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South Side Neighborhood Watch

3/27/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

COVENTRY: On March 6, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies advised a Canton man to have no contact with a West House Drive man after the Canton man reportedly made threats on a social media site. He denied the allegation.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute between an Akron couple at a Manchester Road grocery store March 16. Both parties agreed the confrontation was verbal and no violence occurred. The male was arrested on an outstanding warrant for assault and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Steve Drive woman reported March 18 she received harassing phone calls and text messages from an unknown female.

Deputies investigated the theft of a dealer license plate from a Ley Drive auto auction parking lot March 18.

A South Main Street man reported March 18 someone broke a window of his residence and entered between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m. Nothing was reported missing.

Employees of a South Main Street gas station reported March 18 a woman stole two energy drinks. Deputies located the Akron woman at her residence, and she admitted taking the merchandise. She was charged with theft and released with a summons.

A Manchester Road woman reported March 18 she received harassing phone calls and text messages from a Clinton woman, who agreed to stop contacting the woman after deputies contacted her.

Also on that day, a Ponciana Drive resident reported he has been contacted by a representative of an agency that is attempting to collect money from him for a loan he did not obtain or authorize.

Deputies responded to a noise complaint at a Jarvis Road residence the evening of March 19 and arrived to find a male resident in the driveway. He was arrested for disorderly conduct after being violent and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Orrville man located at a Manchester Road gas station March 19 was arrested on warrants for domestic violence, DUI and criminal damaging, and released to Wayne County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

A Canvasback Circle man reported March 20 someone used his identity to file federal and state tax returns and receive refunds.

A Cottage Grove Road man reported March 20 cigars were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in his driveway the previous night.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


GREEN: Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies went to an Essig Avenue location March 16, arrested an Akron man on a warrant for domestic violence and took him to the Summit County Jail.

A Royal County Downs Drive man reported his live-in girlfriend struck him several times during an argument March 16. She was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On March 16, deputies responded to two reports at a South Main Street bar where someone caused $400 damage to a door shortly after midnight, but did not gain entry. At 9:15 p.m. on the same date, someone pried open an air conditioning unit, crawled through an air duct and entered the business. A gate leading to the bar area was kicked open, but nothing was reported missing.

Employees of an Arlington Ridge Road store reported March 16 a man cut open multiple cologne boxes, concealed the contents in his pocket and left the store. He was confronted as he left the store, and police arrested the Akron man for theft of merchandise, totaling $70, and released him with a summons.

Deputies investigated the burglary of an Elmhurst Circle residence March 17 after someone broke in through a back door and stole jewelry.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road March 17, an Akron man was arrested on a felony warrant and released to Medina County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

A Mayfair Road woman reported someone keyed the hood of her car while it was in the parking lot the night of March 17.

A Uniontown man arrested for DUI on Massillon Road March 17 became combative with deputies, who called EMS to treat him for a self-inflicted head injury. He refused to cooperate with officers and EMS and continued to struggle with deputies during his arrest. He was subdued, additionally charged with resisting arrest and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A driver for a distributing company reported he made a delivery to a South Arlington Road drive-thru beverage center March 19, and when he returned to his van, he discovered a window had been broken and someone stole six cases of cigarettes and numerous rolls of chewing tobacco.

Deputies are seeking a man who reached over the counter of a car rental business at the Akron-Canton Airport March 21 and stole a set of car keys. The incident was captured on video surveillance footage and officers are working to identify the man. The vehicle was towed to a location to have its ignition changed and a new key made.

Someone caused $600 of damage to a water dispensing machine outside a South Main Street grocery store March 21 in a failed attempt to steal money from it.

Following a traffic stop on South Arlington Road March 21, a K-9 officer indicated the presence of contraband in the vehicle and deputies arrested a Canton man for possession of drug abuse instruments found in the vehicle.

An Everhart Drive man reported he argued with his wife March 22 and she went to their garage, returned with a baseball bat and swung it at his head. He took the bat from her and called deputies, who arrested her for domestic violence and took her to the Summit County Jail.

— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier


LAKEMORE: On March 13 during a welfare check at a Michaels Drive residence, police found an odor of urine, feces around the home and on the beds of children and rotten food in the house. The police report also stated the home was dirty and there was no food. A man and women living at the home were charged with child endangering and Children Services was called in to take custody of 6- and 7-year-olds at the home.

