A New Franklin woman, 39, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road on Feb. 3 on warrants charging her with aggravated possession of drugs, telecommunications harassment and trespass into a habitation. She was taken to the Summit County Jail and booked.

On Feb. 1, a North Glenridge Road woman reported someone slashed a tire on her pickup truck parked at her home.

A West Virginia man, 25, was charged Feb. 1 with theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. Deputies said he was observed concealing nearly $100 in merchandise inside his clothing at an Arlington Ridge department store. During his arrest, a spoon and hypodermic needle were found in his jacket pocket.

Deputies released a 35-year-old Clinton woman to New Franklin police on Feb. 1 on a warrant for failure-to-appear on a charge of inducing panic. The woman was located in a trailer parked in a field at the intersection of State Route 619 and Fortuna Drive.

Deputies identified a 43-year-old North Canton man as a suspect who allegedly stole merchandise from an Arlington Ridge department store on two separate occasions in January. While investigating his whereabouts, deputies discovered he was in the Stark County Jail on an unrelated matter. He was charged with two counts of theft and issued a court summons.

A man smelling of marijuana was arrested at the sheriff’s substation on State Route 619 on Jan. 31. According to reports, the 36-year-old man went to the station to obtain a release for a towed vehicle. A deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana on him and searched him for any contraband. A plastic bag containing the drug was found in the man’s pants pocket.

On Jan. 30, a woman reported her elderly mother on East Caston Road complained someone was knocking on her doors and windows between 2 and 4 a.m. The woman found window screens torn at the corners and the latch on the door in the unlocked position. There were no signs of an illegal entry. Deputies said extra patrols would be assigned to the area.

An Akron man was arrested on four felony counts following a traffic stop on Cottage Grove Road on Jan. 30. Deputies reportedly found heroin and marijuana packaged for sale in the man’s vehicle along with a firearm. The Summit County Drug Unit responded to the scene. The 33-year-old suspect was booked on two counts of trafficking in drugs, having weapons under disability and carrying a concealed weapon.

On Jan. 29, an employee at a Lauby Road rental car company reported finding a handgun in a recently returned vehicle. Deputies confirmed the firearm hadn’t been reported stolen and returned it to the owner who had a permit to carry it.

A Springfield Township man reported someone stole the license plates off his car while it was parked at a Mayfair Road apartment complex on Jan. 27. The plates were entered into a national database for stolen license plates.


Deputies picked up a 41-year-old Akron man on State Street on Feb. 4 on a warrant charging him with non-support of dependents. He was taken to the Summit County Jail and booked.

An Akron man, 58, was charged with theft Feb. 3 after he was accused of stealing a pack of batteries from a Manchester Road supermarket. The item cost $8.98.

A 76-year-old Akron man was booked into the Summit County Jail on Feb. 2 on assault and menacing charges. A township woman told deputies she was at a spillway on Manchester Road when the man came up to her and started yelling and swearing at her. She got into her car and drove away, and the man followed her to her home. He then got out of his car and continued cursing the woman and used his cane to repeatedly hit her car. Before leaving, he allegedly threatened to get a gun and kill the woman and her family. 

A random license plate check Feb. 1 led to the arrest of a 60-year-old Canton man on a theft warrant out of the Massillon Police Department. Deputies made the arrest during a traffic stop on South Arlington Road. The man was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after a glass pipe was found in his car.

An Akron man, 22, was charged Jan. 29 with assault. The mother of his child told deputies he smacked her on the side of the face after she told him to get out of the car during an argument on Interstate 77.


On Feb. 3, a Fairwood Road couple called police about an unwanted woman who was dropped off at their house and attempted to gain entry through their back door. They allowed the woman inside and held her until police arrived. The 38-year-old woman was charged with criminal trespass and warned not to return to the location. Through a computer check, police learned she was wanted on a felony warrant in Summit County. She was arrested and released to a sheriff’s deputy.

Two teenage boys were charged with theft Feb. 3 after they were accused of shoplifting cough medicine and caffeine pills from a Manchester Road discount store. According to reports, the boys were kicked out of the store by a clerk who suspected them of taking items without paying. Shortly after, an officer stopped the boys while they were walking and reportedly found the stolen items in their possession. They boys were issued court summons and released to their parents.

On Jan. 30, a Leeman Drive man told police someone used his credit card information to purchase $100 in Amtrak train tickets.

A Manchester Road woman, 18, was charged with theft Jan. 30 after she reportedly admitted stealing more than $1,000 worth of lottery tickets while working at a gas station near her home.

