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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/15/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: The owner of a vacant home on Portage Lakes Drive reported April 23 someone removed screws from a door and entered the residence. Nothing was reported missing.

A House Drive woman reported April 28 a Cleveland man stole three dog toys from her yard. He returned the items and she declined charges.

On April 30, a Manchester Road man reported he discovered an unknown person used his identity to rent a truck and charge it to his credit card.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Mansfield Avenue residence May 4, when a woman reported she argued with her boyfriend in the front yard of her residence and when she tried to walk away, he tackled her to the ground. A neighbor confirmed the information, and deputies charged the man with assault and took him to the Summit County Jail.

On May 5, deputies responded to a hit and run accident involving vehicles on Manchester Road. Officers located the driver, who fled, in a wooded area behind a Lockwood Road residence and observed him attempt to hide the vehicle. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and refusal to take a BAC test required due to a previous conviction of felony DUI in 2008. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Conklin Avenue man who reportedly fired shots into the air in his yard May 6 told deputies he was upset with trespassers at the rear of his property. He was charged with discharging a firearm in a prohibited area and released with a court summons.

Employees of a Manchester Road grocery store reported May 7 a man attempted to take items from the store without paying for them. When they confronted him, he left the items in a shopping cart and fled on foot.

An employee at a Bender Avenue nightclub reported May 7 her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend punched and slapped him, and she was highly intoxicated and refused to leave the business. Officers found her sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot and arrested her for domestic violence. She was taken to the Summit County Jail, and officers signed a request for a protection order on behalf of the victim.

Deputies responded to reports of dogs running loose in the area of Proehl Avenue May 8 and issued a court summons to their owner for violation of leash laws.

A woman reported May 9 she took her car to an East Waterloo Road business for repairs and when she picked up the vehicle, she found the catalytic converter had been cut off and the ignition had been changed.

Deputies on South Arlington Road May 10 observed an Akron man walking in the roadway. He was arrested on warrants for breaking and entering and drug abuse. During the arrest, he reportedly struggled with officers and fled. He was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest and was taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An Akron man who was released from Wayne County Jail April 28 was arrested on warrants for receiving stolen property, forgery and misuse of a credit card and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an erratic driver on Interstate 77 April 29 and attempted to stop the driver, who continued for several miles before stopping. She failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI and failure to comply with police orders. She was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

A Willow Wood Way man reported May 5 someone stole a $1,610 check from his mailbox, forged his name and cashed it.

Someone used a large brick to smash the windshield of a vehicle outside a South Main Street market May 6.

A Massillon Road woman reported May 6 a pit bull jumped a fence, entered her yard and attacked her dog. She rescued her dog, but when deputies were unable to locate the owner of the pit bull, they took the dog to a temporary shelter and notified the dog warden.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at an Ontario Road residence May 6 and arrested a woman for domestic violence for striking her live-in boyfriend in the chest. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Buhl Boulevard man reported May 8 his grandson picked him up and threw him to the ground. Deputies arrested the grandson for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies are tracing a license number and working to identify the person who grabbed two cartons of cigarettes and left a South Arlington Road drive-through beverage center without paying May 8.

An Akron man reported May 9 a homemade trailer was stolen from a vacant lot on Cottage Grove Road.

A Hartville woman reported a North Canton woman stole her purse and digital camera while the two were at a Massillon Road fitness center May 10. The suspect admitted taking the items and returned them to the victim, who declined charges.

An electrician reported May 10 a trailer containing tools and supplies totaling more than $3,000 was stolen from an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road parking lot.

Someone kicked in the side door and then a basement door of an East Caston Road residence May 11 to enter the home. Nothing was reported missing.

Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person at a Fortuna Drive hotel May 11 and arrested a California man for possession of marijuana and cocaine. His sister approached deputies to inquire about her brother and consented to a search of her hotel room and vehicle. Deputes located a pound of marijuana in the trunk of her vehicle and arrested her for its possession. Both were taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Four bottles of prescription medicine were reported stolen from a vehicle on Lakeview Street April 27.

An Elizabeth Avenue woman and a Hammel Street man were charged with disorderly conduct April 29 after police responded to a report of fighting. The two reportedly admitted to police that a verbal argument had turned physical.

On May 5, an East Waterloo Road storage facility was broken into and $1,050 in tools were stolen.

During a traffic stop May 7, marijuana was found in a cigar box inside the vehicle belonging to a Mohawk Trail man, and police charged the man with possession of drugs.

An 18-year-old male at Springfield High School was found to be in possession of marijuana May 8, and police charged the youth with possession of drugs.

Police charged an East Linwood Avenue man and woman with breaking and entering, vandalism and theft after the couple was caught taking scrap metal and fixtures from a vacant Flickinger Road building May 13.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Woodward Drive woman reported May 2 her iPod and wallet, with a total value of $510, were taken from her vehicle.

On May 3, vandals tipped over a portable toilet and a trash receptacle and removed a wooden sign and pole at the Manchester Local Schools administrative building on Manchester Road, causing $400 of damage.

A Yager Road man reported May 5 wooden beams and boards valued at $310 were stolen from a Lahm Drive location.

