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South Side Neighborhood Watch

2/16/2017 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Following a registration check of a vehicle on South Arlington Road Feb. 4, Summit County sheriff’s deputies stopped the driver and arrested her on a warrant for domestic violence. The Mogadore woman was additionally charged with felony possession of drugs after officers found her in possession of methamphetamine. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated a break-in at a Delora Drive residence Feb. 6. Someone had entered a garage through a window and stolen an air compressor, toolbox containing tools, chainsaws and power tools.

Also on Feb. 6, a Killian Road man reported he parked his car in his yard and placed a “for sale” sign on it. He also advertised it for sale on Craigslist. He received a call from someone who saw the ad and advised him the car had no rear wheels. He went outside and found that the rear wheels had been stolen and the vehicle was sitting on its axle.

A Dollar Drive woman reported her boyfriend forced his way into her home the night of Feb. 7, refused to leave and threatened her. He was arrested for menacing and criminal trespassing and released with a court summons.

An Ingleside Drive woman reported Feb. 8 someone accessed her bank card numbers and withdrew $738 from her account.

Deputies checked the registration of a vehicle in the parking lot of a Manchester Road motel Feb. 9 and determined the owner was wanted on warrants for two felony and two misdemeanor drug charges in Summit County and Akron. The man and a woman companion left in a vehicle when they saw officers. The vehicle was stopped, the man was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail, and the woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and Xanax and also taken to Summit County Jail.

A 13-year-old male was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Facility Feb. 10 after a container of marijuana and rolling papers fell from his pocket during a class at Coventry Middle School.

Following a vehicle crash in a Manchester Road parking lot Feb. 10, deputies arrested a man for violation of a protection order and took him to the Summit County Jail after they determined the protected person was a passenger in his vehicle.

Deputies responded to a hang-up 911 call from a South Arlington Road residence Feb. 11 and spoke to two people who stated they had an argument but no physical confrontation occurred. A man was arrested on a warrant and released to Stark County sheriff’s deputies.

On Feb. 11, deputies were called to a dispute at a Portage Lakes Drive residence. A woman there reported she left her 8-month-old daughter with her mother while she went shopping and returned to find her mother was highly intoxicated, creating a substantial risk to the child. The grandmother was arrested for child endangering and released with a court summons.

A Portage Point Boulevard woman reported someone damaged the hood of her vehicle the night of Feb. 11.


GREEN: Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road Feb. 5, a Barberton woman was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after she reportedly surrendered the contraband to officers.

A Koons Road man reported he was walking his dog on Massillon Road Feb. 6 when a man walking toward him drew a gun, waved it at him and told him to stay away from him and keep his dog away from him. The man with the gun said he was not aware the dog was on a leash. The Canton man was charged with aggravated menacing and released with a court summons. Summit County sheriff’s deputies took the weapon as evidence.

A Farview Road woman reported Feb. 6 someone entered an unlocked vehicle outside her home the previous night and stole her purse.

Also on Feb. 6, deputies investigated the theft of two computer tablets from a vehicle outside a Moray Drive residence the previous night.

At 3:47 a.m. Feb. 6, deputies observed a suspicious person at the intersection of South Arlington Road and Interstate 77. He began sweating profusely and stated he had taken too much Vicodin. He was evaluated and cleared by EMS. Deputies arrested him for possession of a hypodermic syringe and released him with a court summons.

A Uniontown man was arrested for violation of a protection order and taken to the Summit County Jail Feb. 6 after a Mayfair Road woman reported he contacted her through a friend in violation of a court order.

Deputies investigated the theft of a package containing autographed photos, baseball cards and other items from outside an Edinburgh Drive residence Feb. 7.

Employees of a Massillon Road grocery store reported Feb. 7 an Akron man who had been banned from the store on a previous occasion stole groceries totaling $568. He was arrested for theft and criminal trespassing and released with a court summons.

Also on Feb. 7, deputies responded to a vehicle crash on state Route 619, where a driver crashed his car into a tree. The Akron man was arrested for felony possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail after officers found narcotics in the vehicle.

Deputies patrolling a Massillon Road plaza Feb. 8 observed the door of a restaurant had been smashed, the cash register had been forced open and drawers had been ransacked. Officers attempted to contact the owner and had a construction company board up the door. The following morning, the owner reported money was missing from the cash register.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man reported Feb. 8 someone entered his garage the previous night and stole a $208 leaf blower.

An Akron man was arrested on a felony warrant for possession of heroin Feb. 10 and taken to the Summit County Jail.

The same day, a Canton man was arrested on a warrant for probation violation and felony possession of drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Employees of a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store reported Feb. 10 they detained a Canton man who attempted to leave the store without paying for merchandise. He provided false information to deputies and was arrested for theft and obstruction of official business and released with a court summons.


LAKEMORE: A Stephanie Lane man was arrested on a Summit County Sheriff’s Office warrant Feb. 11 and transferred to that agency.

