Summit and Stark county: Police Reports of May

Summit and Stark County: Police Reports and little pieces about the town

Police Reports are from Summit and Stark counties by month from May 2019.

SPRINGFIELD

5/1

In the late morning, a man went out to his garage and found his friend overdosing. He called the Fire Department who administered Narcan when they arrived. The friend was treated and released. The man that called was found to have three warrants for driving under suspension, disorderly conduct, and a dog at large. He was issued a summons and released. 

5/1

Neighbors called about two women who had been arguing all day. When police arrived, they found one of the women had a warrant for failure to appear on a domestic violence charge. She was transported to jail. 

5/1

A 16-year-old white boy left home early in the evening on April 29. He attended school the next day, but did not return home. On May 1, he did not go to school. He had left home on foot. He has brown hair and eyes. He is listed as a runaway. 

5/1

A 22-year-old started to overdose while sitting on a woman’s couch. The woman called police and the man was administered Narcan. When police and EMS arrived, the man was given another dose of Narcan and was checked out. He denied medical transport. 

5/2

A woman was mowing her lawn when she noticed her neighbor sitting on the roadway in his vehicle very near her property. She approached the neighbor, an 84-year-old white man, and he began to honk his horn and drove at her as if he were going to hit her with his vehicle. A witness saw this and, when police arrived, confirmed the woman’s story. The man’s cats were also on the woman’s property. He was issued a summons for menacing and animal at large. He was released. 

5/2

A woman said she was attacked by her live-in boyfriend. Photos were taken of her injury and the 34-year-old white boyfriend was taken to Barberton Jail. A temporary protection order was put in place.

5/2

At Lindsey Construction and Design, a relative of the business owner was found with a woman in the rear of the business without permission close to midnight. The relative, a 37-year-old man, gave police officers a false name. In the driver’s seat where the man was sitting, police found a glass meth pipe. The man is also a suspect from a theft on April 7. He also had a warrant out of Summit County Sheriff’s Office. The man was issued a summons for criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, and obstructing official business. Then he was turned over to Summit County. The woman was issued a summons for criminal trespass and released. 

5/3

A 38-year-old white man was peeking through a window next door to Sawyerwood United Methodist Church. Police stopped him and talked to the tenant in the residence who said she did not know the man. She did not want to press charges, but she said she had heard loud banging coming from the church moments before. The church had a broken front door. The man admitted to breaking the door. He was arrested for breaking and entering and taken to Summit County Jail. 

5/3

A young woman reported fraud. She had been using her old Twitter to make some money when she noticed her Paypal and other financial accounts were missing a large amount of money. She has contacted her banks. 

5/3

A 37-year-old white man broke into a neighbor’s shed on Milo White Drive and was sleeping there. The man asked the neighbor to leave. When officers arrived, the neighbor had already left. A warrant was issued for breaking and entering. 

5/3

At Giant Eagle, a 30-year-old white man was issued a summons for criminal trespass. He had been asked to leave several times but didn't want to do so. 

5/3

A man in his 30s was overdosing. He was brought back with Narcan. He had a needle and glass pipe on him. He was taken to Akron City Hospital for evaluation and officers wrote a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

5/3

A 35-year-old white man was overdosing. He felt cold to the touch, had shallow breathing, and was unresponsive. When police arrived, the man was on the kitchen floor. The man has a drug history and old track marks were on his arms. He was given a dose of Narcan. Springfield Fire arrived and gave him a second dose and he woke up. He admitted to snorting something but did not know what it was. He declined to go to the hospital. 

5/3

Late at night, officer received a call about gunshots on High Grove Avenue that came from a silver car. A car matching the description was seen and officers made a traffic stop. The vehicle had a strong smell of marijuana coming from it. The driver, a 17-year-old woman, had a baggie or marijuana and a glass pipe on her side of the vehicle. She said she had smoked. She was arrested for possession. Officer say she was yelling and acting crazy. She was evaluated by EMS and transported to Akron Children’s Hospital for her behavior. The vehicle was towed. The girl’s mother was notified to meet at the hospital.

5/4

A 38-year-old white man has been issued a summons for dog at large. His black and white dog was not on a leash and was roaming another resident’s property. The man has received verbal warnings in the past about the same issue. 

