South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Employees of a West Waterloo Road gas station reported May 1 that an unknown female took a bowl of watermelon from a display into a restroom, ate half the melon and threw the rest into the trash, then left in a vehicle.
An Akron woman reported May 4 she dropped her credit card at a West Waterloo Road gas station, and an unknown person picked it up and used it at numerous area locations before the woman realized it was missing.
Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic dispute in a vehicle on Killian Road May 6 and stopped the driver at Buttercup Drive to investigate the incident. An Akron woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested on a warrant for theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.
On May 10, deputies stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation on Portage Lakes Drive and recognized him as a suspect who was wanted on a warrant. He was released to the Akron Police Department.
A Bevan Street woman was arrested for felony theft and taken to the Summit County Jail May 14 after she admitted she took her mother’s credit card without permission on two occasions and made withdrawals totaling $640.
A State Street woman reported an unknown person broke beer bottles in her driveway the night of May 14.
A North Turkeyfoot Road man reported May 16 that a motorist backed into his mailbox and uprooted it. The Akron man agreed to fix the mailbox, and no charges were filed.
Deputies investigated a report of identity fraud May 16, when a Swartz Road woman received a credit report containing discrepancies and learned three credit accounts had been opened in her name without her knowledge.
Also May 16, a male entered the PNC Bank on Manchester Road around 2:55 p.m. and handed the teller an envelope that contained a note demanding cash. The male then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was arrested the next day.
On May 17, deputies contacted two Akron men at a South Arlington Road location and arrested one man on a warrant for aggravated assault and the other on a warrant for obstructing official business. They were taken to the Summit County Jail.
A citizen reported an Akron man stole scrap metal from township property on Manchester Road May 18. Deputies located the suspect at the scrap yard, and he admitted taking the metal. He was charged with theft and released with a court summons.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: City of Green firefighters and Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a location on South Main Street May 8, when an unknown person attempted to start a fire on property owned by a utility company.
On May 12, deputies assisting Springfield police officers in a search for a theft suspect stopped a driver on South Arlington Road, arrested the driver for driving under suspension and took the Kent woman to the Summit County Jail on warrants for child endangering and theft. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as the theft suspect, was released to the Springfield police officers.
A car stereo and GPS unit were stolen from two vehicles outside a Schneiderman Road residence May 13.
An Akron man was found in possession of hashish oil and drug paraphernalia May 13 at a residence on Stockdale Drive. He was taken to the Summit County Jail, and additional charges were pending completion of an investigation into a large amount of cash in his possession.
Deputies responded to a report of loud music at a Mayfair Road apartment May 14, where a female resident and an Akron man denied using drugs when deputies questioned them regarding the odor of marijuana in the apartment. The male was advised to leave and not return at the request of the apartment complex management.
A Saturn Drive woman reported May 14 a $500 leaf blower was stolen from her trailer while she mowed grass at a Helston Road location.
Also May 14, deputies investigated the burglary of a Magua Drive residence, where an unknown person entered through a rear sliding door. Nothing was reported missing at the time.
Following a traffic stop on Interstate 77 May 14, a man was arrested on a warrant and released to the Akron Police Department.
A Uniontown man observed sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle on Mayfair Road May 16 was arrested on a warrant and released to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies.
A Crowsnest Circle resident reported a license plate was stolen from a vehicle outside the residence May 16.
A baggage screener at Akron-Canton Airport called deputies May 16 when a drug pipe was discovered in the luggage of a Pennsylvania man. He was charged with its possession and released with a court summons.
Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance between an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road couple May 16, and a female was transported to a relative’s house for the night.
A Columbus man working at an Arlington Ridge Road construction site reported May 17 that an unknown person cut a chain and stole a water pump and chainsaw from the bed of his truck.
Also May 17, deputies responded to a physical altercation between neighbors on Tricaso Drive. Due to conflicting information, officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor, and both women were charged with disorderly conduct.
Deputies investigated a report of criminal damaging on Bexley Circle May 18, when someone threw a wine bottle that damaged a vehicle.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: Three Springfield juvenile males were charged with disorderly conduct May 10 at the high school. Police found two of them preparing for an arranged fight in a boy’s bathroom and one of them taping it and acting as a lookout.
A Lake Street man was charged with felonious assault May 11 after allegedly stabbing an Old Home Road man during an argument.
