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South Side Neighborhood Watch

5/9/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies patrolling Manchester Road April 28 observed a man sitting on the ground outside a retail complex drinking beer. He was highly intoxicated and was transported to a hospital for an evaluation.

A resident of a Manchester Road apartment complex reported April 28 a neighbor threatened to damage her vehicle. Deputies contacted the suspect, who denied the allegation. The women were advised to avoid contact with each other.

Deputies provided security and traffic control April 29 while firefighters extinguished a structure fire that damaged a house under construction on Fairview Road.

A representative of the Coventry Local Schools Board of Education reported April 30 that signs supporting the May 7 district bond issue/levy were stolen from locations on Manchester Road and South Main Street. The signs totaled $220.

Also on that day, a Flynn Drive man reported a $200 pine tree was stolen from his property between 1:30 and 8:30 a.m.

Deputies are seeking the person who broke into a vacant house on State Street May 2 and stole copper pipes.

Items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot of Ingleside Park between 6:30 and 8 p.m. May 2.

A West Bellisle Road man reported May 2 someone broke the glass in the rear door of his residence. Nothing was reported missing.

On May 3, deputies located an Akron woman at a Manchester Road bank, arrested her on warrants for probation violation and possession of heroin, and took her to the Summit County Jail.

A Swartz Road man reported May 3 his mailbox was knocked over and he suspects it might have been damaged by someone in retaliation for his support of a school levy and having a sign in his yard.

The manager of an automotive business on South Arlington Road reported May 4 a piece of lumber was thrown through the front door of the business.

Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road and Portage Lakes Drive May 4, a passenger was arrested on a warrant for assault. The Akron woman was released to the Copley Police Department.

An Arrow Avenue woman reported May 4 a 4-foot tree was removed from her front yard.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: On April 26, a Hidden Lake Drive woman reported an unknown person gained access to her department store account and attempted to make an online purchase of a $200 gift card. The transaction was declined by the store.

The trunk of a vehicle was damaged while it was parked outside an Eldon Avenue residence April 27.

Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an erratic driver on Interstate 77 April 28, stopped the Akron man and arrested him on a warrant for passing bad checks, and took him to the Summit County Jail. He was additionally charged with possession of drugs, which he surrendered to officers.

On April 28, deputies investigated a robbery at a Town Park Boulevard bar, where an employee reported two males wearing dark clothing and ski masks entered the business at 11:37 p.m. One man brandished a handgun and struck the victim, knocking him to the ground. The two fled with an undetermined amount of cash.

A woman reported April 30 an Akron man took her vehicle from a Mayfair Road apartment complex without her permission. The vehicle was recovered by the Akron Police Department.

The night of April 30, deputies investigated reports of vehicle break-ins on Comet Road, where two residents reported someone entered vehicles outside their homes and stole money from one and a wallet from another. The same night, an East Caston Road resident reported a CD case and 70 CDs were stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside the residence.

A videogame and leaf blower were stolen from a Thursby Road residence April 30.

On May 1, deputies investigated the burglary of a Madora Avenue residence, where someone entered and stole gold and diamond jewelry and four vials of prescription medication.

An Akron man was arrested at a Fortuna Drive motel May 1 on a warrant for telecommunication harassment. He was released to Portage County sheriff’s deputies.

A Pinecrest Avenue woman reported May 2 her teenage daughter has been receiving numerous calls from a 21-year-old Clinton man. Deputies contacted the man and told him to have no contact with the juvenile.

Deputies are seeking the person who entered a balcony door of a Nimisila Road residence May 3 and stole a 50-caliber muzzleloader and a video game.

Following a traffic stop on Massillon Road May 4, a Hartville man was arrested on a warrant for theft and released to Stark County sheriff’s deputies.

A woman reported her wallet was stolen from her purse while she was at a Glen Eagles Boulevard country club between 7 and 9 p.m. May 4.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: An unknown vehicle struck and damaged a garage door on Lakeside Drive April 27.

Two TVs, two cell phones and a printer/scanner were reported stolen from a Foxford Court home April 28.

After finding a drug pipe in a vehicle being towed from a muddy field April 29, police charged the Akron juvenile male driver with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The north side of a home on Lakeside Drive was shot with a paintball gun April 30.

