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South Side Neighborhood Watch

6/13/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies and firefighters responded to a fire in a trash receptacle outside a Manchester Road grocery store June 1.

A Pace Avenue woman reported June 3 she was walking her dog on Boat Drive when a dog attacked her dog and her hand was injured when she tired to protect her dog. She was transported to a hospital for treatment, and the dog owner was charged with violation of leash laws and released with a court summons.

An Edge Park Drive man reported June 3 his vehicle was scratched and tires were flattened.

On June 3, a Lake Vista Road resident reported a man drove a Jeep through the front and side yards, causing damage. Officers contacted the man, who was uncooperative and would only tell them the present location of the Jeep. He was charged with criminal damaging and released with a court summons.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a North Turkeyfoot Road residence June 3 after a man reported someone entered his unlocked residence and stole $4,500 cash.

An Edge Park Drive woman reported June 3 her neighbor threatened to damage her vehicle. He denied making threats, and no charges were filed due to conflicting information. The following day, the victim reported the neighbor damaged a driveway reflector. He denied causing the damage, and deputies advised the two to have no contact with each other.

On June 4, deputies investigated a report of burglary and theft at a Peninsula Drive residence, where someone stole jewelry totaling $2,500. There was no sign of forced entry.

A Jasmine Avenue woman reported June 5 a woman entered her yard and released a stray dog she had tied to a tree. The woman admitted releasing the dog, and deputies told her to stay off the victim’s property.

Deputies were called to a Hohman Avenue residence by a man who said his wife slammed him against a wall and punched him June 6 after he told her another woman flirted with him. The husband signed a motion for a temporary protection order, and his wife was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

The night of June 8, deputies patrolling Killian Road spotted flames on the roof of a business and called Coventry and Green firefighters, who extinguished the blaze.

Deputies responded to a disturbance outside an apartment on North Turkeyfoot Road two times June 9 when a crowd of people became loud between 1 and 4:30 a.m. The crowd was dispersed and people were told to stay inside. Deputies came back to the scene when two females refused to obey orders, and they were told they would be arrested unless they went back inside. One woman returned to the apartment. The other pushed past deputies and went outside. The Barberton woman was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An employee of a Fortuna Drive hotel reported May 30 she found narcotics under a pillow while cleaning a vacant room.

A Dave Drive woman reported May 31 that two checks were stolen from her purse by someone who forged them and cashed one for $168.50 and the other for $234.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a purse-snatching incident outside an Arlington Ridge Road pizza restaurant the afternoon of June 1. A woman reported an unknown male used force to steal her purse, containing cash, identification, credit cards and her house and vehicle keys. She was advised to have her locks changed.

The morning of June 3, deputies investigated the burglary of a Pressler Road residence, where someone broke in and stole two rifles, a handgun, jewelry, games and cash.

Deputies issued warrants for the arrest of an Akron woman on charges of felony theft June 3, when a Mayfair Road man reported the woman was at his residence when he fell asleep. When he woke, she was gone, along with his car keys, vehicle, credit card and cash. Information about the car was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.

Baggage screeners at Akron-Canton Airport reported June 5 that a Key Largo woman was highly intoxicated and unable to complete the screening process necessary to board an outgoing flight. Deputies contacted her brother, who picked her up.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at an East Nimisila Road residence June 4, when an intoxicated man told deputies he wanted to let his wife know he was upset following an argument with her, so he got a sledgehammer and smashed a coffee table while she was seated on a sofa nearby and their children were present. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Max Road woman reported June 5 an Akron man called and threatened her after she told him not to call. Deputies contacted the man, who denied making threats and agreed not to call her.

A South Main Street man reported June 6 an Akron man struck him and threw him to the ground. The suspect said the victim took his cell phone, and when he confronted him, the victim assaulted him. No charges were filed due to conflicting information. The following day, the South Main Street man reported the Akron man trespassed on his property and let the air out of his vehicle’s tires and drove away. The Akron man denied causing the damage, and deputies advised the two to have no contact with each other.

