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South Side Neighborhood Watch

4/3/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling South Main Street March 23 attempted to stop a driver for speeding. He fled the traffic stop, pulled into a garage nearby and attempted to dispose of something in the vehicle, according to the police report. Officers made contact with him and determined he had no driver’s license. During his arrest, deputies observed chemicals and equipment used for the manufacture of methamphetamine and found the drug in his possession. The Akron man, who is a registered sex offender in Summit County, was arrested for illegal manufacture of drugs, which is a first-degree felony due to the proximity of children, assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs, possession of drugs and tampering with evidence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Portage Lakes Drive woman reported March 24 a Canton man sent her threatening text messages, and she asked that the matter be documented.

The owner of property on Hannah Parkway reported March 25 the driver of a tractor-trailer drove across her property, causing damage.

Deputies investigated the theft of a vehicle March 27, when a woman reported her son borrowed her 2012 Nissan and parked it at a location on Wrico Street the previous night. The vehicle was unlocked, and the keys were in the ignition. At 7 a.m. the following day, it was gone.

On March 27, deputies responded to a fight between two co-workers at a Logan Parkway factory. The women involved provided conflicting information. A witness said both women were willing participants in the altercation. The combatants were separated and advised of the consequences if they repeated their behavior. No charges were filed.

An Akron man stopped for driving a vehicle with no front license plate on South Arlington Road March 28 was charged with consumption of alcohol in a moving vehicle. A passenger, of Barberton, also was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle, as well as underage drinking.

The owner of a house for sale on Penguin Avenue reported March 29 someone removed a lock box from the front door and used the key to enter the residence and steal a stove, vacuum cleaner, stepladder and broom.

An employee of a South Main Street gas station reported she arrived at work at 5:20 a.m. March 29 to find an alarm was sounding and there was broken glass on the ground. Deputies determined someone broke the front door glass, entered the business and stole cigarettes worth $486.

Deputies signed a warrant for the arrest of a Cleveland man March 29 after the man called an employee of a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road financial institution and threatened to shoot her in the head. A deputy witnessed the call and recognized the caller. Later that day, deputies stopped the man as he drove on Cottage Grove Road, arrested him on the warrant, confiscated a gun from his vehicle and additionally charged him with carrying a concealed weapon and having a weapon under disability due to a previous felony conviction. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On March 30, a Woburn Drive man reported his roommate stole a washer, dryer, furniture, stereo equipment, ladders, tools and fishing gear from his apartment.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On March 20, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated reports that a rottweiler and pit bull regularly run loose and charge at residents in the area of Cottage Grove Road. After the dogs charged at deputies, they were corralled and taken to their home, where deputies charged their owner with two counts of violating leash laws.

Detectives are investigating a March 21 report of attempted fraud filed by a Muirfield Drive man who said he was contacted by three people who told him he won $8 million and a Mercedes Benz in a lottery.

Employees of a Corporate Woods Parkway motel reported March 22 that king-sized bedding, a hair dryer and two TVs were stolen from one of the rooms.

A Diamond woman was arrested for theft and banned from an Arlington Ridge store March 23 after allegedly shoplifting merchandise worth $27.

An Ashtabula man stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 March 23 was arrested on a warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Following a traffic stop on Neptune Drive March 24, a Uniontown man was arrested on warrants for illegal assembly of chemicals, manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.

The manager of a South Main Street automotive business reported March 25 someone shot out windows of two vehicles on the lot.

A Canton woman was arrested on a warrant when she arrived at Akron-Canton Airport March 25 and released to Stark County sheriff’s deputies.

A Stoneburry Drive man reported March 26 a pallet load of stone worth $1,000 was stolen from outside his residence the previous night.

Deputies are seeking the person who broke into a construction trailer at a location on Arlington Ridge March 26 and stole nine chainsaws.

The morning of March 26, deputies investigated the theft of a 2013 Nissan from the lot of a car rental business at Akron-Canton Airport.

A South Arlington Road woman reported March 27 an unknown person used her debit card to make five purchases in the Sandusky area. She told deputies the card was swiped at the locations at the time of purchase, but she still has her card, meaning a counterfeit card was made.

Deputies were called to a South Arlington Road residence March 27 by a man who said he complained to his neighbor about his dog, and the neighbor pulled a gun and asked him if he was ready to die. The victim retreated into his residence and called deputies, who made contact with the neighbor. The man refused to exit the residence and became verbally combative. Dispatchers coaxed him to come out onto a second-floor balcony, and officers evacuated his wife from the residence and took him into custody. He was charged with aggravated menacing and taken to the Summit County Jail, and the weapon was confiscated as evidence.

A Uniontown man arrested at a location on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road March 27 was taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for receiving stolen property.

Employees of a Fortuna Drive hotel reported March 28 a $370 TV was missing from a room after a guest checked out. Deputies attempted to contact the person. The same day, a guest at the hotel reported his debit card, state identification card and pay check stubs were stolen from his room.

A Basswood Drive man reported March 29 someone entered his unlocked van between 12:30 and 1 a.m., moved the vehicle to a different location and stole the keys.

The manager of a South Arlington Road restaurant reported March 29 two counterfeit $50 bills had been passed at the restaurant during the previous week.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Springfield Lake Drive woman reported March 20 an Essex Street woman who lived with her from Nov. 15, 2013, to Jan. 15, 2014, stole six gold rings and four gold necklaces.

