On April 14, deputies were called to a South Arlington Road gas station about a woman causing a commotion inside by yelling and refusing to leave. Officers found the woman in the parking lot acting erratically. She told them people were going to kill her and that there was bomb in her car. Both statements proved to be false. During a search, deputies found methamphetamine in the woman’s phone case along with a glass pipe. The 37-year-old was arrested and jailed on charges of felony possession of drugs and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Minerva woman reported her car was broken into and her purse stolen while she was inside a Stoneham Road business April 13. Contents of the purse included numerous credit cards, a checkbook and cash.

An employee of an Akron delivery company reported she was bitten by a dog while delivering a package to a Massillon Road residence. The dog’s owner provided proof the dog was licensed and had shots for rabies. There were no other complaints of the dog biting anyone else. The employee was advised to seek legal counsel if she wished to pursue the matter.

On April 12, deputies were called to escort several guests from a South Arlington Road hotel after they reportedly failed to follow the hotel’s rules and regulations. A 20-year-old man found with an active warrant was arrested and turned over to Akron police.

Sheriff deputies and Green firefighters were called to the Akron-Canton Airport April 7 after the ceiling of a hangar collapsed, heavily damaging three planes parked inside. No injuries were reported. Total damages were estimated at $50,000.


Thieves broke into a fenced-in area of a Portage Lakes Drive tree business during the overnight hours of April 13-14. A dump truck hooked to a trailer was reported stolen. A Bobcat skid-steer with two interchangeable buckets, which was on the trailer, was also taken. Total loss was listed at $21,500.

A Manchester Road woman, 38, was arrested for domestic violence April 13 after deputies said she threatened to burn down her mother’s house. On the same day, a 29-year-old South Arlington Road man was charged with the same offense after he allegedly threatened the mother of his child when she tried to leave the home and grabbed her phone to prevent her from calling for help. Both suspects were booked into the Summit County Jail.

On April 12, a North Sheridan Drive woman told police she went out to her Jeep in the morning and found the canvas top unzipped and the interior ransacked. She reported her purse was missing from inside the vehicle.

A Manchester Road car lot owner told police a customer took a car for a test drive and when the vehicle was returned he noticed the dealer license plate was missing. He retraced the customer’s route to see if he could locate the plate, but was unsuccessful.


On April 13, a Center Road woman told police she set her purse down in her driveway and shortly after someone stole it.

On April 12, a Tweed Drive woman told police she is in the process of buying a house and received an email from someone pretending to be her realtor asking she wire $60,000 to a bank in Atlanta, Ga. Initially believing the email was genuine, the woman went to the bank to carry out the transaction but was told the computers were down and no money could be wired. She later contacted her realtor and learned the email was a scam.

A random license plate check on State Road April 12 resulted in the arrest of a 44-year-old Akron man for driving with a suspended license. He was released with a court summons and his car was towed.

Police responded to a call April 12 at 5 a.m. regarding a vehicle in a ditch on Manchester Road. A passenger in the vehicle was found to be a juvenile. The teen was arrested on charges of unruliness and violating curfew and released to her guardian.

On April 11, police issued an alert for a missing person after a Taplin Avenue woman reported her son failed to return home after school. School officials confirmed the boy was not in the classroom that day and did not get on the school bus. The next day, a police officer spotted the boy running southbound on Manchester Road and arrested him for unruly juvenile offenses. He was issued a court summons and released to his parents.

A Delhi Drive man told police a local woman hired him to do some work inside her home and wrote him a check for $10,000 as a down payment. After he bought materials and started the work, the woman canceled the job and asked for her money back, he said. He later learned she had reversed the check and had the money taken out of his bank account. The woman refused to answer questions about the matter.


A Moonlight Drive man, 46, and his girlfriend, 37, were charged April 16 with obstructing official business. Police said the two refused to open the door to an officer who had a warrant for the man’s arrest. Additional officers were called to the scene when the man repeatedly ignored orders to come out of the house. He eventually was apprehended and was taken to a hospital after suffering what appeared to be a seizure, police said.

A Junior Avenue woman, 23, was booked into the Summit County Jail April 15 on a domestic violence charge. Police said during an argument at the home she punched her brother in the face, knocking out one of his teeth.

A Tritt Avenue woman reported a box delivered to her apartment building was stolen sometime between April 6 and 16. The box contained $200 worth of items.

On April 13, an Akron man told police he was driving east on Angleterre Boulevard when his wife, who was in another car, blocked him when he tried to turn onto Canton Road. When he refused to speak to her, she rammed her vehicle into his, causing damage to the passenger side. The woman said it was her husband who tried to block her from entering Angleterre Boulevard, and rammed his vehicle into hers. Both parties admitted they had been arguing over infidelity issues. Because of lack of third-party witnesses and conflicting statements, no charges were filed.

Police arrested several people for allegedly shoplifting at a South Arlington Road department store April 12-14. An Akron woman, 38, was arrested for allegedly stealing a $13 pair of sandals. A Barberton woman, 23, was charged after police said she took a booster seat off a shelf and returned it to customer service for a $32 refund. An Akron woman, 39, was allegedly caught trying to leave without paying for a $160 mattress topper. She also was found with a warrant for failure to appear in court on a drug charge.

On April 11, a Columbine Avenue woman reported a debit card was stolen from her car but wasn’t sure where it happened. She later discovered the card was used at a local gas station and to transfer money to a PayPal account.