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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/14/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Bender Avenue man reported his wallet was stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside his home during the night of Nov. 2.

A woman reported Nov. 3 her purse, containing credit cards, checks, a food card and birth certificate, was stolen from a vehicle outside a Wellock Drive residence.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Loma Drive apartment Nov. 3, when someone entered a garage through an open door and stole money and a $400 camera from an unlocked vehicle.

A backpack containing music CDs was stolen from a vehicle outside a Winthrop Drive residence Nov. 3.

A Highspire Drive woman called deputies when she woke up during the night Nov. 3 and heard a person attempting to break into her home through a side door. She yelled, and the person fled before officers arrived.

On Nov. 4, a North Bender Avenue man reported a handgun has been missing from his residence since Oct. 21. Deputies entered information about the firearm into a national database for stolen weapons.

A North Prior Road man reported Nov. 6 a Kent man continues to send him threatening text messages after being told to stop contacting him. The victim declined charges, and the Kent man was advised to have no contact with him.

Deputies investigated a report of robbery at a Manchester Road location Nov. 6, when a man reported a Barberton man gave him a ride and when he left a bag containing $800 in the car and went into a restaurant, the Barberton man drove off with his money. Deputies questioned the driver, who denied taking the victim’s money and said the victim tried to rob him during a drug deal.

On Nov. 7, deputies made contact with a Barberton man in the parking lot of a State Street business, arrested him on a warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A North Bender Avenue woman reported Nov. 7 a $2,000 banjo was stolen from under her bed.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies issued a warrant for the arrest of a woman for the theft of $400 headphones from an Arlington Ridge Road store Oct. 28.

Someone broke the locks on two recreational vehicles in the sales lot of a Greensburg Road business Oct. 30 and stole a flat-screen TV, dashboard camera and stereo from one.

Street signs on Stratford Green and Elmhurst Circle were damaged Oct. 31.

A Canton woman reported Oct. 31 her car was scratched and the window was broken while the vehicle was parked outside a Mayfair Road residence.

Someone entered a vehicle in a South Arlington Road parking lot Oct. 31 and stole a backpack containing hunting gear and personal documents.

Also on that day, deputies patrolling East Turkeyfoot Lake Road observed a man wanted on a warrant standing outside a gas station. He was arrested on the warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies reviewed video surveillance footage of a white male in his 20s with short black hair who reportedly stole a purse from a vehicle outside a Pitcher Plant Court residence during the night of Nov. 2 and used the victim’s credit cards at several locations.

A South Main Street woman reported Nov. 4 she received harassing text, phone and email messages from a Canton woman after the woman had been told on two previous occasions to have no contact with her. Deputies signed a warrant for the Canton woman’s arrest for telecommunication harassment.

Burglars entered a Raber Road residence between 2 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and stole $1,000 and jewelry.

Deputies investigated a break-in at a South Arlington Road automotive business Nov. 4, when someone damaged a door, cash register and safe.

A Massillon Road man reported Nov. 5 his son, of Orrville, stole two $1,200 guitars and sold them. His son admitted taking the items, and he was arrested for theft and released with a court summons.

A woman reported her smart phone was stolen while she was at a grocery store on Corporate Woods Parkway between 12:45 and 1 p.m. Nov. 5.

Employees of a Massillon Road gas station reported Nov. 5 a man who yelled at them about poor service took a cup of coffee and left without paying for it.

A Mayfair Road woman reported she returned from work Nov. 6 to find the glass in her front door had been broken in a failed attempt to gain entry to the home.

On Nov. 6 following a report by a Delta 77 Drive man, deputies contacted an Akron man, who reportedly admitted sending threatening text messages, but he said he was not planning to carry out the threats. He was arrested for aggravated menacing and told not to contact the victim or any of his family members.

Deputies located a Uniontown man who allegedly stole items from a Massillon Road gas station Nov. 6, retrieved the stolen items and arrested him for theft and disorderly conduct by intoxication.

Suspects entered a vehicle outside an East Caston Road residence the night of Nov. 6 and stole credit cards, cash, a cell phone and identification.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Lake Road man reported Nov. 3 that a bottle of oxycodone was missing from his bathroom.

On Nov. 4, a Harlan Avenue man reported a basketball, cell phone, ring, radio set and lighter were stolen from his front yard after he was arrested Oct. 4.

Mogadore Fire Department officials are missing a 10-foot aluminum ladder. Officials reported Nov. 5 they responded to assist in controlling a fire on Raymond Street, and the ladder was taken from the front lawn of the home.

A Fourth Street woman reported Nov. 7 her neighbor told her she “had better move or something is going to happen to you.” Police are investigating.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Manchester Road man was arrested for an insurance violation Nov. 1 on Manchester Road.

A West Clinton Street man was stopped for a traffic violation Nov. 3 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road and charged with driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08.

A Pamela Drive man was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia Nov. 5 on Manchester Road following a traffic stop. He reportedly consented to a vehicle search, and police found a bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police responded to a call about an altercation at a Stevenson Avenue home Nov. 3 and found a Rhoadesdale Avenue man and a Canton Road man involved in a fight. Both men reportedly were intoxicated. Charges are pending the release of the Rhoadesdale Avenue man, who was transported to a hospital.

A Prange Drive woman reported Nov. 4 her boyfriend sent her text messages that said he was going to kill her and her children. The 89th Street man told police she has sent him similar messages. The woman said she wanted a report so that she can obtain a protection order.

Police responded to a call from a Laverne Lane man who was intoxicated Nov. 5. The calls are an ongoing problem, according to the report. They found the man too drunk to answer questions, and police arrested him for disorderly conduct. EMS transported him to a hospital.

An Alta Vista Avenue home was broken into through two locked basement doors Nov. 5. A pistol, rifle, two shotguns and a hatchet were reported stolen.

A Columbine Avenue man reported Nov. 6 his 29-year-old son has threatened him and his wife through text messages. He told his parents he wants to set up a methamphetamine lab at the home. The son has prior domestic violence menacing charges from 2004, 2009, 2011 and 2012, according to the police report, and he is in violation of a protection order. Police issued a warrant for his arrest on menacing charges.

Police were called to a vacant Loamshire Road home Nov. 6 after the owner checked on the home and found people inside. A Loamshire Road woman was charged with breaking and entering; a 4th Street Southwest man with breaking and entering, possession of drugs and obstruction; and a state Route 43 woman with breaking and entering and obstruction and who also was arrested on a warrant from the Barberton Police Department. The three were booked into the Summit County Jail.

A Newell Street man was charged with illegal manufacturing of methamphetamine, illegal assembly of chemicals and possession of methamphetamine Nov. 7. The man was found with a mobile one-pot meth lab and chemicals in a black duffel bag at an East Waterloo Road location. Akron Police Department officers assisted.

Also on that day, a Linwood Road woman reported her boyfriend, of Nova, used her identification to open an email account and post photos of her on websites. Police are investigating.

Security personnel at a South Arlington Road store reported Nov. 7 a man opened a $10 package of spark plugs and fled on foot with them.

A Cleveland Avenue business was entered and an $8,300 lawnmower was taken Nov. 7.

An Eagle Drive woman reported Nov. 7 that someone took her purse, which contained two prescription medicines, from her unlocked car four days prior to that while she was at a South Arlington Road restaurant.

— 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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