Suburbanite area crime report
• A student was arrested on truancy charges Jan. 25 for missing too much school. The student’s mother was also arrested on failure to send her kids to school. Police later received a 9-1-1 hangup call from the student’s home. The student, who was barricaded in her room, waved down the police when they arrived from her window. She told police that her brother was holding back their mother, who was heavily intoxicated and demanding cigarettes. The kids were able to open the front door and let an officer inside. The student and her brother told to the officer that the mother attacked the student and didn’t stop until the brother pulled the mother off. There were four other kids in the house at the time. The mother was arrested for domestic violence. The brother was old enough to stay with his siblings.
• During a call for a fight at Red Roof Inn on Jan. 26, police found three of the people involved had warrants. However, the different departments did not want them. One of the men in the fight had a protection order filed against him from one of the people staying at the hotel. He was arrested for for violating a temporary protection order. He was issued a summons and released.
• There was a report Jan. 26 that two half-sisters were fighting over property of their deceased father. The father had no will and left no power-of-attorney. One of the sisters had been staying with the father to take care of him until his death. The other lived in Akron.
• A woman reported Jan. 27 that an acquaintance helped her clean out her deceased father’s home. The acquaintance then stole some medication and money. The woman did not want to sign charges at this time.
• A warrant was issued for a man’s arrest Jan. 28 after the man got into an argument with his partner. The man grabbed his partner around his neck, causing visible deep red scratch marks to the left side of his neck. The man then proceeded to purposely drive his car to strike the mailbox.
• Video surveillance shows two men pull into the rear of Brightside Metal Roofing and Siding Jan. 28 in a four-door sedan around 2:45 a.m. One of the men gets out and cuts catalytic converters off some of the cars.
• On Jan. 29, an officer saw a man driving who he knew had a suspended license and had several citations. The officer watched the man pull into a parking lot and then get into a passenger seat. The officer then then placed the man under arrest for driving under suspension. The man also had meth in his pocket and possession of drugs was added. The owner of the vehicle, the man’s mother, had been told not to let the man have her vehicle. She did and was charged with wrongful entrustment. Both were issued a summons.
• A man was banging on the door and windows of a woman’s residence on Jan. 29. The man had been told not to return to the residence just the day before. Once the man saw the police officer arrive, he fled into a wooded area in the rear of the residence. After a short foot pursuit, the man gave himself up and he was charged with criminal trespass and obstructing an investigation.
• A woman went to a Coach Lane residence where no one is currently living on Jan. 29 and found that the house was trashed and items such as an Xbox were stolen.
• A four-year-old child was bitten by a dog on Laverne Lane on Jan. 30. The dog had only been in the house one day after being adopted from an abusive home. There are no vaccination records.
• A man received an email invoice on Jan. 30 saying he owed $800. The man did not remember purchasing anything for that amount and he called the phone number that was listed. A foreign male who answered and agreed to give a refund and more for his troubles. The man was advised to purchase two $500 Apple gift cards, call the foreign man back, and give him the numbers off the gift cards and he would receive his refund. He did and then realized he was scammed.
• An officer made a traffic stop on someone he knew had warrants on Jan. 30. The driver also had two meth pipes in the car and was issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was then turned over to Akron Police for his warrants.
• A man told police Jan. 25 that he received a card in the mail and was told it was for his stimulus and he deposited it in his account. Now, he is unsure if this is actually true and where the $1,000 actually came from.
• A victim was struck in the head Jan. 26 after an older man accused him of stealing speakers.
• A woman reported Jan. 27 that her mother may have had her email and phone compromised and money taken from her accounts.
• A 13-year-old girl reportedly coordinated an attack on a 14-year-old girl Jan. 27 at Springfield High School. The school officer saw the 13-year-old punch the older girl several times. The younger girl has been charged with assault and her mother has been notified.
• A man told police Jan. 29 that he was having trouble with his Amazon Fire Stick and thought he called Amazon, but he called a scammer. During the call, he gave his credit card info and it was later used in two Western Union transactions for more than $500.
• A woman woke up Jan. 30 and realized that her metal lockbox was missing. She believes a family member or acquaintance took it.
• A 42-year-old man was charged with drug paraphernalia Jan. 31 after he was pulled over for fictitious license plates. The man also had warrants out of Cuyahoga County. A glass pipe and bong fashioned from a Powerade bottle were found in the vehicle.
• A man was arrested around midnight Jan. 30 after being pulled over for a headlight that was out. The vehicle registration had also expired and the man was found to be in possession of meth. He was released with a summons.
• During a traffic stop Jan. 30, it was found that the driver did not have a license and had several warrants. The car was searched and officers found meth and marijuana. He was arrested for possession of drugs, driving under suspension and fictitious plates. The jail did not want him at this time so he was issued a summons and released.
• Six units at Mayfair Mini Storage had their locks cut and were broken into. Among the stolen items were six ATVs and a dirt bike. The owners of the units and the business believe this event may have occurred between Jan. 26 and Jan. 28.
• A man reportedly stole items from Giant Eagle on Feb. 2 and put them in a car in the parking lot. He then returned to the grocery store to look for the woman he had come with. Police stopped him and he admitted to the theft, saying that they had no food at home. He was issued a summons for theft. It was also found that he had a protection order against the woman. The woman could not be located and warrants were issued for her arrest for theft and violation of a protection order.
• A vehicle was pulled over for speeding and failing to use a turn signal on Feb. 2. The driver was driving under suspension. Needles were found in the car and the man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and drug abuse instruments, resisting arrest and obstructing official business.
• A mother was arrested for domestic violence on Feb. 1 after her daughter called police, reporting that her mother had continuously made threats of physical violence and death for more than a year. The daughter stated that before her mother left for work, her mother threatened to break her face. Summit County Children's Services was advised and the children’s grandmother picked up the kids.
• A man attempted to steal a vehicle Feb. 3 and was held at gunpoint by the owner until the police arrived. The man had warrants already and police found he had meth on him. The man was arrested on possession of drugs, grand theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. The owner said that he had been working in the garage when he saw his vehicle drive off. He then got into his other car and chased after the vehicle where he blocked it off and held the man at gunpoint.