South Side Neighborhood Watch
COVENTRY: Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at a Long Lake Boulevard residence March 3. A woman there reported her boyfriend struck her and spit on her during an argument. The man fled but was later arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail. The victim signed a motion for a protection order.
Deputies investigated the burglary of a Manchester Road residence March 6. Someone had reportedly climbed onto a chain link fence to access the roof, walked across it and entered a second-floor window of a bedroom where a man was sleeping. The victim didn’t wake until the person left with his wallet. Deputies reviewed video surveillance of the incident and are seeking the person on felony charges of burglary and theft.
The owner of a Manchester Road business reported March 9 a Canton man purchased four tires last April with a check that was returned for insufficient funds. He stated attempts to contact the man have been unsuccessful.
A Buttercup Avenue man reported someone used a hammer to break his bedroom window and damage the screen March 9.
A Maryland Avenue woman reported March 9 a Lake Vista Road man threatened her 14-year-old son. The man denied making threats. Due to conflicting information, no charges were filed and the parties were advised to avoid contact with each other.
An Akron juvenile who was observed smoking marijuana from a glass pipe in the parking lot of a Manchester Road fast food restaurant March 10 was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and released with a court summons to Summit County Juvenile Court.
Also on March 10, an employee of a South Main Street facility reported he was transporting a patient to a court appearance when the patient became combative and struck his shoulder. He asked that a report be filed.
Following a traffic stop on Manchester Road March 10, deputies arrested a 16-year-Akron male for underage drinking and having an open beer in a vehicle.
Employees of a Manchester Road grocery store reported March 11 two Akron men pushed shopping carts filled with groceries out of the store without paying. Deputies arrested both as they loaded the stolen goods into their vehicle. They were charged with felony theft of merchandise totaling more than $1,502 and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A Pinetop Court woman reported someone stole $976 from an unlocked vehicle outside her residence March 11.
Deputies responded to a call about an unruly juvenile at a township residence March 12 and advised her she could be charged with a criminal offense if she didn’t follow house rules.
Also on March 12, deputies investigated a report of a car alarm on Portage Lakes Drive and arrested a 16-year-old Kenmore male who was in possession of items that had been stolen from the vehicle.
GREEN: Summit County sheriff’s deputies investigated the burglary of a Sara Drive residence March 1. Someone had broken into the residence and stolen jewelry, money and other items.
Employees of an Interstate Parkway store reported March 6 someone stole three light fixtures valued at $515. Deputies reviewed video surveillance and are seeking a woman.
Deputies responded to a disturbance at a Molly Drive residence March 7. A woman there reported her live-in boyfriend assaulted her. The victim was transported to a hospital for a possible broken rib. She signed a motion for a protection order. The boyfriend, who has a previous conviction for domestic violence, was arrested for felony domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
On March 7, deputies responded to a one-car accident on Boettler Road and spoke to a driver who exhibited signs of impairment. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI and having an open container of beer in a vehicle. He was released with a court summons.
Deputies patrolling East Turkeyfoot Lake Road March 7 observed two men in vehicles yelling at each other. A Silver Lake man exited his vehicle and challenged the North Canton man, who exited his vehicle. They refused to comply with orders to stop yelling and get back into their cars, and both were arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Summit County Jail.
On March 9, deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a South Arlington Road business, arrested an Akron woman for driving under suspension and possession of methamphetamine and drug abuse instruments and took her to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies recovered a tractor-trailer reported stolen from Akron in a Massillon Road parking lot March 9.
Officers responded to a disabled vehicle on Interstate Parkway March 10, arrested an Akron man for possession of marijuana and released him to the Springfield Police Department on a felony warrant.
Deputies investigated the burglary of a South Arlington Road home March 11. Someone had forced open a rear door to enter. A woman who was looking after the home stated silver items and antiques were stolen.
Deputies responded to a fight in the parking lot of a Massillon Road fitness center March 11 and restrained a man from assaulting the mother of his children. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
At the request of a county agency, deputies conducted a welfare check on a mother and child at a South Main Street location March 12. A woman answered the door, provided false identification to the officers and said the woman and child were not there. Officers stopped her as she drove out of her driveway later, identified her as the person they were seeking and arrested her for possession of heroin, driving under suspension and obstruction of official business. The child, who was with her, was released to a family member.
LAKEMORE: Three juvenile females from Springfield were charged with disorderly conduct March 8 after police broke up a fight in the cafeteria at Springfield High School. One reportedly threw a fruit cup at another girl, who then came around the table to fight with her. A third girl intervened to punch the girl who threw the cup.
Two 16- and 17-year-old females from Cleveland were charged with unruliness and criminal trespass and two 18-year-old men from Cleveland and an 18-year-old from Brookpark were charged with criminal trespass after they were found at a vacant building on Flickinger Road March 12.
