A Clinton boy, 13, was charged Jan. 29 with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. School officials at Green Middle School reported finding marijuana and a drug device in the boy’s locker.

While conducting a foot patrol at an Arlington Ridge hotel Jan. 29, a deputy detected an odor of marijuana coming from a room. The occupant, a 39-year-old North Canton woman, was found with an active warrant for possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony. She was arrested and released to a Stark County sheriff’s deputy.

A New Franklin man, 24, was arrested Jan. 29 on a fourth-degree felony warrant charging him with aggravated assault. He was picked up on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road and transported to the Summit County Jail.

While investigating a call of unwanted persons at a Corporate Woods Parkway motel Jan. 28, deputies arrested a 27-year-old Akron woman on a warrant charging her with felony possession of drugs. She was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

On Jan. 27, an E. Comet Road woman told deputies someone has been texting her acquaintances sexually explicit pictures and messages as if they were being sent by her. Deputies were unable to track the phone numbers used in the incidents.

A New Franklin woman reported someone broke the windshield and dented the driver’s door on her car while she was at work on South Main Street Jan. 26.

A Stoner Road man, 20, was charged Jan. 26 with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Deputies said he took a man’s truck without his permission, then crashed it and left it behind at the scene.

Two men, ages 51 and 54, were charged with disorderly conduct Jan. 26 after deputies said they got into a fight in a parking lot on Mayfair Road. Both men were issued a court summons and released.

On Jan. 25, deputies were called to check on a man loitering near a South Arlington Road car dealership. The 34-year-old man, of Canton, was found with warrants for theft and misuse of a credit card. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Clinton man, 20, was charged Jan. 25 with obstructing official business. Reports said he ran from an officer during a traffic stop at Pine Knoll Drive and Stoner Road. He was located a short time later hiding in a line of trees.

On Jan. 24, a Mayfair Road woman told deputies someone used her bank card information to make unauthorized charges totaling $38.

An Akron woman, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest Jan. 24 after causing a disturbance at an Interstate Parkway movie theater. Deputies called to the scene said the woman was heavily intoxicated and ignored requests to stop her turbulent behavior.

Two Akron men, both 18, were arrested for theft at an Arlington Ridge department store Jan. 24. One of the men was additionally charged with assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest. Reports said he punched a deputy in the head during a struggle outside the store. He was taken to the Summit County Jail. The other man was released with a court summons.


On Jan. 29, a clerk at a Manchester Road discount store reported a white male wearing a gray hoodie and faded black jeans left without paying for two bags of Doritos and three packs of erasers. The day before at a sister store on South Main Street, a white male described as bald and wearing a red T-shirt and blue jeans reportedly stole $243 worth of merchandise.

Deputies arrested two people on warrants at a Manchester Road motel on Jan. 27. A Flowerdale Drive man, 27, was taken into custody on warrants for felony theft and a parole violation. A Chester Avenue woman, 35, was arrested on warrants for two traffic violations.

On Jan. 26, deputies went to State Street to pick up a 37-year-old Akron man on a warrant charging him with felony possession of drugs. During his arrest, he fled on foot in handcuffs. After a short foot pursuit, he was apprehended, charged with obstructing justice and transported to the Summit County Jail.

A Bevan Street man told deputies Jan. 26 that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole $10 in loose change from the center console.

A 22-year-old Barberton man wanted on a warrant for aggravated possession of drugs was arrested on State Street Jan. 25. He was taken to the Summit County Jail and booked.

An Akron woman, 46, was charged with theft Jan. 25 after she was accused of leaving a Manchester Road supermarket with $82 worth of groceries without paying. She was issued a court summons and released.

On Jan. 23, a Portage Lakes Drive woman told deputies a man she knows stole a check from her home during a recent visit. Her signature was forged on the check and cashed for $2,000, she said. Deputies were investigating.


A 51-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic violation on South Division Street Jan 27 was arrested for possession of drugs. Police said they found her with a plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine.

During a traffic stop on Manchester Road Jan. 26, an officer found an unlabeled pill bottle in the car that contained 41 prescription ibuprofen tablets. The officer informed the driver that it was illegal to have a prescription medication in a bottle that was not correctly labeled. The drug was confiscated and logged into the department’s property room to be destroyed at a later date.

Police escorted a woman from a Hampsher Road home Jan. 25 after she was reportedly found sleeping in the basement by the homeowner. The woman told police the homeowner’s ex-boyfriend said she could stay at the home. The ex-boyfriend denied her statement. The homeowner said the woman became physically violent after she told her she had to leave. The woman claimed she left the home when asked and hid in a truck in the driveway. Police advised the woman to leave with her belongings and not return, then provided her with a ride to her mother’s home in Akron. Due to conflicting statements, no charges were filed in the incident.

