On Nov. 4, deputies responded to calls of a man shooting a gun in a park on South Main Street. Shortly after, officers located a 26-year-old Barberton man carrying a BB pistol. According to reports, he was randomly shooting the gun in the woods and into a pond while several people were on a nearby hiking trail. Deputies charged the man with inducing panic and released him with a court summons.
A North Carolina woman told deputies she accidentally left her jewelry case on a seat at a ticket counter at the Akron-Canton Airport on Nov. 4. When she went back to retrieve the case, it was gone. The case contained a pair of diamond earrings, a diamond necklace and other items worth a total of $3,500.
On Nov. 2, a South Arlington Road business owner told deputies he was notified by his bank that someone fraudulently cashed two business checks totaling $8,055.18.
A Camelot Circle woman reported two stray dogs tried to break into a cage where she has a domesticated raccoon. She was able to scare the dogs away. The owner of the two dogs later told a deputy that his dogs ran out of the house before he was able to catch them. He was advised to keep the dogs on his property or he would be cited.
Deputies issued warrants Nov. 2 for a 22-year-old Imrek Drive woman charging her with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft. She is accused of borrowing a vehicle from an Akron man and failing to return it. She also allegedly stole a cellphone and a set of keys from her brother while she was staying at his home for a couple of days.
An Eagle Drive man, 39, was charged Nov. 1 with theft. Deputies said he stole gasoline and merchandise worth a total of $113 from a Corporate Woods Parkway gas station. A manager told deputies this was the second time the man was caught shoplifting at the business.
A Mogadore man was stopped on South Arlington Road Nov. 4 after a deputy observed his car swerving outside the marked travel lanes. While questioning the man, the officer noticed a hypodermic needle with visible blood on it on the passenger seat. The man admitted using it earlier to inject fentanyl. He was evaluated by EMS and released with a court summons charging him with possession of drug abuse instruments.
On Nov. 3, an Arrow Avenue woman told deputies she returned home to find her boyfriend had burned a large portion of her clothing in the fireplace. She said she and the boyfriend were having relationship issues. No charges were filed; the woman requested the incident be documented.
A Lakeway Street woman, 27, was arrested at her home Nov. 1 on warrants for failure to appear on felony charges of burglary and possession of heroin. She was taken to the Summit County Jail and booked.
Someone broke into a vacant home on Ostend Avenue between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 by cutting the screen on the back door. Nothing was reported missing.
A Killian Road man reported Nov. 1 that someone entered his garage and two vehicles and stole approximately $2,500 worth of tools and electronic items. The garage and both vehicles were unlocked at the time.
On Oct. 31, deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Judy Avenue between a father and son. The 25-year-old son said his father punched him in the eye during an argument. The 55-year-old father, who had a previous conviction for domestic violence, was arrested on a felony. The son reportedly walked away from officers during further questioning and became uncooperative. At one point he clenched his fists and became aggressive, prompting an officer to deploy a stun gun to get him under control. The man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation and afterward was charged with disorderly conduct and released with a court summons.
During a traffic stop on South Cleveland-Massillon Road Nov. 3, a 54-year-old Akron man was arrested for drunken-driving. In addition, he was charged with possession of drugs after police reportedly found marijuana in his car during an inventory search.
On Oct. 30, police responded to a domestic dispute at a Manchester Road home. A man told police he and his girlfriend got into an argument over relationship issues. A computer check revealed the 36-year-old man had an active warrant in Medina County. He was arrested and turned over to sheriff’s deputies in that jurisdiction. Meanwhile, an officer spoke with the man’s girlfriend, who said she was unable to take care of her three children, ages 12, 4 and 2, and asked police to take them. The woman admitted being on drugs and appeared to be under the influence at the time, according to police. Police contacted Children’s Services; a social worker arrived shortly after and took custody of the woman’s children. Later in the day, the woman was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation after reportedly making suicidal threats.
