated he checked this and found it to be false.

A Front Street man called police Dec. 22 to report he was walking home with his friend on Martha Avenue when a man pulled up in a car and taunted him to fight. That man stated it was the man walking that came to his home, banging on the door and wanting to fight. Police referred them to the prosecutor’s office.

On Dec. 26, a Fifth Street man reported two men have been throwing snowballs at his home.

A Frank Street man who picked up a street sign that had been knocked over by a plow was called by police Dec. 27 and asked to return it. When he did, he was charged with theft.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to an activated alarm at a Manchester Road business Dec. 20 and found the exterior secure. An employee reported the alarm was accidental.

Cuyahoga Falls Police Department came into contact with a woman with a warrant out of New Franklin Dec. 24 and transported her to the Summit County Jail.

A Grove Road man reported Dec. 30 his $300 mailbox and drainage pipe were damaged.

Sheriff’s deputies found a man with a bench warrant for failure to pay fines Dec. 30. He was transported to the Summit County Jail, which refused to take him for medical reasons, and he was released on bond.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: On Dec. 20, a Krumroy Road man reported he received a package with $3,600 worth of ammunition, and someone left a note on his door asking for it. He told police he was afraid to bring it to that person, and instead turned it over to them. Police contacted the owner and told him he could come to the police station to retrieve it, and the owner said he would come in Dec. 27.

Three cars parked at a South Arlington Road restaurant were broken into Dec. 21 while owners were inside. Checks, credit cards, keys, cash, a Social Security card and other identification were stolen.

A Beach Drive man reported Dec. 21 that he opened an email message from FedEx asking him to pick up an item, but then his computer froze. A note said he needed to purchase a security program to unlock his computer. He called FedEx, where officials confirmed the message was a scam.

When police responded to a call about a driver being stuck in a Swartz Road yard Dec. 21, they noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After a search, they found a baggie of the substance and a smoking pipe, and charged a Chadwick Drive woman with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

Ten people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store between Dec. 21 and Dec. 26, including: a Highland Drive man for taking a $288 laptop and who also was charged with criminal trespass; a Wyoga Lake Road man for taking six video games and a GPS unit, and who was arrested on a warrant out of the Alliance Police Department; an East Market Street woman for taking $21 in hair care products; a Chester Avenue woman for taking two TVs, three video games and one cellphone; a South Akron juvenile female and Ido Avenue and Lindenwood Avenue women for taking a total of $100 in items; a Rosyln Avenue man for taking $117 in items; and two juvenile females from South and North Akron, after they pushed a cart of $282 in items out of the store without paying. They were stopped by security, but the mother of one of them ignored them and kept walking away. They told police the mother told them to do it, and police tried to contact her, but she said she was working in Medina and refused to pick up her daughter, who was released to a cousin. The other girl was released to her mother. Also at the store, police are seeking a man who ran off with five video games.

On Dec. 22, two men from Williams and Cross streets were charged with disorderly conduct due to intoxication after they were found walking in the road on South Arlington Street. One passed out and was transported to a hospital and one was released to a family member.

Police charged a Canfield Road man with assault and possession of drug paraphernalia Dec. 22 after they were called to the home and found he had punched a roommate in the eye, causing a cut.

A Buchtel Avenue man also was charged with disorderly conduct due to intoxication after police were called to an East Waterloo Road bar Dec. 23. A bar employee called police back later after finding a bag of white powdered rocks on a windowsill at the end of the evening. The rocks were confiscated.

An intoxicated Linwood Drive man was charged with domestic violence Dec. 24 after allegedly grabbing and shoving a family member.

A Columbine Avenue home was broken into Dec. 24 and a TV, wallet, checks and tools were stolen.

A Delaware Avenue man reported Dec. 24 that a Walnut Road man took his $700 cell phone and will not answer his calls or return the item.

A Coventry Street woman reported Dec. 25 that she forgot her wallet, with a debit card, driver’s license, prescription and health cards and keys at a South Arlington Road store, but when she returned, it was no longer there.

A Taylor Avenue man reported Dec. 26 a neighbor keeps driving through his yard. He asked police to document the incident.

Also on that day, a North Jenkins Boulevard woman was charged with theft after allegedly admitting to taking a total of $80 on separate occasions from the locker of a fellow employee at a South Arlington Road store.

On Dec. 27, the windshield of a car on Lessig Avenue was broken.

— 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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