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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/28/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Wymore Avenue man was arrested Nov. 16, when he reportedly pushed his father to the floor during an argument and struck him several times. He was charged with a felony due to two prior convictions for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Organ Avenue man was arrested on a warrant for DUI Nov. 16 and released to the Norton Police Department.

Someone broke the rear window of a vehicle outside a Lake Vista Road residence Nov. 17.

A Lenty Road man was arrested for disorderly conduct and released with a court summons Nov. 17 after a neighbor reported he went to her residence and insulted two people. He admitted being involved in a heated argument with them.

An Akron woman was charged with theft and released with a court summons Nov. 17 after allegedly shoplifting groceries from a Manchester Road store.

Also on that day, a West Warner Road resident reported someone entered a vehicle outside the home and stole cash, credit cards, a checkbook and identification from two victims.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to two residences on Portage Lakes Drive Nov. 17 and arrested a female in one residence on a warrant for DUI and released her to the Norton Police Department. A man at a second residence was arrested on a forgery warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An employee of a Ley Drive auto auction lot reported Nov. 19 a Parma man made a purchase from the business using a $4,355 check drawn on the account of a Cleveland auto wholesaler. The check was returned in October due to insufficient funds, and efforts to contact the Parma man have been unsuccessful.

A South Bender Avenue woman called EMS Nov. 19 to evaluate a highly intoxicated man at her residence. He was cleared by EMS, and deputies arrested him for violation of a protection order prohibiting him from being in contact with the woman.

An Akron woman stopped for driving a vehicle with one headlight on East Waterloo Road Nov. 20 failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. She was additionally charged with possession of narcotic tablets found in the vehicle, and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Canova Drive woman reported Nov. 22 someone made a $1,168 purchase at a home store in Michigan using her debit card.

Following an investigative stop of a vehicle on East Pace Avenue Nov. 22, an Akron man was arrested on a warrant for illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine. He was additionally charged with possession of drug abuse instruments found in the vehicle. He was released to Medina County sheriff’s deputies on the warrant.

A man reported he accidentally left his debit card at an ATM outside a South Arlington Road bank Nov. 22, and it was stolen and used to make purchases at several locations.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Employees of an Arlington Ridge Road pet store reported Nov. 16 a man was in and out of the store several times, and they found two $10 counterfeit bills, which they believed he used and received change. When a woman purchased gas at a nearby station using a $10 bill, it was also found to be counterfeit, and she told Summit County sheriff’s deputies she received it as change from a purchase she made at a fast food restaurant, where employees reported serving the male fitting the description of the man who passed the bills at the pet store. Deputies confiscated the bills and are seeking the male.

Deputies investigated a break-in at a Mount Pleasant Road equestrian center Nov. 17, when two white males entered a horse barn through an open door, went into an office and stole a can of soda. Officers were reviewing video surveillance footage of the incident.

Also on that day, deputies went to a residence on Byron Drive and arrested a woman on a warrant from Richland County. The same day, officers went to Virginia Avenue and arrested a man on a warrant. Both people were taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron woman arrested for shoplifting from an Arlington Ridge Road store Nov. 18 was charged with possession of oxycontin, methamphetamine and oxycodone, and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Moore Road woman reported she received a call Nov. 18 from someone who instructed her to wire $1,900 to him in order to get her grandson out of Israel. The following day, she wired the money before finding out it was a scam.

An Essig Avenue woman reported Nov. 20 someone scratched a van that was parked outside her residence the previous night, damaging all sides, and also bent the rear windshield wiper.

An Akron woman was arrested for theft of merchandise worth $402 from a discount store on Arlington Ridge Road Nov. 20. The merchandise was recovered, and she was released with a court summons.

Someone entered an unlocked shed outside a Stoner Road residence Nov. 21 and stole two motorbikes.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road Nov. 21, a Massillon man was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia found under the front seat of the vehicle.

A Kreighbaum Road man reported a gas grill and propane tank were stolen from outside his residence between 7:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

A Melanie Drive man reported Nov. 22 a $95 staple gun delivered to his residence Nov. 13 and left outside his door was stolen before he came home.

Deputies investigated a report that a person was smoking drugs in a vehicle in a Massillon Road parking lot Nov. 22 and approached a woman who was entering the vehicle. She admitted she had been smoking marijuana and surrendered a drug pipe and a sock containing a plastic bag of marijuana.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Raymond Avenue woman reported Nov. 12 that a family member took jewelry and other items and pawned them for $2,000.

