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South Side Neighborhood Watch

7/24/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of forgery and theft filed June 23 by a Woodburn Drive man who said someone opened a credit account in the name of his brother, over whom he has power of attorney, and incurred a debt of more than $3,000.

A Wigeon Way woman reported phone harassment by an Akron female July 13. Deputies contacted the female, who claimed she was the one who was being harassed. Deputies advised both females to have no contact with each other.

A Stow man was arrested for obstructing justice July 14 after he reportedly crashed his motorcycle on South Main Street, hid the damaged cycle behind a building, removed the license plate and fled the scene.

Also July 14, deputies located a Barberton man at the intersection of Robinson and State streets, arrested him on a warrant for breaking and entering and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A State Mill Road man reported July 14 that two concrete lions were stolen from his front porch the previous night.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Culbertson Drive residence, where someone broke a basement window between 10 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. July 14, entered the residence and stole a mixed breed Chihuahua.

A solar light and two flowerpots were stolen from a yard on Random Drive July 15.

A Florida man was arrested in a Manchester Road parking lot July 16 and released to the Canal Fulton Police Department on a warrant for public indecency.

A West House Drive man reported July 16 that an unknown male and female carrying backpacks removed siding from his house and fled into a wooded area.

A Mallard Point Drive man reported July 18 that someone used his credit card account to purchase an item from an infomercial, and his bank declined payment after he reported he did not authorize it. The manufacturer of the product hired a collection agency to collect the money, despite the fact he did not make the purchase, according to the report.

Deputies went to a Manchester Road motel to arrest a man on a warrant July 18. The Akron man was taken into custody on the warrant and additionally charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, which deputies reportedly observed in plain view on the nightstand.

On July 19, deputies responded to a report that a woman wearing only a thong and halter top was rolling around on Manchester Road. Officers located the woman, who was wearing only the thong, inside a grocery store. The Akron woman was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and public indecency and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a break-in at an East Nimisila Road office July 7, when someone broke in through the front door, pried open a safe, removed more than $1,100 and threw the safe in a nearby lake.

A Stoner Road woman reported July 12 she discovered jewelry items worth $1,000 missing from her bedroom following a yard sale at the residence the previous day.

A King Drive man reported a $500 cell phone was stolen from his yard between 2 and 11 p.m. July 13.

Deputies investigated criminal damaging of city property July 14, when someone used a rock to damage a window and mirror of a restroom at a Wise Road park the previous night.

A motorist called deputies to report a man was unconscious behind the steering wheel of a vehicle at the intersection of Interstate 77 and Lauby Road July 14. The motorist removed a needle that was lodged in the driver’s hand and EMS workers revived him and transported him to a hospital, where he was treated for a heroin overdose. The Hartville man left the hospital before deputies arrived, and they signed warrants for his arrest for drug abuse and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Also July 14, deputies investigated a report of a suspicious person at a location on South Arlington Road and found the man walking along the road with a woman. Officers determined the woman held a protection order prohibiting the man from being in contact with her and he was arrested for violation of a protection order and taken to the Summit County Jail.

The manager of a Sandy Knoll Drive restaurant reported July 14 she discovered $2,222 missing from the business’ safe.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at a South Main Street residence July 15, arrested a man for violation of a protection order and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Townhouse Lane woman reported July 16 that two flowerpots and accessories were stolen from her property.

Also July 16, a motorist reported another driver crossed a double-yellow line on Lauby Road, sped past him and nearly struck an oncoming vehicle. The motorist called 9-1-1 and followed the speeding driver, and the two went south on I-77. Deputies contacted Ohio State Highway Patrol officers, who told the motorist to stop pursuing the driver, but he continued to follow as the two drove through traffic on I-77 and both drivers turned on Massillon Road, where deputies stopped them. The motorist who followed the other driver was charged with menacing and released with a court summons. The other driver denied passing him and said he was speeding because he was in fear of the motorist, who was apparently following him. He was released with no charges.

A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle in the parking lot of a Thorne Drive motel the night of July 17.