On Jan. 24, a South Main Street woman told police she purchased 18 gift cards from a local department store in December and sent them to her son in Illinois. She later learned her son never received the cards and that one of them was used at a sister department store in Kent.

A Manchester Road man called police Jan. 22 to report his ex-wife took his car keys during an argument and refused to leave his home. The ex-wife said she took the keys from the man because he had been drinking and wanted to leave in his car. The man told an officer he was upset over getting his ex-wife and girlfriend pregnant at the same time. The ex-wife agreed to leave for the evening.

Police were investigating a report by a New Franklin woman who said she recently found out that a young man who is dating her older daughter sent two nude photos of himself to her younger daughter.

Four kittens were reported stolen from a Donner Drive home Jan. 22. The homeowner told police he was giving away kittens and a couple came over and took two and then left. Later that day, he returned home and found a ladder out of place and a second-floor window open and damaged. The four kittens were missing from inside. The man called the couple and they reportedly admitted having the kittens and said they weren’t giving them back. Police were investigating.

Police were told a camper was broken into on Rex Lake Road Jan. 22. A gun case was found open in the bedroom and a TV was possibly missing, a report said.


A Connecticut woman, 22, was charged with theft Jan. 29 at a South Arlington Road department store. Police said she was seen changing the bar codes on several items and then taking them to a self-checkout counter to pay a reduced price.

A 2017 Ford station wagon valued at $38,000 was reported stolen Jan. 27 from a Chenoweth Road storage facility. Reports said the thief broke into a key box to obtain the key to the vehicle.

On Jan. 26, a Massillon Road business owner reported someone entered his locked parking lot and stole a plow pump from a company vehicle. On the same day and street, a resident reported a plow pump was stolen from his pickup truck.

Police patrolling Canton Road Jan. 26 spotted a man walking down the street screaming and stopped to question him. A computer check revealed the California man was wanted on a statewide felony warrant out of the State Highway Patrol Office. He was arrested and turned over to that agency.

An anonymous person called police Jan. 25 after receiving a Snapchat showing two underage women drinking alcohol at an East Waterloo Road bar. The women, both 19, turned themselves in to police three days later and were charged with underage drinking. The employee who served them alcohol admitted she did not check their IDs. She was charged with serving alcohol to minors.

Police were told Jan. 26 that a man put two desktop computers into a shopping cart at an Arlington Road store, and then left with them through the fire exit door. He was seen leaving in a 2009 Toyota Prius driven by a woman.

A 15-year-old Springfield Township girl was charged with truancy Jan. 25 after police said she had 165 hours of unexcused absences from school. Her mother was charged with failure to send her to school and allowing her to stay home without calling her in absent.

An East Waterloo Road business owner told police Jan. 25 that a former employee used a company credit card to make more than $500 in unauthorized charges at two local home improvement stores. Police were investigating.


An Onondago Trail man, 29, was charged Jan. 24 with criminal trespass. Police said he was found at a Canton Road shopping plaza begging people for money after being warned multiple times in the past not to return to the location. He was issued a court summons and released.

A Plaza Court man, 50, was charged Jan. 21 with domestic violence and aggravated menacing. Police were called to the home by the man’s 22-year-old son who said his father beat him with a broom after accusing him of stealing his medication, and then sprayed him in the face with WD40. He also smashed his stereo with a hammer, the son told police. Officers took the son to Haven of Rest Ministries in Akron. A few hours later, the son returned to his father’s home for something to eat and the father shut off the power to prevent him from cooking. The father then reportedly called police and said he would kill his son if they did not return and remove him. Police took the son back to Haven of Rest for the evening. The suspect was taken to the Summit County Jail, but was denied admittance because of a medical condition. He was released with a court summons.


Tools and equipment valued at $680 were reported stolen Jan. 26 from a home under construction on Class Avenue Northwest. Police found no signs of forced entry.

A Pine Street resident reported two collectible comic books valued at $300 were stolen from his home Jan. 26.


A Canton man, 39, was charged with theft Feb. 6 after he allegedly stole a total of $47 worth of gasoline from a W. Maple Street gas station on two separate occasions. He was issued a court summons and released.

A wireless headphone set worth $230 was reported stolen Jan. 30 from a student’s locker at Lake Middle School.

Police are trying to identify a man captured on security video at an East Maple Street store Jan. 27 concealing several items inside his jacket and leaving without paying. The items were valued at $96.

On Jan. 25, police were called to a Kent Avenue laundromat after the owner reported seeing two men tampering with the coin machines. The owner declined to press charges. The two men were warned not to return to the location or they would be facing criminal charges.