Between Jan. 12 and 15, someone pried open the toolboxes on two trucks parked at an Interstate Parkway home improvement store. Four chainsaws and a leaf blower were reported stolen. Property loss and damages totaled $3,464.

An East Turkeyfoot Lake Road man, 65, was turned over to Kent State University police Jan. 11 on a warrant for failure to appear on a trespassing charge. Deputies discovered the warrant while investigating a suspicious person call in a parking lot on South Arlington Road.

A Coventry Township man, 32, was charged Jan. 11 with obstructing official business and possession of drug abuse instruments. Deputies said the man refused several times to identify himself after he was found parked at a closed business on South Arlington Road. After establishing his identity, deputies discovered the man was wanted on a felony warrant in Summit County for grand theft. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Twinsburg woman, 23, was released to Kent police on Jan. 11 on a warrant for felony receiving stolen property. Deputies discovered the warrant during a traffic stop on South Arlington Road.

On Jan. 10, a South Main Street woman told deputies someone changed all the passwords and settings on her phone and Facebook account. She also said that new accounts were created using her personal information.

Someone used a counterfeit $20 bill to make a purchase at a Corporate Woods Parkway gas station on Jan. 10.

A Park Ridge Drive man, 46, was booked into the Summit County Jail Jan. 10 on a domestic violence charge. During an argument with his wife, he allegedly picked up a baseball bat and destroyed several items in the garage. The woman told deputies she felt threatened by the man.

On Jan. 9, a Uniontown man told deputies he went to a Massillon Road restaurant to retrieve some work equipment and got into an argument with the owner, who he said pushed him against the wall. The owner said the Uniontown man was trying to take equipment that did not belong to him. He also said he had asked the Uniontown man to stop the job he was working on and leave, but he continued working. Due to conflicting statements, no charges were filed and both parties were advised to contact the prosecutor’s office if they wished to pursue the matter.

A 26-year-old Akron woman was jailed on a felony warrant for illegal assembly or manufacturing of drugs after being arrested on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road Jan. 9.


An Akron woman, 38, was released to New Franklin police Jan. 15 on a warrant for driving under suspension. Deputies discovered the warrant after stopping the woman on Manchester Road for running a red light.

A Manchester Road woman, 23, was charged Jan. 14 with domestic violence. Her live-in boyfriend told deputies the woman grabbed him by the hair and threw items around the house after he accused her of cheating on him.

On Jan. 13, an Anchor Drive resident told deputies she sold a washer and dryer to an Akron man several months ago. She said the man has been calling her and making threats because he is unhappy with his purchase.

A Buttercup Avenue man, 45, was jailed on a domestic violence charge Jan. 12. His wife told investigators the man pushed her down, then stood over her and punched her several times in the head and face. The woman had visible facial injuries.

A W. Nimisila Road woman, 20, was charged Jan. 11 with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies said they found her with marijuana and a glass pipe after stopping her for speeding on Manchester Road.

An E. Warner Road man, 34, was charged Jan. 11 with control of dogs. A Sheraton Circle woman called deputies after the man’s dog came into her yard and bit her and her dog. A deputy arriving on the scene found the woman and her dog with visible injuries, and spotted the suspect’s dog running loose in the street. Deputies said this was the third time the man’s dog broke free and the second time the man has been cited.

On Jan. 9, a Parnell Drive man told deputies he received two checks in the mail accompanied by a letter saying he had been selected to participate in a secret shopper program. He was instructed to deposit the checks into his bank account and then wire $2,450 via a moneygram to a given location. Fortunately, the man learned from his bank that the checks were fraudulent and no transfers were made.


On Jan. 13, a patrol officer found a car abandoned in a ditch at the corner of Fairland Road and Sussex Drive. The officer followed footprints in the snow that led to a home on Delhi Drive. A resident there said he wasn’t the driver of the car but had walked down there to see if he could get it out of the ditch. He said the driver was his girlfriend’s nephew. Police called a tow yard to have the car removed from the location.