Also on that day, police executed an arrest warrant on a Lincoln Street man and subsequently charged him with possession of marijuana after a plastic bag of the substance was found in the home.

On May 1, a Plaza Court woman reported a Grace Road woman has threatened to assault her in a parking lot. The Grace Road woman reported it was the Plaza Court woman who assaulted her. Police declined to file charges due to conflicting information.

Police charged a Springfield juvenile male with disorderly conduct May 2 after seeing him loosen bolts on a lunch room table at the high school in order to make it fall apart when someone next sat there.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: At a traffic stop on Manchester Road April 27, police found a man with a warrant out of the Norton Police Department and transferred him there.

Police discovered chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine throughout a rental property on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road April 28 and contacted the Summit County Drug Unit.

A Brown Street man was arrested for possession of drugs on West Caston Road April 30. He was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation, and he reportedly had the prescription medications on his lap.

A Manchester Road man reported May 4 that $100 was missing from his pocket.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: A Fremont Street woman was charged with theft April 25 after allegedly stealing $27 in baby food from an East Waterloo Road grocery store. She was arrested on a warrant and transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Lessig Avenue woman reported April 26 that three female acquaintances have been texting her continually for three days, despite being asked to stop. The texts threatened to harm her and her property. Police contacted the women, of Lake Road, Edith Avenue and East Waterloo Road, and asked them to stop.

On April 28, an employee of a Canton Road gas station reported receiving three counterfeit $20 bills from a white man age 25 to 35, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. Police are investigating.

The next day, a Beardsley Street man was caught using a counterfeit $20 at a Sanitarium Road gas station.

A Loamshire Road resident reported finding three unknown males on his property April 29, and one tore down a “no trespassing” sign.

A Springfield juvenile male and female were charged with disorderly conduct due to curfew violations after police found them in a parked car at an East Waterloo Road business at 2:30 a.m. April 29.

Also on that day, a Carnegie Avenue woman reported her iPhone 5 was stolen from her purse while she was shopping at a South Arlington Road store.

Police investigated threats April 30 posted on Facebook aimed at a Springfield juvenile female by a juvenile acquaintance.

Police charged a homeless woman with assault after she allegedly threw a brick at two other women during an argument April 30.

The door of a vehicle driving down Massillon Road was shot with a pellet gun April 30.

Also on that day, an Ewart Road woman reported her daughter broke a window lock to enter her granddaughter’s room while she was sleeping. The next day, the woman reported someone entered her bedroom through an unlocked window, knocked things off her nightstand and moved items in the room around.

On May 1, a Grace Road woman reported she lent a male friend a car but he had failed to return it. Police contacted the man, and he said he paid the woman to use the vehicle for a trip to Atlanta and was on his way back. On May 7, when he failed to return, police put a bulletin out on the car, which is a blue 2013 Ford Edge.

After stopping a driver for speeding May 1, police charged his Cuyahoga Falls male passenger with having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle when a bottle of vodka was found near his feet.

A Sheraton Circle man observed walking down the middle of South Arlington Road May 1 was charged with disorderly conduct due to public intoxication.

A Tallmadge man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a bong was found in his lap when police attempted to wake him as he slept in his car in the parking lot of a South Arlington Road business May 1.

The side door on a garage on Elmer Avenue was kicked in May 1 and $6,200 worth of tools and equipment, including a generator, power tools and a GPS unit, was stolen.

On May 3, police investigated a report of a black male age 20 to 30 from Ravenna driving a black Chevy Malibu who stopped to offer a 15-year-old girl a ride while she waited for her bus on South Arlington Road near Buena Vista Drive. When she got on the bus, the man followed that vehicle. The girl’s grandfather saw all this and followed the Chevy and recorded a license plate for police. Police issued a bulletin to have the man picked up for questioning.

A Barberton man reported the passenger-side door mirror on his vehicle was broken and the antenna was wrapped around his spoiler while it was parked at an Archmere Drive location May 4.

On May 6, police issued a citation for animal nuisance to a Meadowridge Road woman due to ongoing issues with barking dogs.

— 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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