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South Side Neighborhood Watch

1/30/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Loma Drive residence Jan. 11. A man reported an argument with an Akron woman turned physical when she assaulted him. The female denied the allegation. She was arrested on a warrant and released to the Stow Police Department.

On Jan. 14, deputies observed a man drive behind a closed business on Manchester Road and stopped him. The Seville man was charged with driving with an expired license and additionally charged with possession of marijuana that was found in his coat.

Barberton Police Department officers arrested a homeless man on Summit County warrants for forgery and possession of drugs Jan. 15 and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A female of a South Main Street facility was charged with two counts of theft Jan. 16 after a male and female staying at the facility reported she stole clothing from them and sold it at a resale shop. Deputies verified the suspect sold the items to the business, and the shop manager released them to be given back to the victims.

Deputies responded to an alarm at a Chaffin Road residence Jan. 16 and found the front door open and part of the doorframe splintered and lying on the ground. A $1,200 flat-screen TV was stolen from the home.

Barberton and New Franklin police officers requested assistance in locating a man who fled from them in a vehicle Jan. 17. Deputies located the suspect driving on North Turkeyfoot Lake Road and attempted to stop him. He sped away and ran a red light before stopping. He was charged with possession of marijuana and felony possession of narcotics that were found in the vehicle, and released to the Barberton Police Department.

A toolbox and power tools were stolen from a vehicle at a location on South Arlington Road Jan. 18.

A Flynn Avenue woman reported her vehicle was stolen Jan. 18. Deputies located the vehicle, which was abandoned after a hit-skip accident. During an interview with the victim, deputies located cocaine and paraphernalia in her pocket, and she was arrested for possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Doylestown man stopped for a traffic violation at Interstate 77 and Killian Road Jan. 18 was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after deputies observed a loaded semi-automatic handgun lying on the vehicle seat. The weapon was confiscated as evidence and the suspect was released with a court summons.

Also on Jan. 18, deputies patrolling Flynn Avenue observed a vehicle with the driver’s door standing open. When officers approached, two male occupants fled on foot and could not be found. The Summit County Drug Unit was called in to dismantle a methamphetamine lab found in the rear seat of the vehicle, which was towed from the scene. Deputies are seeking the suspects who fled.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road Jan. 19, an Akron man was arrested on warrants for DUI and drug abuse, and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated the theft of a Dodge pickup truck from outside an East Vista Drive residence Jan. 19.

Someone broke into a vacant residence on Lockwood Road Jan. 20 and stole a gas stove, refrigerator, toilet, washer and dryer.

Deputies and EMS responded to a report of a drug overdose at a Culbertson Drive residence Jan. 21. A man was transported to a hospital and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies found a spoon and a used syringe containing drug residue in the residence.

Deputies signed a warrant for the arrest of the owner of a vehicle involved in the theft of three six-packs of beer from a South Main Street gas station Jan. 23.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Mayfair Road residence Jan. 14. A woman reported she and a Canton man had a disagreement over custody of their children. Both parties reported the dispute was verbal, and no charges were filed.

Deputies patrolling Mayfair Road Jan. 14 stopped a driver for a traffic violation, arrested him on warrants for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and took him to the Summit County Jail.

The manager of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road business reported Jan. 15 someone entered a maintenance room and stole miscellaneous tools.

A Spade Road woman called deputies Jan. 19 to report she found an intoxicated female had passed out in her vehicle. When she woke the female, the female fell asleep in the driveway. The victim said she did not want the female on her property, and deputies arrested the Canton woman for disorderly conduct and released her with a court summons.

The next day, a South Arlington Street woman reported an Akron man repeatedly calls and sends her text messages, despite being told to stop. She said she believes he bent the windshield wiper on her vehicle. Deputies left a phone message for the man, advising him to have no contact with the woman.

The owner of a Massillon Road business reported Jan. 21 that a man used the facility’s pet wash, and when he finished, he stole three metal tables valued at $600. Deputies were working to identify the man.

A Raber Road woman reported receiving harassing calls from a Cuyahoga Falls woman Jan. 22. Deputies contacted the caller and advised her to have no contact with the recipient, and she agreed to cease.

On Jan. 23, a South Main Street woman reported she received a phone call from an unknown individual who requested the PIN for her credit card account. She refused to provide the information, and when she called back, she heard a recorded message stating she had won a prize.

Deputies investigated a report of drug abuse at an East Nimisila Road residence Jan. 23, arrested a female for possession of drug paraphernalia and released her with a court summons after they observed a drug pipe in plain view.

Diamond and gold jewelry was stolen from two victims at an East Caston Road residence Jan. 24.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a Moore Road residence Jan. 25, when a woman reported her husband choked her during an argument, causing a bruise on her neck. The victim declined medical attention and refused to sign charges. Deputies arrested the man for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Front Street woman reported Jan. 16 that her 25-year-old son came into a room while she was folding laundry and demanded pills, and she refused to give them to him. He then attacked her, held her down and choked her, and used a pillow to smother her screams. Police charged the son with domestic violence.

