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South Side Neighborhood Watch

8/28/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Barberton man for aggravated menacing and criminal trespassing Aug. 16 after he reportedly called his ex-girlfriend, threatened to kill her, showed up at her Mansfield Avenue home and refused to leave.

Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road Aug. 16, an Akron man was arrested for driving under suspension and released to the Akron Police Department on three warrants.

A Dot Court woman filed a report of felony theft and forgery Aug. 18. She told deputies an unknown person filed a federal income tax return in the name of her deceased husband and received a refund of more than $8,000.

On Aug. 19, an East Pace Avenue man reported someone entered his residence and stole a washer and dryer.

A Saunders Avenue resident reported Aug. 19 an unknown person used his identification to file a tax return.

Deputies were called to a Manchester Road grocery store Aug. 20 by employees who reported two females left without paying for merchandise. Deputies apprehended an Akron woman outside the store, recovered the items, totaling $148, charged the woman with theft and released her with a court summons.

On Aug. 21, deputies investigated a break-in at a South Arlington Road business where a woman reported someone cut a chainlink fence behind the business the previous night, used landscaping bricks to break windows and gain entry and stole unidentified property.

Deputies responded to a report there was a minivan parked outside of an elementary school on Daisy Avenue the afternoon of Aug. 21 and observed a man exiting the building. He told officers he had been inside the school looking around. The Akron man was charged with criminal trespassing and released with a court summons.

An East Pace Avenue woman reported Aug. 21 her ex-boyfriend has been calling and sending her unwanted text messages, including one that included a photo of him holding a gun in a threatening manner. Officers were unable to locate the Ravenna man, and the victim blocked his number from her phone.

Deputies were unable to locate a man at his last known address in Barberton Aug. 22. The man reportedly made unwanted phone calls to his ex-girlfriend at a North House Road residence after officers had warned him to have no communication with her.

A West Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Aug. 23 someone broke the cab window of a Bobcat front-end loader in his yard the previous night.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: An Alliance man involved in three separate traffic crashes on Interstate 77 Aug. 13 refused medical treatment for injuries he sustained in the last crash. He was arrested on Barberton warrants for possession of drugs and receiving stolen property and charged with possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia observed in plain view in the vehicle. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Following a traffic stop in I-77 Aug. 17, Summit County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Canton man for having an open alcoholic beverage in his vehicle.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Aug. 17 someone broke windows of vehicles outside his residence and damaged the door of a storage unit by prying it open.

Deputies attempted to stop an Akron man for a traffic violation at a Massillon Road gas station Aug. 17. He refused to stop and his vehicle struck a patrol car. He was arrested for failure to comply with police orders, and officers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol completed an accident report.

A Cottage Grove Road woman reported Aug. 18 someone made a copy of her credit card and used it for a transaction in the United Kingdom.

A Laburnum Road man reported Aug. 18 an unknown person stole a crossbow and fishing equipment valued at $1,380 from his garage.

The next day, deputies investigated the theft of a $200 14-gallon fuel caddy from a boat dock on Egret Drive.

A Uniontown woman stopped for a traffic violation on Massillon Road Aug. 19 was released to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant.

Deputies investigated the burglary of a Mayfair Road apartment Aug. 19 involving the theft of a video game system.

A Daisy Avenue woman reported Aug. 19 a padlock, yard chipper and snow blower were stolen from a shed on her property.

Also on that day, a King Drive woman reported a homeless woman stole a laundry basket filled with clothing from her home. Deputies contacted the homeless woman, who denied taking the clothing.

A security agent at Akron-Canton Airport reported Aug. 19 an unidentified man drove a Jeep Wrangler into a restricted lot outside an airport hanger and left several minutes later. He did not have a permit to enter the lot, but he knew the security code.

An East Caston Road man reported Aug. 20 he came home to find a woman had climbed into his residence through a window, and he has a protection order prohibiting her from being there. She was arrested for violating the order and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A guest at a Fortuna Drive hotel reported Aug. 20 a man confronted her in the hallway, brandished a handgun and ordered her to go into her room with him. While holding her at gunpoint, he stole two cell phones and a computer and fled.

On Aug. 21, deputies on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road stopped a Hartville man for lane violations. He smelled of alcohol, but passed field sobriety tests. Deputies confiscated three firearms from the vehicle, charged him with improper handling of weapons in a vehicle and took him to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: A South Street woman reported Aug. 13 she received a call from someone claiming to be from AOL technical support asking for her credit card number so they could do some work. She gave them the number and then discovered it was a scam. She canceled her credit card.

A Mississippi man was charged with disorderly conduct Aug. 17 after police were called to a Canton Road drugstore for a disturbance. Police found the man repeating his name, stating he was in Brimfield and that someone was trying to kill him. They also found the man to be in possession of a white powder substance, and further charges are pending test results.

On Aug. 19, a vehicle on Lakeview Street was entered and four bottles of prescription medicine, nails and clothing were stolen.

Police responded to a Plaza Court home for a report of a loud party Aug. 22. Three 18-year-old males of Ozark Circle, Neal Road and Frye Road were charged with underage consumption, and a 16-year-old male from Springfield and three 15-year-old females from South Akron were charged with underage consumption. The juveniles were released to their parents.

