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South Side Neighborhood Watch

7/11/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at a Flynn Avenue residence June 28 when a woman reported she and her boyfriend were involved in a verbal dispute and he struck her face, grabbed her arms and pushed her down on the sofa. The male denied the allegation and said the female pushed him. There were no visible injuries and the Akron man agreed to leave the residence.

A Lake Vista Road woman reported June 28 a jar of money was stolen from her kitchen counter.

The evening of July 1 deputies patrolling Cormany Road observed a trash receptacle on fire and called firefighters, who extinguished the blaze, which they said had been intentionally set. Deputies were investigating.

A Barberton man, located at a State Road address July 3, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Chaffin Road man reported July 3 a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle parked outside his residence.

Deputies are seeking persons who stole a $300 purse containing a $400 cell phone, credit cards and money from the parking lot of Logan Field on North Turkeyfoot Lake Road July 4.

An Akron man reported July 4 someone kicked over his motorcycle, which was parked in a lot on Mallard Point Drive, causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

On July 5, a Norton man was stopped for speeding on South Arlington Road. He was additionally charged with possession of two drug pipes found in the vehicle.

Deputies investigated a report of identity theft July 5 when a Long Lake Boulevard woman reported her personal information was used to open several credit accounts in her name without her permission.

Utility company employees reported July 6 someone cut a hole in a fence surrounding an electric power substation on Manchester Road and stole copper grounding straps worth more than $1,000. A similar break-in occurred at the same facility April 26.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Mayfair Road man was arrested for burglary and taken to the Summit County Jail July 3 after witnesses observed him leaving a neighbor’s apartment and the victim determined he forced his way into the apartment without her permission.

An Akron man stopped for failing to use a turn signal when changing lanes on Interstate 77 July 4 lied about his identity. When Summit County Sheriff’s deputies determined his identity, they arrested him for driving under suspension and falsification and released him to Bath police on a warrant.

Deputies investigated complaints about loud music coming from a Massillon Road parking lot July 4 and found a man playing loud music in his car. Officers observed drugs and paraphernalia in plain sight in the vehicle, and the Akron man was arrested for their possession and charged with disorderly conduct for creating the noise disturbance.

A woman reported July 4 her daughter was living with a man at a Glen Eagles Drive apartment and she feared for her daughter’s safety after the girl asked him to leave and changed the door locks and the man returned and broke into the apartment. Deputies arrested the man on warrants from several jurisdictions and charged him with possession of heroin, found in his pocket. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies are seeking persons who shot a firecracker into a house on Hivue Drive at 11 p.m. July 4, burning the siding and shingles.

A Massillon woman was arrested for theft July 5 after she concealed cosmetic items worth $42 and left an Arlington Ridge Road discount department store without paying. She was released with a summons.

Employees at an Arlington Ridge Road pet store reported July 5 that a male filled a cart with dog food and pushed it out of the store without paying. When an employee confronted him, the suspect said, “Whatever,” took the merchandise and left in a vehicle. The suspect returned to the store July 7 and again stole dog food, valued at $364, in the same manner. Deputies obtained a description of the suspect and vehicle.

A Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested at a Mayfair Road apartment on a warrant for DUI July 6 and released to Barberton police.

Deputies investigated vehicle break-ins at two locations on Premae Drive July 6. Someone broke the front window of a vehicle, owned by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, parked at one address, and stole a GPS. The passenger window of a car at a second address was broken and two iPod devices, one with a name engraved on it, were stolen.

A representative of a bank that owns a vacant house on Deer Valley Drive reported July 6 that copper pipes were stolen from the residence by someone who apparently used a bank key to enter the residence.

On July 7, deputies investigated the burglary of an Eagle Drive apartment where someone broke a window and stole a flat screen TV.

Deputies were called to a Spade Road residence to investigate noise complaints several times July 7. The resident was warned about the noise on each occasion. When he failed to comply and officers were called back to the residence at 3:15 a.m., he was arrested for disorderly conduct.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Massillon Road woman reported July 1 her cell phone was stolen while she was at a Canton Road shop.

Police charged a Burbank Avenue man with possession of marijuana and methamphetamine July 2.

Due to a reported overdose and drug activity at a Front Street home, police searched the residence July 2 and found methamphetamine and a tube/hose. The homeowner was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

On July 4, police responded to a call about a man yelling and screaming at a Lake Road location. They found an intoxicated man with a red eye and drove him home. The man reported he was assaulted, and police told him to call back to file the report when he was sober. When they tried to contact him later about the incident, he refused to cooperate.

Scrap metal was reported stolen from the construction site of the new Springfield High School on Canton Road July 5.

A Foxford Court woman called police July 5 to report she sent $372 to a man who claimed to represent a loan company for a loan, and he called back asking for more money but did not make the loan to her.

