Suburbanite area crime report
• Someone broke the window of a woman’s CRV on Lakota Avenue on May 31.
• A man on Bower Avenue told police June 2 that he put a check in his mailbox and put the flag up for the mailman. Later, he noticed the flag was down before the mailman arrived. He spoke with the mailman who said there had been nothing in the mailbox. The man has had issues with people taking items from his mailbox before.
• During a traffic stop for expired plates on May 30, it was found the driver was driving under suspension. A search of the vehicle turned up a hypodermic needle. The driver was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Overnight May 30, someone stole a Ford Escape from Sunnyview Drive.
• A man called police May 31 saying he needed an escort to get items from his home because the man’s wife would not let him in. The wife spoke to police separately and said they had gotten into an argument and the man told her that he would kill her if she tried to leave him. She said he threw her to the ground, choked her, and hit her. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to jail.
• During a traffic stop June 1, the driver was found to have a suspended license and a warrant for probation violation. A search of the vehicle found meth. The driver was issues a summons for possession of drugs.
• A woman reportedly left her two kids in her car with the windows rolled up and the car was not running while she went into TNT Tan on June 2. Police spoke with the woman who said she was only gone for 10 minutes and she had given her nine-year-old a cellphone to use for emergencies. The woman was told that her nine-year-old could not watch her three-year-old brother safely. She was charged with endangering children.
• Overnight June 2, someone removed a man’s trailer and it had a carpet cleaning machine. A witness saw a white man removing the trailer in a turquoise pickup.
• A man was told by police on June 2 not to return to his ex-wife’s residence. He did anyway and reportedly shoved his 18-year-old son. The man was arrested for domestic violence, criminal trespass and aggravated burglary.
• Someone removed the air conditioner coil and compressor overnight June 3 from Accurate Auto Glass.
• During a welfare check June 3 at Steve’s Motel, a woman was found to have an active warrant. The woman gave consent for police to search the room and they found meth, meth bongs and a syringe. The woman was charged with possession of drug abuse instruments and was released with a summons.
• An officer observed a speeding vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop June 3 and the vehicle fled. The officer lost sight of vehicle but was tipped off by a witness and found it parked behind Dunkin Donuts. A man was hiding nearby in the bushes and there was a bag of marijuana nearby. In the vehicle was a $20 bill with white powder on it. It was sent to testing. The man was charged with driving under suspension, failure to comply with a police order, possession of marijuana and speeding.
• A woman and her mother have had interactions with the police for domestic disturbance situations recently. On May 6, the mother reportedly threw the woman’s phone into a pond. The mother said the woman had come by to pick up her things. Then the woman was standing in the doorway when the mother spotted her lanyard with keys and took it before closing the door in the woman’s face. The mother said she was worried that she wouldn’t get her keys back. The woman reportedly forced the door open and chased the mother around. The mother said the woman threw her down on the couch and that is why she took the woman’s phone and threw it over the balcony. The mother said she then called police. The woman told police that her mother had grabbed her keys and she had chased her mother to get them back because she had to go to work. The woman said the mother fell onto the couch when they were pulling back and forth on the lanyard. The woman then tried to grab her keys again and that’s when her mother threw her phone over the balcony and into the water. Police tried to call the phone but it went straight to voicemail. The mother said she did not want to press charges against her daughter. The daughter wanted her mother to be charged for the phone. The mother was issued a summons for criminal damaging. Then on May 8, the mother reported that her daughter was refusing to return her vehicle. The mother gave the woman’s temporary address and location of work in Akron.
• Police were called May 16 about a man who drove into a brick wall. When they arrived, they found the driver had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for failure to control his vehicle while under the influence. He blew a .234 and was released to his father with a citation.
• A Howard Avenue man told police he woke up May 26 and realized his utility trailer was missing from his side yard..
• Someone stole a chainsaw and a leaf blower from an unsecured unattached garage on Krumroy Road on May 26.
