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South Side Neighborhood Watch

10/3/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Following a traffic stop on South Main Street Sept. 20, Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Norton man on a theft warrant and released him to the Barberton Police Department.

An employee of a South Main Street bar reported Sept. 21 an Akron man was calling her and sending text messages after she told him not to do so. Deputies contacted the man and told him to stop calling and sending messages, and he agreed to stop. Several minutes later, he sent multiple messages to the victim, and deputies signed a warrant for his arrest for communication harassment.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road Sept. 22 stopped an Akron woman for a traffic violation at Swartz Road. She was arrested on a warrant for theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Sept. 27, an East Vista Avenue man reported he received a letter from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services stating he worked for a construction company. He said he never worked for the company and the letter was suspicious in nature.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

Editor’s note: Coventry police reports for the weekend were not available from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. They will be included in next week’s report.

GREEN: A Cottage Grove Road woman reported Sept. 17 she had an argument with an Akron man while she was holding their child and he grabbed the child from her and threw the infant on the bed. The man denied the allegation and told deputies the victim had a drug pipe. After Summit County sheriff’s deputies left, the woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and released with a court summons, and deputies signed a warrant for the man’s arrest for domestic violence.

Deputies investigated a Sept. 20 report that a Green Middle School student had a hit list containing the names of teachers and students. The investigation determined the report was unfounded.

On Sept. 21, deputies were called to an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence where a woman reported her adult daughter arrived in a highly intoxicated state and was extremely disoriented. The daughter was transported to a hospital by EMS.

A Florida woman approached deputies at Akron-Canton Airport Sept. 23 and asked for assistance, stating her older child had accidentally shut an airplane arm rest on her younger child’s finger, causing an injury. The woman agreed to transport the child to a hospital for treatment.

A Southwood Drive man reported Sept. 23 a Louisville man was on his property without his permission. The man said he had previously warned the man not to be on the property. Deputies arrested the Louisville man for criminal trespassing and released him with a court ummons and another warning to stay away from the property.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road Sept. 24 stopped a driver for a traffic violation and arrested a passenger for possession of marijuana after officers questioned the occupants regarding the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and the passenger surrendered a bag of marijuana.

On Sept. 24, deputies investigated the burglary of a residence on Apple Ridge Circle where a resident reported he observed a male inside his home. Deputies arrived, and when the male answered the door, officers observed drugs and paraphernalia in plain view. He was arrested for burglary and possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

A Uniontown man stopped for a traffic violation on Raber Road Sept. 25 was charged with driving under suspension and possession of drugs found in the vehicle.

A Greensburg Road man reported Sept. 25 his son returned from staying at his mother’s house and was unruly. Officers noticed the juvenile and his father were both uncooperative, and they determined both parents and their son were scheduled to go to court the following day, so no action was taken.

Deputies made contact with an Akron man at a Graybill Road location Sept. 26, arrested him on a warrant for possession of cocaine and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A woman reported a North Canton woman head-butted her at a Greensburg Road bar Sept. 26 and tore her shirt and bra during a scuffle. The suspect, who was impaired and under the influence of an unknown substance, was transported via EMS to a hospital for an evaluation. The victim declined charges.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Tools, an air compressor, lawnmower, ladder and a gas can were stolen from the shed of a Plaza Court home Sept. 22.

A black and brown pit bull was taken from a shed on Michaels Drive Sept. 22. The homeowner told police that he found the dog and was keeping it in the shed until he found its owner.

A pickup truck with an Old Home Road man seen riding in the rear was stopped Sept. 25 after police noticed him trying to hide something under a pallet. After a search, police found a marijuana blunt and charged the man with possession of drugs.

A Danforth Road man reported a live-in friend pushed and punched him in the head several times Sept. 25.

Also on that day, police stopped to question a Flanders Avenue man seen sitting in the rear passenger seat of a parked vehicle and drinking from a bottle. Police also noticed a green leafy substance in his lap. Police determined the bottle did not contain alcohol but did find a cigar blunt on the floor by the man, and charged the man with possession of marijuana.

On Sept. 29, Summit County Children Services was called in to investigate a Fourth Street home situation where an 8- and 11-year-old were found alone with little food, no phone and “living in squalor,” with the home “dirty, smelly and trash everywhere,” according to police. Police also determined the children were left alone from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that day, and neighbors told police that was a common occurrence.

The window of a car parked on Sanitarium Road was broken Sept. 29.

