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South Side Neighborhood Watch

12/19/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A bartender at a South Main Street bar reported Dec. 4 a male and female caused a disturbance at the bar, and she asked them to leave. She said the couple threatened to harm her and left. The couple denied making threats.

A Jasmine Avenue woman reported her purse was stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside her home Dec. 7. Several credit cards in the purse were used to make purchases.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a break-in at a Manchester Road hardware store Dec. 8 between 9:15 and 10 p.m., when a manager reported he had video footage that showed a man taking a snow-blower and master lock and placing them in the rear of his vehicle. Deputies were working to identify the person.

On Dec. 8, a Fowler Avenue man reported he observed a vehicle pull up beside his car at 3 a.m. and a man exited the vehicle and peered into his car. When the victim yelled at him, the suspect got back into the vehicle and left. Deputies were reviewing video surveillance footage.

An employee of a Manchester Road car wash reported Dec. 9 a customer asked him for change, and he left the business momentarily to get it. He returned and gave the change to the customer, and afterward he noticed his cell phone was missing.

Deputies contacted a Uniontown man Dec. 9 and advised him not to contact a Glencoe Drive woman who said he had been harassing her via a social website.

Cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside a North Bender Avenue residence Dec. 9.

A Wellock Drive woman reported someone entered an unlocked vehicle outside her residence Dec. 9 and stole cash and cigarettes.

On Dec. 10, an East Pace Avenue woman reported her former roommate came to her residence, and she told him he was not welcome there. He left and then made a threatening phone call to her. Deputies contacted him and advised him not to contact the woman and to stay away from her property.

Deputies were called to an altercation at an East Minor Road residence Dec. 10, when a woman who owns the rental property went to check on the residence and took a male companion with her. Her male companion and the female resident argued, and the man allegedly pulled a gun. The man told deputies he has a license to carry a firearm, a pistol, and he feared for his life. Deputies instructed the property owner to make an appointment to check the residence, and officers were investigating whether the man violated provisions of his permit to carry a gun.

An Akron woman stopped for a traffic violation on State Mill Road Dec. 11 was charged with driving under suspension and possession of drug abuse instruments after they were found in the vehicle during a tow inventory.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Hampton Lane woman reported Dec. 6 the post office held her mail while she was on vacation. When it was delivered to her mailbox upon her return, it was stolen.

On Dec. 7, Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to a Fortuna Drive motel and arrested a Massillon man on a disorderly conduct warrant from Holmes County.

Deputies investigated a report that a purse was stolen from a vehicle outside a Forest Cove Drive residence Dec. 8. Officers found a cell phone at the scene and located a man, who admitted taking the purse. He was arrested for theft and criminal damaging, and released with a court summons.

A Cottage Grove Road woman reported Dec. 8 her neighbor threatened to cut her throat. The neighbor denied making a threat, and deputies advised the two women to have no contact with each other.

A Barberton man was arrested for theft and criminal damaging Dec. 8 after he admitted breaking a window of a vehicle outside a Sanboard Lane residence and stealing a GPS unit.

Following an investigation, deputies signed a warrant Dec. 9 for the arrest of a Malvern man for theft of two bottles of narcotic tablets from a Mayfair Road business Nov. 18.

On Dec. 10, a Wildflower Drive woman reported someone damaged two tires on her vehicle between 1 and 7 a.m., causing $250 damage.

Deputies arrested an employee of an Arlington Ridge Road discount department store Dec. 10 after a loss prevention agent reported she fraudulently loaded $130 on a store gift card, which she kept, causing a loss to the store. She was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

An Akron man stopped for a traffic violation on Greensburg Road Dec. 11 was released to the Stow Police Department on a warrant.

Following a registration check of a vehicle parked outside an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road motel Dec. 11, deputies arrested an Akron man for receiving stolen property when they determined the license plates on his pickup truck had been reported stolen. He was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine found in the vehicle, and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Dec. 12, a South Main Street woman reported she purchased an iPhone through an ad on eBay, and she is unable to have the phone activated because it had been reported stolen.

