Suburbanite area crime report
• On June 1, a man attempted to steal a catalytic converter from one of the trucks at J & J Pest Control. An employee found a cell phone and steel blades under the truck that was tampered with. Video shows a white man driving a large white Ford box truck which displayed "Panasonic" across the driver's side of the box.
• On June 2, a man was reportedly making verbal threats against people in the neighborhood. One witness said he was driving toward his home when he passed the offending man, who was driving his scooter on the roadway. The witness states that the man yelled at him, calling him “boy” as well as using racial slurs. The witness went into his residence in order to avoid the man. The incident was captured on cell phones by two others. The man saw this and said he was “going to kill them all like the Marines do it.” When the officer arrived, the man was located inside his listed residence. The man was uncooperative and was connected to an oxygen machine due to his poor health. He was unable to be transported for fingerprinting at this time. He was issued a summons.
• A woman told police June 2 that she laid her wallet on the front desk at Econo Lodge while filling out paperwork and then walked away. When the woman realized she left her wallet, she returned but it was gone. The management reviewed the video surveillance which shows a longtime guest walk into the hotel and approach the front desk. The guest then took the wallet from the counter and put it into his pocket. The woman knocked on the guest's door and inquired about her wallet. She says that the guest went to his safe and returned to the door with her wallet and holding a black and silver handgun to his side. She told police she became scared and ran to her room where she called the police. The guest eventually returned her wallet back but kept her social security card and the $114 cash. The guest was gone before police arrived but police were able to identify him. The woman, who lives in New York, said she wanted to sign charges but never showed up to the police station.
• A man on Marion Avenue told police June 3 that he was upstairs when he heard a loud bang outside of his house. He went outside to see what had happened and saw a black man running from his garage to his backyard. The door on the garage had been kicked in, but nothing was taken. The suspect could not be located. After further investigation, it appears that the suspect had pulled a large trash can to the corner of the garage where the victim has a camera and unplugged it. The suspect is described as 6-feet tall, lean, with cornrows. He was wearing workout clothing with a maroon sleeveless shirt.
• Overnight on June 4, someone broke into the Relentless Church and stole cash from under a counter in the common room. There is video surveillance of the suspect inside the church for more than an hour. DNA samples were taken from a window.
• On June 4 at Home Depot, there was an argument about a delivery that had not arrived. The Operations Manager asked the angry customer to leave the store. The customer spat in the manager’s face and then left in a green Toyota.
• On June 5 on Utica Trail, a neighbor saw a black vehicle taking mail from a woman’s mailbox. Police talked with the woman who lived on the property and she confirmed that she had not received mail that day and that she’s been missing her mail for two months.
• People were moving items into Water Church in the afternoon of June 7 when a man found a jacket in the bushes. He went to move it and saw a cylinder object with fuses. He thought it was a bomb. Summit County Bomb Squad was contacted and the device was dismantled.
• There was a call June 8 about a domestic dispute in the parking lot at Acme. A woman and her uncle had been arguing over groceries while in the checkout lane. The uncle was intoxicated and said he would kill her and her family and made other threats. The uncle was arrested for menacing and released with a summons. The woman had a warrant for failure to appear and was also arrested.
• A man and his brother got into an argument June 9 while they were drinking. The man tried to go upstairs to get away from the argument, but the brother followed. The man said he told his brother to leave his bedroom but the brother would not and threatened the man. This was witnessed by their mother. The brother was arrested for domestic violence.
• A woman contacted police June 10 after her ex came over to her house and told her to unblock his number. The woman refused and the ex reportedly said her blocking his number made him think about hurting her and her dog. Police contacted the man who admitted to going over to the house, but did not say he made threats. He was told not to contact the woman or go over to her house anymore. She was given information about filling out a protection order.
• A Schwartz Road woman was bitten by her own dog June 10 when she tried to stop it from fighting with another dog. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment.
• Someone toppled a woman’s birdbath on Ethan Allen Road overnight June 10.
• A woman told police that her boyfriend pulled her from his truck on June 11 and threw her to the ground during an argument. He then grabbed her by the throat, picked her up and threw her against the truck. He threatened her life before fleeing on foot. He was located and arrested for domestic violence.
• A white man in a white box truck reportedly entered the Ariel Corporation property near midnight May 31 and took off the catalytic converter from a flatbed truck.
• Police received a call June 7 about a woman threatening to kill a man. The woman was in a BMW and even after an officer got behind her, she drove to her home. When questioned, the woman said she didn’t have to tell police anything. She reportedly started to yell and said she was going to go inside her residence. An officer told her she wasn’t free to leave and the woman responded that didn’t do anything. The officer reportedly told her to put her hands behind her back, but the woman refused and tried to pull away. She was arrested for resisting arrest and aggravated menacing.