A 16-year-old male from Lakemore was charged with curfew violations after he was found at a Lakeside Drive park at 4:50 a.m. Aug. 23.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Stutz Avenue man reported Aug. 12 someone stole $1,864 in items, including saws, a motor and nail gun, from his home. Police found signs of forced entry.

A West Nimisila Road man reported Aug. 19 that $9,377 in unauthorized charges were made to his credit card.

A South Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman reported Aug. 20 the rear window of her vehicle was broken.

A Canterbury Drive man reported Aug. 21 oil was poured on his driveway and nails were scattered on it.

A State Park Drive man reported Aug. 23 the passenger-side window of his vehicle was damaged.

Police were dispatched Aug. 24 for a possible burglary in progress at a South Turkeyfoot Lake Road business and found an East Olden man in the basement. He reportedly was attempting to steal copper piping and plastic shelves and was arrested for burglary.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A 17-year-old South Akron female was charged with assault after she reportedly attacked another girl in the parking lot of an East Waterloo Road restaurant Aug. 13.

A vehicle on Clearview Avenue was entered Aug. 13 and $2 was stolen and a backpack was taken but left in the driveway.

Police stopped four males found walking behind mobile homes on Coach Lane Aug. 14. One 17-year-old male from Springfield was charged with possession of marijuana and unruliness and another was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

During a traffic stop the same day, a Clearview Avenue woman was charged with possession of drugs after two marijuana cigarettes were found on her person.

A Ladd Street woman reported three male neighbors entered her home Aug. 16 and stole 88 Vicodin pills. Police are investigating.

A Dennison Avenue man was charged with disorderly conduct after reportedly starting a fight with patrons at an East Waterloo Road grocery store Aug. 16. The man was apparently intoxicated, and he and his friend failed to leave the parking lot of the store. He ripped up the court summons when again confronted by police, balled it and put it in his pocket. Police drove them home.

During a traffic stop Aug. 16, police noticed an odor of marijuana and charged a Wickham Circle Northwest man with possession of drugs and paraphernalia found in the vehicle.

Also on Aug. 16, at 11:45 a.m., police investigated a report of three juvenile males walking along East Waterloo Road and tampering with mailboxes. Wadsworth and South Akron males were charged with curfew violations and underage consumptions and a Kent female was charged with curfew violations. All three were released to their parents.

Police charged a 21-year-old Rhoadesdale Court man with domestic violence Aug. 17 after he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and kicked her in the back during an argument in the front yard. The man has two previous convictions for domestic violence, according to the report. He was transported to the Summit County Jail on a failure-to-appear warrant.

A Doylestown man caught inhaling air from a canister at a South Arlington Road store was charged with theft and abusing a harmful intoxicant Aug. 17. The man was turned over to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office on a felony warrant.

Police responded to an alarm at a Gilchrist Road business Aug. 18 and found someone had knocked a hole into cinderblock and cut the alarm wires to enter the building. The owner stated nothing appeared to be missing.

A Canton Road auto business owner reported Aug. 19 three license plates were stolen in May and he reported the incident to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles but failed to call police. One plate was used in a hit-skip and another had a parking ticket.

After responding to a call about a fight at a South Arlington Road restaurant Aug. 19 at 2 a.m., police charged a South Akron 16-year-old female with disorderly conduct and unruliness and released her to a parent.

Police investigated a suspicious vehicle reported at Sypher and Ironwood roads Aug. 19 and charged a Kreiner Avenue woman and an Archwood Avenue man with trafficking in drugs and possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and criminal tools.

A Meade Avenue woman was charged with theft after she reportedly stole $23 in items from a South Arlington Road store Aug. 20.

A woman reported she was in the parking lot of a South Arlington Road store loading purchased items into her car Aug. 20 when a vehicle drove by and a passenger jumped out with his hand in his pocket “as if he had a gun” and demanded her purse, which contained $250, pills and state identification. When she complied, the vehicle drove away.

A red 1987 Ford 250 was reported stolen by a Sunnyview Drive man while he was at an East Waterloo Road site Aug. 20.

A Hillstock Avenue woman reported she received a letter from the Ohio Department of Taxation stating a refund on taxes for her sister, who died nine years ago, could not be deposited by electronic transaction as requested. The letter stated the woman earned $173 in 2013.

On Aug. 21, a Farmdale Road man was charged with breaking and entering, theft, criminal damaging and possession of drug abuse instruments after he was found with a crowbar and a bag of copper pipes taken from a Linwood Road home. Police found a door on the home had been pried open.

Police were called about someone doing drugs in a vehicle Aug. 21 on Myersville Road and found a Lakemore man with an odor of marijuana. The man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after he was found with a drug pipe.

During a traffic stop Aug. 22, a Mogadore man was charged with possession of marijuana and a drug pipe.

The next day, a Doylestown woman also was charged with possession of a drug pipe after police responded to a call from a South Arlington Road store about a woman doing drugs.

Police charged a Coach Lane woman with domestic violence after she reportedly punched her boyfriend in the face and hit him in the arm with a fork Aug. 25. The woman has a previous conviction for domestic violence, according to police.

Also on that day, during a traffic stop for expired plates, police found a Carey Avenue man to be driving under suspension. He was charged with possession of marijuana found in his 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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