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South Side Neighborhood Watch

7/10/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On June 22, Summit County sheriff’s deputies made contact with an Akron man at a Manchester Road location and took him to the Summit County Jail on a warrant.

Deputies went to a Delora Drive residence June 22 and arrested a man on warrants for driving under suspension and domestic violence. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Manchester Road man reported June 27 a vehicle outside his residence was scratched the previous night.

A Peach Drive woman reported June 28 she had an argument with a Twinsburg woman, who began making threats toward her via a social website. Deputies contacted the woman and advised her to have no contact with the victim by any means.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Krebs Drive residence June 30. Someone entered through a window and stole a flat-screen TV, another TV, a stereo and a DVD player.

An employee of a bar on Portage Lakes Drive reported June 30 a man stole his cell phone from his vehicle and used it to send a text message to a female, stating he had taken the phone. The man then gave the phone to another friend to return to the victim. He admitted to officers he took the phone, and the Akron man was charged with theft, told to have no contact with the victim and banned from the bar.

A Jasmine Drive man reported July 1 an unknown male attempted to break into his residence. When he saw the resident, he fled on foot.

Employees of a North Turkeyfoot Road financial institution reported July 1 a customer became irate over fees charged to her account and began yelling and cursing at them. When a manager asked her to leave, she threatened to harm her. After she left, the customer reportedly called and threatened a corporate manager. Deputies signed warrants for her arrest for disorderly conduct and two counts of menacing.

Deputies investigated two reports of criminal damaging outside residences on East Pace Avenue July 2. Residents reported vehicles parked outside their homes were scratched and tires were flattened the previous night.

Someone punctured a tire on a vehicle outside a Dorwil Drive residence between 11 p.m. and midnight July 2.

An employee of a Manchester Road store reported July 3 a man attempted to gather enough merchandise to equal $80, then brandished a knife and told the cashier to open the register and give him $80. The employee screamed for police and the man fled on foot without taking anything.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road July 3, an Akron man was arrested for possession of marijuana and released with a court summons.

On July 4, a Hohman Avenue man called deputies after his fiancée reportedly struck him in the face several times during an argument. She was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Atwater man was arrested for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail July 4 after a man said he was having sex with his wife at an outdoor location on Portage Lakes Drive and he saw a man watching them. He told the man to go away, and when he didn’t, he punched him in the face several times. The victim was transported to a hospital by EMS.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On June 30, a man reported his $500 mountain bike was stolen from a park on Massillon Road between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to Akron-Canton Airport June 30, arrested a Brewster man on a warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man who was panhandling outside a South Arlington Road drive-through June 30 was told to leave and not return. He returned to the location shortly after and was arrested for criminal trespassing and released with a court summons.

A Knollwood Drive man reported June 30 his wallet was stolen from a vehicle outside his residence the previous night.

Following a traffic stop on Massillon Road July 1, deputies arrested a Canton man for possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Deputies confiscated marijuana, two pipes and a grinder from the vehicle.

The driver of a vehicle illegally parked in a bus area outside Akron-Canton Airport July 1 was arrested on felony warrants for trafficking in marijuana and probation violation. The Cuyahoga Falls man was taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Island Drive woman reported July 1 workers who cleaned out a neighboring residence following a foreclosure took some items from her garage. She said employees of the unknown company also damaged locked cabinets in her garage when they attempted to open them.

A Chadwick Drive woman reported she was away for several months and returned July 1 to find someone entered her residence and stole a camera, laptop computers and other items.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a South Main Street residence July 2. A woman reported her live-in boyfriend threw items at her during an argument and struck her on the head, causing a lump. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail. 

A Barberton man was arrested at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road office July 3 and taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for probation violation.

On July 5, a Mayfair Road man called deputies to report he was being assaulted and chased. Officers found him highly intoxicated in the roadway. He became belligerent with deputies, who arrested him for underage drinking and abuse of marijuana and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Canton woman whose vehicle became disabled on Interstate 77 July 5 was arrested for felony drug possession and taken to the Summit County Jail after deputies found narcotic tablets in her jacket pocket.

Employees of a Massillon Road gas station reported July 5 a man was walking around the gas station and parking lot while talking to imaginary people and carrying a gun in a holster. He was taken to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation and released to the Summit County Jail on charges of having a weapon under disability (due to a previous felony conviction) and disorderly conduct.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Lake Road juvenile male reported June 28 someone opened several accounts in his name in Florida. He told police he lived there with his mother until one year ago.

