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South Side Neighborhood Watch

8/21/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Security agents at a Manchester Road grocery store reported Aug. 8 a man concealed lip gloss and attempted to leave the store without paying for it. When an agent confronted him, he allegedly shoved the employee and walked away. Summit County sheriff’s deputies located the Akron man, recovered other items he had stolen from the store, charged him with robbery, assault and theft, and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated suspicious activity at a location on South Arlington Road Aug. 9 and arrested an Akron man found stumbling in the roadway. He reportedly provided false identification and was additionally charged with falsification. He was released to the Jackson Police Department on warrants for larceny and theft.

A South Main Street woman reported she woke the morning of Aug. 9 to find a threatening note on her window.

On Aug. 9, deputies arrested an Akron woman for shoplifting from a South Main Street store and held her on a warrant for escape.

A Dorwil Court man reported someone knocked over his motorcycle, causing damage, while it was outside his house at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

Deputies are seeking the person who made a false alarm Aug. 13 by calling 9-1-1 to report that a Birdland Avenue residence was on fire and people were trapped inside.

Employees of a Manchester Road grocery store reported Aug. 14 someone stole paper towels and toilet paper totaling $105 from a display near the door. The following day, a similar occurrence was reported when rolls of paper towels and toilet paper totaling $98 were stolen from the same location.

Deputies were called to a South Main Street store Aug. 14 when employees reported a male and female shoplifted items and fled on a motorcycle. Officers stopped the vehicle, retrieved a bag of stolen merchandise from the couple and charged the Medina man and Akron woman with theft. Each was released with a court summons.

On Aug. 14, employees of a Manchester Road restaurant reported a group of teens walked out without paying a $32 tab.

A representative of a Boat Drive homeowners’ association reported Aug. 15 someone stole two security cameras and a metal sign from the entrance to the complex.

A man reported he was carrying an iPad while walking in the parking lot of a Lindwood Avenue restaurant around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 15, when someone approached him from behind, grabbed the iPad and fled to a residential complex across the street.

On Aug. 16, deputies were seeking the person who entered an unlocked vehicle at a location on East Minor Avenue and stole two semi-automatic pistols. Information about the weapons was entered into a national database for stolen firearms.

Deputies and firefighters responded to a fire in a trash receptacle at Coventry Middle School on Cormany Road Aug. 16. Deputies are investigating the cause of the blaze.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Greensburg Road residence Aug. 9, when someone entered through a basement window and stole silver and turquoise.

On Aug. 9, deputies responded to a report of an altercation between two men at a Town Park Boulevard bar. According to witnesses, the men had a verbal confrontation, and as people gathered around, one male fell to the ground, sustaining an injury. He was evaluated and released by EMS, and both parties left without incident.

A Mayfair Road resident reported Aug. 10 two vehicles outside the residence were ransacked by someone who rode a bicycle through the yard.

A woman reported Aug. 10 she left her purse, which contained cash, identification, a Kindle reader and an iPod, on a chair inside Akron-Canton Airport. When she returned a half-hour later, it was gone.

An abandoned vehicle recovered at Akron-Canton Airport Aug. 10 had been reported missing by a Boardman resident. Deputies arranged for the vehicle to be towed and they are investigating.

During the night of Aug. 11, someone spray-painted the doors and windows of a South Main Street gas station.

A neighbor of a Magua Drive residence reported Aug. 12 she saw three females exiting the residence carrying electronic items around 4:30 p.m. They fled in a light blue minivan.

Deputies were called to a Spade Road residence Aug. 13 by a woman who said she had a fight with her boyfriend, who was intoxicated. He grabbed a shotgun, ran into a wooded area behind their house and fired it. He dropped the weapon and deputies apprehended him after a short foot chase. He was charged with discharging a firearm within the city and handling a weapon while intoxicated and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Venus Road woman reported someone threw eggs at her garage around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 13.

Also on that day, a Lindale Circle woman reported an Akron woman continues to call and send text messages to her and threatened her roommate with physical violence despite being told by deputies in June to have no contact with them. The woman was charged with phone harassment and menacing and released with a court summons.

