A mother, 37, told police on Feb. 8 that her daughter, 16, threatened to kill her. The daughter told police that the argument was over her mother’s missing make-up. No criminal charges were filed due to the threat not being credible. The mother and daughter were transported to Akron Children’s Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
A unit at an East Waterloo Road storage facility had its lock broken. Four tires and rims and a Samsung TV totaling about $900 were stolen. It is estimated the burglary could have occured between Feb. 4-9.
An employee at a Canton Road store witnessed a male subject and a female entering and exiting on numerous occasions in a short period of time on Feb. 12. The woman, 35, was approached by police outside the store and found to have merchandise totaling $173.05 in her possession. She was charged with shoplifting and given a summons for court.
A man, 32, reported than an unknown person obtained his information and opened two accounts in his name on Feb. 8. The accounts were for T-Mobile and a Macy’s credit card. The man is taking the necessary steps to close these accounts.
A married couple reported that unknown persons used their personal identifying information to access their Credit Karma account. Once the account was accessed the person had the couple’s tax refunds sent somewhere else. The wife stated she needed this incident documented for the IRS. She was also given information to file a report with the Ohio Attorney General's Office.
A homeowner stated someone entered her residence while she was at work Feb. 13 and took property. Somebody came in through the garage door and the police officer saw footprints leading to the garage door and leaving. The officer followed the footprints back to a neighbor's house leading to the south side of the residence. This matter is under investigation.
An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation Feb. 15 and asked the driver to step out of the car. He called for a K-9 unit, which made a positive hit for drugs on the driver side door. Officers searched vehicle and found plastic bags with crystals on it. The driver, a 42-year-old man, was placed under arrest. The car was towed. The crystals in the bags tested positive for methamphetamines.
At 3 a.m. Feb. 16, an officer attempted a traffic stop for driving without headlights. The vehicle kept driving northbound on Manchester Road and made a turn onto Vanderhoof Road and pulled into a vacant lot near a wooded area. The driver then fled on foot and officers were unable to locate him. The vehicle was towed. An hour after the search was canceled, another officer went to a McDonalds on Manchester Road and a person matching the description was seen laying down in a booth. The 21-year-old man was transported to the police station and he admitted to driving the vehicle and running from the police. He was released with a summons.
An officer noticed a driver stopped in the middle of Manchester Road on Feb. 16 and started yelling at a pedestrian. The officer stopped the driver and found that the 24-year-old man was under an OVI (Operating Under the Influence) suspension. The man was placed under arrest and released with a citation to appear in Barberton Municipal Court.
A 40-year-old man reported that someone stole his silver John Deere Gator that was parked on his property behind his house on Feb. 17. He stated that it had a plow on the front of it and that the keys were not in it. The man provided police with photos of the vehicle. It was entered into the national database as being stolen.
A business owner reported they were the victim of identity theft on Feb. 18. An unknown person made fraudulent checks with The business name and account numbers for the amount of $5162.45. This matter is under investigation.
Police were called to a location on Manchester Road on Feb. 18 about a domestic disturbance involving a 26-year-old man who had been barred from the property two days earlier. He was placed under arrest for trespassing and released him with a summons to appear at Barberton Court. Then on Feb. 19, an officer responded to the same location for a possible breaking and entering. There, the officer found the same 26-year-old man, who was again placed under arrest for criminal trespass and he was released on another summons to appear to Barberton Court.
A woman, 66, reported that unknown persons accessed her bank accounts online and attempted to transfer her funds to another account. The thief also used the woman's credit card at a store and gained access to her cell phone account. Police advised the woman to contact the credit bureaus and also to file a report with the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the FBI. The woman has reported this fraud to her bank, which is also investigating.
A 58-year-old man told police on Feb. 19 that his brother has legal guardianship of him and his estate because he has previously suffered from a mental health condition. The man suspects his brother is neglecting him and isn’t providing enough money. The man believes his brother has been withdrawing money and then depositing it back into his account. Police contacted the Stark County Probate Court and advised it of the matter.
