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South Side Neighborhood Watch

6/19/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On June 1, Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a West Warner Road residence, where a man reported his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend used an object to smash the windshield of his truck, steal two cell phones and damage a lawnmower by throwing it from the truck. He was unable to provide the boyfriend’s name or personal information, and deputies told him to contact them with the information.

Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call from a woman at a Manchester Road motel June 5 and found the caller and a male in a room. The woman said the two used heroin before she called and the male was unresponsive. Officers confiscated syringes from the room and charged the male and female with possession of drug abuse instruments, and EMS transported them to a hospital.

An Akron man arrested on a warrant for theft June 8 at a Manchester Road motel threw a case of beer at deputies and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short distance away and charged with obstruction of official business and resisting arrest and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies located an Akron man at a Lakeway Street residence June 8, arrested him on a warrant for possession of heroin and released him to the Akron Police Department.

A Portage Lakes Drive man wanted on a warrant for illegal purchase of pseudoephedrine was arrested at his residence June 8 and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On June 9, an Akron man at a Radnor Road residence was arrested on a warrant for criminal trespassing and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies are seeking the person who entered an unlocked vehicle outside a Dorwil Court residence June 9 and stole a laptop computer, phone charger, GPS, cordless drill and a bag of tools, totaling $2,830 in value.

Also on that day, a license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle outside a Saunders Avenue residence.

A large statue inside a mausoleum at an East Waterloo Road cemetery was knocked over and damaged June 9.

A Killian Road man reported he came home June 10 to find his children’s toys and a guitar had been moved to another room. He believes neighborhood children entered the residence during the day and played with the toys.

Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Portage Lakes Drive June 10 and arrested a Zanesville man for DUI, failure to control his vehicle and having an open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

A Chaffin Road woman reported June 11 an Akron man arrived at her residence, began screaming at her and threatened her life. He left before officers arrived. When deputies contacted him, he admitted being upset about comments she allegedly made involving the care of their children but denied making threats. The two were advised to obtain professional help to resolve the dispute over their children.

Deputies investigated the burglary of Erwine Intermediate School June 11. Someone broke several windows to gain entry and steal audio equipment valued at $600.

A Swartz Road woman reported two hanging flower baskets were stolen from her yard June 13.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Employees of a Nimisila Road bar called Summit County sheriff’s deputies May 31 after an intoxicated patron was told he would not be served any more alcohol and he created a disturbance. Deputies escorted the Akron man from the bar, charged him with criminal trespassing, released him with a court summons and sent him home in a cab.

The pilot of a jet flying into Akron-Canton Airport reported June 7 someone in the area of state Route 62 and east of Interstate 77 aimed a green laser light at the aircraft.

The next day, deputies investigated the theft of items from a vehicle parked outside the National Guard Armory at Akron-Canton Airport.

Deputies were called to an Arlington Ridge Road motel June 8 after employees reported a man damaged the door of his room. He refused to answer the door when deputies knocked and employees said they would call officers when he checked out to make a report of any other damages to the room.

An East Turkeyoot Lake Road man reported June 9 his car was scratched while it was parked outside his residence.

Also June 9, someone pried open a screen from the window of a Chenoweth Road office in a failed attempt to enter.

Employees of an Arlington Ridge Road store reported June 10 a Barberton man and woman concealed electronic items in a backpack and left without paying for them. Deputies recovered the merchandise and charged the two with theft. The male was taken to the Summit County Jail on warrants for theft and possession of drugs and the female was released with a court summons.

A Lyndon Drive woman reported someone entered her residence the night of June 10 and stole her purse, containing her wallet, keys, personal and payroll checks and $300 cash.

A Sweitzer Road woman reported June 11 her neighbor came to her house and shoved her, then left. Officers contacted the neighbor and told her if she returned to the residence, she would be charged with trespassing.

The night of June 11, someone broke outside lights and damaged the greens of a Raber Road golf course.

A Meadow Wood Lane man reported a laptop computer, garage door opener and phone charger were stolen from his vehicle the night of June 11.

A Greensburg Road woman reported June 13 her daughter took her debit card and used it to make purchases totaling more than $2,000. The daughter reportedly admitted she used the card and allowed others to use it. She was charged with felony theft and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Mogadore business owner reported June 3 a $3,000 mower was stolen from a job site on Canton Road and hidden behind a shed on Fifth Street. After an investigation, police charged one Springfield juvenile male with theft and issued a warrant for another.

A Mongoose bicycle was reported stolen from a Plaza Court yard June 5.

A pool pump, snap-on pool cover and pool rail were reported stolen from an Adams Street home. The homeowner told police he had been talking to a man named Jason about selling the items to him before they were taken.

On June 13, police responded to a tip about a methamphetamine lab on Foxford Court. After searching the residence and finding chemicals and components used to manufacture meth, the homeowner was arrested, along with another woman and man at the home, and all were charged with felony illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs.

A juvenile male and two juvenile females were charged with unruliness after being caught trespassing on a vacant Flickinger Road property at midnight June 14. They were released to their parents at the police station after they were processed.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Fayette Avenue woman was arrested June 12 for possessing drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. Police were called to the woman’s home June 8 for a report of a woman not breathing, and she was taken to a hospital. According to the police report, syringes, tourniquets, spoons with residue and razor blades were found in her bedroom.

A Renninger Road man reported June 9 his motorcycle was stolen from his carport.

A Main Street man reported June 10 his $150 mailbox was stolen.

A Manchester Road man reported June 11 a window was broken at his home.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: An Allendale Street woman reported a Thoreau Street woman followed her making hand gestures after supposedly being cut off June 3. She pulled over on Ewart Road and told the driver she had children in the car, but the woman pepper-sprayed her in the face. Police arrested the Thoreau Street woman and charged her with assault.

A Saratoga Trail resident reported a handgun and magazine were stolen from the basement June 6. Other weapons were left untouched.

A plant, garden light and a reflector on Sanitarium Road were damaged June 8.

The window on an Overlook Drive basement was broken June 9.

Also on that day, a Rhoadesdale Avenue woman was charged with domestic violence and criminal damaging after allegedly choking her husband during an argument and cutting a hole in their waterbed and breaking pictures. The woman was supposedly angry that he had brought a female friend to the home.

A Lessig Avenue man reported June 10 someone filed federal income taxes in his name using his Social Security number.

A Crestline Avenue resident reported someone stole $150 and a TV while he was mowing his backyard June 10.

A Massillon Road man called police June 11 to report he saw a silver van strike two mailboxes and flee the scene.

A Samuel Road woman reported a West Crosier Street man left a threatening voicemail on her cell phone June 11.

The next day, a Shady Acres Drive woman reported she picked up her spouse from jail and he told her he planned to kill her and flee with all their belongings.

A Michigan man staying at a South Arlington Road hotel reported June 12 someone broke a window on his car and stole some change.

During a traffic stop June 13, a Comstock Court man and a Moonlight Drive woman were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after police found the items in the vehicle.

Also on that day, three South Akron juvenile males were charged with theft after trying to steal pellet guns from a South Arlington Road store, and one was additionally charged with possession of marijuana after the substance was found in his pocket.

— 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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