During a stop for a traffic violation May 6 on Manchester Road, a Taylor Road woman gave police a false name, and during the consent search police discovered an identification card with a different name. The woman also reportedly told police she had marijuana, a drill bit and a glass pipe in her underwear, and later a mirror with cocaine residue that belonged to the woman was found in the police cruiser. She was arrested for illegal conveyance of prohibited items, possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments, obstructing official business and identity fraud.

A blank check was found in a Renninger Road yard May 6.

A McIntosh Avenue woman was arrested for an insurance violation May 6 on Manchester Road.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Two children ages 6 and 1 were found alone in a car parked in the lot of a South Arlington Road store April 26. Police referred the parents to Summit County Children Services.

Golf Clubs were stolen from a vehicle parked on Coach Lane April 27.

A Canton Road man reported that while he was staying at a Petersburg Road home April 27, $90 in cash and a vapor pen were stolen.

The rear window from a Jeep Wrangler was unzipped and stolen April 27.

An Auburn Place woman reported April 29 a Stanley Road coworker at an East Waterloo Road business threatened to shoot her between the eyes. Other workers stated that was the third instance of such a threat. Police are investigating.

A South Arlington Road store manager reported someone passed two counterfeit $50 bills April 29. After investigating, a Reed Avenue woman was identified, and she was caught passing two other $50 bills May 2 and May 3. She was arrested and charged with theft and counterfeiting.

Police responded to noise and loud music complaints coming from a Coach Lane home April 29. Because police had been called to the home several times before for similar complaints, a resident was charged with disorderly conduct.

A Lee Drive man reported April 30 he and a 17-year-old male friend paid $850 to rent a Fettro Road home from two woman and when they went to the home, they discovered someone already was living there.

An Albrecht Avenue home was entered April 30 and two TVs, a computer tablet and a video game system were stolen.

An Xbox was reported stolen from a Carper Avenue home April 30.

A Pressler Road couple reported an individual came to the door April 30 telling them he represented the IRS and that if they did not pay $471.48 due, he would put a lien on their home. The couple paid the man, who also asked for and got their Social Security numbers.

Also on that day, a Movado watch, laptop computer and rare bills were stolen from an Albrecht Avenue home.

On May 1, a Lehigh Avenue man was charged with theft after he allegedly took auto parts from his Mohawk Trail brother and got cash for them from a Canton Road business.

Aluminum spouts were reported stolen from a Grace Road church May 1.

On May 2, a Ninth Street Northwest man reported his bankcard and cell phone charger were stolen while he spent the night at a Pawnee Boulevard home. He told police he believes it was an Alta Vista Avenue woman who took the items.

Police responded to a May 3 report of a man sitting in his car in the lot of a South Arlington Road hotel, drinking and “flipping off” hotel employees. Police found the man passed out behind the steering wheel, and when he was roused, he told police he drank all the alcohol. He was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle and DUI after he refused to take a breath test.

During a traffic stop April 3, an Ottawa Avenue woman was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia when a hypodermic needle and drug pipe were found in the car.

Two credit cards were reported stolen from the console of a truck parked on Avis Road April 4.

A Macedonia woman was charged with theft, obstruction and falsification May 5. The woman allegedly stole two gold rings from a South Arlington Road store and hid them in a body cavity. Police found the woman and a Sumner Street man, who allegedly switched price tags on items and assisted the woman, at a nearby hotel. The man was charged with theft. A Rose Circle Drive man with them was charged with possession of marijuana and a hypodermic needle. Later that day, police were called to the same hotel when the trio refused to leave as requested. The Sumner Street man was charged with possession of drugs and tampering with evidence when he tried to dump the items. The Macedonia woman also was charged with possession of drugs.

A car on Pepperhill Road was entered and coins were stolen May 5.

A busing company employee reported May 5 that someone removed an Ohio Department of Transportation sticker from a bus and left graffiti on it.

A vacant Brunk Road home was entered and copper, carpeting, kitchen appliances and cabinets were stolen May 5.

Also on that day, a Columbine Avenue woman was charged with resisting arrest when she tried to flee from police, who tried to arrest her on a felony warrant.

A TV, laptop, video games, game system, headset, controllers, tennis shoes and other items were stolen from an Albrecht Avenue home May 6.

Checks were reported stolen from the mailbox of a Kennedy Road business May 6. An employee told police two of them were altered and cashed for $8,640.

Police charged a Prospect Street woman who threatened guests at a South Arlington Road hotel May 6 with disorderly conduct and obstruction. She was transferred to the Akron Police Department on a warrant.

On May 8, a Harley Davidson motorcycle was stolen from a South Arlington Road gas station while the Chippewa Lake owner was inside.

A Massillon Road man was charged with having a dog at large and failure to register it after it was found in a Myersville Road yard May 8.

A Haven Avenue man was charged with criminal trespass, theft of three bottles of vodka from an East Waterloo Road gas station, having an open container in a moving vehicle and obstruction May 9. The man had been banned from the place for a previous incident.

An Albrecht Avenue man who fled from a car that was stopped by police May 11 was caught and charged with having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle, resisting arrest and failure to comply with police orders.

Police are searching for Ariene Weaver, a black 27-year-old female, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, and Javetta Divine Moore, a 30-year-old black female, 5 feet, 7 inches and 172 pounds. The women are wanted for robbery and theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 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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