An Odella Avenue man reported June 28 his ex-girlfriend constantly texts him and makes threats. Police left a voicemail message with the woman to call them.

A Lakemore juvenile male was charged with telecommunications harassment June 29 after refusing to comply with two requests from police to have no further contact with a juvenile female.

A Canton Road store employee reported June 30 an Avis Road man and a Genera Street Northwest man forged the signature of an Avis Road company owner to cash checks totaling $2,244. Police are investigating.

Police were called July 6 regarding a man trying to get into a vehicle on Brittany Boulevard July 6 and found the man hiding behind some bushes. They also found a cell phone on him reported missing from a vehicle in the area. The Holcomb Avenue man told police two others took the item and gave it to him, but he could not identify them. He was charged with receiving stolen property.

After stopping to question a man seen walking around closed businesses July 7, police found the Highpoint Avenue man in possession of a used syringe. He also had warrants for nonsupport out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and was transported to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Greenfield Avenue man was arrested for possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and an insurance violation June 29 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road during a stop for a traffic violation. The man reportedly admitted to having marijuana in his vehicle.

On July 1, a Dailey Road woman reported she was out with friends and accepted a ride home from three unknown people and then fell asleep with them in her home. Items including an iPad, television, purse, perfume and jewelry with a total value of $4,175 were stolen from her residence.

An Encino Drive woman reported July 1 a brick pillar, window and concrete statue were damaged in her home and another concrete statue was stolen.

A West Nimisila Road woman was arrested for failure to confine a dog July 2. Police reportedly followed loose dogs and one charged and attempted to bite an officer. The dog was tased and ran home.

A Howland Avenue woman reported July 2 someone used her credit card to make two purchases totaling $323.

A clerk at a Manchester Road business reported July 2 a man grabbed a carton of cigarettes and fled in his vehicle.

A West Caston Road woman reported July 3 she found a 6-inch galvanized pipe with caps on both ends in her yard. The Summit County Bomb Squad reportedly determined the object did not contain any explosives and it was logged in to the New Franklin Police Department property system.

A Boatman Drive man was arrested on Manchester Road July 5 following a report of a possible drunk driver. He reportedly had bags of white powder in his pocket and a bottle of vodka was found inside his vehicle. He was arrested for driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle and an insurance violation.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Shady Acres Drive home was spray-painted and $1,000 worth of tools was stolen June 23.

A North Turkeyfoot Road woman reported June 25 she noticed her wallet was missing after dropping off packages at her car and going back inside a South Arlington Road store. She questioned two woman parked next to her, and they left immediately.

Police charged a Buena Vista Drive man with domestic violence June 25 after he allegedly choked and struck his live-in girlfriend in the face, causing swelling.

A cell phone was reported stolen from a vehicle belonging to an Avis Road man while it was parked at an East Waterloo Road grocery store June 25.

A Lessig Avenue woman reported her mail was stolen from her mailbox June 26.

The next day, a laptop and TV were stolen from a Columbine Avenue home. The owner provided the names of two people he believes may be responsible.

On June 28, a Lake Road man reported a pistol sitting on a table during a garage sale went missing after a Plaza Court couple looked at it. Police went to their home and were given consent to search their vehicle but not their trailer. They did not find the weapon.

A 30-day tag was reported stolen from a Sanitarium Road woman’s vehicle while it was parked at an East Waterloo Road grocery store June 28.

A Pomatan Avenue resident reported a front window was opened and the home was entered June 28. A TV was taken. At that time, the resident also reported a similar burglary the previous night resulted in the theft of a video game system and $450. The man told police he believes a Gowanda Avenue man is involved in the thefts.

Truck rims, leaf springs and brake drums were reported stolen from an East Waterloo Road business June 30.

Also on that day, a Killian Road man reported someone filed tax returns using his name.

On July 1, a bank debit card was reported stolen from a mailbox on Coach Lane.

During a traffic stop July 4, police found three bags of marijuana in a car and charged a Rosyln Avenue man with possession of marijuana.

A Massillon Road woman and her juvenile daughter were charged with theft after the woman placed a $14 item in her daughter’s purse at an East Waterloo Road pet store and the two left without paying for the item July 4.

— 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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