A Massillon Road man, 58, was charged March 29 with domestic violence. His mother, 76, told deputies the man grabbed her arms and threw a glass of water and his cellphone at her after she refused to give him money.

A 14-year-old Green girl was taken to Akron Children’s Hospital for an evaluation March 29 after she reportedly posted a photo of herself with two pills on her tongue along with a written statement saying she had suicidal thoughts.

During a traffic stop in Green March 29, deputies arrested a Cleveland woman, 48, on a warrant charging her with felony identity fraud. She was placed in a holding cell at the Summit County Jail to await pickup by Avon police.

On March 28, a deputy working extra detail at a South Arlington Road department store recognized an 18-year-old Akron man wanted on a warrant in Austintown for allegedly stealing a handgun from his parents’ home. The gun was reportedly used in an incident in Lakemore in which a suspect threatened to kill police officers. Additional deputies, along with Springfield Township police, were called to the Arlington Road store. The man was arrested in the parking lot and found with a BB pistol and knife. He reportedly admitted stealing the pistol from the store. Deputies charged him with theft and later turned him over to Austintown police.

A Mansfield woman, 31, was charged March 28 with possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies said they found a marijuana grinder in her car during a traffic stop on Corporate Woods Circle.

A Cleveland woman was arrested March 10 after falsely claiming she was kidnapped by a group of people, according to deputies. Sheriff’s deputies said they received a 911 call from the woman who said she was forced into a car by a group of people and was headed northbound on Interstate 77. She gave a description of the car. Deputies, along with officers from other agencies, closed down a section of Route 8 in order to locate and stop the car. A vehicle matching the description was eventually stopped. Five people in the car told deputies they were driving home from a party in Canton when the woman, who was highly intoxicated, started threatening them and accusing them of stealing her money. The woman said she called 911 because she was upset that her money was missing. She faces felony counts of inducing panic and disrupting public services and a misdemeanor count of making false alarms.


On March 28, a Dollar Drive man told deputies his 15-year-old daughter has been receiving unwanted text messages from an unknown person.

A Lemar Avenue man reported an old cellphone was stolen from a desk in his shed March 27. He believes the phone was taken by person who left him a voicemail in a disguised voice. He also discovered on the same day that unauthorized purchases were made on his bank account. 


On March 29, a woman on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road told police she hired a man last October to do work inside her house. They both signed a contract and she paid him $3,000 to start the job. After the work started, however, the man asked her for more money, and she ended up paying him $12,000, she said. Soon after she paid him, the man did not come back to finish the job, and she also noticed he took multiple tools before he left, she said. When questioned about the matter, the man said the woman told him to leave the house and not finish the job because of a disagreement with his work. He said the woman did not pay him for labor but only for the materials. He returned all the tools he borrowed, he said, and threw out all the materials the woman did not want. He referred further questions to his attorney. Police were continuing their investigation into the matter.

An officer patrolling Vanderhoof Road March 29 stopped a car after a random license plate check showed the 18-year-old driver was under suspension. The officer detected an odor of marijuana inside the car and asked the man about it. The man reportedly admitted having marijuana in his gym bag. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of drugs and driving under suspension.

A New Franklin boy was charged with unruliness March 27 after his father told police the boy cut the power cords to the family computer and smashed the printer. He also said the boy refused to follow the house rules.

A Donner Drive man, 42, was charged March 26 with confinement of dog. A neighbor woman said the man’s dog, a Great Dane mix, attacked her while she was walking her dog. She was bitten on the wrist.

On March 25, a woman on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road called police to report her 31-year-old son was punching and kicking her front door, demanding to be let in. An officer arriving on the scene found the man standing by the heavily damaged door. He reportedly became argumentative with the officer and began taunting him. He was placed under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damaging and released with a court summons.


On March 28, police responded to a disturbance at a South Arlington Road hotel. A 36-year-old woman at the scene was found with a warrant for shoplifting. During her arrest, she was found carrying two hypodermic needles. Police charged her with possession of drug abuse instruments and released her to sheriff’s deputies on the warrant.

On March 27, a manager at a Canton Road furniture store told police a Harrisburg, Pa., man placed an order online for $3,512 in furniture to be delivered to an address in Shaker Heights. However, when the delivery was made, no one was at the home. During a second attempt, delivery drivers found the home vacant. The owner of the credit card used in the transaction said the charge was unauthorized.

Two other incidents were reported on the same day at the same furniture store. In the first incident, police were told someone in a Home Depot rental truck picked up a furniture order at the store’s Gilchrist Road warehouse. It was later determined the purchase was made online by someone using another person’s credit card without authorization. Charges were pending at the time of the report. In the second incident, a Brunswick man purchased a $1,800 mattress at the store on March 5 with a check that was later returned for insufficient funds. When contacted by employees, the man said he would put money into his account to cover the costs. As of March 27, he had failed to do so.

A Newark man reported a $500 laptop computer was stolen from his room at a South Arlington Road hotel March 27.


On April 3, a Mohican Boulevard woman told police she was communicating with a man she had met on a dating website. She said he asked her to send him inappropriate photographs of her and when she refused, he got upset. He then tried to call her cell number but she blocked him on the phone and dating site. He managed to use another cell number to send her a derogatory text message.

A Springfield Lake Drive man reported April 3 his wallet containing $700 cash and multiple credit cards was stolen from his home. He found out someone tried to use one of his credit cards at a local gas station on April 2 but the transaction was denied.

An Akron man, 45, was charged with possession of drugs April 1 after he was found with a baggie of marijuana during a traffic stop at the corner of Main Street and Park Drive. He also was cited for running a stop sign and driving under suspension.