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South Side Neighborhood Watch

10/17/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: At 7:45 a.m. Oct. 2, Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling East Waterloo Road observed smoke billowing from the roof of a restaurant and contacted firefighters to extinguish the blaze.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road Oct. 4 stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation and arrested him for possession of marijuana found during a consent search of the vehicle.

On Oct. 5, a man reported a trolling motor and fishing gear, valued at $4,940, was stolen from his boat, which was docked at a South Main Street location.

A Finland Avenue man reported Oct. 5 an Akron man arrived at his residence and threatened to shoot him. The Akron man denied making the threat, and he was advised to have no contact with the complainant. Due to conflicting information, no charges were filed.

Deputies contacted a Uniontown man Oct. 7 and advised him to have no contact with a South Turkeyfoot Lake Road resident after he left threatening messages on the victim’s phone.

An employee of a State Street tire business reported Oct. 7 someone damaged the door of a Jeep Cherokee, which was parked in the business lot awaiting service, and peeled the steering column in an attempt to steal the vehicle.

A Manchester Road car dealer reported Oct. 7 the windows of a truck and car in the parking lot were broken and scrap metal was stolen from outside the business.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Cove Boulevard residence Oct. 8 and determined the argument was verbal. One of the parties agreed to leave the residence.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Green Middle School student was arrested for aggravated menacing Oct. 2 and transported to a juvenile detention center after he reportedly gave two students a note that threatened serious bodily harm.

On Oct. 4, deputies were seeking the person who entered a vehicle in the driveway of a Bob White Trail residence and stole a bag containing a laptop computer and two credit cards, which had not been activated. The person called the credit card company, activated the cards and used them at local businesses for transactions totaling $624.

Deputies patrolling Interstate 77 Oct. 4 stopped an Akron man and arrested him for possession of drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.

A Stoner Road woman reported Oct. 4 someone entered her residence and stole a jewelry box and numerous jewelry items from her bedroom.

A Canton man stopped for a traffic violation on East Caston Street Oct. 5 was charged with having an open container of beer in a vehicle after deputies observed the beer in plain view in the vehicle.

Baggage screeners called deputies to Akron-Canton Airport Oct. 6, when they found brass knuckles in an Illinois woman’s carry-on bag. Officers confiscated the item and released the woman.

At 7:20 a.m. Oct. 7, deputies located a juvenile at Green Middle School after he had been told not to be on the property. He was charged with criminal trespassing and taken to a juvenile detention center.

Employees of a Fortuna Drive motel reported Oct. 9 an unknown male made repeated calls to the business and refused to identify himself.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road Oct. 9 observed a man slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle in a restaurant parking lot and determined he was unresponsive. He was transported to a hospital via EMS. Deputies notified his family and obtained permission from the business to leave his vehicle parked in the lot until someone could retrieve it.

An Ashton Drive woman called deputies to her home Oct. 9, when her estranged husband allegedly harassed their children and threatened to harm her. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail. The victim signed a motion for a temporary protection order.s

A teacher at a LEAP Program facility providing special education services to children and young adults reported Oct. 10 a student was upset with a classmate and created a disturbance. As he was being escorted from class, the student reportedly pulled away, struck the teacher and damaged a $300 partition. The Barberton man was arrested for assault and criminal damaging and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Front Street home was entered Oct. 7 and $100 in coins was stolen.

Another Front Street homeowner reported Oct. 7 that while he was incarcerated, his wife was at his residence and a friend visited her. That man allegedly stole a $2,600 surround sound system.

Also on that day, a Plaza Court woman reported that while she was shopping at the Tri-County Plaza, an unknown white woman in her 50s, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighing 160-170 pounds, grabbed her wallet, which contained a Social Security card, a bank card and an Ohio Direction card, and fled in a red vehicle.

Police responded to a Harlan Avenue home Oct. 7 for a 66-year-old man who was breaking windows on a truck parked on the property and throwing things in it out onto the yard. He said he was mad that the truck was parked on the property. The truck owner had permission from the property owner to do so. Police also found he had wrecked his own car in the yard. He told police a magnet pulled his car and caused the wreck. Police had the man transported to a hospital for observation.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Fayette Avenue woman reported Oct. 7 her $100 hard drive was stolen from her residence.

Shingles valued at $600 belonging to a Loyal Oak Drive man were stolen Oct. 7 from a South Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence.

A West Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Oct. 8 his tablet and computer, valued at $379, were stolen from his residence.

A Dustys Road man reported Oct. 10 his $2,000 boat trailer was stolen between March 15 and April 15. On March 29, police stopped a Kenmore Boulevard man who had the trailer, which was towed. He reportedly admitted to knowing the trailer was stolen and was arrested for theft.

A New Franklin 16-year-old female was arrested Oct. 10 on Rex Lake Drive after allegedly throwing rocks at a vehicle belonging to a North Prospect Street woman and also punching her in the face.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police officers stopped to question a 14-year-old juvenile male from Akron found walking behind a Canton Road fast-food restaurant Oct. 3 at 1:41 a.m. He told police he did not know his mother’s number or his address, and after checking, police discovered he was listed as a runaway from his foster home. He was arrested for unruliness and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.

On Oct. 5, police responded to a call about a drugged woman at a South Arlington Road hotel. She was transported to a hospital.

A picnic table and grill were stolen from a North Columbine Avenue yard Oct. 5.

A McElwain Road man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail Oct. 5. Police had been called to the home for an argument between him and his father. The man allegedly had picked up things and thrown them around and stated he was going to leave and return with a gun to shoot the father. He complained about pain, was taken to a hospital and arrested on his release.

In an Oct. 5 report, a Garden Place resident reported that several of her chickens were found dead Sept. 27 and on Oct. 1 one of her horses appeared to have been attacked by an unknown animal. She also said the horse was acting like there was a predator around. She told police that a friend gave her a recent picture of a bobcat or a cougar that was seen nearby on Hayne Road.

An unlocked Sanitarium Road home was entered Oct. 5 and $650, a laptop, shoes, a 3-D computer monitor and a wallet were stolen.

On Oct. 6, a Clayben Drive man reported a Massillon Road woman called him to tell him that she had stolen flowers from his porch and was going to burn the house down. The woman was arrested and charged with menacing and possession of drugs.

Police recovered items to manufacture methamphetamine during a tow inventory of a vehicle belonging to an Onondago Trail man Oct. 7. Police discovered the man had a history of manufacturing meth and charges of illegal assembly of drugs. Warrants of charges are pending testing of the items found in the vehicle.

A Gardendale Avenue woman was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and possession of marijuana after police responded to an accident at an East Waterloo Road gas station Oct. 7. She was released to a family member afterward.

An Avis Road home was entered Oct. 7 and a computer tablet, three shotguns, two rifles and ammunition were taken.

Police responded to an incident on Kubler Trail Oct. 9 regarding an Akron man who said the resident threw a brick at his windshield, damaging it, when he came to pick up his girlfriend. The resident denied doing so. Due to conflicting information and no witnesses, no charges were filed.

A Beach Drive man reported his driver’s side mirror was broken off his truck Oct. 9.

— 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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