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South Side Neighborhood Watch

10/31/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Longacre Road man reported Oct. 15 someone entered his residence between 7:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. and stole file folders containing personal documents.

An Akron man stopped for a traffic violation on Portage Lakes Drive Oct. 19 was charged with driving under suspension and held on a warrant for driving under suspension.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling North Turkeyfoot Road Oct. 19 stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia found during his arrest.

A Maryland Avenue man reported Oct. 21 a woman approached him on several occasions and asked for work at his residence, saying she needed money. He gave her a total of $4,000, and he is making a list of other people he believes she has scammed.

Deputies are seeking the person who stole a 12-foot aluminum boat and trailer from the driveway of a Pear Drive residence Oct. 21. Information about the boat and trailer was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.

A woman reported her daughter left her iPad in a Manchester Road restaurant Oct. 22 between 2:30 and 3:10 p.m. and it was stolen.

A Conlin Road woman reported Oct. 23 she helped a friend by depositing into her bank account a $2,500 check her friend received from a California woman who advertised a job on Craigslist. Her friend informed her that the employer paid her too much and wanted her to refund some of the money, so the victim wrote a check for the amount to her friend to be sent to the employer. The California woman received the check, duplicated it and forged a check to obtain $2,500 from the victim’s bank account, leaving the account overdrawn.

A Proehl Drive man reported Oct. 24 a backpack containing miscellaneous items was stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside his residence.

An Akron man walking on Portage Lakes Drive Oct. 24 was arrested on a warrant for possession of cocaine and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies made contact with a Salem woman at a location on Interstate 77 Oct. 25, arrested her on a warrant and released her to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies.

Oct. 26, deputies patrolling North Turkeyfoot Road stopped a driver for a traffic violation and obtained consent from the driver to search the vehicle. A passenger was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia found during the search.

A Maryland Avenue man reported Oct. 26 an Akron woman who worked at his house stole four of his personal checks and attempted to cash two of them.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN:  Employees of a South Main Street specialty store reported two people stole merchandise from the store Oct. 15 and fled in a black Saturn.

Someone entered two vehicles outside an Interstate Parkway movie theater Oct. 16 and stole miscellaneous items.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of a pickup truck from outside a Berna Road residence between 4:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

An Akron man was arrested for deception to obtain drugs and illegal processing of drug documents Oct. 19 after he reportedly called in a prescription for narcotics to a South Arlington Road pharmacy. The pharmacist became suspicious of the prescription and called the prescribing physician, who denied authorizing it. When the man arrived to pick up the prescription, he was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Glenridge Road man reported Oct. 20 money, a golf bag and clubs, GPS unit, checkbook, credit card, ski pass and keys were stolen from two vehicles outside his residence.

Deputies arrested a Raber Road man for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail Oct. 21. His wife reported he cornered her in the bedroom, refused to allow her to leave, locked her in the room and took her car keys. He reportedly admitted locking her in the bedroom and taking her keys.

Someone entered a business on Corporate Woods Parkway Oct. 21 and stole a computer hard drive, printer and other components.

Deputies investigated a series of vehicle break-ins in a parking lot on Interstate Parkway Oct. 21-22, when windows of numerous recreation vehicles were broken and items were stolen.

An employee of a Thornton Drive hotel reported he drove into the parking lot behind another vehicle Oct. 22, and the driver exited his vehicle and threatened the employee, accusing him of following him in his vehicle. The employee explained he worked at the hotel, and the Georgia man left and was unable to be located.

On Oct. 23, deputies investigated a report filed by an employee of a Mayfair Road business stating his wallet, containing cash, credit cards and identification, was stolen from a bag in his office.

A Greensburg Road resident reported Oct. 25 someone entered an unsecured motor home parked in the yard and stole a $200 flat-screen TV.

Security agents at an Arlington Ridge Road store reported Oct. 25 a man took a backpack from a display, loaded it with 20 DVDs and 20 CDs and left the store without paying for the merchandise. The Akron man was arrested for theft and released with a court summons. The merchandise was returned to the store.

The manager of a South Arlington Road restaurant reported Oct. 25 the business received three counterfeit $20 bills used by one customer to pay for food. Officers confiscated the bills.

A woman reported her purse, containing cash, credit cards, a checkbook, keys and prescription medication, was stolen from a desk at a Massillon Road library between noon and 12:35 p.m. Oct. 25.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: On Oct. 16, a Springfield juvenile female reportedly became upset when another student called her a name. She left the in-school suspension room at Springfield High School without permission, yelling obscenities. She would not stop when asked by police, and was charged with disorderly conduct and released to a guardian.

A Meadow Drive woman became upset with a village official Oct. 18 when discussing a water bill. She reportedly slammed her fist on the person’s desk, breaking the glass. She was escorted out of the building.

On Oct. 22, a Harlan Avenue man reported a Wadsworth woman took some oxycontin from him.

Police charged a South Akron juvenile male with unruliness at Springfield High School Oct. 22, and his Springfield girlfriend was charged with obstruction and tobacco violations. The male had walked out of the classroom using obscene language and would not return. The girlfriend allegedly started yelling at police about why they were arresting him. The boy was escorted to the principal’s office, but he was later found on a second floor throwing books and swearing.

A Lakeview Street woman reported Oct. 23 a neighbor’s visitor threw a cigarette out the window that landed on her trampoline, burning a hole in it.

Police responded to a fight on Frank Street Oct. 25 and found three males running to a vehicle. During a consent search of the car, police found a digital scale, grinder and a glass pipe, as well as an open bottle of liquor. A 19-year-old Delaware Avenue man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, underage consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct. A Valdes Avenue man was charged with disorderly conduct and a 12th Street Southwest man was charged with disorderly conduct and having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

A Canton Road restaurant owner reported Oct. 25 an Oneida Trail woman who was an ex-employee admitted to stealing $1,300. Police are investigating.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: While on patrol Oct. 21, police found a cooler in the middle of Manchester Road.

A child’s bicycle was found in a West Caston Road yard Oct. 21.

During a traffic stop Oct. 22 on Manchester Road, an Industry Road man was arrested for an insurance violation.

A Manchester Road man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia Oct. 22. He reportedly admitted to having a crack pipe in his pocket.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Copper pipe and a furnace were stolen from a vacant Columbine Avenue home Oct. 18.

A Ronaldo Road homeowner reported two tenants that were moving out stole a washer, dryer and a stove Oct. 20.

Three ladder stands and a trail camera were stolen from a Nancy Lee Drive property Oct. 21.

On Oct. 22, the right front light assembly of a vehicle on Elm Grove Avenue was broken.

Police are investigating a report by a Ravenna woman who said she was raped Oct. 23 while staying at her boyfriend’s place on Kubler Trail by a resident of the home.

A Brittain Road woman reported her purse, which contained a gift card, Social Security card, driver’s license, keys, two rings and $1,759 in cash, was stolen when she was at an East Waterloo Road pet store Oct. 23.

The next day, two guitars were stolen from a Connecticut Court home. The owner told police his stepson and two of his friends were using them earlier.

Police responded to a hit-skip accident involving several mailboxes on Canton Road Oct. 24 and located the suspected vehicle. They noticed the driver “making furtive movements” and found he was disoriented. A silver spoon, hypodermic needles and prescription medicine were found in the glove box after a search. The Medina man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence and possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

Also on that day, police issued a warrant for a Clifford Avenue man on charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing. The man had pulled a gun on a woman and cocked the hammer. He reportedly was angry that she would not let their child visit longer with him. The woman ran to her car with the child, and he allegedly followed her and spit on her as she pulled away.

— 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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