South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Employees of an East Waterloo Road gas station reported June 22 that three females concealed merchandise and attempted to leave without paying. Employees confronted them and recovered some items, but the three left with other merchandise and fled in a vehicle. Summit County sheriff’s deputies were reviewing video footage of the incident.
A representative of the township senior center on Portage Lakes Drive reported June 22 a window was broken.
A Bevan Street man reported June 22 two four-wheeled, off-road vehicles were stolen from his driveway. Deputies advised him to contact them when he had more identification information about the vehicles.
The owner of a motorcycle reported June 24 the license plate was stolen from it while it was parked outside a South Main Street professional office.
On June 25, deputies investigated a report by a Kemble Avenue man, who said someone threw a golf ball that smashed his living room window between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Deputies are seeking the person who forced open the front door of an unoccupied residence on Uhl Drive June 26 and stole a chainsaw.
Akron police and deputies responded to reports that two people were passed out in a vehicle at a South Arlington Road location June 26 and found a Georgia Avenue woman and a Nimisila Road man inside the vehicle, which contained methamphetamines and items used to manufacture them. Both were arrested for illegal manufacture of drugs and illegal assembly of chemicals and taken to the Summit County Jail. The female was additionally charged on three warrants for possession of drug abuse instruments and four warrants for receiving stolen property.
The owner of a Colopy Drive residence reported June 27 a tenant stole fixtures when he moved out of the residence.
An Akron woman reported all four tires of her vehicle were flattened while she played bingo at a South Arlington Road location the evening of June 27.
Deputies investigated the theft of a motorcycle from a Cormany Road residence June 28, when someone forced open a garage door and stole it. Later that day, the Akron Police Department reported they towed the vehicle from a location where the driver crashed the vehicle and left before officers arrived.
On June 28, a State Street woman reported the family of her deceased husband has been sending her unwanted messages via texting and posting on a social media web page. Deputies contacted a female, who said the complainant was the one who contacted her. The parties were advised to have no contact with each other by any means.
An unknown person entered an unlocked vehicle at a South Arlington Road location June 29 and stole debit and credit cards and $100.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a break-in at a Pine Knoll Drive location June 16, when someone broke the lock on a trailer and stole a lawnmower, edger, weed-cutters and backpack blowers, totaling $4,200.
A vehicle parked in the lot of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store between 6:30 and 8 p.m. June 20 was damaged when someone attempted to break in.
Someone broke into a locked truck outside a Massillon Road business June 22 and stole stereo equipment.
On June 22, an Auberry Circle woman requested deputies escort her to her boyfriend’s home on Dorwil Drive. She said the two had a fight at her residence and he had her purse and cell phone with him. Deputies observed she had facial injuries, which she said were inflicted by her boyfriend. Deputies interviewed him at his residence and he denied assaulting her. He said he had no idea how her face was injured and he threw her purse in the street outside her residence. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A Willowick woman reported she was assaulted by a woman who grabbed her shoulder as she exited an airplane at Akron-Canton Airport June 22. The suspect denied assaulting the woman and said she was attempting to get her attention. There were no witnesses and no charges were filed.
The manager of a South Main Street specialty store reported June 24 a male stole items from the store. Deputies were reviewing video footage of the incident.
A Berna Road man called deputies the night of June 24 when he saw an unknown man trespassing on his property. The man was gone when deputies arrived.
Deputies on Raber Road June 24 stopped a Uniontown man for speeding and arrested him for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. While he was in the rear seat of a cruiser, officers noticed him making furtive movements and determined he was in possession of narcotic tablets, which he stated were Percocet, for which he did not have a prescription. He was additionally charged with possession of Schedule II narcotics and taken to the Summit County Jail.
An Akron man, who was banned from an Arlington Ridge Road store, was spotted on the property June 25 by employees, who called deputies. Officers located the suspect a short distance away and arrested him for criminal trespassing.
An East Caston Road man reported his girlfriend spit on him, punched him and hit him on the head with a phone during an argument at their residence June 25. Deputies observed a knot on his head and arrested the female for domestic violence. She was taken to the Summit County Jail and the victim declined medical attention.
A Stratford Green man reported June 25 someone used his personal information in an attempt to open a bank account.
A riding lawnmower was stolen from outside a Raber Road residence June 26.
An employee of an Aultman Road building supply store reported June 26 an unknown male in a minivan removed two air-conditioning units from the building and stole them.
