Deputies arrested two men on felony drug charges during separate incidents at a Corporate Woods Parkway motel Jan. 7. In both instances, deputies originally went to the men’s rooms to arrest them on warrants for felony possession of drugs. A Rittman man, 32, was arrested on felony counts of drug trafficking and possession of drugs and misdemeanor counts of possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. During a search of his room, deputies reported finding five baggies of suspected narcotics. An Akron man, 28, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Both men were booked into the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man told deputies he believes someone may have used a key to damage to the driver’s side of his Ford Explorer while he was inside a Town Park Boulevard bar Jan. 6. An estimate of the damage was unavailable.

A drill and an impact driver were reported stolen Jan. 6 from outside a church on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road. The value of the tools was not disclosed.

On Jan. 5, a 68-year-old Akron man went to the sheriff’s substation on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road to pick up a tow release. Deputies ran a routine background check on the man and found he had a warrant in Rittman for failure to appear on a driving suspension charge. He was arrested and turned over to Rittman police.

Deputies responded to a call of an unwanted person at a Moore Road location Jan. 5. A 26-year-old man was found with a warrant for driving under suspension and released to Akron police.

A Sleepy Hollow Drive man, 33, was charged with theft Jan. 5 after he was accused of stealing two 24-ounce cans of beer from a South Arlington Road gas station/convenience store. He was issued a court summons and released.

A Massillon man, 42, was booked into the Summit County Jail on Jan. 4 on a charge of breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. Deputies responding to a burglary call reportedly found the man inside a home in the 5800 block of Starboard Circle. He admitted entering the home through a partially open garage door, deputies said.

On Jan. 2, a Royal County Down Drive woman told deputies a Clinton man made unwanted sexual advances towards her a couple months ago and continues to call and text her even after she told him to stop. An officer contacted the man and advised him to stop bothering the woman or he would be facing possible criminal charges.

On the same day, deputies responded to a burglary call on Mayfair Road after two men were seen entering a woman’s apartment. It was later determined one of the men was the woman’s ex-boyfriend and was there to pick up his belongings. The woman signed a refusal to prosecute form and the men were warned not to return to the location or they would be charged with criminal trespass. However, deputies later discovered the ex-boyfriend had been warned previously not to return to the location and issued a warrant for his arrest.

On Jan. 1, the owner of a Greensburg Road barber shop reported someone struck the side of his building, causing damage to the siding and downspout.

A Canton man, 45, and a Navarre man, 38, were charged with theft Jan. 1 after deputies said they left an Arlington Ridge department store with a 40-inch TV without paying. They were each issued a court summons and released.

An Akron woman staying at a Chenoweth Road hotel reported $300 was stolen from her room Jan. 1.

A Sweitzer Road man, 26, was charged Jan. 1 with domestic menacing. Deputies said during an argument he threatened the mother of his children and threw a glass bottle against the wall.

A Canton woman, 24, was charged Dec. 31 with a fourth-degree felony count for improper handling of a firearm, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies reported finding the woman with a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on South Arlington Road. The woman did not have a permit to carry the firearm and deputies discovered it had been reported stolen. The woman was turned over to Rittman police on an active warrant.

A Stalnaker Road woman reported Dec. 27 that someone used her identity to open a credit card account. Outstanding charges on the account exceeded $5,000.


An Ingleside Road man, 33, was arrested Jan. 8 for failure to comply with a police order following a traffic stop on South Main Street. According to reports, the man consented to a search of his vehicle, but then suddenly put his car in drive and drove off at a high rate of speed. He came to a stop and was apprehended after driving down a dead-end street.

On Jan. 7, a spokesperson for a N. Bender Avenue social club reported someone ripped off the electric meter from outside the building.

A Pamer Drive woman, 27, was charged Jan. 5 with domestic violence. Her boyfriend said the woman kicked him in the chest during an argument at the home. She was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Sometime during the overnight hours of Jan. 5, someone climbed a security fence surrounding a South Arlington Road business and then broke into a work vehicle and stole between $8,000 and $10,000 worth of tools.

Deputies are looking for a man who attempted to rob a Portage Lakes Drive business at gunpoint on Jan. 4. Reports said the man entered the business at 11:35 p.m. and ordered everyone to the ground. He then fled the scene. It was unclear whether he had taken anything. The suspect was described as white, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, and wearing an orange ski mask and a blue coat.

An Akron man, 46, was charged Jan. 4 with disorderly conduct. Deputies were dispatched to a South Arlington Road gaming parlor where the intoxicated man was reportedly causing a disturbance by yelling at patrons. The man was charged after he refused an officer’s order to cease his behavior.

