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South Side Neighborhood Watch

7/4/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Charges were pending against a Joyce Street man after firefighters extinguished a fire at his residence June 16 while he was not home. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road June 23, an Atwater man failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. Summit County sheriff’s deputies additionally charged him with possession of a drug pipe that was found during his arrest.

A Penguin Avenue man reported June 24 his condominium association entered into an agreement with a management company but then decided not to use the company. He said bank and corporate documents were to be returned to the association by the management company, but they were not returned.

A State Mill Road man reported June 24 that an Akron man called him and threatened to kill him and burn his property. Deputies contacted the suspect, who denied the allegations. He was told to have no contact with the victim or he would face criminal charges.

The tire of a vehicle was slashed while the car was parked outside a Wood Duck Lane home June 24.

A Radnor Avenue woman reported she was walking her dog outside a neighbor’s residence June 25, when the woman came outside and she threatened to shoot her. Deputies contacted the neighbor, who admitted the two argued, but she denied making threats. The parties were told to have no contact with each other.

Deputies arrested a Doubler Road woman and a Canton man for possession of drugs and took them to the Summit County Jail June 25 after officers found 100 pounds of marijuana at the woman’s residence.

A Cove Boulevard man reported June 25 his mailbox and a utility pole were damaged by the driver of a tractor-trailer, who drove off after causing the damage. Deputies notified Ohio Edison of the damaged pole.

An Organ Avenue man reported June 25 a tree pruner and beer mug were stolen from his yard.

Also on that day, deputies investigated the theft of a trailer and its contents, which consisted of numerous tools, from a parking lot on Portage Lakes Drive. Officers entered information about the vehicle into LEADS, a national database for stolen vehicles before recovering the trailer at another location on Portage Lakes Drive.

A Uhl Drive man reported a motorcycle was stolen from a carport outside his residence between 4:30 and 9 p.m. June 27. Information about the vehicle was entered into LEADS.

An Akron man reported his $500 iPhone was stolen from a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence between 10 and 11 p.m. June 27.

A LeMar Drive woman reported June 27 someone used her personal information to open credit and utility accounts, incurring more than $1,800 in debt in her name.

Deputies conducted a sobriety checkpoint at a South Main Street location June 28 and arrested a Clinton man for DUI and took him to a holding area to be processed. While in the area, he fled and was apprehended. He fled a second time and struggled with deputies, who had to physically restrain him. The man was charged with resisting arrest, treated by Coventry EMS and released to the Summit County Jail. 

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Baggage screeners at Akron-Canton Airport called Summit County sheriff’s deputies June 15 when they found fireworks in a bag checked in by a man from Ireland. The items were confiscated and destroyed, and no charges were filed.

A Sugar Creek man was detained as he attempted to board an outgoing flight at Akron-Canton Airport June 16 and a .38 caliber revolver was found in his bag. He had a permit to carry the weapon properly, and he said he forgot it was in his bag. He was released to go on his trip, and he surrendered himself on a warrant for carrying a concealed weapon June 26 when he returned.

An employee of a Thorn Drive hotel reported a man became violent at the front desk June 22. The Stow man was asked to pay his bar tab and leave, and he allegedly threw a stack of papers at the employee, who was treated by EMS. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.

A man admitted he was riding an ATV on golf course grounds at a country club on Raber Road June 22. He said a golfer chastised him and the two were arguing when the golfer pulled a gun from his golf bag and pointed it at him. After deputies arrived, both parties left without incident. The golfer was cited for menacing.

Deputies arrested a Canton man on a warrant for passing bad checks June 24.

A Stow woman reported a man shoved her as she exited a plane at Akron-Canton Airport June 24. The Medina man admitted cutting in front of people who were exiting the plane, but he denied shoving the woman, who declined charges.

On June 25, a Prestwick Road man reported two golf bags, with each containing a set of clubs, were stolen from his open garage.

An East Caston Road woman reported June 26 an unknown person obtained her credit card information and made several unauthorized online purchases.

A Greensburg Road woman reported June 27 an unknown person used her credit card information to make a $218 purchase from a TV shopping club.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road June 27 stopped a Uniontown man for a traffic violation and arrested him for possession of drugs that were found in his vehicle.

An employee of a store on Greensburg Road reported June 28 a Lawrence man made offensive, threatening comments while he was in the store. Deputies advised him to leave and not return or he would face charges.

On June 28, deputies investigated the criminal damaging of a vehicle in the driveway of a Summerwood Lane residence and the theft of a GPS unit from another vehicle at the location.

An employee of a business on Forest Lake Drive reported a $150 GPS unit was stolen while she worked.

A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported the side of her vehicle was damaged while it was parked in a Mayfair Road lot June 28.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Fairdale Drive resident reported six bottles of prescription medicine were stolen June 26.

A neighbor called police June 28 regarding a Sanitarium Road home where dogs were barking loudly out of an open window. Police found no one home at the time.

On June 30, four separate cars on Josephine Avenue were entered and back pain medicine, a GPS cord, flashlights, change and a pocketknife were stolen.

