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Suburbanite area crime report

Staff Writer
The Suburbanite
The Suburbanite

COVENTRY TWP.

• A man told police he found the lock to Wymore Avenue shed damaged on June 13. He believed someone was trying to steal his quad which he had been out riding.

• The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a 26-year-old man June 16 for drug trafficking. They had been searching for a man involved in a shooting and stopped a white Jeep that he was known to drive. In the passenger seat, they found the 26-year-old with a backpack. On the floorboard was $6,000 in cash. The vehicle also smelled of marijuana and police pulled one pound of the drug of the passenger’s backpack. A gun was also found under the driver’s seat with more cash. The man admitted he was there to sell marijuana and that there was more marijuana at his apartment. A warrant was granted to search the apartment and police found 15 pounds of marijuana, two handguns, oxycodone, cellphones, scales, a money counter and more. The man was arrested for trafficking drugs and possession of drugs with more charges pending. He was taken to jail. The vehicle, a diamond necklace and pendant, and an undisclosed amount of cash were confiscated.

• A man and his girlfriend got into an argument on June 21 and the man said the girlfriend attacked him and left scratches on him. The girlfriend has a prior domestic violence conviction. She was arrested and taken to jail.

GREEN

• Overnight June 14 at Woodspring Suites, a man parked his mountain bike and left it unlocked. When he went to retrieve it the next day, it was gone.

• At Serra Chevy on June 15, management noticed a Ford Explorer had been in the lot for almost a month and they did not own the car. It did not appear to belong to any customers or employees. Police found it was listed as stolen out of Kent. Inside the vehicle were four sets of keys belonging to different vehicles on the Serra Chevy lot. All those vehicles were accounted for.

• Someone stole a mailbox from a residence on East Turkeyfoot Road on June 16

• Someone stole a license plate from Fred Martin Nissan on June 16.

• At Woodspring Suites on June 16, a manager heard a couple yelling about the woman doing drugs and using money on drugs. Police were called about a possible domestic violence situation, but they found nothing had occurred. The woman was asked about drugs and she admitted to having heroin and meth in her purse. She was arrested for possession of drugs and drug abuse instruments.

• Someone sawed a catalytic converter off of a vehicle on Allma Drive on June 17.

• An anonymous caller reported a black man walking and carrying a gun on June 17. The man was stopped and it was a paintball gun. He said he was taking it home. The man had warrants, but the jail did not want to take him at this time.

• Someone stole a woman’s purple mountain bike from her Tamarack Drive property on June 22 and left a grey mountain bike in its place.

• A man who leased a truck from Penske Truck Leasing for his company on June 4, had still not returned it by June 11. Penske Truck Leasing was notified that the truck couldn’t be reported stolen until it was gone for 10 days. On June 22, the truck was officially entered into LEADS as stolen.

SPRINGFIELD TWP.

• Someone removed the catalytic converter from a vehicle at a Canton Road business between June 6 and June 9.

• A man told police June 10 that he met another man who goes by the nickname "E" in the parking lot of the Red Roof Inn to purchase a vehicle for $6,100. He said “E” distracted him and then pushed him into a vehicle, where another man and “E” began beating him. “E” then reportedly took his money, kicked him out of the vehicle and fled the scene. A witness saw what happened and described the vehicle as a white SUV. The man refused to file charges and wanted the investigation stopped.

• A woman said her neighbor came onto her property June 12 and began acting irrational. He took his shirt off and began pounding his chest because her dog poked its head through a row of bushes that separate their houses. She told police that he then grabbed a tree branch, ripping several leaves from the tree and then kicked her in the stomach. In self-defense, the woman said she punched the man in the face. The woman’s husband saw what happened and tackled the neighbor to the ground. The neighbor then punched the husband. Things reportedly calmed down and the husband let the neighbor up, who then challenged the man and woman to a street fight. After they declined, the man reportedly became more aggravated and began yelling that he was going to get his AK-47 and shoot their house up. The husband and wife then left the scene in their vehicle. When police arrived, witnesses reported that the neighbor was in the hospital because he was having seizures. The neighbor and his sister were advised to give statements to the police after they leave the hospital. Approximately a half hour later, police were called back to the woman’s house because the witnesses were reportedly on scene and taunting the woman and her husband, who had video evidence. The witnesses then said the neighbor never went to the hospital and gave his location. The woman and her husband are fearful of the suspect and wanted to sign criminal charges. Charges were signed and warrants issued.

• Between June 8 and June 12, someone popped the window latch in the rear of a vacant house on Mogadore Road and stole a palm sander, a conga drum, a lonestar guitar and magnet alternator. This is not the first time the house has been broken into.

• A man reported that someone broke the glass out of his gray Dodge Charger while it was parked in his driveway overnight June 13. The front windshield and rear window were broken. The passenger side front window was also damaged.

