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South Side Neighborhood Watch

4/11/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On March 23, someone damaged a window of a vehicle parked at a South Arlington Road location.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of forgery at a Manchester Road bank March 25 involving someone who wrote, signed and cashed a check for $25 on an account belonging to another customer.

A Manchester Road man reported March 25 his wife struck him in the face during an argument. The female denied striking the male, who had no visible injuries. Due to conflicting information, no charges were filed and the male was referred to the prosecutor’s office.

On March 26, deputies responded to a report that a male was destroying vehicles at a Nimisila Road location. The Clinton man was arrested for disorderly conduct and additionally charged with carrying concealed weapons when officers found several knives in his pockets and a police baton in a bag he was carrying. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated a break-in at a Manchester Road hair salon March 26 after the owner arrived to find a glass front door had been broken. Nothing was reported missing at the time.

Also on that day, deputies responded to an alarm at a Manchester Road tanning salon and arrived to find the front door glass had been smashed. It was not known whether anything had been stolen at the time.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a South Main Street residence March 31. A woman reported a verbal argument with her boyfriend escalated into a physical confrontation. She threatened to call police, and the male reportedly took her cell phone, smashed it on the ground and physically restrained her from leaving. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A $20 tire was removed from a vehicle parked at a State Mill Road location April 1.

Deputies patrolling state Route 224 at the intersection with Interstate 77 April 1 observed a vehicle fully engulfed in flames on the roadside. The driver, a Canal Fulton woman, was outside the vehicle. The fire was extinguished and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

A landscaper reported April 3 that lawn equipment totaling $2,500 was stolen from a yard on Cottage Grove Road while he worked.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A South Main Street man was arrested for domestic violence March 25 after his girlfriend’s mother said she witnessed him grab the female by the hair and strike her. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On March 26, Summit County sheriff’s deputies confiscated a counterfeit $20 bill passed at a Massillon Road gas station.

A woman reported she lost a diamond ring at a location on South Turkeyfoot Lake Road March 26.

Also on that day, deputies investigated the burglary of a Mayfair Road residence where someone entered an apartment through a shared crawl space and stole a camera, diamond necklace and other items.

A South Main Street resident reported March 27 someone entered the residence and stole coins, a security box containing Social Security cards and other documents and a safe containing cash.

On March 29, deputies were seeking the person who had entered a Comet Road residence through a side door. Nothing was reported missing from the home.

Deputies investigated an aggravated robbery at a South Arlington Road business March 29. Two males armed with baseball bats approached two employees and threatened them. The males took the employees’ cell phones and a bag containing cash and fled. Deputies located the bag of cash in a trash receptacle outside a nearby drive-through beverage center, and they are seeking the males involved.

An Eagle Drive woman reported March 30 she returned from a trip to find a DVD player had been stolen from her home.

A Uniontown woman reported April 1 an unknown person used her Social Security number to enroll in a community college.

On April 2, deputies investigated reports of criminal mischief and trespassing at the city’s sports complex on Fortuna Drive, where someone entered through an unlocked door and spray-painted walls.

Deputies are seeking the person who stole blank checks from a Sawgrass Drive residence April 2 and cashed them at various banks for a total of $662.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: On April 3, a Canton Road store employee reported two juvenile males took two bottles of cough medicine to the back of the store. When they left, she went to check in the back and found two discarded boxes of the cough medicine.

The driver’s side window on a pickup truck parked on Lakeside Drive was shattered with a pellet gun April 5.

An East Waterloo Road man and two Springfield juvenile males were charged with criminal trespass and curfew violations after they were stopped at 3 a.m. April 6. Police discovered gloves and a flashlight in the vehicle, and the three allegedly admitted they had been on a vacant property looking around.

An Adam Street woman reported a Texas man accessed her account to withdraw $1,000.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Renninger Road woman reported April 2 she received a letter from the Internal Revenue Service that stated someone attempted to claim her tax refund.

Police were dispatched to a Hilltop Drive residence for a fight April 2 and arrested two Twin Hills Street men for assault. They reportedly went to the residence to discuss a woman. The men allegedly claimed the Hilltop Drive resident was punching their vehicle, and they blocked his path so the vehicle would not be damaged. One of the suspects was treated at the scene, and the Hilltop Drive man was taken to a local hospital.

Following a car accident April 4 on West Nimisila Road, a West Nimisila Road man was arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Officers responded to an apparent road rage incident on Shadybrook Drive April 1. A Seneca Trail man reportedly threatened to put an East Waterloo Road man “into the ditch” and then pulled him out of his car. Another unknown man threw something at the victim’s windshield, causing damage.

A warrant for possession of drugs was issued April 1 for a South Cleveland Avenue woman who failed to produce a prescription for oxycodone found in her car during a traffic stop 24 hours earlier.

An East Waterloo Road grocery store reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill April 2.

Police are investigating a report of rape at a Canton Road driver-thru business April 2 involving an intoxicated Abington Road woman and an intoxicated Barberton man. The woman was taken to a hospital.

A car on Avis Road was entered and two boxes of shotgun shells were reported stolen April 3.

Police charged a 19th Street Southwest woman with possession of marijuana after making a traffic stop April 3.

A Coach Lane woman reported an acquaintance hit her in the face April 3. She is attempting to identify her for police.

Also on that day, a Pawnee Boulevard woman reported her daughter, of Alta Vista Avenue, stole checks, forged her name and received $580 in cash.

On April 4 during a traffic stop, a Bilburston Road woman was charged with possession of methamphetamine after the substance was found in a coffee filter in her purse.

An Avis Road man reported April 4 that he believes his son took $500 missing from his truck. He also told police his son has a drug problem.

A window on a Farmdale Avenue home was shattered with a pellet gun April 5.

A front window on a Meander Circle home also was shattered that day.

A Samuel Road home was entered and jewelry and five bottles of prescription medicine were stolen April 5.

A debit card, prescription medicine and $20 were reported stolen from a Marion Avenue home April 5, and the residents told police they believe a Lynn Road woman took the items while she was there. Police searched the woman when she returned, but the items were not found.

A Jeep parked on Neal Road was entered April 5 and a GPS unit, phone charger, duffel bag and tennis shoes were stolen.

Police stopped a Tallmadge man April 5, and after searching his truck, charged the man with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

On April 6, a Troyer Avenue Northwest man found leaning against a wall at a Canton Road drive-thru business was charged with disorderly conduct after it was discovered he was intoxicated.

Police searched a Hillstock Avenue home April 6 and found methamphetamines in containers, marijuana in a bag, drug paraphernalia in two boxes, a fuel can and tubing. Two men and two women of the home are under investigation.

A Utica Avenue man was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after cocaine and pipes were found in his car April 6.

Police were called to a South Arlington Road store April 7 regarding 5- and 7-year-old children left alone in a car in the parking lot. After investigating, they charged an Akron woman, who was inside the store for close to 30 minutes, with child endangering. Police also found one child did not have a booster seat as required by law and the woman did not have a valid driver’s license. A friend of the woman delivered a booster seat and drove them home.

A Millstone Circle resident reported someone attempted to enter the home April 7. He reported the garage man-door and a screen window were damaged, but no entry was gained.

On April 8, a window and siding were damaged with a pellet gun. The homeowner told police a neighborhood 8-year-old juvenile male and his friend have been seen using the gun.

— 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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