A Newcomb Drive man, 31, was charged Dec. 26 with felony drug abuse and criminal damaging. Deputies said he was under the influence of methamphetamine when he used a shovel to smash the windshield on his father’s car. Deputies found a bag of the drug in the man’s bedroom.

A debit card, a set of keys and a book bag were reported stolen Dec. 26 from an unlocked vehicle on Raber Road. The victim later discovered the debit card was used at a local department store.

Someone broke into a garage in the 1900 block of Berna Road on Dec. 26 and stole a battery charger, some meat products and a 12-pack of beer, total value $95.

On Dec. 24, an Island Drive woman reported a $100 watch and $400 were stolen from her home. She told deputies her son has friends over while she’s at work and believes one of them is responsible.

Deputies investigated a vandalism incident on Chenoweth Road Dec. 24. A woman reported finding the windshield and a wiper blade broken on her car as well as damage to the hood. She believes the person responsible could be a former boyfriend.

A blue 2004 Audi was found abandoned on Interstate 77 Dec. 23. Deputies determined the vehicle had been reported stolen by a resident in Norton.

A Tallmadge man, 29, was arrested Dec. 22 on charges of theft, criminal damaging, possession of criminal tools and possession of drug abuse instruments. A security worker at an Arlington Ridge department store reported seeing the man cutting open packages and removing the contents and security tags. He was stopped outside with more than $500 in stolen items, deputies said. During his arrest, he was found in possession of a syringe as well as a knife and screwdriver, presumably used to cut open the packages.

While assisting the Green Fire Department with a drug overdose at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road motel Dec. 22, deputies arrested a 28-year-old Missouri woman on charges of felony possession of drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing official business. The woman reportedly gave officers a fake name and birth date. After admitting her true identity, deputies checked her purse and found a bag of methamphetamine and a glass pipe.

A Bristolville man told deputies Dec. 21 that someone used his credit card information to make a $2,600 purchase at an Interstate Parkway business several months ago. He later learned the purchase was made at a church in Canton. Deputies were investigating.

An Ashton Drive man reported Dec. 20 that someone cut the wires on his outside Christmas lights.

On Dec. 19, a Greensburg Road woman reported someone used her identity to purchase a phone from a store in Florida.

An employee at a Massillon Road doctor’s office told deputies Dec. 19 that someone damaged two photo picture frames and a ceramic mug in her desk area. Other items were displaced, but nothing was taken.

A Greenfield Road woman was swindled out of more than $2,000 after she cashed a fraudulent check and wired two money transfers and an iTunes gift card. She received the check following an online business transaction and then was persuaded to wire additional money along with the gift card.


On Dec. 26, an East Waterloo Road woman reported $700 was stolen from her nightstand. She said family members and their friends were at the home for the holidays and believes one of them might have taken the money.

A Barberton man, 66, was booked into the Summit County Jail on Christmas Day on a charge of domestic violence. Deputies said he punched his girlfriend in the arm, pulled her out of her car by her hair, then threw her to the pavement and attempted to smash her phone so she couldn’t call for help. The incident took place in the parking lot of a Manchester Road shopping plaza, deputies said.

On Dec. 24, deputies were called to a Ponciana Avenue home to remove a woman from the basement who was acting erratic and making suicidal threats. The homeowner said the woman once lived at the home but returned without permission. EMS transported the woman to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.

A Barberton woman told deputies she was travelling on Portage Lakes Drive Dec. 24 when someone threw a brick at her vehicle, breaking the rear passenger window.

On Dec. 23, a Cox Road woman called deputies after she found several cell phones, laptop computers, digital scales and other items inside her home. She believes the items were stolen by an unknown person. Deputies confiscated the items and entered them into their recovered property department.

A Pennsylvania man reported someone damaged the passenger side of his vehicle while he was inside a Manchester Road supermarket Dec. 23. Video evidence of the incident was inconclusive in identifying a suspect, deputies said.

