South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: An Akron man was arrested for robbing the Manchester Road branch of U.S. Bank Feb. 15, when a teller reported he walked in and presented a note demanding money. He fled with $526, and Summit County sheriff’s deputies apprehended him a short distance away. A weapon was found in his possession, and he was additionally charged with carrying a concealed weapon and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies are seeking the person or persons who damaged the top hatch of a Ford limo van at an Eastern Road location Feb. 15 and stole a TV.
An Akron man was arrested for theft of items from a Manchester Road grocery store Feb. 15 and released with a court summons.
Also Feb. 15, deputies patrolling Manchester Road stopped a driver for a traffic violation, arrested the Barberton man on a warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.
A Lake Vista Drive man reported Feb. 16 that a video game was stolen from his bedroom, possibly by a house guest.
A Beechville woman staying at a Manchester Road motel was arrested on a theft warrant Feb. 16 and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Following a traffic stop on Edge Park Drive Feb. 16, an Akron man was arrested on a warrant for DUI and released to the Stow Police Department.
Deputies patrolling Ironwood Drive Feb. 16 stopped a driver for a traffic violation. An Akron woman, who was a passenger, was arrested on a warrant for drug abuse and released to the Akron Police Department.
A motorist reported someone threw eggs at his car as he drove on South Main Street Feb. 17.
An Akron man who was stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road Feb. 18 was arrested for driving without a valid operator’s license. He was additionally charged with possession of crack cocaine, which was found in his vehicle during a tow inventory, and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies responded to a disturbance at a South Arlington Road business Feb. 20, when an Akron woman reported her live-in boyfriend struck her several times during an argument. He said she started the altercation when she spat on him. She denied spitting on the man, and he was arrested for assault and released with a court summons.
A Canal Fulton man who was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 Feb. 20 was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and released with a court summons. A passenger was arrested on a warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A man called 9-1-1 when he observed a man break a glass door of a residence on North Turkeyfoot Road Feb. 21. The unknown man fled before deputies arrived.
The next day, deputies went to a Portage Lakes Drive location and arrested a man on two warrants for theft. He was released to the Tallmadge Police Department.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: An employee of Akron-Canton Airport reported Feb. 12 that she asked a cab driver to move his vehicle and he began cursing at her. The driver denied cursing, and the employee was referred to the prosecutor’s office to file charges.
A Graybill Road woman reported Feb. 15 that an unknown person in California opened a utility account in her name and incurred a charge of $220.
Following a traffic stop on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road Feb. 16, a Hudson man and a Canton woman were arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
A guest at an Arlington Ridge Road hotel reported Feb. 16 that someone broke into his truck in the parking lot and stole numerous hand and power tools.
Summit County sheriff’s deputies stopped an Akron man as he left a South Main Street specialty store with six DVDs he reportedly had concealed Feb. 16. He was charged with theft and taken to the Summit County Jail. The following day, an unknown female stole jewelry items from the same store and fled in a silver, four-door truck.
An Akron man, who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on Massillon Road Feb. 18, was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments and released to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies on two warrants for drug abuse.
Also Feb. 18, a Koons Road woman reported Percocet was stolen from her residence.
Deputies were called to Akron-Canton Airport Feb. 18 by a pilot who said he was approaching the airport when a green laser light was pointed into the cockpit from a location in the southwest area of Youngstown. The report was documented and forwarded to the FBI.
A guest at a Fortuna Drive hotel called deputies Feb. 20 to report his girlfriend bit and punched him after finding messages on his cell phone. The female admitted she punched and bit the victim, who had a puncture wound on his shoulder. The male said he did not want her arrested, and he refused to cooperate with officers, who charged her with domestic violence and took her to the Summit County Jail.
Also Feb. 20, deputies investigated a burglary of a Dunstone Avenue residence, where someone damaged a glass door and entered sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. A video game, safe, digital camera, video recorder and other items were stolen.
Deputies are seeking the erson who stole a $2,400 generator from a vehicle in the parking lot of a Fortuna Drive hotel Feb. 21.
A Greensburg Road man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail Feb. 21 after his live-in girlfriend reported he struck her in the face several times during an argument. The victim signed a motion for a temporary protection order, and her injuries were evaluated by Green EMS. The charge was a felony due to a previous conviction.
