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South Side Neighborhood Watch

6/6/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A South Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported 75 used tires were dumped on her property May 18.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated the burglary of a South Main Street business May 25 after the owner reported the front window was broken the previous night and cash had been stolen.

A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported May 28 a spare tire and wheel were stolen from the back of a Jeep while it was parked outside a Portage Lakes Drive professional office.

Two specialized bicycles valued at $620 were stolen from outside an Oak Grove Road residence May 28.

A Longacre Road man reported May 28 an unknown male contacted him and repeatedly drove past his house yelling obscenities.

The supervisor of a group home reported he gave his car keys to a resident so he could listen to the car radio while the supervisor fished near the parking lot on Portage Lakes Drive May 29. The resident attempted to take the vehicle and accidentally drove it into Nimisila Reservoir. Members of the Coventry Fire Department rescued the driver from the water. He was treated and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle. Firefighters were unable to retrieve the vehicle due to another incident at the reservoir that day (see Green reports for more on that).

A Marshallville man reported he was boating on the North Reservoir May 30 when a man shot a firecracker at his boat. Deputies spoke to a Bower Avenue resident, who said he did not shoot at the boat, but he shot a bottle rocket on his property to scare away bees. He was advised of laws prohibiting fireworks, and the victim was advised to contact park officials regarding the incident.

A Green Hill Road man reported May 31 a houseguest stole his laptop computer.

Also on that day, a Greer Road woman reported $1,300 was stolen from a lockbox in a basement bedroom of her house.

Deputies responded to reports that a man took orange barrels from a construction site and placed them on the roadway on Robinson Avenue June 1. Officers located the male on Manchester Road and charged him with carrying a concealed weapon when they found a knife in his pocket. The Akron man began kicking the door of a police cruiser when he was placed in the back seat, and he was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man reported he was walking on East Vista Drive June 2 when an unknown male assaulted him and fled in a vehicle. The victim was evaluated by EMS for a facial injury and transported to a hospital for treatment.

A Pennsylvania woman reported she had an argument with her boyfriend at a Portage Lakes Drive gas station June 2 and he shoved her to the ground and fled before deputies arrived. Officers were unable to locate the man, and the victim declined prosecution.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On May 21, a Mayfair Road woman reportedly became upset that a friend was being evicted from an apartment in her complex, and she created a disturbance at the office. Deputies attempted to escort her to her apartment, but she became combative and was arrested for disorderly conduct. When she allegedly continued her aggressive behavior, she was charged with resisting arrest and taken to the Summit County Jail, where she was restrained due to combative behavior.

The manager of a Mayfair Road apartment complex reported May 23 an Akron man who had been banned from the property was on the premises. Deputies found him in one of the apartments, arrested him for criminal trespassing and again advised him he is not to be on the property.

An employee of Akron-Canton Airport reported May 24 he found a prescription bottle containing marijuana in a restroom while he was cleaning it.

A man reported he parked his pickup truck in a long-term lot at Akron-Canton Airport and returned May 25 to find the door and part of the truck bed had been removed.

A Lake Front Drive woman reported May 25 that someone attempted to purchase an item she advertised for sale on Craigslist by paying with a counterfeit check. She refused the sale and gave the checks to deputies, who are investigating the incident.

On May 25, a South Arlington Road woman reported a battery charger, groceries, a DVD player, phone charger and glasses were stolen from her unlocked vehicle the previous night.

The mother of a 16-year-old girl reported May 27 her daughter advertised her $440 cell phone for sale on Craigslist and went to a Glen Eagles Boulevard location to meet a prospective buyer outside an apartment building. The man took her daughter’s phone, walked into the building and did not return or pay for it.

A Buhl Boulevard woman reported May 27 a Canal Fulton man assaulted her, causing injuries, and fled in a vehicle. Deputies located him and charged him with assault, aggravated menacing and driving under suspension. Following a vehicle inventory, officers removed numerous items of contraband from the vehicle, and he was additionally charged with trafficking in drugs and two counts of drug possession. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Two men reported they were working out at a Massillon Road fitness center between 6 and 7:20 p.m. May 28 when an unknown person broke locks off their lockers and stole money and credit cards from them.

