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South Side Neighborhood Watch

4/25/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of a flat-screen TV and game system from a Killian Road church April 12.

An Akron man at a South Arlington Road location April 13 was arrested on a warrant for carrying a concealed weapon and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On April 15, a West House Drive man reported his neighbor entered his property without permission and harassed him over a property stake. He said this is an ongoing problem. Police contacted the neighbor and advised him to stay off the property.

The owner of a business on Portage Lakes Drive reported April 15 an unknown person in a vehicle damaged decorative pillars in front of the office.

Deputies patrolling Manchester Road April 18 stopped a driver for lane violations and arrested her for DUI and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle after a bottle of vodka was found in her purse.

A South Bender Avenue woman reported a GPS unit was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in her driveway between 1 a.m. and 8 p.m. April 18.

A Canton man stopped for lane violations as he drove on Manchester Road April 18 was arrested for DUI. He was additionally charged with two counts of carrying concealed weapons and using weapons while intoxicated after officers found a knife and loaded gun next to the driver’s seat in his vehicle during a tow inventory. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On April 18, deputies performed a welfare check at a West Waterloo Road residence and arrested a Barberton woman and a homeless man at the residence on warrants and released them to the Akron Police Department.

An investigative traffic stop on Portage Lakes Drive April 18 resulted in the arrest of an Akron man on a warrant for driving under suspension. He was released to the Barberton Police Department.

Deputies responded to a road rage incident at a Manchester Road traffic light April 19 after they saw a man exit his vehicle and pound on the passenger window of another man’s vehicle while screaming obscenities and threats. The suspect, whose registration had expired, was arrested for menacing.

The owner of a Manchester Road business reported April 20 an unknown suspect used green paint to damage a wooden sign and window.

Deputies patrolling Manchester Road April 20 saw a man at a gas station and recognized him from a photo on a warrant for illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Also on that day, deputies went to a Littledale Road residence, arrested a man on a warrant and released him to the Brimfield Police Department.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies are seeking the person who damaged paint on nine vehicles parked in the lot of a South Arlington Road auto sales business April 9.

Officers investigated a report of criminal damaging in an Akron-Canton Airport parking lot April 13, when a sunroof window of a vehicle was broken.

A Knollwood Drive man called deputies April 14 to report his ex-girlfriend was intoxicated and attempting to open the trunk of his vehicle to get beer. She was uncooperative with officers, who told her numerous times to stop screaming. When she continued her behavior, she was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated a break-in at the office of a Massillon Road apartment complex April 14.

A Tabs Drive man reported April 15 someone shot a hole through his metal garage door.

A man reported he returned from a trip April 17 to find the window of his vehicle had been smashed and a GPS unit was stolen. The vehicle was parked in a long-term lot at the Akron-Canton Airport April 14.

A Nimisila Road woman reported April 17 a tire on her vehicle outside her residence was slashed the previous night.

Someone entered an unsecured garage on Folkstone Circle April 18 and stole a purse containing a debit card and identification from a vehicle.

Firefighters responded to a Silver Fox Circle residence April 18 to extinguish a fire that had burned out of control when a resident was burning brush. He was cited for violation of laws concerning open burning.

A man reported his vehicle was parked outside a Charleston Drive residence around 11 p.m. April 19 when the rear window of the vehicle was shattered by a rock, causing $500 damage.

The night of April 19, someone used a brick to cause $450 worth of damage to the door of a Raber Road barber shop. Once inside, they stole $300 and a metal safe.

A Ramsey Drive man reported someone threw eggs at his house and car between midnight and 9 a.m. April 20, damaging a double-pane window of the residence.

Deputies are seeking the person who threw a rock through a sliding window of a residence on Sunnyview Drive between 1 and 8 a.m. April 21.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Springfield High School was broken into April 15. Doors were damaged and $1,100 in copper wire was stolen.

A Lakeside Drive woman reported April 15 she let an acquaintance stay over and the woman stole prescription medicine, a VCR and cosmetics while the resident was sleeping.

An Adams Street woman reported April 15 her bank account was accessed from out of state, and she believes her daughter and daughter’s friend are responsible.