Mail and newspaper boxes were knocked off their posts at a Seneca Avenue home May 13.
A Springfield juvenile female was charged with aggravated menacing, inducing panic, disorderly conduct, obstruction and resisting arrest at the high school May 14. The female was in a verbal argument with a juvenile male at the school and was sent to the office. While there, she allegedly threatened to stab the male, tried to hit him and cursed at him, as well as threatened to “blow up the school.” She would reportedly not calm down when asked several times and pulled away when police tried to handcuff her. She was arrested and transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.
Police charged a Lake Road man with open burning violations after he was found burning brush, cardboard and plastic May 16.
On May 18 at 3:15 a.m., police were called to a disturbance and found a Crossway Drive man and a Deerwood Drive man walking home from a bar. Both were reportedly intoxicated and were charged with disorderly conduct.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Renniger Road man reported May 10 that $1,690 worth of items, including a video game console, controller and video games, was stolen from his residence.
Police came into contact with a man with an active warrant out of the Orrville Police Department May 11 and transported him there. He also had warrants out of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Wooster Police Department.
A Highland Park Drive woman reported May 12 the light and lamp post in her yard were damaged.
A West Caston Road male was arrested May 13 for theft after he reportedly admitted to stealing a $100 necklace to give to his mother.
A Highland Park Drive woman reported May 14 cash and her purse totaling $410 in value were stolen from a bedroom.
While on patrol on Peggy Ann Drive May 15, police found an abandoned vehicle with expired registration and a flat tire. The vehicle was towed.
A Manchester Avenue man was arrested on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road May 15 for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .l7. Police were dispatched for an accident and while en route learned one vehicle had left the scene, but found it abandoned on a road. Police located him and discovered through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency that he illegally entered the country, and transported the man to jail.
A Woodedge Boulevard man reported May 19 his fishing boat and trailer were stolen.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: On May 10, a window screen on the back of a South Arlington Road residence was found cut, and footprints were found in the area around the window.
Three people, including a Warner Road Southeast woman, an Erie Street Southwest woman and a 12th Street Southwest man, were charged with receiving stolen property May 12 after a Warner Road Southeast man took $2,615 in items from a South Arlington Road store out to the three who were waiting in the parking lot. A warrant for theft was issued for the Warner Road man.
A $250 volt meter was reported stolen from a vehicle on Oakes Drive May 13.
The license plate on a trailer also was reported stolen from a Swartz Road home that day.
A 90-year-old Wilpark Drive woman reported her 36-year-old grandson, of Curtis Street, took 80 oxycodone tablets from her medicine cabinet May 14.
Two bottles of prescription medicine were stolen from the shopping cart of a McCarty Drive man who was shopping at an East Waterloo Road store May 15.
A Mishler Road woman who was a passenger in a car stopped for a loud exhaust May 15 was charged with having an open container of beer in a moving vehicle.
During another traffic stop May 16, police found drugs and paraphernalia in the car during a search and charged an East Waterloo Road woman with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, and her passenger was arrested on a warrant out of Brimfield Township and transported there.
On May 16, police investigated a Laverne Lane man who allegedly told another man he would “put a bullet to his head and kill him.”
An Abington Road woman who has been the subject of several complaints regarding loose dogs, with one incident involving one of the dogs killing a neighbor’s cat May 17, was charged with having loose dogs, and the dog warden was notified.
The front window on a BMW parked at a Lessig Avenue home was damaged May 17.
Police charged a Massillon Road woman with domestic violence May 18 after she reportedly punched her husband in the nose and bit his finger.
After stopping a vehicle due to unreadable plates and searching it May 18, police charged a Wilbur Road man with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and drugs.
An East Waterloo Road woman reported May 18 an unknown woman grabbed her in the parking lot of an East Waterloo Road bar and started beating on her. She was with a young child and her boyfriend at the time.
A Fritsch Avenue home was entered May 19 and two video game systems and games were stolen. The owner told police he believes an 11th Street man is responsible.
Police charged a Pleasant Valley Avenue Northwest man with assault May 19 after he reportedly punched an Andrews Street Northwest man who was at his home with his wife to pick up a child.
Surveyor stakes were reportedly pulled out and damaged from a Loamshire Road site May 20.
A Boss Tracker boat was reported stolen from a Pickle Road home May 20.
Three bags of mulch were reported stolen from an East Waterloo Road store May 20.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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