South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies were called to a Manchester Road motel Jan. 10 by a night clerk who said a suspicious person was hiding near one of the bungalows. The Mogadore man was found on Portage Lakes Drive, arrested on a warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road Jan. 11, deputies arrested an Akron man for driving under suspension and took him to the Summit County Jail on a warrant for illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture drugs.
A Mallard Point Drive woman reported Jan. 12 someone stole her personal checks, forged two of them and cashed them for more than $270.
A Canova Drive woman reported she came home Jan. 15 to find the front door of her residence had been pried open. Nothing was reported missing from the home, and the victim believes her dog might have intervened.
On Jan. 16, a Needle Street man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail after deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at his residence and his mother said he assaulted her. The victim was treated and released by Coventry EMS.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at Jarvis Road residence Jan. 6 and arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames. All occupants of the home got out safely, and deputies provided traffic control while firefighters extinguished the blaze.
The owner of a Cottage Grove Road business reported Jan. 7 a 16-foot landscaping trailer was stolen from the parking lot.
An Akron man was taken to the Summit County Jail on a warrant following a traffic stop on Mayfair Road Jan. 7.
Deputies investigated the theft of 40 steel pipes and five steel platforms from a construction site on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road between Jan. 6 and Jan. 8.
Baggage screeners called deputies to Akron-Canton Airport Jan 10 after they found a semi-automatic pistol in checked luggage belonging to an Akron man. Officers permitted him to give the weapon to his son and continue on his trip.
An Akron woman at a South Arlington Road gas station Jan. 10 was arrested on a warrant for manufacturing drugs and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies are seeking the person who cut a lock from a gate outside a Mayfair Road automotive business the night of Jan. 12, entered a box truck and stole brass and aluminum totaling $2,800.
A Mayfair Road woman reported Jan. 13 someone entered her residence and ransacked personal documents. Nothing was reported missing.
Following an investigation of a Jan. 14 report filed by a Stoney Creek Drive woman, deputies arrested a Uniontown woman for misuse of a credit card and receiving stolen property, and released her with a court summons.
Someone scratched the side of a vehicle parked outside of a Massillon Road fitness center Jan. 15.
On Jan. 22, deputies responded to an accident on Koons Road. A woman lost control of her vehicle, ran off the road and struck a tree. The woman, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and seriously injured, and speed appears to be a factor, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The road was closed for about three hours. The accident remains under investigation.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
LAKEMORE: A Josephine Avenue resident reported three game consoles, a guitar and a computer tablet were stolen Jan. 12.
On Jan. 16, a Springfield Lake Drive woman reported receiving 22 harassing text messages and 10 phone calls in five hours by a Pawnee Street Northwest woman. Police called the Pawnee Street Northwest woman and told her to have no further contact with the Springfield Lake Drive woman.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
NEW FRANKLIN: Police made contact with a woman who had an outstanding warrant out of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department Jan. 12. She was transferred to that department.
A West York Street man was arrested on Boston Avenue Jan. 13 for driving under the influence, with a BAC of .08.
A Leeman Drive man reported Jan. 13 his credit card number was used to make $1,253 in unauthorized purchases in California.
A Stanley Avenue man was arrested for failure to comply with the order of the police officer Jan. 17 on Center Road. Police had been assisting Barberton Police Department with a pursuit when they observed the man drive through a red light and a stop sign.
A Lynn Drive man was arrested Jan. 18 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road for driving under the influence and possession of drugs. During the vehicle inventory, a package with a leafy substance was found inside the vehicle.
A Carnegie Avenue man was arrested for driving under the influence Jan. 19 on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road following a stop for a traffic violation.
— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long
SPRINGFIELD: A cable company employee reported Jan. 14 a Hillstock Avenue man is illegally hooked up to receive services. Charges are pending an investigation.
Police responded to a Coach Lane residence regarding a fight Jan. 14. They found one resident highly intoxicated, and he had an active warrant out of the Akron Police Department for theft. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.
Two South Akron juvenile females were charged with theft Jan. 15 after allegedly taking $1,480 in clothing from a South Arlington Road store without paying for them. They put some of the clothing on under theirs and put some in backpacks they were carrying. They were stopped by security personnel after walking out of the store with the items. The girls’ parents were notified, and they were transported to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.
An East Waterloo Road woman reported Jan. 15 a female acquaintance staying with her took her car without permission Jan. 14 and has yet to return it.
During a traffic stop Jan. 16, police discovered a Northwest Avenue man was driving under suspension and had an open container of beer in the vehicle. He was charged with driving with an open container of alcohol and released to his sister. His vehicle was towed.
A 20th Street Southwest woman was charged with theft Jan. 16 after reportedly taking $853 in clothing from a South Arlington Road store without paying for the merchandise.
A Winter Fern Avenue resident reported Jan. 16 that on Nov. 25, someone stole the front plate from his vehicle. He recently received information the plate was used on a vehicle crossing a tollgate in Maryland and not paying for the amount owed.
— Compiled by Maria Lindsay
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