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South Side Neighborhood Watch

6/5/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A Fig Drive man reported he was in his bedroom May 10 when a neighbor used a stick to break the window and damage the window blind. She was charged with criminal damaging and released with a court summons.

The owner of a Manchester Road resale shop reported May 16 she reviewed video footage from May 9 that showed someone stealing a laptop computer.

A Mansfield Avenue man went to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office May 21 to report an Akron man repeatedly called him and made obscene comments. While he was making the report, the man called, and deputies advised him if he called again he would be arrested for phone harassment.

Also on that day, an Akron woman reported the theft of a $240 battery-operated candle from her mother’s gravesite in an East Waterloo Road cemetery.

Deputies responded to a rear-end collision involving two vehicles on East Turkeyfoot Lake road May 22. The driver who crashed into a vehicle in front of hers appeared intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. The Uniontown woman was charged with DUI and tailgating and released with a court summons.

A Swartz Road man reported May 22 someone cut a metal lock from a shed in his backyard and stole hand, garden and power tools, two boat motors, a fish finder and three saws.

A Wagoner Street man reported May 22 someone dumped chemicals on his property, killing the vegetation.

An employee of a Manchester Road business reported May 24 he observed a man steal a $500 generator and leave in a vehicle.

An Akron man stopped on Massillon Road May 24 for lane violations and driving without a license was charged with possession of marijuana found in the vehicle.

Deputies arrested a Barberton woman for theft and criminal trespassing May 24 after she allegedly concealed merchandise and left a Manchester Road store without paying. She had been banned from the store due to a previous incident.

A woman reported the rear window of her vehicle was broken while it was parked outside a Manchester Road bar May 25.

A Wymore Road woman reported she was working in her yard May 25 and a neighbor’s dog entered the yard and became aggressive. The dog owner was charged with having a dog at large.

Deputies are seeking the person who broke into a Jarvis Road garage through a window May 27 and stole a welder, torches and fuel tanks.

Three sections of aluminum downspouts were stolen from the exterior of a business on Manchester Road May 28.

Deputies responded to an alarm at a Manchester Road business May 29 and found the side door had been damaged in an attempt to gain entry.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An Akron man was arrested for theft of a blood pressure monitor from a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store May 19 and banned from the store for six months.

Also on May 19, an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported someone obtained his credit card information and used his identity to make purchases.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of bedroom furniture, stereo equipment and kitchen items totaling $3,950 in value from a trailer outside a Buhl Boulevard residence May 19.

A member of a Massillon Road sports club reported May 20 more than $18,500 has been stolen from the club’s bank account during the past two years.

Three air conditioners valued at $3,000 were stolen from a Mayfair Road professional office the night of May 20.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Greensburg Road residence May 21 after someone entered a residence and stole a dirt bike, two flat-screen TVs, a chainsaw, stereo equipment, an iPhone and $300.

A South Arlington Road man reported May 22 someone stole his debit card and used it to make a $143 purchase.

Deputies stopped a Canton man for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road May 23 and arrested him for possession of drug paraphernalia after a pipe and grinder were found in the vehicle. 

On May 23, deputies were called to a Venus Road residence by a man who said his neighbor brandished a large piece of wood and challenged him to fight. The neighbor was charged with aggravated menacing and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies responded to a report of road rage on Delta 77 Drive May 23, when an Akron man reported a Uniontown man crashed into his vehicle, and when the two stopped, the Uniontown man exited his vehicle and waved a weapon at him. Deputies confiscated the weapon, arrested the man for menacing and took him to the Summit County Jail.

The owner of a boutique on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road reported May 24 the rear door of the business was pried open. Nothing was reported missing.

Also on May 24, deputies patrolling Massillon Road observed broken glass outside an automotive business and discovered the door was open. Officers notified the business owner, who reported money had been stolen.

A Cheshire Road woman reported May 25 a verbal argument with her live-in boyfriend turned physical when he threw her to the ground. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A South Arlington Road man reported he heard a commotion outside his residence May 26 and went outside to find his neighbor’s two dogs had entered a pen on his property and mauled 10 of his alpacas, killing nine of them, as well as a rabbit. The monetary value of the lost animals is more than $34,000. According to the victim, the dogs have run loose on previous occasions and they have killed other animals and family pets. The Mars Road woman who owns the dogs received two citations for having dogs at large and the dogs were turned over to an animal control agency.

A South Main Street man reported May 26 an Akron woman assaulted him during an argument at his residence and damaged two vehicles in his driveway. She was arrested for assault and criminal damaging and released with a court summons.

Deputies arrested a Uniontown man for aggravated menacing and took him to the Summit County Jail May 27 after a Mayfair Road woman reported she received text messages from the man threatening to harm a male friend.

A Krebbs Drive man reported May 29 someone cut a lock from a shed on his property and stole two lawnmowers, a chainsaw and a can of gasoline.

Deputies arrested an 18-year-old East Comet Road man on four counts of public indecency May 30 after investigating reports he exposed himself and masturbated by his window as school buses passed by on three occasions in May.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Police arrested an Osage Avenue man and a Russell Street man and charged them with disorderly conduct after reports were received regarding the two walking down Lakeside Drive May 25 and causing a disturbance.

A Par Drive man was charged with domestic violence May 26 after an argument with his girlfriend turned physical. The girlfriend ran to their bedroom and shut the door, but the man forced the door open, causing a bump on her head. The woman was treated by EMS and the man was arrested and charged.

Police responded to a report of a 13-year-old Springfield female punching another 13-year-old female at Springfield High School during an argument between the girls May 27. School officials are handling the matter and the alleged attacker was referred to a county youth diversion program.