5/4

At Kohl’s, a 30-year-old white man entered a fitting room with shorts, a jacket, and a survival toolkit worth $140. The man concealed the items while in the fitting room and then exited the store. The man was approached by loss prevention outside of the store when he fled on foot. Police found him hiding behind a dumpster at Applebees with the jacket in his hands (with the tags still on it). He was arrested for theft and patted down. Officers found a cut straw and the rest of the merchandise. The man was placed in the cruiser and he appeared to be having medical issues. The Fire Department responded and transported the man to the hospital. He was issued a summons. 

5/6

An 18-year-old white man has been arrested for theft at Walmart. He was seen selecting a portable projector worth $219. He concealed the item in the package of another item and used the cheaper barcode to purchase it at self-checkout. He was issued a summons and released. 

5/6

Police were dispatched to a burglary in progress. A man said he found the screen removed from the window and it looked like someone had gone through the mail on the table. He said that his relative had done things like this before. When questioned by police, the relative said she was at the house to visit earlier that day. Nothing looked like it had been taken. 

5/9

During a traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle was identified as having a warrant for failure to appear on domestic menacing. He was arrested and transferred to Akron Police for his warrant. Police were given consent to search the car and they found drug paraphernalia belonging to a second passenger. He was arrested and issued a summons and released. 

5/9

At Dollar General, two people selected $100 worth of merchandise and then left the building without paying. The pair were confronted and fled in a vehicle registered to one of them. A photo line-up is pending to confirm the identity of the vehicle owner as one suspect. The matter is still under investigation to find the identity of the second suspect. 

5/10

A woman left home to attend family matters on April 7 and returned home April 10. She went straight to bed. When she woke up later that day, she noticed her music system, basketball shoes, and clothing items missing. The bedroom window was also open and the screen was cut. There was a chair underneath the window outside. 

5/10

A white woman concealed $46.07 worth of merchandise and walked out without paying. Much of it was perfume, jewelry, and cards. The woman had some the same thing on May 8. This time she was stopped and one of the stolen items from May 8 was recovered as well as the stolen items from that day. She was issued a summons for theft and released.

5/10

Between May 1 and May 10, someone removed a woman’s license plate from her vehicle which had been parked in her driveway. 

5/11

A 16-year-old white boy was called a 15-year-old girl eleven times and would not stop. He was contacted along with his parents and advised not to speak to her again. 

5/11

A woman said that a black man assaulted her while they were at the bus stop. Once on scene, police found the man had not assaulted her. The man was in possession of an open container of beer. He was placed under arrest and they also found a small baggie of marijuana. The man was issued a summons and released. 

5/11

A woman said she had been watching television when her boyfriend started yelling at her. He grabbed the remote and threw it at her causing a bruise on her ribcage. The woman tried to walk away, but the man it her on the back of the head. When police arrived, they located the woman walking down the street. The man was standing at the front door. When he saw officers, he ran out the back door. The woman let the officers in and they could not locate the man. His handgun was also missing. 

A K9 unit was deployed to track the man. The dog went down a hill to a swamp edge, across a creek, and down toward a fence line of houses. The dog then went through a backyard to a trail toward the swamp when the man yelled at police to hold their dog. The man came out with his hands up and was taken into custody for domestic violence. He was booked in Summit County Jail.

5/12

At Walmart, a 25-year-old white man was acting strangely while walking through the store. He took his shirt off and the manager saw a handgun in the waistband. When police arrived, the man attempted to run and put the gun on a rack. Police got him in custody and he appeared to be under the influence of drugs. EMS checked him out and he was transported to Akron City Hospital. Charges are pending. 

5/12

At Home Depot, two middle-aged white men took a trailer and four zero-turn mowers between 1AM and 2AM. They used a black pickup truck and made three trips. They used bolt cutters to cut the cable attaching the mowers together. 

5/14

At The Office Motel, police saw a motorcycle parked outside of a room. The motorcycle was in the system as stolen. Police spoke with a man and woman in the hotel room. The man said he did not know where the motorcycle came from. The woman gave a false name and said that the man had picked her up on the motorcycle and brought them to this location. The woman also said the man gave her a pill that she took but she didn’t know what it was. The woman was detained in the cruiser. She eventually gave her real information and then passed out. The man said they had taken Xanax. Springfield Fire Department was called to check on the couple and they were transported to the hospital. Warrants were filed for the couple for receiving stolen property, obstructing official business, and drug paraphernalia which had been found. 

