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South Side Neighborhood Watch

8/22/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Pear Drive woman reported to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 10 that someone removed wood from a window to enter her home. Nothing was reported missing.

A Manchester Road woman reported Aug. 11 a generator, table and foot spa were stolen from her shared garage.

On Aug. 12, a Lockwood Road man reported a neighbor struck him in the face during a property dispute. The neighbor reportedly admitted hitting the victim, and he was arrested for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A worker at a construction site on Manchester Road reported Aug. 13 he observed a man take concrete forms worth $400 from the construction site and load them onto a pickup truck, which he drove away. Deputies traced the vehicle to an Akron man, who said he sold the items for scrap. He was arrested for theft and released with a court summons.

The owner of a Hannah Parkway business reported Aug. 14 he was receiving harassing phone calls from a former employee. Deputies contacted the man, who agreed to stop calling the business owner. He also was advised he is not to be on the business’ property.

A Wellock Drive resident reported Aug. 14 someone poked several holes in an above-ground swimming pool, draining the pool.

Deputies patrolling Interstate 77 Aug. 15 stopped a driver for lane violations and arrested the Canton man for possession of marijuana that was found in the vehicle.

A Lockwood Drive man reported Aug. 15 a male at his residence burned a pot of plastic in order to annoy the neighbors. Deputies observed the burned plastic, smoke and odor, and arrested the male for disorderly conduct.

On Aug. 15, deputies responded to a vehicle crash on North Turkeyfoot Lake Road and arrested the Akron woman who was driving the vehicle for having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. She was released with a court summons.

An Organ Drive woman reported Aug. 16 someone shot paintballs at her house, damaging the siding.

Following a registration check of a vehicle on South Arlington Road Aug. 16, deputies arrested the driver for driving under suspension. He was additionally charged with possession of two marijuana pipes that were found in the vehicle.

A Krebbs Drive woman reported Aug. 16 that $780 was stolen from her home. She said there was no forced entry, and that the home is for sale, with many people having access to it.

An Akron man was charged with theft of a grocery item from a Manchester Road store Aug. 16 and released with a court summons.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Highpoint Drive woman reported Aug. 12 someone has been using her credit card to make unauthorized purchases.

An employee of a Greensburg Road retail store reported Aug. 12 someone entered her office and stole $120 from her wallet.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated an Aug. 14 report that someone broke a window to enter a vacant residence on Bobwhite Trail and lived in the residence for a period of time.

The owner of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road business reported Aug. 14 someone stole copper, brass and stainless steel from several containers on his property.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Cheshire Road residence Aug. 14, when the owner reported a landscaper working on the property advised him he saw a man kick in the door of the home and leave several minutes later. Checks, an iPad and a new printer were stolen.

On Aug. 15, Uniontown police advised deputies of a report they received by a woman who was allegedly assaulted by her husband at an Ashton Drive home. The victim said her husband grabbed her and threw her around the residence during an argument, causing visible injuries. He was arrested at his home for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Bender Avenue man surrendered to deputies on a felony warrant for domestic violence Aug. 15 and was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated a report of attempted burglary at a Massillon Road residence Aug. 15 after someone cut a screen from a kitchen window and left the screen and other items not belonging to the victim on the ground outside.

Also on that day, deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a Mayfair Road residence, arrested an Akron woman on three theft warrants and took her to the Summit County Jail.

A Sara Drive woman reported Aug. 15 someone used a sharp object to scratch obscene words on her vehicle’s hood and passenger-side door and broke the handle. She identified a possible suspect and police interviewed her, but she denied taking part in the crime or being in the area at the time.

Deputies responded to a car fire on Cline Drive Aug. 15 and arrested a man on a warrant for parole violation. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A South Arlington Road car dealer reported Aug. 16 someone cut 75 feet of copper from an area under construction. The copper, worth $1,500, was found in a bag lying on the ground.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Church Street man reported Aug. 11 that $7,149 in tools was stolen from his vehicle by a man and woman who left in a yellow Chevy Cobalt.