A Uniontown man was arrested for littering from a vehicle and criminal mischief July 17, after he allegedly threw a can of beer out the window of a vehicle traveling along Mayfair Road and damaged the door of a parked car.

Deputies investigated the burglary of two restaurants July 18, when someone broke the glass in the businesses’ front doors and stole money from a South Arlington Road restaurant. It was unknown whether anything was taken from a restaurant on Interstate Parkway.

A man reported July 18 that a 10-karat gold Kent State University class ring was stolen while he was moving from a residence on Fox Ridge Drive.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Plaza Court woman was arrested July 11 at her residence for disorderly conduct for reportedly using profanity and threatening to throw rocks at children.

Two Springfield juveniles were arrested July 13 on Sanitarium Road for possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, unruly juvenile offenses and a juvenile cigarette violation after police discovered they had marijuana, a grinder, a bong and cigars valued at $71,314. Another Springfield male with them also was arrested for unruly juvenile offenses.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


NEW FRANKLIN: A Sunside Drive man was arrested July 11 on Manchester Road following traffic violations for driving with a suspended license and for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Two men were arrested for assault July 13 at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road business for reportedly punching a man in the face. The man was taken to a hospital. An Akers Avenue man and a Lindhurst Avenue man were both arrested for assaulting a South Azalea Boulevard man. A Wirth Avenue woman reportedly screamed at the man and hit his vehicle, and she was arrested for disorderly conduct.

An Eastgate Avenue man was arrested for possession of drugs July 14 after being stopped for a traffic violation. The licenses plates were registered to another vehicle and police discovered marijuana during the vehicle inventory.

An Elno Avenue man reported July 15 that someone used his personal information to open a bank account.

Police responded to a report of an open door at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence July 17 and discovered two doors were open. A lock box was ajar and the key was missing, according to the report.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: On July 4, a man brandished a knife at an East Waterloo Road store, and, after an employee announced over the loudspeaker the store was being robbed, the man fled. Police found the suspect, a Donova Lane man, in Summit County Jail, and on July 17, he was charged with robbery.

A Massillon Road man was arrested July 5 on Massillon Road after police discovered he had a warrant for heroin possession out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrested a Chalker Street man on South Arlington Road July 6 with a bench warrant out of the Barberton Police Department.

A Faircrest Street woman and a Kennet Court woman were both arrested for theft July 11 after they allegedly returned to a South Arlington Road business a $99 battery that they had just taken from the store’s shelf. The Faircrest woman also had an active warrant for trespassing out of the Massillon Police Department.

A Swinehart Road man reported July 13 that prescription medications and an electronic cigarette with a total value of $25 were stolen from his vehicle.

An Albrecht Avenue man reported July 15 that items including a revolver and sunglasses worth a total of $1,245 were stolen from his vehicle.

On July 15, a Fifth Street man reported that while his vehicle was in a South Arlington Road parking lot, the steering column was damaged in a possible attempt to steal the vehicle.

On July 16, police found the front door open and a broken window at a Shady Acres Drive residence. Nothing inside the residence appeared to be disturbed.

Police were dispatched to Edith Avenue July 17 for juveniles breaking glass and discovered two males lying in the roadway. They reportedly broke a bottle of vodka, and the two males were arrested for unruly juvenile offenses, disorderly conduct and offenses involving underage persons.

A 21-year-old Slagle Drive man was arrested for domestic violence and illegal manufacture of drugs July 18 after reportedly punching and kicking a 71-year-old Slagle Road man. The 71-year-old reportedly found marijuana plants growing in his backyard and told the 21-year-old to remove them. Police removed seven marijuana plants.

An Eagle Drive man reported July 19 he forgot his wallet at a South Arlington Road business and when he returned, his wallet had been recovered but was missing $450 cash.

A Killian Road woman reported July 20 that her temporary license plate was stolen while her vehicle was at an East Waterloo Road business.

Also July 20, an Ironwood Road woman reported someone drove through her yard and fence, causing $810 of damage to her wooden fence panels.

A Lee Drive woman reported July 21 that her yard was turfed, causing $200 of damage.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

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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