An employee of a Manchester Road store told police on Feb. 19 that she saw a male subject shoplift. He reportedly got into a vehicle in the parking lot, but had not left. An officer located a vehicle and made contact with the man and noticed a large wine bottle concealed in the man's sweatshirt. The man, 26, admitted to taking the wine bottle and was arreste for theft. He was released with a summoms.
Officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress just after midnight Feb. 20. The homeowner told police he discovered a man, who she identified as her ex, was inside her home via security cameras. The man, 31, made entry by kicking in the back door and was armed with a handgun. He then reportedly stole the woman’s safe with her gun inside and broke the security cameras. The man left before officers arrived. The Summit County SWAT team and the United States Marshals Service later located the man at his home in Green. The man, who also had warrants out of Massillon for stalking, harassment and domestic violence, made threats to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend. The man said he was loading his guns to go kill his ex and he would kill any officer that tried to stop him. Neighbors were evacuated and gas was shot into the windows and SWAT entered the residence and took the man into custody. A loaded 9mm handgun was recovered as well as five other guns and ammunition. In a safe, there was the firearm which had been stolen from the ex. The man was booked into the Summit County Jail.
Police got a call about a suspicious male waving his hands around and jumping in front of cars on Feb. 21. While en-route, police received a call saying the clerk at a Manchester Road gas station said a man was trying to obtain beer without paying for it. When officers arrived, they could smell a strong odor of a alcohol on the man. The man, 26, according to reports, was very aggressive and tried to fight police when he was being placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Barberton City Jail.
It was reported that between Feb. 7 and 8, someone stole a pump, valued at $500 off a plow truck in the parking lot of a Canton Road business.
Between 2 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Feb. 10, two suspects stole 200 wooden pallets, valued at $1,200, from a Cilchrist Road business. Video shows the suspects made four trips in a Chevy Silverado. The license plate was covered so the number could not be read. The suspects were dressed in all black and were wearing ski masks.
The Springfield Fire Department received a call from a South Arlington Road hotel employee on Feb. 14 about possible drugs being found. A brick of white powder was tested positive as cocaine.
A loss prevention officer at a South Arlington Road store told police that a man took $104.97 worth of merchandise on Feb. 15. The items included shoes, an electric knife and Pyrex containers and lids. When the prevention officer confronted the man, he fled. Police located the man and he was brought to the stroe for identification. The man, 62, was charged with shoplifting and issued a summons.
A married couple in their 40s reportedly got into a fight over family issues on Feb. 15. The man claimed the woman hit him in the face and caused a small cut on his head. The woman said she did not hit him and he had caused the injury to himself. The man did not want to press charges so no arrest was made for domestic violence. After speaking with the woman, officers found she had lost her job and was struggling with depression. Due to signs of suicidal thoughts, the woman was transported to Akron City to be evaluated.
A woman, 28, reported that someone came onto her property Feb. 16 and slashed two tires on her passenger side and then tried to enter the back door of her home. The woman stated that after she saw the damage to the vehicle, she received a call from a restricted number. It was her 26-year-old ex-boyfriend who she has a protective order against. The woman was told to contact the court about the situation.
A 52-year-old man called police Feb. 18 and told them he found his stolen Chevy Silverado. When police got to the location, the man was sitting at the end of the driveway. He explained that he had reported the truck stolen out of Akron and that he knew the suspect who was inside the residence. Police detained the suspect, a 25-year-old male until Akron Police arrived. The suspect was charged with receiving stolen property. A search found the truck had not yet been entered in as stolen. The vehicle was returned to its owner.
Wheels with tires and center caps were stolen from a Massilon Road business on Feb. 18. The value was $1,260. Minor damage was also done to the undercarriage of a Chevy Equinox.
Unknown suspects reportedly attempted to steal the plow pump off a 1990 Chevy Silverado overnight Feb. 18. Damage was done to the hoses of the pump at a cost of about $500.
