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South Side Neighborhood Watch

9/19/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Aug. 28, Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a motorcycle accident on Hottle Avenue, where the vehicle had gone off the road and crashed. Both the driver and a female passenger sustained serious injuries and were transported to a hospital. At the scene, the driver appeared intoxicated and admitted he had several drinks before driving. His BAC tested .1 and he was charged with DUI and vehicular assault for injuring the passenger.

Deputies partially identified and are seeking the person who trespassed on Coventry Local Schools property the night of Aug. 31, threw chairs from the press box over the bleachers and smeared feces on a restroom wall.

Employees of a Ley Drive auto auction lot reported Sept. 4 a male and female became angry and created a disturbance by yelling after they learned their car had been sold and the contents were disposed of. Deputies assured the couple the sale of the vehicle followed the proper procedure and advised them not to return to the lot.

Deputies responded to a call that a man was yelling and banging on doors along Long Lake Boulevard Sept. 6 and arrested the Akron man for disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

The driver of a vehicle that crashed at the intersection of Killian Road and South Main Street Sept. 8 reportedly ignored officers’ orders to stay at the scene and fled. Deputies found him throwing items into the bushes and arrested him for DUI. The Akron man was additionally charged with possession of drugs retrieved from the bushes and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Portage Lakes Drive resident reported Sept. 8 the windows of a resident’s apartment were broken.

Also on that day, deputies investigated the burglary of a vacant residence on Chaffin Road, where someone broke a basement window and stole copper pipes.

Employees of an East Waterloo Road gas station reported Sept. 10 a man stole four sandwiches and left without paying. After deputies were called, the man returned to the business, and an officer observed him stuff another sandwich in his pocket. As he was escorted to a cruiser, he attempted to run and had to be taken to the ground and handcuffed. He was charged with theft and resisting arrest, and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Cottage Grove Road man made a report Sept. 13 on behalf of a relative who does not speak English and reportedly is being harassed by a contractor who failed to complete work on the victim’s house but is attempting to collect money. Deputies contacted the contractor, who was uncooperative, and advised the victim to contact an attorney.

On Sept. 13, a Durst Boulevard man asked deputies to document a report that his driveway and siding are getting soiled due to his neighbor’s activities.

A Ponciana Avenue man reported Sept. 14 a ladder was stolen from his yard.

The owner of a Portage Lakes Drive business reported Sept. 15 he viewed video surveillance footage that showed a man siphoning gasoline from his company truck.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: A Heckman Road man reported Sept. 4 an unknown driver ran over his mailbox and post.

A landscaper reported someone entered his trailer while he was working at a Heckman Road residence Sept. 5 and stole three backpack blowers.

On Sept. 7, deputies responded to a report of a fight at a Mayfair Road residence and located two females, who admitted they had been involved in a physical altercation with each other. Both Mayfair Road woman were arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Police and EMS responded to a Sunnyview Drive residence the night of Sept. 9 when a resident reported a neighbor climbed up his antenna tower, walked across his roof and fell from the roof. The victim, who said he was just trying to get home, was transported to a hospital.

A Koons Road woman reported Sept. 9 a male attempted to break into her home through a front window. When she saw him and screamed, he fled. She provided a description of the suspect, and police were working to identify him.

On Sept. 10, a Cynthia Drive woman reported her boyfriend became violent during an argument and grabbed her by the arm, causing a visible injury. He was arrested for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Someone entered a vehicle parked outside a Massillon Road library between 2:30 and 3:20 p.m. Sept. 11 and stole a purse from the front seat.

Employees of a Fortuna Drive motel reported Sept. 11 an Akron man, who had previously been banned from the motel, was there and refused to leave. Deputies responded, but the suspect would not provide identification. He was arrested for obstruction of official business and criminal trespassing and taken to the Summit County Jail on a probation violation.

A Marlin Drive man reported Sept. 12 he purchased a dog from a website, wired $1,428 to the seller and never received the dog.

On Sept. 12, a Cherrywood Way man reported someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS unit, charger and other items.

A mailbox and basketball hoop in a Koons Road yard were damaged the night of Sept. 12.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a Massillon Road residence Sept. 14, when a woman reported her husband struck and kicked her during an argument, causing visible injuries. The husband denied assaulting her and said she hit him. The woman signed charges and a motion for a temporary protection order, and the man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiledby Maggie DeMellier



LAKEMORE: On Sept. 6, a warrant was issued for a Main Street man who apparently told family members that he intended to kill himself and burn the house down. An alert also was issued to check on his welfare.

A car on Lakeview Street was entered Sept. 9, and an oxygen bottle and regulator were stolen.

