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South Side Neighborhood Watch

1/17/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Buttercup Drive woman reported Jan. 5 someone opened a credit account in her name and spent $2,850. The person attempted to open two more accounts, which were declined.

On Jan. 7, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies contacted the ex-boyfriend of a Longacre Road woman and advised him to have no contact with her after she reported he was harassing her with unwanted phone calls and text messages.

A Winimac Drive man reported Jan. 7 he learned that an unknown male used his personal information to obtain medical treatment at several hospitals and locations, and the victim received medical bills for the treatment.

A Columbus woman arrived at a Hummel Drive residence Jan. 8 to pick up her son for visitation and his father reportedly refused to allow him to go with her, despite a court visitation order. The man said he feared she would not return the child or that she would take him out of the state. Deputies contacted a magistrate, who ordered the man to allow the visitation. Deputies advised both parties the issue was a civil matter.

An employee of a South Arlington Road medical office reported Jan. 8 a Canton man called her at work after she ended a relationship with him, and showed up at the office and confronted her. Deputies advised him the female wanted no contact with him.

A woman reported Jan. 9 that her purse, containing identification cards and prescription medication, was stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside a South Bender Avenue residence.

On Jan. 10, a Daisy Avenue man reported an Akron man threatened to harm him during an argument and left. Deputies contacted the suspect, who denied making threats. The victim declined prosecution, and the parties were advised to have no contact.

Deputies investigated a Jan. 11 report filed by the manager of a Manchester Road financial institution about $5,000 missing from a bank deposit. Deputies were reviewing video surveillance footage.

On Jan. 11, deputies received information about a man believed to be responsible for bank robberies in Akron. He was located in a vehicle on Kellogg Avenue, and as deputies approached, he fled in the vehicle. Deputies followed him along Wilbeth Road until the vehicle crashed into another on Kenmore Boulevard under the Manchester Road overpass. The Akron man was taken into custody.

The owner of a four-wheel off-road vehicle reported Jan. 12 all four tires on the vehicle were slashed while it was parked outside a Hyacinth Avenue residence.

On Jan. 12, a woman reported her .22-caliber rifle was stolen from a residence on Traymore Drive. She said the house is in foreclosure and the bank that owns it has hired workers, who have been inside it on several occasions.  

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated the burglary of a Moore Road residence Jan. 7 after suspects broke in and stole a TV, necklace, watch and Coventry High School ring.

An Opal Drive woman reported Jan. 8 the father of her child picked her up, threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her, then left before officers arrived. She said she had argued with him on Facebook. The Cleveland man returned an hour later and was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Detectives are investigating the burglary of a Kingston Road residence Jan. 8. Someone had entered between 5:30 and 10:15 p.m. and stole video game systems; accessories and games; jewelry, including two $1,200 diamond rings, a $1,500 bracelet, platinum, sapphire and emerald jewelry; a boat title; a security box; and Social Security cards.

A Georgia man reported he left his bag in a restroom at the Akron-Canton Airport Jan. 8 and returned several minutes later to retrieve it. The bag was there, but a laptop computer, two checkbooks, a cell phone and medication had been stolen.

A South Arlington Road automotive dealer reported Jan. 9 that five dealer license plates were stolen from the business. Deputies entered information about the plates into a national database for stolen vehicles and plates.

Deputies investigated a report of criminal damaging at a South Arlington Road shipping business Jan. 9, when suspects damaged an air conditioner.

A Chevy pickup truck stolen from outside a Starview Drive residence was recovered on Corporate Woods Drive Jan. 9.

A man reported Jan. 9 his $200 cell phone was stolen from an unlocked locker at a Massillon Road fitness center while he was in the shower.

Deputies were called to a domestic dispute at a Mayfair Road residence Jan. 11 and arrested a man for domestic violence, aggravated menacing and having weapons under disability (due to a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking), and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Lakeview Drive resident reported Jan. 12 someone damaged a 3-inch metal pipe outside the residence.

A Grey Village Drive man called deputies to his home to report his girlfriend bit him on the shoulder during an argument Jan. 12 and left. He refused to provide her name and declined medical attention for the bite.

Deputies patrolling Massillon Road Jan. 13 stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation and arrested him for underage drinking and having an open bottle of gin in the vehicle.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: An Emorey Circle woman reported her new bankcard was stolen from her mailbox Jan. 5 and returned Jan. 7. The envelope had pencil mark tracings on it as if someone had attempted to discover the number on the card.

A Castletown Court woman reported Jan. 8 she found drug paraphernalia in her basement and believes it belongs to her daughter. When police questioned her, she said it was not hers, but reportedly admitted to having two hypodermic needles in her purse. She was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was then handed over to the Brimfield Police Department on a warrant.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: During a traffic stop on Bolender Road Jan. 7, police found a pipe and a bag of marijuana inside the vehicle after a search. A Maple Grove Circle man was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

A Hyman Avenue man reported Jan. 8 a man gave him a counterfeit check for $18,000 to purchase his truck.

On Jan. 10, a Center Road man reported someone used his Social Security number to apply for a store credit card.

Police discovered a woman with an outstanding warrant out of the Barberton Police Department at a traffic stop on Manchester Road Jan. 10 and transferred her to that department.

A Traphagen Street woman was arrested Jan. 13 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road for driving under the influence after police found her vehicle stuck in a yard.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: An employee at a Massillon Road motel reported Jan. 7 a man came up to the window and asked to see a certain female, and when he was told there was no such person there, he said he had a gun and demanded money. After getting $95, he fled on foot.

On Jan. 8, a Wilson Avenue woman reported someone used her credit card number to purchase $143 in items.

Four bottles of prescription medication were stolen from a Grace Road home Jan. 8.

Police charged a Lacroix Avenue man and woman with theft for allegedly stealing $123 in items from a South Arlington Road store Jan. 8, and also charged them with obstruction for providing false information. Also at the store, a Jefferson Avenue woman was arrested Jan. 12 for taking $69 in items, but she escaped when police became involved with a combative female. A warrant was issued for her arrest.

While on patrol Jan. 9, police noticed a light on at a Krumroy Road building that was supposed to be vacant and found the lock on a back door broken and drug paraphernalia in the house.

A Krumroy Road woman reported Jan. 9 that a Massillon man sent her a text message that threatened to “slaughter her like a pig” for refusing to go out with him.

Also on that day, a 14-year-old Springfield male was charged with unruliness after he swore at his siblings. He was referred to Summit County Juvenile Court for prior incidents.

A Kent Court man was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with passing bad checks after a bank employee determined a check for $2,401 he had was fraudulent and had been cashed earlier at a bank in Green.

Police filed a dog bite report with Summit County Public Health after a 10-year-old Linwood Road boy reportedly was bitten by a neighbor’s dog Jan. 9.

On Jan. 10, police responded to an Oakwood Drive location for a suspicious vehicle and found four 18- to 19-year-old males coming out of the woods with an odor of marijuana. One was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a drug pipe was found on him.

A window on a Lessig Avenue school was pried open and a computer laptop was stolen Jan. 10.

Police charged a Pondview Drive man with theft after he allegedly took $65 in items from a South Arlington Road store Jan. 12.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

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