Deputies responded to several reports of thefts from vehicles on July 5. An Applewood Way woman reported someone smashed a window on her car and snatched her purse. The purse was later found discarded in a neighbor’s yard with the cash missing. On Amaryllis Drive, a woman reported a GPS device, a DVD player and a black light, total value $510, were taken from her vehicle. A Sunnyview Drive resident said someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a debit card, $10 and a driver’s license. Several neighbors in the Applewood Way incident reported seeing a young male with a backpack in the area the previous night. The suspect was described as white, between 16 and 19 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds, with long brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

A Wise Road man told deputies July 3 that someone used his credit card without his permission to charge purchases totaling $466.44.

An Orrville man, 29, was arrested July 2 after being stopped on Massillon Road for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. The officer found the man had a theft warrant on file in Wayne County. During his arrest, a hypodermic syringe and a drug spoon were found in his backpack. He was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia and turned over to a sheriff’s deputy in Wayne County.

Someone broke into an office building in the 5900 block of Mayfair Road July 2 and stole two TVs. A steel door was damaged to gain entry.

A Norton man, 22, was arrested and turned over to Barberton police July 2 on warrants charging him with carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing official business. A deputy stopped him while he was walking on Royal County Down Drive.

A Far View Road man told deputies July 2 that a neighbor man threw a rock at him as rode past his house on a motorcycle. The neighbor denied the allegation. Since there were no independent witnesses, no charges were filed. The men were advised to have no contact with one another.

A Hartville man, 18, was charged July 2 with two felony counts of possession of drugs and misdemeanor counts of carrying a concealed weapon and failure to comply with a signal of a police officer. Reports said the man refused to pull over for an officer attempting to stop him for a possible theft at an Arlington Ridge department store. The man was blocked in by stopped traffic and ordered to exit the vehicle. During his arrest, he was found in possession of a firearm, two non-prescribed medications (Ritalin and Adderall) and marijuana.

On July 1, an Akron man told deputies a Lakewood man punched him in the face during an argument on South Main Street. The Lakewood man said the Akron man pushed him first and he retaliated. The Akron man refused to sign a prosecution form and the case was closed.

An Akron man, 38, was arrested at the Akron-Canton Airport on July 1 on a charge of trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony. A baggage handler reported finding a bag containing marijuana and a large amount of cash in the man’s luggage. The man said the marijuana was for medicinal purposes. He was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

An 18-speed Schwinn bicycle was reported stolen from an open garage on Moore Road June 30.

An Austintown woman reported $10 in change and a pack of cigarettes were stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at an Arlington Ridge hotel June 30. Security video showed a man wandering through the parking at the time of the theft.

A 27-year-old Akron woman was booked on a criminal trespassing charge June 29. Deputies said she went to her ex-boyfriend’s apartment and began banging on the door and yelling. She was arrested for the same offense the week before and warned to stay off the property, deputies said.

Deputies responded to a rash of thefts from vehicles on June 29. An employee at a Miller Park Drive business reported a $750 GPS device was stolen from his vehicle in the parking lot. A speaker and headset were reported taken from an unlocked car on Eddishire Drive. Two residents on Cayugas Drive reported items taken from their vehicles, including a GPS device, a phone charger and a pair of sunglasses.

An Akron man, 27, was booked into the Summit County Jail June 29 on charges of felony receiving stolen property, obstructing official business and possession of drug abuse instruments. Deputies stopped the man on Massillon Road after determining he was driving a stolen vehicle. He fled from the officers but was apprehended a short time later. When asked for the keys to the vehicle, he said he threw them into a wooded area while running. The keys could not be located, deputies said.


Deputies issued a warrant July 2 for a 25-year-old Akron man accused of violating a protection order. A Lakemore woman said the man drove past a Lemar Avenue house where she was staying and yelled obscenities at her. The man and woman have a child in common.

Coventry firefighters, along with several other area fire departments, responded to a house fire on Killian Road on July 1. The owner reported fire and heavy smoke in the basement. All residents at the home had evacuated by the time fire trucks arrived. The cause of the fire was still being investigated at the time of the report.

An Akron man, 21, was arrested on a warrant for robbery June 30 during a traffic stop on Manchester Road. He was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

Someone attempted to break into a Manchester Road business during the overnight hours of June 29. Damage was found on the front door and the back door handle.

A Norton woman, 21, and an Akron man, 27, were arrested during a traffic stop on Manchester Road June 29. Deputies found both had active warrants, the woman for theft from the Wadsworth Police Department and the man for misuse of credit cards from the Barberton Police Department. The woman was also charged with possession of drug abuse instruments after being found with two syringes.

On June 28, an Uber driver told deputies a female passenger became upset with him over the route he was taking to drop her off. When he stopped suddenly and told her to get out, she spit on the backseat and fled the scene, he said.


A Leeman Drive man told police June 28 that someone wrote a counterfeit check on his bank account and used it to pay for purchases at a Manchester Road store.

On June 26, a Manchester Road man reported someone broke into his apartment and stole several items. He said his dog was also missing.

On June 24, police were called to investigate the theft of 15 barn stones from a barn on Rex Lake Drive. A witness to the alleged theft reportedly saw three men at the scene with the stones already loaded in two pickup trucks. When the witness confronted them, one of the men said they had permission to take the stones. Police later questioned one of the suspects identified at the scene. He said he did not help load the stones but only gave a pair of gloves to one of the other men, who he identified as a friend of his. Police questioned the friend, who reportedly admitted taking three or four stones but said he would make restitution for all 15. The offer of restitution was accepted by the owner.

An officer patrolling Eastern Avenue June 23 noticed a door open at a closed business and notified the owner. The owner said an employee forgot to close and lock the door before leaving. Nothing appeared to be missing.


An Avis Road man told police June 30 that someone entered his work van and stole more than $1,000 worth of tools.

A Mogadore Road business owner reported June 30 the theft of an e-check tool and equipment valued at $4,800. He told police he reviewed surveillance video and believes an employee took the items. Police were investigating.

On June 29, police were called to check on a suspicious car parked on Pressler Road with two people inside. The responding officer found marijuana in the vehicle and charged a 46-year-old Stow man with possession of drugs. His companion, a 25-year-old Cleveland woman, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a cut straw with residue was found in her purse.

Police issued warrants June 28 for a 41-year-old Hartville man on charges of domestic violence and domestic menacing. Police said he went to his son’s James Avenue home and during a dispute over a payment for work he punched his son in the face, cutting his nose. He then pulled a gun on his son, saying he was going to shoot him, police said.