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South Side Neighborhood Watch

3/20/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On Feb. 27, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Gregg Road residence, where someone entered through the back door and stole a digital camera, computer and two TVs.

A Wrico Street woman reported one of the tires on her vehicle was punctured multiple times the night of Feb. 27.

A Tallmadge man was arrested on a warrant at a State Street location March 10 and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies responded to a fight between two women in the parking lot of a Manchester Road grocery store March 11. Officers arrested an Akron woman for assault and released her with a summons after she admitted she grabbed a woman by the hair and threw her to the ground during an argument over a vehicle the victim did not turn over to her. The victim was treated by EMS.

On March 11, the owner of a Manchester Road store reported someone drove a vehicle to the rear of the business between 7:54 and 8 p.m. and stole a ladder, dolly and fireplace heater from a trailer.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Woodduck Lane residence March 12, when a woman reported someone entered the residence through a sliding door and stole two handguns, two computers, a jewelry box with jewelry, a DVD player, two metal safes, cash and a passport.

Following a traffic stop on Interstate 77 March 13, deputies arrested an Akron man for tampering with records and forgery and took him to the Summit County Jail on a drug warrant after they determined the man had used the identity of another man during two previous traffic stops and signed the victim’s name to traffic citations in order to escape being arrested on the warrant.

At 6:05 a.m. March 14, deputies were called to a robbery at a South Arlington Road coffeehouse where employees reported a man entered and presented a note that said, “I have a gun. Give me the money and I won’t use it.” He stated to the employee there was a $30 minimum, and left with an undetermined amount of cash.

A woman reported her wallet, containing cash, credit cards, identification and a Medicare card, was stolen from her purse while she was at a recreational facility on Manchester Road March 14.

A homeless man arrested at a Manchester Road location March 14 was released to Portage County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant.

Deputies responded to a reported drug overdose at a South Arlington Road apartment March 14 and found a Columbus man lying on the bathroom floor with a hypodermic needle sticking in his arm. He was revived by EMS and transported to a hospital, and deputies confiscated drugs, paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments from the room. The man was charged with possession and released from the hospital to the Summit County Jail.

On March 15, deputies investigated the burglary of a South Arlington Road drive-through beverage center. The owner reported someone broke the window out of an overhead garage door, entered and stole 40 packs of cigarettes. Officers were testing blood they found on the window.

Following a traffic stop on Killian Road March 16, deputies determined the driver’s license was under suspension and observed him hand something to a female passenger. When deputies questioned her, she reportedly admitted he handed her a bag containing methamphetamine and she concealed it in a body cavity. A tow inventory of the vehicle revealed drugs and paraphernalia. In the presence of a female officer, the Akron woman removed the contraband she was concealing, and she was given a medical exam to ensure none of the drug leaked into her system. Both were arrested for possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On Feb. 20, a Berna Road man reported someone used his identity to receive treatment at a Twinsburg medical facility and incurred a bill for $620.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies at Akron-Canton Airport March 5 arrested a Rittman man on a warrant and released him to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies.

Following a traffic stop on Raber Road March 5, deputies arrested a Barberton man for possession of marijuana and Suboxone found in the vehicle, and released him with a court summons.

The morning of March 9, deputies observed a Minerva woman slumped over the steering wheel of a vehicle parked at a South Arlington Road gas station. She was arrested on a probation violation, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man reported March 9 that steel pipes and room dividers were stolen from his unit at a storage facility on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road.

The night of March 9, someone stole scrap metal from property belonging to an Interstate Parkway car dealer. Another car dealer reported an attempted break-in during the same timeframe.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported he returned from vacation March 11 to find cash and a handgun had been stolen from his residence.

A homemade, unlicensed trailer was stolen from the yard of a Chenoweth Road residence March 10.

A Cherrywood Way woman reported March 10 an unknown male called her claiming to represent a government treasury office and said if she did not pay him money she owed, she would be arrested. She refused, and he hung up.

On March 12, deputies investigated two reports of unauthorized use of motor vehicles at a Lauby Road car rental business. The first report involved a Deerfield man who rented a vehicle, which was to be returned Dec. 20. When an agent called him, he said he loaned the vehicle to a friend and knew only his first name. The Youngstown Police Department found the car abandoned and had it towed to the rental business. The second report involved a vehicle rented to an Akron man that was to be returned Feb. 4. Deputies were unable to contact the renter or locate the vehicle. Charges were pending against both individuals.

Akron-Canton Airport airline employees reported a Canton man created a disturbance while boarding a plane March 12, when he argued with a flight attendant who told him to check one of his carry-on bags. He was removed from the plane at the request of the pilot, warned about his behavior by deputies and permitted to book another flight.

A patron of a Massillon Road fitness center reported March 13 an electronic tablet was stolen from his gym bag, which was unattended for several minutes while he combed his hair.

