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South Side Neighborhood Watch

4/17/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On April 5, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of an unoccupied residence on Lockwood Avenue, where someone stole copper pipes and fittings.

A Derling Drive woman reported April 7 she received a phone call from an unknown male who made sexually explicit comments. Deputies attempted to contact the caller at the number on the woman’s phone, but they were unable to reach him.

The manager of a Manchester Road automotive store reported April 8 a man concealed merchandise totaling $108 and left without paying for it. He returned the items and admitted taking them. He was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Jarvis Road residence April 8, when a woman reported someone broke into her residence between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and stole a flat-screen TV, cell phone, iPad, cordless drill, wallet and other items.

Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road April 9, deputies arrested a Norton woman for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and additionally charged her with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, which were found in the vehicle. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Mallard Point Drive woman reported April 9 someone broke into her apartment and stole a flat-screen TV, laptop computer, jewelry and three vials of prescription medication.

On April 10, an Ingleside Drive woman reported an unknown person used her bank debit card information to make four online purchases totaling $240.

A Pamer Drive woman reported April 11 a $300 iPod Touch was stolen from her residence.

Deputies were called to a South Arlington Road tire business April 11 by a manager, who reported he arrived at work to find a catalytic converter had been stolen from a vehicle that was in the parking lot awaiting service.

A West Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported April 11 an unknown male was trespassing on her property, and each time her boyfriend went outside, he ran into a wooded area. He was gone when deputies arrived.

Also on that day, a Penguin Avenue woman reported someone used her personal information to file a fraudulent state tax return.

An Akron man was arrested for shoplifting a bottle of vodka from a Manchester Road grocery store April 13 and released with a court summons.

Deputies charged a man with theft April 13 after he reportedly concealed steaks worth $111 in his clothing and left a Manchester Road grocery store without paying. He was released with a court summons.

An Akron woman who allegedly stole energy drinks and cola worth $186 from a Manchester Road grocery store April 13 was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: A Wise Road man reported April 6 an unknown person used his identification to open several lines of credit in his name.

Following a traffic stop on Raber Road April 6, a Canton man was arrested for possession of two bags of marijuana found in his shoes and released with a court summons.

A Woodview Road woman reported April 6 someone broke the basement window of her residence.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded April 7 to a disturbance at a Raber Road residence, where a man reported his brother punched him in the face. Deputies found the brother standing outside the residence, but the man refused to identify himself and told deputies to figure it out. He reportedly admitted punching his brother and was charged with domestic violence, failure to identify himself and public intoxication. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Folkstone Circle woman reported April 7 an unknown person used her identity to file a federal income tax return in her name.

A Mayfair Road man reported April 8 someone has been stealing gasoline from his vehicle while it is parked in a lot outside his residence.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road April 10, deputies arrested an Akron woman for driving under suspension and having an open bottle of brandy in a vehicle. An Akron man in the vehicle was charged with possession of a drug abuse instruments after deputies reportedly found a syringe in his possession.

Someone entered a Massillon Road apartment April 11 and stole a flat-screen TV.

A flat-screen TV, money and CD player were stolen from a Lynne Road residence between 1 and 4 p.m. April 11.

A Chenoweth Road man reported April 11 two backpack leaf blowers were stolen from his pickup truck.

Deputies investigated an April 11 report filed by a Global Gateway Drive business owner, who said business checks were stolen and cashed for more than $3,000.

On April 12, deputies investigated vandalism at a Mount Pleasant Road business where a steel gate, four fence posts and a steel lock and latch had been damaged.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Jarvis Road residence April 12, when a resident reported two males were fighting in his front yard and when he told them to leave, they refused. He reportedly exited his residence and fired a gun into the bushes, and the men left. Deputies located the males, who were charged with disorderly conduct, and the resident was charged with improper discharge of a firearm.

While conducting an investigation at a South Main Street gas station April 13, deputies questioned a Tallmadge man who fled and refused orders to stop. Following a short foot pursuit, deputies arrested him for obstruction of official business and failure to comply with police orders.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road April 13, deputies arrested a Uniontown man for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and took him to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Four individuals, including men from Odgen Avenue, Coach Lane and Melville Avenue, as well as a Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., woman, were charged with breaking and entering and vandalism April 14. Police had responded to a call about four people who had entered a vacant Flickinger Road building, but they ran off when confronted. Police found them on Killian Road and arrested them, charged them and booked them into the Summit County Jail.

