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South Side Neighborhood Watch

2/7/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Jan. 23, Summit County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of assault outside a Manchester Road grocery store, where an Akron man said a Barberton man shoved him during an argument, knocking him against the outside mirror of his vehicle and causing it to break off. The Barberton man denied the allegations. The two were told to avoid contact with each other.

Deputies investigated a report of burglary Jan. 25, when a Balton Drive man reported a lock box containing personal documents was stolen from his residence.

Employees of a Manchester Road grocery store reported Jan. 25 an unknown male stole a bag of energy drinks and fled. Deputies were reviewing video surveillance footage to identify the person.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road Jan. 28, deputies arrested a Massillon man on a warrant for driving under suspension. He was taken to the Summit County Jail to be released to Ohio State Highway Patrol officers in Wooster.

A Mallard Point Drive woman reported Jan. 28 that her boyfriend threw her across a room and against a wall during an argument at her residence. The man provided conflicting information, and the woman was referred to the prosecutor’s office to file charges.

A stolen vehicle recovered from the parking lot of the Summit County Jail Jan. 28 was released to a Stark County rental car company.

An employee of a Portage Lakes Drive real estate office reported Jan. 29 she contacted a tenant to arrange for a fire inspection at his residence, and he threatened her with bodily harm. The man told deputies he only threatened to take financial action due to the poor conditions of the rental property. The parties were advised to seek legal counsel.

A Manchester Road video store was robbed Jan. 30 at about 11:35 p.m. Two people described as white males about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing 160 to 180 pounds and wearing dark clothing and brightly colored scarves wrapped around their heads and faces entered the store shortly before closing. One brandished a handgun and demanded cash and the other indicated he had a gun as well. The two fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Deputies and the sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit responded, and the incident is under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 330-643-2181.

An Akron man observed walking in the roadway at the intersection of Manchester Road and Lola Avenue around 3 a.m. Jan. 31 was arrested on a felony warrant for receiving stolen property and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: A Pickle Road woman called Summit County Sheriff’s deputies Jan. 24 after finding a goat and sheep grazing in her yard, damaging shrubs and property. Officers herded the animals to their home on the same street and charged the owner with failure to control his animals. He was released with a court summons.

A North Canton woman was arrested for theft and forgery Jan. 25 for taking checks from a Town Park Boulevard woman, forging them and making them payable to a Cuyahoga Falls woman, who cashed them.

Deputies are investigating a report of theft and forgery filed Jan. 25 by a Skyside Drive man who said an Akron man obtained his checks, forged and cashed them at two check-cashing businesses.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road Jan. 26, deputies arrested an Akron man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and confiscated the items. He was released with a court summons.

A Guinevere Circle woman reported someone entered her residence Jan. 26. Nothing was reported missing.

On Jan. 27, deputies were alerted to the smell of marijuana coming from an apartment on Chenoweth Drive. A man who answered the door reportedly admitted smoking marijuana and surrendered drugs and paraphernalia. He was charged with their possession and released with a court summons.

An employee of a Fortuna Drive business reported Jan. 27 that the windshield and side windows of his work vehicle were broken while it was parked in the lot. Nothing was reported missing.

A woman reported someone broke a window of her vehicle, which had been parked outside a Glen Eagles Boulevard tennis club, between 6 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and stole her purse, glasses, a GPS unit and digital camera.

Deputies stopped a Uniontown man for a traffic violation on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road Jan. 29 and arrested him for possession of drug paraphernalia after a K-9 officer alerted deputies to the presence of contraband in the vehicle.

On Jan. 30, deputies responded to a road rage incident that began on Interstate 77 and ended in the parking lot of a Massillon Road gas station. One driver reported the other driver, from Canton, pointed a gun at him while passing his vehicle. That man did not have a weapon, but he admitted he overreacted and aggressively pointed his finger at the other driver after a traffic incident. The Canton man was charged with disorderly conduct and released with a court summons.

A woman reported her vehicle was scratched while it was parked at Green High School on Boettler Road Jan. 30.

Deputies investigated an animal complaint at a Massillon Road location Jan. 31, arrested a Coventry Road man on a warrant for misconduct at the scene of an emergency and released him to the Akron Police Department.