• A man told police May 26 that he came home from work and noticed an ex-roommate in the driver's seat of a vehicle that was stuck in his backyard. The man confronted the ex-roommate who then fled on foot. The ex-roommate had caused heavy damage to the yard with the vehicle and he also drove over the septic system. The vehicle was stuck so badly that the tow company needed two trucks to remove it. Charges are pending further investigation.
• Police responded to a call May 26 about a woman and her child sitting in the vehicle while the boyfriend was standing outside the driver’s side window. The man refused to answer the officer's questions and reportedly kept telling the woman not to talk to the officer. The officer asked the man for his identification several times and the man kept saying that he didn't have to answer any questions. The man was detained and put in the police cruiser. The woman was hesitant to answer the officer's questions. She said they were arguing and that she was pregnant with his child. She also stated that she tried to walk away from the man, but he picked her up on his shoulder and carried her to the vehicle. The officer then spoke with the man who said they have been arguing for the past week. He said the woman suddenly started yelling at him and told him that she was leaving and that he needed to get his own ride home. The man then yelled back at the woman, "Are you going to do me like that after all the crap you put me through?" The man then stated that he picked up the woman and carried her back to her vehicle. The man also stated that he did "bear hug" the woman to prevent her from leaving him without a ride home. Two witnesses observed a young man with a woman over his shoulder. The witnesses said a man was yelling sorry for whatever he did and the woman then said that was not good enough and she was calling the police. The man responded not to call the police because he was on federal bond and doesn't want to go back to jail.
• A Michigan woman called police May 28 saying that on April 27 she was held against her will and assaulted by her boyfriend in a hotel room at Red Roof Inn. She told police she could not report the crimes at the time because her life was being threatened by the boyfriend. She said she was assaulted again recently in Michigan by the boyfriend. While seeking medical treatment in Michigan, she was advised to contact police in Ohio.
• A vehicle was parked at a park May 28 and an officer came to speak with the occupants. While speaking, the officer observed a methamphetamine pipe in the center console. One of the occupants admitted he had meth in the car. The other occupant admitted she had hypodermic syringes under the passenger seat. Both occupants were issued a court summons and released.
• Someone forced entry into a Mogadore Road residence May 28 through a back window while the man who lived at the home was away. No items appear to have been stolen, but things had been rifled through. The man said he found a fishing pole that did not belong to him. The incident is still under investigation pending any return of DNA or fingerprint results from BCI on the fishing pole.
• A woman and her boyfriend became highly intoxicated on May 29 and the boyfriend reportedly pushed his girlfriend’s brother and scratched his arm. The boyfriend then fled on foot. Police met with the boyfriend at Spring Hill Elementary School where he was processed and issued a summons for assault.
• Two people shoplifted more than $100 worth of clothing and personal care merchandise on May 29 and were placed under arrest for theft. During a search, a bag of marijuana was located in a purse along with a crystal substance suspected of being crystal methamphetamine. Both people were issued a summons and released for theft. The female was also charged with possession of marijuana and released. The suspected methamphetamine has been sent to BCI for chemical testing.
• A Storage Rentals of America employee noticed a unit was missing its lock on May 30. She believed it had been broken into after she did her daily rounds the day before. The owner of the unit said it was missing tools, totes, a floor jack and more. The employee is going to pull surveillance footage.
• A man attempted to use a stolen credit card to purchase two cartons of Newport cigarettes at Dollar General on May 30. The credit card reader indicated a fraudulent credit card after the man swiped it. The man then took the credit card and his Ohio driver’s license and ran out of the store. He also took the two cartons of cigarettes, totaling $164.30. The suspect was described as 5-foot-9, 150 pound, black man who was about 22 years old.
• A woman called police May 31 about someone who had spray-painted a vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. This incident happened early in the morning on May 5.
• A man lost his wallet while at Giant Eagle in the evening on May 31. The man called Citizens Bank, which told him the card was used at Giant Eagle for $36 after the man had left. Bank officials advised the man to file a report immediately and to have all his cards frozen.
• Between May 20 and June 1, someone stole a catalytic converter from Unique Wiring.
• A man told police he was at Kings of Vapor on Canton Road on June 1 and when he got home, he could not find his wallet. His wallet had $800, his drivers license and three credit cards.