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South Side Neighborhood Watch

9/12/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Barberton woman was arrested for theft and criminal trespassing and again banned from a Manchester Road grocery store Aug. 26 after she allegedly loaded a shopping cart with merchandise, pushed it out of the store without paying and fled, leaving some merchandise behind. She was apprehended by Summit County sheriff’s deputies, who determined she had been banned from the store due to a previous incident. She was released with a court summons.

Deputies located a Mogadore woman at a Manchester Road address Aug. 27, arrested her on a warrant and released her to the Akron Police Department.

A Cove Boulevard woman reported her neighbor threatened her Aug. 28, when the two argued over property issues. Deputies advised the parties to have no contact with each other and to contact the landowner to resolve the property dispute.

A Boston Avenue woman reported Aug. 30 her debit card was used to make $1,304 in unauthorized online purchases.

Two Social Security cards and a Coach wallet were stolen from a vehicle outside a Bender Avenue residence between Aug. 31 and Sept. 3.

Employees of a Manchester Road specialty store reported Sept. 2 an unknown male concealed a 12-pack of socks and other merchandise and left without paying. The male fled, and the merchandise was located behind the store.

Someone entered a vehicle outside a Derling Drive residence Sept. 3 and stole iPads, a passport, glasses, computer components and a parking pass.

Deputies were called to a dispute at a Boat Drive residence Sept. 3. A woman reported an Akron man struck her on the side of the head during an argument. The victim was evaluated by EMS, and no visible injuries were documented. The man denied striking the victim and packed his belongings and left.

On Sept. 4, deputies confiscated a counterfeit $20 bill at a Hannah Parkway financial institution after a customer found it among bills she had been given to deposit in her account.

A Seward Avenue woman reported Sept. 4 someone called her, and she provided personal and bank account information. She said the caller claimed to represent a governmental agency. Her bank contacted her to report unusual activity involving her account and she was advised to call the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An Akron man located at a Mayfair Road apartment Aug. 26 was found to be on the apartment complex’s no-trespass list. He was arrested for criminal trespassing and again advised to stay away from the property.

Following a traffic stop on Boettler Road Aug. 27, a man from Rittman was arrested for possession of marijuana, which was found in the vehicle.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies are seeking a Ravenna man who checked out of a Corporate Woods Parkway motel Aug. 28 and stole a TV, remote control, coffee maker and bedding.

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle in a Mayfair Road parking lot Aug. 28 and stole a radar detector. The same night cash, a GPS unit, tool set and iPad were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in a nearby Mayfair Road lot.

On Aug. 30, a patron at an Interstate Parkway movie theater reported his wallet, containing cash, credit cards, identification and military identification, was stolen while he was inside.

A Kimmel Lane resident reported Aug. 30 that someone used his debit card to make unauthorized purchases totaling $1,111.

Deputies investigated the theft of jewelry from a residence on South Arlington Road Aug. 30.

A Greensburg Road resident reported Aug. 30 someone entered an unlocked garage on the property and stole auto parts worth $1,070.

Also on that day, a Halston Avenue man reported his identity was used to take out a loan. He said he was contacted by a collection agent who had all his personal information, but he never applied for the loan. He was advised to monitor his bank and credit accounts and place a fraud alert with the credit bureaus.

Deputies investigated an incident at a Massillon Road factory Aug. 30, when a man reportedly flashed a handgun in his waistband during an argument. During a safety pat-down, officers found a handgun in the front of his sweat pants, and the Canton man was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated menacing and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Jarvis Road woman reported Sept. 3 an iPad was stolen from her bedroom during the past two days.

Also on that day, deputies investigated the theft of $495 in tools from the bed of a pickup truck parked at the rear of a Mayfair Road residence.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Lake James Drive woman reported two acquaintances poured sugar into her gas tank Aug. 31. The two suspects, a Lakeside Drive man and a female friend, have had an ongoing dispute with a neighbor who is a friend of the Lake James Drive woman.

