A Graybill Road man, 34, was charged Jan. 22 with possession of drug abuse instruments. Deputies said they found him with a drug device after responding to a call of a suspicious person at a Mayfair Road apartment complex.

An Akron man, 33, and a Kent woman, 23, were arrested on multiple charges Jan. 20 following a reported shoplifting incident at a South Main Street discount store. Deputies called to the scene said both individuals refused to obey commands and had to be Tasered in order to comply. Two stolen items worth $11.80 were reportedly found on the woman. The man was reportedly found in possession of a non-prescribed narcotic. Deputies charged both with obstructing official business and resisting arrest. The woman was additionally charged with theft and the man with possession of drugs. Both were booked into the Summit County Jail.

A Glen Eagles Drive woman, 38, was arrested at a Corporate Woods Parkway motel Jan. 20 on a felony warrant charging her with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

An employee at a Massillon Road business was scammed out of nearly $4,000 after someone called about a virus in the company’s computer system. According to the report, the employee was instructed to purchase $3,950 in gift cards at a local department store, and then call in the card numbers in order to receive a $500 gift card. The employee withdrew money out of her personal bank account to make the purchase.

An aluminum ladder valued at $75 was reported stolen Jan. 18 from a garage at a home in the 3500 block of Myersville Road.

Deputies were called to check on a suspicious person at a Mayfair Road apartment complex Jan. 18. A man identified as a 48-year-old from Austintown, located in the laundry room, was found wanted on a failure-to-appear warrant for felony domestic violence. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An East Comet Road man, 40, was booked into the Summit County Jail Jan. 18 on charges of domestic violence and aggravated menacing. Deputies said during an argument with his girlfriend he grabbed a handgun, walked around with it, and pointed it at his girlfriend’s 16-year-old daughter who had tried to intervene in the argument.

On Jan. 16, the director of a Boettler Road construction business reported someone forged and cashed 10 company checks for a total of $17,700. The matter is being investigated.

An employee at a Lauby Road car rental company told deputies Jan. 16 that a person used a false driver’s license and credit card to rent a 2017 Infiniti SUV last November and failed to return it. The $51,000 vehicle was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.

An elderly Pickle Road man told deputies Jan. 16 someone entered his home while he was downstairs and stole his wallet. Deputies found no signs of forced entry.

A Barberton woman, 47, was detained at the Akron-Canton Airport Jan. 16 after a TSA agent reportedly found marijuana in her carry-on bag. She was charged with misdemeanor possession and released with a court summons.

A Long Road woman, 55, and her 22-year-old daughter, of Akron, were charged Jan. 15 with domestic violence. The older woman was also charged with criminal damaging. According to reports, the daughter went to her mother’s home to ask her for money. When she was refused, the daughter threatened her mother and struck her car with her fist. The mother, who was in the car, got out with a large knife in her hand and placed it in her daughter’s back, telling her to "Go home or I will kill you." The daughter dropped her phone during the episode, at which point the mother damaged the phone with the knife.

A Kreighbaum Road woman, 40, was charged Jan. 13 with domestic violence. Deputies said she threatened her juvenile son with bodily harm and grabbed him by the neck at their home. In the same incident, a Uniontown man was charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest. Deputies said he yelled at officers during the woman’s arrest and refused to stop after several requests.


A Walbridge Drive man, 32, was jailed in Summit County on a domestic violence charge Jan. 20. Deputies said he threatened to beat up his stepfather and threw a pop bottle at him, almost hitting him.

An Akron man, 27, was taken into custody on State Street Jan. 20 on a warrant charging him with fifth-degree felony misuse of a credit card. He was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

A Norton woman, 54, was charged with theft and criminal trespass Jan. 20 after she was allegedly caught shoplifting $73 in groceries from a Manchester Road supermarket. She was banned from the store in 2015 for the same offense.

On Jan. 18, a manager at a Manchester Road pizza shop reported $126 was missing from the cash register.

While investigating a disabled car on Robinson Avenue Jan. 18, a deputy found a 40-year-old Norton man had a warrant for failure to appear for arraignment on a larceny charge. He was arrested and turned over to Barberton police.

An Akron man, 21, was charged Jan. 18 with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies said they found a bag of marijuana and a digital scale in his car after stopping him for driving with one working headlight on South Arlington Road.

A Fairview Avenue man reported someone entered his unlocked garage Jan. 17 and stole a .22-caliber revolver, a cell phone and a container filled with approximately $400 worth of change.

A Portage Lakes Drive woman reported someone struck and destroyed her mailbox and post sometime between Jan. 15 and 17. A neighbor reported seeing a dark-colored Honda hit the mailbox and drive off.


