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South Side Neighborhood Watch

1/2/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Manchester Road bank Dec. 21 when a Cleveland woman attempted to cash a fraudulent check. She told officers a friend made fraudulent checks and drove her to banks in the Akron area to cash them. She said she had cashed some of them at other banks, and deputies confiscated an envelope containing more than $900 in cash and a second envelope containing $200 cash, which she said was her payment for cashing the checks. Deputies confiscated other fraudulent checks from her, arrested her for forgery and took her to the Summit County Jail. Officers were seeking the male suspect, but the female could only provide his first name.

An East Pace Avenue woman reported Dec. 21 her purse, which contained cash, credit cards and identification, was stolen from a vehicle outside her residence.

A Penguin Avenue woman reported Dec. 21 an unknown acquaintance of her boyfriend has been stalking her by driving past her residence.

A woman reported she was driving in the area of Loma and Traymore drives Dec. 22, when she pulled off the road to allow a tailgater to pass her. Someone in the vehicle threw a bottle that struck her in the head, causing a laceration that was treated by Coventry EMS.

The owner of a Manchester Road car wash reported Dec. 25 that someone broke into the business the previous night, entered a locked office and stole $900 cash, as well as a bill-stacker, coin-changer and keys to the business.

Deputies went to a Manchester Road motel Dec. 27 and arrested a Barberton woman on a warrant for theft and took her to the Summit County Jail.

On Dec. 28, deputies were called to an Eileen Drive residence by a man who said his father struck him several times during an argument. The victim had visible injuries on his face and neck, and his father was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man was arrested at an Organ Avenue residence Dec. 28 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a DUI charge. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Massillon Road automotive business Dec. 16, when the owner reported someone kicked out a window the previous night and stole $200 from a cash drawer.

A woman reported Dec. 22 that her purse, which contained money and prescription medication, was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in a Massillon Road parking lot.

Following a traffic stop on Interstate 77 Dec. 22, deputies arrested an Akron man for forgery, tampering with records, obstruction of official business and possession of criminal tools and took him to the Summit County Jail. He was arrested after he presented a homemade Ohio driver’s license to officers, who determined he never had a valid Ohio license.

Charges are pending against a Tallmadge man whose vehicle got stuck in the mud in a grassy area off Massillon Road Dec. 22, causing deep ruts in the property. The man told deputies he went to the wooded area to look for scrap metal.

A Stoner Road man reported Dec. 23 an unknown person in California used his debit card numbers to make numerous purchases, totaling $1,231.

On Dec. 24, deputies at the Akron-Canton Airport observed a taxi without a proper sign park in the fire lane. The driver was arrested for having fictitious license plates when officers determined the license plates were registered to another vehicle. She was released with a court summons and the vehicle was towed.

A Massillon Road woman reported a package containing a handle for a snow blower and clothing items was stolen from outside her residence Dec. 24.

Deputies provided assistance to U.S. Customs agents at the Akron-Canton Airport Dec. 24, while three males, who were suspected of being in the country illegally, were apprehended.

An Akron woman stopped at a DUI checkpoint on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road Dec. 27 was arrested for possession of marijuana that was found in her vehicle and released with a court summons.

An Akron woman was arrested for felony theft and taken to the Summit County Jail Dec. 28 following an investigation into a report of theft from a customer at an Arlington Ridge Road store. The suspect admitted to deputies that she stole the items, which were returned to the victim.

On Dec. 28, deputies went to a motel on Fortuna Drive, arrested an Akron man on a warrant for hit-skip and released him to the Kent Police Department.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Police were called to Springfield High School Dec.18 for students involved in a fight. An 18-year-old male allegedly hit a 16-year-old male sitting in a chair in the head. The older boy told police the younger male would not stop looking at his girlfriend. School officials suspended him. No criminal charges were filed against him because the younger boy refused to press charges.

A Front Street woman reported Dec. 20 someone used her identification to apply for a loan from a Tallmadge business. The application was denied.

Also on that day, an Ackers Avenue man reported someone used his credit card information to make $522 in unauthorized purchases at a Wal-Mart in Newark, N.Y.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A South Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported Dec. 22 that her wallet and driver’s license were stolen from her vehicle.

A New Franklin female was arrested for unruly juvenile offenses Dec. 25. She reportedly was outside her residence and left. She told police she left home because she was bored and became lost. She asked someone for a ride to the Barberton Police Department station and was picked up there by a New Franklin officer.

A Pamela Drive man was arrested on Manchester Road Dec. 27 following a stop for a traffic violation. She was charged with driving under the influence and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Columbine Avenue woman reported Dec. 15 a man keeps coming over to the house to visit her sick mother, although he has been told not to. She said her mother does not want him at the house either. Police attempted to contact the man and told the woman to call if he comes to the house again.

A man described as white, age 25-30, 6 feet tall, 220 pounds with brown hair and eyes took $160 in electronics from a South Arlington Road store without paying Dec. 15.

Also at that store Dec. 20, security reported a woman was in the parking lot yelling and screaming, causing alarm to shoppers. Police arrested the Palmetto Avenue woman for disorderly conduct and transported her home.

A vehicle was stopped for having a loud exhaust Dec. 20, and a Pondview Avenue man was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after a bag with white powder, a bag with marijuana, a roach clip and a smoking pipe were found in the car.

Police responded to a call Dec. 22 about unsatisfactory living conditions involving a 1-year-old at an East Waterloo Road location. Summit County Children Services was called in to investigate the matter, and the mother and father were charged with child endangering and transported to the Summit County Jail. The toddler was taken into custody by Children Services, which has been investigating.

A Pickle Road man stopped for questioning admitted to having a bag of marijuana in his pocket and was charged with possession of drugs Dec. 22.

A GPS unit and sunglasses were taken from a car on Massillon Road Dec. 23.

A 40-year-old Sharon Street woman and an 18-year-old man of the residence were charged with theft after reportedly trying to steal $1,342 worth of items from a South Arlington Road store Dec. 24.

A Danforth Road man reported he was mugged behind a Canton Road fast food restaurant Dec. 24 and prescription medicine was stolen.

During a traffic stop Dec. 25, a Kubler Trail man was charged with possession of drugs, an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man was charged with possession of drugs and illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs, and a Morgan Avenue woman was charged with possession of marijuana and illegal assembly.

During another traffic stop Dec. 27, police arrested an Eastwood Avenue woman on a warrant from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear for receipt of stolen weapons, and she was also charged with providing false identification upon questioning. She was transported to the Summit County Jail for pickup from Wayne County deputies.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

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