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South Side Neighborhood Watch

2/6/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Jan. 23, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a burglary and criminal damaging at a South Main Street residence, where a woman reported someone pried open a rear sliding door to enter her home and steal a flat-screen TV, diamond and gold jewelry, two cameras, two laptop computers and a video camera, totaling more than $26,000.

A Cuyahoga Falls woman was arrested at a Massillon Road location Jan. 24 on a felony drug warrant. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

The manager of a Manchester Road automotive parts business reported Jan. 24 a man concealed a $100 item, left the store without paying and drove off in a vehicle, which deputies stopped a short distance away. The Barberton man was arrested for theft and taken to the Summit County Jail, and the merchandise was returned to the store.

Deputies were called to a Manchester Road bar the night of Jan. 25, when a man reported another patron assaulted him. The victim declined medical attention for facial cuts and bruises and refused to prosecute the patron.

A Loma Drive woman reported Jan. 29 an unknown male called her from a blocked phone number numerous times and hung up without speaking. Deputies advised her to contact her phone carrier.

On Jan. 31, employees of an East Waterloo Road convenience store reported an unknown male took beer and beef jerky and left the store without paying for them.

Deputies were called to a Green Road residence Feb. 1, when a woman reported her boyfriend smashed the rear window of her van after an argument at her residence. The Akron man wrote her a $235 check to pay for repairs and she declined prosecution.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Employees of a South Main Street drugstore reported Jan. 23 an unknown male concealed six electric razors totaling $330 in his coat and left the store without paying for them.

An Aldis Road man reported Jan. 23 a shotgun, watch and ring were stolen from his residence.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies and the county bomb squad responded to a bomb threat at a Massillon Road factory at 4 p.m. Jan. 29, when an unknown caller said there was a bomb in the building. Employees were evacuated, and a bomb-detecting K-9 officer was deployed. No explosives were located, and the scene was cleared at 5:40 p.m. Deputies are seeking the caller.

A Malvern woman was arrested for theft Jan. 30 for concealing DVDs totaling $542 and attempting to leave an Arlington Ridge Road store without paying for them.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Mayfair Road residence Jan. 31, when someone entered and stole a video game, video player and electronic games.

On Jan. 31, deputies signed a warrant for the arrest of a Canal Fulton man on an assault charge after a Schneiderman Road woman reported he grabbed her during an argument at her residence and shoved her through a door, causing bruises on her arms, knees and feet. A witness confirmed the victim’s report of the incident.

A woman reported she left her $700 cell phone in the restroom of a Massillon Road gas station Jan. 31, and when she returned to get it, the phone was gone.

A Greenview Road man reported Jan. 31 that someone entered his residence through a rear window and stole four handguns, ammunition, jewelry, two iPads and other items totaling $4,775.

Deputies patrolling a Mayfair Road residential complex Feb. 1 observed a man who had been banned from the property due to an incident the previous night. After he reportedly lied to officers, he was charged with obstructing official business, criminal trespassing and taken to the Summit County Jail on a burglary warrant.

The manager of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road car wash reported Feb. 1 someone damaged a security camera in one of the car bays.

Also on that day, deputies located a Mayfair Road man at a South Main Street restaurant, arrested him on a warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.

On Feb. 3, deputies executed a search warrant for a South Arlington Road site regarding a methamphetamine operation. Seven one-pot meth labs were removed from the site, along with drug paraphernalia. A man of the residence was charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, a felony of the first degree, due to the lab’s proximity to six children who live in the triplex.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Front Street woman reported Jan. 22 that her niece, who lives with her, used her bankcard to withdraw $680 without her permission while she was in the hospital.

On Jan. 31, a Wilson Avenue home listed for sale was vandalized. A real estate agent reported someone had turned on a water tap and loosened a pipe under the sink, causing flooding. The water froze. The gas had been turned off in the home. The homeowner, who lives in Arizona, believes her brother, who she has had problems with in the past, may be responsible.

Also on that day, police found an Illinois man slumped over the wheel of a car on Ackers Avenue near Sanitarium Road. They also found a needle, pipe and marijuana in the vehicle. After being roused, the man refused to submit to a urine test. He was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia and handed over to the Medina Police Department on a warrant.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Longview Avenue man was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia Jan. 28. Following a stop for a traffic violation, police found marijuana in the man’s pocket and a ceramic pipe in the vehicle.

A Leeman Drive man reported Feb. 1 two men contacted him to tell him he had won money and a car and needed to pay fees for his prizes. He purchased $2,000 in gift cards, which he gave to the men.

A Hedgewood Drive man was arrested on Roble Road Feb. 1. Police attempted to stop the vehicle after the man reportedly ran a red light and then lost control of his vehicle. He was arrested for driving under the influence.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: On Jan. 23, a window of a Junior Avenue home listed for sale was found broken and light fixtures, an electrical panel and a bathroom vanity and sink were stolen.

A Cedar Chase man reported Jan. 24 that a man called him to tell him he would “make him a slave.”

Also on that day, an Albrecht Avenue man reported his neighbor’s dog was on his property, and when he tried to get the dog to leave, it became aggressive. The dog has bitten a child in the past, according to the police report.

On Jan. 25, a Graham Avenue woman reported she left her purse in the restroom of an East Waterloo Road bowling alley, and when she returned to retrieve it, she found her purse in the trash and her debit card, driver’s license and $40 missing.

Police charged a Coach Lane man with domestic violence Jan. 26 after he reportedly punched his girlfriend in the nose during an argument. The man had a cut on his finger and was transported to a hospital for stitches, and then to the Summit County Jail.

A Stow woman reported her iPhone was stolen while she was at a South Arlington Road hotel Jan. 26.

Police charged a 13-year-old Springfield juvenile male with domestic violence Jan. 26 after he reportedly argued with his sister, threw things off her dresser and threatened to kill her when she called police.

A GPS unit, CDs and a cellphone charger were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Rhoadesdale Avenue Jan. 26.

Also on that day, two GPS units and $10 were stolen from an unlocked car on Farmdale Road.

On Jan. 27, a Wadsworth man reported he put his company cell phone on the counter while at a South Arlington Road store and someone stole it.

An employee of a Pressler Road business called police Jan 28 after arriving at work and finding copper wire had been cut from an air conditioning unit and a smoker, and the valve on a propane tank was left open, venting gas.

A Pepperhill Road woman reported Jan. 30 someone changed the address on her driver’s license, and she believes someone stole her identity.

A 17-year-old Springfield juvenile female was charged with unruliness due to curfew violations Jan. 30 after being found in a car parked at Springfield Lake Park at 12:20 a.m. with two males. The owner of the car was called to retrieve the vehicle and drive the males home.

On Jan. 31 at about 11 p.m., officers responded to an alarm at a Massillon Road convenience store and found damage to the ceiling of the store. Further investigation revealed someone had accessed the building through the roof and then had fallen through the ceiling. After entering the building, officers discovered the inside had been vandalized and a Long Road man was found inside. The man was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering and vandalism. He was transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Utica Avenue man reported his neighbor keeps texting him despite being asked not to. Police advised the neighbor to have no further contact with the man.

On Feb. 1, police were called to a fight at an East Waterloo Road bar. A Troyer Avenue woman was asked to remain outside, but she re-entered and created problems with patrons, according to the report. When she was escorted out, she started screaming and swearing. She was charged with disorderly conduct due to intoxication.

Police issued a warrant on charges of assault for an Ido Avenue man who was apparently intoxicated when he allegedly argued with his Shady Acres girlfriend and then shoved her to the ground and hit her in the face and head Feb. 1.

— 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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