A man, 63, reported a lost or stolen credit card. He noticed 37 purchases on the card that he did not make. The total of the purchases was $1,684.23. The case is still open.
A mother and son reportedly got into a heated argument Feb. 19 about the son being unemployed and lacking motivation. The mother, 61, according to reports locked herself in a bathroom to get away from the argument. The son, 31, made threats to break down the door. He also yelled that he would kill her. Upon hearing the threats, the son’s father, 75, tried to stop him. The son then grabbed his father by the arm and threw him to the ground. Police saw a noticeable bruise. The son was placed under arrest for domestic violence and transported to Summit County Jail. A temporary protection order was filed on behalf of the victims.
A 21-year-old woman concealed bras, leggings, tank tops, makeup, tweezers, and earrings on her person and in her pockets while in the fitting room at a South Arlington Road store on Feb. 19. Then she walked out of the store. She was arrested and issued a summons for shoplifting. The cost of the items came to $323.
A 77-year-old woman told police Feb. 19 that she has been trying to sell her property for the past two years. She shares a driveway with her neighbors and the houses are secluded from others in the neighborhood. The woman said she hired a trapper to trap raccoons which are in the chimney. She said on Feb. 18, she placed a weight against the flue door so that the raccoons could not escape before the trapper got there. The next morning her son-in-law checked the flue door and the weight was gone. Shoe prints were left and they lead from the chimney to the neighbor’s house. The woman also has a civil case against the neighbors and wanted the report for documentation.
A man reportedly caught a 19-year-old man on camera turfing his front yard on Feb. 20. The man was driving his mother’s identifiable Jeep Liberty. Police saw screenshots and then drove by the house where the man lives with his parents. The Jeep was covered in mud and dirt and parked at the house. The parents confirmed the son drives the Jeep and had it on the night of the video. The investigation is still pending.
A man, who had been identified as being previously trespassed from a South Arlington Road store, had reportedly price-switched two items and used the lower price at the self-checkout. He took an electronic item and a pack of underwear for a total value of $76.60. He was arrested for criminal trespassing and theft. He also had an active warrant out of Akron Police for possession of drugs. He was issued a summons for the theft and trespassing and turned over to Akron Police for the warrant.
A woman took a pair of under armour shoes from a South Arlington Road store without paying. She got into a 2006 Mazda RX8. Officers were unable to make contact with the owner of the vehicle. The shoes were worth $70.
Between Feb. 19-21, someone entered a woman's vehicle and took a stereo head unit. It is valued at $179.
A man was arrested Feb. 14 by Akron Police for stealing $2,000 worth of jewelry in fall of 2018. He was the son of the woman the missing jewelry belonged to. He had been living with his mother temporarily and he was the only one inside the residence during the time the items went missing. He has been charged with felony theft and booked in Summit County Jail.
A 39-year-old man was arrested on charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor and pandering sexully oriented matter involving a minor on Feb. 20. The man also was arrested for drugs and drug paraphernalia found in his home when the search warrant was executed. Police had been contacted late last year by ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) after it received a tip that the man had downloaded child pornography into his Google photos account.
A 31-year-old woman who had moved out of her ex-boyfriend's house, but still had many possessions in the bedroom, reportedly went to the home on Feb. 14 and forced her way in the house through the back door. She demanded money from a 53-year-old man. When he refused, he said that the woman attacked him, tearing his shirt and trying to take the wallet out of his pants pocket. The man said he feared for his life and called 911. He filled out a domestic violence statement and signed a motion for temporary protection. The woman could not be located and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.
A 24-year-old man was stopped Feb. 14 for having only one headlight working. He said he had been having problems with them lately. Police smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. An officer asked the man to step out of his vehicle so they could talk away from kids, who were also in the vehicle. The man admitted to having marijuana and and handed it to police. He was charged with possession of drugs, given a summons, and released at the scene.