Two vehicles on Michael’s Drive were ransacked that same day, and a wallet taken from one was found nearby with all of its contents.

A passport, GPS unit, camera and coin bracelet were reported stolen from a vehicle on Wilson Avenue June 30.

A garage on Wilson Avenue also was entered that day, and a beer was taken from a cooler, along with a lottery ticket from the car. Police received reports of two suspicious people in the area carrying flashlights and with one wearing a plaid shirt.

A Hilda Street home was entered July 1 and a Smith and Wesson .38 caliber handgun, a laptop, a 20-inch gold chain and a video game system were stolen.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Dorwill Drive man was arrested for driving under the influence June 22 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road following a stop for a traffic violation.

A Manchester Road man reported June 22 he accidentally left his wallet on top of his trunk at a Manchester Road gas station and the wallet fell off the vehicle. On June 25, the intact wallet was returned to the police station.

A 20-year-old Mayfair Road man was arrested May 23 at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business for underage consumption of alcohol, assault and disorderly conduct. He reportedly punched two men, and while he was in the police cruiser, he attempted to get away and fight other people.

Police responded to a report June 23 on Florian Drive of a woman who was attempting to enter a house and a vehicle. Police reportedly found the woman crawling in a briar patch, and she was taken to a hospital.

At a traffic stop June 24 on Manchester Road, police discovered the male passenger had a warrant out of the Medina County Sheriff’s Office, and he was transported there.

Akron Police Department officers determined a New Franklin man had a bench warrant out of New Franklin June 27, and he was transferred there.

Police responded to an activated alarm at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business June 26 and discovered it was accidental.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Springfield Center Road man was charged with theft and burglary June 24 after an Abington Road man called police about someone in his house. Police arrived as the man was fleeing in his vehicle and stopped him. The man was found to be in possession of stolen items — a video game system and three games — taken from the home.

A 42-inch TV was reported stolen from an Oneida Trail home after someone kicked down the back boor June 24.

A man and woman’s wedding bands, medication, collector coins and a tennis bracelet were reported stolen from a Killian Road home June 25.

A GPS unit was taken from a car parked on the same street that day.

An Ambre Drive woman reported to police June 25 that she paid a company $300 using a credit card after they called her regarding a debt owed by her brother, and when she called back to confirm the debt had been paid, she found that she could not get that confirmation.

An Albrecht Avenue man stopped for having no front license plate June 26 was found to have no valid driver’s license and in possession of a smoking pipe and marijuana. He was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

A Southcrest Avenue woman reported June 26 that she lost her debit card at a Canton Road gas station, and soon after someone used to it make unauthorized purchases in Cuyahoga Falls.

Police responded to two Stevenson Avenue neighboring women involved in a long-standing dispute June 26. One reported that the other posted a sign that read: “No trespassers. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.” She told police the woman told her it was aimed at her. Police advised the two to stay away from each other.

Thefts were reported from a South Arlington Road store June 26, 27 and 29. All three individuals managed to leave despite intervention by security, but police are reviewing license plate information on all three obtained by security. One involved a woman who took $30 in items, another incident involved a man who fled when confronted, leaving a cart full of items behind, and the third was a woman in her 40s who bit a security guard and also fled without items she tried to take without paying for them.

Two thefts were reported at a South Arlington Road store June 26 and 29. A Loma Drive man was charged with theft, obstruction for giving false information about his identification, and possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments after police found a spoon with residue and a needle filled with a liquid. Police also are looking for a man in his 30s, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighing about 300 pounds who took a tablet out of a box and fled with it to a 1997 black Oldsmobile driven by a woman from Minerva. Security personnel were able to get a license plate and police are investigating.

A rear door at an Albrecht Avenue home was kicked in June 27, and a laptop and three TVs were stolen.

An Ewart Road woman reported June 27 that someone used her debit card to make $115 in unauthorized purchases. The card had been removed from her wallet and replaced afterward. Police are investigating.

Also on that day, a Toepfer Road man called police regarding an East Waterloo Road man who had been advised a day earlier to stay off his property. The Toepfer Road man told police he had a text message picture of the man on his porch. Police arrested the man and charged him with criminal trespassing.

A Roanoke Avenue woman reported June 28 that on two separate occasions she saw a Mohican Boulevard man standing in the street watching her. Police went to talk to the man and told him to stop watching the woman.

Prescription medicine was reported stolen from the locked storage bin in a truck parked on Clayben Drive June 28.

Police responded to a call from a Lake Road residence June 28. The homeowner told police his ex-girlfriend entered his home and took a TV, VCR, converter, $100 and a birth certificate. While talking to the man, police saw numerous items to manufacture methamphetamine and charged the man with illegal manufacture of meth.

On June 30, a pistol, shotgun, three rings and two sets of diamond earrings were stolen from a Gregory Road home.

Steel screen coils, steel plates and culvert pipe valued at $3,000 were reported stolen from an Oakes Drive Extension site July 1.

— 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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