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South Side Neighborhood Watch

2/14/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Manchester Road location Jan. 27 by a man who said he was involved in a road rage incident with a driver in a white Ford Edge who nearly struck his vehicle. When the two drivers stopped, the Ford driver exited his vehicle and pounded on the victim’s vehicle, then drove off. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

Employees of Coventry High School called deputies to the Manchester Road parking lot Feb. 1 after finding five vehicles illegally parked and blocking the entrance. Deputies made several announcements asking the vehicle owners to move their cars, and four drivers responded and moved the vehicles, leaving one that was still blocking the driveway. Deputies had the vehicle towed and released it to the owner, who arrived later to retrieve it.

An Ethan Allen Drive man reported Feb. 2 that someone used an object to damage his mailbox.

Also on that day, deputies investigated a report of identity fraud filed by a Kirby Drive woman who said someone in Arizona used her credit card number to make unauthorized purchases totaling $362.

Deputies investigated a report of theft from an East Long Lake Boulevard residence Feb. 5, when a man reported a $300 handgun was stolen from his bedroom.

On Feb. 5, a woman called deputies to a Manchester Road parking lot. She said she drove her vehicle into a parking space and two men approached her and demanded she move it. They began taking photos of her and her vehicle and pounded on the hood, but they left before officers arrived. Deputies determined a rear tire of her vehicle appeared to have been slashed. They contacted the men, who denied damaging the tire. The victim was referred to the prosecutor’s office to file charges.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: A Pennsylvania man reported Jan. 29 he used a corporate credit card to purchase coffee at the Akron-Canton Airport, and several minutes later a bank representative called and asked him if he would authorize a $2,000 purchase on the corporate card at an online children’s clothing store. He declined the purchase and canceled the card.

A Royal County Down Road man reported his pickup truck was stolen from outside his residence Feb. 3. Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated and determined the vehicle had been impounded, and it was released to the owner.

A patron of a Town Park Boulevard bar reported Feb. 3 a man threatened to harm him but left before deputies arrived.

Deputies are investigating a Feb. 4 report filed by a Massillon Road business owner who said he sent a representative to retrieve a $5,664 payment from a client in North Carolina and the representative kept the money.

A Texas woman staying at an Arlington Ridge Road hotel reported Feb. 4 someone opened a department store charge account in her name and made a $400 online purchase.

A credit card was stolen from a vehicle outside a Koons Road residence Feb. 4.

A Canton woman reported her credit card was stolen Feb. 5 when she used it at a self-serve checkout lane at a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store.

Deputies investigated the theft of a lawn tractor from an Interstate Parkway home improvement store Feb. 6 after someone damaged a fence to enter a storage area of the store.

Two Akron men were arrested for theft Feb. 6 after deputies investigated a report that two males loaded tires into the bed of a pickup truck and drove out of a South Main Street automotive business parking lot. Officers stopped the vehicle and retrieved the tires, which were returned to the victim.

An Aumanti Drive woman reported Feb. 6 her debit card was used to make unauthorized purchases totaling $1,543.

On Feb. 6, a South Main Street woman reported a Mogadore woman has been making unwanted phone calls to her. Deputies contacted the woman, who agreed to stop calling her.

Deputies investigated a report of criminal damaging Feb. 7, when a Bali Drive resident reported someone made a 6-foot-long scratch in the side of a pickup truck.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: Police officers responded Feb. 4 to a request from Summit County Children Services to do a welfare visit on two children at a Russell Avenue home and to ensure the father, for whom there was a restraining order, was not at the home. The children were not at the home, but the father was found hiding in the bathroom. He was arrested on two active warrants and for obstruction of justice. Another man living at the home was arrested on a warrant, and both men were taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Sunnyside Avenue woman reported Feb. 4 that someone accessed her bank account and withdrew an undetermined amount of money.

A Canton Road store employee reported Feb. 6 that someone took $100 in headphones and candy.

The next day, a Lakemore juvenile male reported an unknown man is calling him and threatening to rape him and to perform other sexual acts. The caller also told him he is watching him.

A former Lakemore Village official reported Feb. 7 that a Lakeside Drive man has been calling him at home, being belligerent and swearing at him about his water being turned off, and he has left similar messages on his work voicemail. The Lakemore official called the man while police were present and told him not to call him at home or come onto his property, and the man agreed to comply.

On Feb. 10, police issued a warrant for a Bennington Court man on charges of criminal damaging at a Reeves Court home, where he allegedly threw a for-sale sign onto the property and tussled with the homeowner, who sustained two cuts in the incident.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: Police and fire personnel responded to activated alarms Feb. 7 at a Florian Drive residence, and after no answer at the door, they forced entry into the residence, but found no one inside.

An alarm was activated Feb. 7 at a Manchester Road business, and when police arrived, an employee said the alarm was malfunctioning while she was locking the door.

Police responded to an activated alarm Feb. 9 at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business, but the alarm was accidental.

After receiving a tip from Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Feb. 8 that a woman with a warrant from that department was at a Manchester Road residence, police were given consent to search the residence. The woman was found hiding in an upstairs closet and was transported to Cuyahoga Falls.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: A Quarry Road woman reported Feb. 5 that an Elizabeth Parkway man she met on a social networking site stayed with her for five days and she suspects he was the one who stole $570 from her car.

A Chevelle Drive home was broken into Feb. 5, and a steel safe containing $1,000 cash, a 1-ounce gold bar, a 14-carat gold pen, passports, house and vehicle titles, birth certificates and Social Security cards was stolen.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance Feb. 7 on Ambre Drive. A 50-year-old man said his 27-year-old wife scratched him during an argument. The man would not give the woman, who was crying, money or the car keys so that she could leave for the night, according to the report.

Also on that day, a Canton Road gaming room was entered through an unlocked back window and someone tried to access an ATM inside. Nothing was reported missing or damaged.

A 25th Street Southwest man and a Polk Avenue man were charged with illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs and illegal manufacturing of drugs, and a Winston Street man, a Stratford Street woman and an 8th Street Southwest man were charged with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments Feb. 7. The charges were filed after police responded to a tip about the suspected manufacturing of methamphetamine at a South Arlington Road hotel. Police also found a 4-year-old in the room, and the woman was charged with child endangering.

A Loamshire Road woman reported Feb. 8 she believes her neighbor took a bottle of Vicodin from her nightstand.

Police were called to an East Waterloo Road bowling alley Feb. 8 regarding a domestic dispute involving a Massillon Road woman and an East Miller Avenue man. After searching their vehicle, police found a bag of marijuana. Both denied possession, and the woman said the car belonged to her mother. Police are investigating.

Two people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store Feb. 8-12, including: a West Market Street woman for allegedly taking $98 in clothing and who also was charged with obstruction for reportedly providing false identification; and a Barbara Avenue woman for allegedly taking $222 in clothing, and who also was charged with child endangering for hiding some of the items under her two children’s coats.

An Edson Road man stopped for having no working taillights on his car Feb. 10 was charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and drug paraphernalia after the items were found in his car. He was given a court summons and released.

During another traffic stop Feb. 11, a Clark Street man was charged with possession of marijuana, which was found in the vehicle. Police also found he did not have a valid driver’s license.

A Jefferson Avenue woman who allegedly stole from a South Arlington Road store Jan. 12 was arrested for theft Feb. 12 after she was found at a Canton Road gaming room.

— 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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