5/14

At Home Depot, a 37-year-old black woman attempted to walk out of the door with a shower seat. The woman could not produce a receipt and was stopped by loss protection employees. She admitted to stealing it and she was arrested for theft. Police searched her and found medical marijuana in her purse. The woman had purchased it in Las Vegas and said she brought it back home. She did not have a medical marijuana card and knew it wasn’t legal in Ohio yet. She was issued a summons for theft and possession of drugs and released. 

5/14

A man said he was at customer service for a return and laid his wallet on the counter. He then finished the return and walked away, forgetting to take his wallet. An unknown person then removed $350 and two gift cards. Loss prevention officers are going to check store surveillance for any video and give it to the police. 

5/14

At Kohl’s, a woman said she had her phone in her back pocket but, when she went to grab it, it was no longer there. She said it must’ve fallen out or someone took it. She said she could see someone using it through the Snapchat app.  

5/16

At Speedway, a man in his 30s took $21.99 worth of food without paying. He was stopped by police on the road after eating some of the food. He was arrested for theft and trespassing and issued a summons. He had been told on May 3 not to return to the Speedway. He also had a failure to appear on a warrant from May 14. He was taken to a homeless shelter.

5/16

At Home Depot, someone attempted to steal a catalytic converter from a man’s vehicle. The person cut through the exhaust pipe while the vehicle was in the parking lot. The vehicle was out of range of surveillance videos so there is no suspect at this time. 

5/16

A woman said she fell asleep at around noon, but when she woke up later that day her car was missing. The keys had been inside the residence but they were now missing. An acquaintance, a white man in his 20s, had access to the home and the woman suspected him of taking the vehicle. The vehicle’s owner was notified. The car has been entered as stolen and an investigation is pending. 

5/17

A woman reported that between December 18, 2018 to today someone had hacked her computer and stole her identity. The person took $4,137.49 and the woman has been receiving calls from debt collectors. She believes someone may have opened accounts in her name. 

5/17

A white woman was stopped for driving down the middle of the road. When they ran her information, she had a suspended license. She was asked to get out of the car and a K9 unit went around the vehicle and alerted. After a search, police found pills in the driver’s purse. The woman said she thinks they are Vicodin but when her brother took them he almost overdosed. She wasn’t sure what the other pills her. The pills were sent to testing. 

5/18

A neighbor heard a girlfriend and boyfriend arguing at 3AM. The boyfriend, a 30-year-old white man, was heard threatening to beat the girlfriend. The girlfriend then walked away from the boyfriend up the road but he followed her. The boyfriend then turned around and went home because he thought the neighbor had fired gunshots at him. Police arrived. There was no evidence of gunshots. The boyfriend admitted to arguing. The girlfriend could not be found and did not have a phone. There are no charges at this time. 

5/18

A woman reported her phone missing. It had gone missing overnight on May 11 to May 12. She believes someone took it from her home because it was last seen on a table. The battery was almost dead. 

5/19

A man reported that another man was entering a residence by force. The residence the man was entering was his ex-girlfriend’s. The man had come in through a window and started yelling at his ex about another man in the house. Then the man left out the front door and was stopped by police. He was arrested for burglary and taken to jail.

5/19

Police were called about a suspicious person taking a tree or bush out of a yard. On arrival, they found a 27-year-old white man with a shrub. He had used his vehicle to get it across the street to a party. The man was made to bring the plant back and replant it. 

5/20

A 34-year-old white woman was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped. During a consent to search, police located a glass bong in a backpack. She was placed under arrest and issued a summons for possession of drug paraphernalia. 


5/20

At Kohl’s, a 37-year-old white man concealed three belts and walked out the door. While searching him, police found crystal substance in his sock. He was arrested on possession of drugs and theft and issued a summons.  He also had a warrant out of Akron. He was turned over to them. 


5/20

A woman said that someone came into her residence by using a broken window on the front door. The person moved around some items, but did not take anything. The person also took via tow a salvaged Chevy Cobalt from the driveway. The woman suspects her ex-boyfriend who whosed to live at the residence. 

5/20

A 32-year-old man overdosed. The man was laying on the bathroom floor and struggling to breathe. Police and Fire responded and administered Narcan. He refused to go to the hospital.