On Nov. 15, a bicycle was reported stolen from a First Street yard.

A Raymond Street man reported Nov. 18 two tires on his vehicle parked in the driveway were punctured overnight.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A South Arlington Road woman reported Nov. 15 the passenger side of her vehicle was damaged, causing $2,000 in repairs.

A Barberton woman reported Nov. 16 she was raped on Myers Road. No charges have been filed and police are investigating.

A South Main Street man reported $1,000 was stolen from his home Nov. 18 and he had videotaped the incident. On Nov. 19, a South Main Street man was arrested for the burglary.

Police met with the Akron Police Department Nov. 19 on Manchester Road to pick up a man with a warrant out of New Franklin. The man was taken to Barberton Municipal Court.

A West Nimisila Road woman reported Nov. 24 the window of her residence was damaged.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A purse belonging to a Kreiner Avenue woman and containing a Social Security card, driver’s license, two bankcards and $20 was stolen from a vehicle Nov. 13. The woman reported seeing three males fleeing from the scene.

A cable company representative reported Nov. 14 an Old Home Road man has been receiving cable service illegally for four months. The rep stated they had responded to unhook the line two months ago, and when they returned to check on it, they found it had been hooked up again.

A Coach Lane man reported Nov. 14 he sent $1,900 via a MoneyGram to an individual to purchase a vehicle from a Brookville man, and he has yet to hear anything about the car.

Police issued a warrant for domestic violence on a Linnway Drive man Nov. 14. The man had argued with his girlfriend and pulled her hair. When she ran from him to a bedroom, he allegedly broke down the door and pushed her into a mirror in the hallway as she ran. He fled before police arrived.

The glass door of a Mogadore Road business was broken Nov. 14. Inside, a copy machine was vandalized, fire extinguisher dust was sprayed around the break room and graffiti was left on walls and floors. Police collected pop cans and cigarette butts from the scene.

A warrant for writing a fraudulent check was issued Nov. 15 for a Seville woman who reportedly paid for $583 worth of items purchased from a Massillon Road business from an account that was discovered to contain insufficient funds. The woman has not made restitution, according to the business owner.

Warrants for cashing $250 in fraudulent checks at a South Arlington Road department store were issued for a Bittaker Street woman and a Black Street man Nov. 15.

A Springfield female was charged with unruliness Nov. 15 after going to a friend’s home after school without permission. The female reportedly has a history as a runaway.

Police responded Nov. 15 to a South Arlington Road hotel for a customer who had damaged a room. The Cleveland man was found to have a warrant out of the Cleveland Police Department and was transferred.

A Brownstone Avenue man found walking along East Waterloo Road Nov. 16 waving two sword-like weapons was arrested and charged with inducing panic.

On Nov. 18, police stopped a tan Chevy that had no plates. They detected an odor of marijuana, and after a search of the vehicle, they found a marijuana cigar in the ashtray. After a Chenoweth Road passenger said it was his, he was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

An Abington Road man also was charged with possession of drugs that day after police found him to be in possession of suboxone without a prescription.

Police stopped to question the occupants of a vehicle parked at Hillside Cemetery Nov. 18 and charged a Burbank Avenue man with possession of drug paraphernalia after finding two drug pipes on him.

During a traffic stop Nov. 18, a Walters Road woman was charged with illegal possession of vicodin when she could not produce a prescription for it.

On Nov. 19, a Chestnut Street man was charged with domestic violence after allegedly hitting his wife in the side of the face during an argument.

Police investigated a vehicle parked in a handicapped spot at a South Arlington Road store Nov. 22. A man inside was observed drinking, and he allegedly admitted it was ice beer. He was not intoxicated and was charged with having an open container in a vehicle.

A Maryland Avenue Southwest man found with two teenage girls from Akron and Stow Nov. 23 at 3:14 a.m. on Canton Road was charged with adult curfew violations. Police called the girls’ parents and determined they were supposed to be elsewhere. The Stow girl was charged with unruliness and the Akron girl was charged with underage drinking after she was found to be intoxicated. They were released to their parents.

During a traffic stop that same day, a Coach Lane man was charged with possession of marijuana after a cigar was found in the ashtray.

— 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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