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Suburbanite area crime report

Staff Writer
The Suburbanite
The Suburbanite

SPRINGFIELD TWP.

• An Ohio Sexual Assault kit was picked up from the hospital on July 21 after a woman said that, while at a friend's boyfriend's house, there was unwanted sexual activity around 1:30 a.m.

• Two people were fighting in a room July 21 at Red Roof Inn. By the time officers got to the room, the fight was over and a man came out of the room with his bag packed. He stated that he and the other man had been drinking and got in an argument about work ethic. During the fight, the first man reportedly punched, scratched and bit the other. The second man was bleeding and had cuts on his face and the first man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to Summit County Jail.

• A man on Albrecht Avenue reported July 22 that the license plate that belongs to his boat trailer was missing. The boat trailer was parked near his front yard when he believes the license plate was stolen in the past week.

• A woman reported July 22 that her granddaughter stole her credit card information and used it to spend $2,480 since December 2019. The woman said the granddaughter admitted it to her and her mother and apologized.

• A man reported July 22 that his car was broken into and his credit card was stolen. Someone made $98.69 of unauthorized payments at local businesses.

• A woman shoplifted from Walmart and was found to be trespassing on July 22. Once placed under arrest, her backpack was searched and she had possession of multiple hypodermic needles. One needle was found to have an unknown liquid inside and it was sent for testing. The woman was then issued a summons and released for theft, criminal trespass, and possession of drug abuse instruments.

• Two people stole a trailer from Brightside Metal Roofing & Siding around 4 a.m. July 23. Police were able to obtain video surveillance and are investigating.

• An officer saw two people push a vehicle in reverse into a parking spot at Red Roof Inn on July 23. After runnin the license plate, it was found the vehicle was stolen out of Portage County. By the time the officer went to speak with the people, one had already left the property. The second person, an Akron woman, let the officer search the room they rented. The officer found meth and the woman was arrested for possession of drugs and issued a summons. The woman gave the other person’s name and information. The officer contacted the other person and told him that he would be charged with receiving stolen property. The man did not want to return to Red Roof Inn so a warrant was issued for his arrest.

• A dog broke off its chain and bit a woman on the arm July 24 on Crestline Drive.

• Someone called police July 25 about a man sleeping in his car. When officers finally found the car, the man was asked to step out of the car and an officer saw a needle sticking out of his pants pocket. Another was found under the seat. He was arrested for possession of drug abuse instruments and issued a summons.

• During a traffic stop on July 26, the driver admitted to having marijuana. The driver gave it to the officer and the vehicle was searched. The officer found a gun in the car loaded with seven bullets in the magazine, but the chamber was empty. The man was arrested for improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehical and issued a summons.

• Neighbors reported hearing three gunshots July 26 on Toepfer Road and one round was found to have entered a home and lodged in a child’s closet.

• A call came in July 27 about a was a man staggering inside BP Gas Station and that he tied his dog up outside. Officers noticed the man was slurring his words, unsteady on his feet and had red glassy eyes. He also smelled of alcohol. The man advised officers that he walked his dog from his house on Abington Road to the gas station to get more alcohol. The man then began doing pushups on the driveway of the gas station. The man was issued a summons to court for disorderly conduct by intoxication. An officer took the man and his dog home.

LAKEMORE

• A woman told police July 23 that she sent someone $300 dollars in two different transactions through Cashapp and learned it was a scam. She was advised to cancel all her debit cards and delete the app. She was also advised to contact her bank and Cashapp.

• A Uniontown man flagged down an officer July 26 and reported a road rage incident. He said a white Suzuki motorcycle pulled up and cut him off. The man laid on his horn. At this point, an unknown white vehicle blocked the man from behind as the motorcycle blocked the front. He then stated that the motorcyclist got off and began to punch him in the head and face. The man said he was able to punch the motorcyclist’s helmet about six times, cutting his hand. As the motorcyclist began to walk away, he punched the mirror off the man’s car. The man did not want an ambulance or to press charges, but he said that if police did find the motorcyclist that all he wanted to happen was " to have his way with him".

COVENTRY TWP.

• During a traffic stop July 27, a 23-year-old woman was arrested after bags of narcotics, a handgun and $804 in cash were found in the vehicle. Her license was also suspended. She was taken to jail.

• A woman reported her car missing July 27 after she called several tow agencies and the local police to see if they had moved it. She had left the car in the parking lot of Harbor Freight on July 20 because of car trouble. She returned on July 24 and it was gone.

• A woman reported July 29 her boyfriend’s car had been stolen. She was driving it and parked at the Circle K and went inside. She left the car running. When she came out, it was gone.

• Officers attempted to pull over a car July 29 for moving violations, but the vehicle did not stop even after lights and sirens were used. The vehicle stopped in front of a residence in Akron and the driver was ordered to open the door of his vehicle. He would not, so an officer used the baton to break the window and pull the driver out. Officers found meth on the man and a pipe. He was arrested for driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing officers, felony possession of drugs and a warrant.

GREEN

• A 47-year-old man violated a protection order July 27 by contacting his wife after he was arrested for domestic violence against her. He contacted her via phone, emails and Facebook messages. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

• A 43-year-old man was arrested July 28 for domestic violence after his girlfriend threatened to call the police. The boyfriend reportedly said if she called police he would “bury her in the yard.” The argument started because his kids were arguing about a kitten and the son was disrespectful to the girlfriend when she got involved.

• From July 24 to July 28, someone stole $1,000 from a woman’s bank account.

• During a traffic stop July 28, an officer smelled marijuana and the driver said his friend had just smoked in the car. A search of the car turned up three containers of marijuana. The 20-year-old man was issued a summons for possession of marijuana.

• Someone stole a woman’s blue Hyundai from Island Drive overnight July 28.

• During a traffic stop July 29, the driver was found to have a suspended license and a drug pipe and scale was found in the vehicle. He admitted the items were his and he used them for meth. He was issued a summons for possession of drug abuse instruments and drug paraphernalia.

• During a traffic stop for an obstructed view July 29, an officer smelled marijuana. The driver admitted there was an empty handgun in the glove box. The vehicle was searched and the officer found marijuana, a digital scale, baggies and wax. The firearm in the glovebox was secured and the officer found another two rounds of ammo in the trunk. A 30-year-old man claimed ownership of the drugs and firearm. He was arrested for trafficking drugs and issued a summons. The driver was staying at the Red Roof Inn and police searched the room finding more marijuana which was seized but no charges were added.

NEW FRANKLIN

• A doordash driver hit a mailbox post July 26 and tried to put it back before leaving. Doordash would not reveal the driver’s information.

• A man posted an ad on Facebook July 27 about holding a short sale where his estranged wife resides. She has a protection order against him. The woman told police that people have been pulling into the driveway to look at the house and she feels like she is being harassed. The man told police that he did post the house for sale, but did not mean for it to harass her. No charges have been filed.

• A woman reported July 30 that her account was hacked and someone gained access to her Huntington bank account and charged $644 through Amazon purchases.