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South Side Neighborhood Watch

7/25/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Chaffin Road woman reported July 14 an unknown person obtained her debit card numbers and used them to withdraw a total of $600 from her bank account.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies are seeking the person or people who knocked down street lamps and mailboxes along Portage Lakes Drive between State Mill and Manchester roads July 14.

A Mallard Point Drive woman reported July 16 her ex-boyfriend continued to send her text messages after she requested he stop. Deputies contacted the Akron man, and he agreed not to have any communication with the woman.

On July 16, deputies were called to an East Waterloo Road residence by a woman who reported a highly intoxicated man refused to leave. The suspect left at the request of deputies, but he returned a short time later and continued arguing with the female. Deputies arrested him for disorderly conduct and transported him to a detoxification center.

A Deitz Avenue woman reported July 17 she observed a strange male standing near her neighbor’s vehicle in a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road parking lot and notified the neighbor, who discovered her purse had been stolen from the vehicle. The witness provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle, and deputies stopped him a short time later and reportedly found the victim’s money strewn around the front seat of his vehicle. He was identified by the witness, arrested for theft and taken to the Summit County Jail. The victim’s purse and credit cards were not located.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Hyacinth Avenue residence July 17, when a woman reported she became angry with her husband and threw household items at him and punched him in the head several times. The female was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail. The victim was treated at an emergency medical center.

The manager of a county agency reported a possible incident of sexual imposition July 17 involving a male worker who touched a co-worker in an improper way. Deputies interviewed all parties, who stated the touch was accidental.

A Birdland Avenue woman reported July 18 an unknown person attempted to use her bank information to obtain money at an ATM in Alabama, but the transaction was declined.

Following a traffic stop on South Main Street July 20, an Akron man was arrested for DUI and additionally charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia that were found in the vehicle during a tow inventory.

— Compiledby Maggie DeMellier



GREEN: A Mayfair Road woman reported July 10 her ex-boyfriend entered her apartment without permission, stole shoes and clothing and threatened to beat up her father, who was there. Summit County sheriff’s deputies located him at his residence, arrested him for burglary and theft and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Maple Heights man was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon July 14 after a baggage screener at Akron-Canton Airport found a pair of brass knuckles in his bag.

Deputies investigated the theft of numerous tools and landscaping equipment from an unlocked garage on Mayfair Road July 14. Deputies located some of the items in the possession of an Akron man, who was arrested for receiving stolen property.

A Mayfair Road man reported July 15 someone broke into his garage and stole an air compressor, chainsaw, drill set, three nailers and a leaf blower.

On July 16, a Robins Trace woman reported she pursued a man who stole a golf bag and clubs from her garage, but he managed to get to a vehicle and flee.

A Springbury Road man reported a backpack leaf blower was stolen from his open garage July 16.

A Ravenna man was arrested for possession of drugs found in his carry-on bag by a screener at Akron-Canton Airport July 17.

A $550 cell phone was stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of a South Arlington Road department store July 18.

A Mallard Lane man reported July 19 that golf clubs and a bag valued at $5,000 were stolen from his open garage.

Also on that day, an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported an $800 handgun, ammunition and a case were stolen from his bedroom. Deputies entered information about the firearm into a national database for stolen weapons.

Deputies were called to the parking lot of a Massillon Road bar July 20 when a man and woman reported an unknown male assaulted them and left before officers arrived. The victims sustained minor injuries, but they declined medical attention.

An Everhart Road man reported July 21 an unknown person broke into his vehicle and stole power tools, a sander and chainsaw.

A stun gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in a Lomae Drive parking lot July 21.

During the early hours of July 21, someone broke into a shed on Algona Drive and stole a chainsaw and shovels. Someone also entered another shed and attached garage, causing damage to both, and a vehicle on Stanaker Drive, from which two hammers, a drill set and a trouble light were stolen.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier



LAKEMORE: A West Akron juvenile male was stopped at 3:35 a.m. July 16 for having no license plate and found to be driving his mother’s car without permission. The youth was charged with unruliness for curfew violations. His mother declined to file charges of unlawful use of the vehicle.

Police responded to a dispute among neighbors July 16. An apparently intoxicated Sanitarium Road woman claimed a South Street man smacked her on the face. Police could not find marks on her face, and the man denied hitting her, but said he yelled at her. Officers could not determine who the aggressor was, and no charges were filed.

On July 18, a Cayuga Avenue man reported his Llamas pistol was stolen from his home.

During a consent search of a Lakeside Drive home July 18, police found drugs, prescription medicine and instruments to manufacture drugs. Charges are pending the investigation.

A Sunnyside Drive man was charged with having weapons under a disability and domestic violence July 21 after he allegedly told his wife and several others he would kill them. The woman told police she had just told him she wanted a divorce, and he has an alcohol problem. The man was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay



NEW FRANKLIN: A West Nimisila Road woman was arrested July 13 for failure to confine or restrain a dog after police observed her dog running loose.