Five juvenile females from Lakemore and Springfield were charged with underage consumption of alcohol Feb. 11 after police investigated a tip about the girls drinking vodka on the way to a Springfield High School dance. Police found several alcoholic beverages in the trunk of their vehicle, as well as a jar of marijuana, and one of the girls was additionally charged with possession of drugs.

Police charged an Elmer Avenue man with domestic violence after his pregnant girlfriend said he kicked her and grabbed her arm after she tried to leave during an argument Feb. 12.

On Feb. 14, a Pawnee Boulevard homeowner reported she let a man who does maintenance work on the property into the home upon his request to take inventory for some work and later discovered a computer tablet, TV, Air Jordan shoes, men’s shoes, two pairs of children’s sneakers and a piggy bank with $60 were stolen.


NEW FRANKLIN: Police responded to the following alarms that all checked secure: Feb. 3 on Bickford Avenue, Feb. 5 on Overton Drive, Feb. 6 on Center Road and Manchester Road, and Feb. 9 on Rheam Road.

An Elizabeth Avenue woman and a Lake Road man got into a verbal dispute Feb. 6 at an Akron Avenue residence. The woman reported the man tried to slam her hand in a sliding glass door and the man told police he accidentally closed the door on her hand. No charges were filed.

A Kruger Avenue woman reported Feb. 7 a pocketknife and change were taken from her unlocked vehicle.

A Main Street man reported Feb. 7 an employee, of Haas Road, took the company vehicle at 9 a.m. and did not report to the work site and he was not able to contact the employee. Later that day, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested the man on unrelated charges and recovered the vehicle. The business owner declined to press charges.

On Feb. 9, police responded to a report of an open door at a Center Road building. The building checked secure, and police learned an employee had accidentally left the door open.

A West Nimisila Road man reported Feb. 9 a Fulton Road man was banging on his door and was incoherent. The Fulton Road man was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

A Hampsher Road woman reported Feb. 10 she noticed her neighbor’s door was broken and a $200 television had been stolen. Police discovered the house did not have any power and the electrical meter was missing.

During a traffic stop Feb. 10, police discovered a passenger in the vehicle, a Norton Avenue man, had a felony warrant out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and transferred him to that agency.

A New Franklin male was charged with unruly juvenile offenses Feb. 11 after a Fairland Road woman reported the male was not following rules and stealing. She said she took away his electronics, but the male took them back and lied.


SPRINGFIELD: Police responded to a reported overdose Feb. 6 at a Canton Road fast food restaurant. A May Road man was found to be acting strangely and police determined he was under the influence of drugs. Narcan was administered to the man and he was transported to a hospital.

Police were called to a South Arlington Road hotel for a woman selling drugs Feb. 8. They went to the woman’s room and found drug paraphernalia inside, as well as bags of marijuana and methamphetamine. The Toepher Road woman was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia and transported to the Summit County Jail.

Police stopped a dirt bike rider who was driving without license plates and known to be under license suspension Feb. 9. The Crestline Drive man was found to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine, and he was charged with possession of drugs and transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Wolf Ledges woman was charged with theft Feb. 9 after she reportedly took $35 in items from a South Arlington Road store and left without paying. She also was charged with possession of drugs after methamphetamine was found on her.

A vacant Hillstock Avenue home was broken into Feb. 10 and a dishwasher, stove, microwave and six pictures were stolen. Neighbors reported seeing a small Ford pickup truck in the driveway two days before that, but they believed it to belong to workers fixing the home.

An Elyria Avenue man was charged with theft Feb. 11 after allegedly taking three pairs of diamond earrings with a total value of $6,500 from a South Arlington Road store and leaving without paying. He was transported to the Summit County Jail.

Two juveniles from Richfield, two from Austintown and three men from Youngstown were charged with criminal trespassing after they were found on the vacant Edwin Shaw property Feb. 11. The juveniles were released to the adults after the parents were notified.

A Wisconsin man staying at a South Arlington Road hotel reported Feb. 11 a man from Peninsula threw rocks at two vehicles in the parking lot, causing damage to roofs, doors and windshields. Police issued a warrant for the arrest of the Keenan Road man on charges of criminal damaging.

A Killian Road business owner reported Feb. 12 someone entered the property and caused $8,000 in damage to two vehicles.

Police were called to a Westview Drive home Feb. 13 at 1 a.m. The homeowner reported a Canton Road woman banged on a window and broke it, and when he answered the door he found her to be bleeding from a cut on her face. She was also highly intoxicated. He declined to file charges, and the woman was taken home.

Police charged a North Main Street man with disorderly conduct Feb. 14. The man was reportedly highly intoxicated and using profanity at an East Waterloo Road grocery store and then went across the street to a fast food restaurant. He was found with three bottles of vodka in his backpack, with two of them half empty.


The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reports were compiled by Maggie DeMellier, the Lakemore Village and Springfield Township police reports were compiled by Maria Lindsay and the City of New Franklin police reports were compiled by Joyce Rainey Long.

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 South Side News 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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