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South Side Neighborhood Watch

1/24/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: An employee of a Manchester Road bank reported Jan. 10 a man left the bank with $2,396. After a dispute over the money, the Akron man demanded she give him the funds, grabbed the cash and fled. Summit County sheriff’s deputies referred the investigation to the FBI.

Deputies went to a West Olden Road residence Jan. 13, arrested a man on a warrant for aggravated possession of drugs and took him to the Summit County Jail.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported Jan. 14 she lost her bank debit card and someone has been using it to make purchases.

On Jan. 14, deputies investigated a burglary at a Bender Avenue residence where someone forced open a door, damaging the frame, and stole a GPS unit and radar detector from a vehicle in the garage. Nothing was reported missing from the house at the time.

A Boat Drive woman reported Jan. 14 a laptop computer, iPhone, charger and prescription medication were stolen from her unlocked vehicle outside her home.

Deputies responded to a dispute involving neighbors on Loma Drive Jan. 14. The parties stated it was a verbal altercation and agreed to stay inside their homes for the evening. No charges were filed.

Stereo equipment worth $300 was stolen from an unlocked car outside a Robinson Avenue residence Jan. 14.

A Uniontown man located at the intersection of Portage Lakes Drive and South Turkeyfoot Lake Road Jan. 14 was arrested on a warrant for receiving stolen property and released to the Barberton Police Department.

A Robinson Avenue man reported Jan. 14 a hammer, drill, power and hand tools worth $1,950 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside his residence the previous night.

Deputies investigated a suspicious male in a vehicle at a Willowview Road location the night of Jan. 15 and arrested him on a warrant for disorderly conduct. The Valley City man was released to North Olmsted police.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Hightower Drive residence regarding a custody dispute Jan. 11. The parties involved were advised to consult their legal representatives, and a report was filed.

A woman reported she was driving north on Interstate 77 Jan. 12 when a man in another vehicle attempted to run her off the road and took photographs of her. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect and were attempting to identify him from information the female provided.

A Lakefront Drive man reported Jan. 13 someone entered two vehicles in his driveway and stole a set of car keys from each of them.

Deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a South Main Street bar Jan. 14 and located a Canton man wanted on a warrant. He was released to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.

A Massillon Road resident reported a suspicious-looking man was standing beside her trailer the night of Jan. 14. Deputies determined he was an employee of the trailer park.

A woman filed a report of identity fraud Jan. 14, stating there were seven unauthorized charges made on her bank debit card and all charges were made at a South Arlington Road fast-food restaurant on different days. Deputies are investigating.

Deputies investigated the theft of a motor vehicle Jan. 14 after a Woodview Drive woman reported someone broke into a shed on her property and stole a motorcycle.

On Jan. 15, employees of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store reported an unknown female stole laundry detergent worth $22 and fled before officers arrived.

A South Main Street woman called deputies to her home Jan. 15 to report her ex-boyfriend grabbed her and forced her out of bed, then held her down and refused to let her get up. She said she struck him in the mouth with her elbow. The male had a lip injury, which was treated by EMS. Due to conflicting information, no charges were filed.

A patron of an Interstate Parkway restaurant reported the window of his vehicle was smashed and a computer bag was stolen Jan. 16 between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

On Jan. 19, deputies responded to a report of a robbery at a South Arlington Road gas station, where a man reportedly had stolen two cartons of cigarettes after stealing cigarettes from a West Waterloo Road gas station in Coventry and a Massillon Road gas station in Green. A man at the South Arlington Road gas station attempted to stop the robber by grabbing his steering wheel and was dragged a short distance before the robber fled north. He was found in Akron a short time later and fled on foot when deputies attempted to stop him. The suspect jumped into a canal to escape, but began yelling for help. After he was rescued, he was arrested. The 52-year-old Rocky River man was transported to a hospital. He was charged with robbery. Deputies also found he had warrants for fraud and driving under suspension.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: Two computer tablets were reported stolen from Springfield High School Jan. 15. Staff attempted to track their whereabouts, and one was discovered to still be somewhere on school property. There were no suspects at the time of the report.

While on patrol Jan. 15, police stopped to investigate a duffle bag found on the street at Sanitarium Road and Raymond Avenue and discovered a portable methamphetamine lab inside. A detective was called to the scene to investigate.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to activated alarms Jan. 17 and 18 at two West Turkeyfoot Lake Road residences and checked the exteriors. Both were secure.

A Russell Avenue woman reported a Harter Home Drive juvenile male went missing Jan. 15. Police contacted the male in Barberton Jan. 18 and found he had been in touch with his sister.

A Zeletta Drive man was stopped for a traffic violation on Renninger Road Jan. 20 and was arrested for driving under the influence, having a BAC of .08, and driving while under suspension.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: An Akron man reported his cell phone was stolen from his table at a South Arlington Road restaurant when he went to use the restroom Jan. 13.

Officials from a Krumroy Road church called police Jan. 13 after finding a bullet hole in a rear glass door. Police found the bullet went through the door and into the church, striking a chair.

A Woodland Place resident reported Jan. 14 someone punctured a hole into the side of his above-ground swimming pool.

Police responded to a domestic incident Jan. 14 and found a husband and wife arguing. He claimed she pushed him, and she said she did so only to stop him from “yelling in her face.” Police advised the couple about the domestic violence laws, and the woman left to take the children to school.

Someone entered a new home under construction on Columbine Avenue by kicking in a side door and stealing $2,700 in copper piping Jan. 14.

Police responded to an alarm at a Canton Road drive-through Jan. 15 and found a door had been pried open, but nothing appeared to be disturbed. Police believe the culprits had been scared away by the alarm and canvassed the area. They saw three youths, one wearing a backpack, walking nearby, but did not stop to question them.

A Kreiner Avenue woman reported Jan. 15 her daughter has not contacted her recently and she was concerned. The woman said her daughter is a heroin addict and she is looking after her children.

A Manchester Road woman and a Chester Avenue woman were charged with disorderly conduct after arguing with other shoppers and urging them to fight at a South Arlington Road store Jan. 15.

A Fifth Street Northwest woman was charged with theft after allegedly concealing items in her 4-month-old son’s car seat at a South Arlington Road store Jan. 16. She had two other young children with her and was charged with child endangering.

An employee of a Massillon Road business reported 500 pounds of scrap metal was stolen Jan. 16.

Police issued a warrant on a domestic violence charge for a Neal Road man Jan. 17 after he reportedly grabbed his girlfriend by her coat, ripping it, and also grabbed her, causing a swollen and cut lip.

— 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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