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South Side Neighborhood Watch

4/4/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Employees of a West Waterloo Road gas station reported March 20 someone entered the store and stole candy. They provided a copy of video surveillance footage to Summit County sheriff’s deputies, who were reviewing it in an attempt to identify the person.

Deputies investigated a report of criminal damaging at a South Prior Avenue residence, where a man reported the window of his vehicle was damaged March 23.

A Fruit Drive resident reported March 23 someone disabled a lock on the front door of the home but did not gain entry.

Following a traffic stop on Interstate 77 March 23, deputies arrested a Massillon man who was a passenger in the vehicle and released him to The University of Akron Police Department on a warrant.

Deputies went to a South Arlington Road residence March 23 and arrested a man on a warrant for identity theft. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On March 24, Barberton police arrested a Robinson Avenue man on a warrant for nonsupport and released him to deputies, who took him to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies patrolling South Main Street March 25 observed a small brush fire near the entrance to state Route 224. Officers extinguished the fire and notified firefighters. An investigation into the cause of the suspicious fire is ongoing.

On March 26, deputies patrolling Massillon Road observed an Akron woman walking in the roadway. She was arrested on a warrant for theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A North Carolina woman reported March 19 a baggage screener at Akron-Canton Airport said her purse tested positive for explosive residue, and the agent took the purse to another area to examine it. After he returned the purse, the woman boarded her flight, and when she reached her destination, she noticed $3,000 missing from her purse. When she called the airline, she was told a screener would not search a purse without the owner present.

A Massillon Road man located at a Greensburg Road residence March 20 was arrested on a warrant for possession of drugs and released to the Ravenna Police Department.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies located an Akron woman who allegedly shoplifted hair gel from a South Main Street convenience store March 21, arrested her for theft and released her with a court summons.

Baggage screeners at Akron-Canton Airport called deputies March 22 when they discovered a large amount of cash in the lining of an Akron woman’s luggage. Deputies took possession of the currency pending completion of an investigation.

On March 23, deputies patrolling Graybill Road March 23 stopped a driver for a traffic violation and arrested the Akron man for consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle after he reportedly admitted drinking hard lemonade while driving. He was released with a court summons.

Deputies located a Doylestown woman at an Eastview Road address March 24, arrested her on a warrant for robbery and took her to the Summit County Jail.

On March 24, deputies located an Akron man at a South Arlington Road hotel, arrested him on warrants for theft and probation violations and took him to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia found in her vehicle during a traffic stop on Town Park Boulevard March 25.

The mother of an Akron woman reported she witnessed her daughter being assaulted by her boyfriend while they were at a Manchester Road location March 25. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: The rear license plate on a car parked on Sanitarium Road was reported stolen March 26.

Police stopped a Sanitarium Road woman for having no front plate March 29. The woman came out of her car toward the cruiser and began yelling and cursing at the officer, and her husband and his sister came out of the house also yelling. The officer was forced to radio for another unit. The female driver was charged with obstruction.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Ohio State Highway Patrol officers came into contact March 20 with a man with an active warrant out of New Franklin, and he was transferred to court.

After responding to an activated alarm March 24 at a Manchester Road business, police found an open door. They checked the interior and found it secure.

A $3,000 box trailer was stolen March 28 from a Rex Lake Road location.

A West Caston Road woman reported March 29 that $474 worth of credit card charges in California she did not make appeared on her bill.

A Dayton Street man reported March 29 that an air-conditioning unit on a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road house owned by a relative appeared to be sawed off. Police are investigating.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Mentor man who tried to cash a fraudulent $789 check at a South Arlington Road store March 25 was charged with forgery. Police also are investigating a Cleveland Heights woman with him who was in possession of a debit card in the name of another woman. A third woman in the car had the same last name as on the debit card.

Police charged a Fleming Drive man and a St. Louis man with possession of marijuana March 26 after finding them parked in a rear lot of a South Arlington Road hotel without lights on smoking the substance.

A North Oakwood Avenue man was charged with inappropriate handling of firearms after police found a handgun, hollow-point ammunition, a 9mm magazine and a knife in his vehicle during a traffic stop March 27.

A chain securing a gate behind a Die Gem Way business was cut and $600 in scrap metal was stolen March 27.

A vacant Hillstock Avenue home was entered and some items from the home were found scattered behind the lot March 27.

Also on that day, an $80,000 tractor was stolen from behind a South Arlington Road store. The person had also tried to take the trailer it was on, but after a tire on it was damaged, it was left behind.

On March 28, a Lessig Avenue woman reported a home health aide, of Cole Avenue, did not mail out a set of bed sheets as asked, and she believes the woman kept them for herself.

A vehicle on Coach Lane was entered March 28 and a wallet with two credit cards, Social Security card, birth certificate and cigarettes were stolen.

A GPS unit was reported stolen from a vehicle on Farmdale Road that same day.

A Lessig Avenue man found March 28 passed out on a hill next to an East Waterloo Road bowling alley with a bottle of vodka and an empty aerosol can was evaluated by EMS and released to his father.

On March 29, a North Firestone Boulevard man was charged with theft after taking a $70 item from a shelf and trying to return it for store credit, and he was turned over to Barberton police on a warrant.

Police were called to a loud party March 29 on Swinehart Road, where a juvenile was observed drinking, and police arrested and charged a 16-year-old male from Green with underage consumption of alcohol and tobacco and possession of marijuana.

Two unknown women and two unknown men consumed $55 in food at a South Arlington Road restaurant, complained about the food and then left without paying for it March 29.

A Clouse Drive woman was charged with possession of K2 spice and drug paraphernalia March 29 after police responded to a call about a domestic dispute. The woman was transported to a hospital for evaluation.

On March 30, an Akron woman staying at a South Arlington Road hotel reported she let an unknown woman in to use the bathroom, and after the woman left, she found that two of her necklaces were missing.

An Ironwood Road man was charged with domestic violence March 31 after allegedly choking his girlfriend and throwing her to the ground because she “came home late from work.”

An Eastlawn Avenue man was charged with assault after striking a Longacre Drive woman who tried to stop him from driving drunk from an Abington Road location March 31.

A GPS unit, insurance card, owner’s manual and vehicle registration were stolen from a car on Columbine Avenue March 31.

A Fritsch Avenue vehicle also was entered that day and two bottles of prescription medicine were stolen.

A Barberton man stopped for a traffic violation March 31 reportedly gave police false information and was charged with obstruction, as well as possession of marijuana and medication. Police also found a dismantled shotgun in his vehicle.

— 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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