An Akron man, 53, was charged Jan. 11 with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. According to a report, the man’s car went left of center on Manchester Road and almost struck a police cruiser head-on. The officer stopped the man shortly after on Center Road.

On Jan. 10, a Deborah Drive man reported someone broke into his home through a side window and stole $2,000 from a bedroom dresser. Nothing else was found stolen or missing.

Police responded to several reports of damaged mailboxes Jan. 9 and 10. Incidents were reported on Sandra Drive, S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Laddie Drive and Zeletta Drive, The Zeletta Drive resident reported her satellite was also damaged.

A New Franklin woman was transported to a local hospital Jan.10 for a mental evaluation after she reportedly told an officer she had visions of herself jumping off a bridge.

A patrol officer spotted a disabled car in the 6000 block of Manchester Road Jan. 10. The female driver had called for a tow but when it arrived she said she couldn’t afford to pay for it. Police had the car towed to a local tow yard.

On Jan. 9, police were called to investigate a criminal damaging and possible assault incident at a Manchester Road home. A resident said he was sitting in a chair near a window when someone threw a rock through the window, spraying broken glass all over him. He sustained minor injuries on his hands and face. Another resident at the home reported rocks were thrown through two other windows.

A Van Buren Road man reported a tractor was stolen from outside his home Jan. 9. He also found items were taken from his unattached garage. The tractor was located later in the day by sheriff’s deputies in Roane County, West Virginia.


On Jan. 16, police responded to a call of someone selling drugs in a store parking lot on South Arlington Road. Officers stopped to question a man who was driving a truck in the lot with no lights on. A background check revealed the 33-year-old was driving under suspension. He told officers he did not own the truck. During a search, officers found a black box containing several gray rocks and a gray powder. Charges were pending test results of the substances, police said.

Police issued a warrant Jan. 16 for a 47-year-old North Ridgeville man on charges of possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to reports, the man returned clothing to a South Arlington Road department store. Inside the bag with the clothing, an employee found a glass smoking pipe with marijuana.

On Jan. 15, a Green man reported someone broke into his work trailer while parked on Kole Avenue and stole $6,000 in tools and equipment.

A Barberton woman, 37, was charged Jan. 15 with theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. Police said she walked out of a South Arlington Road department without paying for clothing and other items worth $417. During her arrest, she was found in possession of two hypodermic needles.

The owner of an East Waterloo Road construction company reported a work vehicle valued at $5,000 was stolen from the parking lot between Jan. 12 and 15.

An Albrecht Avenue man, 48, was arrested on a Barberton warrant Jan. 14 during a traffic stop on Canton Road. He also was charged for driving under suspension.

A .40-caliber handgun and a video game system, total value $1,100, were reported stolen Jan. 12 from an Alta Vista Avenue home.

An Akron boy, 15, was charged with truancy Jan. 11. School officials at Springfield High School told police the boy had 74 hours of unexcused absences in the current school year.

An Akron woman reported someone broke into her car and stole her purse while she was parked at a South Arlington Road church Jan. 10.


On Jan. 10, a Crocus Avenue woman told police a Massillon man was harassing her with unwanted emails at work. She also the man showed up at her home unexpectedly one time in early December. Police contacted the man and advised him to stop bothering the woman or he could face charges.

Police and EMS responded to a drug overdose at a Cove Street home Jan. 9. A 32-year-old man there was transported to a local hospital for treatment.


On Jan. 19, a manager of a W. Maple Street restaurant told police a woman paid $96.50 for food on Jan. 15 with a personal check from a bank account with insufficient funds. Attempts to contact the woman have been unsuccessful. Possible charges were pending, police said.

Police responded to a rash of vehicle break-ins on Jan. 18. Two residents on S. Prospect Avenue reported a wallet and purse stolen from their vehicles. Four vehicles were entered on Lincoln Street, but only a GPS unit was reported taken. A resident on that street told police he saw two unknown suspects flee from his mother’s car.