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South Side Neighborhood Watch

1/16/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Dec. 26, Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at a Swartz Road residence where a man reported he had a verbal altercation with his roommate. Both parties denied any physical contact occurred, and they agreed to make peace and remain in the residence.

Deputies investigated a report of burglary on Colony Drive Jan. 2, when a woman reported someone entered a garage and stole a power tool.

A Lakota Avenue woman reported Jan. 5 she and her boyfriend had a verbal altercation. She left the residence and drove to a South Main Street parking lot, and he followed her, stood outside her vehicle, broke the window and grabbed her car keys from the ignition, preventing her from leaving. Deputies located him at their residence and arrested him for domestic violence and criminal damaging, and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A South Viona Street man reported Jan. 6 a bag of tools and two $600 carpet cleaners belonging to his employer were stolen from a truck outside his residence.

The manager of a South Arlington Road automotive business reported Jan. 7 a vehicle had been parked in the lot for more than 24 hours. Deputies determined it was impeding traffic and blocking parking spaces. After attempting to locate the owner, officers had the vehicle towed from the lot.

An Oak Grove Road resident called deputies Jan. 8 to request they remove an intoxicated, disruptive male from her residence. She declined charges for disorderly conduct, and deputies drove him home.

The next day, a Portage Lakes Drive man reported fruit and fishing gear delivered to his mailbox by the post office were stolen.

Deputies were called to an Aqua Boulevard residence Jan. 10 by a woman who said her boyfriend punched and choked her during an argument and then left. The victim signed a complaint and a motion for a temporary protection order, and EMS transported her to a medical facility for treatment of her injuries. Deputies signed a warrant for the arrest of the suspect and called him to advise him of the charge. He surrendered and was taken to the Summit County Jail.

An employee of a financial institution reported Jan. 10 he was checking a house on Shook Road, which is in foreclosure, and discovered copper pipes were stolen from a heating unit in the home. There was no sign of forced entry.

An Edgepark Drive man reported Jan. 11 someone threw a tomato that splattered on the passenger-side window of his vehicle while his wife was in the car.

Deputies went to a Chadwick Drive residence Jan. 11 and arrested a man on warrants for tampering with records and Workers’ Compensation fraud.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Security agents at an Arlington Ridge Road store reported Jan. 6 a woman took a $200 blender from a display and attempted to return it for a refund. The Akron woman was charged with theft and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia that was found in her purse.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Fortuna Drive hotel Jan. 7, when a male guest said a Barberton woman assaulted him. The female denied the allegation and said the male assaulted her. At the request of the hotel manager, deputies instructed the woman to leave the hotel and not return.

A Wadsworth woman was arrested for theft of $40 boots from an Arlington Ridge Road store Jan. 7. She was released with a court summons and banned from the store.

A DeWalt Drive man reported Jan. 8 someone used his credit card numbers to make an online purchase, which was blocked by a fraud monitoring system.

Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Cottage Grove Road Jan. 8. An Akron man injured in the accident was transported to a hospital. He was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and receiving stolen property after deputies found a stolen handgun in his possession.

Security agents at an Arlington Ridge Road store reported Jan. 8 a woman put on a $40 backpack, hid the price tag and walked out of the store without paying for it. The Akron woman was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

A Chardon man reported someone broke the lock on his pickup truck while it was parked in the lot of an Arlington Ridge Road hotel Jan. 9, but failed to gain entry.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a South Main Street residence Jan. 9 and arrived to find a man lying unconscious on the ground. A Uniontown man at the scene told officers the man lying on the ground was the resident and he was visiting. He said the victim “got loud with him,” so he hit him. The victim regained consciousness, and EMS transported him to a medical facility due to his extreme intoxication. The visiting man was charged with assault and released with a court summons.

On Jan. 10, deputies investigated the theft of five video games totaling $1,910 from a location on Arlington Ridge Road.

Following a traffic stop on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road Jan. 11, deputies arrested a passenger in the vehicle on a Canton warrant for drug abuse. The Canton man was additionally charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and two counts of felony possession of drugs when officers found heroin, cocaine and a hypodermic needle in his possession.

A Pine Knoll Drive man reported Jan. 11 a diamond wedding ring set worth $25,310 was stolen from his residence between Jan. 6 and 8.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A vehicle parked on Dover Drive was entered Jan. 2 and $30, four bottles of prescription medicine and a cordless drill were stolen.

Police were called to a Valley Drive home Jan. 3 at 1 a.m. for a domestic incident involving an intoxicated woman who allegedly grabbed a piece of molding and hit her husband on the head during an argument. She was charged with domestic violence.

An elderly Sanitarium Road woman reported a neighbor and her four children came over Dec. 28 to borrow some flour, and the next day she found $400 in jewelry missing. She had seen one of them in the hallway next to her bedroom while they were there. The 26-year-old neighbor was issued a “no trespass” notice Jan. 3.

On Jan. 4, a Cayuga Avenue woman reported $960 in unauthorized charges on her bank account from purchases made in Sacramento.

A Pawnee Boulevard man found staggering along Canfield Road was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia Jan. 10 and transported home.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: On Jan. 6, police observed a man driving an all-terrain vehicle through a yard on Manchester Road, causing damage. The man reportedly smelled of alcohol, and beer was found in the vehicle’s cup holder. The Pepperidge Road man was arrested for driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol and criminal damaging.