A vacant Flickinger Road home was entered after someone broke some windows Sept. 30.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: An Oak Grove man reported Sept. 18 his boat and trailer were stolen from a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road parking lot.

A Boston Avenue woman reported Sept. 20 her folding tables and car jack, worth $180, were stolen from her front yard.

A $600 computer belonging to a Lake Vista man was stolen Sept. 21 from a Manchester Road business.

During a traffic stop on Manchester Road Sept. 21, the driver reportedly fled, and the passenger told police a warrant was issued for his arrest. On Sept. 23, police issued a warrant for the South Main Street man.

Copper piping was stolen from the basement and bathrooms of a West Turkeyfoot Road house Sept. 23.

A Wuchter Street woman was arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08, during a traffic stop on State Road Sept. 26.

Stow Police Department came into contact with a man with an active warrant out of the New Franklin Police Department Sept. 26 and transferred him to that department.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: On Sept. 21 at a South Arlington Road store, a male took a package containing a $240 cell phone to the lawn and garden section, opened it and concealed the item in his pants. He then allegedly left the store without paying for it.

A Hoye Avenue man allegedly stole $155 in steel items from a South Arlington hardware store Sept. 21. He was charged with theft.

A South Arlington Road restaurant reported $101.22 was missing from its cash drawer Sept. 22.

An employee of another South Arlington Road restaurant reported Sept. 22 someone broke a driver’s side window on her car and stole her purse, containing a driver’s license, bank card, movie and cosmetic bag.

A Columbine Avenue woman reported her 27-year-old son, of Alpha Avenue, entered her home and stole $100 in coins from a jar in her bedroom Sept. 22.

Eggs were thrown at a Maxfli Drive home Sept. 22. There was no damage to the home.

A green newspaper box was reported missing from a Chevelle Drive home Sept. 22.

Police were called to a Krumroy Road home Sept. 24 and 26 regarding a 3-year-old boy who keeps leaving the home without knowledge of his guardian. The first time he was found wandering nearby more than 30 minutes after he went missing, and a second time he reportedly jumped from a window. Summit County Children Services was called in to investigate.

Two prescription medicines were stolen from a Mohawk Trail man Sept. 24.

On Sept. 25, the caretaker of a Skelton Road home involved in a probate court process reported he caught two people in a Ford Explorer, including a Forest Park Boulevard woman and an unknown man, take siding off the house on camera. He said he set the camera up because the home has been ransacked before. Police are investigating the incident.

A Linwood Drive man reported to police Sept. 25 he believes his Reed Avenue girlfriend entered his locked truck and took his credit card. He said she is the only one who knows the lock combination, and that she has already maxed out one of his credit cards after he let her use it.

Police entered an old license plate belonging to an East Waterloo Road man into a database of stolen plates Sept. 25 after the man reported he got a call from Akron that a car with the plate was involved in a traffic accident.

The next day, police charged an Elm Grove Avenue man with having a dog at large after two black dogs were seen on the loose. Police discovered the man was highly intoxicated and found him to be uncooperative.

Police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle that might be involved in drug activity Sept. 26 and stopped to question the Northfield woman driver. They found she was driving under suspension and her passenger was wanted on a warrant. He was also found in possession of a hypodermic needle. The man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The passenger-side window of a car parked at a South Arlington Road restaurant was broken Sept. 27 and a purse with jewelry, credit and debit cards, a driver’s license and a digital camera was taken.

A Krumroy Road home was entered and copper piping stolen Sept. 27.

A Plaza Court man failed to stop when signaled by police directing traffic at Springfield High School Sept. 27 and almost struck an officer, then fled. The diver allegedly went through a red light, almost striking another vehicle, and sped down the road, despite flashing lights and a siren on the police car chasing him. He went through a trailer park and the parking lot of a store and stopped when the car was damaged. He was charged with failure to stop and DUI.

On Sept. 28, the window of an unoccupied Pickle Road home was broken.

An East Waterloo Road man reported a neighbor threatened him Sept. 28.

An employee of a South Arlington Road restaurant reported Sept. 28 someone stole $100 from her purse.

The next day, an employee of a South Arlington Road hardware store reported her wallet, with eight credit cards and a driver’s license, was stolen from the breakroom.

Tools and equipment were stolen from a Lee Drive shed, garage and home Sept. 29.

More than $8,000 in items were reported stolen from a Krumroy Road business Sept. 30.

— 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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