A burglar forced open the back door of a E. Nimisila Road home Dec. 2 and stole two necklaces, a pair of diamond earrings, a camera, a video game system and a bucket of change, total value $1,380.


City of Green (Sheriff’s Patrol)

 A burglar forced open the back door of a E. Nimisila Road home Dec. 2 and stole two necklaces, a pair of diamond earrings, a camera, a video game system and a bucket of change, total value $1,380.  Deputies were called to assist EMT Dec. 3 at a Massillon Road restaurant after a woman was found passed out in the restroom. Paramedics told deputies they found a spoon, lighter and five small paper packets on the woman. Deputies opened the packets and discovered they each contained a brownish substance that later tested positive for heroin. Also, the report said the woman was found hiding a bag of pills. Although she initially denied having a syringe, paramedics later found one in her shirt. The suspect, a 26-year-old Lawrence resident, faces charges of possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.  On Dec. 5, a Green High School student reported someone stole $200 from his locker.  Someone broke into two pop machines at a Thorn Drive hotel Dec. 4 and took an unknown amount of money. Damage to the two machines was estimated at $1,500. A similar incident was reported the day before at a hotel on Landmark Blvd.  A loss prevention officer at a supermarket on Corporate Woods Parkway said a man tried to leave the store with a cart full of groceries. When he approached the man outside, he said the man pushed the cart into him and fled on foot. Someone tried to steal a car Dec. 5 while it was parked at an Interstate Parkway cinema. Damage was found to the steering column and the passenger door handle.  A receptionist at a Massillon Road clinic told deputies that a man came in requesting free medical care. When he was told he’d have to pay, he became angry and started yelling, and then spit on the front window as he was leaving.

Coventry Township

 A 28-year-old Barberton man was charged with vandalism Dec. 6. Deputies said that after he was ousted from a Manchester Road bar, he kicked the front glass door several times, causing about $500 in damage.  Someone forced open the back door of an Iris Avenue home and stole a diamond ring, a wedding band with diamonds, a gold necklace, and six bottles of beer. The jewelry was valued at $3,700.  A 1995 Eagle Vision of an unknown value was reported stolen from a resident’s parking lot on Darnell Drive.  A property owner reported someone stole a stove from one of his rental homes on Portage Lakes Drive.  A 46-year-old Akron man was charged with violation of a protection order Dec. 3 after he reportedly admitted showing up at his estranged wife’s home on Arcadia Road. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.  A Saunders Avenue woman told deputies that her husband mailed $2,800 to an address in Canada to claim a sweepstakes prize. So far he hasn’t received anything.

City of New Franklin

 A 21-year-old Vanderhoof Road man was charged with theft Dec. 3. Police said he admitted to stealing jewelry and coins from a jewelry box at his father’s home and selling some of the items to two local coin shops.  A W. Nimisila Road woman told police that someone entered her home and stole a diamond, gold wedding band valued at $5,000. She said she believes the theft occurred sometime between Nov. 26 and Dec. 5.  A 31-year-old Jefferson man was arrested Dec. 5 on charges of possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and having an open container after he was stopped for a traffic violation on Manchester Road. During questioning, the arresting officer observed a whiskey bottle on the floor of the man’s car. When he asked the man if he had anything else in the car, the man handed over a bag of marijuana and a metal pipe.  On Dec. 1, a W. Nimisila Road woman told police that her boyfriend threw her down on the ground during a verbal argument. The responding officer saw no visible signs of physical abuse on the woman. The boyfriend denied touching the woman. Due to lack of evidence and third party witnesses, the woman was advised to contact the prosecutor’s office if she wished to pursue the matter.  While investigating a one-car traffic accident on W. Turkeyfoot Lake Road Dec. 3, an officer discovered the 33-year-old male driver was wanted on a warrant from the Wadsworth Police Department.

