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South Side Neighborhood Watch

7/17/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: An Akron man reported he was walking on the sidewalk in front of a Portage Lakes Drive residence June 22 when a dog ran from the yard and charged at him. He kicked the dog away and fell, injuring his elbow. He declined medical attention and a report was made to the county dog warden.

On June 30, a Krebs Drive woman reported someone broke into her mobile home, damaging a window, but nothing was missing. She said similar incidents occurred at other mobile homes in the complex.

A bartender at a Portage Lakes Drive business reported July 6 a woman ordered and consumed a drink and when she was asked to leave, she refused to pay for it, exited the establishment and left in a vehicle.

Employees of a Manchester Road gas station reported July 6 a woman in a vehicle struck and damaged a freezer containing ice for sale outside the store. She drove off without stopping.

Two Swartz Drive men reported June 6 they were sitting on their porch when a vehicle drove by and an unknown person shot a firearm out the window toward them. Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were not able to locate any damage from the gunshot, nor could they find a spent casing.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Redcrest Lane residence July 6. A man reported an Independence woman threatened him with bodily harm during a custody exchange. Due to conflicting statements from the parties, no charges were filed.

On July 7, a Mallard Point Drive woman reported her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend was sending her unwanted text messages. Deputies contacted the Barberton woman, who denied sending messages. The parties were advised to have no contact with each other.

Deputies responded to a disabled vehicle on Robinson Avenue July 8 and arrested a Barberton man on warrants for aggravated possession of drugs and assault. The man was taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Surfside Drive man reported July 8 someone broke into his truck while it was parked in his driveway and stole a power saw and drill valued at $1,600.

The property manager of a Boat Drive park reported July 8 a woman whom deputies had advised to stay off the private property was there with her dogs. She was arrested for criminal trespassing and released with a summons.

The manager of a marine business on Portage Lakes Drive reported July 9 an unknown person cut a nylon strap and fuel line of a rental pontoon boat and stole the gas tank.

An Akron woman who was observed stumbling on the street while walking along Manchester Road July 11 was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and released with a summons.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at an Upham Drive residence July 11. A man reported his live-in girlfriend became increasingly agitated during an argument and continually charged at him in an aggressive manner and threatened him. She was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail, and the victim signed a motion for a temporary protection order.

A North Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported her live-in boyfriend threw her to the ground during an argument July 11 and placed his foot on her chest and throat after the two wrestled over a wallet. He admitted throwing her to the ground during the scuffle over the wallet, but he denied the other allegations. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an incident of road rage at a location on East Caston Road July 3. A man reported another driver shouted obscenities at him and poured liquid on his vehicle after accusing him of cutting him off in traffic. The driver said the man was the one who poured liquid on his vehicle. Deputies advised both men to control their tempers while driving.

Two Finley Drive residents reported theft from their vehicles the night of July 3. A woman reported someone cracked the windshield of her vehicle and stole a GPS, iPhone, cash, a hammer and a case containing CDs. A man reported his driver’s license, credit cards and a hat were stolen from his vehicle.

A Lynne Road woman reported July 4 the window of her vehicle was broken while it was parked outside her residence.

A woman reported July 4 jewelry worth $1,375 was stolen from her residence on Frawood Drive while she was in the process of moving out.

Between July 4 and 7, deputies investigated criminal damaging of vehicles on South Arlington Road and Southwick and Hickman drives, where someone slashed tires on several vehicles and set off fireworks that damaged another vehicle.

A homeless man was arrested for theft of a bottle of hard lemonade from a South Arlington Road gas station July 7. He was released with a summons and advised he is banned from the business.

On July 7, deputies investigated a report of criminal simulation, theft and forgery filed by an April Drive man who said someone used his personal information and signed his name to federal and state tax forms in order to obtain a refund.

Deputies responded to a report of shoplifting in progress at a South Main Street store July 8 and located the person inside the store with merchandise in his pockets. He lied to officers about his identity and he was charged with theft and falsification of information and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An employee of a Massillon Road store reported July 9 she placed her phone on the counter and went to the back room to assist a customer. When she returned, the $500 phone was missing. She provided deputies with a description of a woman who was reportedly hanging around near the phone at the time it disappeared.

An Akron man reported someone broke the windshield of his work vehicle while it was parked in a lot on South Arlington Road July 11.

A South Arlington Road florist reported July 11 an unknown driver damaged a stone retaining wall outside the business the previous night.