A Lakemore juvenile was charged with unruliness after police responded to a domestic call April 16. The girl had allegedly strewn garbage over the kitchen floor after an argument with her mother.

On April 18, a Plaza Court woman was charged with domestic violence and child endangering. Several witnesses reported the woman smacked her 4-year-old daughter across the face several times. She has one prior domestic violence charge. Also, Summit County Children Services was called in to investigate.

An employee of a Canton Road store called police April 20 after $620 in items were stolen by an unknown man. Police are investigating.

Police charged an 18th Street man with disorderly conduct after being called to a Lake Road bar. The man had been asked to leave but refused.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to an activated alarm at a Manchester Road business April 13 and found the interior secure.

A Rittman man was stopped on Manchester Road for a traffic violation April 13 and arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08.

A Massillon woman also was arrested April 13 for being under the influence, with a BAC of .17, after police responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on Center Road. She reportedly told police she did not know how her vehicle was damaged.

Also on that day, police found a bicycle on Rawlins Avenue and logged it into the department’s property inventory system.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A game console and computer tablet were reported stolen from a Linwood Road home April 12.

The locks on three units at a Canton Road storage facility were cut off April 13 and $6,000 worth of items was stolen.

A Laverne Lane woman reported April 14 she sold her wedding rings on craigslist and sent the rings off to the buyer but found afterward that the check sent as payment was fraudulent.

Police charged an Iron Drive woman with theft after she allegedly stole $20 in items from a South Arlington Road store April 14 and also with possession of drug abuse instruments. A homeless woman with her also was charged with theft and possession of drug abuse instruments, and she was arrested on a warrant.

A Sweitzer Avenue man and a South Arlington Road woman were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine April 14 after management from a South Arlington Road motel called police to investigate the matter.

Also on that day, more than $2,600 in cash was reported stolen from a Killian Road home.

On April 15, a Raymond Avenue man reported $700 in tools was stolen from his car.

A vehicle on Delaware Avenue also was entered that day and a duffle bag with student information was stolen.

A camper parked on Chenoweth Road was broken into April 16. The inside sustained some damage, and $710 in cash was stolen.

An Ewart Road woman called police April 16 after she investigated a noise and found the roof of her car had been scratched with a beer can.

A gas grill was knocked over and two flowerpots at a Samuel Road home were overturned April 16. The resident reported seeing two males ages 18-20 running away when she went to investigate the noise.

A Beach Drive woman parked at a Gala Commons business reported April 16 that someone broke the rear right-side passenger window on her car and stole her purse, which contained credit cards and a debit card.

Two fishing poles were reported stolen from a Canfield Road site April 16.

Three tires on a pickup truck parked at an East Waterloo Road home were cut April 16.

Also on that day, a Pressler Road woman reported finding a doll embedded with glass in her mailbox. She told police she believes it is a Grace Road man who left the doll, as he has done similar things in the past when he is using drugs.

On April 17, a Laverne Lane home was entered and a 42-inch TV was stolen.

A carbon monoxide tank holder was reported stolen from the yard of an East Waterloo Road home April 17.

Also on that day, a DVD player was stolen from a Fair Lane home.

Police investigated a complaint filed April 18 by a Utica Avenue man who said his neighbor’s dog stuck his head through a fence and bit his dog, which required a visit to the vet.

A license plate from a vehicle on Ambre Drive was stolen April 18.

Police responded to a South Arlington Road store April 19 for a call about a man found passed out in the restroom. The man left before police arrived, but they were able to find him nearby. He had several beer cans in his pants, and he allegedly admitted to drinking several beers. He told police he just needed some sleep. Police charged him with disorderly conduct.

An Evelyn Lane man was charged with possession of marijuana and issued a citation for driving under a suspension April 19.

On April 20, police questioned an Oxford Avenue man who was seen looking into cars parked at a South Arlington Road store. He was charged with possession of marijuana, and more charges are pending tests on pills found on his person.

Also on that day, 16 headstones at a Canton Road cemetery were knocked over.

— 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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