On April 25, deputies were called to the Akron-Canton Airport about a male passenger causing a disturbance on an incoming flight. According to a report, an 18-year-old Youngstown man, who was dressed as a woman, continued to yell foul and abusive language during the flight and ignored several warnings to stop. The man reportedly told deputies he was being singled out because of his race and gender identity. The airline crew and original complainant declined to press charges.

Two days before at the airport, a TSA agent told deputies a man was denied an airline ticket after he began asking suspicious questions about the plane and the location of the exit door. The agent said prior to this he noticed the man kept leaving his bags unattended at the ticket counter and advised him to keep his possessions with him at all times. The man eventually left on a bus for downtown Akron.

A Massillon man, 19, was arrested April 24 on a fifth-degree felony drug possession charge after he was allegedly found with a bag of cocaine during a traffic stop on Interstate 77. The man was a passenger in a car stopped for several traffic violations. He was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

A Glenshire Circle man, 44, was charged April 23 with using weapons while intoxicated. Deputies said they found the man intoxicated and wearing a handgun in a holster at a playground on Graybill Road. His ex-wife had called deputies because she was concerned he was going to be driving children home after a basketball game. Deputies confiscated the firearm and issued the man a court summons and released him to a relative.

A Rootstown man, 34, and an Akron woman, 38, were arrested on Corporate Woods Circle April 22. Deputies stopped the two in traffic after determining the license plate on their car had been reported stolen in Portage County. The man was charged with felony receiving stolen property and driving with a suspended license. He also had a warrant on file in Portage County charging him with forgery. The woman was arrested on a Summit County warrant for aggravated possession of drugs. Both were booked into the Summit County Jail.

A Moore Road woman reported April 21 that someone withdrew $2,600 from her bank account without her permission.

A Clinton woman, 36, was arrested April 20 on a Jackson Township warrant charging her with child endangering. Deputies confirmed the warrant during a traffic stop. The woman had a child with her in the car. During her arrest, the woman complained of chest pains and was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. After her release, she was turned over to Jackson Township police. The child was released to her father.

A Tamarack Drive man reported someone stole $15 out of his car April 19. The vehicle was unlocked at the time.


An Akron man reported his iPhone was stolen while he was at a Manchester Road physical fitness center April 20.

A Freeport man, 29, was arrested on East Waterloo Road April 20 on a warrant charging non-support of dependents. He was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

A Hottle Drive man, 29, was arrested and jailed on a drunken-driving charge April 19 after deputies said he struck the rear of a car on Interstate 77 and fled the scene. Deputies found the man’s damaged car in a driveway on Jarvis Road. The man was found inside highly intoxicated.

A Cove Boulevard man called deputies on April 17 after he found an abandoned car blocking his driveway. Deputies found a license plate registered to another vehicle in the car’s rear window. A tow company was called to remove the car from the location.

An East Waterloo Road woman, 27, was charged with theft April 16 after she was accused of stealing a $15 USB cord from a Manchester Road supermarket. She was issued a court summons and released.


A Renninger Road man, 29, was charged April 21 with disorderly conduct by intoxication. Police said the man called 911 three times following a dispute with his girlfriend. After the third call, police arrested the man after finding him highly intoxicated behind his house.

A 23-year-old woman was stopped on Manchester Road on April 21 for driving at night with one working headlight. The officer detected the odor of marijuana in the car and when asked about it, the woman admitted having a glass pipe under her seat. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released with a court summons.

On April 19, a West Nimisila Road man told police his ex-girlfriend stole his two dogs from his home a week before. He showed the officer a bill of sale for both dogs that was made out to him only. Police were unable to reach the ex-girlfriend at the time of the report. The prosecutor’s office reviewed the case and determined it was a civil matter. The man was advised of the current situation.

A man told police on April 19 that his uncle, who lives on East Buddy Street, had a personal check stolen from him three days before. Later, he found out somebody tried to cash the $448 check at a bank in Cuyahoga Falls. He had already filed a report with Cuyahoga Falls police.

