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South Side Neighborhood Watch

8/7/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies went to a State Mill Road residence July 26 and arrested a man on a warrant for arson and released him to the Akron Police Department.

Also July 26, a man was taken into custody at a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence and transported to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for nonsupport.

Following a traffic stop on South Main Street July 27, deputies arrested the driver for DUI and additionally charged the Akron man with possession of drug paraphernalia after they found a drug pipe in his possession.

Deputies responded to a report of assault at an East Minor Road residence July 28 when a man reported an unknown male choked him and fled before officers arrived. The victim only knew the man by his first name.

The night of July 28, deputies patrolling Portage Lakes Drive observed a man staggering in the roadway. The Akron man was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and released with a court summons.

A South Main Street woman reported she returned to her residence at 10 p.m. July 28 to find a plastic bag containing a written threat outside the residence.

Deputies investigated the theft of a $5,000 wedding ring set from the bedroom of a State Street residence between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. July 29.

A Willowview Drive woman reported July 30 someone threw eggs at her house the night before.

Also July 30, deputies investigated a break-in at an elementary school on Daisy Avenue between 7:15 and 7:29 p.m., when someone entered via a rear door and exited through the front door, damaging both doors. Workers from the Coventry Township Road Department secured the doors. It was unknown whether anything was taken.

Deputies were called to a domestic disturbance at a Greer Road residence July 30, when a woman reported her live-in boyfriend struck her in the face during an argument and fled before officers arrived. He was apprehended a short distance away, arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An employee of a Manchester Road car wash reported three metal drains were stolen from a wash bay between midnight and 4:30 a.m. July 31.

Deputies patrolling Portage Lakes Drive Aug. 1 observed an Akron man attempt to walk along the road and fall into traffic. He was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and additionally charged with resisting arrest when he became uncooperative and had to be taken into custody by force. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation and released to the Summit County Jail.

Also Aug. 1, deputies stopped a driver for committing a traffic violation while exiting a parking lot on Manchester Road and arrested her for driving under suspension. The Akron woman was taken to the Summit County Jail on warrants for possession of methamphetamine, theft and DUI and additionally charged with possession of heroin found in the vehicle. A passenger who attempted to exit the vehicle was ordered to get back inside. He surrendered a hypodermic needle to deputies, who charged him with possession of drug abuse instruments and released him with a court summons.

The night of Aug. 1, another Akron man who was staggering and falling as he walked on Portage Lakes Drive was arrested for disorderly conduct by intoxication and released with a court summons.

On Aug. 5, deputies responded to a vehicle accident at a Ley Drive business. An employee was lining up vehicles for an auction and drove a truck into three other vehicles, striking three people, including two customers and another employee of the business. Coventry, Akron and New Franklin fire departments responded to transport the victims, who had nonlife-threatening injuries, to area hospitals.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: A Honeymoon Drive woman reported someone threw eggs at her residence between 4:30 and 5 a.m. July 17.

An Akron man was stopped for lane violations as he drove on South Main Street July 24. He surrendered marijuana to Summit County sheriff’s deputies, who charged him with its possession and released him with a court summons.

An Amberly Drive man reported July 25 someone used his credit card to make unauthorized purchases totaling $267 at several locations.

On July 26, a Southwood Drive man reported a lock on his shed was broken, but nothing was missing.

Deputies investigated a report of a suspicious person at a Mayfair Road location July 28 and arrested a Uniontown woman on a warrant. She was taken to Barberton Municipal Court.

A Kent man, who was stopped for speeding on South Main Street July 28, was arrested for possession of a marijuana cigarette found during a search of his vehicle. He was released with a court summons.

On July 28, deputies were called to a Massillon Road residence by a man who said the mother of his child choked him during an argument, causing visible scratches on his face and neck. She was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated the theft of a lawnmower from a Cynthia Drive residence July 29.

A Greensburg Road man reported July 29 someone stole a video game from his home between 5 and 5:30 p.m.

Following a traffic stop at the intersection of Raber and Mayfair roads July 31, a Twinsburg man was arrested on a warrant and released to the Macedonia Police Department.

A contractor reported July 31 someone entered the garage of a house under construction on Meadowbluff Drive the previous night and stole a microwave oven and fan.

Deputies patrolling South Main Street the night of Aug. 1 observed a Copley man sitting on the trunk of his vehicle outside a closed business. He was arrested for possession of a marijuana pipe and released with a court summons.

Employees of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store reported Aug. 1 an unknown woman loaded merchandise into a shopping cart and pushed it out of the store without paying for the items. She fled in an unknown direction.

An East Nimisila Road woman reported Aug. 2 her boyfriend came home and threatened to kill her. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Aug. 2, a Thursby Road man reported someone entered his residence and turned all his furniture upside down. Nothing was reported missing.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Fifth Street resident reported July 27 that a guitar and case were stolen from his vehicle. Police arrested a 16-year-old Lakemore male and charged him with theft, and the items were returned to the owner.

An employee of a Sanitarium Road business reported July 27 a vehicle went off the road and struck three 6-foot sections of metal fence, causing damage.

On July 30, 300 feet of copper piping was stolen from a vacant Fairdale Drive home.

Also on that day, a Trenton Road woman said her boyfriend, of Stettler Avenue, used her debit card to withdraw $100 from her bank account without permission.

A $170 grass trimmer was reported stolen from a Canton Road business Aug. 4.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Canterbury Road man reported July 22 someone used his personal information to open a credit card account.

