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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/16/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of criminal damaging at the rental office of a residential complex on Mallard Point Drive May 6, when a manager reported the mailbox was damaged.

Also May 6, deputies were seeking the person who broke the glass out of the front door of a South Main Street retail store between 5 and 8 a.m. and stole $100.

Between 4 and 5:30 a.m. May 6, someone broke the glass in the front door of a salon on South Main Street in a failed attempt to gain entry.

An employee of a South Main Street yacht club reported May 6 he observed a man steal a taillight from a boat trailer on the property. The suspect told deputies he took the light to replace one of his that was broken. He placed the light back on the victim’s trailer, and the Akron man was arrested for theft and released with a court summons.

The owner of a marine business on Portage Lakes Drive reported May 7 a neighbor has been making harassing phone calls to him regarding a property dispute. Deputies contacted the neighbor and advised him to stop calling the man and resolve the matter through legal channels.

Employees of a West Waterloo Road gas station reported May 7 a woman stole sunglasses from a display and drove off in a vehicle.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a South Prior Road residence May 9, when an unknown person opened an unlocked window but failed to gain access to the home.

An employee of a Manchester Road clothing store reported the license plate was stolen from her vehicle, which was parked in a lot while she worked May 9.

An Akron man who was stopped for a traffic violation on Portage Lakes Drive May 10 was released to the Norton Police Department on a warrant.

Also May 10, a Lake Vista Drive man reported he received unwanted voice mails from a Norton man after telling the man not to call him. Deputies contacted the caller and advised him to have no contact with the victim.

Deputies arrested an Akron man and took him to the Summit County Jail May 12 after he admitted stealing medication from a Woburn Drive man during a visit to the victim’s home.

A woman reported she was watching an athletic event at Logan Field on North Turkeyfoot Lake Road May 13, when an Akron man approached her, pointed his finger at her face and called her names. She requested deputies document the incident.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On May 4, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Mayfair Road apartment, where a $200 diamond ring and a digital camera were stolen.

An East Nimisila Road woman reported May 5 that an unknown person wrote profanity on the windows of her apartment the previous night.

Deputies are seeking the person who entered three lockers in the gymnasium of Green High School during football practice May 5 and stole two iPhones, an iPod, cell phone, bank debit card and money from three males.

A $200 Coach purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of a Mayfair Road apartment complex May 6.

Also May 6, deputies investigated the burglary of a Thursby Road residence, where someone entered and stole video games, music CDs and numerous jewelry items from three residents.

Two employees of an Interstate Parkway cinema were arrested for disorderly conduct May 7 when they showed up for work intoxicated. One man was released with a court summons and the other was taken to the Summit County Jail when he reportedly refused to cease his disorderly behavior.

The manager of a Lauby Road vehicle rental business reported May 8 that a 2012 Ford Fusion was returned to an airport rental return port and washed and fueled, but the manager later determined the vehicle and keys were missing. Deputies entered information about the vehicle into a national database for stolen vehicles.

Deputies responded to an alarm at a Massillon Road business at 2 a.m. May 9 and determined the glass front door had been smashed and an unknown amount of money stolen.

The manager of a Massillon Road retail store arrived at work at 7:30 a.m. May 9 and discovered $100 had been stolen from the business the previous night.

A Sara Drive man reported May 9 that a $500 gas grill was stolen from his garage.

On May 10, deputies checked departing flights at Akron-Canton Airport for a child who had been reportedly abducted and was possibly being flown out of the state. The child was not located.

Deputies investigated the theft of a 1989 Toyota Corolla from a parking lot on Corporate Woods Parkway between 4 p.m. May 10 and the following day at 8 a.m.

A man reported the door of his van was broken by someone while the van was parked in the lot of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store May 11, while the victim was shopping. Numerous hand and power tools, an air gun, grinder and sander were reported stolen.

An Akron woman stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road May 12 was arrested on a theft warrant and released to Stark County sheriff’s deputies.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Wingate Avenue woman reported May 4 that while she was in jail, two friends who took her keys for her went to her home and stole two cell phones, a computer, a TV, DVD player and DVDs, speakers, $350, jewelry, a Social Security card, her purse, clothing, perfume, a blow dryer and health care products.

Someone damaged the passenger-side door of a vehicle belonging to a student at Springfield High School May 4.

On May 7, a witness reported seeing an unknown person running from a closed Canton Road hair salon. Police are investigating.

Two Linwood Road men and a Victory Street man were charged with theft, vandalism and criminal trespass after they were caught taking copper from a vacant Flickinger Road facility May 9. Police also found tin snips and brass knuckles at the site.

A Wilson Avenue school employee reported May 9 someone removed $284 from the business account without permission.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: New Franklin police officers accepted a man with an active warrant out of their department from Springfield Township May 1.

Police responded to an activated alarm May 4 at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business and found the alarm had been set off accidentally.

A vehicle that was blocking a Myers Road driveway and had license plates did not belong to that vehicle was towed May 6.

Police came into contact with a man with an active warrant out of New Franklin and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office May 7.

Following a traffic violation on Manchester Road May 12, a Hightower Drive woman was arrested for driving under the influence.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Vine Street woman reported May 4 she unknowingly dropped her credit card by her front door and later found someone had used it to spend $200 at a South Arlington Road store and gas station.

A Canton Road man was charged with criminal damaging after scratching a South Jackson Boulevard woman’s car while at an East Waterloo Road store May 5. Several people witnessed the incident.

Police attempted to serve a warrant on a Clayben Drive man May 5, but the man took off on foot. After a brief chase, he was caught, arrested and charged with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

A vacant Toepfer Road home was entered May 6 and copper pipe was stolen.

A Cory Avenue woman was charged with obstruction May 6 after reportedly giving police false information about her identification to avoid arrest on warrants. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On May 7, a Coach Lane woman reported two neighbors stayed with her for a few days, and after an argument, they left and took some of her medication with them.

Six windows were broken out at a Farmdale Road school May 7.

Also on that day, an employee of a Massillon Road business reported someone copied and cashed checks totaling $1,252.

A bicycle was reported stolen from the backyard of a Meadowridge Road home May 7.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office was called in to dispose of a pipe that was found near a North Columbine Avenue mailbox May 7.

A Battles Avenue man was charged with theft May 7 after allegedly taking $237 in merchandise from the shelf of a South Arlington Road store and returning it for a gift card.

The windows on a Caterpillar loader parked at a Cleveland Avenue location were smashed out May 7, causing $1,000 in damage.

Also on that day, a Russet Lane woman was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and transported to the Summit County Jail on several warrants.

On May 8, a Carnegie Avenue man was charged with criminal damaging after allegedly throwing a baseball at a woman, missing her but hitting a car and denting a fender.

A Kubler Trail woman reported a juvenile acquaintance took her vehicle without permission to a friend’s home May 8. She was able to retrieve it from that home. Police are investigating to determine whether to file charges.

Someone forced open a window on an Old Home Road and entered, stealing $950. The person appeared to know where the money was hidden, according to the police report.

A Springfield juvenile female was charged with assault after allegedly punching a 10-year-old juvenile male in the shoulder from behind while at school May 10.

A Short Way resident reported May 10 that while she was visiting a neighbor, someone entered her home and took medicine, a cell phone, coffee and her glasses.

— 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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