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South Side Neighborhood Watch

2/20/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Pine Top Court residence Feb. 5, when a woman reported someone gained entry to her residence between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and stole a flat-screen TV, laptop computer, jewelry, watches, digital camera, duffel bag, golf balls and money.

On Feb. 7, deputies responded to a dispute between two males at a Naomi Street residence. Both parties told officers the argument was verbal only, and one of them agreed to leave for the night.

Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road Feb. 7, deputies charged an Akron man for driving under suspension and possession of drugs found in the vehicle during a tow inventory. A passenger, also from Akron, was charged with drug abuse and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for domestic violence.

Employees of a Manchester Road grocery store reported Feb. 8 a man concealed merchandise and attempted to leave without paying. The Clinton man was arrested for theft and criminal trespassing (he had been banned from the store due to a previous incident) and held on a warrant. The merchandise, totaling $125, was returned to the store.

An Akron man stopped for lane violations as he drove on North Turkeyfoot Road Feb. 8 exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. He was charged with DUI and additionally charged with possession of marijuana and a pipe found in the vehicle during a tow inventory.

Deputies investigated the burglary of an Elmo Street residence Feb. 10, when a woman reported the door to her residence was broken by someone who stole keys to the residence at her workplace and an identification card.

On Feb. 11, a 16-year-old Akron male was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and released with a court summons to Juvenile court after he crashed a vehicle on Caldwell Drive and told deputies the owner’s son had given him permission to drive it. The victim’s son said the male took the keys and his father’s cell phone while he was sleeping, and he was a guest at his house. After he left in the vehicle, he reportedly used the stolen phone to send a text message to the victim’s son stating he was stealing the vehicle.

An Ethan Allen Drive woman reported Feb. 12 that someone removed the lock from a shed on her property and entered the shed. Nothing was reported missing except the lock.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier



GREEN: Employees of a Fortuna Drive hotel reported Feb. 7 a guest in one of the rooms refused to allow staff members to enter. Summit County sheriff’s deputies determined he was not the person who paid for the room, and he refused to admit officers to the room. When they gained entry, the man struggled with officers and was arrested for obstruction of official business and resisting arrest. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies responded to an aircraft emergency at Akron-Canton Airport Feb. 7, when a pilot reported a loud noise on the right side of the aircraft. After the plane landed, it was determined a seat belt was caught in the door and partially outside the plane.

Employees of a Town Park Boulevard medical facility called deputies Feb. 7 when a man became angry with staff members and pushed a door open, damaging a wall. No charges were filed, but the man was banned from the facility for anything but emergency treatment.

On Feb. 9, deputies responded to a domestic dispute at an East Caston Road residence where a resident had a verbal confrontation with an Akron woman. Both parties were intoxicated, and they provided conflicting information regarding the dispute. The female was arrested on a warrant and released to the Lawrence Township Police Department.

A Barberton man arrested by Wadsworth police officers on a warrant for theft Feb. 11 was taken to the Summit County Jail.

An employee of a Massillon Road business reported Feb. 11 she arrived at work to find an office window had been broken the previous night by someone who stole money and a $100 gift card.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported Feb. 11 an Island Drive man, whom she asked not to contact her, was harassing her with messages on a social media website. Deputies advised him to cease the behavior and he agreed to do so.

Employees of a Massillon Road business reported Feb. 11 she received a hand-written letter from a Canton man who quoted Bible verses and made disparaging remarks about her and her employer. She requested documentation.

Also on Feb. 11, deputies and firefighters responded to a fire in a residence at a Massillon Road trailer park. Two women and a man escaped from the blaze, and they were transported to area hospitals by Green and Coventry EMS. A neighbor reported the fire caused some damage to his home.

An Eagle Drive woman reported Feb. 12 she discovered glassware, a power drill, tool chest and miscellaneous kitchen items were stolen from her shared garage. She said she noticed Feb. 5 a lock on the garage had been tampered with and partially removed, but she was not aware of the missing items until Feb. 12.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier



LAKEMORE: A Front Street woman reported Feb. 14 her 25-year-old son, of the home, took her car without permission. Police charged him with unauthorized use of the vehicle.

A Lakemore Village official reported a North Canton man used his truck to a plow a circle of snow at a Lakeside Drive park Feb. 14, damaging the grass.

A Stinard Avenue woman reported a McElwain Road man visiting her took an envelope with $520 from her dresser Feb. 15.— Compiled

by Maria Lindsay



NEW FRANKLIN: A Center Road man reported Feb. 9 someone charged $1,440 to his credit card in California.

Officers looked over a Regay Drive residence and found an open front door Feb. 12, but all was secure.

A purse was found at a Manchester Road location Feb. 13. An officer was able to contact the owner to retrieve it.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long



SPRINGFIELD: Police charged a Milo White Drive man with having a dog at large Feb. 9 after his dog reportedly ran out into the street and attacked a dog being walked by a neighbor.

A Mingo Trail homeowner reported Feb. 10 a 56-year-old white woman described as being 6 feet tall, 230 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes rented the home and then left with $1,547 of furniture.

The next day, a Howard Lane man reported two people, including a 12th Street Northwest man working for a Canton restoration business and a McKinley Avenue Northwest woman, were in the home repairing some cabinets and shortly afterward, he noticed 117 oxycodone pills missing.

Police were called to a Massillon Road motel Feb. 12 by an Akron juvenile female who said she was left stranded there and needed a ride home. Police found empty beer cans and bottles in her room, and charged her with unruliness due to curfew violations, as well as underage drinking. She was transferred to the Juvenile Detention Center when police could not reach her father.

An employee of a Massillon Road business reported Feb. 12 a Streetsboro man cashed a $496 check at the store, and it turned out to be from an account with insufficient funds.

During a traffic stop on a vehicle with expired plates Feb. 13, police discovered the Flint Avenue man was driving under suspension and with fictitious plates. He also was found with some marijuana and charged with possession of drugs.

Police responded to a call Feb. 13 about an unresponsive 38-year-old man at a Fair Lane residence and found him with a hypodermic needle still in his arm and passed out on the bathroom floor. He was transported to a hospital by EMS. Charges are pending.

On Feb. 14, a Pontius Road man reported a $47 model train car was stolen from his mailbox.

Security personnel from a South Arlington Road store reported Feb. 14 that a white man described as 5 feet, 7 inches, 250 pounds and bald, and a white woman described as 5 feet, 4 inches, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes, both in their 20s, worked together to steal $985 worth of golf balls and $65 in flowers that were placed into a $20 duffel bag. The two are suspects in a theft at a Stow store.

A Rhoadesdale Court woman was charged with child endangering Feb. 15 after police found 3- and 2-year-old boys at the home with prescription pills on the floor and hypodermic needles in an easily accessible closet, along with other drug paraphernalia. The children were taken into custody by Summit County Children Services.

A Prairie Drive woman called police Feb. 15 from a Massillon Road motel after a black man slapped her across the face. She told police she had been talking on the phone at the time and was yelling racial slurs. She was advised of racial intimidation laws.

A Clayben Drive home was entered through a side door that was broken open Feb. 16, and $300 in cash was stolen.

Police were called to a Columbine Avenue home where a man was destroying furniture. He was found throwing out kitchen furniture he had destroyed through a back door. He told police he was upset about his finances. His wife said she and her child felt unsafe due to his drinking, rages and verbal threats. The man was arrested on charges of domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

John Frombaugh
Photo courtesy of the Springfield Police Department
Police are seeking the public’s help in searching for John Edward Frombaugh, who is wanted for felony misuse of a credit card. The 47-year-old white male is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, 232 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 330-784-1609.

— 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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