Also on that day, a Doylestown woman was charged with receiving stolen property and misuse of a credit card that belonged to a Doylestown man, who is a family member. The woman had used the card to purchase $102 in goods from a Lakemore auto shop several months ago.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Deborah Drive woman was arrested for failure to confine or restrain a dog April 6 after police responded to a call about two dogs running loose on Fernlane Avenue.

A Renninger Road man was arrested April 10 for driving under the influence on Renninger Road. Police responded to a report of a woman who reportedly had been in the vehicle with the man, but was forced to exit following an argument.

A credit card was found on Manchester Road April 10 and police contacted the bank and canceled the card.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: An air conditioner condenser was reported stolen from a Lee Drive home April 1.

The lights and mirrors of a van parked on Dangle Avenue were damaged and the sides of the vehicle were scratched April 1.

On April 2, a lockbox with two house keys from a Canfield Road home listed for sale was reported stolen.

Police charged a Lyndon Drive man with obstruction, resisting arrest and misconduct at an emergency April 3. The man went around a police barricade and failed to stop when requested. He was apprehended, handcuffed and arrested.

The owner of a Pressler Road business reported April 4 that damage was done to a commercial air conditioning unit behind the building.

A Winter Fern Avenue man called police April 4 to report he believes a babysitter stole an iPad missing from the home.

The front glass door of a Massillon Road store was broken April 5 and someone entered to steal $1,000 in coins, as well as $140.

A Samuel Road man called police April 5 to report an acquaintance who has been living with him for several months stole a mandolin, video games and a game system. He was able to recover the mandolin from a pawnshop, but he told police he did not know where the other items where.

On April 6, a vehicle on Abington Road was entered and the radio’s faceplate was stolen.

The next day, tools, a GPS unit and fishing poles were stolen from a vehicle on Milo White Drive.

A snowplow was removed from a truck at a Canton Road auto shop April 7 and a window on the truck was broken.

The front license plate of a vehicle belonging to a Caruthers Road man was reported stolen while he was at an East Waterloo Road store April 7.

Also on that day, a James Avenue man reported a Deerfield Road man who came to his home to give him a tattoo stole a 9mm semi-automatic weapon. Police entered the gun into a database of stolen firearms.

The front fender of a Honda Odyssey belonging to a Hartville woman was damaged while she was an at East Waterloo Road bowling alley April 8.

A Samuel Road woman reported April 8 two bottles of prescription medicine were stolen from her home while she was in the hospital.

A Canton Road pharmacy employee reported a woman filled a fraudulent prescription for 117 pills of oxycodone April 8.

Also on that day, a Swinehart Road man reported he hid $70 in his shoe before going to bed and in the morning it was gone. He told police money has gone missing before. There are several family members living in the home, according to the police report.

A license plate was reported stolen from a Jeep parked on Mobile Lane April 8.

Police responded to an alarm drop April 9 to find the garage door of a Massillon Road auto shop had been damaged in an attempted break-in.

During a traffic stop April 9, a South Village View Road woman was found in possession of three hypodermic needles. She allegedly admitted to police she used them for heroin, and she was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

On April 10, police found a Meadow Spring Circle man walking along Killian Road after he had been driven home and told to stay put because he was intoxicated. The man was charged with disorderly conduct.

A Lake Road man reported $5,730 in tools was stolen from a toolbox in his truck April 11.

Police responded to a possible gas line leak in the area of Onondago Trail April 11. The area was closed to nonessential traffic while repairs were made.

Police responded April 13 to a brush fire started by a Mayfair Road woman who said she was burning some debris when it spread. The fire department was called to put out the fire, and the woman was charged with violating open burning laws.

Police are searching for Rachel Nicole Contini, who is wanted for felony possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments, as well as theft. Contini is a 31-year-old white female, 5 feet, 4 inches, 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Her last known address was on 20th Street in Canton. Anyone with information is asked to call 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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