On Sept. 18, deputies were called to a Frank Parkway hospital after witnesses reported a man was standing outside asking people for hypodermic needles. The man had been discharged from the facility earlier and was gone before deputies arrived. Officers located the man shortly after standing in front of a Massillon Road business. He identified himself as a 27-year-old from Barberton. A computer check revealed he was wanted on a felony warrant in his home city. During his arrest, he was found with Xanax pills for which he did not have a prescription, along with several other non-prescribed pills and a bag of marijuana. He was arrested on felony drug charges and booked into the Summit County Jail.

A 2007 Ford Escape valued at $3,000 was reported stolen Sept. 18 from a parking lot on Royal County Down Drive. The vehicle was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.

A payroll employee at a Lauby Road business told deputies Sept. 18 that she received a call from someone whom she initially thought was an employee. The person stated he wanted to change his direct deposit location. The payroll employee became wary after she noticed the email address was not the same as the employee’s. She later confirmed with the true employee that the call was part of a scam.

An Anna Court woman reported personal documents were stolen from her home Sept. 18. 

On Sept. 17, a Park Drive man reported someone entered his wife’s car and stole a key ring. On the same day, a Royal Liverpool Drive woman reported someone entered her vehicle and rummaged through it, but didn’t take anything.

A Kent man, 20, was arrested Sept. 16 on charges of operating a vehicle while impaired and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. Deputies found the man passed out in his car in a parking lot on East Caston Road after receiving complaints of an erratic driver. Deputies reported finding Xanax and Percocet pills in the car.

A 26-year-old Akron man was arrested Sept. 16 after deputies said he ran off after crashing his car on East Turkeyfoot Lake Road. The man was apprehended shortly after and taken to the Summit County Jail. He faces charges of obstructing official business and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

On Sept. 15, an Akron man told deputies while his car was at a Massillon Road auto repair shop, someone stole the battery, air cleaner and radio speakers. Total loss was estimated at $844.

Deputies were called to the Akron-Canton Airport on Sept. 15 to remove a highly intoxicated woman from an aircraft. The woman reportedly became upset when she was told she had to rebook her flight and began swearing at employees. She later admitted she had been drinking and was turned over to a sober adult without further incident.

A Massillon Road woman, 43, was charged with control of dogs Sept. 15. A Green man said he was running in the area when the woman’s black and white terrier ran out and attacked him on the leg.

A Norton man, 32, was arrested on a felony drug possession charge Sept. 15 after he was found slumped over in his car outside a Corporate Woods Parkway gas station. A loaded syringe was found in plain view on the seat. During a search of the car, deputies reported finding heroin, cotton swabs, a belt and alcohol pads.

A .45-caliber handgun in a holster was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Parfoure Boulevard on Sept. 15. A gym bag containing clothing, cologne and a wristwatch was also taken.


An Akron man, 31, was charged Sept. 18 with domestic violence. According to reports, the man was at his father’s Linda Street home when a verbal argument turned physical while he and his father were drinking. The man allegedly made threats toward his father with a golf club.

On Sept. 15, a deputy patrolling State Route 224 stopped to question a woman standing near a disabled car. A computer check showed the 35-year-old woman had several warrants out of the Akron Police Department. During her arrest, deputies reported finding two baggies of crystal meth in her purse. The woman was arrested for felony drug possession and taken to jail.

A Ford pickup truck valued at $5,000 was reported stolen Sept 15 while parked at a South Arlington Road business. The vehicle was entered into a national database for stolen vehicles.

A Mogadore man, 30, was charged Sept. 15 with domestic violence/menacing. His girlfriend told deputies the man threatened to kill her while they were arguing in a car on Robinson Avenue. The man drove off before deputies arrived and left the woman crying at the scene. He was later picked up at his home by Mogadore police.

An Akron man, 38, was charged Sept. 15 with possession of drugs. Deputies said they found hashish in his car at an OVI checkpoint on South Arlington Road.

An Akron woman, 30, was charged Sept. 14 with theft and criminal trespass. Deputies said she walked out of a Manchester Road supermarket with $395 in groceries without paying. Records showed she had been banned from the store for previous offenses.


On Sept. 15, a resident went to the police department and turned in a counterfeit $100 bill that he had found.

A Vanderhoof Road man called police on Sept. 14 to report his son came on to his property after he told him repeatedly to stay away. The son had left before police arrived. After several unsuccessful attempts to contact him, police issued a warrant for his arrest for criminal trespassing.

