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South Side Neighborhood Watch

6/26/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On June 7, Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle accident on Woodfield Avenue, where a driver crashed into trees on the front lawn of a residence. The driver was transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries and also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia found in the vehicle. Charges for DUI were pending results of a BAC test performed at the hospital.

A Cope Avenue woman reported June 12 someone broke security lights outside her home and damaged a padlock on a door.

A Daisy Avenue woman reported June 14 the father of her children grabbed her by the neck and choked her during an argument at her residence. He denied assaulting her, but deputies observed marks on her neck, arrested him for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a South Main Street bar June 15. A group of people had been arguing and one woman refused to comply with officers’ requests to calm down. Despite several warnings, she continued her disruptive behavior, according to the report. The Akron woman also reportedly lied about her identity and was handcuffed, arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction of official business and taken to the Summit County Jail. The other parties involved in the argument agreed to separate for the night.

On June 16, a Flowerdale Avenue woman reported she received threatening text messages from an unknown person.

A dealer license plate was stolen from a vehicle at a Ley Drive auto auction lot June 17. Deputies entered information about the plate into a national database for stolen vehicles and plates.

Deputies investigated a June 17 report filed by a Flynn Avenue woman who said an acquaintance made threats against her via a social web page. Deputies contacted the acquaintance and advised her to have no contact of any kind with the victim.

A Pamer Drive man reported June 17 his estranged wife called him 26 times that day after being told not to call him. Deputies called the woman and told her to have no contact with him.

On June 18, deputies were seeking the person who stole American and Ohio flags from a pole outside a Portage Lakes Drive site.

Someone entered a vehicle in the driveway of an Elderberry Avenue residence June 19 and stole a camera.

The owner of rental property on Portage Lakes Drive reported June 19 eight boxes of floor tiles, totaling $86, were stolen from a residence.

An Akron man whose vehicle became disabled on South Arlington Road June 19 was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and released with a court summons.

The owner of a trailer parked at a yacht club on South Main Street June 20 reported a spare tire was stolen from the vehicle.

A hanging flower basket was reported stolen from the yard of an Aqua Drive residence June 22.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier



GREEN: A Laburnum Drive man reported June 13 two outside mirrors on his vehicle were damaged.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at an Island Drive residence June 16. A woman reported her son assaulted her during an argument, and deputies arrested him for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail. He was later charged with possession of drug paraphernalia that was removed from his home.

The manager of a Lauby Road vehicle rental business reported an Orville man dropped a bag containing a suspicious white powder on the ground when he returned a vehicle June 16. Deputies confiscated the powder, which tested positive for cocaine, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He agreed to surrender on the warrant.

A Northwood Drive man reported June 16 his live-in girlfriend physically assaulted him during an argument. She was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On June 16, deputies responded to a disturbance at a Cherry Lane residence where a woman reported her boyfriend damaged a screen door and her cell phone and smashed the windshield of her car during an argument. Witnesses confirmed the report, and deputies signed a warrant for his arrest on three counts of criminal damaging.

Deputies responded to a report of an unwanted male at a Neptune Drive residence June 17, arrested him on a warrant for a probation violation and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Canton man who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 June 17 was arrested on a warrant and released to the Canton Police Department.

A file containing tax information and personal documents was stolen during the burglary of a Provens Drive residence June 17.

On June 19, deputies reviewed video footage from the concession area of a youth camp on Mount Pleasant Road in an attempt to identify two white males who broke into the camp and stole food.

Deputies responded to reports of an erratic driver on Corporate Woods Parkway June 19, stopped the vehicle, which had two flat tires, and arrested the Clinton man for possession of drugs and paraphernalia. He was released with a court summons.

Following a traffic stop on Fortuna Drive June 19, an Akron man was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia found during a search of his vehicle.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Greenfield Drive residence June 19. A woman had reported someone entered the home and stole a TV and video game.

On June 20, deputies observed a suspicious vehicle on April Drive and arrested a Uniontown man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A Farview Road man reported a wooden wagon wheel was stolen from his yard June 21.

A woman reported she left her cell phone in a restroom of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store while shopping there June 21. She returned minutes later to find it was gone.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road June 21, deputies arrested an Akron man for possession of marijuana and having an open container of vodka in a vehicle. He was released with a court summons.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier



LAKEMORE: Police responded to a call about a fight on Seneca Avenue June 13. Due to conflicting information and no interest in filing charges by any of the parties involved, police issued warnings and separated them.

A Samuel Road man was charged with domestic violence June 15 after the Akron Police Department arrested him on a warrant out of their jurisdiction and returned him to the Springfield Police Department for a warrant out of that office.

On June 18, a Sanitarium Road man reported someone spray-painted his door black. Police are questioning two juvenile males, from Lakemore and Springfield, who are alleged to have been involved in the incident.