On Oct. 29, a Peggy Ann Drive man reported a trailer was stolen from his driveway.
Police investigated a burglary at a home in the 5700 block of Grove Road on Oct. 29. The intruder gained entry by forcing open a side door of the garage. Some items were reported taken.
On Oct. 28, an Aston Avenue woman reported her teenage son failed to return home after he was last seen riding his bicycle in a school parking lot. Police issued a missing persons alert. The next day, the woman called police to report she found her son sleeping in the back shed.
A Canton man, 33, was arrested Nov. 6 on a felony theft charge. Police said he stole five Roomba vacuum cleaners, total value $1,995, from a South Arlington Road department store over a five-day period. During his arrest, he named an accomplice, a 36-year-old Canton woman, who he said he gave $150 to assist him. The man was issued a court summons for the felony theft charge and then was released to Stark County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant for another felony offense. Police were seeking a warrant for the arrest of the Canton woman at the time of the report.
A Rhoadesdale Avenue woman, 23, was arrested at her home Nov. 5 on two felony warrants. She was turned over to Summit County sheriff’s deputies.
An Akron man reported someone cut the lock on his storage unit at a Shanafelt Avenue facility Nov. 5. The only item he found missing was a coffee table.
On Nov. 4, a North Jackson Boulevard man reported his wife came home intoxicated after partying at a neighbor’s. She woke him up, he said, and started arguing, and then punched him in the face, giving him a black eye. The woman denied punching the man and told police she had no idea how the man got the black eye. Due to conflicting statements and no clear evidence of a primary aggressor, no charges were filed.
An Akron man, 33, was charged Nov. 4 with having an open container in a public place. Police said he was seen drinking from a can of beer while walking around inside a South Arlington Road department store. He was issued a court summons and released to sheriff’s deputies on an outstanding warrant.
An Akron man, 22, was arrested on a warrant for felony drug possession Nov. 4 during a traffic stop on Delaware Avenue. The man was a passenger in a car stopped for a burned out license plate light. He was released to sheriff’s deputies and transported to the Summit County Jail. The driver, a 20-year-old Mingo Trail woman, was issued a summons on a warrant for disorderly conduct and given a warning on the burned out light.
Police filed three felony counts against a 49-year-old Akron man on Nov. 3 charging him with obstructing official business, vandalism and failure to comply with a police order. During an attempted traffic stop outside an East Waterloo Road business, the man reportedly backed into a police cruiser, heavily damaging the front bumper. He then put the vehicle back in drive and struck two other vehicles before leading police on a high-speed chase. Akron police later located the suspect’s vehicle in a yard on East Market Street, where they say the man bailed and fled on foot.
A 17-year-old Springfield Township boy was booked into the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center Nov. 2 on charges of domestic violence and possession of marijuana. His mother told police the boy threatened her and her live-in fiancé with a baseball bat after she caught him smoking marijuana in her shed.
An Orchard Lane woman, 43, turned herself in to police on Nov. 2 on a warrant for failure to appear on an assault charge. She was issued a court summons and released.
An Olmsted Township man, 38, was charged Nov. 5 with disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and failure to comply with a police order. Police said the man was seen walking around a Canton Road shopping plaza talking to people who were not there, stating "they are trying to kill me." When confronted by an officer, the man became angry and started to walk away. He reportedly kicked police while being escorted to a cruiser, but eventually was handcuffed and placed into the vehicle. EMS was called after the man was found bleeding from a wound. The man reportedly put up a fight while paramedics and officers tried to remove him from the cruiser and place him on a cot. He finally was secured and taken to a local hospital.
A woman told police her 16-year-old daughter was being bullied by a 14-year-old boy on the school bus. She said the boy called her daughter a "whore" and "slut" and made threats that he was going to kill her. He also showed the girl pictures of himself holding firearms. As she was getting off the bus one day, he wrote down the girl’s address and then held it up to the window to show her he knew where she lived. The mother has notified school officials of the incident, police said.