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South Side Neighborhood Watch

4/18/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies patrolling South Arlington Road April 11 stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation, arrested him on a warrant for carrying a concealed weapon and released him to the Akron Police Department.

Employees of a rehabilitation facility on South Main Street reported April 12 they have been collecting drugs that have been stashed in spare rooms at the facility. Deputies placed the drugs into evidence, and they are investigating.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road April 12, deputies arrested a passenger on a warrant for escape and took her to the Summit County Jail.

Also on that day, deputies arrested two Akron men during a traffic stop on warrants for disorderly conduct from the Akron and Barberton police departments. The men were released to the Akron Police Department.

Deputies investigated reports of theft and criminal damaging outside a South Benton Avenue residence April 13, when a man reported someone damaged the passenger-side door of a vehicle and stole a GPS unit from an unsecured vehicle in the driveway.

An Oakwood woman stopped for a traffic violation at the intersection of state Route 619 and Manchester Road April 13 was charged with having open containers of alcohol in a vehicle after deputies found several containers of vodka in her purse. She was released with a court summons.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road April 13 stopped a Cleveland man for lane violations, arrested him on a warrant for contempt of court and released him to the Boston Heights Police Department.

Deputies are seeking the person who entered an unlocked vehicle in a Manchester Road parking lot April 14 and damaged the steering column in a failed attempt to steal the vehicle.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Deborah Court woman reported April 5 an unknown person used her credit card to make an unauthorized purchase totaling $243.

A Corsham Circle resident reported April 11 an unknown person forged and cashed business checks at a local bank. The checks bear the name of the victim’s business, but a company logo is missing. Checks cashed to date total $3,982.

Deputies responded to a report that a man was shoplifting at an Arlington Ridge Road store April 11, located the suspect in a vehicle in the parking lot and observed a stolen item in the car. The Wadsworth man was arrested for theft and additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia found during his arrest. He was released to the Wadsworth Police Department on a theft warrant.

The morning of April 11, deputies investigated the theft of a motor vehicle from a Massillon Road parking lot. Fairlawn police recovered the vehicle several hours later following a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle, and deputies arrested an Akron man for receiving stolen property and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated the burglary and theft from a Massillon Road apartment April 12 after a woman reported she returned home to find an unknown person had entered her home and stolen a driver’s license, documents and other items.

Following a traffic stop on Town Park Boulevard April 13, deputies arrested a Louisville man who became combative with officers. He was charged with disorderly conduct, and EMS transported him to a hospital for a medical evaluation.

An Island Drive resident reported April 13 four metal and chrome wheels worth $4,000 were stolen from a locked garage, which is shared with three other tenants. Deputies are investigating.

On April 14, deputies assisted officers from the Ohio Highway State Patrol at the scene of a traffic stop at the intersection of South Main Street and Moore Road.

Deputies patrolling Mayfair Road April 14 arrested a Lakemore man for criminal trespassing after they observed him driving a vehicle on property belonging to a residential complex and determined he had been banned from the property due to a previous incident.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: While serving a felony warrant at a Russell Avenue home April 8, police discovered numerous items to manufacture methamphetamine, and two women and two men of the residence were charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamines.

The rear window on a vacant home on Martha Avenue was damaged April 8.

The next day, the boards on a window at a vacant Flickinger Road building were knocked off and the building was entered.

On April 11, a wagon and gas can were reported missing from a Sanitarium Road yard. The homeowner told police the wagon was later found in the yard of a Pawnee Boulevard home.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Thorndale Drive woman was arrested April 7 on Manchester Road for driving under the influence. Her BAC tested .08.

A Lester man reported April 7 his $1,200 trailer was stolen from his driveway.

A Myers Road woman reported April 9 that someone used her credit card to make $516.40 worth of online purchases.

Police confiscated rifle ammunition reportedly brought to a Renninger Road school by a male student April 11.

A Barrymore Avenue woman was arrested for obstructing official business April 11 after police noticed she and the driver of the vehicle she was in switch places before coming to a stop for a traffic stop. A Barrymore Avenue man operating the vehicle was found to be driving while under an insurance violation. 

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Keys Place woman stopped for speeding April 4 was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle after police found an open bottle in the console of her car.

A warrant was issued for an East Tallmadge Avenue woman April 6 after it was discovered she allegedly stole $108 in clothing from a South Arlington Road store.

A car belonging to an Old Home Road man was scratched while it was parked at a Canton Road restaurant April 8.

Police issued a warrant for a Pressler Road woman on charges of obstruction April 8 after she allegedly gave police false information during her arrest and was released. She was later discovered to have felony warrants out of the Streetsboro Police Department.

On April 9, 22 headstones were pushed over at a Canton Road cemetery.

A Ronald Road man was charged with criminal trespass April 9 after he was found living at the home despite being told by police he could not because the home was condemned and due for demolition.

A Greensburg Road man stopped for speeding April 10 was found to be driving under a suspended license. He and a Utica Avenue man were charged with possession of criminal tools and marijuana, and a white powder substance was sent for testing. Further charges are pending the results of that test.

A Gridley Avenue man reported April 10 he gave a Tritt Drive man $2,070 for a 2000 Dodge Durango SUV, and the man then asked to borrow it. He let him use the vehicle, but the man has refused to return it.

Also on that day, a Suzuki four-wheeler was taken from a Sanitarium Road storage shed after someone broke the lock off the unit. The item was found with heavy damage in a nearby park several hours later.

On April 11, an iPhone was reported stolen from a vehicle on McAlister Road.

A Garfield Street man was charged with theft after he allegedly stole $712 in clothing from a South Arlington Road store April 11.

A Pressler Road man reported he bought $184.60 in gift cards from a Griggy Road man for $90 and discovered they had no value. He told police he called the man, but the man refused to refund his money. Police issued a warrant for his arrest.

A South Arlington Road store employee reported April 11 two unknown women have stolen $1,400 in cell phones during several visits to the store.

On April 12, police responded to a call from a Klages Boulevard home where a man reported he awoke his 62-year-old wife to get her to take her medicine, and when she went to the bathroom to take it, she was found shaking and with her eyes rolling back in her head. The woman was taken to a hospital and police are investigating.

A Victory Street woman and a Jason Avenue woman were charged with theft April 13 after allegedly taking $149.40 in items from a South Arlington Road home improvement store shelf and trying to return it for a refund.

Three units at a Canton Road storage facility were broken into April 13 and more than $6,000 in items were taken.

Also on that day, a Louisville man was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a moving 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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