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South Side Neighborhood Watch

10/24/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on Woodfield Drive Oct. 2 and found the vehicle’s steering column had been peeled. Deputies determined it had been reported stolen from Akron.

A Waterside Drive man reported Oct. 10 an unknown person backed a vehicle into his driveway, hooked his travel trailer to it and took it.

Deputies were called to an East Pace Avenue location Oct. 11, where a woman created a disturbance by walking on the street while yelling obscenities. She refused officers’ instructions to calm down and was charged with disorderly conduct and transported to a detoxification center.

Employees of an East Waterloo Road gas station reported Oct. 14 a man concealed a bottle of ale and left without paying for it.

An East Pace Avenue woman reported Oct. 14 two cameras totaling $500 were stolen from her residence.

An area agency employee went to an abandoned residence on Lakota Avenue Oct. 14 and found the remnants of a methamphetamine lab in the kitchen. Deputies disposed of the items.

On Oct. 14, a Derling Drive man reported his son took his vehicle from the driveway without his permission. Deputies contacted the son, who agreed to return the vehicle, and no charges were filed.

The manager of a South Main Street specialty store reported Oct. 15 a male who had been seen in the store on previous occasions concealed merchandise and left the store without paying for it. Deputies advised the employees to contact them if they see the suspect in the store again.

Deputies attempted to contact an Akron woman Oct. 15 after employees of an East Waterloo Road gas station reported she stole a bottle of soda from the store and fled.

A student at a South Arlington Road college reported Oct. 16 the window of her vehicle was smashed while she was in class and her purse was stolen. The purse, minus $150 cash, was recovered along South Arlington Road.

On Oct. 16, the manager of a Manchester Road motel asked deputies to advise a guest he was no longer welcome at the motel due to the number of people coming and going from his room and violations of motel policies. Deputies located the man and arrested him on a warrant from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. He was additionally charged with possession of cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia found in his possession, and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Shook Road residence Oct. 18 after someone broke the glass on the side door and stole a firearm, two TVs, watches, an iPad and an air pistol.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Venus Drive man reported Oct. 11 a laser, rotary hammer and numerous other tools, valuing $3,923, were stolen from his unlocked vehicle the previous night.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Interstate 77 Oct. 12 stopped an Akron woman for a traffic violation. She exhibited signs of intoxication, failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI and possession of drugs found in the vehicle during a tow inventory.

On Oct. 14, deputies were reviewing video footage of an incident at an Arlington Ridge Road store, where someone smashed the window of a vehicle and stole money.

Deputies investigated an Oct. 15 report stating an unknown person entered a hangar at Akron-Canton Airport and stole an aircraft spark plug socket and ratchet set.

A woman called deputies to her boyfriend’s South Main Street residence Oct. 16. She reported she entered and found a window had been pried open and the interior was in disarray. The boyfriend arrived at the residence and said his TV, numerous firearms and other items had been stolen. Deputies located the items in a small trailer behind the residence and advised the man the investigation was closed.

Two 19-year-old men from Stow were charged with felony theft and transported to the Summit County Jail after they were observed on a surveillance camera stealing DVDs from several area stores Oct. 16.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported Oct. 16 someone entered her unlocked vehicle the previous night and stole her purse, containing prescribed narcotics, prepaid credit cards and cash. The purse was located on South Arlington Road, and the victim determined cash and several items were missing.

On Oct. 17, a Basswood Road woman reported someone entered her garage between 1 and 7 a.m. and stole cash and a GPS unit from her vehicle.

Someone entered a shed on Meadowwood Lane Oct. 17 and stole a snow blower, leaf blower and weed cutter.

A Sony Playstation was stolen from a DeWalt Drive apartment after someone entered through an unlocked door between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Oct. 17.

Deputies investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle outside a Landmark Boulevard hotel Oct. 17 and determined it had been stolen from Springfield in May.

A Mayfair Road woman reported her boyfriend slapped her face during an argument Oct. 17.  He fled before deputies arrived. He was located on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road, arrested for assault and released with a court summons.

A Cottage Grove Road woman reported a man against whom she has a protection order was in a vehicle in her driveway Oct. 18. Deputies went to his residence and arrested him for violating a protection order.