On Jan. 20, a Pepperidge Road woman told police someone used her identity to access three of her credit card accounts to make unauthorized purchases totaling $4,700.

On Jan. 19, a Leeman Drive man told police he sold a ticket for a Cleveland Cavaliers game to two men but later found their payment never went into his bank account. He tried contacting the men but they never responded to his calls.

A 60-year-old Akron man was arrested for drunken driving after leaving the scene of a two-vehicle accident at S. Cleveland-Massillon and Center roads Jan. 19, police said. An officer stopped the man on Center Road and reported finding him heavily intoxicated with the driver air bag deployed.

A Manchester Road woman called police Jan. 18 to report that her husband came home intoxicated and started breaking things in the house. She also said he pushed her into a TV stand. The man fled out the back door before officers arrived, but returned a short time later. He admitted destroying items in the house but denied pushing his wife. No charges were filed due to the wife’s failure to cooperate, police said. The man agreed to leave for the night to stay at his father’s home.

A home was burglarized in the 5800 block of South Main Street Jan. 17.

Police were dispatched to W. Nimisila Road Jan. 17 to investigate what was reported to be a neighbor dispute. An officer arriving on the scene found a large pile of snow blocking a resident’s driveway. The homeowner told the officer her son had plowed the pile of snow at the end of the driveway three days before. The officer took pictures and advised the woman the incident was a civil matter.

A 59-year-old Akron woman was arrested on assault charges Jan. 16 after police were called to remove her from a bar on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. Reports said the woman struck an officer three times as he was trying to find her a ride home due to her extreme intoxication. While being escorted out of the establishment the woman stumbled head first into a door leading to the outside. EMS was called to check her injury, during which time she kicked and attempted to bite the officer and paramedics. After being cleared medically, she was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.


Someone broke into a camper at a Killian Road storage facility and stole a TV, radio and battery, total value $400. The door was pried open to gain entry. The victim filed the report on Jan. 23.

An Akron woman, 55, was charged Jan. 22 with theft and criminal trespass. Police said she left a South Arlington Road department store without paying for $288 in baby clothing. She had been on a no-trespass list at the store for a previous offense. Two other people were arrested on the same day at the store. A Cuyahoga Falls woman, 22, was accused of stealing a pair of tennis shoes. A Shiloh man, 39, was charged for allegedly stealing three pairs of shoes worth a total of $254.

A storage unit belonging to a Kent woman was reported broken into at a Canton Road storage facility Jan. 22. Personal possessions worth more than $2,500 were reported stolen.

Police responded to a fight involving several employees at an East Waterloo Road bar Jan. 21. A Canton man, 27, was charged with assault after being accused of choking a woman when she tried to stop the fight. Another man sustained a broken ankle and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

An Edith Avenue man, 60, was charged with theft Jan. 20 after police accused him of stealing two liquid water enhancers, total value $22, from an East Waterloo Road supermarket. Police said the man had $40 on him as well as some marijuana, which he said he uses for pain.

A Springfield Township boy, 15, was charged Jan. 19 with truancy. School officials told police the boy had 152 hours of unexcused absences in the current school year. His mother was also charged with failure to send him to school and allowing him to stay home without calling the school.

A Ronald Road man, 52, was arrested during a traffic stop on Massillon Road Jan. 18 on a felony warrant out of Summit County. He was transported to the county jail and booked.

A Beach Drive man reported 100 sildenafil pills were stolen from his home Jan. 18. He believes his grandson took the pills because of his criminal history and drug problem.

Police issued warrants Jan. 18 for a 28-year-old Orrville man on charges of aggravated menacing and endangering children. According to a report, the man went to his ex-wife’s home on East Waterloo Road to obtain a birth certificate. When his ex-wife told him to wait at the door and she would get it for him, he reportedly pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the woman in the presence of their two young children. He fled before police arrived.


On Jan. 22, a South Street man filed a harassment complaint against his ex-girlfriend and her current boyfriend. He showed police various text messages on his phone from both parties. Police notified the two suspects and advised them to have no further communication with the South Street man or they could be facing charges of menacing and/or telecommunications harassment.

Police responded to a suspected shoplifting at a Canton Road discount store Jan. 22. Employees believe a woman stole two or three T-shirts but were unsure of the details. A license plate number provided by an employee came back invalid, police said.

On Jan. 14, a Lakeview Drive man reported someone broke into his home while he was out of town and stole a new amplifier. He later learned through an acquaintance that a Beach Drive man took the amplifier and gave it to a female friend. When questioned by police, the female friend admitted she sold the amplifier to a man in Akron but didn’t know it had been stolen. Police learned the man has no permanent address and had not been seen by his family in months. The matter was still under investigation at the time of the report.