Deputies were dispatched to Green Feb. 2 after thefts from about six vehicles were reported in the last two days. A deputy noticed an individual carrying a black backpack near a Koons Road wooded area, and when the man was confronted, he fled on foot. After a 2.5-mile foot pursuit, the man was apprehended. The Struthers man was allegedly found with property stolen from the vehicles, was charged with theft and obstructing official business, and transported to the Summit County Jail. It was determined he was absent without leave from an Oriana House program and he is suspected of involvement in other burglaries in Green. More charges are pending an investigation.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: A Springfield High School student reportedly caught smoking in the school parking lot for the second time was charged with underage use of tobacco Jan. 30.

On Feb. 4, a Lake Road man was transported to a hospital after a firemedic called to the home reportedly was assaulted. Family members had called emergency personnel to the home fearing for their safety because he was off his medication. The man allegedly attacked a firemedic when they arrived.

A Russell Avenue man was charged with violating a protection order and obstruction of justice Feb. 5. On Jan. 27, police had been called to the home regarding his presence there, despite the order. When police got there, he reportedly hid from police. On Feb. 5, he came to the police station and told them he arrived at the home after the woman whom he was not allowed to be with had left.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: A male student at a West Nimisila Road school allegedly shoved another male student Jan. 24 and broke his wrist. The Steve Drive male was arrested for assault.

A bicycle was found in a ditch on Manchester Road Jan. 26, and police discovered it was stolen from Arizona.

Police responded to a vehicle in a ditch on Johns Road Jan. 28 and arrested a Rheam Road man for being under the influence.

A Manchester Road male was arrested for unruly juvenile offenses Jan. 29 after reportedly not listening to his father.

Police responded to an activated alarm at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business Jan. 30 and discovered an unsecured door. The interior was checked and found to be secure, and police closed the door.

Police were summoned to an activated alarm at a Manchester Road business Feb. 1 and observed balloons and an inflatable display inside that were blowing around inside the building. Police responded to activated alarms at the business later that day, and the building was secure.

A man came to the police station Feb. 2 and requested 12 pounds of bullets be destroyed.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: On Jan. 22, a Kenmore Boulevard woman was charged with receiving stolen property in relation to a Jan. 18 incident in which checks and a debit card were stolen from an elderly man. A warrant for a homeless man also involved in the incident is pending.

A Hite Street man reported Jan. 25 that $155 worth of tools was stolen from a South Arlington Road hardware store.

A homeless man stopped for driving with fictitious plates was charged with possession of drugs after Vicodin was found in his car. He also was found to be driving under suspension and had a warrant out of the Akron Police Department. He was transported to the Summit County Jail.

On Jan. 27, two groups of people walked out without paying after eating at a South Arlington Road restaurant.

A Long Road woman reported her wallet, with her driver’s license, a debit card and $20, was stolen from her purse while she was at an East Waterloo Road bar Jan. 27.

The next day, a Taylor Avenue man reported his son stole $300 from his account by getting him to sign a check.

A May Road man stopped for driving through a stop sign Jan. 29 was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after the items were found in his car.

On Jan. 30, police went to a South Arlington Road motel room in use by people involved in an Akron homicide and recovered drugs and paraphernalia.

A safe in a Proctor Road home was pried open and a rifle and shotgun were stolen Jan. 30. Police entered the weapons into a database.

Also on that day, a Cuyahoga Street woman reported she lost her wallet, containing her driver’s license, Social Security card and credit card, while she was on a bus on South Arlington Road.

A Kubler Trail man was charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging Jan. 31 after he reportedly kicked an oven door, shattering it, grabbed his girlfriend by the neck, hit her on the head and gave her a fat lip. He turned himself in to police after a warrant had been issued for his arrest, and he was transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Hillstock Avenue man also was charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging that day after he reportedly went to the home of his ex-spouse to retrieve some items, became enraged and threw a glass bowl at her, striking her car and breaking the windshield.

A McKinley Avenue man was charged with theft after he allegedly ate a doughnut without paying for it and stole pens from a South Arlington Road store Feb. 3.

On Feb. 5, a Springfield juvenile female was charged with domestic violence and unruliness after she reportedly kicked and punched her mother, who had told her she was not permitted to leave the house. She left with her boyfriend and was later found by police at his home on 18th Street Southwest. She was arrested and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

— 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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