Deputies issued an arrest warrant March 3 for a 55-year-old Akron man charging him with theft. He is accused of taking multiple packages of beef tenderloin from a Massillon Road supermarket. The meat was valued at $285. A deputy reviewing security video recognized the man from a shoplifting incident the day before at a sister store in Coventry Township.
A 29-year-old man was arrested on felony drug charges at a Corporate Woods Parkway motel on March 3. According to a sheriff’s report, deputies were called to the location after the man’s girlfriend reported the man threatened her with physical harm during an argument. During the investigation, deputies reported finding narcotics and drug devices in the room. The man was charged with drug trafficking and possession of drugs, both felonies, and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and possession of drug abuse instruments.
Deputies responded to two reports of thefts from vehicles on March 3. A Reston Drive woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her purse containing four prescription medications, a debit card and a cell phone. On Pickle Road, a woman said vehicles parked at her home were entered and rifled. The only item taken was a CD player.
While investigating a domestic complaint at an East Caston Road home March 3, deputies arrested a 31-year-old man on a warrant for failing to appear on a charge of possession of drug abuse instruments. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.
Lacrosse equipment valued at $595 was reported stolen March 3 from the back porch of a Gunarh Drive home.
While patrolling State Route 619 March 3, a deputy spotted a man walking in the roadway, causing motorists to slow down to avoid hitting him. The officer arrested the 23-year-old man after discovering he had a warrant for a probation violation.
A North Turkeyfoot Road man, 38, was arrested on warrants and a felony drug charge March 2 during a traffic stop on South Main Street. Deputies said the man had active warrants for theft and violation of a protection order. During his arrest, he was found in possession of methamphetamine.
An Akron woman, 44, was arrested at a Corporate Woods Parkway supermarket on March 1 on a warrant for failing to appear in court on a theft charge. Deputies were originally called to the location after someone reported the woman was having a drug reaction while shopping.
A Pickle Road man, 67, was charged with an animal control violation March 1 after deputies said his dog entered a neighbor’s barn and killed three goats. The dog was still in the barn when an officer arrived. It was contained and taken to a police kennel in Lakemore for safekeeping.
An Akron man, 41, was charged Feb. 23 with two counts of receiving stolen property (both felonies), two counts of possession of drugs (one a misdemeanor and the other a felony), possession of criminal tools, possession of drug abuse instruments, and obstructing official business. A South Main Street business owner called deputies after he caught the man stealing scrap metal from the back of his building. The man fled on foot before officers arrived. He was captured at a nearby bowling alley after a lengthy chase and arrested. Deputies later determined his truck, left at the scene, had been reported stolen in Jackson Township. In addition, a bank of nine candy machines, found in back of the truck, had also been reported stolen. The man was found in possession of narcotics and a glass pipe, as well as two pairs of pliers and a screwdriver, deputies said.
A Wadsworth woman reported someone broke into her car and stole her purse while she was at a dance studio on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road Feb. 21. The purse contained a phone and $200 in gift cards.
A Fruit Drive man, 30, was charged with possession of drugs March 3 after a deputy found him sleeping in the back seat of his car on Portage Lakes Drive. The officer smelled marijuana in the car and found a baggie of the drug in the center console.
An Otter Drive man, 47, was arrested at his home March 3 on a warrant out of Wayne County. He was released to sheriff’s deputies in that jurisdiction.
On March 2, an Anstock Drive woman told deputies her ex-boyfriend, a 70-year-old Akron man, continues to call her even after she told him to stop. An officer contacted the man and advised him to stop bothering the woman. The man said he would not comply.
An Akron man, 55, was charged March 2 with theft and criminal trespass. Deputies said he left a Manchester Road supermarket with five packages of rib steaks hidden inside his coat. The man had been banned from the store for a previous offense. Deputies said the man committed a similar offense the next day at a sister store in Green. A warrant was issued for his arrest in that incident.
