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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/22/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Portage Lakes Drive man reported May 4 his neighbor saw someone take a trailer from his property. Summit County sheriff’s deputes entered information about the trailer into a national database for stolen vehicles.

On May 7, deputies investigated a report by a Pine Top Court man who said someone broke into his work van outside his residence and stole a GPS unit and a box of copper and brass fittings.

Employees of a Manchester Road group home reported May 9 two male residents were involved in an altercation after one man grabbed the other by the neck. The staff handled the matter internally and no charges were filed.

An Akron man who concealed items and left a Manchester Road grocery store without paying May 9 was arrested for theft and criminal trespassing after deputies determined he had been banned from the store. He was released to the Wadsworth Police Department on a theft warrant.

A Wagoner Street woman reported May 10 an unknown caller threatened her.

On May 12, deputies investigated the theft of 10 gallons of diesel fuel from a tractor-trailer parked at a Manchester Road location between midnight and 7 a.m.

A Proehl Drive man reported May 13 a GPS unit was stolen from a vehicle outside his residence the previous night.

Deputies investigated a report of criminal damaging at a Cormany Road church May 13, when someone damaged downspouts and an air conditioner.

On May 13, a Beachview Boulevard woman reported someone opened a phone account in her name.

A South Main Street man reported May 13 he leased a trailer to an Akron man who has stopped making payments on the vehicle and has refused to return it.

A Kent woman reported she went to a residence on Nola Avenue May 13 to obtain a phone number and argued with an unknown female who took her cell phone and ran inside the house. During a consent search of the house, deputies failed to locate the phone, but they found a man hiding in a bathroom, determined he was wanted on a felony warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail. The Kent woman was arrested on a warrant and released to the Kent Police Department and the female who allegedly took the phone was released to Portage County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for DUI.

Deputies investigated a break-in on Flynn Avenue May 15, when someone broke the lock off a garage door and stole four tires, a 2-ton floor jack, car battery, heater, saw, cordless drill and money.

An Akron woman stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road May 15 provided false information to deputies regarding her identity. She was arrested for DUI, providing false information and released to the Richfield Police Department on a warrant for DUI.

The night of May 15, deputies investigated reports of theft from vehicles parked on Chenoweth Drive. A GPS unit was stolen from one vehicle and money was stolen from another.

A Gougler Road man reported May 16 someone entered a vehicle outside his home the previous night and stole an iPod and phone charger.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of lumber and metal connectors from a construction site on Broadley Circle April 27 after a witness reported seeing a pickup truck leaving the location with the items.

On May 2, an Akron man was advised he is banned from a school on Graybill Road for using foul language in the cafeteria during school hours.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road May 5, deputies arrested a passenger for possession of a marijuana cigar and released him with a court summons.

Also on May 5, an Akron man was arrested for shoplifting a $100 car seat from an Arlington Ridge store. He was released with a court summons.

A Canton man staying at a hotel on Interstate Parkway reported May 5 he observed a man ransack his vehicle in the parking lot and steal prescription medication and money.

A Ridgedale Road man reported May 9 an unknown male called him and attempted to obtain bank account information from him. Deputies attempted to return the call and received a message it was not a working number.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Thursby Road residence May 11. A woman reported her live-in boyfriend pushed her to the floor, causing minor injuries. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Byron Drive woman reported May 12 an unknown person made numerous charges in her name at various utility companies and businesses.

On May 13, deputies investigated the burglary of a Koons Road residence where someone forced open a rear door during the day and stole three iPads, jewelry, money, credit cards and electronic items.

A Lowe Drive woman reported May 14 she received a counterfeit check as payment for goods and services.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Nine Iron Drive residence May 14. Someone damaged a rear window to enter the home, but nothing was reported missing.

Employees of a Massillon Road gas station reported May 15 a bald man grabbed four cartons of cigarettes and an energy drink and fled without paying for them.

On May 16, a Molly Drive man reported he came home to find a suspicious male walking around the outside of his residence. The man fled when he arrived.

Deputies patrolling South Arlington Road May 16 stopped an Akron woman for a traffic violation, arrested her for driving under suspension and released her to the Stow Police Department on a warrant.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: On May 5, police investigated a matter involving a 14-year-old female from Green and a 15-year-old female from Springfield, who are both students at Springfield High School. The teens reportedly were texting, posting threats on social media, name calling and insulting each other. The younger female allegedly responded to an insult from the older one by texting a picture of her exposed breasts to prove she was not “built like a boy.” According to the police report, the Akron prosecutor suggested mediation. The older female agreed, but the younger one refused.

Police charged a 16-year-old male of Springfield who broke open a glass ampule of hydrogen sulfide on the second floor of Springfield High School with criminal mischief May 5. The youth also was referred to a community youth development program.

Two 16-year-old Springfield males were charged with underage drinking May 8 after a beer can exploded in the high school locker of one of the youths. Both were referred to Summit County Juvenile Court and released to their parents.

Also on that day, someone attempted to enter a Cayuga Avenue home through a side window.

On May 12, a 35-pound, 3-foot-tall bronze statue of a mermaid was stolen from a Lakeview Street front porch.

A Seward Road man reported his 1995 Mercury Sable was stolen from a Lake Road location May 12. The vehicle was found the next day at an Ackers Avenue address. His wallet, with a Social Security card, debit card and driver’s license, were found in the vehicle.

Police responded to a report of an altercation between a Danforth Road man and a Meadow Drive man May 12 and charged the latter with disorderly conduct due to intoxication.

