A pilot reported he was landing a passenger plane at the Akron-Canton Airport on Aug. 20 when someone shined a green laser into the cockpit. The incident occurred about eight miles southeast of the airport, according to the report.

Four gold wedding rings with a total value of $12,000 were reported stolen Aug. 20 from a home in the 1000 block of Nine Iron Drive. The victim believes an unknown guest took the property.

A Country Club Drive woman reported Aug. 20 her personal information had been compromised by an internet breach. She later discovered someone had attempted to withdraw money from her bank account.

On Aug. 18, deputies responded to a call from a Mayfair Road apartment complex of a woman beating a 5-year-old child in a hallway. Moments later, deputies received a second call of a man throwing the woman against a wall and then dragging the child by her ankles into an apartment. Officers on the scene located the 22-year-old woman and child in their apartment, where the man was also found trying to escape to a rear bedroom. The woman told officers the child wouldn’t listen to her. The child, who had visible injuries, told officers and EMS workers her mother struck her with a shoe and slammed her face into the floor. She was taken to a hospital and later put into the custody of Children’s Services. The woman was charged with child endangering. Her 22-year-old boyfriend, accused of throwing her against a wall, was arrested for felony domestic violence. Both were booked into the Summit County Jail. 

An Akron woman, 35, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after being detained at the Akron-Canton Airport on Aug. 18. TSA screeners reported finding an unloaded handgun in the woman’s carry-on bag. The woman had a permit for the gun but Ohio law prohibits weapons on an airline flight.

A Mayfair Road woman told deputies she arrived home on Aug. 17 to find a window broken on a side door. Checking the home, she found the master bedroom had been ransacked and a jewelry box taken.

On Aug. 16, deputies responded to a call of a man hiding in the weeds outside a Mayfair Road apartment complex. As officers approached him, the man stood with his hands up and was ordered to drop something in his hand. He said he was in the weeds painting bicycles. A search of the area uncovered a small black case containing seven syringes, a metal bowl with residue and a folded piece of paper containing heroin. The 35-year-old man of Graybill Road was arrested on a fifth-degree felony charge of possession of drugs and a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Highpoint Drive woman told deputies Aug. 16 that someone tried to open a credit card account using her last name from a previous marriage. The application was denied and the woman suffered no loss.

An Akron woman, 25, was charged with theft Aug. 15 after she allegedly stole two phone chargers worth $167 from an Arlington Ridge department store. She was issued a court summons and released.

A Jeep Cherokee, with a figure of Michael Jordon on the dashboard, was reported stolen Aug. 15 while parked at a South Main Street location. The vehicle was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.

During a random license plate stop on State Route 619 Aug. 15, a 36-year-old Pickle Road man was arrested on a warrant out of Summit County. He was turned over sheriff’s deputies.

A Kim Drive man reported someone broke out the driver’s side window on his vehicle Aug. 15. Damage was estimated at $300.

A Canton woman, 27, was arrested Aug. 14 on a felony drug possession charge after deputies said she was found with heroin. She also was charged with misdemeanor counts of falsification and possession of drug abuse instruments. Deputies found her sitting in a car with a man behind an Arlington Ridge hotel. She reportedly gave an officer a Social Security number that was later determined to be of her deceased mother. Officers found her in possession of a hypodermic needle. During a search of the vehicle, they reported finding five more needles, one of which they said contained heroin.

A Barberton man, 29, was arrested on Greensburg Road Aug. 13 on a warrant for failure to appear on an aggravated drug possession charge, a fifth-degree felony. He was booked into the Summit County Jail.


Three Akron men were arrested on disorderly conduct charges Aug. 19 after deputies said they got into a physical altercation at a Manchester Road bar and refused to leave. One of the men, a 49-year-old of Shoreline Drive, was additionally charged with resisting arrest. Deputies said they had to deploy a stun gun twice to get him to comply.

A Flynn Avenue man called deputies Aug. 19 after a woman came to his home after he told her not to return. The woman had left before deputies arrived. She was later contacted by phone and advised not to return to the home or she would be charged with criminal trespass.

A home in the 900 block of Halcyon Drive was burglarized Aug. 16. Several rooms were ransacked. Two handguns and $2,000 in cash were reported taken. A window on a back door  was broken to gain entry.

On Aug. 15, a Prosser Drive man reported someone used his identity and bank information to withdraw $975 from his account.

A tow dolly trailer valued at $1,000 was reported stolen Aug. 15 from a South Arlington Road car lot.


