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Suburbanite area crime report

Staff Writer
The Suburbanite
The Suburbanite

SPRINGFIELD TWP.

• Two people entered IHOP and sat in a booth on Aug. 6. One then went back outside, retrieved a rifle and brought it into IHOP. A server asked about the rifle and she said she was accused of racism. The two people were asked to leave for being rude to the staff, but both they refused. When police were called, one of the people took the rifle to a white pickup truck where a third person was waiting. The third person left with the rifle. The two people went back to sitting in their booth. When officers arrived, the people said they were only being approached because they were black and they were allowed to have the rifle. Police officers agreed that they were allowed to have the rifle. The second amendment gives them the right to carry the rifle and there were no signs stating they were not allowed to have it in the restaurant. The subjects were yelling and using profanity and the officer told them that they were not being detained. The manager wanted the people trespassed from the IHOP and so they walked to the sidewalk and yelled expletives until the third person returned to pick them up.

• Someone broke a woman’s window around Aug. 7. The woman is currently staying elsewhere because her home is being rebuilt after a fire.

COVENTRY TWP.

• A woman tried to hit a family member with her car after an argument turned physical on Aug. 7. The family member was able to escape on his motorcycle. The woman tried to follow him while she had her kid in the car. A warrant has been issued for the woman’s arrest and children’s services was contacted because of the juvenile in the car at the time of the incident.

• A woman reported Aug. 8 that someone entered her home on Judy Avenue in the evening and moved things around. The woman stated she had been intoxicated when she got home and had been brought home by her neighbors, but she did not notice anything until she went to walk her dog later.

• A man reported Aug. 8 that he got into an argument with his girlfriend in the backyard and he went inside and closed himself in the bedroom after she began scratching his chest. She then tried to get into the bedroom using a crowbar. When police arrived, the girlfriend tried to flee but she was arrested for domestic violence and taken to jail.

• A 39-year-old man attempted to use a credit card that belonged to a friend of his on Aug. 9 at Picks at PLX. It was declined and the man was detained by police. He claimed the friend allowed him to use the card. The friend was contacted and she said she did not allow him to use the card. She said he must’ve taken it from her home and she wanted to press charges for theft. A warrant has been issued for the man’s arrest.

• Someone reported Aug. 10 that they saw a man enter a woman’s home. The woman has a protection order against the man. Police showed up and asked the woman if the man was in her home. She said she did not know because she had gone straight to bed when she arrived home. She allowed police to search her home and they found the man hiding in the basement. He was arrested for violation of a protection order as a felony due to a previous conviction for violating a protection order.

GREEN

• Between July 10 and Aug. 7, someone used a fake check to take $390 from a man’s account.

• During a traffic stop Aug. 7, a vehicle’s registration did not match the vehicle. The driver was driving under suspension and had a warrant for failing to appear in court. She also had a meth pipe and was issued a summons for drug paraphernalia. A passenger had a warrant for failing to appear in court on a shoplifting charge. The license plate was recovered and given to the proper owner. Another registration, still not belonging to the vehicle in question, was also found.

• A woman on Mayfair Road could not find her keys after she accidentally left them in her door while unloading groceries on Aug. 7.

• A King Drive woman noticed on Aug. 8 that the screens on her windows had been cut as if someone had tried to get in.

• A driver crashed his vehicle Aug. 8 and fled on foot. He was located by K-9 and arrested. He told officers he ran because he had a suspended license. Hypodermic needles were also found in the vehicle.

• A 33-year-old woman was arrested Aug. 8 after police had to come out to her house three times and ask her to turn her music down. She was issued a summons.

• A warrant for domestic violence was filed Aug. 9 for a man after he bit and hit a woman. The woman is the mother of his two younger children and she did not want to press charges. They had gotten into an argument because she wanted him to leave after he had visited with their children.

• Someone broke in overnight and stole a check for $1,602 and $1,500 in cash Aug. 10 at Brush Bandit Tree Services. A neighbor reported that the vehicle was white, but the people had sped away when he startled them.

