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12/12/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A customer at a South Arlington Road gas station reported Nov. 30 he received a counterfeit $10 bill in change from a purchase.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road Nov. 30, Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested an Akron man on a warrant and released him to sheriff’s deputies from Wayne County.

Deputies investigated the theft of a vehicle from the driveway of a Grace Avenue residence between 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and 5 p.m. Dec 1.

A Cottage Grove Road resident reported Dec. 2 an unknown person used her personal information to obtain a loan.

Deputies signed warrants for the arrest of a New York man on charges of violating a protection order and aggravated menacing Dec. 2 after his estranged wife reported he called her several times and threatened to kill her.

A Fairview Avenue woman reported her daughter was at her residence awaiting a ride home the night of Dec. 2. She went to bed, and when she woke the next morning, her daughter, her pickup truck and the keys were missing. Police located the truck at the home of her daughter’s friend in Barberton. Her daughter was not there, but the stolen truck was outside and the keys were at the residence. Deputies returned the vehicle to the victim and signed a warrant for her daughter’s arrest for theft.

The next day, a South Bender Avenue man reported 50 Percocet tablets and 90 Xanax were taken from his residence.

Employees of a Manchester Road gas station reported Dec. 4 a man stole beer and left in a vehicle. Deputies traced the license number provided by the employees and located the suspect, who had two empty beer cans in his vehicle. He reportedly admitted stealing the beer, and he was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

A Woodling Avenue man reported Dec. 5 money was stolen from his vehicle outside his home the previous night.

Deputies are seeking the person who entered a garage on Palmer Avenue Dec. 5 and stole a purse from a vehicle. Officers found the purse and some of its contents a short distance from the victim’s home. A wallet, $900 cash and an iPhone were missing.

On Dec. 6, deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Interstate 77, arrested an Akron woman on a warrant and released her to the Barberton Police Department.

An East Pace Avenue man reported Dec. 7 a pistol was stolen from a nightstand in his bedroom.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A motorist on Interstate 77 Dec. 1 reported someone in a vehicle traveling beside her threw objects at her vehicle.

An Akron man stopped for a traffic violation on Raber Road Dec. 1 was charged with driving under suspension and possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia, and released to the Stow Police Department on a warrant.

Deputies investigated a break-in at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road church Dec. 1, when someone cut locks from three buildings and stole an aluminum ladder.

An employee of an Interstate Parkway business reported Dec. 1 a man has been stalking her at work. Deputies went to her workplace and found the man, who told them he had a permit to carry a gun and he was carrying a loaded weapon. Deputies determined there was an anti-stalking protection order in effect preventing him from stalking a woman, but the employee was not the protected person, so he was not in violation of the order and he was in compliance with provisions of the code for carrying a concealed weapon. The manager of the business banned the man from the business, and he left.

On Dec. 1, deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle on Interstate Parkway and arrested two men from Galion and Massillon after it was determined they broke into several trailers at a nearby sales lot and stole TVs and other items. They were charged with theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An employee of a Lauby Road candy factory was arrested for theft and banned from the business Dec. 1 after a manager reported he was observed on video surveillance stealing jewelry and money from several employees. He returned the money to one victim, and deputies were holding other items for victims to claim.

A Chadwick Lane man reported Dec. 3 a laptop computer and charger cord belonging to his employer was stolen from a vehicle outside his home.

A patron of a Massillon Road fitness center reported Dec. 3 his car keys were stolen from his locker, and the person who took them used them to open his vehicle and steal his laptop computer.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road motel Dec. 3, arrested a woman on a warrant for driving under suspension and released her to the Barberton Police Department.

An Akron man stopped for a traffic violation on Fortuna Drive Dec. 3 was arrested on a warrant and released to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.

A resident of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road residential facility reported Dec. 4 someone stole $100 from her room.

Also on that day, deputies responded to a vehicle crash on I-77. When officers approached the scene, a man ran from them, but he was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. He was charged with obstruction of official business and having an open container of vodka in a vehicle, and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Sawgrass Drive residence Dec. 7. Someone had broken in through a rear door and stolen a flat-screen TV, laptop computer and jewelry.

A North Canton man was advised by deputies to have no contact with a Kreighbaum Road woman who reported Dec. 7 she was receiving unwanted phone and text messages from him after telling him not to contact her. 

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: A 42-inch TV was reported stolen from a South Street home Dec. 1.

Police charged an Ottawa Avenue man with domestic violence Dec. 3 after he reportedly grabbed his girlfriend’s head and slammed her face into a wall. She came to the police station to report the incident and said this has happened before, and the last time he knocked out one of her teeth. Police issued a warrant for the man, and he turned himself in. Because the couple has a child together, Summit County Children Services was notified.

Police issued a warrant for a Plaza Court man on charges of theft Dec. 5 after he got a ride from a cab company and did not pay a $35 fare. When asked for identification, he offered his Ohio Direction card and then fled, leaving his cell phone behind.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A West Overton man reported Nov. 27 an iPad had been stolen from his vehicle.

Police are investigating a theft from a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business Nov. 27. Someone forced entry into an office, damaged coin machines and stole $2. Bolt cutters and a pickaxe were found behind the business.

During a stop for a traffic violation on Manchester Road Nov. 30, a Manchester Road man was arrested for an insurance violation, and a Donner Drive man was arrested for having an open container after police observed an open can of beer inside the vehicle.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police are investigating a number of vehicle break-ins Dec. 2. A vehicle on Pine Lake Road was entered and someone rummaged through the inside, but nothing was taken. A second vehicle on the same street was entered and a wallet with a driver’s license and $80 was taken. Also, the rear window of a vehicle on Chevelle Drive was broken. No report was available on missing items.

On Dec. 3, the front door of a Howard Avenue home was kicked in and a computer laptop, cell phone, prescription medicine, video game system and games, cosmetics and $150 were taken.

A Leavittsburg man staying at a Massillon Road motel reported his 1999 silver Chevy Astro van was stolen, along with a pistol, $140, a debit card, driver’s license and concealed carry permit, all of which were in the van.

A rifle/shotgun combination and two video game systems and games were reported stolen from a Hilbish Avenue home Dec. 4.

A Killian Road man reported Dec. 4 an Ottawa Avenue man smashed the window of his car after he was asked to leave an East Waterloo Road bar. The man reportedly called the bar to report he did it.

Also on that day, a Massillon Road woman reported her 26-year-old grandson stole Vicodin from her home.

A security officer at a South Arlington Road store reported Dec. 5 a male pushed $100 in merchandise loaded into a cart out of the store and fled with the items in a 2004 black PT Cruiser.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

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