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Suburbanite area crime report

Staff Writer
The Suburbanite
The Suburbanite

COVENTRY TWP.

• A woman told police July 13 that she was working on her front yard when a black man in his late 20s pulled up in a black vehicle and tried to get her to come to the vehicle. When the woman would not, she reported the man said he knew she was a widow. The woman then went inside and phoned police.

• A man received a call on July 14 from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration and said he owed more than $3,000. The person told the man to buy Target gift cards and send them to the person. The man did and learned it was a scam.

• A woman reported July 15 that she got an alert that her account was overdrawn by $2,000 and another account was overdrawn by more than $7,000. She said she had just deposited a $5,000 check and believes someone stole her personal information.

• A woman was weeding flower beds at the Fire Station July 15 and left her truck running. Two men in a vehicle with a loud exhaust drove up and one of the men got out and stole her vehicle.

• Someone tried to break into a man’s truck on Naomi Street on July 16, but got spooked and ran away.

GREEN

• A woman was in the process of moving out and went into her home around 10 p.m. on July 11. She found a small child, between 3 to 5 years old, laying on a blanket on the floor. The child had blonde hair. The woman was frightened and went to a neighbor’s house. When she returned, the child was gone. Despite K-9 use, the child could not be found.

• A woman was cleaning rooms at Residence Inn on July 13 when a man stole her cell phone from her cleaning cart. The man was caught on video and a warrant for theft has been issued.

• A woman was outside her trailer talking on the phone July 14 when her neighbor came up and said he was looking for her boyfriend. The woman said he was at work. The neighbor then reportedly said the boyfriend better come out of the trailer or he would beat the woman up. When police arrived, they believed the neighbor was under the influence of alcohol. The neighbor admitted that he had been drinking every day for three weeks because he was mad that the woman and man were on government assistance. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the hospital to detox.

• A man got into an argument with his girlfriend at Woodspring Suites July 16 after the woman did not want drugs in the room. She ended up sleeping in her car and received a text message from him after he left in which he threatened to shoot her. A warrant for aggravated menacing was issued and the hotel trespassed him from the property. Later, police received a call about a domestic dispute at the same room the man had previously been in. A woman opened the door and said she was the only person there. An officer saw the reflection in the mirror of someone hiding behind the bed. The man was arrested for criminal trespassing.

SPRINGFIELD TWP.

• A woman reported July 7 that she had six rings and two necklaces valued at $1,592 stolen from her purse. The woman said she took the necklaces off and placed them in her purse while she went to play with her grandchildren. Her purse was left unattended on a picnic table.

• A woman reported on July 8 that she went away for vacation and left her vehicle in the care of a friend who was allowed to use it. The friend visited Red Roof Inn and the vehicle was stolen.

• A man shoplifted from Walmart July 9 and then fled on foot and dropped a meth pipe. He was stopped by police and admitted the pipe was his. He also admitted to shoplifting, stating he wanted to get caught because he was tired of running and tolid police he had a lot of warrants. The man was issued a summons for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Summit County Jail would not take the man on any of his warrants. The amount of the theft was $198.44.

• A man reportedly huffed canned air July 9 inside Walmart and then stuffed other things in his backpack. When Loss Prevention stopped him, he placed his hands behind his back and said he had warrants for probation violation. He was issued a summons for theft and abuse of a harmful intoxicant. He was released on scene.

• Two people were caught shoplifting at Walmart on July 11. One was released with a summons. The other had two felony warrants out of Portage County and was taken to jail.

• Police received reports of a woman screaming in her underwear at Red Roof Inn on July 12. The manager said she wanted everyone, including the woman, evicted from the room. When police arrived, a man answered the door and police could see lines of powder. A search of the room produced more powder and hypodermic needles. He also had drugs in his pocket and two warrants out of Stark County. The man was arrested and the powder was sent for testing.

• A man reported on July 12 that 14 checks, varying in sequence, were stolen from his checkbook and cashed for various amounts over a time period of nearly two months. The first stolen check was cashed on May 21 and the last on July 7. All checks were cashed at the Walmart in Streetsboro. Loss Prevention office is currently in the process of pulling surveillance video. The man did not realize the transactions were occurring until he noticed the transaction of $350.73.

• People found two squatters inside their trailer at Storage Rentals of America on July 13. The squatters had forced entry, causing damage to the trailer. They ran off before police arrived. Police located them on the road and the squatters ran into the woods were both were caught and arrested. The both had drugs on them. They were charged with breaking and entering, criminal damaging, criminal trespass and possession of drugs or drug abuse instruments.

NEW FRANKLIN

• Someone used a woman’s personal information and removed $192 from her account on July 14.

• Between July 12 and July 14, someone shot a bullet into a woman’s home on Yager Road.

• Someone used a man’s account several times, charging over $2,000.

• Someone broke into a man’s Lowry Road garage on July 15 and then broke the house door during the day. The man thinks it could be his son.