Springfield Township

 Police are investigating a robbery at a S. Arlington Road discount store Dec. 1. According to reports, a man went to the customer service desk to return merchandise. When a clerk opened the register, the man reached over and grabbed over $2,000. While fleeing, he ran into a sensor machine and knocked over a female employee. Once outside, he struggled briefly with a man trying to stop him, then ran behind a nearby hotel, where police said he got into a dark SUV and drove off. The suspect was described as a black male, 5’10”-6’2,” 280 lb., and wearing an oversized white patterned jacket, dark pants and tennis shoes. A 32-year-old Samuel Road man was charged Dec. 1 with theft after he allegedly used a credit card that he found in a wrecked car that his employer told him to scrap. He ran up $1,200 in purchases on the card, the report said. Someone entered an unlocked car on N. Columbine Avenue Dec. 2 and stole 120 music CDs, five video games and three DVD movies, total value $600. A 15-year-old Myersville Road girl was charged with theft Dec. 4 after police said she stole $45 in makeup from a S. Arlington Road discount store. Police responded to a call on Fair Court Dec. 2 about a man yelling in the parking lot and hitting a car with his hand. The 29-year-old suspect told officers he was arguing with his wife and never struck the car. No damage could be found on the vehicle. The man reportedly gave officers a false Social Security number. He later admitted he did so because he had a warrant for drunken driving and did not want to go to jail. He was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing official business and released to his wife. A 20-year-old Tallmadge woman was charged with underage consumption Dec. 5 after alcohol was found in her car during traffic stop on S. Arlington Road. A 19-year-old Akron man was charged with the same offense Dec. 6 after he was stopped on Killian Road for driving left of center.

Lakemore Village

 Police were called to an E. Waterloo Road home Dec.1 after a woman reported her 14-year-old daughter punched her in the chest. The woman showed officers the red marks where she was struck. While officers were talking to the woman, the daughter came in from outside and reportedly said to her mother: “I told you that if you called police I would kill you.” The girl was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic violence and later taken to the county’s juvenile detention center.  Police responded to a shoplifting call Nov. 28 from a Canton Road electronics store. Employees said a man bolted out of the store with an iPod worth $150. Police were given the name of a possible suspect.  On Dec. 4, an officer stopped to talk to a suspicious male standing in front of a Canton Road restaurant. When the man was asked to give his name and address, he said his name was Robert but lied about where he lived. While the officer was checking the man for warrants, he ran off, but was soon captured in front of a nearby bank. The 38-year-old suspect, who had no permanent address, was charged with obstructing official business and issued a summons.  A Meadow Drive man told police Dec. 1 that his father’s prescriptions never arrived in the mail at his home. He said the prescriptions consisted of six medications, each with a 90-day supply.

Uniontown Police

A 10-ft. aluminum brake valued at $1,500 was reported stolen Dec. 4 from a construction site on Cleveland Avenue. A 26-year-old Millersburg man was arrested for driving under the influence Nov. 30 after he was stopped on Edison Street for speeding. A GPS device valued at $200 was reported taken from a car outside a home on Cinnamon Lane. The victim told police the car was unlocked. Police charged an 18-year-old North Canton man with possession of drug paraphernalia Nov. 27 after finding a glass pipe on him during a traffic stop on Cleveland Avenue.  The man was a passenger in a car that was stopped for expired plates. Paramedics transported a 37-year-old local woman to a hospital for an evaluation after reports said she tried to harm herself by taking six to 10 Trazadone pills.

Hartville Village

Police were called to a W. Maple Street video store Dec. 4 after employees reported a man and woman left with a large quantity of DVD movies and games. A sales clerk told an officer that the woman distracted her while the man committed the thefts. She said she saw the DVDs in the man’s pockets but did not actually see him take them. As the suspects were leaving, the man set off the anti-theft device. Employees said they later found numerous empty DVD cases throughout the store. Forty-three DVD movies and six video games, total value $855, were taken. The suspects, described as a black male in his mid-30s and a black female of an unknown age, were seen getting into a green Toyota Camry driven by another man. A computer check of the vehicle’s license plate number showed it was registered to a 1993 black Honda.