Two men were captured on a security camera attempting to break into the offices of a Mayfair Road apartment complex Dec. 12. A steel door was damaged but no entry was gained.

An East Turkeyfoot Road business owner called deputies Dec. 11 to report that someone pulled into his parking lot but did not get out of the car. An officer made contact with the male driver and detected a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. A half-empty bottle of beer was seen in the center console. The 48-year-old Akron man was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

A Canton man, 47, was arrested on a theft warrant Dec. 11 during a traffic stop on Greensburg Road. He was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

A Cadiz man, 57, was charged Dec. 11 with possession of drugs. According to reports, the man was ordered to stop in traffic after he almost struck a deputy and a citizen assisting at the scene of an accident on South Main Street. During a search of his vehicle, deputies found a bag of marijuana inside the driver’s door.

A Mayfair Road man called deputies Dec. 10 to complain an Elyria man was showing up at his residence unexpectedly and blocking his driveway. He had asked the man repeatedly not to come to his home anymore. A deputy contacted the Elyria man by phone and advised him not to return to the Mayfair Road man’s home or he would be arrested.

An Akron woman, 52, of Allendale Avenue, was jailed Dec. 9 on a fifth-degree felony charge of possession of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug abuse instruments. While investigating a theft incident at an Arlington Ridge shopping center, deputies reported finding the woman in possession of an eyeglass case containing methamphetamine, a snorting straw and a smoking device.

A Newcomb Drive woman reported Dec. 8 that someone used her credit card information to make unauthorized charges totaling $595.

Two Akron women were charged with theft Dec. 8 after deputies said they attempted to leave an Arlington Ridge department store with a shopping cart filled with nearly $1,000 in unpaid merchandise. When confronted, the women ran into heavy traffic on Arlington Road in an attempt to escape, but were quickly apprehended. A third woman, who was with the other two but was not involved in the theft, attempted to drive off but was detained by deputies. She was found with active warrants from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department for theft, criminal trespass and resisting arrest. All three women were transported to the Summit County Jail.

A 49-year-old Green woman told deputies Dec. 8 that she met a man on a dating website and he asked she send him a nude photo of herself. She sent the photo. Shortly after, the man requested she send more nude photos. When she refused, the man said he was going to post the photo he had of her on the internet.

An Orange Wood Way man, 24, was arrested at his home and turned over to Akron police Dec. 7 on warrants charging him with domestic violence and criminal damaging. The domestic violence charge was a fifth-degree felony due to a previous conviction.

The manager of a Massillon Road business reported Dec. 7 that someone stole the rear license plate off her company vehicle.


A Glencoe Drive resident told deputies Dec. 11 that he received a call from a man claiming to be from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. He said there was a warrant out for the resident’s arrest and he had to purchase $1,300 in pre-paid gift cards in order to post bail. The resident bought the cards but did not provide the numbers to the caller.

On Dec. 10, a Cargo Avenue man reported someone threw a piece of concrete through the rear window of his car.

A Mogadore woman told deputies Dec. 8 that she accidentally left an overnight bag at a South Arlington Road car wash while vacuuming her car. When she returned the next day to retrieve it, the bag was gone. It contained two bags of costume jewelry, clothing, a credit card, prescription contacts lens and a Social Security card.

A Wood Duck Lane resident told deputies Dec. 4 a man called and said he was from the IRS. The man had his Social Security number and tried to obtain more personal information. The resident refused to provide the information and hung up on the caller.


On Dec. 9, a Rheams Road man reported two ladders were stolen from his property. He believes an Akron man whom he hired to do work at his home recently is a suspect in the theft. He had a falling out with the man, he said, after he paid him $320 for a paint job that he never finished. Police were investigating.

On Dec. 7, police advised a woman that she was being placed on a no-trespass board at a South Cleveland-Massillon Road home. The woman, who lived at the home, handed over her house key and forfeited her half of the residence following an argument with her boyfriend in which she accused him of cheating on her.

A Melton Avenue man reported Dec. 6 that someone used his credit card information to make fraudulent purchases totaling $153.63.

A Lyman Drive man told police Dec. 5 that someone damaged his mailbox sometime between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. An Akron Avenue man reported his mailbox was damaged on the same day. He also reported some turf damage to his front yard.

Police investigated a burglary at a home in the 1200 block of Swigart Road Dec. 4. A weed trimmer, leaf blower, a milk crate filled with tools and $440 were reported stolen. The victim was unsure how the burglar entered the home.


An Akron man, 20, was arrested Dec. 12 on charges of aggravated menacing, a fifth-degree felony, and obstructing official business. Police said he pulled a stun gun on an Old Home Road man during an altercation and then fled the scene. After his capture on Canton Road, he reportedly gave officers a fake name, attempting to conceal a felony warrant out on him from Akron police. In the same incident, the Old Home Road man’s 29-year-old brother, who was also involved in the altercation, was charged with domestic menacing.

An employee at an East Waterloo Road bowling alley reported Dec. 10 that someone broke off a side mirror on her car, causing an estimated $100 in damage.

Police responded to an alarm drop at a Massillon Road convenience store Dec. 9. Officers arriving on the scene found the front glass door smashed. Tobacco products, candy and $355 from the cash register were reported taken. Police were trying to identify suspects through surveillance video.

A Midvale man, 43, was arrested Dec. 9 for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and having an open container. Police said they stopped him on Massillon Road for erratic driving and found an open bottle of beer in his vehicle.

On Dec. 8, police executed a search warrant at a Ronald Road home and arrested a 27-year-old man there on charges of breaking and entering, theft and receiving stolen property. The charges stem from a Sept. 9 incident at a Krumroy Road church where someone reportedly broke into a donation bin and stole clothing. During their search, police reported finding stolen property as well as narcotics, for which the man was additionally charged with felony counts of drug possession and trafficking.


A Martha Avenue woman, 53, was charged Dec. 10 with domestic violence. Police said she threw her daughter, 31, to the floor and punched her repeatedly in the face during an argument.

A Church Street man, 46, was booked into the Summit County Jail Dec. 7 on a charge of felonious assault. He is accused of beating up a Sanitarium Road man following a week-long dispute over missing tools. The victim suffered a dislocated shoulder and a chipped tooth.

Police were called to do a welfare check Dec. 5 on three young children left alone in a home with no gas or running water. An 11-year-old girl holding a 6-month old infant in her arms and accompanied by a 2-year-old girl told police her mother and her boyfriend went out to dinner. Police contacted the children’s grandmother, who then contacted their mother. Both arrived at the house the same time. The mother told police the water was shut off that day and was to be put back on the next day. The grandmother took custody of the children. Police referred the case to Summit County Children’s Service, which has been investigating the family on another matter.