A 40-year-old North Canton man was arrested on a felony drug possession charge March 26 after deputies reportedly found him disoriented in his car outside an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road gas station. During a search, deputies said they found him in possession of 3.2 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies were called to a Tabs Drive business on March 26 after two employees became involved in an altercation that turned physical. According to a report, a man threw a cup of pop at a woman, who then flew into a rage and attacked him. Both parties admitted responsibility in starting the fight and refused to pursue charges.

A Melanie Drive man told deputies March 26 that he believes someone is tampering with his car after finding two lug nuts missing from a wheel.

On March 25, an Eagle Drive woman reported someone used her debit card information to make $1,500 in purchases at an Apple store in California.

City firefighters, along with several agencies in the surrounding area, responded to a house fire on Wonder Lake Drive March 25. The house was found completely engulfed in flames. No injuries were reported; all residents were found safe outside the home. Cause of the fire was still under investigation at the time of the report.

Two men, ages 28 and 40, both of New York, and a 25-year-old woman, also of New York, were arrested March 24 after they were accused of making fraudulent phone purchases in Green and Youngstown. Deputies said the 28-year-old used a fake ID to purchase four phones at a Sprint store on Massillon Road. It was later determined the three were wanted for making similar purchases at a sister store in Youngstown. A car matching the description of the suspects’ vehicle was located at a Corporate Woods Parkway motel. All three suspects were found at the scene. During a search of the vehicle, deputies reported finding stolen merchandise from the Youngstown store in the trunk. Deputies also learned the woman used a fraudulent credit card to obtain a room. The 28-year-old was charged with theft and forgery, both fifth-degree felonies. The woman and the 40-year-old man were each charged with felony counts of receiving stolen property. The woman was additionally charged with misuse of a credit card and possession of heroin. All three were booked into the Summit County Jail.

On March 24, a Mayfair Road man told deputies a tall white male tried to steal a generator from his back porch but was unsuccessful.

A Cuyahoga Falls woman called deputies March 23 to report her estranged husband was harassing her with unwanted phone calls. She said he called her over 30 times while she at her job on South Main Street. An officer left a message on the man’s voice mail warning him to stop calling the woman or he would be charged with telecommunications harassment.

City fire-medics were called to the Akron-Canton Airport March 21 after a man got his finger caught in a passenger seat in a plane that had just arrived on the runway. The medics freed the man’s finger, treated him and released him without further incident.

On March 22, a Melanie Drive woman told deputies an unknown man came to her front door, grabbed the handle, shook it, and yelled, "Let me in." She said this happened before but she didn’t call authorities at that time. She was advised to call if it happened again. 

A 32-year-old Akron man was arrested on a warrant March 22 after he was found at a Mayfair Road apartment complex. Deputies were called to the location after someone reported the man was using drugs on the premises. During his warrant arrest, the man was found in possession of methamphetamine, a digital scale and snorting straw. He was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia and taken to the Summit County Jail.

On March 21, a deputy and a parole officer went to a Cottage Grove Road home to conduct a random search. A 42-year-old man at the scene was found in possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

An Akron man, 23, was charged with theft March 21 at an Arlington Ridge department store. Deputies said he put sunglasses, jewelry and other items in a stolen backpack and left without paying.

Someone broke into a work trailer at a Skyview Drive construction company March 19-21 and stole tools and equipment worth more than $1,400.


An East Pace Avenue man, 53, was arrested for felony domestic violence March 26. His girlfriend told deputies the man came home intoxicated and started breaking household items and threatening to kill her. He was booked into the Summit County Jail on a felony due to a previous conviction.

On March 24, deputies were called to a South Arlington Road gas station about a woman passed out in a car next to a gas pump. Officers found the woman in the passenger seat with the engine running. EMS responded to evaluate the woman, who refused to be taken to a hospital. No charges were filed against the woman. Her brother came to pick up her and the car.

A Canton woman, 61, was arrested on a theft warrant during a traffic stop on South Arlington Road March 24. She was released to Jackson Township police.

Deputies were told a man used a counterfeit $20 bill to make a purchase at a Manchester Road auto parts store March 23.


A male student at Manchester Middle School was charged with menacing on March 22. According to police, the boy asked a fellow student what she would do if he put a gun to her head and shot her, and then asked if she would tell on him if he brought a gun to school. During the investigation police found the boy had drawn swastikas all over his desk. He was charged and released to his mother.


A Stevenson Avenue man, 20, was arrested March 27 on charges of domestic violence and endangering children. Police said he punched his girlfriend in the head, choked her and then punched in the head again while she was holding their infant child. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.

A storage unit rented by an Akron woman was reported broken into at a Shanafelt Avenue storage facility March 25. A flat-screen TV, stereo equipment and other items, total value $1,500, were stolen. Two days before at the facility, a charitable organization reported its storage unit was broken into and 20 winter coats worth a total of $500 were taken.

Police investigated a breaking and entering at a Massillon Road convenience store March 24. An Ohio lottery cash register with $600 inside was reported stolen. The burglar gained entry by throwing a log through a window.

A Coach Lane man reported someone stole $2,500 worth of tools from the back of his pickup truck March 24.

On March 23, an auto repair shop owner on South Arlington Road told police a male customer became angry with the work done on his car and punched out a window before leaving. The man agreed to pay for the damages.

An Akron man, 41, was arrested on a felony drug possession charge March 23. Police said they found a baggie of methamphetamine inside his sock during a traffic stop on East Waterloo Road.

An Akron woman, 45, was charged March 23 with theft and obstructing official business. A Mohawk Trail man called police after he said the woman took his cellphone without his permission. When officers arrived, the woman took off running, prompting a foot chase. She was apprehended at Mingo Trail and arrested. The man’s phone was found in a yard a short distance away.

On March 22, an employee at a Killian Road business told police someone poured an unknown substance on his black Ford Fusion, causing the paint to turn white and bubble up. Damages were estimated at $2,000.

A Green man, 29, was arrested on a felony drug possession charge March 22 after being stopped on Canton Road for driving with a suspended license. During a search of the car prior to it being towed, police reported finding a baggie of methamphetamine in the cigarette lighter opening.

Police were investigating a March 22 report by the 30-year-old woman who said she was raped at a South Arlington Road hotel.

Police were told a disgruntled customer threatened to "shoot up" a Shanafelt Avenue donut shop after getting the wrong order at the drive-thru on March 22.


A Sunnyside Street man, 33, was charged March 26 with domestic violence and criminal damaging. Police said he pushed his ex-wife through a screen door at his home during an argument and then kicked her rental vehicle as he was trying to get her to leave.

A Cleveland man, 46, was arrested for theft at a South Arlington Road grocery store March 25 after he allegedly left with four packages of lobster tails without paying.

An Akron man, 20, of Lily Street, was arrested March 24 for possession of a schedule I or II substance, a fifth-degree felony. A patrol officer found the man and his pregnant girlfriend sleeping in a vehicle in Dodds Park after hours. He said his mother kicked him out of the house. The officer observed a marijuana cigar in plain view on the dashboard. During a subsequent search, police found methamphetamine in an orange container along with a glass pipe. The man was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.


On March 29, a Church Avenue woman called police to report her 35-year-old son was hiding in her shed. She said he wasn’t allowed on the property because of his drug use and past violence toward her and her husband. Officers advised the man to leave and issued him a warning not to return or he would be arrested for criminal trespass.

A Spring Avenue man told police March 27 that someone used his personal information to file a fraudulent income tax return.