South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling West State Street June 10 stopped a driver for a traffic violation, arrested him on a warrant and released the Doylestown man to the New Franklin Police Department.
On June 11, a Forget-Me-Not Drive man reported a $1,900 aluminum brake was stolen from a truck outside his residence the previous night.
The morning of June 11, deputies investigated the theft of a 2004 Ford F250 truck from a parking lot on South Arlington Road. The owner said he parked the vehicle and locked it at 5 p.m. the previous night, and he discovered it missing at 6 a.m. the following day. Information about the vehicle was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.
A Cottage Grove Road man reported June 12 he heard a noise during the night and saw a man carrying a crowbar while running from a South Main Street location. The man fled in a small, black vehicle. Deputies investigated and discovered the front door of a restaurant had been broken and an undetermined amount of cash had been stolen from the register.
A woman reported her vehicle had been parked at a Flynn Avenue location June 13. When she drove it away, her brakes malfunctioned. She took the vehicle to a mechanic, who told her the brake lines had been damaged intentionally.
Deputies are reviewing video surveillance footage from a South Main Street automotive business to identify a male who broke into the business through a window June 13 and stole money from the cash register.
A man who moved from a Pear Drive residence reported June 14 that equipment belonging to a cable company was stolen from the residence, and he is being charged by the cable company for replacement of the cable box.
A representative of a bank that owns a vacant house on Killian Road reported June 15 that copper pipes worth $1,800 were stripped and stolen from the residence.
A motorist on Manchester Road noticed a house trailer on fire on Joyce Avenue and contacted the sheriff’s office June 16 at about 2:30 p.m. Fire departments from Coventry, New Franklin and Springfield also responded. When deputies arrived, the trailer was engulfed in flames. The trailer park was evacuated and part of Manchester Road was closed until 5:30 p.m. One trailer was destroyed and two more were damaged in the fire. No one was injured in the blaze and two dogs were rescued.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Moore Road residence June 5, when someone threw a rock through a rear bedroom window to gain entry and stole an iPod and docking station, printer, flat-screen TV, video game and accessories, two purses, two watches, a tennis bracelet, DVD player and jewelry box.
A man who was prohibited from being at a Greensburg Road residence by a court order was observed at the residence by deputies patrolling the area June 5. He was arrested for violation of a protection order and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A Summerwood Lane man reported June 6 that the outside mirror of his vehicle was damaged and someone threw eggs at his house the previous night.
Employees of a South Main Street liquor store reported June 7 that a man attempted to buy two bottles of whiskey and presented a driver’s license for identification. When the clerk became suspicious of the ID, the suspect demanded it back, fled from the store without it and left in a vehicle driven by another person. Officers tracked down the driver, who said the other suspect was the one who attempted to buy liquor with the false identification. Deputies arrested the Doylestown man for violation of liquor laws and attempting to purchase alcohol using false identification.
On June 9, deputies contacted an Akron man at a South Main Street location, arrested him on a warrant for possession of drugs and took him to the Summit County Jail.
A Max Road woman reported June 10 that an Akron man has been calling her, despite a court order prohibiting him from contacting her. He admitted calling the victim and was arrested for violation of a protection order and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Employees of a Massillon Road gas station reported June 10 that an unknown male stole two 12-packs of beer and fled in a vehicle.
Deputies investigated a report of suspicious activity at a Thursby Road residence June 11 and observed a resident smoking a marijuana pipe on the back porch. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and released with a court summons.
An airline employee reported June 11 that her employee became verbally abusive when she questioned him regarding a job duty at Akron-Canton Airport, and he grabbed her and shoved her against a wall. The employee was placed on administrative leave, and the victim declined prosecution.
The FBI is investigating a report by the pilot of a plane that was landing at Akron-Canton Airport after a flight from Washington, D.C., June 12. The pilot said he was about 5 to 7 miles southeast of the airport, making a final approach before landing, when a green laser light was trained on the cockpit of the plane.
Deputies are seeking the person who used a pellet gun to shoot a cat belonging to a Provens Road woman June 13. The animal was treated by a veterinarian and is expected to recover.
A Foxhollow Lane man reported June 15 that a pickup truck outside his residence was damaged.
Also June 15, a Glen Eagles Boulevard woman reported an Akron man assaulted her and broke her cell phone during an argument at her residence. The suspect was gone when officers arrived, and the victim declined prosecution.