5/21

At Kohl’s, a 28-year-old black woman was stealing. She fled to the Speedway and police found she had a warrant. She was arrested. 

5/22

A 22-year-old white man was overdosing. He was administered Narcan. Police found he had a warrant. He was turned over to Summit County Sheriff’s Office. 

5/21

A juvenile girl told police that her mother pulled her hair and choked her and dragged her across the bedroom. The girl also said the mother assaulted her juvenile sister in a similar fashion and then kicked them out of the house. Officers were unable to contact the sister, but made contact with the mother at her place of employment.

The mother said she had sand and rocks delivered to their house and that family members and her boyfriend would be coming to lay foundation for a pool on May 23. She said the children were being disrespectful and not helpful so she took their door off its hinges. That’s when one of the girls had gotten into her face and seemed like she was going to punch her. The woman said she defended herself, but did not pull the girls hair or choke her. She also said she did not kick them out. She had told them to go to their grandmother’s who lives across the street for the evening. She had watched them go to the grandmother’s house. She did not know they had left to go over to different friends’ houses. No charges will be filed. 

5/23

Two women got into an argument and one of the women grabbed the other by her hair and punched her in the face. The aggressive woman was arrested for assault and issued a summons. She was released on the scene. 

5/23

A 38-year-old white man gave consent to search his vehicle after it was reported suspicious at Home Depot. Home Depot had had some thefts. Police found a duffel bag, rotary tool, accessory kit, smart security camera, multi-tool, and several folding knives. All the equipment was new or still in its box. The man could not provide proof of ownership of the property found in the vehicle and it is suspected to be stolen. The man’s wife said the property belonged to a friend of the man. The man said he had bought the entire bag for $50 at a flea market. Both parties report being homeless. 

5/23

A Kohl’s, a 21-year-old black man took $416 worth of merchandise and left the store. He fled on foot when police tried to stop him. He was apprehended by the Quality Inn. He was arrested for theft and obstructing official business. He said he took it as a birthday present for himself and for a friend. He was issued a summons and processed at the department. 

5/24

A 31-year-old Asian man took $176 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s and fled from Loss Prevention associates as he left the store. He ignored police commands to stop and entered  wooded area. He was tased and arrested for theft, tampering with evidence, and resisting arrest. He said he had swallowed pills while running and Springfield Fire was called. They transported him to the hospital for observation. He was also issued a summons at the hospital.

5/24

Officers got a gcall about a man with a gun. The man was unstable and had fled into the woods. He had been drinking. When police arrrived, they found the 29-year-old white man at his residence. He gave them consent to search. They did not find a weapon but did find magazines with ammunition in them in the basement. He said it belongs to his wife. The wife said to take it and destroy it. No charges have been authorized. 

5/25

At Walmart, a man and woman took a swimming pool worth $388 and did not pay for it. They got into a vehicle owned by the man. Investigation is pending. 

5/25

At Kohl’s, a 41-year-old white man took shoes valued at $54.99. He was charged with theft. 

5/26

At Walmart, a 26-year-old black woman hid $63.43 worth of toiletries and clothes and left the store with another person. She refused to stop for loss prevention and got into a vehicle. The woman has been banned from Walmart prior to this because of shoplifting. She was arrested and issued a summons for theft and criminal trespass. 

5/26

A man said his son became angry with him because he scuffed the 17-year-old boy’s shoes. The son pushed and punched his father. The son also tried to stab him with a wrench. The father had a cut on his nose. When police arrived, they saw the son trying to throw a metal vent cover at other people. A neighbor was attempting to restrain the son. The son admitted what he did but said his father had started it. There were no injuries on the son. The son was arrested for domestic violence. 

5/26

A woman suspects that her ex has been stalking her since they broke up in February. He has had friend’s text her, Facebook her, and call her over and over. The ex said that she still contacts him and he is not stalking her. He was advised not to contact her again. 

5/27

At Autozone, a vehicle was stopped for speeding and not having a front license plate. The man had a prior drug arrest and said he did not consent to a search of his vehicle. The 34-year-old white man was told to step out of the car and was detained because he made aggressive movements. When he was being detained, he pulled away so he was arrested for obstructing official business. 

5/27

At Walmart, a 35-year-old black woman was yelling at employees. Police asked the woman to identify herself and she did not. She was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. Police searched her purse for ID and found less than a quarter of a gram of marijuana. She was issued a summons for possession and disorderly conduct and released. 