A Provens Drive woman reported July 11 someone entered her residence and stole personal and tax documents belonging to herself, her son and her daughter.

On July 11, deputies investigated a report of theft of a firearm from a Rayel Circle residence where a man said a handgun and ammunition were stolen.

A Mayfair Road man was arrested for disorderly conduct July 12 after he returned to a residence following a domestic dispute and began pounding on the door and yelling obscenities, disturbing neighbors.

On July 16 at about 3 a.m., deputies responded to a vehicle crash at Shriver and Sunnyview roads. A 14-year-old male and his 14-year-old male friend took his mother’s car for a ride without her permission, according to Sheriff’s Office officials. The driver lost control, rolled it and hit a parked vehicle. The males then fled the scene on foot, but they were later located at one of their residences. Both were cited for curfew violations and the driver was also cited for operating a vehicle without a license, reckless operation and hit-skip. Both were transported to a hospital for evaluation.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Police patrolling an area for reports of cars being broken into July 6 found a vehicle on Wexford Court with its door ajar, the dome light on and the glove box rummaged through. The owner reported sunglasses were missing.

A vehicle on Oxford Avenue was entered July 8 and seven store credit cards and an MP3 player were stolen.

Two windows of the S.U.P.E.R. Learning Center, located on Wilson Avenue, were broken with rocks July 9.

A Rubber Street woman reported July 9 a Seminole Avenue man damaged the keyboard on her computer. She asked police to tell the man he is no longer welcome at her home.

During a traffic stop July 10, a Shelburn Avenue man was charged with possession of marijuana after two bags of the substance were found in his car.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Lake Vista Road man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia July 5 on Manchester Road. A glass pipe was discovered in the man’s pockets when officers checked for weapons.

Police responded to activated alarms at residences on Dailey Road and Manchester Road July 7. Both residences were secure.

A Harter Avenue man was arrested for disorderly conduct July 12 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road after police were dispatched for a fight.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Canton Road auto shop employee reported two display ramps valued at $1,500 were stolen July 3.

Police responded to an attempted robbery at an East Waterloo Road store July 4. A clerk reported a white male wearing a black T-shirt and pants, with short dark hair and a tattoo on his right arm brandished a knife and demanded money. She turned on the intercom and yelled that she was being robbed, and the man fled on foot.

A Lavern Lane woman reported July 4 she let a Romig Road acquaintance stay at her place for a few days, and she discovered her driver’s license, Social Security, insurance, health care, food stamp and child support cards, along with a money order, were missing.

Police responded to a domestic incident on Albrecht Avenue July 6 and found a Josephine Avenue couple, both of whom were intoxicated, arguing in the driveway about going home. The woman was charged with disorderly conduct after arguing with officers when they were told they were not wanted at the home any longer.

A 19-year-old Sadler Street man was charged with domestic violence and underage drinking July 6. The man reportedly told his brother he would shoot him if he entered his room. He smelled of alcohol when police arrived. The man was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.

Police charged a Samuel Road man with domestic violence July 6 after responding to a request to check on his wife on the request of her family. The man reportedly refused to let the woman leave the home, threw her down on the floor and beat her. She was covered in bruises and was transported to a hospital, and the man was transported to jail.

Police were called to a Sadler Street home July 7 regarding underage drinking. A 17-year-old female was unruly and swore at police when they questioned her. The female was charged with underage drinking and tobacco violations and taken to the police station, where her mother picked her up.

On July 9, a Jeep on Neal Road was entered, but nothing was taken. The owner reported the car was also entered three months ago.

A Delaware Avenue mailbox was knocked over and dented July 9.

Police charged a 13-year-old Springfield male with unruliness July 10 after his mother reported he did not follow house rules, kicked things around in his room and swore at her. He was transported to the police station to process the charges, and his mother picked him up afterwards.

A Portage Line Road resident reported July 10 someone used her credit card to buy a $713 iPhone. The company reimbursed her and she canceled the credit card.

A Shady Acres Drive man reported July 10 someone stole $2,530 worth of tools from his covered porch and $40 in toiletries from his trailer. He told police a Canton Road man and woman who had been staying in the trailer were kicked out four days ago.

During a traffic stop July 12, a 20-year-old Hillman Road man was charged with underage consumption after reportedly admitting to drinking. He was released to a sober adult.

The next day, during another traffic stop for a suspected driver under suspension, a Thomas Boulevard man was charged with possession of drug instruments and drugs after police found a hypodermic needle and a marijuana cigarette in the vehicle.

— 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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