COVENTRY TWP.


• A man was standing in his yard with a handgun on June 20 and when police arrived, he said he had seen people in the street and his dogs were barking. He took his wife’s handgun and went outside to confront the people. He said he didn’t like the way they said "hi" and he told them he had a gun. His breath smelled of alcohol but he would not tell police how much he had to drink. His wife said he had four beers and one shot. He was arrested for handling weapons while intoxicated and he was later released with a summons.


• A man reportedly pointed a gun at other customers in the drive-thru line at Taco Bell on June 21. Police removed the man from the car and he admitted to having the gun and having marijuana in the car. Marijuana pipes were also found in the car. People in line behind him said when they honked at him when he didn’t move up in line, he got out of the car and pointed the gun at them. He said if they honked again he would kill them. He was arrested on improperly handling firearms, aggravated menacing and drug paraphernalia.


• A woman told police she was spit on and threatened by her boyfriend on June 21 at Dollar General. The boyfriend reportedly said he would knock her teeth out and kill her. The boyfriend was arrested at his mom’s house for domestic violence and aggravated menacing.


• A man left for Florida on Dec. 15, 2019, and returned home June 21 to find his home had been burgled. The person came in through an unlocked window and took ivory, a watch and a bag of change. Police were able to lift fingerprints from the window.


• Someone used a counterfeit $50 bill June 25 at AutoZone.


• Someone cut off a vehicle’s catalytic converter on Redcrest Lane between June 25 and June 26.


GREEN


• A juvenile was arrested June 19 for stealing his grandmother’s money. After the officer left, the juvenile reportedly became angry that he could not play his games or connect to the WiFi. He began punching a door and broke it. The officer came back to the residence and the juvenile admitted to breaking the door and he was not sorry. He was arrested on criminal damaging charges and was released to his grandmother.


• A man told police he bushes and a hydrangea tree stolen from his yard on Ashwell Court on June 20. He said it was the second time it has happened.


• A 20-year-old woman reportedly had gone out with a man she met online June 21 and when she was not back by midnight, her mother reported this to police and they tracked her phone to the man’s home. She was fine. She left the man’s home and returned home.


• A woman reported that someone damaged the stereo in her vehicle on June 23 on East Turkeyfoot Road.


• Someone has been poking holes in a man’s screens on Pinewood Way since May 20.


• Two men were reportedly going room-to-room at Woodspring Suites June 24 asking women if they could sleep in their rooms. When questioned by police, one of the men refused to identify who he was and was arrested. He was identified by a debit card and the name matched a photo of him in the system. He was charged with criminal trespass, obstruction and failure to identify himself. He also had multiple warrants out of Cuyahoga County.


• Someone stole a Japanese maple tree from the yard overnight June 25 from the Akron Family Institute.


• A man was stopped for a broken taillight on June 25 and officers found a passenger had a felony warrant for possession of drugs out of Portage County and was placed under arrest. The man was released with a written warning.


NEW FRANKLIN


• During a traffic stop on June 20, a man said he had not had anything to drink that night. The officer smelled alcohol and had the man do field sobriety tests in which he reportedly failed. The man then admitted he did have about three drinks earlier in the night. He was placed under arrest for OVI, his vehicle was towed and he was later released on summons to appear.


• During an argument over a phone call on June 22, a man reportedly became angry with his wife and gathered his belongings to leave for the night. As he left, he threw his deodorant at the wall and It bounced off and hit his daughter in the head. He was unaware this had happened. No charges were filed.


• Two neighbors got in a fight on June 23 and as one of the men went to walk back to his property, the other man reportedly threw a rock at his back, causing a small injury. The injured man’s wife witnessed it. The other man said he never threw the rock. Due to physical evidence and witness statements, the man was placed under arrest for assault and released on a court summons.


• A man came to the police station June 23 to report that his wife’s car had not been returned. The wife had given a friend permission to drive it back to their home, but the friend had not returned it. A warrant for unauthorized use of a vehicle was issued.


• There was a fight on the dock by the water June 27 between a patron and staff member at the Upper Deck Bar and Grill. The staff member was bleeding from the left eye. The patron was on a boat in the water parked at the dock. He would not exit the boat to talk with police. An officer grabbed him out of the boat and the patron reportedly pulled away. The patron was told he was being placed under arrest and he resisted. The assaulted staff member declined any further legal action. The patron was then released with a summons.