5/27

A 21-year-old white woman was stopped for a headlight violation while driving. She did not have a valid license. Her passenger went to open the glove box to get the registration and the woman tried to block the officer’s view. The woman gave consent to search the vehicle and said there may be a “roach” in the backseat. Police found a plastic baggie with crystal substance under the driver’s seat and it tested positive for meth. In the glove box was a pink sock with a meth pipe. Both people denied ownership. They were both arrested for possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. They issued a summons and released. 

5/28

At Applebees, there was a large fight involving 20 people. All parties were searched. It is believed the fight started between two men and escalated. One of the men that started it fled on foot before police arrived. One woman was struck in the head and was treated by EMS. Due to conflicting statements and poor video footage, everyone was referred to the prosecutor’s office. 

5/28

At StorageZone, a lock was missing on a man’s storage unit and several items were missing including bicycles, remote control cars, tools, a toolbox, and a radio.

5/29

At Home Depot, a white person took an air ratchet and fled via motorcycle. Police attempted a traffic stop, but the person got away. The motorcycle had been reported stolen out of Summit County. The incident is under investigation.

5/29

A man left his attached garage door open and took a shower. He later found that someone had stolen his smart speaker from his garage.

5/30 

A woman said she got into an argument with a 39-year-old man. The woman’s 15-year-old son was present and, during the argument, the man grabbed the son and threw him into a table. The man was placed under arrest for domestic violence. He was taken to jail. 

5/31

A 22-year-old black man has been harassing his ex over the phone and even came over to her mother’s home to find her. The woman said they do have a child together but he has no parental rights through the court. He was asked to leave several times but refused so she decided to leave with her child. When she tried to pull out of the driveway, he stood in front of the vehicle and threw rocks. The ex admitted to throwing the rocks, but said he missed on purpose to scare the woman. The woman did not want to pursue charges, but needed to document this for a protection order. The man was told not to return to the property. 

5/31

Parents reported their 15-year-old son had run away. The boy had said he did not want to do any chores and left the house at 2:30 PM. He has been entered in LEADS as a runaway. He was found.

5/31

A man said he was in the shower when someone stole his Apple Watch. Multiple people were in the house when it went missing and he kicked them out. He needs the report for insurance. 

5/31

A 38-year-old white man blew a stop sign while on a bike and was almost hit by a police officer. He was stopped and advised of rules. He was found to have three warrants. When he was arrested, a search found several hypodermic needles. He was issued a summons for drug paraphernalia.

5/31

At Red Roof Inn, a woman said she was assaulted by a man earlier in the night and that he left with some of her items. Officers had been called to the scene earlier, but could not locate the people involved. The woman said they got in an argument about pizza and the man had pushed her against a wall and choked her. She said he then threw her to the ground and punched her in the face and head. She felt like she lost consciousness. The woman said she did try to defend herself and threw a fire extinguisher at him. The woman agreed to be checked out by Springfield Fire and advised she was five weeks pregnant. 

While waiting for Fire, the woman called the man on her phone and handed it to the officer. The man said they indeed fought over pizza and chicken wings. He said the woman had kicked him in the head and that’s when he pushed her and hit her. He said he had a knot on him from where she hit him. Due to conflicting statements, there were no charges.

COVENTRY

5/1

A stolen vehicle was found in a parking lot of Stark Distributing. The GMC had no license plate and was returned to its owner.

5/2

A man was renting out his place on Airbnb. The renters were supposed to leave by 10AM but had not left by 3PM and were refusing. Police arrived, and the renters were packing up their belongings and complaining about issues with the house. They were told they could take the issue up with Airbnb but had to vacate. They were advised to go through small claims court. While the renters were waiting on their ride, police found a warrant for one of the men for probation violation. The 47-year-old white man was arrested and transported to Summit County Jail to wait for extradition to New Jersey.

5/2

A license plate was stolen from Akron Auto Auction.

5/3

Overnight, someone stole a gas generator from a construction site on Towpath Trailhead.

