A Delta 77 Drive man, 36, was arrested Feb. 24 on a warrant charging him with passing bad checks. Deputies were originally called to the man’s home to check on a domestic dispute. The man ran off before officers arrived but was located a short time later at a nearby department store.

An Akron man, 37, was arrested on a theft charge Feb. 24. Deputies said he tried to steal a television and DVD player, total value $750, from an Arlington Ridge department store. He was banned from the store and transported to the Summit County Jail.

On Feb. 23, a Massillon Road man filed a report after he discovered someone had kicked in his basement door. He didn’t find anything missing but said the would-be burglar left the basement light on.

Deputies investigated an attempted break-in at a Massillon Road auto repair shop Feb. 23. A window was broken and the lock and frame to a steel door were damaged. Deputies were trying to identify a white male in a dark jacket captured on surveillance video walking around the building.

A Nine Iron Drive woman reported Feb. 23 that someone used her personal information to open a cable account. Outstanding charges on the account totaled $368.

A Jarvis Road man told deputies on Feb. 23 that someone removed the cap to his well. The wires were exposed but no damage was done to the well or pump, a report said.

On Feb. 22, a Fireside Drive woman reported someone used her identity to file a fraudulent income tax return.

A Lang Road man called deputies Feb. 22 to complain a North Canton man was sending unwanted text and voicemail messages to his phone. A deputy contacted the North Canton man and advised him to stop trying to communicate with the Lang Road man or further action would be taken.

An Aylesford Drive woman reported someone removed a package containing clothing from her mailbox Feb. 21.

Deputies investigated a breaking and entering Feb. 20 at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road home. Various tools, bathroom fixtures and other items, total value $1,149, were reported taken. Deputies said there were no signs of forced entry.

A Pickle Road woman, 32, was booked into the Summit County Jail Feb. 20 on a domestic violence charge. Deputies said she threatened to kill her father if he shut off her cell phone.

A Cleveland woman, 45, was charged with theft Feb. 19 after she was accused of stealing $248 in hygienic products from an Arlington Ridge department store. She reportedly told deputies she took the items because she didn’t have the money to pay for them.

On Feb. 18, an Akron woman told deputies an unknown woman punched her in the head while she was in an elevator at a Fortuna Drive hotel. She was treated at a local hospital and released. Attempts to identify or locate the attacker were unsuccessful.


On Feb. 24, a North Bender Avenue woman complained her soon-to-be son-in-law was harassing her with unwanted text messages and refused to stop when she asked him to. A deputy contacted the Copley man and advised him to stop bothering the woman or he would be charged with telecommunications harassment.

A Long Lake Boulevard man, 59, was charged Feb. 23 with theft and criminal trespass. Deputies said he hid a case of beer in a motorized cart at a Manchester Road supermarket and then rode out without paying. According to reports, the man was caught doing the same thing at the store last year and was indefinitely banned from the store as a result. Deputies made two other arrests on the same day at the store. A North Turkeyfoot Road man, 45, was detained for trying to leave without paying for two items worth $48. He was released to Akron police on a theft warrant. A Barberton woman, 42, was charged for allegedly stealing items worth $7.00.

A Dollar Drive woman reported two unlocked vehicles parked at her home were entered and rifled during the overnight hours of Feb. 23. Compacts discs, a prescription medication and some loose change were taken. On the same day, a Big Valley Drive man said two vehicles at his home were entered and ransacked. The only item reported taken was a class ring.

A homeless man, 26, was charged Feb. 23 with felony possession of drugs and obstructing official business. Deputies said he was stopped by an officer on State Street and reportedly gave a false name and birth date. His true identity was later determined by a state ID found in his wallet. During his arrest, deputies found a plastic baggie in his wallet containing a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. He was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

A Lamar Avenue woman told deputies Feb. 23 that someone claiming to be from DirecTV called and asked if she wanted to sign up for service. She agreed and gave the caller her personal information including a bank account number. She later realized the call was a scam and called the Sheriff’s Office. The woman suffered no financial loss at the time of the report.

Deputies were called to Swartz Road Feb. 21 after a homeowner reported someone fired four bullets through his front window. One bullet nearly struck him as he was sitting on the sofa, he said. The incident was being investigated.

Deputies were told someone used a counterfeit bill to pay for food at a Manchester Road fast food restaurant between Feb. 16 and 19.


On Feb. 24, police responded to a call of a man sitting in a parked car on Coleman Drive, believed to be smoking marijuana. An officer charged the 19-year-old man with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and released him with a court summons.

On Feb. 23, police and EMS responded to a roll-over accident in the 4800 block of Manchester Road. A 29-year-old woman, found heavily intoxicated in the driver’s seat, admitted losing control of the vehicle. She was transported to a hospital for treatment and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

A Franks Road man told police Feb. 23 he received an email from what he believed to be his bank asking to verify his account information. He later found out $149 was withdrawn from his Discover account without his authorization.

