South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Interstate 77 Sept. 12 responded to reports of an erratic driver and stopped a Magnolia man after they observed his vehicle swerve across lane lines. He failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI, driving under suspension and possession of drugs after he told officers he was in possession of Xanax, for which he had no prescription.
On Sept. 15, deputies patrolling I-77 observed a male and female standing beside a disabled vehicle on the exit ramp to South Arlington Road. The Canal Fulton woman and the Akron man were arrested on warrants and taken to the Summit County Jail. The female was additionally charged with possession of drugs found during her arrest.
A North Bender Avenue man reported Sept. 16 someone broke into his garage through a side door, cut a cable and stole a dirt bike, lawnmower, riding gear, gold clubs and chainsaw, valued at $6,640.
Deputies investigated reports of nuisance conditions at an East Minor Avenue residence Sept. 16, where a woman had 16 dogs living in her home. A humane officer was called to evaluate the conditions of the dogs. When deputies determined only nine of the dogs were registered, the dog owner surrendered the dogs that were not licensed, and they were taken to a shelter. The dog owner was advised of leash laws, charged with failure to register her dogs and contributing to nuisance conditions, and released with a court summons.
Deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle outside a closed business on Manchester Road the night of Sept. 20. A consent search of the vehicle revealed chemicals used to make methamphetamine, as well as drugs and drug abuse instruments. An Akron man and an Akron woman were charged with possession of the contraband and illegal assembly of chemicals.
On Sept. 21, deputies responded to reports that individuals were fighting at a Peach Drive residence. Officers arrived and heard them arguing. A Cuyahoga Falls man, who was one of the combatants, was arrested on a warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A South Main Street woman reported Sept. 21 she has been receiving unwanted phone calls and text messages from a Mogadore female whom she had told not to call her. At 11:25 p.m., deputies contacted the female, who agreed to stop calling and texting the woman. Just after midnight, the female sent the woman multiple text messages, and deputies issued a warrant for her arrest for telecommunications harassment.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: On Sept. 11, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Stoner Road residence where someone damaged a garage door and entered the residence.
Loss prevention agents at a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store reported Sept. 14 a man left the store without paying for baby formula worth $169. Agents confronted the man, who left the merchandise and fled in a vehicle. The vehicle description and license number were provided to deputies, who contacted the suspect. He reportedly admitted he was stealing the formula in order to resell it. He was arrested for attempted theft and taken to the Summit County Jail on several warrants.
A South Arlington Road car dealer reported Sept. 14 an Akron man purchased a vehicle and after he left the lot with the vehicle, the financing was declined. He refused to return the vehicle. Deputies contacted the man and spoke to his family members, and the vehicle was returned.
An employee of a Chenoweth Road hotel called deputies to a fight Sept. 16, and officers found one person in the parking lot in a vehicle that smelled of marijuana. The Akron woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia when a consent search of the vehicle revealed a marijuana grinder containing drug residue.
Deputies are seeking the persons who entered a Boettler Road residence between 4 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 16 and stole three TVs, a laptop computer, credit cards and other items.
The next day, police investigated reports that marijuana plants were growing in a yard on Walnut Street. Officers found and removed the plants and are holding them as evidence.
A homeless man who was panhandling outside an Arlington Ridge Road store and was asked to leave Sept. 18 was located at a nearby gas station. He was arrested for possession of marijuana and Schedule II narcotics and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Following a random registration check of vehicles in the parking lot of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road motel Sept. 19, deputies determined a vehicle in the lot had been reported stolen. A search of the vehicle revealed drugs and stolen bank checks. Two Mogadore females were arrested for receiving stolen property and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
A Sunnyview Circle man was arrested at his residence Sept. 20 on a felony warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.
The manager of a Lauby Road vehicle rental business reported Sept. 20 a Fairlawn man rented a vehicle that was to be returned Aug. 16. The vehicle had not been returned despite numerous calls, messages and a registered letter.
Employees of an Arlington Ridge Road hotel reported Sept. 22 an intoxicated man who created a disturbance in the banquet hall was asked to leave, but he refused and continued his boisterous behavior. Police advised him to stop swearing and keep quiet, and he again refused. As officers attempted to escort him to a vehicle to be driven to his home in Akron, he continued his disruptive behavior and refused to get into the vehicle. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction of official business and taken to the Summit County Jail.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: On Sept. 12, the glass on a side door at a Skelton Road home was broken, and the door was forced open, but nothing in the home was missing.
A Front Street man was charged with telecommunications harassment and menacing Sept. 16 after calling an East Waterloo Road man and threatening to harm him and to burn down his house, and also for coming to the man’s home with his brother, who carried a gun. The man was booked into the Summit County Jail.
A Mount View Drive man was charged with domestic violence Sept. 17 after his ex-girlfriend reported he kicked her in the leg and pushed her when she came to get personal belongings from his place. Witnesses corroborated the woman’s story.
The back door on a Chelsea Drive home was found unlocked, and a TV, surround-sound system and a cable company TV box was discovered missing Sept. 19.
Windows at Springfield High School were broken and the building was entered Sept. 23. Food was taken from the kitchen, a vending machine was damaged and five iPads were stolen.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: On Sept. 15, police came into contact with three teens on East Overton Drive and saw beer cans in a campfire. All three teens reportedly admitted to drinking beer. A Coventry male had a can of chewing tobacco and was arrested for tobacco violations, as well as underage drinking and unruly juvenile offenses. Two other Coventry males also were charged with underage drinking and unruly juvenile offenses.
While on a bicycle Sept. 15 on West Caston Road, a West Nimisila Road man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police reportedly found a glass pipe and a leaf blower where he was standing, and he also had a warrant out of the Barberton Police Department.
Police came into contact with a man who had a misdemeanor warrant out of the Barberton Police Department on Dustys Road Sept. 16 and arrested and transferred him there.
Scrap materials valued at $50 were reported stolen from a Manchester Road business Sept. 17.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: Farm equipment parts were stolen from a Canton Road store Sept. 14.
A Coach Lane property was ransacked Sept. 14, but there was no entry to the home, despite an attempt to enter by the front door.
Police charged a homeless man with disorderly conduct after he was found passed out on a couch in a Rhoadesdale Avenue home belonging to his sister Sept. 16.
A Lessig Avenue woman reported her purse was stolen from her car while she was shopping at an East Waterloo Road grocery store Sept. 17.
Police were called to a Mishler Avenue home for an unwanted person and charged a Sylvan Avenue woman with possession of marijuana and drugs Sept. 17.
On Sept. 18, a Toby Terrace woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle while she was shopping at a South Arlington Road store. A GPS unit, three bottles of prescription medicine, shoes and keys were stolen.
About $1,000 in jewelry was stolen from an East Park Way home Sept. 18.
A Rhoadesdale Avenue home was entered Sept. 20, and a 60-inch plasma TV and a computer laptop were stolen.
A Tisen Road woman reported Sept. 20 that an Endrow Avenue Northeast woman threatened to burn her vehicle and told her she was “dead.”
A purse was stolen from a car parked at a South Arlington Road restaurant Sept. 20 after someone broke out a window.
Police charged a Woodland Drive man who was found walking and swaying along South Arlington Road with possession of marijuana and drugs Sept. 21.
Also on that day, a Coach Lane man was charged with sexual imposition for allegtedly touching an 18-year-old woman without consent. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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