On Sept. 4, a Pawnee Boulevard home was entered and a purse, with a driver’s license, Social Security card and debit card, were stolen.

Copper pipe was stolen from a vacant Flickinger Road building on the same day.

On Sept. 5, a Raymond Avenue woman reported her Josephine Avenue grandson took $500 in collector bills and $1,000 in jewelry. She told police he had been in the home removing some flooring on the second floor.

A Josephine Avenue man reported Sept. 5 that his son took 100 CDs, 20 albums, a surround sound stereo system still in its box, jewelry and a video game system.

Also on that day, a Bristol Drive man was charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest after reportedly arguing with his wife and ripping the phone off the wall. He also reportedly ran from police when they tried to arrest him.

On Sept. 9, a Lakemore Village official reported a Lakeside Drive man almost hit him as he was driving down Main Street. Several other village officials also have reported problems with the man, who they believe is upset because he was denied permission to construct a nonconforming building.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A West Nimisila Road woman reported Sept. 4 that $180 and oxycodone were stolen from her bedroom safe.

A Wooster Road man was arrested for possession of drugs on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road Sept. 5 during a stop for a traffic violation, when police found a bag of marijuana.

A Will Drive woman was arrested Sept. 5 on Manchester Road. Police were dispatched to the area for a possible drunk driver and found her vehicle running at the side of the road. Police found a used syringe in her purse, along with six pills. She was arrested for having physical control of the vehicle while under the influence, possession of drug instruments and possession of drugs.

A Carnegie Avenue man was arrested for an insurance violation Sept. 8 on State Road following a stop for a traffic violation.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police investigated the production of moonshine in the garage of an East Waterloo Road home Aug. 31. The owner told police the moonshine was for him. The man was charged with production without a permit.

A security camera was reported stolen from the back deck of a Bridger Road home Aug. 31.

A Pearwood Way resident reported a Vernon Odom Boulevard man broke out the rear window of his vehicle and fled Aug. 31. Witnesses confirmed the incident.

While responding to a call about criminal damaging at an Ambre Drive home, police noticed the odor of marijuana and charged the homeowner with possession of drugs. A neighbor had called to report the woman had damaged her yard with a mower, and the woman agreed to fix it. No charges were filed.

A $1,500 gold ring was stolen from a Crestline Drive home Sept. 1.

On Sept. 2, a plate was stolen from the vehicle of a South Arlington Road business.

After stopping a Dellenberger Avenue woman for having no front license plate Sept. 3, police charged her with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A Milo White Drive man was bitten by a dog when he tried to intervene during an attack on his chained dog Sept. 4. Police sent a bite report to the dog warden.

A Pauline Avenue woman who was pulled over by police for failing to stop at a stop sign Sept. 4 was found to be driving under suspension and with a marijuana pipe. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police charged a Utica Avenue man with disorderly conduct Sept. 4 after he was found intoxicated and riding a bicycle down Mohawk Trail with an open can of beer.

A package of fish food delivered to the side door of an Edith Avenue home was stolen Sept. 4.

More than $1,000 in jewelry was reported stolen from a Krumroy Road home Sept. 5. Police found pry marks on a back door during an investigation.

A Krumroy Road woman reported Sept. 6 that someone filed a tax return in her name in 2011.

A Bristol Drive woman reported someone stole her purse, containing debit and credit cards and $32, from her cart while she was shopping in an East Waterloo Road grocery store Sept. 6.

A Moonlight Drive man reported that while he was driving down Killian Road Sept. 6, a car with two men drove next to him, pulled a gun and demand money. He handed over $500, and the two fled. The men are described as being in their 20s, and one had two tear drop tattoos under his left eye and was bald, and the other was wearing a white shirt and had brown hair.

A McElwain Road man who was stopped for questioning was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Sept. 7.

During a traffic stop Sept. 9, a Wilpark Drive woman was charged with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments when police found a needle and heroin in her possession.

— 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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