5/5

A man suspected his son, a 35-year-old white man, to be under the influence of drugs. The son refused to answer his father about what he had taken. His son also refused to leave the house. The son punched holes in the living room and pushed his father. When police arrived, the father and mother were waiting in the driveway. The son could be seen pacing inside. When the son heard police, he ran into the basement and out the door. Then he ran around the backyard screaming. He was ordered to stop, but did not. An officer deployed his taser. The son dropped to the ground and resisted arrest. The officer hit him in the face with his knee twice, but the son was able to get back up and tackle the officer. The son was able to get up again and advance on the officer who drew his gun and ordered the son to the ground. The son retreated back into the residence. A second officer arrived and the son ran out through the garage. He was tased again and resisted arrest, but the officers were able to get him handcuffed. The son was transported to Barberton Hospital. In the basement, officers found a spoon and a bag containing methamphetamine residue. The son was charged with assault of a police officer, domestic violence, drug paraphernalia, obstructing official business, and resisting arrest.

5/5

An unknown person entered an a woman's apartment during work hours and removed bras and underwear, a rug, a blanket, and toiletries. The door was locked when the woman returned but the deadbolt was not. There were no signs of forced entry. The woman had a window which had been broken previously, but her apartment is on the second floor.

5/5

A father and daughter got into an argument because the father did not want a dog at the residence. The daughter, a 17-year old girl, said the argument got physical when her father struck her in the nose with a closed fist. Police did not observe an injury. The daughter said she did not want her father to get in trouble. When speaking with the parents, they said their daughter has a history of mental health and behaviour issues, The mother said she was present and nothing physical happened. The daughter left the residence for the day to stay with her boyfriend.

5/6

A man confronted a homeowner about loud music. The homeowner told the man to go home, but the man swung at the homeowner. The homeowner dodged the swing and pushed the man away. The man pulled out a knife and cut his own hand by accident. Police were called and the man was treated for his hand injury by Coventry Fire. The man was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.

5/6

A woman was contacted by PNC bank about a night deposit that did not match the deposit slip. She works for Family Video and had $257 that should have been deposited from the store. Only $.07 had been deposited. The woman contacted the night employee and he said he would make things right by the end of business on May 6. The woman then found video games were missing while the man had been on shift. The man was contacted and he said he would make things right when he got paid next. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

5/6

A woman said she found out her failed her nursing test and had gone out drinking. When she returned and tried to bathe her two-year-old daughter, the woman's mother was upset because the woman was intoxicated. The woman swung at her mother and knocked the phone out of her hands and knocked the woman down. When the mother fell, she hit her head. The mother said she had to hold the woman down so she would not be hit anymore. The woman was arrested on domestic violence and booked in jail.

5/6

In the evening, someone broke into a building and was breaking things inside. A witness at the scene saw a man in the window and heard glass breaking. They did not see anyone leave the house. Police did not find anyone inside either.

5/8

On April 8, a woman reported that someone removed a property marker that she had paid for from a survey. On May 2, a man talking to police about a civil matter said he did remove the marker because the storm runoff was causing it to collect debris in his yard. The man said he didn't believe the markers were true benchmarks anyway because they were not approved by the state. On May 7, the woman said she wished to file charges on the man, her neighbor for criminal mischief. He was issued a summons.

5/8

Two men came into Akron Auto Auction on foot and stole a van which was used for security. The van had been unlocked with the keys in the vehicle. There is video footage of the incident and the vehicle has been entered into LEADS as stolen.

5/8

At Acme, a man returned to the store after being told by police not to return. He came in multiple times and then went to the Wendy's. He was located yelling obscenities and admitted to police that he had gone back in there. He was arrested on criminal trespass and taken to jail.

5/9

A woman left her home during work hours and returned for lunch. She found the door open which had been locked. She found that someone had stolen $3,500 and three tablets. The woman said the person must've gotten the key from her desk and went into her fireproof lockbox to steal the money. The person also took money from around their house which was stashed in envelopes.

5/13

At Aspen Dental, someone stole $100 from a secured desk drawer over the weekend. It had been pried open.

5/14

Someone had stolen a man's identity. The man learned he was in collections for $219 of an unpaid utility bill. He is a developmentally disabled individual and a board administrator of Summit County called on his behalf. An investigation is pending.

5/14

Between April 14 and May 14, someone broke in through the rear wood door of Coventry Animal Clinic, . Nothing seemed to be taken but some things were moved. The air conditioner unit had been removed from the side of the building.

5/15

A manager of Pet Supplies Plus said a white man in his 40s tried to buy a gift card with a counterfeit $100. When he was confronted, he left in a silver Buick with tinted windows and a missing front grill.