A Front Street man called police Aug. 14 regarding a Moler Drive man who had borrowed his $700 iPad but failed to return it and was not answering his calls. The man told police he lost it, and police told him he was responsible for replacing it.

A warrant was issued Aug. 17 for an Overlook Drive man who came to a First Street home with his brother and allegedly threw rocks, causing damage to a window screen and front window when they were told to leave. The brother, also of Overlook Drive, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass and criminal damaging.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: On Aug. 10, a West Caston Road man called 9-1-1 to complain about his son’s arrest by Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies and reportedly was belligerent and cursing. He called a second time and was told the number was for emergencies, and he would be arrested if he called again. After a third call, he was arrested for disrupting public service.

A South Viona Drive man was arrested for driving under the influence Aug. 12 on South Turkeyfoot Lake Road. Police observed him pushing a motorcycle, which he said he had wrecked.

A Lake Avenue man was arrested for an insurance violation Aug. 12 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road following a traffic violation.

A 20-year-old Melton Avenue woman was arrested for theft and identity fraud Aug. 12 after she allegedly used the personal information of a 53-year-old Melton Avenue woman to open credit cards.

A State Park Drive man reported Aug. 13 someone took $189 from his bank account and he was being contacted by a cash advance company that claims he owes $500.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A black Harley-Davidson motorcycle was reported stolen Aug. 6 from a Chenoweth Road storage facility unit rented to a deceased man.

A Chevelle Drive woman reported decorative stones from her yard and her neighbor’s were used to damage the windshield of her car Aug. 8.

Police issued a warrant for a Benton Avenue man on charges of assault Aug. 11 after he allegedly struck a Wadsworth man on the face and a Mayfair Road man in the mouth, causing a cut lip and some fillings to fall out from his front teeth.

Police found 14-year-old and 17-year-old males from Springfield in a vacant home Aug. 11. Both were charged with breaking and entering, and the younger one was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tobacco violations.

A Krumroy Road home was entered Aug. 12, and jewelry and a video game system were taken.

A South Arlington Road store reported several thefts Aug. 12-15, including: $325 in items taken by a man who left the items and fled when confronted by security and a $33 ink drive taken by another man who also fled when confronted. Also at the store, a Nadia Court man reported he left his iPhone 4 charging at the electronics desk while shopping and someone stole it. A Greencrest Drive woman also reported her cell phone was stolen from her purse while shopping at the store.

On Aug. 13, a Salmon Drive resident reported someone took one pill from a prescription bottle in his home.

Employees of a South Arlington Road hotel reported a Seville man stole a TV from his room after checking out Aug. 14.

A Killian Road man reported Aug. 14 someone used his credit card number to purchase $410 in items without his permission.

Also on that day, a Shadybrook Drive resident reported a grinder was missing from his car.

The rear tire on a vehicle on Laverne Lane was slashed Aug. 14, and the owner reported she believes an acquaintance did it, as she has had problems with him in the past.

Also on Laverne Lane that day, $600 in tools was stolen from the back of a pickup truck.

Police responded to a call about an unwanted visitor at an Abington Road home Aug. 15. An Ashland Court man was charged with possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

A Mayfair Circle resident reported Aug. 16 three road reflectors were damaged with a rock, which was found near the reflectors.

The siding on a Howard Avenue home was shot with a pellet gun Aug. 17.

Someone tried to enter a Pressler Road business Aug. 17. Police found several broken out windows and pry marks on a door. No entry was gained.

Another Pressler Road business was entered that day after a window was broken, and a cash box and a hand-held radar device were stolen.

On Aug. 18, an Eastland Avenue man was arrested and charged with menacing by stalking, criminal trespass and burglary after reportedly entering the home of an Emmett Drive woman. The man allegedly had come to the home for the second time, and had also come to the victim’s workplace in Akron. He was transported to the Summit County Jail.

Four plants at a Tisen Road home were dug up and stolen Aug. 19. The homeowner reported this was the second time this has happened.

— 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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