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South Side Neighborhood Watch

9/5/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a Penguin Avenue residence Aug. 18 and determined an argument between a male and female was verbal only.

On Aug. 21, deputies went to a Lakota Avenue residence to investigate a complaint of a dog running at large. A resident admitted his dog had been loose on several occasions. He was charged with violation of leash laws and released to the Barberton Police Department on a warrant.

A woman reported she was walking on Surfside Avenue Aug. 21 when a female, which whom she has had an ongoing dispute, swerved toward her with her vehicle. Deputies contacted the driver, who denied intentionally swerving toward the victim.

Deputies investigated a report that a vehicle parked at a Waterside Drive location was damaged by unknown means Aug. 22.

A Lakeway Street man was arrested at his home Aug. 23 on a warrant for obstructing official business. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

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

A Maryland Avenue man reported Aug. 24 a statue of Jesus was stolen from his yard the previous night.

On Aug. 24, deputies investigated a break-in at a public access building on Vaughn Road, where officers found a glass block window had been broken and items inside the building had been moved.

Deputies were dispatched to a Manchester Road bar Aug. 24 to investigate a report of drug dealing. Officers made contact with someone in the parking lot and asked him for identification. When he emptied his pockets, he was found to be in possession of narcotic tablets and a large amount of cash. He was charged with possession of drugs, and additional charges were pending completion of an investigation. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On Aug. 21, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of criminal damaging at a Chenoweth Drive hotel, where someone forced open a pool gate by breaking the lock and damaged a patio table.

A Greenside Road resident reported Aug. 23 a driver ran over a mailbox and newspaper box.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road at 1 a.m. Aug. 23 observed a suspicious male walking on the road. During an investigative interview, deputies found the Cuyahoga Falls man to be in possession of a syringe and spoon reportedly containing drug residue. He was charged with drug abuse and released with a court summons.

A woman reported she parked her rented vehicle in a long-term parking lot at Akron-Canton Airport and returned Aug. 23 to find the rear window of the vehicle had been broken.

On Aug. 24, deputies were called to a South Main Street store where a man reportedly took items from the shelf and attempted to return them for a cash refund. He was charged with theft and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for driving under suspension.

Deputies went to a Stoney Creek Drive home Aug. 24 after receiving several reports of a dog running loose. The owner was charged with violation of leash laws.

A worker at a Greensburg Road business reported Aug. 24 a Bluetooth speaker was stolen from his backpack while he was working.

A Mayfair Road man reported Aug. 24 his daughter left a computer tablet at the home of a friend who refuses to return the item. Deputies were attempting to contact the friend.

Employees of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road gas station observed a man reportedly stealing items worth $23 from a shelf Aug. 25. The Akron man was charged with theft and released with a court summons. The merchandise was returned to the store.

On Aug. 27, deputies investigated the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in the lot of a residential complex on Melanie Drive.

A man reported Aug. 27 a laptop computer and TV were stolen from his unlocked vehicle, which was parked in front of his girlfriend’s residence on Massillon Road.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Police charged an Ackers Avenue man with domestic violence Aug. 28 after he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend and pushed her. He also reportedly grabbed a 13-year-old girl’s arms and pulled them back behind her until she dropped a phone. The man was intoxicated at the time.

A Grace Road woman reported Aug. 28 that a Springfield juvenile male threw an object at her car, causing minor damage. She declined to file charges.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A 17-year-old Darrow Road man provided police with false information Aug. 25. The man reportedly admitted to giving his twin’s personal information. Also, during a vehicle search, police found a bottle with a pill and a cigar with marijuana inside. He was arrested for possession of drugs, falsification, obstructing official business and tobacco violations. He also had an active warrant from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and was transported there.

A New Franklin juvenile male was arrested at his residence Aug. 27 for unruliness. A West Caston Road man reportedly told police the male was consistently disrespectful and unruly, while the male told police he does not like being treated like a child.

A Stump Road woman was arrested Aug. 28 for failure to confine or restrain a dog. Police observed a dog running loose, and the woman reportedly said the dog got loose because of cats in the neighborhood.

A Wooster Road man was arrested for possession of drugs during a traffic stop for a violation on Manchester Road Aug. 31. During a search, police found a bag of marijuana.

A Bailey Road man was arrested for assault Aug. 31 on Manchester Road. The man allegedly grabbed a Dalecrest Street man from a boat and held him underwater. The fight reportedly started after the Dalecrest Street man urinated on the Bailey Road man’s property.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Meadow Spring Circle home was entered Aug. 21 and $1,250 in tools and a bicycle were stolen. The homeowner told police he believes a tenant is responsible.

A vehicle on Pickle Road was entered Aug. 24, and a cell phone and iPod were taken.

A South Arlington Road store representative reported incidents Aug. 25 and 27, including: a Winton Avenue woman and East Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman who were charged with criminal trespass for being in the store after being banned for a previous theft; and an Akron man and Akron juvenile female who were charged with theft for reportedly taking $50 shoes.

Two incidents also were reported at another South Arlington Road store Aug. 26 and 28, including a Keys Place woman who was charged with theft after allegedly taking $459 in electronics and an East Wilbeth Road woman who also was charged with theft after allegedly taking $724 in items and who was arrested on a warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Aug. 26, police issued a warrant for a Melony Lane man who allegedly sold meat door-to-door for an Elm Grove Road man but failed to return the earnings.

Also on that day, a McElwain Road man was charged with aggravated menacing after allegedly threatening to kill a Hilbish Avenue man. The two had been involved in a dispute.

A Krumroy Road home was entered Aug. 26 and $946 in jewelry was stolen.

A Rhoadesdale Avenue man reported Aug. 26 he was walking down Canton Road when another Rhoadesdale Avenue man came up from behind him and punched him. The suspect told police the altercation was mutual.

On Aug. 27, a lawnmower was stolen from a Pressler Road yard.

Two juvenile males from South Akron were charged with unruliness Aug. 27 after police found them riding bikes at 3:24 a.m. They were released to their parents.

An East Waterloo Road man was charged with assault after allegedly striking a juvenile female twice in the head Aug. 27. The girl had visible injuries.

Police charged a Lessig Avenue man with disorderly conduct and having a dog at large Aug. 27. The man had banged on the window of a car belonging to an Onondago Avenue man, trying to get him to fight. When police arrived, he was seen with a dog, trying to get the animal to attack two other men.

During a traffic stop Aug. 27, an Akron man was charged with possession of drugs and released on a warrant to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.

A clown statue was stolen from a Coach Lane yard Aug. 28.

An Eastpoint Drive man reported Aug. 29 that someone used his identification to open credit cards in his name.

Also on that day, a Hartville juvenile female and a Lake juvenile male were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tobacco violations after police found them with the items in a camping trailer parked in a vacant Canfield Road lot. They were released to their parents.

A warrant was issued for a Samuel Road woman Aug. 29 after she reportedly broke out windows of a home belonging to her ex-husband with a bat and then rammed her car into his front door, bedroom window and garage door, also striking his vehicle.

An Edison Street man and Kubler Trail man were charged with possession of marijuana after the substance was found in their car during a traffic stop Aug. 29.

On Aug. 30, a Milo White Drive man reported his identification was used to open credit cards.

— 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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