A New Franklin teen was arrested Jan. 8 on Center Road for unruly juvenile offenses, obstructing official business and resisting arrest. She reportedly exited the school bus before her stop and ran away from police when told to stop.

A $900 flat-screen TV was stolen Jan. 8 from a bedroom in an unlocked Sherwood Forest Drive house.

A Harter Home Drive man was arrested for criminal trespass Jan. 8. A Manchester Local School District employee saw that an ATV had been driven around the school football field, and tracks led to the man’s residence. He reportedly had been warned in the past to stay off school property.

A Highland Park Drive man was arrested for trafficking in drugs on Coleman Drive Jan. 9. Police responded to a complaint about possible drug activities and saw the vehicle with possible marijuana remnants in the console. Police found a bag of marijuana, box of bags, digital scale, glass pipe and razor blades inside the glove compartment.

A Harter Home Drive man was arrested Jan. 10 on Manchester Road for driving under the influence.

A North Portage Street man was stopped on Manchester Road Jan. 11 following a traffic violation and arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17.

An Elmo Street man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia on Maryland Avenue Jan. 12 following a traffic violation. During a vehicle search, police found a marijuana pipe and a crack pipe.

Police were dispatched for a welfare check Jan. 12 to Odelle Drive after someone reported the man had been in the basement for 36 hours with loud music playing. During a pat down, police found a bag of marijuana. The man was arrested for possession of drugs.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: On Jan. 1 during a traffic stop for failure to use turn signals, a Bear Hollow Road man was charged with having an open container of alcohol and possession of drugs after police found an open can of beer and a snort tube with residue and a paper container with residue in the vehicle. The man admitted to snorting methamphetamine, according to the report.

Also on that day, a Swartz Road woman reported a laptop computer and tablet were stolen during a party the previous night, and she believes a Rittman man who left before everyone awoke took it. Police are investigating.

A Mohawk Trail woman was charged with domestic violence Jan. 2 after her boyfriend reported she came at him with a knife, and he had to knock her down and take it from her to protect himself. The woman had previously come to the police station with a grilling fork in her pocket, had caused some destruction to the home and threatened to burn it down, according to the report.

Police found a McKnight Way man passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle Jan. 2 and charged him with operating a vehicle while under the influence.

Police responded to a call about drug activity at a Kubler Trail residence Jan. 2 and found a man and woman in the home with a strong odor of marijuana. After searching the home, numerous drugs and paraphernalia were found, along with a 2-year-old female. The man and woman were charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, as well as child endangering. Summit County Children Services was called in to take possession of the child after the couple was transported to the Summit County Jail.

On Jan. 3, a Laverne Lane woman reported she returned home to find the front door open and her dog confined to a bedroom. Nothing was disturbed, but $300 in rent money was missing from a piggy bank.

Police are investigating a Jan. 3 report from a Russet Lane landlord who said a resident of a trailer park was overhead saying she was going to burn down her trailer. The landlord said the woman’s trailer had burnt down in the past and she had to pay for clearing the debris. Police are investigating.

Police responded to a call about suspected drug activity Jan. 4 at a Coach Lane residence and charged two men at the home with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia after numerous items were found.

A Pamer Drive man was charged with aggravated trespassing and menacing Jan. 5 after his girlfriend reported he forced his way into her Onondago Trail home and tried to break down the bedroom door she was hiding behind with her child.

Police are investigating video surveillance given to them by an employee of a Massillon Road business that showed a Redwood Avenue man removing a barrel of scrap copper from the building Jan. 4.

About $1,200 in tools was stolen from a truck parked at a South Arlington Road hotel Jan. 7.

An employee of a Canton Road business reported video surveillance showed three people smashing the front glass door of the building with a bat-like object and then leaving in a vehicle Jan. 7.

A county agency employee reported Jan. 7 someone stole a company vehicle while he was inside a South Arlington Road store Jan. 7. The man was identified through video surveillance and charges were pending.

On Jan. 9 at the same store, two men stole two TVs and escaped in a tan 1984 Buick Regal. An employee was able to record the license plate and police are following up on it.

A Laverne Lane woman reported a $2,000 wedding ring set and her husband’s glasses were stolen from the home Jan. 10. She told police she believes two women and one man visiting them took them.

Police responded to a reported overdose of a Connecticut Street Southwest man at an Abington Road home Jan. 10 and found syringes and spoons with residue. A Mount Vernon Boulevard Northwest woman at the scene was arrested on a Mogadore Police Department warrant for destroying evidence, and the man was transported to a hospital. Charges of possession of drugs and paraphernalia were pending.

Also on that day, a Fairwynd Circle Northwest woman reported her $500 cell phone was stolen while she was at an East Waterloo Road business.

The next day, a Pressler Road woman reported her wallet, containing a driver’s license, hospital card, insurance card, two credit cards, two debit cards and blank checks, was taken from her bag while she was at another East Waterloo Road business.

During a traffic stop Jan. 11, an East Nimisila Road woman was charged with possession of drugs after police found marijuana in the vehicle.

The windshield of a car on Rolling Meadows Lane was smashed and its sides were scratched Jan. 11.

On Jan. 13, an Abington Road woman reported a laptop was stolen from the basement.

— 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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