A 17-year-old Lakemore female was charged with possession of marijuana March 14 after she allegedly admitted to smoking the substance before school and she was found with a pill bottle container with a small amount of it in her purse. Springfield High School officials also disciplined her and another female who also reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana before class.

Police stopped a Catherine Avenue man for driving with expired plates March 18 and after finding marijuana in the car, the man was charged with possession of drugs.

Three Canton area juvenile males were charged with criminal trespass after they were found on a vacant Flickinger Road property March 19. The males were released to their parents.

On March 20, two Springfield High School males were charged with unruliness after they were caught fighting in the boys’ restroom.

— Compiled by Maria Lindsay


NEW FRANKLIN: A Weaver Road man was arrested for an insurance violation March 14 on South Main Street following a stop for a traffic violation.

While on patrol March 16, police saw a man urinating in the roadway on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. During a pat down, a knife was found, and the Akron Road man was arrested for using weapons while intoxicated, carrying a concealed weapon and public indecency.

A New Franklin 14-year-old female was charged with unruliness on Bonnie Lou Drive March 16 after reportedly using profanity, arguing and making suicidal threats. She was taken to a local hospital for observation.

Copper piping was stolen from air conditioning lines from a West Caston Road residence between March 1 and 18.

The Akron Police Department transferred a woman to the New Franklin Police Department March 19 for an active warrant for failure to appear. She was taken to jail.

A Manchester Road man reported March 19 a revolver was stolen from his residence.

— Compiled by Joyce Rainey Long


SPRINGFIELD: On March 15, an East Waterloo Road woman reported $90 and her driver’s license were stolen from the pocket of her coat, which was hanging on a rack in the back of an Albrecht Avenue church.

A Killian Road church official reported March 17 a male called asking for help in fixing a car and said he was a friend of the pastor. The official wrote a check for $250 and a female picked it up. A 29-year-old Orrville man cashed the check later that day.

Police charged an Edith Avenue man with domestic violence after he attacked his wife March 17 during an argument about money. The woman told police he threw a candle at the TV, and police found she had red marks on her face and a bloody lip.

An Abington Road man was charged with having a dog at large March 18 after a neighbor reported the man’s dog was in his yard bothering his dogs, which were in a kennel. Police had responded to previous reports of the dog running loose. The man was also summonsed on warrants for domestic violence and possession of drugs.

Two TVs were reported stolen from an East Waterloo Road home March 18.

Also on that day, police stopped a Moonlight Drive woman for an equipment violation and charged her with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after a baggy of the substance and a pipe were found in the car. A male passenger who was on house arrest was transferred to the Akron Police Department for a warrant.

A South Akron juvenile male was charged with theft and obstruction March 18. The youth had apparently stolen $72 in jeans from a South Arlington Road store and then gave police his brother’s name when asked for identification.

A Krumroy Road home was broken into March 18, and $3,000 and two handguns were stolen.

A Maxfli Drive man reported March 19 that someone filed tax returns in his name.

Also on that day, a Pressler Road man reported that a Raymond Avenue man’s two bulldogs attacked his cow, and in defending itself, the cow stomped on one of the dogs. The dog suffered extensive injuries and had to be put down. The owner told police he called the dog warden when the dogs got loose.

An employee of an East Waterloo Road car rental business reported a plate was stolen from one vehicle in the lot March 20.

A Betz Drive woman called police March 21 to report an unknown man left her 16-year-old son a sexually explicit voicemail message on his cell phone, and called a second time but did not leave a message.

Police charged a Samuel Road man with DUI, and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop March 21.

On March 22, a Greensburg Road woman reported a man described as black; age 40-50; 5 feet, 10 inches tall; and weighing 130 to 150 pounds exposed himself and sexually gratified himself in front of her at a South Arlington Road store. According to the police report, the store did not have a policy against that sort of behavior, and police do not have any leads on the identity of the man.

A Second Street man stopped for an equipment violation March 22 was charged with possession of drugs and arrested on a warrant. An Oak Tree Road man was also charged with possession of drugs. Further charges are pending an investigation on the numerous items needed to manufacture methamphetamine found in the vehicle.

An Abington Road homeowner reported March 22 he found two pellet gun holes in his kitchen window and one in his front living room window.

The rear window of a van parked on Onondago Trail was damaged March 22.

— 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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