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South SIde Neighborhood Watch

4/20/2017 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On April 9, a Weil Avenue woman reported someone used her bank debit card to make a $108 purchase at a store in Stow.

An Akron woman was charged with theft of groceries at a Manchester Road store April 9 and released with a court summons.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated an April 10 report of criminal damaging filed by a Fowler Drive resident who stated someone cut garden hoses and a deck screen in her yard.

On April 10, a Bender Road man reported someone in a vehicle threw a bottle at his vehicle and damaged it. He provided video surveillance of the incident and said he didn’t recognize the person or vehicle.

A Massillon man who was riding an all terrain vehicle through the parking lot of a Manchester Road shopping plaza April 12 was stopped for reckless operation of a vehicle and charged with receiving stolen property after deputies determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from Norton. He was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine found in his headband, and he was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated criminal damaging at a Buttercup Avenue residence April 12. Someone had damaged an outside air conditioner unit, making it inoperable.

A Cope Avenue woman reported April 13 someone broke into her garage through a side door and stole tools.

Also on April 13, a Mallard Point Drive man reported a $125 speaker delivered to his residence was stolen.

Deputies investigated a report of theft and misuse of a credit card April 13 filed by a Gregg Avenue man who said he was contacted by someone at his bank regarding fraudulent charges on his bank debit card.

A woman who created a disturbance at a Manchester Road gas station April 13 became aggressive with deputies. She was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of official business, and additionally charged with resisting arrest and taken to the Summit County Jail when she struggled with officers during her arrest. Additional charges were pending identification of a white powdered substance found in her wallet.

Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on South Main Street April 14 and arrested a driver for possession of drugs and paraphernalia after contraband was observed in her vehicle and a bag of syringes and prescription medication was recovered from a body cavity. She was taken to the Summit County Jail and additionally charged with tampering with evidence and possession of drug abuse instruments.


GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Interstate 77 April 9 stopped a driver for a traffic violation and arrested the Canton woman for possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and trafficking in drugs following a search of her vehicle. A passenger was arrested on a felony warrant and released to Stark County sheriff’s deputies.

A Long Road man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail April 9 after his wife reported he assaulted her during an argument and stomped on her cellphone to prevent her from calling for help.

A Massillon Road man reported April 9 someone cut the screen on his bedroom window to enter his residence and steal money and medication from a locked box. The persons exited through a sliding door and left it open.

On April 9, a New Franklin man reported he left an Arlington Ridge Road store to find a strange man in his vehicle. The man told deputies he mistook the vehicle for his, but the vehicles were not similar and the victim determined he stole some personal items. Deputies recovered the items, charged the man with theft and released him with a court summons.

Deputies are seeking the person who pointed a green laser light into the cockpit of an incoming plane at Akron-Canton Airport on three occasions April 8 and April 10.

A Canton man stopped for a traffic violation on South Arlington Road April 10 fled and led deputies on a high-speed pursuit until he crashed his vehicle on South Arlington Road and fled on foot. He was apprehended while walking on Karla Drive the following morning, charged with failure to comply and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Slaughter Road residence April 11, arrested a woman for domestic violence after she allegedly assaulted her mother during an argument and took her to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man was arrested for DUI and endangering children April 11 after he reportedly admitted he was intoxicated when he drove to a South Arlington Road hotel where his wife is employed, with their child in the car, following an argument with her on the phone.

Following a traffic stop on Raber Road April 11, a passenger who provided false identification to deputies, stating he was 17, was arrested for falsification after officers determined his true identity. He was taken to the Summit County Jail on warrants for grand theft and obstruction of official business.

An East Nimisila Road man reported someone entered his residence between 7 a.m. and noon April 12 and stole two lanterns.

A 16-year-old male was arrested for assault April 12 and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Facility after he reportedly punched a teacher at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road school.

On April 13, deputies were seeking the person responsible for arson, burglary and theft at a Mayfair Road residence. After firefighters extinguished a blaze that destroyed part of the residence, deputies determined someone had set the fire, entered the residence and stolen cash, jewelry and medication.