Deputies signed a warrant June 16 for the arrest of an Akron man on a theft charge after the man rented a carpet-cleaning tool from a South Main Street business May 23 and failed to return it.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A Thorlone Avenue man reported June 11 that a Lakeside Drive man threatened to beat him up if he did not move his boat out of a docking spot off Dodd’s Park. Upon investigating, police determined someone had assigned the spot incorrectly to him. The victim wanted the incident documented.
Police issued a warrant for a Suffield woman on assault and aggravated menacing charges June 15 after a Lyndon Drive man reported the woman assaulted him at a Fox Ford Court residence and threatened to kill him.
On June 17, a Michaels Drive woman was charged with violating a protection order and endangering children. Police found the mother had taken a 7-year-old child from the home, and she told a boy to tell the father that he would never see the child again. She was seen running down the street with the child, and police followed. When they tried to apprehend her, she put the child between herself and the police and would not let go of the child. She was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail. The man had a protection order from the woman due to a previous domestic violence incident.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: A Zeletta Drive man reported June 9 a bicycle, tricycle and three scooters were stolen from his driveway.
During a traffic stop on State Road June 10, police discovered the passenger in a vehicle had a warrant out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Summit County Sheriff’s deputies came into contact June 10 with a man with an active warrant out of New Franklin and turned him over to the department. He also had a warrant out of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
A State Park Drive man was arrested for possession of drugs June 14 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road after a traffic violation. During a vehicle search, police found a bag of marijuana.
A wallet was found on Boston Avenue June 14 and was returned to the owner.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: A Laverne Lane man reported June 10 someone used his identification in Indiana to charge bills and a collection agency was calling him.
Another Laverne Lane man reported someone stole a GPS unit from his vehicle June 10.
Two handguns and ammunition were stolen from a Nolt Drive home that same day.
Police issued a warrant for wrongful entrustment for a Betana Avenue woman June 10 after they discovered she had allowed someone who had a license suspension since 2003 to drive her car.
An Abington Road man was charged with using weapons while intoxicated after a woman at the home reported he threatened her with a gun during an argument June 11. Police noticed he exhibited signs he had been drinking.
A $400 extension for a forklift was reported stolen from a Massillon Road business June 11.
An employee at a Canton Road garden center reported June 12 an Archwood Avenue man made four separate purchases totaling $425 and used checks on a closed account to pay for the items.
A Percy Road man reported June 12 someone used his credit card without his permission to make $4 in calls.
An East Waterloo Road man was arrested on possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia June 12 after a traffic stop.
Police made a referral to Summit County Children Services regarding a Ken Drive man whose 7-year-old step-daughter reported to her mother June 12 he has touched her in private areas on numerous occasions.
A Coach Lane man reported June 13 a video game system, computer and monitor were stolen from his home while he was next door visiting a friend.
Two unknown men ordered $18 in food from a South Arlington Road restaurant June 13 and left with the food without paying for it.
A Shady Acres Drive woman reported oxycodone was missing from his residence after a neighbor woman came over to borrow milk June 13.
An East Waterloo Road man reported June 13 two people came to his home and assaulted him over a cell phone and left. Upon investigating, police discovered they were there to sell heroin while the man’s 18-month-old daughter was there, but left before they arrived. The man was charged with child endangering and possession of drug paraphernalia after a needle was found on the TV, and Summit County Children Services was called in to take custody of the child. A woman at the home was charged with obstruction after reportedly using a driver’s license that belonged to someone else when police asked for identification.
On June 14, a Meadowridge Road man stopped for having no front plate was charged with obstruction after giving police a false name and possession of marijuana after some was reportedly found in the car. He was also cited for a number of traffic violations and arrested on a warrant out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, and his wife was charged with obstruction.
More than $2,000 in jewelry was reported stolen from an Owego Drive residence June 14.
A number of bread racks valued at $400 were reported stolen from behind an East Waterloo Road store that same day.
Police responded to a call about a possible drug deal at Dressler and Krumroy roads June 14 and found a Scenic Way man and Par Drive man with marijuana and heroin. They were charged with possession of drugs and trafficking and transported to the Summit County Jail.
The next day, an Abington Road man called police about a neighbor’s dog. While police were dealing with a man at the home who reportedly was uncooperative and violent, the dogs were let loose and attacked the officer. The man was charged with having a dangerous dog, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail. Two women in the home were charged with having a dangerous dog. The officer was transported to a hospital.
A radio in an unlocked car on Pine Lake Drive was stolen June 16.
Also on that day, police issued a warrant for a Myersville Road woman on charges of assault after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend when he would not give her money upon request.
On June 17, a laptop and handgun were reported stolen from a Bridger Road home.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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