The Suburbanite
  • Police Blotter for June 6

  • A Cuyahoga Falls man, 42, was charged with assault May 20. He is accused of striking a woman during an argument over a soccer match at Logan Field. Several people witnessed the attack.

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  • City of Green (Sheriff’s Patrol)
    Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 4300 block of South Main Street and took various tools, according to a report filed May 23.
    A woman reported that someone stole a prescription pain medication from her purse while she was staying at a Chenoweth Road inn May 19-21.
    A necklace and bracelet valued of $3,400 were reported stolen May 21 from a home in the 3200 block of Robins Trace.
    A 39-year-old North Canton woman was charged May 20 with possession of drug paraphernalia and an open container violation. Deputies said she was found with a marijuana pipe and an open bottle of beer in a car stopped for a traffic violation on Graybill Road. She was a passenger in the car.
    Also on May 20, a resident on Hedgewood Drive reported that someone removed a John Deere riding mower from his yard.
    A Pressler Road woman, 20, was charged May 19 with criminal trespass. According to reports, the woman was observed walking in a fenced-in security area at the Akron-Canton Airport. When questioned by deputies, she said she jumped the fence to get away from her abusive husband. Deputies noted she was carrying three golf balls and a volleyball. She was issued a summons and then taken to a local hospital for a mental evaluation. 
    A Mayfair Road man, 30, was charged with theft May 17 at an Arlington Ridge department store. A loss prevention officer said he saw the man use a pair of box cutters to open two packages containing cell phones. He then placed the phones in the front pocket of his sweatshirt and left without paying.
    Coventry Township (Sheriff’s Patrol)
    On May 22, a business owner on Manchester Road reported that someone in a green pickup truck stole scrap metal from behind his building.
    A Cuyahoga Falls man, 42, was charged with assault May 20. He is accused of striking a woman during an argument over a soccer match at Logan Field. Several people witnessed the attack.
    On May 19, a man told deputies that he was attacked by two women during an argument outside a Manchester Road supermarket. The man had some minor injuries but refused medical attention. He asked the incident be documented. Due to lack of independent witnesses, no charges were filed. The man was advised to contact the prosecutor’s office if he wished to pursue the matter.
    A marquee sign valued at $5,000 was reported stolen May 18 from outside a business on Manchester Road.
    On May 16, a Maryland Avenue man accused a male friend of taking $280 and a personal check from his home. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect at the time of the report.
    City of New Franklin
    On May 22, a Manchester Road woman reported that two family members took her car without her permission. Her brother-in-law spoke to the suspects by phone and asked they return the car. A few hours after the call, the car was still not returned. Police alerted other law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the missing car.
    Page 2 of 4 - A Grove Road man, 35, was cited for nuisance conditions May 23. Police responded to complaints of loud music at the man’s home. An officer arriving on the scene said he could hear the music from the street. He gave the man a warning, and the volume was lowered. About an hour later while patrolling the area, the officer heard the loud music again. This time he issued the man a summons.
    A W. Comet Road girl, 14, was charged May 21 with unruly juvenile offenses. Her mother told police she was constantly disobedient and argumentative. The girl was issued a summons and released to her mother.
    A Dunning Road man told police his girlfriend punched him in the face and that he held her arms down to prevent her from hitting him again. An officer located the girlfriend walking on Manchester Road. She had various injuries, according to the officer, but refused medical treatment. She also refused to answer any specific questions about the incident. Due to her lack of cooperation and no third-party witnesses, the officer advised both parties to contact the prosecutor’s office if they wished to pursue the matter.
    A 26-year-old New Philadelphia man was arrested May 18 on charges of being under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence and failure to comply with a police order. Police said he drove five blocks on Hampsher Road before stopping for an officer pursuing him for a lane-crossing violation. His blood alcohol content registered .17, more than twice the legal limit.
