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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/29/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Flynn Avenue woman reported May 14 someone poured gasoline on her flowerbed, killing the flowers and all vegetation.

On May 16, Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated reports that there is a problem with dogs barking constantly in the area of Wymore Drive.

Following a traffic stop on East Waterloo Road May 17, a Louisville woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Also that day, a Kemble Avenue woman reported her boat was stolen from a lake outside her home.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a Balton Drive residence May 18 and arrested a woman for domestic violence and criminal damaging after she reportedly threw a male against a glass door, cracking the door. The victim also was arrested on a warrant for criminal damaging. Both parties were taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Medina woman who allegedly stole candy from an East Waterloo Road gas station May 18 was arrested for theft and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for felony theft. She also was found to be in possession of items stolen from a South Arlington Road store.

A Manchester Road woman reported May 18 the window of her vehicle was broken the previous night and purses belonging to her and another victim were stolen.

On May 18, police were dispatched to a Highspire Drive residence where a man reported he argued with a female at a bar in Akron and she was thrown out for throwing a beer bottle at him. The dispute continued at their residence and she bit him through a leather coat, leaving teeth marks on his elbow. The male refused to cooperate with deputies or sign charges against the female. Deputies arrested her for domestic violence and took her to the Summit County Jail.

Someone damaged the door of a garage on Peach Drive the night of May 18 in an attempt to gain entry.

Deputies responded to a report of road rage on South Main Street May 19, when a driver reported he passed another driver who pulled out of a driveway in front of his vehicle and the driver began tailgating his vehicle, pulled up beside him and pointed a gun at him and continued harassing him as they drove. The victim called 9-1-1 and deputies stopped the Canal Fulton man, confiscated a loaded handgun from the console of the vehicle, charged him with menacing and took him to the Summit County Jail.

On May 20, deputies investigated a break-in at a Manchester Road motorcycle business where three new motorcycles and two cycles that were at the business for repairs were stolen.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An Akron woman stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road May 17 was arrested for driving under suspension and released to the Stow Police Department on a warrant.

An East Park Drive woman reported May 17 someone broke into her vehicle the previous night and stole her purse, containing a checkbook, money, gift and credit cards and a $1,000 cell phone.

On May 17, an Oxford Lane woman reported her husband threatened to harm her during an argument. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Clinton man reported May 18 his boat was docked in a lake off Whyem Drive when a man on the shore attempted to light a bonfire and accidentally caught a can of gasoline on fire. He threw the flaming can into the lake, which caught the victim’s boat on fire. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and Summit County sheriff’s deputies charged the man on shore with criminal damaging.

A Grey Fox Drive woman reported May 18 someone obtained her bank debit card numbers and used them to make a $348 purchase, which was delivered to an address in California.

The tires of a vehicle were damaged while it was parked outside a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road market May 19.

An employee of a Boettler Oaks Drive restaurant reported May 19 the door handle of her vehicle was damaged in an attempt to gain entry.

On May 20, a Mayfair Road resident reported someone drove a vehicle through the yard at 4:15 a.m. and ran over two trash cans and recycling bins, spreading trash on the road.

The manager of a South Arlington Road auto sales business called deputies May 20 after he fired an employee, who refused to leave. At the request of deputies, the employee left the business and agreed not to return.

A Mayfair Road woman reported May 21 someone obtained her debit card numbers and withdrew $90 from her bank account.

Also on that day, a Woodhaven Street man reported a license plate was stolen from a trailer parked outside his residence.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Lake Road woman reported May 16 someone used her Social Security number to file taxes and receive a refund.

A unknown woman was observed putting five DVDs into her purse and walking out of a Canton Road store without paying for them May 19.

A 14-year-old female from Springfield allegedly was attacked from behind by a 14-year-old girl from Akron at Springfield High School May 19, resulting in minor injuries to the Springfield girl. Her father said he would not file charges provided the attacker stays away from his daughter.

On May 21, a Lakeside Drive man reported his neighbor keeps walking by his house, yelling and screaming at him.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to an alarm at a State Road home May 19 and at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road home May 20, and both were determined to be accidental.

Police responded to an alarm at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business May 19 and discovered it also had been set off accidentally.

During a traffic stop May 17, police discovered a woman with an active warrant out of the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and transported her to jail while she waited for those deputies.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: An East Waterloo Road woman reported May 16 a 19-year-old Ozark Drive man has had sexual contact with her 14-year-old daughter. She told police she did not want to file charges, but she wants the man to stay away from her daughter.

A woman from Stockport reported May 16 she left her purse in a locked car while she was eating inside a South Arlington Road restaurant and it was stolen. The purse contained her driver’s license, checks, a credit card and $600. A Bath woman eating at the same restaurant that day reported someone broke a car window to enter her vehicle and take her purse, which contained three credit cards, money and a driver’s license.

During a traffic stop May 16, a Palm Bay man was found with marijuana and a pipe, and he was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, as well as driving under suspension. The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

A Goodyear Boulevard man walking down the middle of East Waterloo Road and ranting May 16 was found to be highly intoxicated. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released to a family member.

During a traffic stop May 17, a Samuel Road man found with marijuana was charged with possession of drugs.

Police responded to a report of a Massillon Road woman found passed out with a spoon and needle next to her while she was caring for her 5-year-old daughter. The woman’s father took the child from the room before calling police. The woman was checked by paramedics after she came to but was not transported to a hospital. Police charged the woman with possession of drug abuse instruments and child endangering, and made a referral to Summit County Children Services. The woman was told she was not allowed to return to the home, in which she lived with her parents and her daughter. The next day, police were called to a Killian Road home where the Massillon Road woman was again found passed out. She was treated by paramedics and transported to a hospital, and when she was released, she was transported to the Summit County Jail for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police noticed an odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle during a traffic stop May 17. The Welsh Avenue man driving the car was charged with possession of drugs.

A lock was cut off the door on a Krumroy Road garage May 18 and $2,330 in tools and equipment was stolen.

On May 19, a 17-year-old male from Springfield was charged with domestic violence. Police had been called to his home after he reportedly argued with his mother and threatened his 11-year-old sister with a crowbar. The youth was taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

During a traffic stop May 20, police found a bulk amount of methamphetamine in a vehicle driven by a Pocantico Avenue man. He and his passenger, a Woods Drive man, were charged with possession of schedule I or II drugs and trafficking.

The locks and doors on a vehicle, which belongs to an Ashland business, parked on Massillon Road May 20 were damaged and numerous tools were stolen. The owner was compiling a list of stolen items for police.

On May 21, a Utica Avenue woman reported she arrived home with her daughter to see two males running from the rear of the house. Police found the screen on a door had been cut in order to unlock it. Nothing appeared to be missing from the home.

An odor of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle of a Faye Road man during a traffic stop May 21. The man reportedly admitted to possession of the drug. Also, a snort tube and heroin were found on a Manchester Road man who was a passenger in the vehicle, and a spoon and needle were found under the driver’s seat. Both men were charged with possession of schedule I or II drugs.

A Mayfair Circle woman reported May 21 that her 33-year-old granddaughter stole a total of 200 pills of hydrocodone and lorazepam from her.

— 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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