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South Side Neighborhood Watch

6/12/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road May 25, Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman who reportedly lied about her identity. She was charged with falsification of information, driving under suspension and obstruction of official business and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies patrolling South Main Street May 29 stopped a Canton man for a traffic violation and arrested him for having an open container of beer in a vehicle and possession of marijuana found during his arrest.

On May 30, deputies investigated the burglary of a Glenmount Avenue residence, where someone entered through an unsecured rear door, took a pillow case and laundry basket, filled it with jewelry and other items and left.

A Canvasback Circle man was arrested for domestic violence May 30 after his live-in girlfriend reported he held her down and struck her several times, leaving visible marks on her face. The victim declined medical attention and the man was charged and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated a report of impersonation of a peace officer and attempted theft from the elderly May 30 after a Doubler Drive woman reported a man who claimed to be an Akron Police Department (APD) lieutenant called her to say she was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear for jury duty, and if she did not immediately pay $504, she would be arrested. He instructed her to purchase a prepaid credit card and provide the numbers to him. While officers were at her residence, the man called again and stated he was a police lieutenant. When a deputy identified himself, the caller hung up. Police called the phone number and the man answered the phone as Lt. Carr. Deputies determined there is no such person with the APD. [For more information on this scam, see the News & Notes item titled, “Common Pleas Court warning of jury duty scam,” which appeared in the May 30, 2014, edition of the South Side News Leader, at www.akron.com.]

A Flynn Avenue woman reported May 31 a man posted a message on a social website stating he wanted to kill her.

On June 2, an Aqua Boulevard woman reported her child’s father showed up early for a scheduled visitation and opened her storm door. When she closed her front door, he became upset and forced the storm door, breaking the glass. He said it was an accident and was charged with criminal damaging. He was released with a court summons.

Deputies were called to a South Arlington Road residence June 2, when a woman reported her live-in boyfriend grabbed her by the neck and held her down, injuring her chin. The man fled before officers arrived but was apprehended a short distance away, charged with domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A North Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported June 3 someone removed her GPS from the engine compartment of her vehicle, damaging the GPS unit.

On June 4, deputies responded to complaints that residents could hear loud music from a Portage Lakes bar near their homes. Deputies noticed the music was excessively loud and advised the manager to turn it down, which he agreed to do. He was advised that any more complaints would result in charges of noise violations.

Following a traffic stop on East Waterloo Road June 6, an Akron woman was charged with having an open container of beer in a vehicle.

Deputies responded to an incident of road rage June 6, when an Akron man reportedly exited his vehicle on Gable Street, approached another driver and began yelling obscenities at him, then pounded on the victim’s vehicle and drove away. Deputies located the suspect, arrested him for menacing and released him with a court summons.

An Akron man who was warned by deputies regarding harassment of a Flynn Avenue woman was arrested for disorderly conduct June 7 after he was videotaped repeatedly driving past the woman’s house while making obscene gestures.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier



GREEN: An employee of a Mount Pleasant Drive business reported May 27 someone locked the business’ computer files and charged a fee to unlock them.

An Island Drive man reported May 29 a $1,500 air conditioner coil was stolen from his residence.

Also on May 29, a Henrietta Drive woman reported a set of gold tableware was missing from her residence.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling South Arlington Road at 2:30 a.m. May 30 stopped the driver of a pickup truck after they observed a woman drinking beer while riding in the cargo area of the vehicle. After she was charged with having an open container of beer in a vehicle and placed in a patrol car, she began kicking the window of the cruiser and refused to obey commands to stop. The Massillon woman was additionally charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On May 30, deputies investigated reports that a person was smoking a drug in a vehicle outside a Francs Drive medical facility and found a man sitting in his father’s vehicle. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron woman was arrested for theft of infant formula and clothing from an Arlington Ridge Road store May 31 and released with a court summons.

A Massillon Road man reported May 31 someone removed the lock from a shed in his yard and stole a log splitter, ramps, golf balls, a pressure washer and other items.

Also on May 31, a Karla Drive man reported someone threw a can of paint on his garage door the previous night.

The owner of a taxicab company was charged with two counts of failure to comply with a new city ordinance requiring all taxicabs operating in the city to be equipped with meters. The charges were issued June 1, when deputies observed two cabs sitting outside Akron-Canton Airport and determined they had no meters. The following day, the business owner received a third citation after officers observed another cab without a meter outside the airport.

A shopper at a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store reported June 2 her wallet was stolen by someone who later used her credit card and driver’s license to make purchases.

Deputies responded to an Island Drive location June 2 for a woman who had passed out in the passenger seat of a vehicle with its engine running. Deputies woke her and called EMS to transport her to a detoxification center. She was charged with having an open container of liquor in a vehicle.

A Lindale Drive man reported June 2 nine bags of mulch were stolen from his driveway.

A Deanna Drive woman was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail June 2 after she allegedly threw her mother to the floor, struck her and threw a can at her during an argument at their residence.

On June 3, a Pine Lake Trail woman reported she lost her electronic reader last January and recently learned someone used it to access her Amazon account and make a $300 purchase of adult movies.

Deputies investigated a June 3 report of identity theft filed by a Kaufmann’s Creek Drive woman who said someone used her credit card number to make a $1,800 purchase at a California phone store.

A Mayfair Road man reported June 4 he went out to walk his dog and returned to find someone entered his apartment and stole money from his wallet.

