A 17-year-old and her mother arrived at the police station Dec. 28 to file a domestic violence report. Officers then went to the home and a relative refused to let police into the residence to look at the damage reported. The relative was arrested for obstruction of official business. Another relative was arrested for obstruction of official business and domestic violence.

An officer identified a man inside a gas station Dec. 30 who had a felony warrant out of Summit County. When the man left the gas station, the officer told him to come here but the man started to run. After being told to stop several times, he was tased. He was taken to the hospital, cleared, and transported to jail for his warrant, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.

During a traffic stop Dec. 31, an officer smelled marijuana coming from the car. The driver said he didn’t have anything on him initially, but later admitted to having a few blunts and a vape pen. He was given a summons and released for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

A man had been warned Dec. 31 for soliciting without the proper permits. He had been going door to door attempting to sell gas and electric from a private company. He continued to do so after the warning and he was arrested.

Someone broke out the passenger side window of a Marco's pizza truck in the front parking lot Dec. 31 and made an attempt to steal the vehicle. The vehicle was damaged and a Mountain Dew cup and Oreos wrapper that the suspect used were taken as evidence.

A man reported Jan. 4 that sometime in the last two days someone had sliced his right-front tire on his vehicle with an unknown object.


A vehicle was stopped for a headlights violation Jan. 4 and it was found the driver was operating with a suspended license. He also had multiple warrants for his arrest. Both warrants weren't within the pick up radius. The passenger had a felony warrant though Summit County Sheriff's office. The passenger had a black BB gun tucked in the front of her pants. Police also located half of a yellow pill believed to be Alprazolam in on the passenger. The driver gave consent to search the vehicle and located a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. The driver was issued a citation and released. The passenger was taken into to Summit County Jail for her warrant and possession charges. During a body scan at the jail, officers found LSD in the driver’s bra.

During a traffic stop Jan. 5, the driver and a passenger gave consent to have their vehicle searched. Police located meth and the driver admitted she took it out of her bra and placed it on the center front seat of the vehicle when she was stopped. The driver complained of chest pains and she was taken to the hospital for evaluation. When she was released from the hospital, she was placed under arrest for possession.

A man told police Jan. 7 that he received a summons to appear in court from the San Diego court system. He said he has not been to San Diego and has had no run ins with any law enforcement. This matter is under investigation as possible identity theft.

A vehicle was parked at a business that was closed Jan. 7 and an officer observed a strong odor of alcohol and asked the man to step out of the vehicle. The man gave consent to search the vehicle and an open container of beer was found. He was placed under arrest and given a summons. Then he and his vehicle was released to a valid driver.


A registration check Dec. 30 at a Manchester Road motel showed that the owner of a vehicle had a warrant. The vehicle's owner was in a cabin and she was arrested. While there, police saw a man in the cabin who appeared to be under the influence of drugs. He admitted to using meth and that there was still some in the room. Police located a pill bottle with a white rock in it, and a razor blade and guitar pick with white residue on it. The woman's purse was checked and they found a drug straw and to blunts. The woman was also charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The man was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

A woman's boyfriend was working on her car on Dec. 30 and he left the keys in the ignition. That evening, the woman and her boyfriend went out for dinner and drinks. When they got home around midnight, she doesn't remember seeing her vehicle. It was entered into LEADS as stolen. The boyfriend called the department and said he saw the vehicle on Akron's website as having been towed, but the police wouldn't release any information to him. The vehicle had been involved in a hit and skip accident.

A man reported Jan. 1 that he and his step-sister had gotten into an argument. Then she punched him in the face and scratched his arms, leaving marks. When the father tried to pull the step-sister off, she punched him, too. Both men had visible marks and the woman left the residence before police arrived. A warrant has been issued for her arrest for domestic violence.

A man who admitted to being drunk assaulted staff and was yelling at patrons at a Portage Lakes Drive bar on Jan. 1. The man had attempted to cut in front of the line of patrons and became angry when he could not. He was arrested for disorderly conduct, issued a summons, and released.