Police are investigating a Jan. 17 report that a Coventry juvenile male was driving a four-wheeler on Hilda Street property marked with “no trespassing signs.”

A Sunnyside Drive man “stumbling” along Lake Road was stopped for questioning Jan. 19. The man was intoxicated and allegedly admitted he walked home from a nearby bar. Police drove him home, and when they arrived, the man threw a pocketknife at the windshield of their vehicle and tried to provoke them to fight and taser him. He was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

A Coach Lane man was stopped for failing to use his turn signal Jan. 20. Police searched his vehicle and found white powder in a bottle. A Mobler Drive man who was a passenger was found with hypodermic needles and pills in a cigarette box. Both men were released pending tests.

On Jan. 22, police investigated a Doylestown woman who used an elderly relative’s credit card to make almost $300 in purchases. Charges of receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card are pending.

The next day, a Third Street woman reported losing a bottle of Alprazolan on a trail behind the Tri-County plaza on Jan. 4.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: An Orchardway Street Northwest man was arrested Jan. 19 on South Turkeyfoot Lake Road for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17. Police were dispatched for an accident and discovered an empty vehicle. The Orchardway man returned to the scene and reportedly told police he had not had any alcohol since the accident.

A Myers Road woman reported Jan. 20 that $50 was stolen from her purse while she was at a Manchester Road location.

A Robinson Avenue woman was arrested Jan. 25 on Rex Hill Road following a traffic violation. She was arrested for an insurance violation and for possession of drug paraphernalia after a metal pipe was found in the console of her vehicle.

Two people were arrested Jan. 25 on State Road following a traffic violation. A Jason Avenue man was arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08, and for driving while under suspension. A Fairland Street woman passenger was arrested for having an open container after she admitted an open bottle of beer belonged to her.

On Jan. 25, police responded to an accident on State Road and discovered a woman had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant out of the Canton Police Department. She was transferred to that department.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: On Jan. 15, police were called to a South Arlington Road store regarding a woman who was falling asleep and running to the restroom continuously. Police discovered she had felony and misdemeanor warrants out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, as well as warrants from the Fairlawn, Brimfield and Bainbridge police departments. The woman was released to a sheriff’s deputy.

Three gold jewelry items were reported stolen from the home of an elderly Wilpark Drive woman Jan. 15. Relatives reported the only people in the house are home health care aides.

On Jan. 18, a Krumroy Road man was charged with domestic violence and using a weapon while intoxicated. The man reportedly had entered his girlfriend’s bedroom with a double-barrel shotgun and said, “I will show you crazy.” The girlfriend was able to get him to put the gun down prior to the officer’s arrival. There were three other guns in the house at the time.

Also on that day, an iPhone was reported stolen from a Laverne Lane home.

On Jan. 19, the unattached garage of a Massillon Road home was entered. A shotgun belonging to the homeowner was found behind the garage, and nothing else was reported missing.

The rear window of a vehicle on Ewart Road was broken after someone threw a bottle at it Jan. 19.

Police discovered an active methamphetamine lab at a Carper Avenue home Jan. 21. The Summit County Drug Unit arrived to dismantle and confiscate items. A man of the home and a Baldwin Avenue man were charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and transported to the Summit County Jail. Police also found a juvenile male at the home.

The next day, an active meth lab was found at a Coach Lane home after police arrived to serve three warrants. A female homeowner was charged with obstruction for refusing to let police in, and she and a man of the home were charged with illegal manufacturing of drugs. The Summit County Drug Unit arrived to clean up the items.

A South Arlington Road store employee reported Jan. 22 a man took $87 in items but dropped them and fled when confronted.

Also on that day, a South Arlington Road hotel employee reported a Highline Drive man ordered $50 in adult movies and refused to pay for them. Police issued a warrant for his arrest on theft charges. They also discovered the man had a felony warrant for check fraud from the Willoughby Police Department.

A Fritsch Avenue woman reported Jan. 22 an acquaintance admitted stealing $1,700 in jewelry from her.

The rear window of a van parked on McChesney Road was broken Jan. 23.

During a traffic stop Jan. 23, an Orchard Lane woman was found with marijuana and Xanax pills. She was charged with possession of drugs and told to bring a prescription for the pills in order to get them back.

A Fenn Road man reported Jan. 23 an Akron man stole six checks and cashed them for $918. The man and a friend of his had done some work for the Fenn Road man at one time.

The next day, a Pamer Drive woman employed at an East Waterloo restaurant and bar reported two of her tires were cut, and she believes a Herberich Road woman who was fired and her friend did it. Police are investigating.

A Second Street woman was arrested on a warrant from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Jan. 24. After she was turned over, police found a broken drug pipe and tissue under the back seat of the police vehicle, and the woman was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments.

Police charged an Albrecht Avenue man with felonious assault after responding to a call about a fight at a Rhoadesdale Court apartment Jan. 25. The man reportedly had attacked a Foxford Court woman. A knife had been taken from the man by others at the home before police arrived.

On Jan. 26, an Abington Road man was charged with domestic violence after allegedly pushing his girlfriend and trying to take her cell phone as she tried to leave.

— 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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