A Dodge Avenue man was arrested for driving under the influence July 14 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road.

Police responded to complaints of a loose and vicious dog on Myers Road July 14. The animal was found on the road, and it attempted to bite an officer. A Myers Road man was arrested for failure to confine or restrain the dog.

A Barrymore Avenue woman was arrested for criminal trespass July 14 on West Caston Road. The woman was reportedly told July 6 not to be on the property, but she was found in the driveway July 14.

A Pike Parkway man reported that while he was at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road location July 14, his vehicle was damaged. It appeared someone tried to break into it.

A Towerview Drive man was arrested for disorderly conduct July 14. Police were called earlier that day for a noise dispute, and the man reportedly was found yelling at a neighbor.

A West 13th Street man was arrested for having weapons while under disability, possession of drugs, falsification and obstructing official business July 14. During a traffic stop on Manchester Road, the man reportedly gave his brother’s personal information, and police observed a loaded gun in the backseat and a green substance in a cup holder.

At a traffic stop July 16 on Manchester Road, police discovered a man with a warrant for failure to appear on driving under suspension charges out of New Franklin.

Police responded to a report of two unwanted people at a Will Drive home July 17. A Pickle Road man was arrested for vandalism, resisting arrest and on a warrant. He reportedly damaged the jail cell at the New Franklin Police Department, as well as the cruiser. Police also discovered he had an active warrant with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority. Also, a Chamberlain Road man was arrested for possessing drug instruments after a syringe and a marijuana cigarette were allegedly found under a cushion.

A Canterbury Drive woman reported July 18 her personal information was used to open a Dish account, creating a bill of $414.83.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long



SPRINGFIELD: Four people were charged with theft at a South Arlington Road store July 12-29, including: a Sprague Avenue mom and her teen daughter for taking $167 in items; a Excelsior Avenue female employee for taking $1,150 from a cash register; and a McKinley Avenue woman for taking $33 in items. Also at the store: security reported seeing an unknown man open a bottle of cough medicine and drink the whole bottle, then drop it on the floor and leave. Police are checking the license plate number taken from his Mercury Marquis. Police also are investigating an unknown woman who cashed a forged check for $499 and fled.

During a tow inventory July 12 on a vehicle belonging to a Doylestown man, police found a silver spoon with white residue. Charges against the man and a Barberton man who was a passenger are pending.

A Seventh Street man and a Wilbeth Road woman were charged with public indecency after police caught them engaging in sexual activity in a car parked behind a South Arlington Road store July 12.

An East Waterloo Road man was charged with theft and criminal trespass July 12 after he was caught on video stealing a grill, lawnmower, batteries and scrap metal. Police are looking for an accomplice.

Police were called to investigate an unconscious man found at a Canton Road fast-food restaurant July 12. After waking him, police determine he was intoxicated, and the man was transported to a hospital. He also was charged with disorderly conduct and littering.

An Angleterre Boulevard woman reported July 12 that another woman hacked her computer and made $153 in unauthorized charges on her credit card.

A wallet with a debit card, $120 and a driver’s license was taken from a car parked on Mayfair Circle July 14.

A door on a Milo White home was kicked in July 14 and $200 and cereal were stolen.

During a traffic stop July 15, a Louisiana man was charged with possession of marijuana after police found him to be in possession of two marijuana cigarettes and rolling papers.

An Emmett Drive woman called police July 15 to report an Eastwood Avenue woman was on her property and would not leave. Police advised the woman not to return to the property or she would be charged with criminal trespass.

Police responded to a dispute involving some neighbors July 16. A woman reported a Stevenson Avenue man threatened to hit her children. Police found a grinder, smoking pipe and other items in the man’s home, and he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Massillon Road home was entered through a back window July 16, and $80 in jewelry was stolen.

During a tow inventory July 17, a hypodermic needle and spoons with residue were found in a vehicle driven by a 22nd Street man and with a Winter Avenue man passenger. The driver was arrested for driving under suspension and the vehicle was released to its owner.

During a random check of plates on cars at a Canton Road gaming establishment July 17, police found a Ford Crown Victoria reported stolen from Akron and seized it.

A Burkhardt Avenue man and his Battery Street passenger were stopped for failing to use turn signals when changing lanes July 17. Two small bags with white powder were found, and charges are pending tests on the substance.

A Grace Road man reported July 19 that prescription medicine was stolen from his home while he was in the hospital.

On July 20, a Salem Street man was charged with theft after taking $155 in items wheeled out of a South Arlington Road hardware store by a homeless man and returning them for a refund. The homeless man fled on foot before he could be apprehended.

The next day, a Milo White resident reported returning home and seeing two males fleeing from the home. An inventory to check for missing items was being done.

A garage on Rolling Meadows Lane was entered July 22 and $5,830 in tools and equipment was stolen.

— 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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