• Security footage shows a woman leaving clothing items in front of Basement at the Lake at 6:50 a.m. on Aug. 10. The woman was later identified as someone who had been involved in a theft at a coffee shop.

• During a traffic stop Aug. 11, it was determined that the VIN was tampered with and did not match the vehicle. The vehicle was found to be stolen out of Norton and the driver was arrested. The driver was taken to jail on charges for tampering with identity numbers and receiving stolen property.

• Serra Chevy discovered it was missing a Dodge Dakota between Aug. 8 and Aug. 11. They keys were still in the company box.

• A nine-year-old told a family friend Aug. 11 that her dad was hitting her and her siblings while their mom was at work. The girl asked the friend to call police and he did. The mother came home from work and found that the dad left the home on foot. The girl said they had been playing a game called hot hands and he had been drinking. He got mad and then hit them in the face. He was located and arrested for domestic violence.

• A woman entered a man’s home Aug. 12 and started taking things until the man confronted and detained her. She admitted to everything and was booked into Summit County Jail on burglary charges.

LAKEMORE

• Someone stole fishing rods from the bed of a man’s truck on Sanitarium Road on Aug. 9.

NEW FRANKLIN

• An officer got a call Aug. 8 about a driver who went through some bushes and almost caused an accident with another vehicle. The officer stopped the diver and observed him to have slurred speech and glassy eyes. The driver failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for OVI. He was later released with a citation to appear.

• A woman reported Aug. 10 that someone bought $424.17 worth of online purchases using her account.

• An officer received a report of a suspicious person asking for gas on Aug. 11. When the officer arrived, the suspicious person, a white man, was walking through someone’s yard and into their backyard. The officer asked the homeowners if they knew the man and they said they did not. The officer went back and questioned the man who said he was looking for gas for his vehicle. The man gave police a name and social security number but the picture did not match the man. The officer was able to figure out who the man was and found he had two warrants. He was arrested for obstruction and giving false identification. The man also had two needles in his pocket and more in his car, a baggie of pills, heroin and meth. He was released with a summons after being processed at the station.

8/11

• Police were called to a home Aug. 11 because a neighbor reported hearing someone yell “help” during an argument. A man at the home said he had an argument with his son, but his son had left the premises. The man tried to close the door, but an officer said the investigation wasn’t finished and wanted the man’s ID. The man refused and reportedly tried to close the door again. The officer grabbed the door and kept it open while the man tried to shut it. The man tried to get the officer’s arm out of the way so he could shut the door, but the officer would not move so the door ended up closing on the officer’s arm. The man was then able to get the door all the way closed and locked it. The officer then began to kick the door to gain entry to charge him with assault on an officer. Backup arrived and one of the officers knew the location from seizing firearms and dynamite. The man still would not come out so officers kicked the door in. A struggle ensued and the first officer punched the man in the shoulder so that he would stop resisting. The man was arrested and he was taken to the hospital for injuries. He said the argument with his son was because his son had attacked him. Officers took pictures of the man’s home where weapons were easily within reach. The man was later released from the hospital and taken to jail.

• Someone stole a man’s motorcycle from his driveway on Boston Avenue overnight Aug. 12.

• A woman reported Aug. 12 that her teenage son had left to go to his grandparents. A welfare check was conducted with Akron Police who said the teenager was fine. The son later returned to his mother’s home and threatened to stab the live-in boyfriend. The son was being unruly so he was arrested and taken to the detention center.

• A man got into a car accident Aug. 12 while driving a friend home. When police arrived, they smelled alcohol and the man had slurred speech. He failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OVI. He blew a .288 and was later released to a sober party.

• A man left a package on his doorstep Aug. 14 on State Park Drive so it could be picked up by UPS. It went missing before UPS got there.

• During the night Aug. 15, someone threw a rock into a woman’s windshield.