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South Side Neighborhood Watch

7/31/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: A boater on East Reservoir reported July 20 the driver of another boat drove his vessel too close to his craft and splashed the occupants with a large wave, damaging an iPhone and leather purse. The suspect admitted he passed too close to the other boat, and he was charged with criminal damaging and operating a boat without passing an Ohio Boating Education Course.

On July 21, someone entered a vehicle outside a Woodduck Lane residence and stole a bag of custom-made golf clubs worth $600.

The owner of a Manchester Road store reported July 21 a man who had shopped in the store regularly asked to see two rings. When she showed him the rings, he asked if he could take them to his car to show his girlfriend, and when she told him he could, he left in a vehicle with both rings, totaling $400. The victim said she learned the rings had been pawned, and when she went to the pawn shop, she located the rings, which were returned to her. Summit County sheriff’s deputies contacted the suspect, who admitted taking and pawning the rings. He was charged with theft and released with a court summons.

Employees of a Manchester Road market reported July 22 a woman concealed steaks worth $73 and fled from the store with the merchandise when they confronted her. Deputies identified the New Philadelphia woman and signed a warrant for her arrest for theft.

On July 23, employees of an East Waterloo Road gas station reported a homeless woman stole items from the store, placed them in a red purse and fled. Police located her and recovered the items from her purse. She was arrested for theft, banned from the gas station and store and released with a court summons.

An unknown person stole a radio from an unlocked vehicle outside a Plateau Street residence the night of July 23.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Denman Avenue location July 25. A man reported he was selling psychedelic mushrooms to a man and a fight broke out. The resident was arrested for trafficking in narcotics and taken to the Summit County Jail. Deputies are seeking the other man, who was gone when they arrived.

Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road July 25, an Akron man was arrested for possession of marijuana, which was found in his possession.

A Willowview Drive man called deputies to his home July 25 when he reported an argument with his live-in girlfriend turned physical and she punched him in the face. She was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail, and the victim signed a motion for a temporary protection order.

Deputies on South Main Street July 26 stopped a driver for a traffic violation and arrested the Akron man and a passenger from Barberton for underage drinking and possession of open containers of beer in a motor vehicle.

On July 26, deputies and firefighters responded to a fire in a trash receptacle at a Wigeon Way location.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An employee of a car rental business at the Akron-Canton Airport reported he arrived at work the morning of July 20 to find a drop box for vehicle keys had been pried open. He was uncertain how many keys were missing. The same day, a man reported he parked his car in an airport lot and returned to find a hubcap had been stolen.

A North Canton woman went to the Sheriff’s Office on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road July 20 to report theft of money, and she became uncooperative in providing information and declined to make the report. She called someone for a ride home and admitted to deputies that she had a hypodermic needle in her purse. She was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and released with a court summons.

An Akron man who had been banned from a Chenoweth Road apartment complex was located there July 21 and charged with criminal trespassing and released to the Akron Police Department on a warrant.

Deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle outside a closed business on Arlington Ridge Road at 4 a.m. July 21 and arrested two Martinsburg  women for possession of marijuana. Each was released with a court summons.

On July 21, deputies were seeking the person who caused $1,600 in damage to a fountain at a Chenoweth Road residential complex.

A Massillon Road woman reported July 23 her neighbor grabbed her and shoved her against a door. A Canton woman said she witnessed the incident. The suspect was arrested for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail, and the victim was treated for minor injuries by EMS.

An Akron woman was arrested for theft and released with a court summons July 23 after she reportedly pushed a shopping cart filled with boxes of diapers worth $163 out of an Arlington Ridge Road store without paying for them.

A city employee reported someone damaged a toilet and key lock box at a Wise Road park the afternoon of July 23.

An Akron man who was stopped for a traffic violation on Sandy Beach Drive July 24 surrendered marijuana to deputies and was charged with its possession and released with a court summons.

A Wonder Lake Drive woman reported July 24 someone ransacked the inside of her vehicle the previous night and stole a flashlight and change.

A toolbox and tools were stolen from a vehicle parked outside a Fortuna Drive hotel around 6 p.m. July 25.

Deputies investigated a report of assault at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road gas station July 25, when an Akron man reported he had an argument with another man, who struck him, causing an abrasion on his elbow. The victim declined medical attention. Deputies signed a warrant for assault against the suspect, who surrendered at a district office. He was charged and released with a court summons.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: Police are investigating a July 20 incident involving a Zahn Drive woman who allegedly pumped $43 in gas at a Canton Road gas station and took a $2 soda and left without paying for them.

A Lakeside Drive man reported someone broke out the driver’s side window on his vehicle and stole a key from the console July 24.