A Springfield 13-year-old male found with a small amount of marijuana at Springfield High School May 12 was charged with possession of drugs and referred to a community diversion program.

Police found a Shadybrook Drive man and a 17-year-old Springfield male trespassing on an Ambassador Drive property May 13. Both were charged with criminal trespassing and the younger male was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found with a drug pipe and released to his mother.

A Ravenna man seen leaving a suspected drug house on Lake Road was stopped for questioning May 13. Police discovered he had warrants for felony theft, receiving stolen property and identity theft out of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. He was arrested and transported there.

A Sanitarium Road home was broken into May 13 and 600 brass casings for 9 mm and .380 ammunition was stolen.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: On May 8, a West Nimisila Road woman reported that $182 and prescription medications were stolen from her unlocked vehicle.

A Shoreline Drive man was arrested for an insurance violation May 11 on Manchester Road.

Police were dispatched to a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business May 15 for a robbery in progress. The business owner reported a man with a gun demanded money and fled with $400 in a white vehicle. Later that day, officers discovered a vehicle that matched the description, but everyone in the vehicle initially denied involvement in the incident. A woman in the vehicle eventually confessed that she and another man were involved in the robbery, and police found the firearm believed to have been used in a Mulcher Drive driveway. The woman also reportedly led police to other evidence used in the incident, including a handgun, bullets, holster and clothing. A Hunsicker Drive man was subsequently arrested for theft, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.

A William Drive man was arrested May 18 on Center Road for driving while under suspension.

A plastic bottle containing a glass pipe and marijuana was found in a yard on West Nimisila Road May 18.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Marvo Drive business owner reported May 6 a company credit card was stolen last month and $923 in petty cash also is missing.

A 17-year-old Akron male was charged with breaking and entering, theft, burglary and criminal damaging May 6 after the owner caught him trying to wheel away an all-terrain vehicle down the driveway. The youth had broken into the garage and fled on foot but was apprehended on Mohawk Trail.

Police are investigating the improper use of a debit card belonging to a Sypher Road man, who reported May 6 that $960 was withdrawn from his account. He told police his 33-year-old granddaughter, who lives next door, had access to the card.

Also on that day, a Mohawk Trail man reported someone stole keys to his Ford Explorer.

On May 7, a 16-year-old Springfield male was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tobacco violations after being suspected of interaction with a drug dealer. Police referred the youth to a community diversion program and released him to his mother.

On May 8, police were called to a Sanitarium Road home listed for sale after a woman from Columbus came to the door telling the resident the home was given to her and she also wants the keys to the car in the garage. The woman left when she was told police had been called. The resident told police the woman had been in the home previously to look at it. Police contacted the woman and told her she was not permitted on the property unless she is with a real estate agent. The report also noted police think she has mental health issues.

A Martin Road woman reported May 9 an unknown woman opened her purse, which was in her cart while she was shopping at an East Waterloo Road store, and took her wallet, which contained two credit cards, a driver’s license, a Social Security card and personal checks.

The rear window of a garage on Wilson Avenue was broken and $1,500 worth of tools was stolen May 9.

Someone kicked in a basement door to a Clayben Drive home May 10 and stole $300 from a piggy bank.

A Helmsdale Drive woman reported May 11 that her ex son-in-law, of Wilson Avenue, called and threatened her daughter, his ex-wife. Her daughter has a restraining order against the man.

A wallet containing a driver’s license, debit card and a bankcard was stolen from a car on Meadowlands Drive May 11.

Also on that day, the wife of a Shady Acres Drive man called police to report her husband spit in her face when she asked for money and threatened to murder her. Police arrived to find that the man refused to exit the house upon request and threatened to shoot and stab police and make them shoot him, according to the report. The man came to the door at one point with a knife and made an offensive gesture, according to the report. After some negotiations, the man came to the porch, and when he turned his back, a SWAT team apprehended him. He refused transport to a hospital and was transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Canton Road gas station employee reported May 11 a man took a bottle of water worth $1.99 and poured it on his motorcycle. When he was asked to pay for it, he refused, stating the pump spilled gas on his motorcycle. Police were working to identify the man through video surveillance and his credit card transaction, but the gas station owner declined prosecution.

On May 12, a Mayfair Road business reported someone in a blue pickup truck dumped trash on his property. Police were waiting on video surveillance to identify the motorist.

A Harvard Street man reported that while he was driving down Crestline Road, a man came by and slashed two tires on his vehicle May 12.

A South Arlington Road woman reported May 12 her roommate, a 26-year-old male, used her Social Security number to open a number of accounts in her name.

Police transported a Laverne Lane man who was found unresponsive to a hospital May 12. On May 18, the man was charged with possession of heroin and drug abuse instruments (a hypodermic needle).

A Columbus woman was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (a drug pipe) during a traffic stop May 12.

A Sherman Street man reported his wedding ring and cell phone were stolen during a move from a Fenn Road home May 12.

A Gowanda Avenue woman reported May 13 her credit card number was used at an Englewood grocery store to purchase $300 worth of items.

A Kling Street man was charged with possession of marijuana May 13 after police noticed an odor of the substance on his person while on patrol along Canfield Road.

An Atwater woman parked at a Canton Road mobile home park while visiting a friend reported someone broke the rear driver’s side window of her car May 14.

A Northwest Avenue man was charged with illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs and having a weapon under a disability May 15 after police responded to a report of suspected drug activity on Marion Avenue. The man was found hunched over the back seat of a car with numerous drug-related items, according to the police report.

— 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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