The night of March 13, deputies investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle at a Mayfair Road location and observed a male and female inside the vehicle. The Utica woman was arrested for possession of drugs and released with a court summons.

A Mayfair Road woman reported March 14 someone entered her residence the previous night and stole her purse, which contained prescription medications.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


LAKEMORE: Police stopped to investigate occupants of a Front Street home March 10 after noticing a vehicle parked in the driveway that was reported missing. Police found prescription pills, white powder, four pipes, straws, razors, a digital scale, three spoons, needles in containers and a torch at the home. A 19-year-old woman of the home was charged with possession of marijuana, and a 32-year-old Manchester Road man was arrested on a New Franklin warrant. The vehicle was released to the owner, and further charges are pending on three others found at the home.

Also on that day, a 13-year-old Springfield female was charged with unruliness after her mom reported she left school at 1:42 p.m. without permission. The girl was found at another juvenile’s home and transported home.

During a traffic stop March 10, police charged a Coach Lane man with possession of marijuana after the substance was discovered in his vehicle.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A man with a warrant for failure to appear out of New Franklin was discovered March 7 by the Akron Police Department and transported to jail.

A Tartlton Avenue woman reported March 8 that video game systems, video games and a laptop computer were stolen from her residence after someone broke a window to enter.

A New Franklin female was arrested for assault and criminal damage March 10 on Rex Lake Drive. Police responded to a report of an out-of-control female who was assaulting staff and tearing down signs. She allegedly threw a thermostat cover at staff and while in handcuffs, gouged the wall behind her.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: On March 9, police responded to a Bridger Road home regarding a domestic disturbance. A father and his 17-year-old son had argued and woke the 24-year-old sister, who tried to step in between them. Each accused the other of assault, and due to a lack of evidence, no charges were filed.

Police were called to a Nidover Road home March 9 after the owner reported someone entered his garage, and when he confronted the man, he fled. Police followed the footsteps to a Canton Road home, where a man reportedly admitted being there. Nothing was taken from the garage, so the homeowner declined to file charges.

During a traffic stop March 9, a Bailey Road man was found with numerous ingredients to manufacture methamphetamine. Police were advised not to file charges, and a drug unit would investigate the matter.

An Ambre Drive man reported March 9 an $80 trailer hitch was stolen from his truck overnight.

During a traffic stop the next day, a Myersville Road man was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

On March 10, an Angleterre Boulevard man reported a Fair View Road man contacted him by phone over money owed, and he told him he was not going to pay it and he would have to take him to court. According to the police report, the Fair View Road man became irate and threatened to harm the Angleterre Boulevard man. Police told the Fair View Road man not to contact the Angleterre Boulevard man and referred him to court.

During a traffic stop March 10, police discovered the Coach Lane woman driver was wanted on a warrant out of the Macedonia Police Department and transferred her there.

A Hayne Road man reported March 10 he sent two money orders over an Internet site to an Alabama man to purchase a car and is now unable to contact the person. A representative of the site told him the account was fraudulent.

After stopping a Utica Trail woman for speeding, police found she was driving under suspension and failed to use a seatbelt. She was cited and turned over to the Ravenna Police Department on a warrant.

Also on that day, a Killian Road woman reported someone used her Social Security number to file taxes.

Three South Akron juvenile females were charged with theft, and one also was charged with underage tobacco use March 10 after they were stopped for allegedly stealing items from a South Arlington Road department store. Another girl with them was charged with complicity. One hour earlier that day, one of the girls also was charged with theft after reportedly stealing $118 worth of items from another South Arlington Road store.

A Clay Drive man was charged with theft and criminal trespass March 12. The man had returned to a South Arlington Road store that day after reportedly taking a $158 stereo system March 10. He told police he had already sold the stereo. He also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police were called to an East Waterloo and Canton roads gas station March 12 for a man soliciting people for money for gas. They discovered the Haven Avenue man was wanted on warrants from Springfield and Akron police departments and transferred him to Akron after the incident was processed.

An Ambre Drive resident reported March 16 a bird feeder was damaged after someone bent it at the base of its pole.

A Canton Road man reported he was robbed at gunpoint March 16. He told police he was making a delivery to an Old Home Road place when a white male age 20-25, 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 140 to 160 pounds and wearing a yellow jacket, khaki pants and a ski mask came up to him, pointed a gun and demanded his wallet. The wallet contained $100, a credit card, two debit cards, a driver’s license and a university identification card.

A Kreiner Avenue woman reported March 16 someone spray-painted slang on the trunk of her truck, as well as “narc” on the hood and “snitch” on the tailgate.

On March 18, a Pontius Road man parked in a vehicle at a vacant Brunk Road home was found to be wanted on a warrant out of the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, and police transferred him there.

— 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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