A basement window on a Lakeside Drive home was shattered Sept. 10.

Police charged a Lake Road man with domestic violence after he reportedly hit his girlfriend in the face during an argument Sept. 10.

A 15-year-old Springfield male was charged with disorderly conduct Sept. 10 after hitting another juvenile male in school. That male admitted he texted the youth about wanting to fight, but he told police he planned to do it off school property. He did not fight back when he was attacked from behind, so he was not charged.

A snow blower and wheelbarrow were reported stolen from a Sanitarium Road home Sept. 11.

On Sept. 12, a Canton Road store employee reported a Hilbish Avenue man took a $50 Bluetooth speaker. Police charged the man with theft.

About 450 feet of copper piping was stolen from a vacant Flickinger Road building Sept. 13.

The next day, Xanax was reported stolen from a Mohican Boulevard home.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay



NEW FRANKLIN: At a Manchester Road stadium Sept. 6, a 14-year-old New Franklin female allegedly asked an officer multiple times if she could hold his gun, handcuffs or Taser. She reportedly approached the officer from behind and grabbed his gun and let it go. After she was escorted out of the stadium, she reportedly ignored the two officers and became abusive. She was arrested for resisting arrest, aggravated robbery and unruly juvenile offenses, and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

A Yonker Street woman was arrested Sept. 8 on State Road for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17.

A Durbin Avenue woman reported Sept. 9 two purchases totaling $80 were made with her bankcard in California.

An 8th Street man was arrested for an insurance violation on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road Sept. 10.

A West Nimisila Road woman reported Sept. 10 her purse was stolen from a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road location. The purse contained her wallet, credit cards, personal information, cell phone and medications.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long



SPRINGFIELD: A South Arlington Road store employee reported several incidents of theft Sept. 4 and 11, including: a Mohican Boulevard woman, Bank Street woman and a Tarson Terrace woman, all of whom tried to cash fraudulent checks but were unsuccessful; two Buchtel Avenue women who were charged with theft after allegedly taking $90 worth of items each; and a Polk Avenue woman and 12th Street man who were both charged with theft. The man also was charged with obstruction for giving false information and criminal trespass for being on the property after being banned from it.

On Sept. 6, a Laverne Lane resident reported her father’s vehicle was stolen while she was away. The vehicle was found wrecked in Akron.

A tiller that was missing from a Utica Avenue home was found at a shop by its owner Sept. 7. The store employee reported a woman named Jessica had brought the item in. Police are investigating.

A Sypher Road man reported the plate to a vehicle he had just acquired was stolen Sept. 9. He told police he did not have time to get a title to the vehicle before the incident happened.

A silver purse and toiletries stolen from a South Arlington Road store Sept. 10 were found discarded in the parking lot of a store nearby. The store owner reported two females took the items and ran off.

A revolver and jewelry were reported stolen from a Krumroy Road home Sept. 10.

A mailbox on Killian Road was damaged on the same day.

Police charged an Abington Road man found walking down the road with an open can of beer and in possession of a pipe with disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia Sept. 10.

After stopping a Fawnwood Drive man for a traffic violation Sept. 11, police found a green leafy substance in the vehicle and charged the man with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, as well as having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle. The man was released on a warrant to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

A Chevelle Drive home was entered Sept. 12 and a video game system and controllers, two laptop computers and jewelry were stolen.

Police went to a Massillon Road home Sept. 12 to arrest a man on a probation violation out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. After a brief search of the home, they found a drug pipe on the dresser of the man’s sister and confiscated the item for destruction. The woman was arrested on a warrant.

Also Sept. 12, police arrested a 48-year-old Mogadore man for illegal conveyance of a weapon on school grounds, a felony of the fifth degree, after responding to Young Elementary School for a reported domestic disturbance at about 8:40 a.m. The disturbance was a child custody issue and took place while the child was being dropped off at the school. Further investigation found that the man had two loaded handguns in his vehicle. Police said there was no evidence the weapons were brought into the school building or that there were any threats made involving the weapons. The man was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Police stopped to question several males seen walking from a car into a wooded lot Sept. 13. A Norton Drive man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and a Glen Oak Drive man and Wickliffe Drive man were charged with having an open container of alcohol and underage consumption.

Police returned to a Gowanda Avenue home Sept. 14 after an apparent methamphetamine lab fire the previous night. After an investigation, warrants on charges of illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs, tampering with evidence and child endangerment were issued for a man and woman who had been living in the home, and the incident was referred to Summit County Children Services due to four children younger than 13 living in the home.

On Sept. 15, a Samuel Road resident reported the screen on a back window was damaged, but there was no entry to the home.

— 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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