On May 28, a Front Street man walked to a Canton Road drugstore to pick up two prescriptions and was attacked and robbed of Prozac and Xanax, according to his mother. Police are investigating.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: On May 13, a Barrymore Avenue man contacted police to report a possible drunk driver and then called 9-1-1 four more times. He also reportedly called the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and then called the nonemergency number at the New Franklin Police Department six times. The man was uncooperative with dispatch, according to the police report, and was arrested for disrupting public service.

Following an accident on Manchester Road May 23, an Akron Road man was arrested for an insurance violation with multiple suspensions.

A Ventura Boulevard man was arrested on charges of creating a noise nuisance May 24 after police received several noise complaints about the four-wheeler he was driving. Several complaints about the noise regarding the four-wheeler had been previously reported, according to the police report.

After a traffic violation May 24 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road, police discovered a man with an active warrant out of Summit County Sheriff’s Office and transported him to jail.

Police came into contact with a man with an active warrant out of New Franklin May 29 on Manchester Road and took him to court.

While on patrol May 29, an officer found a set of keys and a pharmacy card in the middle of Center Road.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police were called to a South Arlington Road store May 20 for a man who allegedly took one can of beer without paying, got into a truck and passed out. The Cynthia Drive man was charged with having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle, and his mother came to pick him up upon release.

On May 21, a Mayfair Circle woman reported her grandson stole 200 pills of hydrocodone and lorazepam from her.

A Canton Road park facility garage was entered May 21 and $800 in gardening equipment was stolen.

Also on that day, a Massillon Road man reported a check for $190 written out to a woman was stolen from his car. When police arrived to investigate, they found a Howard Lane woman seated in the vehicle.

On May 23, a Fremont Avenue man reported someone, possibly his son who lives with his grandmother on Wilpark Drive, replaced oxycodone tablets in her medicine bottle with aspirin and sleeping tablets. The woman has been taking that medication for the last three days without knowing. Police found more of those medications in the bottle upon investigating the complaint.

An Elbon Avenue man was charged with obstruction after giving police false information about his identification May 23 during a traffic stop. The man apparently told police he was trying to cover up that he was driving under a license suspension.

During a traffic stop May 24, a Hillman Road man was found with an open can of beer in the car. He was given a field sobriety test, which he passed, and was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

Police were called May 24 to a Gowanda Avenue home for a drug dealer parked in the driveway who refused to leave when asked. The Hawkins Avenue man was found sitting in his car with the door open and reportedly admitted to police he had swallowed seven Xanax bars. Police found more drugs in the vehicle and charged the man with tampering with evidence and trafficking in drugs.

On May 25, a 26th Street Northwest man was charged with theft after he reportedly tried to steal a 55-inch TV from a South Arlington Road store and also with possession of drug paraphernalia after a hypodermic needle was found on him.

Police charged a Swinehart Road man with domestic violence after he reportedly struck a family member with a bat during an argument May 26.

Also on that day, an Onondago Trail man seen with an open can of beer at Springfield Lake Park was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a public place. He was arrested for failure to appear on a disorderly conduct charge from the Springfield Police Department.

Four windows at Roosevelt Elementary School were reported broken May 27. Police are investigating a report that a Lessig Avenue man is responsible.

A bronze vase was reported stolen from a gravesite at a Canton Road cemetery May 27.

Also on that day, a Gregory Drive man reported $1,800 in gift cards from a do-it-yourself store were stolen from his desk. He told police he believes a man he hired to do work around his house is responsible.

On May 28, two Catherine Avenue brothers were charged with criminal trespass and theft after they were caught behind a Massillon Road business and allegedly admitting to planning to steal scrap metal. They initially told police they had stopped there to get water for their overheated car.

A Collinwood Avenue woman was charged with theft May 28 after she was reportedly was caught stealing $170 in baby clothes from a South Arlington Road store.

Police charged a 15-year-old Springfield juvenile female with domestic violence May 28 after she allegedly struck her 12-year-old sister, leaving visible marks, for wearing her clothing without permission.

A laptop and bicycle stolen from a Forest Drive home May 28 were recovered from a home in Akron later that day and charges are pending on a juvenile from the home.

On May 29, a Beryl Road woman was charged with domestic violence for allegedly punching a live-in boyfriend in the face during an argument. She told police her name was “Jomama” and that her Social Security number was 6969.

Police issued a warrant for a Ravenna woman May 29 after she reportedly tried to steal $88 in video games and a gold bracelet from a South Arlington Road department store and fled from security personnel when they tried to stop her, leaving her 59-year-old disabled mother at the scene.

A Tributary Lane woman reported May 30 two workers from a duct cleaning service were doing work at her house May 29, and a day later, she noticed two rings valued at $5,000 missing from a drawer.

On May 31, a Farmdale Road man reported he allowed two Akron men who purchased a vehicle from him to keep the plates in order to drive the vehicle home, and when he called to get them back, they refused to return them. Police entered the plates into a law enforcement database system.

Police responded to an alarm at Springfield High School May 31 at 3:21 a.m. and saw three individuals in the back, along with three laptops on the ground and a drill that was apparently used to take apart a window on the building they had entered. All fled, but a 15-year-old juvenile female was apprehended and charged with breaking and entering and unruliness. Warrants were issued for a 17-year-old Springfield male and a 16-year-old Lakemore male.

Also on that day, a shed on Shady Acres Drive was spray-painted on three sides.

On June 3, a Mogadore woman and a Hillwood Drive woman were charged with misuse of a credit card and theft after police investigated a report by a Killian Road man filed in April that his credit card was missing and used to make unauthorized purchases.

— 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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