A woman reported that her daughter, 15, had fought with her and then ran out of the house on Feb. 17. The daughter was brought into the station by an anonymous third party. The mother was called and arrived a few minutes later. The daughter was advised that she is not allowed to run away and needs to follow house rules.
A report came in for a verbal argument in a parking lot on Feb. 17 in which it was reported a man had been drinking and was screaming at people. He was separated by police and he continued to yell, so he was placed in the back seat of the police cruiser. He reportedly started to kick and punch the the inside of the vehicle and he was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. He then tried to pull away and an officer used a Taser to subdue him. The man reportedly pulled the probes of the Taser out of his chest and officers took the man to the ground forcibly. He was placed in cuffs and evaluated by Coventry Fire Department, which sent him to Akron City Hospital. He was given a summons for disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.
A group of high school kids were reportedly fighting in the street on Feb. 18. When police arrived to the reported address, three kids were on the front porch. There were no witnesses or reported injuries. No charges were filed.
The manager of an East Waterloo Road bar reported that a 25-year-old woman walked out Feb. 19 without paying for her food that she had ordered over the phone. After speaking with the suspect, it was found to be a misunderstanding. The woman's boyfriend paid for the food.
A mother told police that her son had left Coventry Middle School at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 but had not arrived to their residence by 8:30 p.m. The son, 15, has a history of running away and being unruly. The boy does not have a cell phone or know the addresses of where he may have gone.
A 2010 Honda Accord was reported as missing from a South Arlington Road business on Feb. 19. It is valued at $6,600. It was last seen October 2018. It has been entered into the national database for stolen vehicles.
A man told police Feb. 20 that had let his son borrow his vehicle. The son left the vehicle in the driveway with the doors unlocked and the keys in the van and it was stolen. Police have entered the gold Toyota Sienna into the national database.
A woman, 22, reportedly called her mother during a domestic violence incident with her 37-year-old boyfriend on Feb. 20. The daughter put the mother on speaker phone and the mother heard her daughter being physically assaulted. The daughter pregnant. The mother then called police. The girlfriend was contacted and said no domestic violence incident occurred. The boyfriend, police reported, was visibly distraught. The girlfriend was treated and released by Coventry Fire. The mother said the daughter would not make any statements against her boyfriend because she feared for her life. The boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence and transported to Summit County Jail.
Two women came into a Manchester Road business Feb. 22 to get their nails done. The total came to $164.40. The women left the store without paying and got into a black Chevy Impala. Police made contact with a resident at the address the vehicle was registered. A man said he had no knowledge of the situation.
A church pastor called in a report on Feb. 22 saying that when the cleaning crew had arrived at 1 p.m., they noticed the pastor's office door open and all the drawers of cabinets opened. Everything had been rifled through. Someone had also cut the screen on the south side of the building and entered through an unlocked window. They stole a glass jar containing change from the offerings. No suspects have been identified.
A woman, 67, reported that her son, 28, had given her vehicle to a friend to run a few errands on Feb. 19. The friend, a 29-year-old woman, was supposed to return the vehicle the same day. The mother wanted to report the vehicle, a red Jeep Cherokee, was stolen after she made numerous attempts to get it back. On Feb. 23, the mother called the Sheriff's Office to say the vehicle had still not been returned. It was entered into the national and police found the woman in the vehicle that morning. The woman was given a summons for unauthorized use of a vehicle and released.
A couple reportedly got into an argument over deleting text messages at an East Turkeyfoot Lake Road hosptial. The woman is pregnant with the man's child. Domestic violence laws were explained to both parties. They left without charges.
Someone entered an unlocked white Dodge Ram at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Feb. 13 and stole a wallet from the center console. Inside the wallet was credit cards, $3 cash and personal paperwork. The man said the credit cards had been used for about $500 but could not provide the locations of the purchases.
A man was reportedly following a 20-year-old woman around a Corportate Woods Parkway grocery store on Feb. 14. He never said anything to her or approached her. While the woman waited on police in the parking area, the man left.