A representative of a bank that owns a house on Lott Drive reported Aug. 13 someone entered the vacant home and stole a stove and refrigerator.

Following a road rage incident that began on Massillon Road Aug. 15, deputies arrested one of the drivers for menacing and released him with a court summons after he reportedly threatened physical harm to the other driver when they stopped on Mayfair Road.

A South Arlington Road man reported Aug. 15 he sold an espresso machine to someone in Mesa, Arizona, and received payment in the form of a $2,430 check that was written on a closed account.

Deputies stopped a driver for a traffic violation on Cottage Grove Road Aug. 16 and arrested a passenger for possession of marijuana after a K-9 officer alerted deputies to the presence of contraband in the vehicle. The Hartville man was released with a court summons.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Aug. 17 someone broke windows of vehicles outside his residence and pried open a storage unit.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A Meadows Drive resident reported Aug. 9 someone stole about half a tank of gas. She woke to find the gas door and cap open on her car that morning.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Shoreline Drive man was arrested for driving under the influence and having an open container of alcohol following a traffic accident Aug. 8 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. He had a BAC of .17.

A Legan Court man also was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol during a traffic stop on Center Road Aug. 9.

A Main Street woman reported Aug. 8 one side of her vehicle was spray-painted.

Between Aug. 1 and 14, items including copper pipes, wiring and ceiling tiles were reported stolen from a vacant structure on Manchester Road.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: Police issued a warrant Aug. 4 for an Ensemble Drive woman who wrote a $427 check for items purchased from a Canton Road furniture store that turned out to be from an inactive account. The woman was given time to pay the amount owed, but had not made any effort to do so.

On Aug. 5, someone broke into a concession stand behind Schrop Middle School on Pickle Road, severely damaging the door. The person stole $21 in soda and $64 in candy.

The landlord of an Old Home Road rental unit reported Aug. 8 a couple was evicted recently and they took a refrigerator and stove with them. The couple told police the items belonged to them as they replaced the ones in the unit and put the old ones in the garage. The landlord said he did not move the old appliances out of the unit and they are not in the garage.

Police charged an Ozark Drive man with assault after the man apparently attacked an Eastland Avenue man for no reason Aug. 9.

On Aug. 10, police responded to an East Waterloo Road restaurant for a report of teens with guns in the parking lot. Police found a 16-year-old Lakemore male with two Airsoft handguns and one long gun, as well as liquid nicotine and a driver’s license belonging to someone else. The youth told police he was playing around with a friend, who confirmed they were “just having fun.” All the items were confiscated. Police were unable to contact the owner of the driver’s license.

A warrant on charges of assault was issued for a Winterwood Avenue Northwest man who allegedly punched his wife in the face at a Canton Road gas station Aug. 10. The woman asked for help when she came into the gas station while the man sat in his van outside. The man fled before police arrived.

A Cleveland Avenue man and an Albrecht Avenue man were charged with adult curfew violations Aug. 11 after police stopped three people riding bicycles on Portage Line Road Aug. 11 at 1:52 a.m. A 16-year-old Hartville male with them was charged with unruliness.

Two men from Youngstown were charged with theft after allegedly stealing $2,302 in toiletries, medicine and pet supplies from a South Arlington Road store Aug. 11.

A Beach Drive man reported Aug. 11 his ex-wife, of Hillside Terrace, and her boyfriend, of Cutler Parkway, called his girlfriend 15 times in about eight hours and left voice messages that were sexual in nature. The man requested police advise both to have no further contact with his girlfriend.

Also on Aug. 11, police responded to a dispute between two neighbors on Columbine Avenue regarding drainage problems and advised both to have no further contact with each other.

Police were called to a Massillon Road residence the morning of Aug. 14 for an unknown man found sleeping on the couch. Police found the front door had been forced open and the 21-year-old Springfield man appeared intoxicated. He was charged with burglary and criminal damaging and booked into the Summit County Jail.

— 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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