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South Side Neighborhood Watch

6/27/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies called the Summit County Bomb Squad to a Flowerdale Drive residence June 17 after an explosive device was found on the second-floor balcony of the home. Officers removed and disposed of the device without incident.

An Akron woman stopped for a traffic violation at the intersection of state Route 93 and Portage Lakes Drive June 17 was arrested for driving under suspension and released to the Boston Heights Police Department on a warrant for driving under suspension.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Cormany Road residence June 17, when suspects broke a rear door to enter between noon and 4 p.m. A $900 flat-screen TV, $400 laptop computer, money, prescription medication and other items were stolen. Officers confiscated a screwdriver left at the scene.

Also on that day, deputies patrolling State Street stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation, charged him with driving under suspension and released him to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department on a warrant for driving under suspension.

A Bay Path Drive woman reported June 18 she noticed items including silver tableware, a $10,000 wedding ring and gold coins missing from her mother’s residence.

Deputies stopped a motorcyclist for speeding on Killian Road June 19 and arrested him for having fictitious license plates, which were registered to another vehicle. Upon discoverting the bike had been reported stolen, deputies additionally charged the Amherst man with receiving stolen property and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Officers responded to a domestic dispute between two female roommates at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence June 19 and determined no physical confrontation occurred.

An Akron woman reported June 19 her PT Cruiser was stolen from the parking lot of a Portage Lakes Drive bar between 6:30 and 11 p.m. Deputies entered information about the vehicle into a national database for stolen vehicles.

A Stahl Road man reported June 21 that silver bars and gold coins were stolen from his residence.

Also on that day, deputies investigated a report of theft of an electric guitar and power amplifiers from a Greenbay Drive residence between 6 and 8 p.m.

A Canova Drive man reported a Wheelhorse lawn tractor was stolen from an area behind his residence June 21.

Deputies patrolling businesses on Manchester Road June 22 located a man and woman at a motel and arrested them on warrants. The Barberton man was released to the Stow Police Department, and the Cuyahoga Falls woman was released to the Brimfield Police Department.

A Point Drive woman reported June 22 that money was stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside her residence.

On June 23, deputies responded to a motorcycle crash at Interstate 77 southbound at the 122-mile post. The driver, Ronald Rhome, 24, of Massillon, had gone off the left side of the road and hit a signpost. He was transported to a local hospital and later died. The accident remains under investigation, but speed appears to have been a factor.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested an employee of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store June 16 after she allegedly admitted stealing numerous items, including beer, flowers, food and over-the-counter medication during a two-day period. She was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

A Green Oak Drive man reported June 17 an unknown person used his Social Security number to open an account with a cable company.

Deputies on Christman Road June 18 observed two men loading metal into a pickup truck after the metal had fallen on the road. The two told officers they found the metal along the road. After an investigation determined the metal had been taken from a farm on Killinger Road, deputies issued warrants for the arrest of the men on theft charges.

On June 18, deputies patrolling Raber Road stopped a Hartville woman for a traffic violation and arrested her for driving under suspension. A tow inventory of her vehicle revealed narcotics and drug paraphernalia, and she was additionally charged with their possession.

Deputies investigated the theft of a battery from a vehicle parked at a Corporate Woods Parkway location June 19.

A Massillon Road woman reported June 20 she authorized a one-time payment from her bank account to a company for a magazine, and the company continued to take withdrawals from her account each month, resulting in a loss of $99 to her bank account.

On June 20, a Lakemore man reported he parked his vehicle outside a Chadwick Drive residence between 11:05 and 11:43 p.m. and during that time, a carton of cigarettes, prescription drugs, a phone charger and sunglasses were stolen from the vehicle.

A Cottage Grove Road man reported June 21 a power leaf blower, vacuum shredder and a $1,500 chainsaw were stolen from his garage. He said there was no sign of forced entry, and the items were stolen while the garage was open and he was home.

A South Main Street woman reported June 21 her son came to ask for a ride because his car broke down. She agreed and went upstairs, and when she returned, her son and her iPhone 5 were gone.

An employee of a Corporate Woods Parkway motel reported June 22 guests on the third floor complained of a man in the hallway knocking on doors of rooms and challenging occupants to fight. Deputies located the suspect, who admitted knocking on doors. The Arkansas man was intoxicated, and deputies told him to stay in his room for the remainder of the night or he would be removed from the motel and he would face criminal charges. There were no more incidents that night.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: An attempted burglary was reported at an Adams Street home June 21. A window screen from a glass block window was found unscrewed and on the ground. No entry was gained into the home.

