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South Side Neighborhood Watch

3/6/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A woman reported she argued with a male at a Manchester Road motel Feb. 11 and left her cell phone in the room when she left. She returned to get it and found the male had damaged it. Summit County sheriff’s deputies contacted the Akron man, who denied damaging the phone.

Deputies located an Akron man on State Street Feb. 17, arrested him on a warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Staff members at a Littledale Drive group home reported Feb. 19 a male resident assaulted another resident. The parties declined charges, and staff members said the matter would be handled internally.

Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road Feb. 22, deputies arrested an Akron woman for driving under suspension and released her with a court summons. She was additionally charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia found in the vehicle during a tow inventory.

A Judy Avenue man reported Feb. 23 his neighbor’s dog broke loose and charged at him, causing him to trip and fall, hurting his back. He requested documentation.

On Feb. 24, a Swartz Road woman reported a Mallard Point Drive man cursed at her and grabbed her arm during a custody exchange at her residence, violating a court order. Deputies arrested the man at a location on East Waterloo Road, charged him with violation of a protection order and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Redcrest Lane man reported Feb. 24 someone used his Social Security number in an attempt to open an online credit account.

Deputies responded to a fight involving two roommates at a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence Feb. 24. One woman said the other was drunk and pulled a handful of her hair out. The other female said the first woman also was drunk and she started the fight by pulling her hair. Deputies were unable to determine a primary aggressor, and the parties were referred to the prosecutor’s office if they wished to file charges.

A suspicious package found in a South Turkeyfoot Lake Road parking lot Feb. 25 was found to contain a large amount of marijuana plants. Deputies confiscated the plants and are investigating.

On Feb. 26, deputies investigated the burglary of a Swartz Road residence, when someone entered during the day and stole two flat-screen TVs, two laptop computers, video games and accessories, liquor, a watch, several bottles of cologne, athletic shoes, personal documents and jewelry.

A Nancy Avenue woman reported a credit card was stolen from her residence Feb. 28 and used to make purchases totaling $330.

Deputies responded to a report of an unwanted guest at a State Street residence at 3:30 a.m. March 1 and found a man standing in the driveway. He said the guest was his girlfriend and that she was gone. Deputies located her two hours later in a wooded area. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of exposure to cold weather and released to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for possession of cocaine. The male was charged with obstruction of official business for reportedly lying to officers about her whereabouts.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On Feb. 17, a King Arthur Drive man reported an Akron woman, who was arrested several years ago for stealing his car, has been making threatening phone calls to him after he recently saw her in a public place.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated suspicious activity on Moore Road around 1:30 a.m. Feb. 22 and arrested an Akron man on a warrant for domestic violence. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Timber Creek Drive woman reported Feb. 22 her wallet and prescription medications were stolen from a vehicle in her driveway the previous night.

Deputies were called to Akron-Canton Airport Feb. 23 after security screeners reported a woman walked past the screening gate and when they called to her to stop, she cursed and yelled at them in the presence of other airport personnel and patrons. The Akron woman was charged with disorderly conduct and released with a court summons.

A plumbing contractor reported Feb. 24 someone broke into a secure area at a Moore Road construction site and stole copper fittings and numerous power, specialty and hand tools.

An employee of a Mayfair Road business reported Feb. 24 someone broke into the business through a garage door and stole credit cards, a watch and a car battery.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Mayfair Road automotive business Feb. 24 after a pressure washer and a cash box containing $1,000 and checks were stolen.

Also on that day, a Mayfair Road woman reported an Akron man assaulted her during an argument at her apartment and fled before deputies arrived. While officers were towing the man’s car from the apartment complex, the man came back to the residence, assaulted the woman again and fled, according to the report. Deputies signed a warrant for his arrest on charges of assault.

Deputies patrolling Berna and DeWalt drives Feb. 24 stopped a driver for lane violations. He provided false identification, and deputies arrested him for falsification and driving under suspension. The Akron man was additionally charged with possession of narcotics found during a tow inventory and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Canton woman stopped in the parking lot of a Greensburg Road building Feb. 25 was arrested on a warrant for possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A security screener at Akron-Canton Airport found marijuana in an Akron man’s carry-on luggage Feb. 25. He was charged with possession of drugs and released with a court summons.

An Interstate Parkway car dealer reported Feb. 25 employees have spotted a suspicious vehicle on the property and observed a male stealing scrap metal and placing it in his vehicle. Deputies traced the vehicle’s registration to a Stow woman and advised her of the trespassing incidents and possible charges if the problem continues.