On Sept. 13, the owner of a rental property on Midland Avenue told police she changed the locks after a tenant voluntarily moved out a few days before and was advised not to return. Shortly after, she was preparing the rental for a new tenant when she noticed several items that once belonged to the former tenant were either missing or had been moved. She also found a rear door unlocked. Police questioned the former tenant, who denied going back to the property.

A Trails End Drive woman reported personal property stolen from her unlocked vehicle Sept. 13.

A trailer was reported stolen Sept. 11 from a location on West Turkeyfoot Lake Road.

A Center Road man, 25, was booked into the Barberton City Jail Sept 9 on a charge of domestic violence. He is accused of threatening his mother with bodily harm.

A Barrymore Avenue resident reported Sept. 9 someone broke out the passenger window on his vehicle.


Police were investigating the theft of a $400 vaping device from a Canton Road business on Sept. 18. The identity and location of a possible suspect were still being determined at the time of the report.

A Stimpfel Road man told police Sept. 18 that a neighbor man keeps coming on to his property without permission. The neighbor was advised to stay off the other man’s property or he would be charged with criminal trespass.

Someone removed two tires from an Albrecht Avenue woman’s car, according to a Sept. 17 report. The woman also reported the front and rear license plates were taken, along with the title and registration from the glovebox.

A Tisen Road man reported Sept. 17 someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole an in-dash radio system worth $50.

A Stow woman filed a report Sept. 17 stating she was being discriminated against for not being allowed to be on a men’s bowling league at a local bowling alley. Police noted the woman had the physical attributes of a male but identified her gender as female.

A Hayne Road man reported Sept. 17 that someone "keyed" his truck in the driveway, causing about $400 in damage to the paint job.

Police reviewed security video at a South Arlington Road store Sept. 17 that showed a man attempting to get into the cash registers in the lawn and garden department. At one point, the man was seen crawling around the floor in an attempt to hide from employees. A manager confronted the man, at which time he left the same way he entered, by climbing the surrounding fence. Nothing was reported taken from the cash registers.

A laptop computer, a flash drive, several text books and some loose change, total value $700, were reported stolen Sept. 17 from a vehicle on Killian Road.

On Sept. 16, a Knollwood Drive woman reported a package containing 18 brown baskets was stolen from her front steps.

An Akron woman, 30, was charged Sept. 16 with theft and criminal trespass. Police said she left a South Arlington Road department store with $214 in groceries and personal items without paying. Records showed the woman had been banned from the store for a previous offense.

On Sept. 15, a Shanafelt Avenue man reported someone stole a check from his checkbook left in his car and then forged and cashed it for $1,089.

A Cuyahoga Falls man, 37, was charged Sept. 15 with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Police responded to a possible burglary call at a Farmdale Road home. A resident told police he saw the man in his backyard attempting to get into a rear door. The man was scared off when the resident turned on the kitchen light. Officers found the man shortly after lying face down on the ground with no shirt and shoes. He was highly intoxicated, police said.

A Hi Vue Drive woman, 37, was charged with theft Sept. 14 after she allegedly stole four Ohio State T-shirts and a pair of Nike shoes, total value $240, from a South Arlington Road department store.


A Ravenna man, 29, was arrested on a felony drug possession charge Sept. 14 after police found him with methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Lake Road. He also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. The man was a passenger in a car stopped for no visible license plates. The driver, a 29-year-old Front Street man, was charged with having expired plates and driving under suspension.

A 2000 Toyota Camry was reported stolen Sept. 13 from the driveway of a Short Street home. The woman who reported the incident was charged with theft on the same day for allegedly stealing a phone charger from a Canton Road discount store.


On Sept. 19, a Cosmos Street woman told police she received phone calls from someone posing as an AT&T representative who said they needed to update her information. She became suspicious and did not give out any personal information. She later learned through AT&T that the calls were fraudulent. Shortly after, she noticed $36 was missing from her mother’s bank account, which is linked with hers.

A Mogadore Avenue man, 33, was booked into the Stark County Jail Sept. 18 on a burglary charge. Police said he broke into his neighbor’s adjacent apartment through a crawl space door. Nothing was reported taken.

A computer tablet, an iPad, a rain suit and a pair of safety glasses, total value $1,625, were reported stolen Sept. 17 from a van on White Chapel Circle Northwest.