A Mayfair Road man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail Oct. 18 after his live-in girlfriend reported he shoved her during an argument, injuring her elbow.

Deputies responded to a report of an intruder at a Wise Road residence Oct. 19 and discovered a fire in the attic. Firefighters extinguished the blaze, a family member took the resident to a safe place and deputies secured the residence.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Cayuga Avenue resident reported $170 in medication was stolen from the home Oct. 12.

Police charged a 17-year-old Springfield male with carrying a concealed weapon, tobacco violations and unruliness after stopping to question him when he was found walking on the street at 2:40 a.m. Oct. 12. The male was smoking a cigarette, had a large knife in his pocket, pliers in his waistband and a razor blade in the lining of his hat. The youth was released to his mother after being processed.

One hundred cardboard boxes behind a Canton Road store were set on fire Oct. 13.

Another Canton Road store was broken into Oct. 14 after someone broke a glass door. An Xbox 360 and Nintendo game system were stolen.

A 17-year-old Springfield male was charged with aggravated menacing after threatening to beat and kill another youth at Springfield High School Oct. 16. He was transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to a report of a person slumped over a steering wheel on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road Oct. 12. A Dennison Avenue man was found on the roadway with his vehicle running. He was arrested for DUI, with a BAC of .17.

A West Caston Road man was arrested for assault and burglary Oct. 14. On Oct. 12, he reportedly broke into a Fayette Avenue residence and assaulted a woman and drank her brandy.

A Blossom Drive man reported the theft of $4,237 of tools from a truck parked at his residence Oct. 13.

A Fayette Avenue woman was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia at her residence Oct. 14 when police were at the home looking for someone and a pipe was discovered. The woman reportedly tried to hide it under a cushion.

Following a traffic violation, a Dorwil Court man was arrested Oct. 14 on South Turkeyfoot Lake Road for DUI, with a BAC of .17.

A Rex Lake Drive man reported Oct. 16 his bank card was missing and charges incurred.

A state Route 183 man was arrested on Manchester Road Oct. 19 for driving under suspension and DUI.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A laptop was reported stolen from the cart of a Brecksville man shopping at an East Waterloo Road grocery store Oct. 9.

A Columbine Avenue man reported Oct. 11 that someone used his identification to open a credit card and make $1,911 in purchases.

Also on that day, a Lessig Avenue woman reported a Safer Place man and his brother took $446 in coins, and when confronted, they promised to pay her back, but they have yet to do so.

A Canton woman’s purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle as she ate at a South Arlington Road restaurant Oct. 12.

Police charged an Akron juvenile male with theft after he allegedly stole $358 in items from a South Arlington Road store Oct. 12.

A 15-year-old Springfield female found walking along Canton Road at 4 a.m. Oct 12 was arrested, charged with curfew violations and released to her mother.

A Barberton man reported that someone stole his cell phone from his table while at an East Waterloo Road bowling alley Oct. 12. The next day, a Uniontown woman reported someone also stole her cell phone while she was bowling. Police are reviewing video to determine who might have taken the phones.

On Oct. 13, An Akron man reported his wife’s purse, containing a debit card, was stolen from their car after someone broke into it while they were at a South Arlington Road restaurant.

Police charged an Edith Avenue man with assault after he reportedly grabbed another man by the throat during an argument Oct. 14.

A counterfeit $20 bill received at a Canton Road gas station was turned over to police Oct. 14.

An $1,800 diamond and gold ring was reported stolen from a Coach Lane home Oct. 14.

During a traffic stop the next day, a Leland Avenue man was charged with possession of marijuana after a bag of green leafy substance was found in the console of his vehicle.

A Massillon Road garage was entered Oct 16 and a ladder, floor buffer and aluminum were stolen.

A cellphone charger, bag of tools and range finder were stolen from a car on McElwain Road Oct. 17.

Police stopped to question a Don Drive man sitting in his parked car at a South Arlington Road store Oct. 19 and discovered he was drinking beer. The man was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

During a traffic stop Oct. 19, police found a syringe filled with fluid in the purse of a Cayuga Avenue woman driving. She was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and drugs.

Police charged a Snyder Avenue man with assault after he reportedly slapped a Redwood Avenue woman for leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car while she went into a South Arlington Road store to shop Oct. 21.

— 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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