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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/21/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: An Akron woman reported someone slashed the tires on her vehicle and broke all the windows while it was parked outside an East Pace Avenue residence between 9 p.m. Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. Nov. 1.

A Lakota Avenue woman reported Nov. 9 her driver’s license and three credit cards were stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside her residence the previous night.

 

The windshield of a vehicle was smashed while it was in a Robinson Avenue parking lot between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 9.

 

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of a handgun from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a Hohman Avenue residence Nov. 9.

 

Someone entered an unlocked vehicle outside a Teal Circle residence the night of Nov. 12 and stole a $300 iPod Touch.

 

Deputies went to an Oak Avenue residence Nov. 12, arrested a man on a warrant for a probation violation and took him to the Summit County Jail.

 

An East Vista Avenue man reported his ex-wife came to his residence to pick up their child Nov. 13 and kicked his front door during an argument, damaging it. She denied kicking the door.

 

On Nov. 13, deputies investigated the burglary of a Pear Drive residence, where a TV and DVD player were stolen.

 

A North Prior Road woman reported Nov. 13 burglars entered her residence between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. and stole a computer, digital camera, money and a video game system.

 

An employee of a Manchester Road car wash reported Nov. 13 a customer who believes her car was damaged at his business continues to call him after being told not to call, and said she is planning to come into the business. Deputies contacted the Akron woman and advised her not to call or go to the business.

 

Following an investigative stop on South Main Street Nov. 14, an Akron man was arrested on a warrant for criminal trespassing and taken to the Summit County Jail.

 

Employees of a Waterloo Road gas station reported Nov. 14 a man pumped $20 of kerosene into a container, paid for gas and left without paying for the kerosene.

 

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Gregg Road residence Nov. 15, when a man returned from work to find someone had broken into his residence and stolen three firearms and ammunition. Deputies entered information about the stolen weapons into a national database for stolen firearms.

 

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

 

 

GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a break-in at an automotive sales business on Greensburg Road Nov. 8. Someone cut a fence that runs along Interstate 77 to enter the rear of the business and steal dashboard cameras and monitors from five recreational vehicles.

 

A woman who went to check on a residence on Nimisila Road Nov. 8 reported the alarm was not set and the back door was open. Detectives determined nothing in the home had been disturbed, and nothing was reported missing.

 

On Nov. 9, deputies investigated the burglary of a house under construction on Springbury Drive, where a front door and interior door had been damaged and a whirlpool bathtub was stolen.

 

Charges were pending against an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man Nov. 9 after deputies located a motorcycle reported stolen from Akron at his neighbor’s residence, where he had been storing it.

 

Deputies found a Barberton man at a gas station on state Route 261 Nov. 10, arrested him on a warrant for probation violation and took him to the Summit County Jail.

 

A Schneiderman Lane woman reported Nov. 11 her live-in boyfriend grabbed her by the torso during an argument and ripped her shirt. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

 

Someone damaged two tires on a vehicle parked outside a Mayfair Road residence Nov. 11.

 

Deputies signed a warrant for the arrest of a Uniontown man for violation of a protection order Nov. 11 after he reportedly asked an acquaintance to contact a Mayfair Road woman who has a protection order prohibiting him from having contact with her, and threatened to harm the acquaintance if he did not relay a message to her.

 

A Skyside Drive man reported someone entered an unlocked vehicle outside his residence the night of Nov. 13 and stole a laptop computer and a briefcase containing personal documents.

 

A Logan Circle woman reported Nov. 13 her ex-husband used her personal information to obtain credit cards.

 

The next day, the owner of a cab company reported he overheard a taxi driver threaten to shoot one of his drivers after the two drivers argued at Akron-Canton Airport. The taxi driver denied making the threat, and no charges were filed due to conflicting information.

 

Deputies investigated reports by two Massillon Road residents who said mail was taken from their mailboxes Nov. 15 and scattered in their yards.

 

Also on that day, deputies patrolling Neptune Drive observed a vehicle with its engine running and no lights sitting in the roadway. The driver sped away when officers approached, pulled into a gas well access road, exited and fled on foot. Following a short pursuit, deputies apprehended her and charged her with driving under suspension and obstruction of official business.

