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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/8/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road April 25, Summit County sheriff’s deputies charged a Cuyahoga Falls man with driving under suspension and took him to the Summit County Jail on a warrant. A passenger provided false information about her identity to deputies, and she was arrested for obstruction of official business and released to the Macedonia Police Department on a warrant.

A Magnet Street man reported April 26 someone broke into a shed on his property during the previous night and stole two all-terrain vehicles.

Deputies responded to a woman driving on South Arlington Road April 27 when she reported someone in a passing vehicle threw a jug of water, shattering her windshield and injuring a passenger in her vehicle. The victim was treated by Coventry EMS, and deputies are seeking the person responsible.

On April 28, deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a Swartz Road residence, arrested a man on a warrant and released him to the Stow Police Department.

An electrician reported someone entered his vehicle at an East Warner Road location April 28 and stole five drills, numerous saws, a grinder, charger and miscellaneous tools and supplies.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road April 28, a Canton man was arrested on a warrant and released to the Canton Police Department.

An Akron man was charged with theft of groceries totaling $315 from a Manchester Road grocery store April 29 after he loaded a shopping cart with merchandise and attempted to push it out of the store without paying.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Vaughn Trail residence April 29 after a woman reported someone entered her home through an unlocked window, ransacked several rooms and stole jewelry, money and a juicer.

On April 29, a Proehl Avenue resident reported a computer monitor was stolen from an unlocked garage.

The caretaker of a lot on Portage Lakes Drive reported May 2 he erected posts and cable wire and posted “no trespassing” signs. He returned to the property to find the barricades had been removed by people who parked on the property. Deputes advised owners of two adjacent businesses to tell their patrons not to park on the property.

The son of a LaJoy Drive woman reported May 2 his mother has been receiving harassing phone calls for the past two weeks from an unknown person who keeps the phone line open but does not speak.

Deputies contacted a Canton woman May 2 and told her to stop calling and sending text messages to her sister and stay off her mother’s property on LeMar Avenue or she could be criminally charged.

Also on May 2, deputies investigated a break-in on Warner Road, where someone entered a shed and stole a snowblower, extension cords, air pump, flower pots, toolbox and tools.

A Hyfield Avenue woman reported she told her neighbor to stay off her property, and on May 3 she saw him in her yard talking to landscapers. Deputies advised him if he returned to her property he could be charged with trespassing.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: A Graybill Road woman reported a four-wheeler was stolen from the front yard of her residence between 1:30 and 2 a.m. April 18.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence April 23, arrested a Westchester man on a warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man stopped for speeding on Interstate 77 April 26 was arrested for possession of marijuana and released with a court summons.

Barberton police arrested a Barberton man on a Summit County warrant for manufacturing methamphetamine April 27 and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies were called to Akron-Canton Airport April 28 by an employee of a magazine stand who reported a man made a purchase and began asking for change in different denominations. After he left, she determined he had short-changed her out of $57.

Employees of an airline called deputies April 28 when a Florida man who was intoxicated was denied boarding. The man was cooperative with officers, but he agreed to wait and board a later flight. He was not charged.

On April 29, deputies responded to a crash on Christman Road and observed a man standing in the roadway while his vehicle was being towed out of a ditch. The Clinton man was charged with underage drinking and released with a court summons after he admitted he had two beers before driving.

A Louisville man reported April 29 his trailer was stolen from behind a building on Stoneham Road. He called deputies later to say an acquaintance had borrowed the trailer without his permission, and he declined filing charges for unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a business on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road April 30 after someone broke a window to enter it the previous night. Two generators, an air compressor, fence posts, rolls of vinyl fencing and 25 tension bars were stolen.

The owner of a vacant residence on Pressler Road reported May 1 someone pried open the back door of the residence and removed kitchen cabinets and copper wires.

Also on May 1, deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Ayers Drive, where a woman reported her boyfriend pushed her and struck her daughter in the chest. The male was arrested on two counts of domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail. The victims declined medical assistance.

A Sheaters Road man reported May 1 the IRS notified him someone used his identity to file a fraudulent federal tax return.

The manager of a grocery store on Corporate Woods Parkway reported May 1 the bank returned a counterfeit $50 bill passed at the store by an unknown customer.

On May 2, a worker at an Auberry Drive residence reported tools he stored in the garage had been stolen.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

There were no reports available for this week. Incidents for this period will be included in next week’s report.

NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to a report of an attempted burglary April 24 on South Main Street and discovered a man who was trying to break in through the basement door. The South Main Street man allegedly gave police false information and said his brother also was involved. The man was arrested for burglary and obstructing official business. His brother, also of South Main Street, had returned to the scene and also was arrested for burglary.

A Princeton Avenue man was arrested April 28 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road following a traffic violation for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08.

A West Spruce Avenue man reported April 28 locks were cut off a trailer located on Manchester Road and items including tools, oil, gasoline and an oxygen regulator, totaling $3,640, were stolen.

An iPad was discovered on Leeman Drive April 29.

A Messner Road man reported April 29 tools were stolen from his unlocked shed. He contacted police the next day to report all of the tools had been returned to his driveway.

A Manchester Road man reported April 30 a truck cap, ladder, rack and tools were stolen from his residence.

A Myers Road woman reported April 30 the passenger side window of her vehicle was broken and her purse, wallet, identification and cash were taken.

Police responded to a report of a child wandering outside in the rain April 30 and found the front door of the home open. The woman said she had been sleeping and did not realize her child was missing, and police charged the Melcher Avenue woman with endangering children.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: On April 28, a Kubler Trail church was broken into through a north side window, and two guitars valued at $700 were stolen.

Police charged a woman with a last known address of Loamshire Road found in a George Washington Boulevard church without permission with possession of drugs after a field test indicated a white powder she had in her possession was methamphetamine. She had been charged with breaking and entering earlier.

No other reports were available, but incidents for this period will be included in next week’s reports.

— 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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