Deputies observed a Streetsboro man urinating on the side of an apartment building on Royal Liverpool Drive in the presence of children and other residents the evening of June 5. He was arrested for public indecency and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Canal Fulton woman was arrested for DUI on South Main Street June 6 and was placed in the rear of a cruiser. She escaped from the locked patrol car and refused to allow officers to place her back inside the vehicle. She was charged with resisting arrest and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier



LAKEMORE: Police responded to a report of young children in the middle of Lake Road May 31 and found a 4-year-old male and a 2-year-old male and female. Witnesses reported they were out there for at least 15 minutes without an adult. Police located a parent, and she told police she was using the bathroom and was not aware they had gone outside. Police determined there were no previous reports of incidents at the residence but referred the case for follow-up.

Also on that day, a Chattford Court woman called police to report the president of the neighborhood’s homeowners’ association came over twice demanding payment of dues. Police advised the man he must go through small claims court for the money.

On June 2, a Mount View Avenue woman reported a neighbor took items from her property to build a small fire. Police told the man he must ask permission to take items in the future.

A Preston Avenue woman working at a Lake Road bar was charged with selling alcohol to a minor June 4 after a patron called police to report she served beer to a minor. A 19-year-old Hartville man allegedly admitted she served him two beers, and he was charged with underage consumption.

Police charged a Stinard Avenue woman with having dogs at large after a Springfield Lake Road woman reported the dogs were running loose and bit her dog while she was walking it on a leash June 6.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay



NEW FRANKLIN: A Kermit Avenue woman was arrested for driving under the influence, having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia and for an insurance violation June 1 after being stopped for a traffic violation. An officer observed a liquor bottle inside the vehicle, and the drug paraphernalia was found inside a purse during a vehicle inventory.

A Melton Avenue man reported June 3 someone used his bank account information to make a purchase of $195.

Police responded to a report of assault June 3 on Fayette Avenue. A Ponciana Avenue man was arrested for assaulting a Fayette Avenue woman, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. He refused to walk after being handcuffed and attempted to kick an officer, according to the police report. Also, the Fayette Avenue woman was arrested for assaulting a Twelfth Street man and for disorderly conduct. She reportedly told police she struck the man because he did not defend her against the Ponciana man.

On June 7, a Summit County sheriff’s deputy came into contact with a woman with an active warrant out of New Franklin and was transported to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long



SPRINGFIELD: Police responded to a report of an assault at a South Arlington Road hotel June 1. A Thomas Road man reported a Hillsdale Court man got upset over some text messages and punched him in the nose.

A Darnell Drive woman reported she left her wallet on the counter at a South Arlington Road store June 2 and it was taken. The wallet was turned in three hours later without the $30 it had contained.

Police performed a child welfare check at a Samuel Road home June 2. They noticed an odor of marijuana in the home and found a drug pipe in a bedroom. A woman at the home was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

A vehicle, 55-inch TV, five shotguns, three guns, a cross bow, two guitars, a video game system, a laptop and a cell phone were taken from a Marion Avenue home June 2. A neighbor reported seeing a white male, 5 feet, 6 inches to 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 130 to 160 pounds and wearing a black shirt, light-colored shorts and a baseball cap in the yard and leaving the home in a car.

Police charged a West Bath Road man with theft for reportedly stealing $632 in computer hard drives from a South Arlington Road store June 3. The man attempted to flee but was apprehended and all items were recovered.

Police responded to a call about two 15-year-old males from Lakemore breaking mailboxes on Shanafelt Avenue and Shadybrook Drive June 3. The males fled when police arrived, but they were eventually apprehended. One male was charged with aggravated menacing for threatening to kill an Abington Road man who confronted them, as well as criminal damaging, obstruction and possession of a drug pipe. He also was found with an orange pill and was told charges are pending his supplying a prescription for the medication. The second youth was charged with criminal damaging and obstruction. Both were transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police observed a Beach Drive man walking his bicycle fall in the roadway June 4. After talking to him, they discovered he was highly intoxicated and charged him with disorderly conduct and then transported him to a friend’s residence.

During a June 4 traffic stop to check out a man possibly driving under suspension, police found a trumpet mouthpiece filled with residue from marijuana. A White Pond Drive man allegedly admitted he used the item to smoke and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

During another traffic stop the next day for expired plates, a Mohawk Trail man reportedly told police he had a small amount of marijuana and was charged with possession of drugs.

An employee of a Canton Road business reported someone used a white box truck to pump $550 in kitchen grease from the business June 5. The employee told police the truck was not from a business that they had a contract with for the grease, which is recycled into fuel.

A Swartz Road man called police June 5 to report he was backing out of a parked space on a motorcycle when a green vehicle came to a stop behind him. The driver of the vehicle asked him if he had hit his vehicle, and then exited, came over to tackle him, knocking the bike to the ground, and rammed his head into the green vehicle, which had two passengers. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time. Police traced the vehicle to a Florida man, and the motorcyclist is considering charges of assault and criminal damaging.

On June 7, a Mallison Avenue woman and a Crosby Street woman were charged with theft after allegedly stealing $121 and $38 in toiletries, respectively, from a Canton Road drugstore. The first woman initially told police they bought the items at another store, but they eventually reportedly admitted to stealing the items from the drugstore. The first woman was additionally charged with obstruction.

An Elson Avenue man reportedly caught stealing two bottles of alcohol from a Canton Road gas station June 8 was charged with theft as well as criminal trespass for being on the property after being banned from it.

On June 10, an Ozark Drive woman was charged with domestic violence after allegedly hitting her husband in the face with an aluminum baseball bat during an argument.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

The Akron police reports were compiled by Ariel Hakim, and the remainder were compiled by Maggie DeMellier.

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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