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South Side Neighborhood Watch

8/29/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Aug. 15, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of copper from a utility station on Manchester Road, where someone entered a fenced area and cut wires from electric boxes.

Deputies responded to a report that a man was sleeping in a vehicle in an Ohio Department of Wildlife parking lot on Portage Lakes Drive at 4 a.m. Aug. 17. The Aurora man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia found in the vehicle.

On Aug. 17, deputies investigated a report of drug use at a Judy Avenue residence and confiscated a drug pipe from a resident. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant.

A Radnor Avenue man reported he returned from vacation Aug. 17 to find someone threw eggs and an orange liquid on his house and vehicle while he was away.

Following a traffic stop on Killian Road Aug. 18, police arrested a passenger for having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. The Akron man was released with a court summons.

Deputies are seeking the person who smashed the window of a vehicle parked outside a Manchester Road bar Aug. 18. A purse, containing money, credit and debit cards, personal documents and identification, was stolen.

An Akron woman stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 Aug. 20 was arrested for providing false information to officers and released to the Perry Township Police Department on a warrant.

Deputies responded to a fight at a Manchester Road bar Aug. 20 and arrested an Akron man on a warrant and released him to the Medina Police Department.

The owner of a Lakota Avenue warehouse reported Aug. 20 someone threw rocks that broke windows of the building the previous night.

On Aug. 21, deputies located an Akron woman in a Manchester Road restaurant parking lot, arrested her on a warrant and released her to the Smithville Police Department.

A Woodduck Road woman reported Aug. 21 her grandson came to her home and asked for her pain medication. When she refused to give it to him, he took her prescription medication and left.

On Aug. 23, deputies went to a Manchester Road residence, arrested a man on a warrant for domestic violence and released him to the Akron Police Department.

Deputies investigated the theft of a motorcycle from a Portage Lakes Drive location Aug. 23 and entered information about the bike into a national database for stolen vehicles.

A $250 GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle in a Portage Lakes Drive parking lot Aug. 23.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Linda Street residence Aug. 25 and arrested a male resident for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail. A victim at the residence was treated by Coventry EMS for a head laceration.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Interstate 77 Aug. 17 stopped a driver for running a red light at the Massillon Road exit ramp. The Akron man was arrested for driving under suspension and held on a warrant for contempt of court.

Employees of an Arlington Ridge Road store reported Aug. 17 they observed a man conceal $250 headphones and attempt to leave without paying for them. Deputies retrieved the merchandise and arrested the Shaker Heights man for theft.

A resident of a South Main Street trailer park reported Aug. 17 he observed a man kick open the door of a neighbor’s trailer, enter the residence and then flee on foot. Deputies located the suspect, but the victim declined prosecution.

A passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road Aug. 18 was arrested for possession of marijuana and released with a court summons.

Deputies signed warrants for the arrest of a Barberton man on charges of theft and forgery Aug. 19 after he allegedly admitted he stole checks from a dry-cleaning business and cashed them to pay for drugs.

On Aug. 19, deputies patrolling South Arlington Road observed the door to a residence open, but knew the resident was incarcerated. Following an investigation into suspicious items used to manufacture methamphetamine, two Akron men were arrested for illegal assembly of chemicals and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a North Turkeyfoot Road residence Aug. 19 after someone broke in and stole numerous items.

A Koons Road resident reported Aug. 20 a mailbox outside the residence was pushed over.

Deputies investigated a report that suspicious lights in the shape of a cross were seen in the yard of a Bickleaugh Circle residence the night of Aug. 20.

A Discovery Road resident reported Aug. 20 an unknown person entered his yard the previous night and slashed all four tires on his vehicle.

Also on that day, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance between sisters at a Massillon Road residence, where a woman was evaluated for a neck injury and another female was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An employee of a Mayfair Road business reported Aug. 21 that $700 cash was stolen from an office over the weekend.

A Canton woman reported Aug. 24 her motorcycle trailer was stolen from a Mayfair Road parking lot the previous night.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMelllier


LAKEMORE: Police charged a Mohican Boulevard woman with domestic violence Aug. 19 after she charged her daughter and granddaughter with a knife during a verbal argument.

A Lake Road resident reported a laptop and computer case were stolen from her car Aug. 19.

A Bordeaux Drive man reported someone used his identification to purchase a cell phone Aug. 19.

Also on that day, a Front Street man reported that while he and his son had visitors, someone took his wallet, along with his birth certificate, Social Security card and food stamp card.

On Aug. 21, a Quale Drive man was charged with theft after allegedly taking a cell phone from a Bailey Road man during a confrontation at a Sanitarium Road home. The man left the home and told police he threw it out the window of his car while he was driving away.

Medications were reported stolen Aug. 22 from a Cayuga Avenue home while the owner was in the hospital.

Police are investigating a report of sexual assault involving a North Canton woman who said she had several drinks at a bar and then went to the home of an Akron man. She told police Aug. 23 that she passed out shortly after that, and he assaulted her while she was unconscious. She was taken to a hospital for a rape examination.