A Wickliffe Drive man reported that while he was at a McBern Lane location July 24, his vehicle’s sideview mirrors were removed. He located the mirrors in a yard and roadway.

An Encino Drive man reported July 26 someone drove circles in his yard, damaging the grass.

Police are investigating a July 27 incident on Manchester Road where a Manchester Road man reported he was storing four semi-trucks on his property. The trucks were removed without his permission, and his fence was run over and his mailbox hit. A large rock also was missing from his property and was later located at a Manchester Road parking lot. The man reportedly told police storage fees had not been paid.

Police arrested three juveniles July 29 after a traffic violation on West Nimisila Road for unruly juvenile offenses after three occupants under age 18 were in a vehicle. Police arrested a 17-year-old Akron male, 16-year-old North Canton male and a 17-year-old Clinton male.

Two bicycles valued at $790 were stolen from outside a South Main Street business Aug. 2.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Fettro Road man reported a treadmill, headphones, an iPod and bicycle handlebars were stolen July 22. On Aug. 2, police charged an Avis Road man with receiving stolen property after learning the treadmill was found at a used sporting goods store in Cuyahoga Falls.

Police charged a 15-year-old female from Springfield with obstruction and possession of drug paraphernalia July 28 after police went to a Coach Lane home for a report of a possibly suicidal woman. When police arrived, they learned the female had lied to a friend to get a ride to the home to see her boyfriend. The girl was found hiding in the bedroom closet of her boyfriend’s home. She was arrested and transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police were called to a McElwain Road house July 28 after four male teens from Springfield showed up and taunted a male teen in the home to fight. The four males left before police arrived, but they were identified and police are investigating.

An Atwater man employed at a Sypher Road business was charged with theft July 28 after he apparently took aluminum scrap from a bin and turned it over to a scrap yard for cash.

Also on that day, 100 pounds of scrap was stolen from a trash receptacle at a Gilchrist Road business.

A Mogadore man was charged with possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments July 29 after police responded to a report of a driver seen injecting drugs into his arm while driving along state Route 224. The man was found with a recently used needle and gauze with blood, as well as drugs.

A flowerpot with flowers was stolen from a Killian Road home July 29.

During a traffic stop July 29, police found two bottles of alcohol, a handgun in the glove box and a loaded magazine on the seat of a vehicle belonging to a Keltner Road man. The man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and having open containers of alcohol in a moving vehicle.

A Coach Lane woman reported July 29 that she evicted her boyfriend July 17 and he borrowed her laptop, but he has yet to return it. She told police she does not want to file charges, but she wants her laptop back.

Also on that day, a Coach Lane woman reported her neighbor grabbed her by the arm when he became upset that some grass clippings blew onto his property.

The owner of a South Arlington Road business reported July 29 a sewer grate cover was missing from the road in their area, and last week metal flower pot hangers were stolen.

A Columbine Avenue man reported he left his home to go to work at 3:20 a.m. July 31 and returned at 3:30 p.m. In that time, someone entered his home, made coffee, ate food and smoked cigarettes. The dirty dishes were left in the sink and menthol cigarette butts were found in the home.

Two Akron juvenile females were charged with theft after reportedly stealing $209 worth of items from a South Arlington Road store July 31. Police discovered they initially gave false information about their identification and also charged them with obstruction. The girls were discovered to have warrants from Juvenile Court. They were transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

An 80-year-old Swinehart Road man was charged with domestic violence July 31. The man allegedly admitted to threatening to shoot his granddaughter, and when he was advised by police that he could be arrested for that, he reportedly hit the police officer with his cane. He was transported to the Summit County Jail.

Several cars were entered Aug. 1 and items were stolen, including: on Narrow’s Way, a purse containing a driver’s license and a bank card; on Riverbed Lane, a GPS unit and charger cord; and on Rapid’s Way, a GPS unit and CDs.

Police charged a Grace Road man with criminal trespass Aug. 1 after he was found to be at a Canton Road gas station despite being banned from the site for using vulgar language at employees and customers during a previous visit.

Two Springfield juvenile females were charged with domestic violence Aug. 1 after they reportedly assaulted adults who tried to get them out of a vehicle upon arriving home. The girls were angry they had to come home from a local festival.

Police stopped to question a Samuel Road woman found sitting under a tree on East Waterloo Road Aug. 3. Two canisters of compressed air were found behind the tree and a bag of marijuana was found in her purse. She was charged with possession of drugs and abuse of a harmful intoxicant.

On Aug. 4, a Samuel Road woman was charged with child endangering and her four children were handed over to Summit County Children Services. Police had arrived to do a welfare check at the home and found her to be intoxicated. While there, police received a call from a neighbor that a 5-year-old autistic boy belonging to the woman was found on a neighbor’s back porch. When police tried to enter her home, she slammed the door on them, yelled profanities and began fighting with police. She was transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Myersville Road resident reported Aug. 4 she received a call from someone claiming to be from the California Attorney General’s Office. The person had her Social Security number and other personal information, and told her she needed an attorney. She had her number flagged and checked her credit cards for fraudulent activity, but found none.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

Editor’s note: The police reports provided here are a sampling of those filed with each community’s police departments. For questions related to the reports we’ve included or others we have not, call the West Side Leader at 330-665-9595. To provide information on an alleged criminal act noted in this week’s report, call the local police department.

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