A woman reported Feb. 14 that someone stole her identity and her debit card number to a PNC bank account. The person made several transactions online dating back to December 2018, adding up to $20,000. The woman still has her card and doesn't know how they got the numbers.
A man called police Feb. 15 stating that an unknown man tried to force him off the road several times. The man had stopped his vehicle in traffic. The other man got out and kicked the passenger door and yelled obscenities before returning to his vehicle and leaving the scene. There was no damage reported.
A 43-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle Feb. 16 when it went left of center and struck another vehicle head-on. No injuries were reported. A witness told police she saw the man try to hide something in her front yard after the crash. It turned out to be several needles in a hole and covered with leaves. The man was also found to have oxycodone and meth on him. He was arrested for drug possession. The driver of the vehicle that caused the crash was arrested to operating under the influence.
A driver called police Feb. 16 and said someone was pointing something at him, possibly a gun. The driver, a 43-year-old man, said the other car had hit his trailer with their door after he had hit their car. The other man, 84, was at the scene when police arrived. He had followed the 43-year-old after his car had been hit. The younger man reportedly kept trying to leave the scene and it was found that the younger man had fictitious registration, had not registered the vehicle in his name after he purchased it and had a stolen plate on the trailer. Neither party mentioned a gun. The younger man was arrested for receiving stolen property. His truck and trailer were towed.
A 2003 Toyota was stopped Feb. 16 for not having a license plate displayed on the front of the vehicle. Officers observed the odor of marijuana from the vehicle. The driver a 19-year-old male told officers he had a grinder and glass smoking pipe in the back seat. He was charged with drug paraphernalia.
A 25-year-old woman reported Feb. 18 that she was involved in an argument with the father of her child about his infidelity. She found text messages on his phone. The 23-year-old man tried to take the woman's phone from her hand and ended up taking her to the ground. He placed her in a headlock with his legs while he destroyed the phone. The man had a visible injury to his middle finger. The woman reportedly was able to get free and ran to a neighbor's to call for assistance. When police arrived, the woman also informed them that the man had drugs in the home. The man admitted to having a physical altercation over the phone but said he did not hit her. He also admitted to having marijuana in his room with pipes. The man was arrested for domestic violence, drug possession and paraphernalia. He was taken to Summit County Jail.
A 26-year-old woman told police on Feb. 20 that she overheard a neighbor talking in the hallway of their apartment building about pests in the woman's house. The woman confronted her neighbor, a 24-year-old woman. The older woman said to talk to her if the other one had problems with her apartment's condition. The younger woman, according to reports, began to scream at and threatened violence against the older woman. When police arrived, the neighbor refused to answer the door. The maintenance worker, who was present for the argument, confirmed what had happened. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the younger woman.
A woman lost her credit card at a South Arlington Road restaurant on Feb. 21. Then someone used the card for $1,000 purchases. Another card had also been taken and it was used for $1,000.
An employee of a Myersville Road business reported that at 1:30 a.m. Feb. 21, a pickup truck drove through an open gate. Two men were inside. The gate closed behind the men and they were trapped inside the fenced area. They drove around until one of them cut the lock off the gate. Then they drove out through a yard. Police have taken a copy of the security footage. At the same business, between 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 a.m., someone removed a trailer that was locked and parked inside a gated area. The trailer contained work tools. The trailer and license plate have been entered into the national database.
A woman reported Feb. 22 that someone stole $4,006 out of her checking account. There is no suspect at this time. The woman needed the report for her PNC bank.
There was an attempted break in at an abandoned building Feb. 22 on South Arlington Road. Someone had tried to pry open the entry door. The person was unsuccessful. Minor damage was made to the door.
A woman stated that her daughter, 14, received two seperate text messages on her cell phone which were sexual in nature. The daughter said she does not know the person that sent them and the messages were sent out via a large mass text with random phone numbers. The woman was advised not to respond to any of the messages or click any links.
A man told police Feb. 23 that items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle. The estimated value of the property taken was $1,190.