Police responded to a call from a Hilltop Drive home Jan. 30 about a possible drug overdose. A 49-year-old man there told officers he was not overdosing and that everything was okay. Police ran a background check on the man and found he had an active warrant in Summit County. He was arrested and released to a sheriff’s deputy.

A Manchester Road man told police he dropped his dog off at a local kennel on Jan. 5. He said the dog was perfectly healthy then. However, when he picked up the dog on Jan. 30 it was "skin and bones" and had an injury on its nose. He showed police pictures of the dog before it was dropped off. Police advised the man his complaint was a civil matter and needed to consult with an attorney.

On Jan. 28, a Renninger Road woman called police after her 23-year-old son, who is homeless, broke her front storm door window with a brick in an attempt to gain entry into the house. The man was gone before officers arrived. About an hour later, police were called back to the location after the man was found sleeping next to a garage. He was turned over to sheriff’s deputies on a felony warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.


An Akron woman, 27, was charged Feb. 3 with theft and criminal trespass. Police said she was seen hiding two phone chargers in her purse at a South Arlington Road department store. She had been permanently banned from the store for a previous incident.

A 17-year-old boy was charged Feb. 3 with domestic violence. According to reports, the boy got into an argument with his mother as she was escorting a girl out of the home that he had brought over earlier. He reportedly pushed his mother, promptly another family member to intervene. A fight ensued, which resulted in the boy getting his nose bloodied.

A Triplett Boulevard woman, 66, was charged with possession of drugs Feb. 2 during a traffic stop on South Arlington. The arresting officer reported smelling marijuana coming from inside the woman’s car. She was reportedly found carrying a bag of the suspected drug.

An Akron man, 21, was charged for allegedly stealing a tent and clothing from a South Arlington Road department store Feb. 1. He was released to county sheriff’s deputies on a felony warrant.

A 15-year-old girl was charged with truancy Feb. 2. School officials said she had 135 hours of unexcused absences during the current school.

Police charged a Pamer Road man with criminal trespass Feb. 1 after being called to an Onondaga Trail home. Residents there said the man forced his way into the home and would not leave after multiple requests.

On Jan. 30, police were called to a Canton Road fast food restaurant after a witness reported seeing a man hitting a woman in the parking lot. Police learned the man and woman were in a relationship but did not live together. The woman told police she did not want the man charged with assault because they argue and fight all the time. Police charged the 19-year-old man with disorderly conduct and arrested him on a felony warrant out of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Someone broke into a storage unit at a Chenoweth Road storage facility between Jan. 18 and 30 and stole $3,500 worth of personal property. Items included three boxes of tools, a couch and dresser and 20 college textbooks.

On Jan. 26, a Uniontown man reported someone broke into his 14-foot utility trailer parked at a Killian Road storage facility. A 10-ton jack hammer, a chap saw and table saw, total value $2,450, were taken.


A Sanitarium Road man, 39, was charged Feb. 5 with domestic violence. Police said he punched his girlfriend in the eye during an argument.

A North Canton man, 18, was charged Feb. 4 with failure to comply with a police order. Police said the man refused to pull over for an officer attempting to stop him for speeding on Canton Road. The pursuing officer lost track of the man on Arlington Road. Summit County sheriff’s deputies picked up the chase on Interstate 77 and arrested the man.

On Feb. 3, police went to a Lake Road home to arrest a Woodmere Avenue man on a warrant out of Summit County. The man was found in a bedroom and taken into custody. Officers detected a smell of marijuana in the home and asked a female resident if any drugs were on the property. The woman surrendered a glass pipe. During a search, officers found additional glass pipes along with three containers of marijuana and a foil with suspected methamphetamine. The woman was charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. She was additionally charged with a felony count of endangering children. The man was taken to the Summit County Jail, where he was reportedly found hiding a pill bottle in a body cavity that deputies said contained meth. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance and illegal conveyance of a drug of abuse, both felonies.

A 16-year-old Akron boy was charged Feb. 3 with criminal trespass. Police said he showed up for a dance at Springfield High School after being told he wasn’t allowed on the property. The boy was a former student at the school. Two students at the school, friends of the boy, colluded with him to get into the dance, according to the report. They were disciplined by school officials.

On Feb. 2, police and EMS responded to a drug overdose at a Pawnee Boulevard home. A 30-year-old man there was revived by paramedics but refused to be taken to a hospital for further treatment. Police recovered a needle and a chemical substance at the scene. Charges were pending testing of the substance, police said.