    Springfield Township
    Police arrested three people on drug charges and other counts May 23 during a routine traffic stop on Mingo Trail. Charged with possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance were a Crestline Drive man, 35, a Meadowridge Road man, 30, and a Wyley Avenue woman, 30. Police said the woman was found hiding three bags of methamphetamine in her crotch and the Meadowridge Road man had a bag concealed in his buttocks. He also was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of criminal tools. The woman had a felony warrant on file with the Sheriff’s Office. Both suspects were booked into the Summit County Jail. The Crestline Drive man was in possession of an oxycodone pill; he was additionally charged with carrying a concealed weapon after police found a knife on him. He was issued a summons and released.
    A Shanafelt Avenue boy, 14, was charged with robbery for allegedly stealing another boy’s bike. Police said he slammed the other boy to the ground, punched him and put him in a choke hold before riding off with the bike.
    A 36-year-old Akron man was pulled over on Lake Road May 20 for not having a front license plate on his car. A computer check revealed the man had a misdemeanor warrant in Akron. In addition, an open can of beer was found in his car. He was charged with an open container violation and issued a new summons on the warrant.
    Page 3 of 4 - Also on May 20, police charged two people for underage offenses. A 20-year-old Uniontown man was charged with underage consumption after he was found intoxicated in a car stopped for a traffic violation on Hilbish Avenue. A Beach Drive girl, 17, was cited for unruliness for sneaking out of the house without her guardian’s permission.
    On May 19, an employee at a Waterloo Road bowling alley called police after he witnessed a man grab a woman and throw her into a car in the parking lot. As the man was about to leave, he told the arriving officer that the woman was his wife. He then continued to drive off. At this point the officer attempted to initiate a stop, but the man refused to pull over, and a chase ensued. The officer terminated the pursuit for safety reasons once speeds reached in excess of 100 mph. A short time later, police found the suspect’s car wrecked and unoccupied on Kelly Avenue.
    A Coach Lane man was subdued with a Taser May 19 after allegedly fleeing from police who were at his home to make a drug arrest. The man was found in possession of heroin, methamphetamine and two needles, police said. He was booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of possession of schedule II controlled substances, possession of drug abuse instruments and obstructing official business.
    A Sherbrook Drive woman told police that someone stole $72 and a prescription bottle containing Percocet pills from her home sometime between May 13 and 18. She said numerous family members were in the home during that time.
    A Lake Road man, 42, was arrested May 18 on a domestic violence charge. He is accused of pushing his girlfriend to the floor during a dispute. The woman sustained a small laceration on her elbow.
    A Glock handgun valued at $585 and a magazine of ammunition were reported stolen May 17 from a Coach Lane home.
    Uniontown Police
    An Edison Street man, 23, was charged May 27 with domestic violence. His girlfriend said he grabbed her eyeglasses off her face and threw them against a wall and threatened to blow up their house and car. Police also charged the man with possession of drug paraphernalia after finding several marijuana pipes and other drug-related instruments inside the home.
    On the same day, police responded to a complaint of a loud party on Pontius Street. Five young people, all under the age of 21, were charged with underage drinking and released to their parents.
    A Mogadore Avenue man, 21, was booked into the Stark County Jail May 24 on charges of felonious assault, domestic violence, aggravated menacing and criminal damaging. Police said he struck his 73-year-old grandfather in the face, causing him serious harm. He also broke several windows at the home and overturned multiple pieces of furniture. During the rampage, he tried to break into a locked area containing firearms, telling his grandfather, “If I’m going to jail, I’m going to make it worth it.”
    Page 4 of 4 - On May 23, a bird bath worth $75 was reported missing from a yard on Sweitzer Street. A neighbor told the owner she saw a blonde-haired woman in a white minivan pick up the bird bath and drive off with it.
    Hartville Village
    On May 27, a W. Maple Street woman turned her 13-year-old son into police after she found him in possession of a baggie of marijuana. The boy was charged with a misdemeanor drug offense and released with a summons.