Deputies investigated the theft of fishing wall blocks worth $2,540 from outside a South Main Street bar June 8.

A driver on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road was involved in a traffic crash June 8, reportedly because two dogs were running loose in the roadway. Deputies observed the dogs running on the road and charged their owner with violation of leash laws.

Deputies investigated a series of vehicle break-ins on Hightower Drive June 8, when five residents reported vehicles outside their residences were entered between midnight and 4:30 a.m.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Danforth Road woman reported June 3 someone shot a pellet gun into the back of her house, damaging four windows. Police questioned a Springfield Lake Drive man who reportedly admitted that he was shooting a pellet gun toward the house, and the man said he would pay for the damage.

A Mount View woman reported June 5 her live-in boyfriend had an unknown female remove $15,000 in jewelry from her home.

On June 7, a vehicle on Michael’s Drive was entered and a car stereo and cigarettes were stolen.

Police stopped to question a Sherman Street man who was walking down a street at 11:30 p.m. June 8 and found he was wanted on five warrants out of the Akron Police Department. Police also found a bag of marijuana on him. He was charged with possession of drugs and released to that department.

Also on that day, police found a Canton Road woman sitting in the middle of a street with an odor of alcohol about her, slurred speech and unable to stand. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and released to fire department personnel, which transported her to a hospital for evaluation.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Center Road woman reported June 4 that three transactions totaling $25 were made with her credit card to an online video game service.

A West Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported June 5 his $350 TV was stolen.

Police were dispatched to a Manchester Road business June 6 because a man was reportedly hitting his head against a glass window. The man was taken to a local hospital.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD:  A 13-year-old Springfield male was charged with domestic violence after he reportedly spit on his mother’s live-in boyfriend and threatened to kill him June 3. The youth was transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police issued a warrant for a Kipling Street man who allegedly hit an Old Home Road woman in the face and then fled June 3. The two had been discussing items to sell on a website.

Also on that day, an Abington Road man reported he was contacted by the Akron Police Department about a shotgun they found. He told police he was unaware that it was missing, and the last time he used it was last October for hunting.

On June 4, a rear window on a Nolt Drive home was forced open and $1,110 worth of tools was taken.

Various tools were also stolen from an attached garage on a Sherbrook Drive home that same day.

At a physician’s office on Cleveland Avenue June 4, a woman reported three rings valued at $57,000 were stolen after she took them off to place her gloves on while working with a patient.

After stopping a motorist for a cracked windshield June 5, police found two hypodermic needles on a Kent man and charged him with possession of drug abuse instruments.

A $1,500 utility trailer was reported stolen from an East Waterloo Road business June 5.

Two people were charged with theft after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store June 5, including: a homeless man for taking $353 in items, and who also was charged with criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments, and arrested on an outstanding warrant. An East Avenue woman who reportedly tried to help him escape by driving him away before she was stopped by police was charged with complicity, possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments; and a Cuyahoga Falls woman who tried to take $71 in items and was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

On June 5 and 6, several people were charged with theft after allegedly taking items without paying for them from a South Arlington Road department store, including: three juvenile males from Green for taking more than $200 in items in one incident and who were released to their parents after being charged; and a Cato Avenue man for taking a $350 electronic tablet.

An East Waterloo Road woman reported June 7 a man staying at her home demanded she perform a sex act on him, then exposed himself and grabbed her head and tried to force her to do so.

The net around a trampoline at a Massillon Road home was damaged June 8.

A Krumroy Road man staggering in the roadway June 9 was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and numerous drug-related items. Police charged him with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments.

A Laverne Lane man reported June 10 he found two men going through his car and discovered they had taken his stereo. He and another man chased them into the woods nearby but did not catch them, but they were able to identify them using a social media site. Police are looking for a Ladd Street man and an 18th Street man to question them about the incident.

A car on Shady Acres was entered June 11 and 10 cassette tapes were stolen, along with 6 gallons of gas that were siphoned out.

— 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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