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South Side Neighborhood Watch

11/10/2011 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated a report of theft filed Oct. 28 by a South Turkeyfoot Lake Road woman who said suspects entered her residence that evening while she was taking a shower and stole two vials of narcotic pain medication prescribed to her.

A Canton man reported Oct. 29 that a resident of a Pinetop Court apartment complex threatened him over a parking complaint and brandished a baton-style weapon. Deputies charged the suspect with menacing and released him with a court summons. Officers also arrested the victim on an Akron Police Department warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies were called to a fight in a Manchester Road parking lot Oct. 31, when a witness reported the parties came into contact with his vehicle during the confrontation, causing damage to the rear spoiler, quarter panel, hood and front grille.

An Akron auto dealer employee reported Nov. 1 that suspects stole a 2005 Chevy pick-up truck from an auction site on Ley Drive. The vehicle had no license plate.

A Penguin Avenue woman reported Nov. 1 that her live-in boyfriend choked her during an argument at their residence. Following an investigation, deputies advised her to contact the Barberton Prosecutor’s Office to file charges.

On Nov. 1, suspects entered a vehicle outside a Chaffin Road residence and stole a portable DVD player.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a North Turkeyfoot Lake Road residence Nov. 1, when a woman reported she had a verbal altercation with her live-in boyfriend and he smashed items, including a chair, which deputies found had been broken into many pieces. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the theft of more than $10,000 in merchandise from a Boettler Road shipping business Oct. 20. They located an Akron man who was in possession of four iPads totaling $3,600, arrested him on a felony charge of receiving stolen property and took him to the Summit County Jail.

On Oct. 28, a Dorwil Drive man reported suspects in a vehicle drove across his lawn and damaged 25 feet of turf.

The owner of an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road business reported Oct. 28 that suspects entered the building and stole a $1,900 engine.

At the request of a relative, deputies performed a welfare check on a man at a Massillon Road residence Oct. 30 and found him unresponsive. Green EMS revived the victim, and he admitted he had ingested psychotropic bath salts and surrendered the remaining substance to deputies. He was transported to a hospital, and he gave deputies permission to search his residence to remove additional supplies of bath salts. The following day, he surrendered to deputies on a warrant for possession of drugs after they found him in possession of prescription medication that had not been prescribed to him.

Deputies patrolling Interstate 77 Oct. 31 stopped a Cuyahoga Falls man for speeding, arrested him for possession of an open container of beer in a moving vehicle and released him with a court summons.

An Akron man at a South Arlington Road gas station Nov. 1 was arrested on a robbery warrant and additionally charged with possession of marijuana, which was found during his arrest. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.

On Nov. 1, deputies went to a Fortuna Drive residence to serve a warrant to a suspect who allegedly lied about his identity to avoid being arrested. When officers told him they recognized him from a previous arrest, he admitted providing false identity and was arrested on the warrant and an additional charge of obstruction of official business and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Ridgedale Drive man reported Nov. 1 that suspects used his bank card information to make unauthorized purchases totaling $358.

Following an investigation into a report of violation of a protection order Nov. 1, deputies arrested a Heckman Road woman for making phone calls to her estranged husband in violation of a court order prohibiting her from contacting him. She was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Deputies investigated the theft of more than $3,000 in jewelry from a Woodview Road residence Nov. 1.

A woman reported Nov. 2 that suspects stole $40 form her purse while she was at an amusement center on Greensburg Road.

On Nov. 2, deputies responded to a disturbance at a Massillon Road restaurant, where an employee reported an Akron female entered the business and threatened to kill her. The suspect attempted to go behind a counter to attack the victim, but was prevented from doing so by another employee. The suspect was arrested for aggravated menacing and taken to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier

LAKEMORE: On Oct. 31, copper flashing was stolen from a vacant Flickinger Road building.

A Pawnee Boulevard man reported Nov. 2 that his son, who has been staying with him, stole his TV while he slept. He told police this was not the first time this has happened.

A Cayuga Road man called police Nov. 4 to report his wife, whom he is in the process of divorcing, had come over to pick up her mail, and during an argument she broke off the passenger-side mirror from his truck.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay

NEW FRANKLIN: A Canal Fulton man was arrested Nov. 1 on Manchester Road after failing to stop for police lights and sirens. He reportedly continued to drive until finally stopping at a parking lot and driving through the lawn near the driveway. He was arrested for driving under the influence and failure to comply.

A Canal Fulton man was arrested on Manchester Road Nov. 2 for driving under the influence and having an open container after police allegedly observed the man swerving while driving and after finding an open beer in the vehicle.

Two men were arrested on Dusty’s Road Nov. 5 following an equipment violation. The driver, a Sweitzer Road man, was arrested for driving under the influence, and the 20-year-old passenger from Akron was arrested for underage consumption of alcohol.

An Akron woman was arrested Nov. 5 on Manchester Road for driving under the influence. She was reportedly sitting in a vehicle following a traffic accident and admitted to drinking.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long

SPRINGFIELD: More than $13,100 in jewelry was reported stolen from a Darrah Drive residence Oct. 31.

A Gale Drive resident reported a $350 ring was stolen while friends were visiting Oct. 31.

A truck parked at an East Waterloo Road auto shop was broken into Oct. 31 and a CB radio and TV were stolen.

On Nov. 1, a Mogadore Road man stopped for having a broken taillight was charged with possession of marijuana and arrested on a warrant.

An East Waterloo Road landscape business owner reported that a tub grinder was damaged when unknown suspects poured antifreeze into its oil reservoir Nov. 2.

Police charged a High Avenue Southwest man with disorderly conduct Nov. 2 after he was found walking along Krumroy Road in a state of intoxication. An 18-year-old Carpenter Avenue woman with him was charged with underage consumption of alcohol.

Also on that day, a Howard Lane woman reported that her car was entered and her purse, containing a wallet, checkbook, credit cards and gift cards, was stolen, along with $1,400 in checks, which she said were cashed by an acquaintance. She also reported a neighbor broke into her home and stole clothes, makeup, a fax machine and other items. Police are investigating.

A Harper Avenue woman was charged with theft after allegedly stealing $1,140 in merchandise from a South Arlington Road store Nov. 3.

Police charged an Abington Road man with open burning after firefighters responded to put out a large fire he started in his yard to burn trash and other items Nov. 3.

The next day, three women, from Kansas Avenue, Woodview Street Northwest and McKinley Avenue, were charged with soliciting at a South Arlington Road hotel after reportedly soliciting sex from an undercover agent for $200. The McKinley Avenue woman also was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, paraphernalia and drugs.

A Savoy Avenue woman whose car became stuck in a Lessig Avenue ballfield called a friend to pull her out Nov. 3, and his car also became stuck. Police called a tow truck to pull their cars out, and charges of criminal damaging are pending against the woman.

On Nov. 4, a Bruce Road man stopped for a traffic violation was charged with possession of marijuana after a baggy with a green leafy substance was found in his pocket.

A driver stopped for an equipment violation Nov. 7 was charged with operating a vehicle under several suspensions and possession of drugs after police found methamphetamine. They also discovered he had a warrant out of the Norton Police Department. In addition, a Meadowridge Road passenger was charged with possession of drugs.

— 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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