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The Suburbanite
  • Police Blotter, Oct. 16, 2011

  • Deputies were called to investigate a break-in at a business on Town Park Boulevard Oct. 6. A cash box and bank bag containing $1,126.28 in currency and receipts were taken from the office. Three pairs of sunglasses valued at $293 were also reported missing.

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  • City of Green (Sheriff’s Patrol)
    Deputies were called to investigate a break-in at a business on Town Park Boulevard Oct. 6. A cash box and bank bag containing $1,126.28 in currency and receipts were taken from the office. Three pairs of sunglasses valued at $293 were also reported missing.
    On the same day, a snow thrower valued at $1,100 was reported stolen from a storage shed at a home in the 5500 block of Apple Ridge Circle.
    Deputies arrested a 29-year-old Mayfair Road man for domestic violence Oct. 5. He is accused of grabbing his girlfriend by the neck while she was holding their baby and also  punching holes in the walls. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.
    Forty-three test wheels valued at $500 were reported stolen Oct. 5 from behind a tire business on Forest Lake Drive.
    A 55-year-old Akron man was arrested Oct. 5 for criminal trespass. Deputies said he returned to a home on Nine Iron Drive after being told earlier in the day to stay off the property.
    On the same day, a Carlise Drive man, 35, was arrested for possession of drugs and paraphernalia, driving under suspension and fictitious plates. Deputies initially stopped the man after determining he was driving with a phony expiration sticker on his rear license plate. During a search of the car, deputies found marijuana and a drug pipe.
    On Oct. 4, deputies were called to an Arlington Ridge plaza where a man was reported using counterfeit money to buy merchandise at several stores. Officers were unable to locate the suspect, described as a black male in his 30s. Total loss from the thefts was about $400.
    A South Arlington Road woman, 51, was arrested Oct. 4 for attacking her 80-year-old mother during an argument at the home. Deputies said the woman grabbed her mother by the wrist and tore her Lifeline cord from her neck so she couldn’t call for help.
    On Oct. 3, two elderly residents, one on Moore Road and the other on Stratford Circle, said they received calls from a person telling them their grandson was in jail in a foreign country. They then were urged to wire money to the caller so their grandson could post bail. Both residents became suspicious of the call. One of the residents said she hung up the phone after telling the person to call back in an hour. She then called her grandson and found out he was safe at work. Deputies said the calls were common scams going around involving the elderly.
    Also on Oct. 3, a woman on Golden Wood Way told deputies she lost her wallet somewhere in the city. She later discovered that whoever found her wallet used a bank card inside to make purchases at several stores in Ravenna. A credit card was also used.
    Page 2 of 4 - Coventry Township (Sheriff’s Patrol)
    A Pennsylvania man reported a $300 chainsaw was stolen from his pickup truck while he was parked outside a Manchester Road business Oct. 5.
    A Stahl Road woman, 46, was arrested and jailed Oct. 5 on a domestic violence charge. During an argument with her boyfriend she scratched his ear, causing it to bleed, according to reports.
    A Longacre Drive man, 22, was arrested Oct. 4 for allegedly pushing his father and hitting him in back of the head during an argument. He was booked into the Summit County Jail for domestic violence.
    On Oct. 3, someone entered an unlocked shed on Portage Lakes Drive and stole four chrome wheel rims.
    According to an Oct. 2 report, three rifles and a shotgun were reported stolen after a burglar broke into a home on Eastern Road.
    City of New Franklin
    On Oct. 4, a patrol officer stopped a 31-year-old Akron man for a traffic violation on Manchester Road. A computer check revealed the man was under numerous driving suspensions. Also, the license plates on his van were registered to another vehicle. During an inventory search of the van officers uncovered three small containers, each with a white powder inside. A yellow pill was also found. The man was charged with driving under suspension. Additional charges were possible pending test results of the powder and pill.
    A laptop computer valued at $399 was reported stolen Oct. 4 from a home in the 5300 block of Paddy Court. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.
    Also on Oct. 4, an officer pulled over a woman and her male companion for a traffic violation on Tweed Drive. After running a background check on both individuals, the officer learned the woman had an active temporary protection order against the man. The 27-year-old was arrested for violating the order and taken to Summit County Jail.
    On Oct. 2, an 18-year-old Manchester Road woman told police her mother slapped her during an argument and at one point got on top of her. The mother admitted they were arguing but insisted there was no physical violence. The woman decided she did not wish to pursue the matter and agreed to leave the home.
    Springfield Township
    A 26-year-old Akron woman was arrested Oct. 5 for driving under the influence and drug abuse after being stopped for a traffic violation on SR - 224. Police said the woman admitted smoking a “joint” while driving, and also was intoxicated.
    An Orchard Lane man, 18, was pulled over near his home Oct. 5 for a burned out license plate light. A computer check revealed he was driving under suspension and had an active warrant in Barberton Municipal Court. Also, a pill bottle containing suspected marijuana was found in his car during an inventory search. The man was charged with driving under suspension and drug abuse and then turned over to the proper authorities on the warrant.
    Page 3 of 4 - Police are looking for the man who jumped a fence at a Neal Road business on the night of Oct. 5 and stole scrap metal from a stockpile. Surveillance video shows the man loading the metal into a pickup truck. At one point, he is seen driving off, leaving a piece of metal behind, but returning later to pick it up.
    On Oct. 3, an officer patrolling Mohawk Trail spotted a man and a woman sitting in a car in a parking lot. Neither the woman, who was in the driver’s seat, nor the man had a valid driver’s license. Also, the officer observed the license plate sticker had expired. During a consented search, the officer found two drug pipes, one in the woman’s purse and the other on the center console. The 23-year-old woman claimed ownership of both pipes and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released with a summons.
    A Lessig Avenue man, 30, was arrested Sept. 22 on charges of abusing harmful intoxicants and possession of drug abuse instruments. Police said the man was found with a container of bath salts and a hypodermic needle after he was stopped while riding his bike on SR 224. In addition, a computer check revealed he had outstanding warrants for aggravated menacing and failure to appear. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.
    Also on Sept. 22, a security officer at an East Waterloo Road supermarket said a man tried to leave with a case of beer without paying. When the officer confronted him, the man dropped the beer and fled out the door.
    A laptop computer, a camcorder and audio equipment, total value $900, were reported stolen Sept. 21 after someone broke into a church on Shadybrook Drive.
    Lakemore Village
    Police were called to investigate a vandalism incident Oct. 4 at a school on Wilson Avenue. Eight windows were broken out, causing an estimated $2,500 in damage.
    Uniontown Police
    A 47-year-old Alliance man was found driving under an OVI suspension after he was stopped on Edison Street Oct. 5. Also, during an inventory search of his car, officers observed suspected marijuana in the ashtray. The man was additionally charged with possession of drugs and released with a summons.
    Three rolls of copper wire valued at $2,535 were reported stolen Oct. 5 from a construction site in the 1300 block of Edison Street.
    Hartville Village
    A State Street man was arrested on an outstanding warrant for grand theft Oct. 6 after an officer spotted him outside a plaza on West Maple Street. He was processed and turned over to Stark County deputies.
    On the same day, a West Maple St. woman told police that someone poured sugar into her car’s gas tank.
    On Oct. 4, a South Prospect Avenue resident reported a television was stolen from her apartment. Police were given the names of two possible suspects.
    Page 4 of 4 - A Sunnyside Street woman was arrested for theft on Oct. 4. Police said she stole $47 worth of makeup products from a West Maple Street supermarket.