LAKEMORE: Police charged a Lake Road man with child endangering April 9 after a 5-year-old girl was found wandering on the street without shoes. Police drove the girl past the home to learn where she lived. The man at the home told deputies he did not have a child missing but later admitted he did not know at the time she had left the home. A referral to Summit County Children Services was made regarding the girl and other children in the home.

A Pennsylvania man was charged with criminal trespass and possession of criminal tools after being found April 16 at a vacant Flickinger Road property with a backpack of tools.

On April 17, four individuals were charged with criminal trespass and curfew violations after being found on a Flickinger Road property at 1:30 a.m. They included two Columbus men, one of whom was additionally charged with possession of criminal tools, and a Galloway man and a 16-year-old male, who were also charged with possession of criminal tools.


NEW FRANKLIN: Police were dispatched April 8 to a West Nimisila Road business for a man sleeping in a vehicle that was running. Police reportedly opened the door of the vehicle to wake the Harter Home Drive man and arrested him for having physical control of the vehicle while under the influence.

A Romig Road woman reported April 8 she and a friend from Medina were at a West Turkeyfoot Road business and she was not feeling well and went to her vehicle. The woman reportedly fell asleep and when she woke she realized her friend had not come back to the vehicle, so she reported the friend as a missing person. She later contacted police when she discovered her friend had gone home.

A Will Drive man reported April 9 his truck was covered with a liquid substance and he had video surveillance of the incident. On April 11 two Will Drive males were arrested for criminal mischief. They reportedly admitted to throwing juice on his truck and driveway.

A New Franklin man who reportedly threatened to shoot himself April 9 at his residence was taken to a hospital.

A New Franklin male was arrested for unruly juvenile offenses April 10 near his home after leaving following an argument with his mother.

A West Exchange Street woman was arrested April 10 on Fairwood Road after repeatedly contacting a Fairwood Road woman despite being told not to. The West Exchange Street woman was on the Fairwood Road woman’s property and was charged with telecommunications harassment.

On April 11, a Bickford Avenue woman reported unauthorized transactions from Florida on her checking account.

An East Randy Street woman reported April 11 she received a telephone call from someone pretending to be from the IRS who said she owed $3,782 and would be arrested if she did not pay. She reportedly purchased a $200 gift card and gave the numbers to a man via the telephone. The woman had a Summit County sheriff’s deputy talk to the man and advised him not to contact her again.

Someone stole $35 in lottery tickets from a West Turkeyfoot Road business April 11 and 12.

Baseball equipment totaling $851 was stolen from an unlocked vehicle April 12 on Lester Road.

A Canal Fulton Road woman reported April 15 she was grabbed by the hair and punched in the face by a Mogadore Road woman after the Mogadore Road woman was asked to leave the home. The Mogadore Road woman also allegedly ran over a picnic table with her vehicle. No charges were filed because of the lack of cooperation from the victim.


SPRINGFIELD: On April 4, a Lessig Avenue man and 12- and 13-year-old males were charged with assault after reportedly luring a 12-year-old male to the Spring Hill Elementary playground, where the man became involved in a fight with him. When it was apparent that the man was losing, the two males stepped in. One of them also urinated on the victim.

A Lessig Avenue man reported April 12 he was scammed out of $1,364 after someone called to involve him in the purchase of iTunes gift cards and promised him some of the proceeds. The Lessig Avenue man told police he believes it was the same caller from a year ago, when he also was scammed out of money.

A Laverne Lane man was charged with domestic violence after destroying property in the home and kicking in the front door during an argument with his live-in girlfriend April 12. He was transported to the Barberton Jail.

A Lessig Avenue man reported April 13 he was scammed out of $130 by someone who called and stated they could fix his computer. He gave them access to his bank account to pay for the service, but the work was never done. The victim told police he believes someone has been taking about $100 from his bank account monthly since last August.

Police responded to a break-in April 13 at 2 a.m. at a Shanafelt Avenue business. A front window had been broken and beverages taken. A 14-year-old male from South Akron was charged with breaking and entering and vandalism. Police are searching for another male who fled the scene before they arrived.

On April 15, a Junior Avenue woman who reportedly argued with her daughter and bit her was charged with domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Dewport Drive man reported his wallet, containing a bankcard and $40, as well as another $18, was stolen from his unlocked vehicle April 18.


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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