A Fifth Street man called police March 22 after hearing noises in an attached garage. When police arrived less than one minute later, according to the report, they could not find footprints in the dewy grass or in the garage.

On March 24, a Lakeside Drive woman reported she was driving east on the street, and a neighbor, who was going west, veered to his left as if to hit her car.

A Foxford Court woman reported March 25 a Lull Road man entered her home and took her purse, which contained her wallet, driver’s license, a bank card, insurance card, $50, a cell phone and a checkbook, as well as a Harley Davidson coat, boots and sweat shirts, $18 in change and $500.

Police responded to a call from a Lakeside Drive man March 26 regarding a neighbor who was yelling obscenities at him. The neighbor was apparently upset because the village Zoning Appeals Board and the Planning Commission had denied him permission to build a large barn on his lot due to zoning issues. The man has targeted other village officials in the past and violated a court order to be near them, according to the police report.

On March 27, police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home where a 6-foot, 2-inch 14-year-old male weighing 325 pounds allegedly punched his mother repeatedly. As police escorted him to the cruiser, he tried to run away and head-butted an officer, but the youth was apprehended and transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center, according to the report.

A Krumroy Road male reported $52 was stolen from his gym bag while it was in the boys’ weight room of Springfield High School March 27.

While on patrol March 29, police discovered stop signs at Sanitarium and Flickinger roads, Lake Road and Lincoln Street, Lake Road and South Street and South and Fifth streets were run over and damaged, as well as a speed limit sign on Sanitarium Road east of Flickinger Road. Police notified village officials of the matter.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: On March 21, a Tall Grass Circle man and a Rex Lake Road man were both arrested for disorderly conduct at a Rex Lake Road residence. They reportedly were fighting and threatening each other.

A Keller Road man was arrested March 21 for possession of drug paraphernalia and drugs on Keller Road. During the vehicle search, police found a glass marijuana pipe with residue, a bag of marijuana and a marijuana roach clip.

A New Franklin female was arrested for unruly juvenile offenses March 27 on West Caston Road. She reportedly had an argument with a West Caston Road woman and threw a glass of water in the woman’s face.

A Penguin Avenue woman was arrested on Manchester Road March 29 for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Three people were charged with theft March 21-22 after allegedly stealing from a South Arlington Road store, including: an East Lods Street woman and a Schiller Avenue woman for taking $82 in items (the East Lods Street woman also was charged with criminal trespass); and a Carpenter Street woman for taking $328 in items and trying to leave without paying, and who also was charged with possession of drugs after she was found with a quarter ounce of marijuana.

A Springfield juvenile male was charged with possession of marijuana March 22 after his parents reported he returned home from a friend’s place “acting funny and with red eyes.” The youth reportedly admitted to smoking the drug.

An Alaho Street woman found passed out in a pool of vomit in the restroom of a Canton Road gas station March 22 was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments after police found a hypodermic needle in her possession. After she was revived, she reportedly admitted to using heroin, and she refused transport to a hospital.

Also on that day, a Lessig Avenue man was charged with assault after striking a Massillon Road man in the back of the head, causing him to fall on his face and cut his ear. The Lessig Avenue man had arrived to pick up a car part, and a woman at the place began arguing with his girlfriend and spit on her face before the Massillon Road man attacked him, according to the police report.

Police charged a Valdes Avenue man at a South Arlington Road hotel who was intoxicated and creating a nuisance with disorderly conduct March 23. The man also reportedly threatened a hotel employee, and he was charged with menacing. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Woodland Road woman reported March 24 someone tried to open a cell phone account using her identity.

Six memorial vases were reported stolen from gravesites at a Canton Road cemetery March 24.

The next day, a Rhoadesdale Avenue woman reported a Bigelow Street woman stole six checks, forged her signature and cashed them for $1,450.

A Thurston Street woman asked police to document a March 26 incident of domestic violence involving her 9-year-old son and his Irvin Street father. The man allegedly hit the youth in the face, causing his nose to bleed, after becoming angry with him at a South Arlington Road store.

A Texas man reported March 26 he placed a computer tablet, driver’s license, medical card and $2,210 on a table at a Marvo Drive place and soon discovered someone had stolen the items.

Also on that day, a Massillon woman reported someone stole a tire and rim from her vehicle while she was at a South Arlington Road hotel, and left the vehicle on a large spool.

The side door on a Coach Lane home was kicked open and a video game system and two games were stolen March 26.

The rear left quarter panel was kicked off a vehicle parked on Albrecht Avenue March 27.

Rocks were thrown through three windows of a vacant McCarthy Avenue home March 27.

Police charged an East State Street man and a Weathervane Lane woman with disorderly conduct after a fight broke out at a South Arlington Road restaurant March 29.

A 17th Street Northwest man was charged with domestic violence, child endangering, resisting arrest and aggravated menacing March 29. The man reportedly struck the mother of his children in the mouth, threw a large mirror at her, hitting her on the arm, and threatened to kill a police officer who responded to a call about the incident at a South Arlington Road hotel.

A Samuel Road man was apprehended shortly after striking his girlfriend in the face and arm and taking her cell phone before fleeing March 30. He was charged with domestic violence.

— 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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