• Two women were involved in a fight in the parking lot at the Upper Deck Bar and Grill on June 27. They were arrested for disorderly conduct and issued a summons. Around the same time, two other people unrelated to this incident were also arrested for disorderly conduct due to fighting.


• A barefoot man in dirty clothes told police on June 27 that he was being followed by government officials and he and his family were being harassed by the police. He said he had not eaten or slept in several days. He said he had walked from Kenmore. The fire department checked him out and he was taken to the emergency room.


LAKEMORE


• A mother reported on June 18 that, while getting her one year-old off the playground, her five-year-old had wandered off. As the mother looked and began to panic, she noticed an older woman in her mid-60s with short grey hair and a pink shirt. The older woman had the five-year-old and another child approximately between 11 and 13 years old with her. The mother told police that she ran up to the woman asked what she was doing. The older woman then asked if there was a problem. The mother replied with "that's my son you have with you, where are you going?" The mother said the older woman seemed confused and gave the five-year-old back to her. When the mother asked the five-year-old why he went with the woman, he replied, "I wanted to see the birds. The lady said there were birds over here."


• There was a report of a large fight inside the Springfield Lake Roller Skating Rink on June 19. Juveniles were separated and others were escorted out of the building. Once outside, multiple other fights started and about 250 juveniles ended up in the parking lot waiting for their guardians.


• A 17-year-old juvenile was charged June 22 with being unruly after her mother said she was smoking marijuana, coming home late and not respecting the rules of the house.


• A parole officer did a random check June 24 on one of his parolee’s staying at the Econo Lodge. The officer saw methamphetamine, marijuana, marijuana pipes, a methamphetamine pipe, a needle and scales. The parole officer requested local police to arrest the parolee. The man was charged with felony drug possession, drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia. It was found that the parolee had checked into the hotel using a fraudulent ID. A search of the room found a Dell Laser printer, multiple blank payroll checks, multiple laptop devices, cell phones, checks made out to the man he was impersonating. Multiple payroll checks were made out to other people. Mail belonging to residents of an apartment complex were also located as well as two new weed eaters and financial documents belonging to other people.


• A woman claims someone took her $1,500 pallet stripping kit from her storage unit sometime after April. Her lock did not appear to be tampered with. The company is searching for surveillance.


• Two women and two men left IHOP without paying for their food June 24 and one of them reportedly punched an IHOP employee in the parking lot. The employee did not report the incident until several hours later because she said she was too busy with work, but her manager told her to. She did not want to file charges, but the manager wanted the customers placed on trespass if they were identified. The employee had an active warrant, but was not arrested. At 3 a.m. on June 24, one of the women involved returned to the IHOP. She claimed she did not have the information on the other suspects and that she had met them earlier that night where she worked. She said they waited for three hours to get their food and when they got it, it was cold. She stated she asked them to heat it up or they were not going to pay for the food. She then left the food on the table and walked outside. She said the employee punched first and she punched back. She was advised if she returned, she would be arrested for criminal trespass.


• A woman told police on June 24 that she received a call on May 14 asking if she would be interested in having her car marked up as a mobile billboard for Budweiser. She agreed and she received a check for $2,655 on June 17. She was told to deposit the check and then send $2,000 back to cover costs. Huntington Bank deposited the check and she sent two money orders for $1,000 each to an address in Pennsylvania. The bank later notified the woman that the check was counterfeit and took the $2,000. The person scamming her has since contacted her via text messages trying to get her date of birth and driver's license number.


• A man who reportedly shoplifted at Walmart June 24 was stopped by Loss Prevention where he pushed the employee and fled on foot. The employee watched the defendant run to room 222 of the Red Roof Inn. Officers went to the room, recovered several stolen totaling $355.88, four hypodermic needles and a silver spoon used to heat up drugs. The man was taken to jail.


• A man was on his way to work and ran off the road around 11 a.m. June 25. When police arrived, they observed the man’s speech as slow and slurred. The man admitted to using methadone earlier in the morning. He had a pill bottle with some unknown blue powder and two needles in his pockets. He was later taken to the hospital. The blue powder was sent to BCI for analysis.