• A vehicle was stolen from Ken's Muffler & Custom Exhaust either on June 6 or June 7. On June 15, an officer saw a vehicle in Walmart parking lot with no plates. The VIN came back as the stolen vehicle. It was towed to the owner.

• Two people switched UPC's of several items before making their way to the self check-out at Walmart on June 14. They scanned a total of 10 items with false UPC's, including a tent, gorilla tape, a 20 volt drill set and several other tools. They attempted to leave and were stopped outside of the exit doors. One of the people was issued a summons for theft and criminal trespass. The other person had an outstanding felony warrant out of the Summit County Sheriff's Office, but due to jail restrictions, Summit County Jail would not take him. Both were trespassed indefinitely from Walmart.

• Police were called June 14 to take a report of an incident that happened on June 6. While speaking with someone about a different issue, the officer heard screaming and saw a man in a neighbor’s yard with a dog. The man was yelling at a kid. The man stated that he was just walking his dog when the kids saw him and began harassing him. One of the kids stated that they were already in the street and the man called him a racial slur and chased him away. That’s when they started screaming and yelling. The man stated that the kid was threatening his wife and that the kid ran away when he approached him. The man claims he never used the racial slur. Everyone was advised not to have contact with each other.

• At Rock's Body Shop on June 15, the owner noticed his black truck cap laying in the middle of the driveway when he came in for work. He reviewed his surveillance cameras and saw that there was a older green Ford pick-up truck put the truck cap on the back of the older green Ford and began to drive away. The truck cap then fell off of the truck, breaking a window. The person in the Ford continued to drive off. The owner then found the green Ford pickup parked across the street. The man in possession of the truck admitted to police that he took the truck cap and that the vehicle was registered to his father. The man was issued a summons and released. Later that day, a Red Saturn Vue was found in the parking lot of Universal Auto on June 15. It was beat up and the column was peeled. Residents had seen the man inside of it and he admitted that it was his girlfriend's husband's car, who is in jail. She didn't have the keys so she had asked him to hotwire it. The car was towed.

LAKEMORE

• A woman and her wife got into a verbal argument June 15 about them splitting up. The wife reportedly became angry and grabbed a phone charger cord and started whipping the woman with it. The woman had marks on her leg and forearm. She also stated that this was not the first time she had to call police about her wife hitting her. She stated that the Lakemore Police have been there two prior times for the same type of incident. The wife had fled the scene prior to police arrival and a warrant was issued for her arrest.

• Between June 8 and June 12 someone took some of the stones from the rear of a property on Sunnyside Avenue and then placed a stepping stone in its place. The stepping stone leads to the apartment on Church Street. Someone also took the asphalt up that was on the Church Street property.

NEW FRANKLIN

• A woman’s wallet was stolen after she left it on the concession stand counter at Magic City Drive-In on May 27. Before she was able to cancel both cards, there was an ATM withdrawal from the American Express credit card.

• A man reported June 11 that someone cashed a fraudulent check in his name at CSE Federal credit union. The check was made to a Brandi King.

• Two men were arrested June 13 for disorderly conduct after punching each other in front of officers.

• The owner of a vehicle stated June 13 that her car had been keyed and she knew the woman that did it. The woman was asked about the damage and she said she did not cause it. The woman’s stepson, however, witnessed the woman get an unknown piece of silverware and begin carving into the car. The woman was placed under arrest for criminal damaging and released on a summons.

• A man’s truck was keyed June 13 on the driver door and the front sets were cut up. The man said he had argued with his father the night before and then left the residence. When he returned, the damage had been done.

• During a traffic stop June 14, the driver was found to be driving under suspension. A search of the vehicle also turned up a pipe. The driver was arrested for drug paraphernalia and released with a summons.

• During a traffic stop for speeding June 14, the driver had an open beer in the car. He was cited and released with a summons.

• A woman reported June 14 that her boyfriend got in a fight with another man. They were attempting to get onto a boat that was docked when they observed a man on another boat becoming physically aggressive toward another female. The couple tried to stop the man and the woman was punched in the face twice. The boyfriend got pushed off a dock and into the water.

• Police were called June 17 after a woman was being beaten by a man she knew. The man had several warrants and a bag of meth on him. A scale was also found on him and he was arrested for drug possession and taken to jail.

• Overnight June 17, someone stole a GPS from a woman’s unlocked vehicle on Hampsher Road.

• The owner of Elite Eyes Sportfishing told police June 18 someone was using his company’s name and charging unknown victims up to $1,000. The owner stated that many victims had called him claiming his company was charging their accounts by the "Square" application.

• An officer saw a man parked at a closed business June 19 and reportedly went over to talk to the man, who allowed the officer to search the vehicle and marijuana was found in the door. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and released with a summons.