Police charged an Essig Avenue woman with resisting arrest, obstruction and disorderly conduct June 20 after she reportedly refused to answer their questions and attempted to leave in her car upon being told she was under arrest.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay



NEW FRANKLIN: An Overture Way man reported June 14 a lock was cut off a trailer and a garage door had been damaged, but nothing was missing.

A Rennie Court woman reported June 14 a family member, of Hopocan Avenue, was helping her around the house and when he left, diamond earrings and silver and bronze coins were missing.

Also on that day, a Dustys Road man reported his ex-girlfriend, of Glenmere Road, scratched his girlfriend’s car while it was parked at his home. Witnesses reported seeing the ex-girlfriend driving in the area at the time.

On June 17, police responded to a report of an intoxicated and possibly suicidal man on Woodcrest Avenue. The father of the man told police his 24-year-old son was outside yelling and saying the next time he was seen, he would be in a coffin. Police located the man hiding behind a tree in a neighbor’s yard and transported him to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Police had a vehicle that had been parked in the right-of-way on Manchester Road for 48 hours towed to the owner’s yard June 17.

A license plate found attached to a stop sign at Vanderhoof and Van Buren roads was confiscated by police June 17. Police tried to contact the owner but were unable to do so.

A Manchester Road man was charged with criminal damaging June 18 after striking a mirror on a car and breaking it. The man said he hit the car because it was backing out of a spot in a West Nimisila Road parking lot and almost struck his child. The driver of the vehicle told police the man also yelled and spit on him.

A red and black Mongoose bicycle found in the ditch on Manchester Road was picked up by the city’s Road Department crew June 19.

Police responded to a domestic dispute at a Kinstler Road home June 20. Both men stated they were arguing and denied any physical altercation had taken place. One male was found to have an active warrant out of the department and was arrested and transported to the Barberton Jail.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay



SPRINGFIELD: Police responded to a Coach Lane home for an unresponsive woman seen on the ground June 12. The woman woke after police arrived, and she reportedly told police she had snorted methamphetamine. After searching her home, police found meth and cocaine, and she was charged with possession of drugs, paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments.

A Killian Road man reported a $400 mower was stolen from the back of his truck parked in his driveway June 12. He told police a Sherbrook Drive man had been walking in the area asking people for money or a job. The next day, the homeowner saw the mower listed on Craigslist, and the seller told him it was purchased from the Sherbrook Drive man. Police issued a warrant for that man’s arrest on charges of theft and criminal trespass.

During a traffic stop June 14, a Howard Avenue man found to be driving under suspension and a license forfeiture and with an active warrant out of the New Franklin Police Department was arrested and transported there after being issued a citation.

A Krumroy Road home was entered June 15 and Vicodin, $450 and a carburetor box were stolen.

A driver’s license was stolen from the vehicle belonging to a Shadybrook Drive woman June 15.

Also on that day, a Massillon Road homeowner reported someone pushed open a window, but nothing in the home was moved or taken.

Police investigated an eyewitness account of a Carper Avenue man putting a backpack filled with chemicals and tubing into the garbage can at a Howard Avenue home June 15.

On June 16, a Canton Road gas station employee called police to report an Elson Avenue man who was banned from the property for a previous theft was there. When he was asked to leave, he went to the vehicle belonging to the employee, and when that employee came outside, the man threatened to kill her. The man was gone when police arrived.

A Gray Fox Drive man was transported to the hospital June 16 after exhibiting signs of “excited delirium.” The man was observed talking to himself and breaking things, and he jumped off a roof and landed on a car, breaking the windshield. The man reportedly admitted taking methamphetamine and heroin.

A Percy Drive woman called police June 16 to report someone damaged half of a shrub, killing the plant.

A sliding rear door on a box truck parked in a high weed area behind an East Waterloo Road home was broken June 16.

A Coach Lane woman reported June 17 that her unlocked car was entered and $32 and an amplifier were stolen.

During a traffic stop June 17, police noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A Key Place woman was found to be driving the vehicle under suspension, and she and a Romig Road woman were charged with possession of marijuana after they handed over a marijuana cigarette to police.

During another traffic stop June 19, a Baldwin Avenue man found to be driving under the influence was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after marijuana and a pipe were found in the vehicle.

A 21-year-old Shanafelt Avenue man called police June 19 after he arrived home to find his 54-year-old father had possibly died of an overdose. The man had a history of cocaine and heroin abuse, according to the police report. The father was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

Police charged a Johnston Street man with theft June 19 after he allegedly took a $287 dehumidifier and tried to return it for a refund at a South Arlington Road home hardware store. He also was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments after he was found with a hypodermic needle and a silver spoon with residue.

Police stopped to question a Neal Road man parked in the lot of a closed Lessig Avenue school June 19 and found he had been drinking. The man was charged with having an open bottle of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

Two Wisconsin men were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia June 21. Police had stopped to question the men after arriving to investigate a vehicle that had crashed into a ditch on South Arlington Road and found the two walking nearby.

— 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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