 

A Uniontown man was arrested for shoplifting groceries worth $116 from a Corporate Woods Parkway store Nov. 15.

 

Employees of an Arlington Ridge Road phone store reported Nov. 15 three people entered the store and an associate assisted one of them in completing a credit application while the other two went to the back of the store. The credit was declined, and the three left the store before employees discovered they stole six iPhones. The theft was recorded on video surveillance footage, which deputies were reviewing.

 

The manager of a South Main Street drugstore reported Nov. 16 a woman left the store without paying for merchandise and drove off. Deputies stopped the Akron woman, who allegedly admitted stealing perfume and earrings worth $60. She was charged with theft and driving under suspension and released with a court summons.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

 

 

LAKEMORE: A black male in his 20s, 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet, 1 inch tall weighing 180 to 210 pounds loaded a cart with items from a Canton Road store Nov. 9 and fled in a silver Oldsmobile Alero.

 

A 20-inch green and black boys bicycle was stolen from the front yard of a Plaza Court house Nov. 10.

 

On Nov. 11, police stopped to question two Springfield juvenile males involved in “suspicious” activity in a church parking lot. After finding drugs and paraphernalia in the car, one was charged with unruliness and possession of marijuana, and the other was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

 

 

NEW FRANKLIN: Following a stop for a traffic violation Nov. 9 on Caldwell Drive, police found a homemade axe, meat cleaver, knife, marijuana, rolling papers, beer and fake $50 bills inside the vehicle. A Stull Avenue man was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia, having an open container, carrying concealed weapons and forgery.

 

A Norwood Street man was arrested for disorderly conduct on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road Nov. 10. Police had found the man intoxicated and attempted to find him a ride home, but the man became aggressive and yelled obscenities at the officer.

 

A Winston Street man was arrested for sexual imposition Nov. 13 on Manchester Road.

 

A fieldhouse shed on Manchester Road was spray painted Nov. 15, causing $200 in damage.

 

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

 

 

SPRINGFIELD: An Akron man and woman were charged with theft Nov. 8 after allegedly taking $662 in clothing from a South Arlington Road store. The man also was arrested on a warrant from the Boston Heights Police Department and transferred there.

 

A vehicle was driven through a Junior Avenue front yard Nov. 8, causing damage.

 

Also on that day, a Kent man reported he found pieces of rubber on the front seat of his car after work, and he believes someone tried to break in. The car was parked in the lot of the South Arlington Road store.

 

A homeless man stopped for suspicion of theft Nov. 9 was charged with disorderly conduct after police found him to be intoxicated. He was transported to a nearby hotel.

 

Police responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle circling the area of East Waterloo Road and Kubler Trail Nov. 10. The occupants told police they were picking up a friend. One provided false identification, and he was charged with obstruction.

 

An Elm Grove man was walking his dog down the street Nov. 10 when a neighbor’s dog reportedly attacked his, requiring a visit to the veterinarian.

 

A Beach Drive man reported Nov. 10 his oxycodone medication is missing and he believes his son took it.

 

While talking to a driver on Canfield Road Nov. 11, police observed a passenger “acting suspiciously.” Upon questioning the Short Way woman, police reported she admitted to having marijuana, and she was charged with possession of drugs.

 

A Princeton Street woman reported Nov. 12 that a Long Street man took her truck to drive his children to school and has refused to return it. Police entered the vehicle into a database for stolen vehicles.

 

On Nov. 14, a Hart Avenue man was charged with theft by force after trying to take $594 in items from a South Arlington Road store. The man pushed security personnel away to escape when they tried to stop him, but they were able to detain him. The man was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.

 

Police charged a Shady Acres Drive woman with possession of drugs Nov. 14 after stopping her vehicle and detecting an odor of marijuana. She was also found in possession of a snort tube and Percocet.

 

Police responded to a Coach Lane home for a disturbance Nov. 16 and found a woman intoxicated and uncooperative. She had reportedly destroyed some furniture, was loud and agitated and refused to comply with a request to stop. The report also stated she “neglected” her children. Police charged her with disorderly conduct and notified Summit County Children Services.

 

— 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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