Scrap metal worth about $300 was reported stolen from outside a Manchester Road heating and cooling business on April 17. Security cameras captured two unknown suspects putting the property into a vehicle and then driving off. Police traced the license plate on the vehicle to a local woman who was contacted by phone about the matter. The woman reportedly admitted taking the scrap and selling it for cash. She said she would bring the money, along with the sales receipt, to the police station on May 3. She was advised no charges would be filed against her if the business received the money on that date. 

A Fairland Road woman, 57, was charged with violating an animal control ordinance April 17 after her dog was found running loose in a neighbor’s yard. The dog became aggressive with the neighbors when they tried to walk it back to the owner’s property. Police said the woman was advised numerous times in the past about keeping her dog under control.


On April 23, a 61-year-old Akron woman reported she was attacked by a black Rottweiler while shopping at a South Arlington Road home improvement store. She said she walked passed the dog, which was on a leach with its owner, and it jumped on her. She was not bitten or scratched; however, when she went to get checked at a hospital, she was told her ribs were bruised on her right side. She filed a report at the store and with police for a possible civil suit.

On April 22, a Betz Drive man told police he was scammed out of $1,500 after he attempted to purchase a trailer on a website that he later learned was fraudulent. He became suspicious, he said, when the website asked him to send another $500.

A Sweitzer Road woman, 30, was arrested April 22 for trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony, after she was allegedly caught shoplifting at a South Arlington Road department store. During her arrest, police found several bindles of a white powder in her backpack along with a snorting straw. She reportedly told police the substance was fentanyl and speed. In addition to the felony, she was charged with misdemeanor counts of theft and possession of a schedule II substance.

A Rhoadesdale Avenue woman, 66, was charged with theft April 22 after police said she left an East Waterloo Road supermarket with a shopping cart containing more than $200 worth of unpaid groceries. She told police she was looking for her son when she pushed the cart out of the store. However, police said her son could not be found anywhere near the store.

On April 20, a Hillstock Avenue man reported a pop-up camper was stolen from his driveway after someone cut off its lock. Police entered the camper into a national database for stolen vehicles.

On April 19, police responded to a call of a black male looking in residents’ windows on Canfield Road. Police located the suspect on Abington Road. A background check revealed the man had five misdemeanor warrants in Akron, four in Springfield Township and one in Lakemore. He admitted he was on Canfield Road but said he wasn’t looking into windows. He was issued court summons for the warrants and released.

A man who had just purchased a home on Myersville Road called police on April 19 after he found what appeared to be a live grenade in his garage. The bomb squad was called and removed the grenade without incident.

A trailer valued at $2,000 was reported stolen April 19 from a Kennedy Road business. Security video showed two white males in a black late model Chevy Blazer driving off with the vehicle.

A Lakemore man, 30, was charged April 8 with violation of a protection order. Police said he texted an Archmere Drive woman in violation of a court order.

A Topflite Drive woman told police April 17 that a Georgia woman accessed her bank account information and used it to make a counterfeit check. She later learned the check was cashed for $483 at a store in Pelham, Ala.


Police were called to investigate a burglary at a Sanitarium Road home on April 24. The victim said he returned home the day before to find his front door had been kicked in. An Xbox, a bottle of pills and $180 were reported stolen.

A Russett Lane man, 30, was arrested on a Summit County warrant on April 24. He was released to sheriff’s deputies and transported to the Summit County Jail.


On April 17, a Linden Street man told police he believes someone has entered his home on multiple occasions within the last several weeks or months. He said he found pictures of his children had been removed, several items out of place and doors being unlocked while he was away. The man was having security cameras installed on his property.

A blue and yellow Schwinn bicycle was reported stolen April 16 from a shed in the 3200 block of Buena Vista Street Northwest.


A Coshocton man, 35, was arrested on multiple charges April 26 after being pulled over on West Maple Street for littering and a broken license plate light. Police said he gave the arresting officer another person’s ID when asked for identification. After his true identity was determined, police found he was wanted on a felony warrant in Summit County. He was charged on multiple counts and released to Summit County sheriff’s deputies on the warrant.

A Williamsburg Avenue woman, 23, was charged with theft April 11 after she was accused of stealing $16 in food items from a Kent Avenue discount store. She was issued a court summons and released.

Police were trying to identify a man and a woman captured on security video breaking into multiple coin-operated machines at a Kent Avenue laundromat on April 5.