A Lakeside Drive woman reported her boyfriend came to visit her July 6 and the two argued. When she asked him to leave, he threw a rock through the window of her car.

The validation sticker on a license plate of a car parked on Lake Road was stolen July 6.

On July 7, more than $9,700 in items including cash, coin sets and jewelry were reported stolen from an Erie Avenue home.

Also on Erie Avenue that day, a vehicle was entered and an amplifier, speakers and a radio were removed.

A $3,000 gold chain was reported stolen July 7 from the dresser of a Lakeside Drive man while he was in the hospital. A neighbor woman who has power of attorney for the man reported the theft.

The next day, a Sunnyside Avenue woman reported a business called “FastLoanMe” has withdrawn $80 from her bank account without her permission.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Selden Avenue man was arrested for driving under the influence during a stop for a traffic violation June 24 on South Turkeyfoot Lake Road.

A Highland Park man asked police to destroy his ammunition June 29. On the same day, a Center Road man also asked police to destroy his ammunition.

At a stop for a traffic violation on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road June 30, a Venus Road man was arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17, and having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

A bicycle was found in a yard on Highland Park Drive July 1.

A backpack containing a methamphetamine lab was found among trees on Center Road July 1.

On July 2, a cell phone was found in a ditch on Manchester Road.

Lawrence Township Police came into contact with a man with an active warrant out of New Franklin July 2 and transported the man to jail.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A customized wheelchair valued at $5,000 was stolen from the vestibule of a Howard Avenue home July 1.

A Wilpark Drive woman reported July 1 that she believes her grandson, of Curtis Street, removed a check from her checkbook during a recent visit and cashed it for $400.

Police charged a Springfield juvenile male with tobacco violations and having a concealed weapon after finding him to be in possession of cigarettes and a knife July 1.

Also on that day, a vehicle parked at an East Waterloo Road bar was entered and a wallet with a debit card, driver’s license and Social Security card belonging to a Simcoe Avenue man was stolen.

On July 2, a Pickle Road home was entered and a Smith and Wesson pistol, coins, jewelry and a fishing reel were stolen.

A 14-foot trailer valued at $5,000 was reported stolen from a High Grove Boulevard business July 2.

Medication was reported stolen from a vehicle parked on Farmdale Road July 2.

Three vehicles parked on Lessig Avenue were entered July 3 and five computer monitors, a printer cartridge and a radio plate were stolen.

A Columbine Avenue home was broken into July 3 and two 32-inch TVs, a video game system, a 9mm handgun, two laptop computers, a lockbox and tools, a digital camera and a Social Security card were stolen.

Someone damaged an overhead garage door to enter a home on Loamshire Road July 3 and took a full 5-gallon gas can.

A Hillstock Avenue man called police July 3 to report he saw a Ruckel Road woman throw a rock through a window. When police questioned the woman, she denied it and said she had a witness who could place her at another location at the time of the incident.

Also on that day, a Clayben Drive man was charged with assault after a neighbor woman reported he punched her in the stomach.

On July 4, a resident reported two Stevenson Avenue women yelled profanities and taunted a neighbor to come out and fight. They were charged with disorderly conduct.

Police charged two Lake Road men with aggravated burglary and assault July 4 after they allegedly broke into an Ambre Drive home and cut a man on the hand and punched him in the face. The victim reported the two were related to his girlfriend, and the men reportedly told police they came there to beat the man up.

A Moore Street man shopping at a South Arlington Road store dropped and broke several items as he tried to put them in his cart July 4. He offered to pay for them using a credit card, which was declined, and then admitted he had no money. He was charged with criminal damaging and possession of marijuana, which was found on him.

Two unknown men and a woman consumed $44 in food at a South Arlington Road restaurant and left without paying July 5. One of the men was reported to be an employee of a Massillon Road business in Green and police are investigating.

A Samuel Road woman told police July 5 that she let her friend use her 2005 Dodge caravan, and when he failed to return it, she called him. She told police he told her he no longer had possession of the vehicle.

On July 7, an employee of a South Arlington Road car dealer called police to report 13 vehicles had been sprayed with paint.

An unknown person threw a rock through the side window of a vehicle parked on Almeter Road July 7.

Two cars on Ewart Drive were entered July 7 and a radio faceplate and two GPS units were stolen.

A South Arlington Road home was entered July 7 and jewelry, a cell phone and a digital camera were stolen. The homeowner told police he suspects a Martindale Road Northeast man took the items.

A Hillstock Avenue home was also broken into that day and a 42-inch TV was taken.

A vehicle on Brunk Road was entered July 8 and $745 in tools was stolen.

Police charged a Canton Road woman with disorderly conduct July 8 after responding to a call about concerns for her safety. The woman said she did not know how she got to where she was found.

— 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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