On Jan. 2, a manager at a Manchester Road supermarket told deputies a man left with a container of baby formula without paying for it. Later in the day, the same man returned and walked out with three more containers of the formula. When the manager confronted him outside, the man ran off, dropping one of the containers.

A Brunswick man, 22, was charged Jan. 1 with disorderly conduct and criminal damaging. Deputies said he kicked in the front door of a South Arlington Road church and broke the glass. The man was intoxicated, deputies said.


On Jan. 6, a woman called police after she saw a man drive off after hitting her car in a parking lot on North Division Street. An officer located the fleeing vehicle and returned the driver to the scene of the accident. The 28-year-old man was heavily intoxicated, according to the report, and failed several field sobriety tests. He was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and his vehicle was towed.

A Manchester Road man, 23, was charged Jan. 5 with theft. Police said he admitted to stealing a salt spreader from a neighbor’s yard. According to a report, he attempted to sell the spreader to a person who later went to the victim’s home and identified him as the person who took it. 

On Jan. 4, a Manchester Road man reported someone used an invalid gift card to purchase items at his business and then had them shipped to locations in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Wilmington, Del. Police were investigating.

Police went to a S. Cleveland-Massillon Road home Jan. 3 to assist Jackson Township police in locating a man wanted on a warrant for domestic violence. The 25-year-old man was arrested at the scene and released to Jackson Township police.


A homeless man, 52, was charged Jan. 9 with criminal damaging. A Beach Drive resident told police the man came over to shovel snow in his driveway. After he finished, he wanted to go inside the house to see the resident’s mother, but was told to leave. He got upset and kicked down the front door.

Police were called to investigate a fraudulent transaction at a South Arlington Road department store on Jan. 8. According to reports, two black males came in together and went to separate registers and attempted to purchase gift cards with counterfeit money. One of the men was unsuccessful. However, the other man was able to purchase a $500 gift with counterfeit $50 bills. Both men were seen leaving in a white Acadia with tinted windows and black wheel rims.

A Southington man, 40, was arrested Jan. 7 on charges of aggravated burglary and carrying concealed weapons, both felonies. Police responded to a 911 call on Old Home Road after a woman reported a man was trying to break into her home. Officers arriving on the scene found the suspect in the front yard and ordered him to his knees. During a pat-down, they found a loaded handgun in his coat pocket. He told the officers he was there to rescue a young girl in trouble. Police found his car parked at a nearby business. A black mask and knife were found inside. Police said the knife fit in a sheath the man had strapped to his leg.

An Akron man, 57, was charged with theft Jan. 7 after he allegedly left a South Arlington Road store with six packages of steaks without paying. He was issued a court summons and released.

A South Main Street man, 20, and a Hillside Terrace man, 28, were charged with theft Jan. 7 after they were accused of shoplifting at a South Arlington Road department store. Police said they failed to scan $260 worth of groceries at a self-checkout register.

A Park Boulevard woman, 26, was charged Jan. 6 with DUI, endangering children and driving left of center. Police said the woman’s 7-year-old son was in the car when she was stopped for drunken driving on Canton Road.

An Akron man, 32, was booked into the Summit County Jail Jan. 5 on a robbery charge. Police said he knocked over a loss prevention officer as he was attempting to flee with stolen merchandise from a South Arlington Road department store.

On Jan. 4, police recovered a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer that had been reported stolen in Jackson Township. The vehicle was found with the engine running in the parking lot of an East Waterloo Road bar.

A Nissan truck was reported stolen from a driveway on Portage Line Road Jan. 4. The victim said he was warming up the vehicle when a man in a black hoodie drove off with it.


On Jan. 11, police were called to a Canton Road liquor store after a man reportedly tried to cash a fraudulent $4,200 check. During the investigation, police learned the man purportedly received the check from a company in Boston, Mass as payment for a commercial refrigeration unit he had for sale on Craigslist. Police contacted the company and learned the check was fraudulent and that the company itself was a victim of fraudulent activity. The man was not charged and the liquor store suffered no monetary loss.

An Elm Grove Avenue woman, 46, was charged Jan. 10 with theft. Police said she was observed concealing items in her purse at a Canton Road discount store. She was turned over to Brimfield police on an active warrant.

Police stopped a Faye Road man on Canton Road Jan. 10 for driving left of center. The 60-year-old man was charged with driving with plates registered to another vehicle. During a search of the car, officers found suspected marijuana and a cut straw with a white substance on it. Additional charges were possible pending lab results on the suspected drugs, police said.

On Jan. 8, a Mogadore woman told police she lost a diamond ring while trying on jeans at a Canton Road discount store. When she went back to look for it, the ring could not be found. She told police the employees were uncooperative and would not help her find the ring.