A driver who parked in a fire lane outside a grocery store on Corporate Woods Parkway May 28 was arrested for driving under suspension. Following a consent search of the vehicle, he was additionally charged with carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon under disability (due to a previous felony conviction) and possession of methamphetamine. The Akron man was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Long Road resident reported May 29 a license plate was stolen from a vehicle and someone also damaged an overhead door of a barn in a failed attempt to gain entry.

A driver stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 May 29 was arrested for possession of marijuana and released with a summons.

On May 29, deputies, firefighters and EMS responded to a report of a man calling for help in Nimisila Reservoir. Witnesses said they attempted to help the victim, who had disappeared from sight when emergency responders arrived. Divers eventually located the body of Michael Schake, a 53-year-old Barberton resident.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Police charged a Michaels Drive woman with domestic violence May 30 after she allegedly struck her husband with a broom handle during an argument. Two witnesses corroborated the incident. Police had been called to the home for a similar incident May 23 but did not file charges because they could not determine an aggressor due to conflicting statements.

An Elizabeth Avenue man reported May 30 that someone threw rocks or marbles at the windows of his car and the front door, causing damage.

On May 31, an employee of a Canton Road liquor store reported a North Carolina man used a check for an account that was no longer in existence in trying to purchase $325 in liquor. Police are investigating.

A handbag, three TVs, a DVD player, stereo, jewelry, two lawnmowers, an edge trimmer and an air conditioning unit were reported stolen from a Fox Ford Circle home June 2.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A wallet containing $9 and no identification was found May 26 on Manchester Road.

A Midland Avenue man was arrested May 27 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. He was reportedly walking along the road holding a can of beer, and an officer observed him throwing the can off a bridge. He was arrested for having an open container of alcohol in a public place.

A South Main Street man was arrested for driving under the influence on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road May 27. Police were dispatched for a traffic accident and discovered he had been drinking. The man was taken to a local hospital.

While checking on a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business May 29, police found a set of keys belonging to the business on the premises. A representative of the business picked up the keys at the police department.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Twenty-one cars at a South Arlington Road auto shop were spray-painted with a black stripe May 22.

The owner of a Canfield Road drive-through reported May 22 an employee scanned lottery tickets and cashed one in for $5,000.

Police were called to a South Arlington Road restaurant May 25 for a man who was yelling obscenities and banging windows. The man was transported to a hospital for observation. Later, a warrant for drug use, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct was issued on the man.

An Ewart Drive man was charged with domestic violence May 27 after he reportedly yelled at his ex-wife, who was at his place to drop off children for a visit. He also allegedly knocked a cell phone out of her hands to keep her from calling police, then picked up the phone and threw it into a wooded area.

Also on that day, a vehicle belonging to a Beryl Road business was broken into and a weed trimmer, air compressor and cordless drill were stolen. Police reviewed surveillance footage and are trying to identify two men in the video.

A toolbox was stolen from a truck belonging to a Killian Road man May 28.

A window screen and window of a Hillstock Avenue home were damaged in an attempted break-in May 29.

A Laverne Lane woman reported two bottles of prescription medicine were stolen from her home May 30.

Two bottles of prescription medicine also were reported stolen from the glove box of a vehicle on Sherbrook Drive May 30.

Two GPS units and a cell phone holder were stolen from two other vehicles on Sherbrook Drive that same day.

Police responded to an incident at an East Waterloo Road store May 30 and charged a Curtis Street man with obstruction for giving false information and possession of marijuana, and arrested him on two warrants out of the Akron Police Department. They also found the man in possession of two packages of pseudoephedrine.

Also on that day at 1 p.m., police found a 16-year-old Springfield juvenile wandering around and charged him with unruliness, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and tobacco violations. The youth was released to his mother.

A Deerfield woman agreed to sign charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle against her Abington Road daughter when her truck went missing May 30. The daughter told police during questioning that someone else had the vehicle.

A vehicle parked on Priscilla Avenue was scratched all the way around its exterior May 31.

A vehicle on Moonlight Drive was entered and a purse with a driver’s license and debit cards was stolen.

Someone attempted to enter an unattached garage on Massillon Road May 31 and damaged the doorframe in the process.

On June 1, a Coke Street woman reported a juvenile male kicked the passenger door of her vehicle during a graduation party, damaging it.

— 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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