Twenty CDs, including a collector’s item that was signed by band members, were stolen from a vehicle outside a Spade Road residence Feb. 22.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: An 18-year-old Lakemore male was charged with underage consumption of alcohol and domestic violence Feb. 16 after police responded to a domestic situation call. His mother told police that her son had damaged his bedroom and struck her with his belt. The male was found to have bloodshot eyes and an odor of alcohol. He was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police charged a Mount View man with felonious assault and aggravated menacing Feb. 18 after he allegedly struck a Frank Street man with his car, breaking a mirror, and used his hand to form a gun and say “You’re dead.”
A vacant First Street home was entered and $250 in copper piping was stolen Feb. 18.
A 14-year-old Springfield female was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia and tobacco violations at a high school Feb. 19 after two pipes, two grinders, marijuana, rolling papers and a rolling machine were found in her purse.
On Feb. 23, a Rentar Lane woman was charged with assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct due to intoxication. Police were called to a Canton Road gaming establishment regarding an intoxicated woman and found her to be uncooperative. She also bit an officer on the arm when he was handcuffing her. She was charged and transported to the Summit County Jail.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Dietz Avenue man was arrested Feb. 17 on Manchester Road for being under the influence and driving while intoxicated.
Police came into contact with a woman who had an active warrant out of the Canal Fulton Police Department Feb. 19 and transferred her to that department.
Also Feb. 19, a Manchester Road woman reported her debit card had been stolen and $900 was charged on the card. An 8th Street man was arrested for theft after he reportedly told police he had used the card to purchase cigarettes.
A Kaylin Drive man reported Feb. 22 someone used his credit card and personal information to purchase a $122 deep fryer.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: A Frazier Avenue man reported Feb. 15 his girlfriend came to his place of work and took his car without permission. The vehicle was entered into a database of stolen vehicles.
After observing some suspicious activity in a South Arlington Road store parking lot Feb. 15 and stopping to question the men, a Spring Avenue man was found to have a probation violation out of Georgia and a Broad Street man was found to have two active warrants out of Akron. Both men were transported to the Summit County Jail to be handed over to those police departments.
A 14-year-old Springfield female was transported to a hospital for evaluation after making suicidal threats Feb. 16. She was found to have broken into rooms in her house to consume liquor and pills. Criminal charges are pending. Police also are searching for a man on charges of unlawful sexual activity with a minor after he was found with the girl by her mother.
An East Thornton Street man and woman were charged with theft after taking $230 in merchandise from a South Arlington Road department store Feb. 16. The woman also was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after she was found with methamphetamine, a scale and $2,731 in cash.
During a traffic stop on that day, a Schubert Avenue man was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after he was found to be in possession of a marijuana cigarette and rolling papers.
A Proctor Road man reported he believes his ex-girlfriend is responsible for scratching “cheat” onto the side of his car Feb. 16. Police called the woman and she denied any involvement.
Police were called to a South Arlington Road restaurant Feb. 17 for a fight involving five people. Charges are pending an investigation.
Three people were charged with theft after allegedly taking merchandise from a South Arlington Road store Feb. 17 to 20, including two Baltimore Avenue women for hiding $34 in pet items in their purses and a Hazel Street man for taking $1,393 in items, and who also was charged with resisting arrest. In addition, police issued a warrant for a Louisiana Avenue woman for loading $1,098 in items in her car and driving off.
A Bridger Road woman was charged with domestic violence Feb. 18. Police found she had argued with her 40-year-old daughter, of the home, and scratched her face and neck.
Police issued a warrant for the arrest of a Columbine Avenue man who allegedly shot two teens and an adult with a pellet gun Feb. 19.
A Portage Line Road man reported Feb. 20 that he left his $660 gold wedding band on the bathroom counter in an East Waterloo Road pub after washing his hands, and when he went back to retrieve it, he found it had been taken.
A Lakeside Drive man was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police responded to a call about a domestic incident involving his girlfriend Feb. 20.
After a two-hour search and making an automated phone call to 80,000 people and to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children Feb. 21, police found a missing 11-year-old Springfield male playing at a local fast-food restaurant. Earlier, the male had been picked up by his mother from school due to a suspension and dropped off at home. When she returned, she found a written note that said a man took him and some items and they would be back on Saturday. The male was charged with inducing panic and unruliness.
On Feb. 22, 50 vehicle motors were reported stolen from a Kennedy Road business. Police found the motors behind the business.
A Proctor Road man reported a 9mm gun, $2,500 in cash and jewelry had been stolen from the home Feb. 23.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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