Police charged a Hillstock Avenue man with domestic violence March 12 after he reportedly threatened the mother of his child with a pair of scissors and punched her in the head after she refused to let him see his 7-month-old daughter. The mother was checked for a bump on the head and pain, but she refused to go to the hospital. According to the police report, the man has a prior conviction for domestic violence from 2009.
On March 13, a Church Street man was charged with domestic violence after his girlfriend and mother of his child reported he slapped her across the face, pushed her over a sink and cut off some of her hair. The two had reportedly argued over a text she received from a man in her class.
NEW FRANKLIN: Police accepted a bag of softball equipment found on South Main Street March 4.
Police arrested a Rustic Trail man who had an active warrant out of the Portage County Sheriff’s Office and transferred him there March 4.
Also on March 4, police responded to a verbal dispute on Manchester Road between a Carnegie Avenue man and a Manchester Road woman. They discovered the man had an active warrant out of New Franklin, and he was taken to jail.
An Emerson Court man and a North Turkeyfoot Road woman were involved in a domestic dispute on Melton Avenue March 5. No threats of physical violence were made and no charges were filed.
A Manchester Road man reported March 5 his $60 mailbox was damaged.
Police were dispatched to Manchester Road March 6 for a neighborhood dispute and discovered a Third Street man there who had an active warrant out of the Barberton Police Department. He was transferred there.
On March 7, police were called to a West Turkeyfoot Lake Road building for an open door. Police checked the building and secured the door.
A South Street man was arrested for failure to confine a dog March 7 after his pit bull mix reportedly killed a neighbor’s cat. A hole was found under a fence in the man’s yard.
A West Nimisila Road woman was charged with having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence March 7. The woman was found with the ignition turned off and the keys in the vehicle at her home and reportedly admitted to drinking.
Police responded to a call on Rextur Drive March 8. A Newell Street woman had reportedly damaged a door. She told police her shoes were locked upstairs and she needed to retrieve them. A Rextur Drive man said he allowed the woman to stay at his residence and she left voluntarily to go to a homeless shelter.
Police responded to an activated alarm March 8 at a Trails End residence and found an open door. Police and an emergency contact checked the interior and nothing appeared to be disturbed.
During a traffic stop on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road March 10, a South Street man was found to have plates on his vehicle that belonged to another vehicle and driving under an insurance violation. Police also found he had a felony warrant for theft out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. He was transferred there.
SPRINGFIELD: Police responded March 8 for a call about a man with a knife and a gun concealing items at a South Arlington Road store. The Barberton man fled on foot to a neighboring store as police and Summit County sheriff’s deputies pursued him, and he was apprehended. A knife, a gun that was reported stolen from Barberton and merchandise was found on the man, and he was charged with robbery, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of criminal tools and receiving stolen property. He was transported to the Summit County Jail.
Police arrested a Delaware Avenue man who was wanted on a probation violation March 9 and charged him with possession of drugs after he was found to be in possession of drugs.
An Edith Avenue man reported March 9 a shotgun was stolen from a dresser drawer. The gun was entered into a database of stolen firearms.
Police stopped a vehicle driving along Canton Road with two flat passenger side tires and hazard lights on March 10. They found both airbags had been deployed and noticed an odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The Hilltop Drive Northwest woman was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia after a pipe and marijuana were found in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed.
A Laverne Lane woman was charged with theft after reportedly stealing $83 in food from an East Waterloo Road store March 10.
Also on that day, police responded to a report of a man who had driven into a sign at an East Waterloo Road fast food restaurant. They found the man passed out behind the wheel. EMS arrived, and after five doses of Narcan the man was revived. The Pin Oak Drive man was charged with driving under the influence, failure to control, having an open container of alcohol in a moving vehicle, improper handling of firearms, using a weapon while intoxicated and possession of drugs.
On March 11, police responded to a suspected overdose at a South Arlington Road store. Summit County sheriff’s deputies administered medical assistance until EMS arrived and the North Lawrence man was transported to a hospital.
Police responded to an incident at a Canaan Drive home March 14 and chased two vehicles speeding off. After stopping them, police found one was an acquaintance of a woman at the home and the other was a former boyfriend. The two were yelling and arguing, and police asked the boyfriend, of High View Avenue, to stop, but he refused and was charged with disorderly conduct, as well as reckless operation of a vehicle, wearing no seat belt and having no plates on the car. He was warned not to come back to the home, but he reportedly did.
Editor’s note: The Springfield Police Department has changed several details of a Feb. 23 report that was included in the March 3, 2017, issue. Those include changing the reference to a Raceway Court couple’s family member — now being identified as a grandnephew, not a nephew, and deleting his name in regards to being named a suspect in the theft of numerous items from the home.
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.
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