Deputies arrested an Akron woman for domestic violence and took her to the Summit County Jail Feb. 26 after she allegedly assaulted her mother at a Starview Circle residence. The victim was transported to a hospital by EMS.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: On Feb. 21, police were asked to investigate the theft of funds from an elderly Wilson Avenue man by his stepdaughter.

An Osage Avenue garage was entered Feb. 26 after the homeowner was unable to close the door due to problems. More than $1,700 in items, including two air compressors, a boat battery, two battery chargers, six fishing poles and a lawn mower, were stolen.

The same Osage Avenue homeowner reported later that same day that she cashed a $200 check she received in the mail and later learned it was a scam.

On March 2, an Emorey Circle man was charged with domestic violence. His wife had reported that he yelled and used profanity at her in front of their children during an argument, and grabbed her wrists, arms and left breast, leaving bruises. The man was intoxicated at the time, according to the police report.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Canal Street man was arrested on Zeletta Drive Feb. 21 for an insurance violation.

Police arrested a New Franklin female for domestic violence Feb. 22. She reportedly was told to clean the house but instead threatened to kill a Rex Lake Road woman and left the residence. She was later located in Barberton.

A West Cambridge Street man was stopped on Manchester Road Feb. 23 for a traffic violation. Police found a beer can inside the vehicle and arrested the man for driving under the influence and having an open container of alcohol and a BAC of .08.

An abandoned vehicle was found on West Caston Road Feb. 23. Police were unable to contact the owner and had the vehicle towed.

A Pace Avenue man reported Feb. 23 two cell phones and cases were missing. The next day, surveillance video showed the man leaving with the items, and he later called police to tell them he had dropped the items and had located them.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police are investigating a Norton man employed at a Massillon Road store and his wife after a sting operation on Feb. 19. An undercover officer turned in a winning lottery ticket and asked the employee to check it, and he was told it was not a winner. Several days later, the employee’s wife cashed in the winning lottery ticket for $10,000.

Police charged a Grace Road man with criminal trespass Feb. 19 after he was found at a Canton Road nail salon despite being banned from the business.

A Weelawn Place man was charged with possession of marijuana Feb. 24 after an officer observed a bag of green leafy matter hanging out of his pocket while at a South Arlington Road restaurant, and the man reportedly admitted it was marijuana when questioned about it.

A Nesbitt Avenue man was charged with disorderly conduct while at a restaurant inside a South Arlington Road store Feb. 25. The man argued with another patron, who left, and continued to make threats toward him to his girlfriend, frightening other patrons, according to the police report. The man was apparently highly intoxicated.

The next day, a Loamshire Road man reported his ex-partner, of Longworth Road, threatened via a text message to burn down his house. The two are involved in a custody dispute over the Longworth Road man’s son.

A Swartz Road man who left the keys in the ignition of his 2000 tan Chevy pickup truck while he went inside a fast food restaurant to place an order Feb. 26 reported the vehicle was stolen. A blue mountain bicycle was left next to where the vehicle had been parked.

A Killian Road woman reported that while she was away Feb. 26, someone slept in her bed, ate a yogurt and used the toilet. Nothing was taken from the home. She told police that this had happened twice before.

Security personnel from a South Arlington Road store reported Feb. 27 a man described as black, age 30, 6 feet tall, 280 pounds, wearing sweatpants with red and white shorts underneath, a two-toned gray hoodie, a winter hat and white tennis shoes went behind the customer service desk at about 4 p.m. and took money bags containing $400 in cash. The man left in a small black SUV. Security also reported that day another man hid $307 in jewelry in his coat and walked out of the store.

Also on that day at about 8:30 p.m., a man described as black, in his 30s, 6 feet to 6 feet, 3 inches tall and 200 to 250 pounds stole a keg of beer from the delivery truck making a stop at an East Waterloo Road bowling alley. The man was driving a dark green Dodge Durango.

Police are investigating a case of menacing involving a Hilbish Avenue man who allegedly left a threatening message aimed at a Klages Avenue man who had his truck towed from his property. The Klages Avenue man told police the truck had been left there for days, and he left a voicemail and a message on the truck asking the man to move it. After four days when it was not moved, he had the vehicle towed.

On Feb. 28, a Biscayne Drive woman reported a license plate had been stolen or fallen from her vehicle. She received a citation for a missing plate, and she told police she needed documentation for her court appearance.

A Ritzmanor Drive woman reported her 15-year-old daughter, who is a runaway, took her credit card and used it to make $153 in purchases at a drive-through store. The mother said the girl has done this on several occasions. Police found the girl at her boyfriend’s place, and she reportedly admitted to making the purchase. She was arrested, charged with theft and misuse of a credit card and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police cancelled a wanted persons bulletin for John Frombaugh after he was arrested March 4.

— 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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