A Swigart Road man accused a woman he knows of stealing prescription pills from his bedroom. The woman denied the allegation and told police she saw the man pour the pills into another bottle. Police were investigating.

A New Franklin man, 23, was booked into the Summit County Jail Feb. 22 on charges of burglary, domestic violence and unlawful restraint. Police said he broke into a Manchester Road home, pushed a woman down, choked her, grabbed her phone, and sat on her. He also threatened to kill her if she tried to leave, police said. The man fled into the woods before officers arrived but surrendered a short time later and was arrested.

A Pearlman Road resident told police a man keeps calling him saying he struck his vehicle. Later, he received a call from someone from the same phone number saying he needed to make his dog stop barking. An officer tried to make a contact with the phone number but was unsuccessful. The resident was advised to block the number. 


A Massillon man, 46, and an Akron woman, 39, were arrested Feb. 27 on charges of receiving stolen property and possession of drugs, both felonies, and misdemeanor theft. Police were called to a South Arlington Road department store after the couple allegedly walked out with stolen merchandise. During a traffic stop a short time later, police found they were in a car that had been reported stolen in Portage County. A search of the vehicle uncovered methamphetamine and a hypodermic needle, both of which the man claimed were his, police said. A baggie of suspected meth was found in the woman’s purse. At the Summit County Jail, where both suspects were to be booked, the man reportedly admitted to an officer that while the woman was being processed, he walked back to the car and swallowed two bags of meth. Because of that incident, the jail refused to book the man. Instead, he was taken to a hospital to be checked by a doctor. Additional charges against the man were pending at the time of the report, police said. 

On Feb. 25, a Greenleaf Road woman accused her boyfriend, a Buena Vista Drive resident, of taking her bank card without her permission and withdrawing $200 from her account. During an argument over the matter, she said the man hit her in the head with his head and broke her phone. She did not want to sign charges but requested a protection order against the man.

A 15-year-old girl was charged with theft Feb. 25 after she was accused of stealing $257 in cosmetics and other items from an East Waterloo Road supermarket. A loss prevention officer reported seeing the girl stuffing the items in a large purse. She was issued a court summons and warned not to return or she would be charged with criminal trespass. On the same day, a 60-year-old Beryl Road man was arrested at the store for allegedly stealing $65 worth of groceries.

A Mogadore landscaping business reported an 18-foot trailer valued at $6,000, with nearly $19,000 in lawn equipment and tools inside, was stolen while parked on Portage Line Road Feb. 25.

An officer on patrol Feb. 25 found two men standing next to a car at the dead end of Gregory Drive. One of the men told the officer their muffler fell off and they used coat hangers to tie it back up. A background check revealed the man, a 45-year-old of Hartville, had active warrants in Stark and Summit counties. He was arrested on a Summit County warrant and released to a sheriff’s deputy.

An Akron woman reported her wallet was stolen from her diaper bag while she was at a South Arlington Road department store Feb. 24.

On Feb. 23, a Massillon Road woman told police someone called her at work and said her house was on fire and she needed to get home. The phone call was from a blocked number and the woman did not recognize the caller’s voice.

A Springfield Township man was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation Feb. 23 after police responded to calls the man was outside his home with a rifle making suicidal threats. Officers on the scene spotted the man inside his home sitting on a couch with a rifle within his reach. Officers were able to talk to the man and secure the rifle. He told them the government was tapping his phone lines and had put cameras in his shampoo bottle.

Police assisted a parole officer on a warrant arrest at an East Waterloo Road home Feb. 23. The 26-year-old suspect was found hiding in a closet in a back bedroom. A loaded handgun was found at his feet, police said. Suspected methamphetamine and multiple drug abuse devices were also found in the room. Another man at the home, a 25-year-old of Triplett Boulevard, was charged with obstructing official business after he reportedly lied to officers about his identity. After his true identity was determined, he was arrested on a warrant and released to a sheriff’s deputy. A 17-year-old girl was also arrested on a warrant and taken to the juvenile detention center. A fourth suspect was released pending testing results on drugs found at the home.


A Betty Avenue man, 34, was booked into the Stark County Jail Feb. 27 on a charge of domestic violence. Police said he assaulted his live-in girlfriend during an altercation at their home. The woman had visible bruises on her arm.

A Pine Street man filed a police report accusing a postal carrier of forging his signature on a package addressed to him. The case was forwarded to authorities at the U.S. Postal Service.


A Canton woman, 40, was charged with domestic violence March 1 after she was accused of scratching her estranged husband in the face during a loud argument at his Lake Avenue residence. She was arrested and booked into the Stark County Jail.

A Jefferson Street man, 21, was arrested March 1 on a felony warrant out of the North Canton Police Department, where he was released.

A Chapparel Road man, 33, was cited for dog at large Feb. 23 after his brown pit bull was found running loose in a neighbor’s yard.

A local charity filed a police report Feb. 21 accusing an officeholder of misusing funds. An investigation into the matter was pending at the time of the report.