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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/1/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Baywood Drive woman was charged with criminal damaging and released with a court summons April 20 after she reportedly burned leaves in her yard and the fire burned out of control and spread into a neighbor’s yard, damaging a shed, tractor and other items.

On April 20, a House Drive woman reported she has been receiving unwanted calls from a Norton man after she told him not to call her. She admitted she has called him. Summit County sheriff’s deputies advised both parties to have no contact with each other.

An Akron woman reported April 21 she retrieved her boat from a Manchester Road storage business and determined the carpet had been damaged during storage.

A South Arlington Road man reported April 22 someone used his identity to open an account with a utility company and incurred a $1,100 bill in his name.

Also on that day, someone cut the lock from a gate outside a Krebs Drive facility in an attempt to enter the property.

Deputies investigated a report of felony vandalism at Logan Field on North Turkeyfoot Road April 22 after a township employee reported someone caused more than $2,000 damage to fences and posts.

An employee of a Manchester Road automotive sales business reported April 24 someone smashed the glass in the front door but failed to gain entry.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Random Drive residence April 25. Both parties reported the altercation was verbal and one party voluntarily left the residence.

Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road April 25, deputies arrested an Atwater man for having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and released him with a court summons.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Following a traffic stop on King Arthur Drive April 21, Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested the driver on a warrant for a probation violation and took him to the Summit County Jail. A passenger was arrested on a warrant and released to the Barberton Police Department.

An Akron man and a Salem woman were arrested for theft of merchandise from a South Arlington Road store April 21 and each was released with a court summons.

The manager of a Massillon Road fireplace business reported April 21 someone cut a lock to a storage area and stole a grill and other items.

On April 21, the manager of a Sara Drive residential complex reported someone used an unknown substance to draw obscene images on garage doors of five units. Deputies agreed to provide additional patrol in the area.

Deputies stopped an Akron man for a traffic violation on East Caston Road April 23, charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia after they found a drug pipe in his vehicle and released him with a court summons.

A Mayfair Road man reported April 23 a $250 garden cart was stolen from his yard.

Also on that day, an East Nimisila Road woman reported her roommate was threatening her via phone calls and text messages. Deputies contacted the roommate, who said the victim has been doing the same thing to her. The women were advised to stop calling and texting each other or they could be criminally charged.

A Milan man reported April 23 a flat-screen TV, shotgun and pistol were stolen from his recreational vehicle while it was at a Greensburg Road business for repairs.

A woman reported she took her children to a South Arlington Road residence to visit their father April 24 and was assaulted by two females at the residence. Deputies interviewed the women, who provided conflicting information. Officers were unable to determine a primary aggressor, and no charges were filed. Officers stood by while the woman left with her children.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road April 24, a Cleveland man was arrested on a warrant for nonsupport and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Massillon Road woman reported April 24 someone disconnected her cable TV wire from her house, causing damage to a downspout.

On April 25, a Coventry Local Schools’ employee reported he observed a man enter an elementary school on Greensburg Road through a window. Deputies responded, found the man inside the building and ordered him outside. The Coventry man was arrested for breaking and entering and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated a report of suspicious activity in a Massillon Road parking lot April 25 and arrested a Uniontown man for possession of drug paraphernalia after they saw a marijuana pipe in the center console of the vehicle.

Also on April 25, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Massillon Road residence, where a man reported he argued with his live-in girlfriend and she became aggressive. She agreed to leave, and deputies stood by while she gathered her belongings. She reportedly again became aggressive and walked toward the male, yelling at him. Officers told her to back away, but she refused to comply with their requests, continued her behavior and struggled with deputies who attempted to escort her from the confrontation, according to the report. She was arrested for obstructing official business and charged with resisting arrest when she continued to struggle with officers. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A window on a Lake Road home was broken April 18 and multiple firearms were stolen. The owner was preparing an inventory of the items for police.

Police charged a 14-year-old Springfield female with disorderly conduct for habitual disobedience and offensive gestures April 24. The female reportedly failed to comply with “reasonable control” at Springfield High School and failed to hand over a cell phone. When she was brought to the office, she failed to hand over the phone and swore at school officials. She was suspended by school officials for insubordination, taken home and referred for intervention services.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Jason Avenue man was arrested after an April 19 accident on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. The man was charged with driving under the influence and driving under a suspension for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

A Tweed Drive man reported April 19 a window of his residence appeared to be shot with a firearm.

An East Lake Avenue man was arrested April 20 on State Park Drive following a traffic violation. Police reportedly found a metal pipe and a bag of marijuana in his pocket. He was arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

A Washington Place woman was arrested on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road April 20 following a traffic violation. A smoking pipe was found in the vehicle during the inventory. She was arrested for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police were dispatched for a report of a loose dog April 21 and arrested a West Nimisila Road woman for failure to confine her dog and to have tags on it. The dog reportedly charged at the officer and attempted to bite, was tased and then ran away.

A Huston Street woman was arrested April 21 on Manchester Road for allegedly assaulting a Melcher Avenue woman and attempting to steal clothes and scrapbooking supplies. A Beardsley Street woman was also arrested for assaulting the Melcher Avenue woman.

A New Franklin female was arrested for assault April 21 on Rex Lake Road for reportedly punching, kicking and spitting on a Rex Lake Road man.

An East Wilbeth Road man was arrested April 21 on Pamela Drive for driving under suspension for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Loamshire Road woman was arrested and charged with breaking and entering April 19 after police investigated a reported that someone was using a George Washington Boulevard church for shelter. The church reported a 39-inch plasma TV was missing, but the woman denied taking it.

An Edgar Lane woman reported April 21 a Killian Road man confronted her about a dog leaving feces in his yard, and then a bag of feces was left hanging on her door. She refused to sign charges.

Security personnel from a South Arlington Road department store reported April 22 a man removed three watches from their cases and pocketed them. When confronted, he returned two of them and fled behind a nearby hotel.

Police issued an assault warrant for a Boulevard Street man who allegedly choked his 17-year-old girlfriend at a South Arlington Road hotel during an argument until she passed out. He called 9-1-1 for help, but hung up when she came to. The female refused to sign charges, but her parents agreed to.

Police are searching for a 24-year-old Mohawk Avenue man who ordered $72 in food from a South Arlington Road restaurant April 23, boxed the food and then fled without paying.

A Congress Lake Road woman was charged with theft after she allegedly stole a $94 air tool from a South Arlington Road store April 23.

Construction material valued at $2,275 was reported stolen from a Canton Road business April 24.

Two Coach Lane men were charged with disorderly conduct for fighting and one was additionally charged with assault April 24. According to the report, neither would stop fighting when ordered by police. Both were transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Tudor Avenue male reported someone in a white vehicle threw eggs at his parked vehicle while he was at a Canton Road restaurant April 25.

Tools and a briefcase with a notary seal were stolen from a car parked at a Massillon Road auto shop for repairs April 25.

Police issued assault warrants for a Romig Road woman and a McKinley Avenue woman April 25 after they allegedly attacked a Markle Avenue woman in the parking lot of a South Arlington Road store and stole a bag of items she had purchased. Apparently one of the women attacking her believed the victim was having an affair with an ex-boyfriend.

On April 27, an Edith Avenue man at a Killian Road business was charged with violating open burning laws and disorderly conduct due to intoxication after he set a fire to burn items outside the business and the fire got out of control.

— 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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