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South Side Neighborhood Watch

2/21/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Feb. 6, a man reported he left his truck running outside a South Main Street gas station at 6:20 a.m. and went inside to pay for fuel. When he returned several minutes later, he observed two men drive off in the vehicle. Summit County sheriff’s deputies located the truck, which had been abandoned along Interstate 77 due to a damaged tire. The victim’s prescription and over-the-counter medication, lunch box, cooler, coat and money were missing.

An Edgepark Drive resident reported Feb. 6 a 3-foot-tall decorative fence was stolen from the yard.

Deputies investigated a burglary and theft at a Portage Lakes Drive residence Feb. 7. A man reported someone broke into his home and stole a safe containing money and personal documents.

The owner of a South Arlington Road retail store reported a customer said she intended to purchase 10 dolls, three purses, a large painting and other items, totaling $883, but she left without paying and took the items. Deputies contacted the Barberton woman, charged her with theft and released her with a court summons.

On Feb. 11, an East Minor Road resident reported someone entered an attached garage through a plywood door and stole a hose, tow chain and extension ladder.

Deputies investigated the theft of money from a vehicle outside a Loma Drive residence between 6:30 and 8 a.m. Feb. 12.

A Clinton woman reported she was shopping at a Manchester Road grocery store Feb. 12 when her purse, containing cash, credit cards, identification and a cell phone, was stolen.

An Eastern Road man reported Feb. 13 his daughter took his state-issued debit card without his permission and spent all the available funds.

An unknown driver struck a trashcan outside a State Street residence Feb. 13, spreading trash throughout the yard.

On Feb. 15, a detective and deputy in the area responded to a report of a bank robbery at a Manchester Road bank. At about 9:15 a.m. that day, a man gave a teller a note that demanded money and instructed her not to use a dye pack. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The detective and deputy stopped a man matching his description shortly afterward and found him in possession of items connecting him to the robbery. The 22-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, and further charges are pending the investigation.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies are investigating an incident at a Massillon Road bar Feb. 4. A man sustained extensive injuries from an apparent attack, and his cell phone and money were stolen. The victim, who was unable to provide information about the incident, was transported to a hospital.

On Feb. 7, deputies responded to a Fortuna Drive apartment where two men from Germany were involved in a confrontation. Due to conflicting information, no charges were filed and the two were referred to the prosecutor’s office.

A Mayfair Road woman reported Feb. 8 a man took her vehicle from the parking lot of her residence without her permission. The victim only knew the man’s first name.

A Delta 77 Drive woman called deputies Feb. 10 after witnessing a male and female arguing outside a residence. The male allegedly dragged the female down the stairs, threw her on the ground and began punching her. He left before officers arrived. The victim was transported to a hospital for treatment of multiple injuries. The suspect returned to the scene and was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies responded to a disturbance behind a Melanie Drive residence Feb. 10. A man was yelling and swinging a stick, which had a razor blade attached to the end. Officers observed several self-inflicted cuts on his face and body, and he was subdued and transported to a hospital for evaluation.

On Feb. 11, deputies observed a woman inhaling the contents of a can of aerosol cleaning fluid in a vehicle outside an Arlington Ridge Road restaurant. The Cuyahoga Falls woman admitted she had inhaled the contents of the can, and she was charged with abusing harmful intoxicants. Due to a previous conviction for the same crime, the charge was a felony and she was taken to the Summit County Jail.

The manager of a South Arlington Road automotive sales business reported Feb. 11 someone broke into the business and stole a DVD recorder and money.

Deputies patrolling Massillon Road Feb. 13 observed a driver towing a trailer that had no license plate and stopped him. The Akron man admitted he stole the trailer, and he was charged with receiving stolen property and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An East Nimisila Road man reported a jacket was stolen from his apartment Feb. 13.

On Feb. 14, deputies investigated the theft of an iPhone and GPS unit from a vehicle outside a Twin Lakes Drive residence.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: A Springfield juvenile male was charged with adulterating food and criminal mischief Feb. 1 after urinating in the high school’s ice-making machine. The ice was used at a girls’ basketball game later that night. Two witnesses allegedly came forward to report the incident. The ice machine was cleaned, sanitized and disinfected by school staff, according to the Summit County Public Health District rules.

On Feb. 10, a Plaza Court man was charged with domestic violence after police responded to a call about a domestic incident and found him with his knee on his father’s throat. The man was allegedly angry because he could not find his car keys.

A 53-year-old Lakeside Drive man was arrested for resisting arrest, aggravated menacing and menacing Feb. 12 after going to a Hilda Street home and urging a 19-year-old man at the residence to fight. He also told a man and woman at the home that he would “kill them.” The man was transported to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: Police were dispatched for an activated alarm at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business Feb. 9, but found it was accidental.

While on patrol Feb. 9, police initiated a traffic stop, but the driver ran into the woods after bringing the car to a stop. Police were unable to locate the driver, but found the owner of the vehicle, who said she allowed someone to borrow it. The vehicle was towed because it had been abandoned.

On Feb. 10, police responded to an activated alarm at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business and met with several employees and patrons, who said the alarm was accidental.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: Police arrested a Springfield juvenile male on a warrant for breaking and entering Feb. 8. The youth reportedly had entered a Canton Road gaming establishment to access an ATM, but was unsuccessful. He was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center. Police also discovered he had probation violations. A Coach Lane man also was arrested on a breaking and entering charge related to the incident and was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Feb. 9, a Mayfair Road woman reported she put her purse on a counter at a South Arlington Road store and turned away for a moment, and then discovered $167 missing from her purse.

A 50-year-old Ambre Drive man was charged with domestic violence after allegedly attacking his 27-year-old wife Feb. 9. Police found him on top of her with his hands around her throat, and she had a gash on her arm.

A Linway Drive woman reported Feb. 11 that her Johnland Avenue daughter took her wallet, which contained her driver’s license, $40 and a debit card. She told police she did not want to file charges and that she just wanted a report.

A Rittman man was charged with domestic violence Feb. 11. Police came to an Enright Avenue home after the mother of his children reported he pulled off the door handle of a screen door and punched a door during an argument that started because she would not let him enter the home to see his children. Police discovered he had a domestic violence charge from 2011.

Someone entered an Ohio Edison vehicle parked on Canfield Road Feb. 13 and stole $1,500 in items.

An Ambre Drive woman reported Feb. 13 that while she was out taking her dogs for a walk, someone entered the home and stole a safe with $230, checks, jewelry and prescriptions.

On Feb. 14, a Caira Place man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drugs after police found a loaded handgun and ammunition, as well as a bag of marijuana, in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

A Park Boulevard woman reported Feb. 15 that someone used her identification to obtain a credit card and make $1,698 in purchases.

— 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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