• A man was told by police on June 8 to stop blowing debris off the road with a blower because it could damage the vehicles. The man, however, reportedly did it again on June 9 and damaged some vehicles. He said he just wanted to clean the road so his dog wouldn’t have dirty feet when they went for a walk. The man was issued a summons for criminal mischief and released.
• A woman punched another woman in the face several times at their apartment complex on June 9. The suspect admitted to hitting the other woman because the other woman had been “talking to her man.” The suspect was issued a summons for assault and told to stay away from the other woman.
• A man told police June 10 that he had been communicating with someone over Facebook. The man said he did video chat where he exposed himself. The other person recorded it without the man knowing and is threatening to send it to the man’s Facebook friends if the man does not pay him $400 to a Western Union account on the Ivory Coast. Police advised the man to stop contact with the person and block the person. The real identity of the person is unknown.
• Overnight June 11, someone entered a man’s unlocked truck on Marlborough Drive and took his wallet. The person then used his bank cards in Cleveland at ATMs and pulled out $1,712.84 in fraudulent withdrawals. The man has contacted his bank.
• Overnight June 12, someone entered a man’s vehicle on Thursby Road and stole property including keys, checkbooks and a garage door opener. The person used the garage door opener to steal a stereo and another vehicle. The vehicle, a 2003 Honda Accord, has been listed in LEADS as stolen.
• A vehicle was stopped for driving with no headlights on May 31 and police reported the driver smelled of alcohol. The driver said he had two shots when asked. He failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for OVI. He was released with a summons.
• While an officer was speaking to a manager of a restaurant about a separate incident on May 31, he saw a fight started in the parking lot. When the officer broke it up, one man fled on foot. Two other men were detained. One of the men did not want to get in the police cruiser and he was told he was under arrest for fighting. He reportedly resisted arrest and attempted to strike the officer with a closed fist. He was taken to the ground and placed under arrest. A large knife was found in his front left pocket. The arrested man said he was intoxicated. He was later released with a summons. The third man that fled was unable to be located. The arrested man said he was good friends with the man that fled but refused to release his information.
• During a fight at the Upper Deck Bar and Grill May 31, an officer reportedly took one of the men to the ground in an attempt to stop the fight. That man put a dent in the cruiser door as he went to the ground. He was then placed under arrest. Another officer arrested the second man. Both were reportedly extremely intoxicated. They were released with a summons to appear for disorderly conduct by fighting. The first man was also charged with criminal damaging. The second man was also issued a summons for underage consumption.
• A kid was swimming at a friend’s house June 2 when he stopped to go pet the homeowners’ dog. The dog bit the kid’s upper lip. One of the homeowner’s said the kid "got a little too close" but the dog was up to date on its rabies shots. The child was then transported to Akron Children's Hospital by the New Franklin Fire Department. Paperwork was sent to the Summit County Health Department.
• During a traffic stop June 2, an officer smelled marijuana. The officer searched the vehicle and found a backpack in the back seat with three small plastic bags of a marijuana. Of the two occupants admitted it was his. He was arrested and later released to his father.
• A man on South Main Street left the front window open of his apartmentj on June 3 and left for the afternoon. When he returned, he observed that the screen had been taken out of the window. He stated he was missing $1,000.
• A man was reportedly staggering on the roadway on June 3. He was located and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The man stated that he was trying to walk to Medina and that he has not eaten or slept in days. The man has a history of mental illness. He was transported as an emergency admission to the hospital.
• A woman reported June 3 that on March 9 someone used her personal information to remove $736 out of her income tax refund. That person then opened a bank account at Huntington Bank and had the listed money deposited in that account.
• A man reportedly struck multiple vehicles in a parking lot on June 6 and appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He had a slurred speech and glassy and bloodshot eyes. He failed field sobreity tests and was placed under arrest. He blew a .204. He was then released to a sober party with a citation to appear.
• A woman reported on June 9 that someone shot her residence with a BB gun in mid-May. She stated that there were two holes in her siding and the front window was damaged.
• A man said he was going to take his father’s vehicle to the gas station to get something to drink. When the man left, he took his juvenile daughter whom he does not have custody. The daughter’s guardian is the man’s father. On June 10, the vehicle was recovered by the Stark County Sheriff's Office on Interstate 77 near exit 109. On June 11, the man was placed under arrest for interference with custody, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and child endangering. The daughter was with him when he was located. She was placed in the custody of Summit County Children's Services.