On Aug. 14, police said they arrested a teenage boy for disorderly conduct and had to make numerous calls to his father to pick him up at the station. When the father was finally reached, he refused to pick up his son and told police to take him to the juvenile detention center. Police said they couldn’t do that and the man hung up the phone. The boy was eventually put into the custody of Children’s Services.

A West Comet Road man told police Aug. 14 that someone used his personal information to transfer $1,889 from his checking account to an unknown account.

A Taplin Avenue woman reported someone stole a gas blower from her shed Aug. 13. She also discovered items in her swimming pool left from the night before.

A New Franklin man told police he took his boat to a local marina recently to have work done and told them not to go over $1,500 in repairs. When he went to pick up his boat, he received a bill for over $3,500. He said he told the secretary beforehand about the price cap and gave a note about it to the mechanic. The marina’s owner denied he and the New Franklin man had any agreement over the cost of repairs.

A gas drive-off was reported at a Manchester Road gas station Aug. 13. An employee said someone in a silver car left without paying.

An Akron man, 24, was charged with assault Aug. 12 after he was accused of punching a bouncer at a bar on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road.


An employee of a Canton Road business told police she arrived at work on Aug. 21 to find a side door had been forced open. No entry was made into the main part of the business and nothing was reported taken.

While performing a follow-up investigation at a Belair Drive home Aug. 21, police reported finding three marijuana plants in the basement. Possible charges were pending further investigation.

On Aug. 20, a Hillstock Avenue woman called police to report her ex-boyfriend broke into her home by removing a window air conditioner. The woman and man have a child in common. When contacted, the ex-boyfriend told police he had not officially moved out of the home and the utilities were still in his name.  Police advised the woman to obtain a temporary protection order.

A Canton Road business owner showed police video footage Aug. 20 of three men in a pickup truck unloading a large amount of trash into his private dumpster.

A 2002 Chrysler Sebring valued at $5,000 was reported stolen Aug. 19 from outside a West Park Way home. Police entered the car into a national database for stolen vehicles.

An aluminum ladder valued at $300 was reported stolen Aug. 19 from outside a Lake James Terrace home. A witness reported seeing an older man in a late 1990s blue Ford pickup take the property.

On Aug. 18, a Faye Drive man reported a .38 caliber revolver was stolen from his bedroom closet. He suspects two people who were living at the home of taking the gun. One of the suspects contacted by police denied involvement; the other could not be reached.

A 14-year-old Akron boy was charged with theft Aug. 18 after he was accused of stealing a touch-screen cellphone worth $99 from a South Arlington Road department store.

Copper pipes were reported stolen after someone broke into a vacant home on Massillon Road Aug. 18.

While performing a welfare check at a Linwood Road home Aug. 18, police arrested a 25-year-old man on warrants for domestic violence/menacing and child endangering. He was turned over to Akron police.

Three evergreen shrubs were reported stolen from a yard on Karson Drive Aug. 18.

A Howard Avenue man, 32, was booked into the Summit County Jail Aug. 17 on a domestic violence charge. Police said he head-butted his wife, causing her a bloody nose. She was taken to a hospital.

Police were called to investigate a burglary Aug. 16 at a home in the 1700 block of Krumroy Road. Two video game systems, 25 games and a wristwatch were among the main items reported taken. A rear garage door window was broken to gain entry.

A Laverne Lane woman, 42, was arrested at her home Aug. 16 on a felony warrant out of Summit County. She also was charged with a misdemeanor drug count after police found her in possession of four meth pipes. She was released to sheriff’s deputies on the warrant and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A storage unit at a Shanafelt Avenue storage facility was broken into sometime between July 19 and Aug. 15. Numerous tools were reported stolen.


An Edison Street man, 58, was charged with an open container violation Aug. 21 after police found him sitting in a car outside a Cleveland Avenue gas station drinking a can of beer. He was issued a court summons and released.

On Aug. 15, an Edison Street woman called police after finding a bullet hole on the side of her house. The bullet had penetrated and passed through the front living room. Upon investigation police learned a neighbor accidentally discharged a firearm. No charges were filed.

A Hartville man, 61, was charged Aug. 16 with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, marked lanes, and failure to stop for an accident. Police said the man was involved in an accident on Hoover Avenue and left the scene.


Police are looking for three men who reportedly used fraudulent credit information to rent a skid steer loader and jackhammer from a Market Avenue business on Aug. 22. The business was able to get back the skid steer loader. However, the jackhammer, valued at $1,480, remained missing as of the report date.

Eight wooden corbels valued at $690 were reported stolen Aug. 18 from outside S. Prospect Avenue business. Charges against two suspects were pending at the time of the report.