A Plaza Court man was charged with criminal damaging Aug. 23 after allegedly admitting to throwing a brick at the rear passenger door of a car belonging to a Morningview Drive woman while she was driving down a street.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Two Ohio license plates were found in a front yard along West Turkeyfoot Lake Road Aug. 15. Police were unable to contact the owner.

A Prince Circle woman reported Aug. 17 the passenger-side window of her vehicle, which was parked in a Manchester Road lot, was broken and her purse, containing identification, cash and credit cards and valued at $140, was stolen.

A Washington Avenue man was arrested Aug. 19 on South Turkeyfoot Road for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17, and possession of drugs and paraphernalia. A metal pipe and a medicine bottle containing marijuana were found during the vehicle inventory.

A North Turkeyfoot Road man was arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08, Aug. 21 following a traffic stop. He was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

An Odelle Drive man reported Aug. 24 the window of his residence was shot with a BB gun.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Four incidents of alleged theft were reported at a South Arlington Road store Aug. 16-21, including: $89 in items taken by a Fulitz Avenue woman who left in a vehicle after being confronted by security; $136 in items taken by a Prestwick Drive woman, who was charged with theft, as well as possession of drugs and paraphernalia; $308 in clothing and fishing gear taken by a Nadia Court woman, who was charged with theft, as well as child endangering for having an Akron juvenile female with her at the time (the juvenile was released to family); a fraudulent $499 check cashed by an Eta Avenue woman, who was charged with passing bad checks; and $46 in items taken by a 19th Street Northwest woman, who was charged with theft (a Canton juvenile female with her was released to family).

On Aug. 17, an Armil Drive home was burglarized and jewelry, a laptop, 47-inch TV, camcorder, GPS unit, stereo, coins, rifle, pistol and shells were taken.

The door on a garage on Meadow Spring Circle was found kicked in Aug. 19.

A Junior Avenue woman reported Aug. 19 she believes her grandson took $350 in missing jewelry and pawned it to support his drug habit. She told police she did not want to file charges but she wanted her jewelry back.

A 15-year-old Springfield female reported a 19-year-old male acquaintance sat on her lap and touched her private areas when he came by for a visit. Police are investigating.

A 1976 Harley-Davidson Sportster was reported stolen from an Albrecht Avenue home Aug. 20.

Police charged a Sadler Street man with child endangering and domestic violence Aug. 21 after it was determined he grabbed his 1-year-old child by the head and pushed her into the mattress while she was in the crib. Bruises were found on the child’s head, and she was taken to a hospital for an examination. The man was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail. The mother said she was sleeping during the incident, and charges on her are pending.

Police notified officials that an obscene image was found spray-painted on a speed limit sign on Pickle Road Aug. 21.

During a traffic stop Aug. 21, a Salem woman was charged with possession of drugs after police noticed an odor of marijuana and searched the car.

An Atwater man and woman were charged with theft after allegedly stealing $74 in items from a South Arlington Road department store Aug. 21.

Also on that day, an employee of a Gilchrist Road business reported 30,000 pounds of scrap metal was stolen.

On Aug. 22, medication was reported stolen from an Avis Road home.

A GPS unit was stolen from a car on Hillstock Avenue the same day.

A Bath man reported he accidently beeped his horn Aug. 22 while in the parking lot of a Gilchrist Road grocery store, and a man approached and threatened to beat him.

Police responded Aug. 22 to a call about a fight involving a Fair Lane woman and a Wirth Avenue man while they were in a car. Both were found to be highly intoxicated, and they were charged with disorderly conduct.

A Laverne Lane woman reported Aug. 22 a man who sells meat in the trailer park stopped by, came inside her trailer and grabbed her breasts and crotch, then ran out.

Police responded to a call about juveniles damaging a vehicle on Onondago Trail Aug. 23. The group fled as police arrived, but they were able to stop a Delaware Avenue man, a Samuel Road man and a Hillbish Avenue woman, all between the ages 18 and 20, who were charged with underage consumption of alcohol.

On Aug. 24, a Meadow Ridge Road woman was charged with theft after allegedly stealing $27 in items from a East Waterloo Road grocery store.

Three bicycles were stolen from a Milo White Drive yard Aug. 25. One was found on a neighbor’s yard shortly afterward.

A money clip with a driver’s license, debit card, fishing license, a grocery store card and $40 was reported stolen Aug. 25. A Whychwood Road man reported he accidently left it at a Canton Road gas station, and when he returned for it, it was gone.

On Aug. 26 at 3:09 a.m., police stopped two Springfield juvenile males who were riding their bikes. The boys said they were going to a fast-food restaurant to get a drink. Both were found to be in possession of cigarettes. They were charged with curfew and tobacco violations and released to family members.

Three sewer grates were missing from Dangel Avenue Aug. 26. Police notified township personnel of the matter.

— 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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