5/16

A man said someone poisoned his gold leaf weeping willow tree by pouring something around the base. The tree is showing signs of dying off and the ground around it is dead.

5/19

At Johnny J's Pub, two men were arguing over a joke that one of the men made toward the bartender. One of the men said the other started the charge him and he punched him in defense. Bar staff separated them and they agreed it was just a misunderstanding. No charges were filed and both parties were picked up by sober adults.

5/17

A man responded to an advertisement about being a mystery shopper. The man received a package in the mail on May 13 with a cashier's check for $2,800. He was instructed by a person named John S to deposit the check and purchase two Walmart gift cards and to take a commission for himself. The man cashed the check and kept $400 and bought the gift cards. The man took photos of the serial numbers of the gift cards and sent them to John S. The man also filled out a survey about his purchasing experience. On May 16, he heard from John S who texted the man and asked him to do another $4,200 transaction. The man felt uneasy about the request and checked his account. He realized the check had been returned for insufficient funds. The Walmart gift cards had been emptied and John S could not be contacted.

5/18

A 15-year-old black girl had been picked up from a party by her father. When he was driving her home, she became upset and wanted to go back to the party. She then began punching him in his shoulder while he was driving. Then she started to throw trash at him so he drove to the police station and filled out a domestic violence report. The daughter admitted to hitting her father, but said it wasn't that hard. She was arrested for domestic violence and transported to juvenile detention.

5/20

Police and fire responded to a stove on fire at a residence. Coventry Fire extinguished the fire and there was minor damage to the stove.

5/20

Sometime between May 19 and May 20, someone stole a woman's motorcycle from her private parking spot at Wigeon Way's apartment complex. The bike did not have keys with it but the steering was not locked.

5/21

A woman stated that a man came over to her house to pick up the child they had together. The woman (24) put the child into the man's car and the man (25) came around and grabbed her by the neck and slammed her head on the hood. The woman said when she tried to get away the man would slam her down again. She said she eventually was able to get away and call 911 and that's when the man peeled out of the driveway. He yelled at her "Consequences have actions" as he left. The woman had visible injuries to her neck and she completed a statement and an order of protection.

The man was contacted by phone and advised to bring the child back. He refused. Tallmadge Police were contacted and they detained the man at his residence. The man was informed he was under arrested for domestic violence. The man said the woman had scratched his neck and photos were taken of those injuries. He was transported to Summit County Jail. The child was turned over to her mother.

5/22

A woman asked her friend to stop contacting her. The friend, a white man, continued to contact her through restricted numbers and Facebook messages. Police contacted him via phone and told him to stop contacting her or face criminal charges. He agreed not to contact her anymore.

5/22

A woman said that someone forced entry into her home which damaged the front door. The person took an Xbox.

5/22

A mentally disabled woman was assaulting her two caregivers. The woman had been yelling while she listened to YouTube music videos. The caregivers asked her several times to calm down and close her bedroom door. The woman eventually became agitated and started to swing on the caregiver making the request. When the second caregiver came in to help restrain the woman, she swung on the other woman too and pulled her hair. When the caregivers got away, the woman returned to her room and continued to watch videos.

The caregivers did not have visible signs of injury, but the said their heads were hurting. The woman had injuries which were photographed. Everyone denied to be evaluated by Coventry Fire. The woman was arrested on assault and taken to Summit County Jail.

5/23

A 34-year-old white woman hit a man when she tried to grab his phone while he was videotaping her. The man showed officers the video but police did not see the alleged strike. The man did not want to prosecute. The man and woman are dating but live in seperate locations so the man left the property.

5/23

At Autozone, there was a van in the parking lot when employees arrived at work. They thought it belonged to a customer who would come back. The vehicle turned out to be stolen out of Akron. The key was in the ignition and it was out of gas. The owner was unable to be contacted and the vehicle was towed.

5/23

Overnight, a vehicle went missing from Meadowbrook Services. The keys were in the office at the time and there are no suspects. The name of the company is stenciled on the white passenger van.

5/27

A 34-year-old white man was in his vehicle on the side of the road at I-77 South. He was in the driver's seat and the car was running but parked partially in the road. Police made contact and smelled alcohol and saw the man's eyes were bloodshot. It appeared he also wet himself and there were open bottles in the car. He had slurred speech and could not complete sentences. The man did say, "Yes, I'm fucking drunk." Coventry Fire responded and he refused treatment. He was arrested for OVI and open container. The man was transported to the office for testing, but refused sobriety test and a chemical breath test.

