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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/7/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Norton man was arrested at a Robinson Avenue location Oct. 25 on a Barberton warrant for violation of a protection order and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Manchester Road woman reported Oct. 28 someone obtained her personal information and used it to open a phone account in her name.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Portage Lakes Drive residence Oct. 28, when a woman reported an Akron woman began a verbal altercation with her son, who was throwing rocks. The females engaged in a physical confrontation, but the parties provided conflicting information, and deputies were unable to determine a primary aggressor. They were referred to the prosecutor’s office and advised to have no contact with each other. Both parties declined prosecution and refused medical assistance.

A Kirby Drive man reported Oct. 29 he left his garage door open and someone entered a vehicle inside the garage and stole an iPod and money.

On Oct. 30, an Apple Drive man called deputies when he observed an unknown male inside his residence. The male fled, but deputies apprehended him a short distance from the residence and determined he was in possession of items from the victim’s home. The Akron man was arrested for burglary and theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies are seeking persons who entered an unlocked vehicle outside a Manchester Road grocery store Oct. 30 and stole a wallet containing money, identification and credit cards.

A South Arlington Road woman reported Oct. 30 her boyfriend left her residence with her vehicle the previous day without her permission and had not returned it. Deputies entered information about the vehicle into a national database for stolen vehicles.

A Nancy Drive woman reported Oct. 30 a landscaping company cut trees in her neighborhood and blew wood chips on her vehicle.

Also on that day, an Orton Avenue woman reported her purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in her driveway. Park rangers found the purse at a location near Axline Drive and returned it to the victim, who reported her driver’s license, money and a gift card had been stolen, but all other contents were intact.

Deputies are seeking the owner of two dogs who were running loose on Doubler Drive Oct. 31, when they entered a resident’s yard and killed her cat.

A Chaffin Road woman reported Nov. 1 a Barberton man threw two rocks at her house. There was no damage to the residence, and the victim declined charges.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road Nov. 1 stopped a Canton man for a traffic violation, arrested him on a warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Conlin Road woman reported she returned from a grocery store Nov. 2 to find the front door of her residence standing open. A handbag and jewelry box had been stolen. There was no sign of forced entry.

Also on that day, deputies were called to a Manchester Road restaurant parking lot where a Barberton woman reported a Kent man shoved her during an argument. He was gone when officers arrived.

Deputies made contact with two Akron men at a South Main Street location Nov. 2, arrested one man on a warrant from the Barberton Police Department and the other on a warrant from Wadsworth, and took both males to the Summit County Jail.

A woman reported Nov. 3 she was walking in a Manchester Road parking lot when a man threatened bodily harm to her because her dog growled at him. She described him as a white male with short, dark hair, who fled before officers arrived.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Crookhill Circle woman reported Oct. 26 someone entered her house through the garage and stole a wedding ring from her bedroom.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of disorderly conduct in the parking lot of a South Arlington Road restaurant Oct. 26, when two males were engaged in a verbal confrontation. Due to conflicting information, no charges were filed.

Someone entered a vehicle on Princeton Circle Oct. 26 and stole a portable radio, cell phone and duffle bag containing two uniforms.

Deputies patrolling Massillon Road Oct. 27 stopped a Brewster man for a traffic violation and observed marijuana in plain view in the vehicle. The driver admitted it was synthetic marijuana, and he was charged with possession of drugs and released with a court summons.

A Massillon Road woman reported Oct. 28 someone kicked in the door of her trailer and stole food, jewelry and a camera.

An employee of a Fortuna Drive business reported Oct. 28 someone used the company credit card numbers to make a $282 online purchase.

Someone entered two vehicles in a Raber Road parking lot Oct. 28 and stole a $1,200 pump and a cordless drill.

A purse containing cash, identification and credit cards was stolen from outside an Ironwood Way residence Oct. 29.

Deputies investigated the theft of two laptop computers from offices in a Lauby Road factory Oct. 29 and arrested an employee after he admitted taking the items from the building. He returned the computers and was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

An Akron man stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 Oct. 29 smelled of marijuana and allegedly admitted smoking it earlier in the evening. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after a search of the vehicle revealed the contraband in the vehicle.

