On Feb. 19, a Watervale Drive woman reported someone used her identity and credit card information to make fraudulent charges without her knowledge.

Deputies stopped to question the occupants of a car found parked behind a Chenoweth Road hotel Feb. 19. A passenger, identified as a 38-year-old Hawkins Street man, was found with two warrants for drunken-driving out of Stark County. He was arrested and released to Jackson Township police.

A Glenshire Circle woman, 71, was charged Feb. 18 with driving under suspension, failure to control and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle. Deputies said the woman was involved in a traffic accident on Carrington Green Drive. An open bottle of Captain Morgan spiced rum was found in her possession.

A South Arlington Road man reported a $350 handgun was stolen from his home Feb. 18. He believes a relative took the gun.

On Feb. 17, a Graybill Road man reported someone used his personal information to try to secure a loan for $5,000.

A Tricasco Drive man told deputies Feb. 17 that someone intentionally struck his mailbox five times in the last three months.

Deputies issued an arrest warrant Feb. 17 for a 24-year-old Russet Lane man charging him with aggravated menacing. Deputies said he posted several messages on social media saying he was going to kill a Massillon Road woman. Accompanying the messages were photos of a hand gripping a black pistol.

An Abbyshire Road man told deputies Feb. 17 that an Akron man has been threatening him by phone ever since he sold him a car two weeks ago. He said the man was unhappy with the purchase and threatened to beat him up if he didn’t refund his money. Deputies were unable to contact the Akron man at the time of the report.

A South Arlington Road man reported Feb. 16 that someone entered his unlocked garage and rummaged through two vehicles parked inside, but didn’t take anything. Nothing was reported taken from the garage as well. On the same day, an Ashwood Road man said someone entered his unlocked car and took $3 in change.

A Marshallville man, 45, was charged with theft Feb. 16 after he was accused of shoplifting $15 worth of merchandise from a South Main Street discount store. He was issued a court summons and released.

A clerk at an Arlington Ridge store told deputies a man picked up two bags of pet food off a shelf and tried to return them using an old receipt. When told the return could not be made, the man left with the items without paying. The suspect was described as a black male in his 50s, standing 5 feet 10 inches, weighing 200 pounds, and wearing a thick winter coat, a red hoodie and a hat.

A Canton man, 27, was arrested Feb. 16 on a warrant charging him with aggravated robbery. Deputies discovered the warrant while investigating a traffic accident involving the man on Interstate 77. He was turned over to Akron police.


Three birdhouses valued at $55 were reported stolen Feb. 19 from a yard in the 500 block of Killian Road.

Deputies picked up a 35-year-old Barberton man on State Street on Feb. 18 on felony warrants for burglary and possession of drugs. He was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

A 2002 Ford van reported stolen from an auto body shop in Akron was found abandoned on Tippecanoe Avenue on Feb. 17. The vehicle and stolen license plate were returned to the owner.

On Feb. 16, an employee at a Hanna Parkway credit union reported a Barberton man deposited a forged check for $2,500 into his account. The incident was captured on security video. Deputies noted the man was convicted last year for writing checks on a closed bank account. Charges were pending further investigation on the current incident.

Deputies responded to a single-vehicle traffic accident on South Main Street on Feb. 16. Reports said the vehicle ran off the road and struck two vehicles and a building in the 2300 block. The driver, a 27-year-old Broadview Heights man, was arrested for failure to control, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Daisy Avenue woman told deputies Feb. 16 that an unknown man called her and made inappropriate comments about her body. The man’s phone number could not be traced.

A 2017 Nissan Rogue SUV, valued at $23,000, was reported stolen Feb. 16 from the parking lot of an apartment building on Mallard Point Drive. On the same day, another resident at the location said someone entered his work van and stole two bags of tools and a gallon of washer fluid. Deputies canvassing the area later found the man’s property hidden next to a garage.

An Organ Avenue woman reported a package delivered to her home was stolen from her front porch Feb. 16.


A U.S. Marshals task force arrested an 18-year-old New Franklin man Feb. 11 for allegedly making threats to "shoot up" Manchester High School. According to reports, a school official notified police after receiving a video showing the man displaying a semi-automatic pistol while making threats. The official, who was also threatened in the video, identified the man as a former student. Police went to the man’s Regay Avenue home but were unable to locate him. An alert was issued on a national database for the man’s arrest. U.S. Marshals arrested the man on East South Street in Akron at around 9:30 p.m. that day. He faces charges of inducing panic and aggravated menacing.

A 59-year-old man wanted on a felony warrant out of Summit County was arrested at a Tarlton Avenue home Feb. 18. He was released to a sheriff’s deputy and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Copper pipes were reported stolen Feb. 12 from a home in the 700 block of W. Nimisila Road.


On Feb. 19, a property owner told police she was cleaning out a vacant apartment on Fritch Avenue when she found numerous syringes and other drug paraphernalia in a closet. She said she hadn’t seen or spoke to the former tenant in more than a year.

An Akron man, 24, was charged Feb. 18 with possession of drugs and an open container violation. Police said the man was smoking marijuana while sitting in a car at a South Arlington Road hotel. An open bottle of tequila was found inside the vehicle.

A Pickle Road man reported Feb. 18 someone drove a pickup truck through his yard, causing large ruts. Damage was estimated at $500.

A Tallmadge man, 29, was charged with theft Feb. 18 after he allegedly stole a Bluetooth speaker and coffee grinder from a South Arlington Road department store. A background check revealed he had an active warrant in Summit County. During his arrest, police found him in possession of several syringes, a razor blade and about two grams of a pink powder. He was additionally charged with possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments.

Police responded to a call from a McCarty Drive home Feb. 18. Officers reported an 18-year-old man there was acting "irrationally." He admitted having eaten some mushrooms. Police seized the mushrooms, as well as marijuana and drug paraphernalia, from the home, and transported the man to a hospital. The mushrooms were sent to a lab for testing.

A 2004 Chrysler Sebring valued at $2,100 was reported stolen Feb. 17 from a home in the 1300 block of Killian Road.

An Alliance man told police a woman who was with him at a Massillon Road motel left with his keys and car while he was sleeping Feb. 17. The vehicle was located later the same day at a gas station on West Waterloo Road. Charges were pending against the woman, police said.

On Feb. 16, a Sypher Road woman called police because she believed she had gotten some bad marijuana and asked if they would test it for her. She said she and a friend got sick on the drug and ended up going to the hospital. Police confiscated the drug and charged the 48-year-old woman with possession.

A Medina man, 37, was arrested on a felony drug possession charge Feb. 16 after being detained for shoplifting at an Arlington Road home improvement store. Police said they found crystal methamphetamine and three hypodermic needles in his possession. He reportedly admitted being both a meth and heroin user. A background check revealed he was on parole for a previous drug possession charge. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Two 18-year-old Akron women and a 17-year-old were charged with theft Feb. 15 after they were accused of stealing nearly $1,000 worth of clothing from a South Arlington Road department store.

A storage unit rented by a township woman was reported broken into at a Shanafelt Avenue storage facility Feb. 15. Four paintball guns and other items, total value $961, were reported stolen. A gun cabinet, value unknown, was also taken.


On Feb. 18, the manager at a Canton Road store told police a man came in for three minutes and then walked out the door, setting off the security alarm. She was unsure if the man had taken anything. Police advised her to contact them if she found anything had been stolen.

A white cargo trailer valued at $5,000 was reported stolen Feb. 10 from the parking lot of an East Waterloo Road business.