An East Waterloo Road woman called deputies Dec. 23 to do a welfare check on a man living at her home. She suspected the man was in possession of marijuana and wanted him removed. Deputies found the 52-year-old man with the drug, charged him with a misdemeanor and released him to his daughter.


A Myers Road man told police Dec. 20 that someone used his personal information to open a PayPal account.

A South 6th Avenue woman complained her mother was harassing her with unwanted text messages and phone calls. Police advised the mother and daughter not to contact each other.

A Renninger Road woman, 37, was charged with domestic violence Dec. 19 after she allegedly told her mother she was going to kill her during a verbal argument the day before. The woman was arrested and taken to Barberton Municipal Court.

Police responded to a one-vehicle traffic accident at the intersection of Manchester and West Turkeyfoot Lake roads Dec. 19. Officers found a vehicle on the side of the road but no driver inside. A woman located walking near the scene reportedly lied to officers about driving the vehicle. She was charged and released with a court summons.

On Dec. 17, a Norview Drive woman told police an ex-boyfriend continues to call and message her even after she told him to stop. An officer contacted the ex-boyfriend by phone and advised him to stop bothering the woman or he would be charged with telecommunications harassment.

A Grill Road woman told police a package was delivered to her front porch on Dec. 14 between 2 and 3 p.m. Approximately a half hour after the delivery, the package was stolen, she said, by someone driving a white box truck.


An Akron man, 33, was arrested for theft Dec. 24 after he allegedly made a fraudulent return at a South Arlington Road department store. Police said he picked up an item off a shelf and returned it to customer service for a cash refund. The man was captured on security video making similar fraudulent returns on Dec. 10, 15 and 20, according to police. He was turned over to Cuyahoga Falls police after a background check showed he had three warrants out of that department.

On the same day at the store, police charged a New Franklin man, 49, with theft after he allegedly tried to leave with a $99 Bluetooth speaker without paying. An Akron woman, 44, was also detained after she was allegedly seen switching UPC bar codes on items in order to pay a lower price.

A handgun and $25 were reported stolen Dec. 24 from a car in the 3300 block of Overlook Drive. Both items were in the glove box.

Police issued a warrant Dec. 24 for a 57-year-old Crestline Drive man charging him with criminal damaging. He is accused of throwing a large piece of wood and another object at a Lyft driver’s vehicle, causing damage to the windshield and rear passenger door. The Lyft driver had driven to the man’s home to drop off a visitor.

A Dellwood Road man, 33, was arrested at a Samuel Road home Dec. 24 on a felony warrant out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. He was released to deputies and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Martha Avenue woman, 27, a Mohawk Trail woman, 23, and a Doylestown woman, 21, were charged Dec. 23 with theft at a South Arlington Road department store. Police said the women were seen taking items off the shelves and concealing them in their purses. They were stopped outside the store as they tried to leave without paying.

Police issued a warrant Dec. 23 for a 37-year-old Canton Road man accused of domestic violence. His wife told police the man attacked and threatened her during an argument that erupted while she was driving. She said when she stopped the car, the man head-butted her and pushed her head into the driver’s side window. He then threatened to shoot her if she didn’t start driving, she said.

Police are looking for a man who struck a loss prevention officer outside a South Arlington Road department store on Dec. 22. The officer was attempting to stop the man for leaving with a $100 GPS unit he did not pay for. The suspect charged at the officer, hit him, and then ran off.

Someone broke into a storage unit at a Shanafelt Avenue storage facility between Dec. 9 and 22 and store nearly $1,900 worth of property.

An Akron woman told police Dec. 22 that someone used her credit card without her permission to charge $334 in purchases at a South Arlington Road store.

An Akron man, 40, was charged with theft Dec. 21 after police said he admitted to stealing a wheel rim from outside an Ambre Drive home. He told officers he was a drug addict and sold the rim to buy heroin.

An Akron woman, 35, and a Canton woman, 30, were charged with theft Dec. 21 after they were accused of stealing four bottles of perfume, total value $247, from a South Arlington Road department store. The 30-year-old was turned over to Cuyahoga Falls police on two active warrants.