A Forsythia Drive man reported Oct. 30 a bowling bag, ball and shoes were stolen from his unlocked vehicle the previous night.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Springfield juvenile male was charged with menacing Oct. 28 after allegedly threatening to spit on a Springfield High School teacher during an argument at school.

An amplifier and speakers were stolen from a truck parked on Hilda Street Oct. 29.

A South Akron juvenile male and a Springfield juvenile male were charged with disorderly conduct after they were caught fighting at Springfield High School Oct. 30.

Windows at Springfield High School were broken Nov. 3 and 19 iPads were stolen and a computer was damaged. Police took swabs from an apple that was bitten into and left at the scene.

Also on that day, a Plaza Court woman reported a neighbor threw a white ball and broke her window Nov. 3.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Manchester Road man reported thefts from his vehicle and shed Oct. 29.

Items including a socket set, grinder, air gun and chainsaws were stolen.

A Havenwood Drive woman reported Oct. 30 her personal information was used to open a Verizon account.

A $450 fishing boat that belonged to a Manchester Road woman was stolen Oct. 31.

A Dustys Road man reported Oct. 31 his credit card was used to make 10 purchases totaling $15,613.

A West Nimisila Road man reported Oct. 31 a check was missing that he did not write and was issued to him for $500.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Kent woman was charged with theft after allegedly stealing $2,615 in merchandise from a South Arlington Road store Oct. 25.

Police stopped and questioned a Pauline Road man and a Russell Lane woman Oct. 27 after they were seen fleeing. A pipe and marijuana were found under leaves in the area where they had been standing, and they were charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

An Archwood Avenue man was charged with possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Oct. 27.

An Arbor Road man was charged with theft and possession of drugs after allegedly stealing two computers from a South Arlington Road store Oct. 27.

After stopping a Mogadore Road man for a loud muffler, police charged him with possession of marijuana when a bag of the substance was found in the vehicle Oct. 28.

A McChesney Road woman reported Oct. 28 she had a damaged car towed to a Massillon Road auto shop and somehow they switched titles to the car, taking possession of it, and the car was on the lot for sale.

A boat, motor and trailer valued at $6,000 were stolen from a Canton Road auto lot Oct. 28.

An air conditioner was stolen from a vacant Hillstock Avenue home Oct. 29.

Four vehicles on Killian Road were entered Oct. 29. A checkbook, lottery ticket and tobacco were stolen from one, and the checkbook was found intact on Bridgeport Road later. A DVD player, handheld game and $5 were taken from the second; a book bag and textbooks were taken from the third; and a Social Security card was taken from the fourth.

On Oct. 30, a Front Street man parked behind a South Arlington Road hotel was questioned by police, and after noticing an odor of marijuana, they charged him with possession of drugs.

Two prescription medicines, a small safe, an iPod, laptop computer, digital camera, TV, headset, video games, a game system, controllers and jewelry were stolen from a Lee Drive home Oct. 30.

A Wilbeth Road man reported Oct. 30 that a laptop was stolen while he was at an East Waterloo Road location, and he named two people who he said may have taken it.

A Louisville woman reported she forgot her wallet, containing her driver’s license and two credit cards, at a South Arlington Road store Oct. 31 and someone used one card for a $50 purchase.

Wood flooring valued at $1,362 was stolen from a Millstone Circle site Nov. 3.

A Shadybrook Drive home was entered Nov. 3 and two rifles, one shotgun, a fishing pole, tackle and a laptop were stolen.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Nov. 4, a gas station on South Main Street in Akron was robbed. Employees reported a man entered the business and asked for two packs of Newport cigarettes and all of the money from the register. The clerk gave the man an unreported amount of cash, and he fled in a cab. Officers tracked the cab to East Wilbeth Road and Thornapple Street, and a 44-year-old man who lives on Whychwood Drive in Springfield was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with aggravated robbery and booked into the Summit County Jail. He also matches the description in the Sunday night robbery of a fast food restaurant. In that incident, at round 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, the East Waterloo Road restaurant in South Akron was robbed. Employees reported the man left a backpack outside of the restaurant before entering, walked up to the counter with something yellow in his hand and demanded all of the money from the register or he said he would “spray this place down.” Employees also saw a large hunting knife in his back pocket. Employees refused to give him money, and the man fled. Additional charges for him are expected for that incident. 

— 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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