Local and federal authorities are investigating after someone reportedly pointed a blue laser light into the cockpit of an incoming flight to the Akron-Canton Airport on May 7. The pilot of the plane said the beam shone several times and occurred about five miles northeast of the airport.

On May 5, deputies were called to a South Main Street discount store after a man in a green Honda CR-V fled without paying for more than $50 worth of merchandise. The man was located on Moore Road and arrested for theft.

Someone entered an unlocked car May 5 on Ashwood Road. Two pairs of sunglasses, a GPS device and other items, total value $590, were reported taken.

A worker at a bar on Town Park Boulevard told deputies May 4 that a co-worker was calling him names and making disparaging remarks. He said the man pushed him the day before. However, deputies could find any video footage of the alleged assault because of the camera being out of range.

Deputies investigated a vandalism incident reported at a South Main Street business May 4. A man said he was parked at the business for less than an hour and when he returned to his vehicle, he found the entire driver’s side scratched and dented.

A housekeeper at a Corporate Woods Parkway motel reported May 4 that someone stole her phone while she was cleaning a room.

A building contractor reported $1,500 worth of lumber and construction equipment was stolen from a worksite on Graybill Road May 3 or 4.

A Bonshire Drive woman told deputies May 4 that a New Franklin woman was harassing her with unwanted phone calls and text messages. A deputy contacted the New Franklin woman by phone and advised her to stop bothering the other woman or she would be charged with telecommunications harassment. She said she would comply.

A 48-year-old Akron man was charged with criminal trespass twice on a same day. According to a May 1 report, the man entered the rear doors of two businesses on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road. In the first incident, he walked through an employee office and break room but didn’t take anything. He was stopped shortly after as he riding away on a bicycle. In the second incident, he picked up a purse belonging to an employee, but when confronted, dropped it and fled. He was apprehended a short distance away.


A Pear Drive man, 29, was booked into the Summit County Jail May 5 on a domestic violence charge. Deputies said during an altercation, the man kicked his wife in the leg, pulled her hair and punched her in the face and chest. The woman had multiple injuries.

On May 4, a deputy on patrol stopped to check on a disabled car on Interstate 77. The driver, a 30-year-old Akron man, said he had run out of gas. A computer check revealed the man had four active warrants for his arrest. The warrants were for possession of drug abuse instruments (two counts), obstructing official business and driving under suspension. The man was arrested and turned over to Akron police.

Two East Waterloo Road men, ages 53 and 54, were charged May 3 with aggravated menacing. Deputies said the two roommates got into an altercation and threatened each other with bodily harm. The 53-year-old told deputies the other man threatened to "smoke" him, leading him to believe he had a gun. The 54-year-old said his roommate brandished a knife at him and threatened to cut him. Both men were booked into the Summit County Jail.


On May 6, police responded to a report of an assault at a bar on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. A woman told police a woman she did not know struck her in the face during a dispute involving her friends. Police were reviewing security video to identify the suspect captured attacking the victim.

A New Franklin woman, 35, was charged with driving under an OVI suspension May 4 after an officer spotted her driving on Manchester Road. She reportedly told the officer she had driving privileges but could not produce the documentation to prove it.

A man, 23, was arrested May 4 on charges of violation of a protection order and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to a report, the man was found inside a Manchester Road home, where it was confirmed a person there had a protection order against him. He told police he was there to take a shower. An officer noticed the man had a head injury and called EMS to have him taken to a hospital for treatment. Later, the officer called the hospital to inform the man he was being charged with violating the protection order, but was told he was no longer at the home. Later the same day, police located the man on Swigart Road. During his arrest, he admitted to having a hypodermic needle in his car’s glove box, police said.

An Akron woman, 28, was arrested for drunken-driving May 3 after an officer spotted her car swerving outside the marked lanes on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road. She was issued a court summons and her car was towed.

On May 2, a resident on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road told police that sometime between 3 and 3:30 a.m. he heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot. He later found a large crack in one of his windows.

On May 1, police responded to a two-vehicle traffic crash at State Route 619 and Point Comfort Drive. No serious injuries were reported, although the driver of the struck vehicle asked EMS to check her and her son for possible injuries. The other driver, a 45-year-old Akron woman, was arrested for drunken-driving and refusal of an alcohol test.


A Swartz Road man, 47, was arrested May 8 on charges of possession of drugs, obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest. While investigating a call of drug use on Knight Road, police said he refused to get out of a car and identify himself to officers. He resisted during his arrest, reportedly telling the officers he "wasn’t going anywhere." Police said they found two baggies of crystal methamphetamine and a meth pipe in his possession.

An Albrecht Avenue husband and wife were treated for severe injuries May 7 after they were attacked by their German shepherd. The Dog Warden responded and quarantined the dog in the garage until the couple decide what they want to do with it.

An Akron woman, 32, was arrested May 8 on two warrants for felony theft. Police said she stole an Orrville man’s car and cellphone after spending a night with him at a South Arlington Road hotel in early April.

Police and township firefighters responded to a dumpster fire behind a South Arlington Road business on May 8. A follow-up investigation was pending at the time of the report to determine if the fire was intentionally set.

A Uniontown man reported his wallet was stolen from his car while he was inside a South Arlington Road department store May 8. He later learned the thief created a new PIN for his debit card and used it at a local ATM. He also discovered his credit cards were used at businesses in Kent and Tallmadge.

An Akron man, 38, was charged May 7 with theft and criminal damaging. Police said he switched an old pair of tennis shoes for a new pair at a South Arlington Road store and then walked out with them and other concealed items without paying. Police also learned that when the man tried to remove the security ink packs from three articles of clothing, the packs exploded and leaked onto the clothing, causing damage.

A homeless woman, 33, was charged May 7 with possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. Officers were called to Rhoadesdale Court, where they found the woman pounding on the front door of an apartment. During an inspection of her belonging, the officers found needles and drug pipes.

A 2007 Chevy Cobalt valued at $2,000 was reported stolen May 6 from a driveway in the 3400 block of Killian Road.

A Cleveland Heights man, 23, and a Youngstown man, 19, were arrested on disorderly conduct charges May 6 after causing a disturbance at a South Arlington Road restaurant. Police said the Cleveland Heights man was trying to start fights with other patrons and the Youngstown man kept yelling and interfering with officers during the arrests. The Cleveland Heights man was also charged with possession of marijuana; the Youngstown man with resisting arrest.

A Mohawk Trail man, 42, was arrested at his home on May 6 on a warrant for felony theft. He was transported to the Summit County Jail and booked.

A Canton Road man, 38, was charged with domestic menacing May 4. His girlfriend told police the man threatened to kill her after she locked him out of the house during an altercation. The man fled before officers arrived. He was stopped in traffic later the same day and arrested. He was additionally charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving under suspension.


The rear window on a sport utility vehicle was shattered May 5 at a home on Edison Street Northwest. Damage was estimated at $500.

Police issued warnings to two Mogadore Avenue men May 5 after their dogs were reported running loose on a neighbor’s property. They were told another complaint would result in a citation.

A Kaufman Avenue woman told police May 3 that someone used her debit card information to make unauthorized charges on Amazon totaling $1,390.05. She said an additional charge of $69.20 was made at an unknown online computer company.

A Spring Avenue man told police someone came onto his property between April 24 and May 1 and caused about $500 in damages to his camping trailer.


A Lookout Circle man, 38, was arrested May 10 on charges of criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Police said he was found trespassing at a closed business on Market Avenue and attempted to flee from officers after being handcuffed.

A GPS device valued at $125 was reported stolen May 8 from a car in the 1100 block of Woodland Avenue Northwest.