Two rear tires on a vehicle parked on Front Street were punctured with a sharp object June 23.

Also on that day, a Lake Road woman reported that her live-in boyfriend backhanded her in the eye after an argument about her not leaving enough minutes on her cell phone for him to call his son. After seeing a large bruise around her eye, the man was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: After stopping a driver for a traffic violation on Renninger Road June 15, police arrested a Renninger Road man for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and for having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle. Police reportedly found a bag of a leafy substance, as well as rolling papers, a metal pipe and several open containers of beer inside the vehicle.

A Yager Road woman was arrested June 15 for failure to confine or restrain a dog. Her dog reportedly was loose earlier that day.

A Big Falls Avenue man was arrested for possession of drugs and driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08, on State Road June 16. During the vehicle inventory, marijuana was found.

A Peggy Ann Drive man was arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17, and having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle June 16. Police found the vehicle wedged under construction equipment with the driver unconscious, and he was transported to a hospital.

A Johns Road woman was arrested on Manchester Road June 17. She reportedly beat the window of the police cruiser with her fist and was handcuffed after a brief struggle. She had been driving while her two children were in the backseat. She was charged with driving under the influence, endangering children and resisting arrest.

A Manchester Road juvenile male was arrested for felonious assault June 17 on Manchester Road. According to witness statements, the male reportedly stabbed another juvenile in the stomach with a knife during an argument. The victim was taken to a hospital.

An East Ford Avenue woman reported June 18 her cell phone was stolen.

A Shadow Lane man reported while his vehicle was parked in a Manchester Road location June 2, a light and front bumper were damaged.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A man and women in a white Dodge pickup truck were seen on video taking $2,000 in galvanized steel from the back of a South Arlington Road store June 15 and leaving. Police used the video to get the plate number of the vehicle, but found no match. However, they believe it is a new plate and are checking on it.

A tailgate with a built-in ladder was reported stolen off a truck at a Canton Road auto shop June 17.

Police advised the mother of a Mayfair Road juvenile female about an incident involving Junior Avenue and East Buchtel Avenue women June 18. The women called her vulgar names and one pushed the girl as they walked by her home.

A GPS unit was reported stolen from a car on Klages Avenue June 19.

A catalytic converter was cut from a car parked at a Canton Road auto shop June 19.

Police charged an Oriole Avenue woman with criminal damaging June 19 after she allegedly admitted to throwing a rock at a window on an East Waterloo Road home, causing damage.

Also on that day, a Beach Drive woman reported her daughter, of Coach Lane, has withdrawn a total of $4,262 from her account in 50 transactions using her ATM card. Police are investigating.

On June 20, an Ewart Drive woman reported she paid a man from a company $45 for a part needed to fix an appliance, but he never returned to finish the job.

Police stopped to question a man walking along Kubler Trail June 21 and noticed him drop a bottle of beer. He was charged with having an open container in a public area.

A South Arlington Road woman reported June 21 that her boyfriend, of Tulip Street, yelled at her as she was getting ready for bed, and when she tried to leave, he held her against her will and assaulted her. She left when he fell asleep.

A North Carolina woman called police June 21 to report her mother pushed her down some stairs after they argued over a cell phone bill while she was visiting her mother at her Tritt Avenue home.

A Krumroy Road woman was driving down Pressler Road June 21 when an object struck her car. When she arrived home, she found a dent on her passenger door.

An A Street woman reported that when she went to let her dogs out June 21, she discovered a door had been damaged, but no entry was gained and nothing was taken.

Police assisted the township fire department as they responded to a house fire on Ambre Drive June 21. The home had been scheduled for demolition.

The next day, a Loamshire Road woman reported that while she was mowing, someone entered her home and took her wallet, with $100, a debit card, driver’s license, Social Security card and an insurance card. She told police she believes that her neighbors are involved. The woman also reported that someone damaged an overhead garage door that day.

Police are investigating a report that a Hilbish Road man entered a Laverne Lane home uninvited June 22. The homeowner told police that the man had expressed interest in purchasing a car he had for sale.

An Atwater man drove through barriers put up to close an area on South Arlington Road where police were investigating an accident June 23. According to the police report, he almost hit two men working to remove a vehicle and he also drove at a Springfield police officer and a Summit County sheriff’s deputy. When asked to stop, he said “OK,” but then drove off. He was stopped and charged with failure to comply.

Two video game systems were reported stolen from an East Waterloo Road home June 24.

— 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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