Two male juveniles, one each from Lakemore and Green, were charged with underage consumption of alcohol and unruliness after being stopped for a traffic violation at 3:24 a.m. July 26.

Three juvenile males from Lakemore were charged with theft and possession of criminal tools, and one was additionally charged with obstruction for providing a false name to police July 28 in connection with a string of thefts from vehicles on Chelsea Drive and Springfield Lake Drive. The youths were found with numerous items reported missing, including fishing gear, two GPS units and a camera, according to the police report.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: After stopping a motorist for a traffic violation on Manchester Road July 20, police arrested a Grant Avenue woman for driving under a suspension for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .17.

An Oak Avenue man was arrested on Darrow Road July 20 for driving under a suspension for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Two men were arrested July 21 on South Main Street after police reportedly found items inside the vehicle, including folded paper with a white substance, a bag of marijuana, aluminum foil, straws and coffee filters. A Vince Drive man and a Darrow Road man were charged with illegal manufacture of drugs, illegal assembly or possession of chemicals and possession of drugs.

A Fourteenth Street woman reported July 21 that 25 gallons of gas valued at $90 was stolen from her boat while it was at a Rex Lake Road location.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Dover woman was charged with assault and disorderly conduct due to intoxication July 19 after police responded to an incident at a South Arlington Road hotel. Police found her arguing with a male, who she claimed stole her purse, but the bar she was previously at called her to tell her they had her purse. She was told to wait at the police station while the man went to retrieve her purse, and she reportedly began yelling and swearing at officers and kneed one officer in the groin.

On July 21, a Cayuga Trail Southwest man was charged with having an open container of beer in a moving vehicle in which he was a passenger. Police were investigating an accident the vehicle had been involved in and discovered he had attempted to hide bottles of beer in nearby woods.

A passenger-side window on two vehicles parked on Pressler Road were broken July 21.

A Pressler Road company employee reported July 21 that $993 in copper tubing was purchased using the company credit card July 21. Video surveillance at the store revealed it was a white female with numerous tattoos, including one that read “Hot.”

A Fettro Road home was entered and headphones, an iPod and bicycle handlebars were stolen July 22.

Police charged a Carper Avenue woman with having a dog at large after one of her neighbors reported the dog ran up onto their porch in a menacing manner July 22. They told officers this has happened in the past.

A Grace Road man was charged with inducing panic and obstruction after reportedly growling at and threatening neighbors and throwing a football at one July 22. The man was found lying on the floor in his home without clothes. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for evaluation.

A Springfield juvenile male and South Akron juvenile female were charged with possession of marijuana, and the male was additionally charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police responded to a report of juveniles smoking on the front lawn of a school on Lessig Avenue July 22.

A GPS unit and a jump box were stolen from a vehicle on Farmdale Road July 23.

Police charged a Springfield juvenile female with domestic violence July 23 after she reportedly threw chairs around and pushed her grandfather. The female apparently was angry when she was told she could not go out at 10 p.m. and left without permission. Officers found her nearby a short time later, arrested her and transported her to the police station, where she was charged.

A Coach Lane man also was charged with domestic violence that day. The man and his girlfriend were arguing and both broke items in the house, and he held her down on the ground in glass, causing some cuts to her arms, according to the report.

An Orchard Lane man reported July 23 that $292 in charges were made to an account opened in his name in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Someone entered a vehicle on Ewart Road July 24 and stole a purse with a debit card and $6.

Loose change and a car charger were stolen from a vehicle on Knollwod Drive the same day.

A Darrow Road man found to be driving under multiple suspensions was found with an open can of beer in the vehicle and charged with having an open container in a moving vehicle July 25.

A woman from New Zealand reported July 26 that while she was eating at a South Arlington Road restaurant someone broke into her vehicle and stole her purse, which contained a credit card and her driver’s license. She told police she canceled the credit card immediately.

Police issued a warrant for a Goodyear Boulevard man on charges of assault and criminal trespass July 26. The man reportedly went to an East Waterloo Road home and argued with a woman there, and refused to leave when asked. The woman tried to shut the door on him, but he allegedly put his foot in the door and punched her in the nose.

A Canton Road gardening business was broken into July 27 and $50 worth of coins was stolen from the cash register.

Police are reviewing video surveillance from a Canton Road drive-through, where a man attempted to pry open a door July 27. He was unsuccessful.

An Albrecht Avenue man was charged with domestic violence July 28 after allegedly throwing keys at his wife, hitting her in the chin and causing a cut during an argument. The two are in the process of a divorce, and the man has a previous conviction for domestic violence from 1999.

— 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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