• During a traffic stop on June 26, the driver admitted that there was marijuana in the car. He was patted down and officers said they felt a needle in his pocket. He was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments. A fold of paper with heroin in it was found in a cigarette pack in his pocket. The heroin has been sent for testing and charges are pending results.


• Two people were in line at customer service on June 26 and told police an unknown white man was waiting in line behind them began to get frustrated due to the slow process of the transaction. Words were reportedly exchanged and the man brandished a firearm, loaded it, stated he is a "shooter" and threatened harm to the victims. The man then exited the building, got into a maroon Chevy truck and left. The incident is still under investigation pending identification of the suspect.


• Someone attempted to break into the Kohl's department store between June 22 and June 27 through the south loading dock by cutting away some of the rubber and foam barrier seal between the semi-trailer and the loading dock door. No entry was made.


• A man said he was walking his property on South Arlington Road early in the morning June 27 and came across a firearm. He does not believe it has been there long. It is a black 9 mm Keltec Luger with an eight-round magazine. The firearm was found loaded with five rounds. An additional 9 mm round was found just a few feet from the firearm.


• A man was staying in a room at the Econo Lodge with a friend on June 27. He told police he left the room around 2 a.m. after an argument and came back around 5 a.m. The man told friend he was going to take a shower, but he did not trust her and he packed all of his belongings in a backpack and took it into the bathroom with him. When he finished and left the bathroom, he told police someone else was in the room pointing a gun at him. The gun-wielder then told him not to move or he would "blow my head off." He demanded the victim's backpack, phone, money and credit cards. After getting the belongings, the suspect fled in a black Acura sedan and stole a total of $600 in cash, an Android A10 cell phone, one visa credit card and an EBT card. The suspect was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and black panty hose over his face so he could not be identified. The friend was not in the room anymore.


• A woman reported that her child's father had followed her to the Red Roof Inn on June 29 and smashed her windshield with a rock. The man called while the officer was on scene taking the report and the officer heard the man say, "haha, what are you going to do now, haha, you can't get away now." The woman stated that the man had threatened to hurt her and her mother, and stated that he would always be able to find them. The man has a prior conviction for domestic violence. A warrant was entered for domestic menacing.


• Between June 26 and June 29, someone paid for groceries twice with counterfeit checks. The person’s driver’s license number has been recorded.


• A man got into an argument with his girlfriend at Walmart on June 29 and reportedly threatened to beat her, took a plant from the store and went to the Red Roof Inn. The man said Walmart employees allowed him to take the plant. Employees said they did not give him permission. He was issued a summons for theft and menacing. He was released and Walmart got their plant back.


UNIONTOWN


• Someone used a woman’s personal information on May 29 to open an online account using $49 from her credit card.


• A man told police June 1 that shortly after filing for unemployment, his personal accounts were compromised including his bank account, Facebook, email and cellphone.


• A dog bit a man on Mogadore Avenue on June 1. On the same day, a different dog bit a woman on Starlight NW.


• Campers at a local campground had their Yeti coolers and alcohol stolen overnight June 6.


• Police were notified June 11 that someone has been taking scrap items from the rear of Twin Hills Iron.


• A woman said she left her wallet at a cellphone vendor at the Hartville Flea Market on June 13. When asked, the vendor said someone picked it up and said they would turn it in.


HARTVILLE


• An employee of SAS Environmental reported on June 9 that someone broke into several locked buildings and caused damage and dumped chemicals.


• Four juveniles exited the Schumacher building on the railroad tracks on June 9 and an officer saw them. They were arrested for criminal trespassing and released to their parents.


• During a Black Lives Matter protest on June 14, a man was charged with disorderly conduct after yelling a racial slur out of a moving vehicle. The man was stopped after the chief of police reported it over their radio. The man was released with a summons.


• An officer on patrol saw two people enter the Schumacher Building on June 17. Police have been patrolling the area due to vandalism and other arrests for criminal trespassing. The two people said they liked to explore abandoned buildings. They were arrested for criminal trespassing and issued a summons.


• Three juveniles were smoking marijuana on a swing set on June 21 and were charged with possession of marijuana, paraphernalia and tobacco products.


• While investigating a crash on June 23, an officer smelled marijuana. The man was charged with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. He was issued a summons and released.