An unknown white man approached a Penguin Avenue driveway Jan. 3 where a husband and wife were attempting to settle a civil issue. The unknown man smashed the husband's driver's side window, which caused lacerations on the husband's face. An investigation is pending.

A woman found her adult son overdosing Jan. 4 and Coventry Fire/EMS responded. The son has had four prior overdoses through Summit County Sheriff's Office and he no longer qualifies for immunity.

On Tippecanoe Drive, a man reported Jan. 6 that someone stole his shotgun from his bedroom during the day. There were no signs of forced entry.

A woman on Hummel Drive heard a loud noise outside her residence early in the morning on Jan. 9. Upon inspection, she found damage to her mailbox and rear bumper.


At Regal Cinemas, a woman stated Dec. 25 that her boyfriend punched her in the face while watching a movie. He then left and she went to her vehicle to call emergency services. When police arrived, the boyfriend was standing outside her vehicle. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to jail.


Two men got into men got into an altercation at a Fortuna Road extended stay hotel on Dec. 26. One of the men, a 37 year old, was intoxicated and he answered the door after his neighbor had come knocking. His neighbor, 62, said he had heard a domestic dispute. The intoxicated man pushed his neighbor down twice, injuring his shoulder. The neighbor went to the hospital for treatment, but refused to sign charges. The intoxicated man's girlfriend said they had been arguing but it never got physical. The intoxicated man was told to go in his room for the night, but he started yelling and causing a disturbance. He then briefly went inside and returned yelling and screaming more. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

A woman believed she was being followed by a gray sedan on Dec. 27 after leaving a Corporate Woods Parkway grocery store. The woman pulled over to let the car go ahead of her, but it did not. She got back on the road and it did, too. Then it turned around at the Briarwood apartment complex and went back the way it came.

A man reported Dec. 28 four charges on his credit card that he did not make. One of the purchases, a bottle of supplement pills, showed up at his house with his name on it. It had an address for a few doors down, but the mailman knew where the man lived and delivered it to him. He did not make that purchase. Police are investigating.

Between Dec. 26 and Dec. 28, someone entered a man's vehicle on Sawgrass Drive and stole tools, gift cards, a roadside kit, jumper cables, and a tow chain.

Overnight Dec. 29, someone entered a man's unlocked vehicle on Crow's Nest Circle and stole his iPad, laptop, and medication.

A man was unconscious from a drug overdose Dec. 30 and Green Fire/EMS gave him Narcan and took him to the hospital. The man had needles and a baggie with heroin/fentayl residue on it. He admitted to using heroin and also had an active warrant for probation violation. He was told he was under arrest while he was in the hospital. Knowing this, he took the IVs out of his arm and tried to run for an exit. A nurse slowed him down and a detective was able to arrest him. He was also charged with felony escape.

On Mayfair Road, a woman was awoken around 3 a.m. Dec. 31 to a crashing noise on her window. She checked and the outermost pane of the window had been broken. She did not see anyone and it is unknown if this was weather related.

A man had been drinking and ingested cocaine Jan. 1 when he said his heart started to race. Green EMS were called and police also arrived. Consent was given to search the bedroom and officers found a grinder and more cocaine. The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation. When he was cleared, he was arrested for drug possession and drug paraphernalia.

At Briarwood Estates, a woman reported that a white man wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans was knocking on a door on Jan. 2. The woman heard someone scream for help. When police arrived, they could not find the man and no one was home at the at apartment he knocked on.

A man, 48, told police Jan. 3 he no longer wanted his girlfriend, 18, to stay with him at a Fortuna Road extended stay hotel. She started crying and yelling and the hotel staff wanted her to leave the property. She was informed by police she was no longer welcome and she left. She returned later that day and employees reported her to police. She was arrested for criminal trespass, issued a summons, and released.

Police responded to a domestic incident Jan. 3 and saw a woman wiping blood from her nose when they arrived. A man was also in the home and police brought the woman outside. She said they had been arguing when he headbutted her, causing her nose to bleed. When questioned, the man said she had hit herself in the face. The man has a previous domestic violence conviction. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to jail.