A Goldenwood Way woman reported June 27 an unknown person used her checking account to make an unauthorized purchase at an online pet store.
On June 27, an Akron woman reported she entered a market on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road while holding her dog in her arms. An employee told her she could not bring her dog into the store, and the manager shoved her out the door and yelled profanity at her. The manager denied the allegations, and there were no independent witnesses. No police action was taken.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A construction company employee reported June 18 that numerous vehicles parked at Springfield High School were damaged. Police were talking to two juveniles who may be involved. One was arrested later that day after a Sanitarium Road homeowner reported he saw the male run up to the side of his house and then found it had been spray-painted. Charges of criminal damaging, unruliness and trespassing are pending the investigation.
Police issued a warrant for a Springfield male June 19 after he apparently left his home despite being under house arrest.
On June 22, a 1999 green Dodge Caravan was reported stolen from a Lake Road home.
A Foxford Court woman reported June 24 that her birth certificate and Social Security card were stolen from her home while she was in jail.
A Sunrise Drive woman who reportedly cursed at a Canton Road store employee was charged with unruliness June 29 after the victim refused to sign charges of assault.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: On June 22, a South Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported a man stayed at his house and stole keys, a car and credit cards. Police issued a warrant for the man’s arrest.
A Manchester Road man reported June 22 his vehicle was scratched and a security light was broken.
A West Nimisila Road woman was arrested for failure to confine a dog June 22 after her dogs charged a neighbor.
A Fairwood Drive woman reported June 23 her sister has been using her personal information and has an outstanding warrant from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Police are investigating the matter.
Alcohol was stolen from a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business June 25.
An Island Drive man reported June 29 the tailgate and keys were stolen from his vehicle while it was at an Inn Street site.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: Police issued a warrant for criminal trespass for a Columbus woman who went to a Sanitarium Road home listed for sale June 19 despite being banned from the property. Previously, she had gone to the home and told the owner she bought it and was demanding the keys to the car in the garage.
A Sherbrook Drive man called police June 19 to report that an Uhler Avenue man, whom he gave $350 to on May 7 to take down a tree, has yet to do the work and does not return phone calls.
Police responded to a call about a man seen passed out by the roadway near a South Arlington Road gas station June 21. After reviving the man, police noticed he smelled of alcohol, and after waking him, found he had slurred speech, was loud, belligerent and unbalanced. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and transported to the Summit County Jail.
A Crosier Street man was charged with felonious assault after police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Coach Lane home June 21. The man apparently punched and kicked a woman of the home in the face. She was transported to a hospital, and police asked the Akron Police Department to pick up the man at work and transport him to the Summit County Jail, where charges were filed.
Police responded to a building fire on Fettro Road June 22. An investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle and articles, two guns, a laptop, four TVs and a sound system were stolen, and arson is suspected. The motorcycle frame was found on Fulmer Avenue and Spade Road in South Akron.
Two Massillon teenage boys found walking along East Waterloo Road June 22 at 2:45 a.m. were stopped for questioning. The boys apparently admitted to drinking, and they were charged with underage consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct. They were released to parents.
GPS units were stolen from two cars on Sypher Road and McElwain Road June 22.
The next day, a home on Alta Vista Avenue was entered and a pellet gun and 4-year-old German shepherd were stolen.
More than 40 lottery tickets were reported stolen from a Canton Road drive-through business June 23.
A Florida woman staying at a South Arlington Road hotel reported June 24 that someone broke into her vehicle and damaged the ignition in an attempt to steal the car.
A Killian Road homeowner reported June 24 that someone cut wires that were used to hang flower baskets from a tree in the yard.
Police charged a Wildon Avenue man with disorderly conduct and child endangering June 25. The man, who had apparently been drinking, was walking his 2-year-old son in a stroller when he stopped to argue with the boy’s mother and her boyfriend as they walked by, and the stroller ended up rolling into the ditch. The boy was not injured in the incident, but a referral was made to Summit County Children Services.
A Tritt Drive man was charged with disorderly conduct June 26 after he was seen yelling obscenities, shouting he was “going to kill someone” and observed throwing a cat. The man was transported to the Summit County Jail.
A Lessig Avenue woman also was charged with disorderly conduct that day after a witness reported she was screaming obscenities to parents picking up their children at a nearby school.
During a traffic stop June 28, a Woodland Place man was found with a drug pipe and police charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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