Deputies responded to a report that a vehicle was damaged while it was in the parking lot of a Fortuna Drive motel the night of Dec. 12 and found a puncture mark on the vehicle’s tire.

An investigation of a vehicle that was illegally parked on South Main Street Dec. 12 resulted in the arrest of a Clinton man for possession of marijuana, which was found in the vehicle.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Front Street woman reported Dec. 7 she noticed two bottles of prescription medicine were missing after a neighbor who came over to help her with holiday decorations left.

On the same day, a Harlan Avenue woman reported nine pills were missing from her child’s prescription medicine bottle after a visit from a neighbor.

Police charged a Lakemore juvenile male with domestic violence Dec. 9. The youth allegedly choked his father during a confrontation after arguing about going to school and then fled. He was arrested and charged shortly afterward.

On Dec. 10, a Canton Road gas station employee reported an intoxicated male was making customers uncomfortable. When police arrived, they found the Cramer Avenue man was wanted on a warrant from the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. The man was arrested and charged with having an open bottle of alcohol in a public area after he was found with the container in his coat pocket.

A Front Street man reported a Ford Avenue man asked him to meet him in his grandmother’s garage Dec. 13, and when he arrived, the man punched him in the face, knocking his glasses off and him to the ground, and another person continued to punch and kick him, finally leaving him on the floor. The Ford Avenue man was arrested Dec. 15 during a traffic stop and charged with assault and possession of drugs and paraphernalia, and transported to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: On Dec. 3, a police officer observed a Manchester Road man ride his lawn mower across the road with his 2-year-old child in the pull behind the trailer. The man was charged with child endangering.

A Fairlawn male was arrested Dec. 7 on West Nimisila Road for allegedly stealing a cell phone.

After a Taplin Avenue woman failed to pull over for police sirens on Dec. 8 on Johns Road, she was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to comply with the order of a police officer.

An air-conditioning unit was stolen from a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road property Dec. 11.

A New Franklin woman reported her vehicle was taken and returned without her permission Dec. 14 by her son, who does not have his driver’s license. She told police he habitually disobeys rules. The male was arrested for unruly juvenile offenses and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He reportedly admitted to taking the car, but only drove it on the driveway because he was too scared to drive in the road.

A New Franklin female reported Dec. 15 her wallet, driver’s license and credit card were stolen from her unlocked vehicle while she was at a Manchester Road location. Just after the theft, $80 was charged to her credit card.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police charged a Killian Road woman with domestic violence Dec. 6. The woman allegedly jumped on her father’s back, knocking him down, and punched his wife in the face when she tried to intervene. The three had argued about her returning a borrowed car later than permitted.

A Mohawk Trail man reported Dec. 6 his green 1994 Ford Ranger pickup was stolen. Police entered the vehicle into a national database of stolen vehicles.

Employees from a South Arlington Road restaurant called police Dec. 8 regarding two women and two men who ran up a $66 bill for alcohol they consumed and then left without paying. They had canceled an order for food and left after being confronted about using profanity. Police are running the license plate to find the adults.

After stopping a Wildon Avenue woman wanted for an active warrant Dec. 10, police charged her with possession of marijuana when two bags of the substance were found in her car. She was advised of the warrants and released.

A Delia Avenue man and a Maywood Avenue man, both employed at a South Arlington Road store, were charged with theft Dec. 12 after they allegedly admitted to stealing $355 from the cash register.

During a traffic stop Dec. 12, a Windsor Avenue man was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

On Dec. 14, a Lessig Avenue woman reported someone broke the rear driver’s side window and back window of her car. She told police it was too dark to see who it was, and the police report indicates she was intoxicated at the time of the report.

Police issued an arrest warrant for unruliness for a Springfield juvenile female who left her home at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and had not returned by 1:45 the next morning.

— 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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