A 35-year-old Copley man was being sought after he ran off during a traffic stop on Manchester Road on March 1. His companion, a 30-year-old Barberton woman, identified him to deputies and said he fled because he has multiple warrants for his arrest. During a search of his vehicle, deputies found six syringes and various other drug paraphernalia. The woman was found with a syringe in her purse. She was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and released with a court summons.
An Akron man, 33, was arrested on a felony burglary charge March 5 and booked into the Summit County Jail. Police said he broke into a Fairland Road home on Feb. 27 and stole jewelry and a handgun.
On March 3, police and EMS responded to a call of an injured man lying in a parking lot on Coleman Drive. The man, found with injuries on his face and knuckles, told police he was unaware of what happened or who assaulted him. He was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery. During an investigation in which several people were questioned, police were given the name of a possible suspect in the attack. An officer contacted the suspect by phone, who reportedly admitted being at the scene and getting into a physical altercation with the injured man. Police issued a warrant for the suspect’s arrest charging him with assault.
A Melton Avenue woman told police March 3 that she accidentally left her phone in a Lyft driver’s car. When she contacted the driver, he refused to give back her phone, she said. Police were unable to reach the driver at the time of the report.
A Clinton man was transported to a hospital on March 2 after he reportedly told police he took approximately 20 Lexapro pills. Police originally went to the man’s home to do a welfare check after he posted a picture of an empty pill bottle on social media with a caption saying, "he didn’t want to live like this anymore."
On Feb. 28, a Pearlman Road woman told police she learned through an identity protection service that her Social Security number may have been compromised. She said someone tried to secure multiple loans using her personal information, but was unsuccessful. The woman suffered no financial losses in the attempts.
Police responded to a March 6 call of an attempted burglary at a High Grove Boulevard business. A witness told officers a man in his late 20s tried to break out the front glass door with a piece of wood. The witness yelled out and the man fled on a bicycle. About $100 in damage was done to the door.
A Lessig Avenue man, 43, was booked into the Summit County Jail on March 6 on a charge of domestic violence. Police said he slapped his sister across the face so hard she fell to the floor. The man became enraged after his sister called him a "crack head."
On March 5, a Saranac Court man told police he wired $160 to an online app to purchase Cleveland Cavaliers tickets but never received them.
A Mayfair Road man reported someone stole the plow pump from the front of his truck during the overnight hours of March 5.
On March 4, an Avis Road resident told police he let an Akron man use his car on Feb. 24 but he never returned it. He was unable to reach the man by phone. Police entered the resident’s 2012 Chevrolet hatchback into a national database for stolen vehicles.
A Massillon Road woman told police she has been getting text messages from numbers she doesn’t recognize. Some of the texts, she said, contained photos of nude men. She later discovered someone put her phone number and personal information on an online dating app. She believes the person is someone she recently had a falling out with.
An Akron man, 35, was charged March 3 with criminal damaging. Police said he caused about $600 in damage in a room at a Chenoweth Road hotel. Police believe he was under the influence of drugs at the time.
A Greenleaf Road man reported someone slashed tires on two vehicles parked at his home March 3. The day before, a Grace Road man reported someone slashed the rear tires on his pickup truck.
A Doty Drive man, 40, was charged March 3 with theft and criminal trespass. Police said the man left a South Arlington Road department store with $190 worth of merchandise without paying. The man had been banned from the store for a previous offense. A brown powder found in his possession during his arrest was sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation for testing.
An Akron man, 40, was charged March 3 with disorderly conduct. Police said the man became loud and argumentative with a clerk at a South Arlington Road hotel after being told there were no rooms available.
Building supplies valued at $1,339 were reported stolen March 5 from a home under construction in the 2800 block of Mohican Boulevard.
An Akron woman, 42, was booked into the Summit County Jail March 3 on a charge of felony possession of drugs. Police said they found her in possession of methamphetamine while investigating suspicious behavior in a Canton Road shopping plaza. She also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia for having a glass pipe, police said.
A Roanoke Avenue man, 36, was charged with violating an animal control ordinance March 3 after police said his dog got loose and bit a couple’s dog on Mohican Boulevard.