A man on Marlborough Drive left his wallet in the center console of his vehicle Jan. 4 and parked it in his driveway. He left the vehicle unlocked and someone stole a credit card and made a $544 purchase.

A black woman with a white beanie and black jacket asked for a carton of cigarettes at a Massillon Road gas station on Jan. 5. The debit card did not work so the woman walked behind the counter, took two cartons off the shelf, and walked out of the store.

On Moore Road, a man reported Jan. 7 that someone stole his front and back license plates.

During a traffic stop Jan. 8, an officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver and passenger admitted to smoking earlier and the driver said she still had some in her door compartment. It was located and she was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and released.

At Townhouse Condominiums, a woman had locked her back gate on Jan. 8. When she went to take her kids through the gate the next morning, she noticed it was damaged and open. Police responded and determined that some of the damage was due to weathered wood.


On Jan. 3, a man noticed items missing from his tractor trailer including a license plate and a spare tire cover. The man has not been to check on his trailer since Oct. 15.

A woman told police Jan. 4 that her ex-boyfriend has been texting her continually and he was told by officers to stop. He kept texting and asked the woman if she filed charges. He has a warrant for telecommunication harassment.

A woman stated Jan. 4 that her boyfriend threatened to shoot her dogs during an argument. The woman also has a protection order against the boyfriend from previous domestic incidents. The man had gone into the garage and the woman got scared and left the residence. Then the man texted her continuously and she tried to break it off with him over text. The woman said police would have to handle it and the man said he would shoot the police. The woman wasn’t sure how many firearms the man had. SWAT was called and the man barricaded himself in the house. Negotiations were attempted but failed. SWAT gassed the residence and the man exited and was taken into custody. He was charged with aggravated menacing, inducing panic, telecommunications harassment, and violation of a protection order.

Police were called to a report of a fight on Jan. 4. When they arrived, they found several people walking around a trailer and a home. Inside the trailer, they spoke to a woman who said she had been yelling because her dog got loose. The woman was in bed so she got up and an officer saw a bag of meth laying next to a scale. She was detained and the officer searched the area. The officer found three more bags of meth. The woman was arrested, but said she needed to go to the hospital. A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

A man pushed a cart full of groceries out of a East Waterloo Road grocery store without paying on Jan. 7. The man got to his friend’s car, but the friend had locked the keys in the car by accident. The friend did not know the man stole the groceries. The man admitted to the theft and he also had a pipe for smoking meth. He was issued a summons for theft and drug paraphernalia. He was released.

Around midnight Jan. 7, a white man broke into Kandel Transport and stole more than $5,000 worth of valuables from five victims. An investigation into the man’s identity is ongoing.

Two employees at Kandel Transport were reported Jan. 8 as possibly being under the influence. The employees were in the back storage area and one appeared to be sleeping. In front of one of the employees was a homemade pipe synthetic marijuana. That employee also said he did not have any other drugs. During a pat down, police found a needle and white powder. The man said the powder was meth. He also had suboxone tabs. The other employee said he was just smoked a joint. The first employee was taken into custody and was released with a summons for possession of drug abuse instruments and possession of drugs.

Someone broke into a man’s Delaware Avenue shed Jan. 8 and stole his table saw.


A husband called police Jan. 9 for a welfare check on his wife who had been drinking for a day or two. She was also burning his clothes on the driveway. Officers attempted to speak with her and get her away from the fire, but she got belligerent. When they tried to arrest her, she resisted by holding onto the screen door in front of her. When they got her in the back of the patrol car, she began to kick and scream. She got the handcuffs to the front of her body. When they were trying to put her in the cell, she did not let them close the door and attempted to swing on an officer several times. The woman was pushed back into the cell and hit the back of her head on the toilet. She would not let EMS check her out or transport her so she had to be given ketamine. She was strapped to a cot and taken to the hospital. She was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.