5/28

A woman tried to make a neighbor's dog leave her back porch because it was loose and eating from her cat's food bowl. The dog bit the woman on her forearm causing a severe laceration requiring stitches. Coventry Fire responded and transported her to the hospital. The owner of the dog was contacted and he said he would compensate the woman. He was advised to keep the dog contained for ten days until the Board of Health can make a determination. He was issued a summons for a loose dog. The dog is a female black labrador and did not seem aggressive when the officer examined it.

5/28

A man was outside when a brown and white boxer came into his yard and attacked his cat. The man tried to pull the dog off and the dog scratched the man which left a cut on his finger. A neighbor was able to secure the dog in a crate. The neighbor said the dog belongs to a former tenant. The dog had been tied up to a truck bumper when the former tenant left for the day. The former tenant was not able to be contacted so a voicemail was left. The injured cat was taken to Green Animal Hospital. The Summit County Humane Society was also contacted.

5/28

Police responded to a car crash on Manchester Road and found a leafy substance in one of the cars.

5/29

Someone went into a man's unlocked vehicle and stole change, a pocket knife, and a handicap placard. The knife and the placard were located across the street in a neighbor's yard and returned to the man. There are no suspects.

5/30

At ACME, a 31-year-old white man stole a Coke and a Pepsi Wild Cherry. There is video footage. The man was arrested for theft and issued a summons. He was released on the scene.

5/31

Police were notified about someone living in an abandoned Mazda Minivan. Police made contact with a 36-year-old white woman in the rear of the vehicle. She had an outstanding warrant and was placed under arrest.

5/31

A man received several calls from someone claiming to be the FBI. He told the man his social security number had been stolen and that the man needed to send money via gift card numbers to get it cleared up. The man sent $500 via a gift card number to the caller. The numbers were 1-800-772-1214 and 1-855-466-4438. When the numbers were called back, they were not valid.

LAKEMORE

5/2

A person removed six I-beams from a man’s residence without his permission. The man believes an acquaintance had some part in the theft due to knowledge of the property.

5/6

Police were dispatched to a verbal argument. The white woman in the argument had a felony warrant for theft out of Akron Police Department but they did not want her for her warrant. A K9 officer from Springfield Township Police Department drove by and, because the black man  had previous drug charges, police ran the dog around the car. The dog alerted on the driver side door. When the officer searched the car, he found suspected methamphetamine in the driver side cup holder. The man was asked about the substance and he said, “I mean I don't know what it is, but if it had to be something it would be meth.” He was arrested for possession of drugs. He was issued a summons and released. The woman was advised on her warrant.

5/7

A homeowner stated that her sister decided that she wanted to move out of the house. She stated that her sister and and her sister’s boyfriend and her sister’s friend came over to get her sister’s belongings. The homeowner stated that she has made it known that the friend is not allowed in the home. The homeowner stated that after verbal altercations between everyone in the house, she and the friend started to fist fight. The homeowner stated that when the three of them left, the boyfriend broke her car window with a baseball bat.
5/7

Police received at call of shots fired at a house. On arrival, family members in the home said they were sleeping when they heard 4-5 pops. They thought it was a car backfiring or possibly gunshots. They found glass on the front outer door shattered and a hole on the metal of the inner door. The bullet then continued into the rear living room wall, into the drywall, and falling down inside the wall. An officer checked the house, vehicles and all outside items for any other possible gunshot holes and found none. They did not find casings either.

The shots are consistent with being fired from a moving car directly in front of the house. A vehicle was heard but not seen leaving the scene. There are no suspects at this time. No one knows anyone that would have a possible reason to seek some type of retaliation. 

5/7

An assistant principal at Springfield Junior and High School advised police that a student in her office admitted to her that he had smoked his THC “Dab” pen today and was high. On arrival, police saw the Dab pen and three cartridges in a ziploc baggie. The 15-year-old white student had red, glassy eyes and he seemed to be slurring his words slightly. He admitted that the pen was his and that he paid $70.00 for the pen and cartridges. He bought it a couple weeks ago and had just started using it. He did not buy it at school. The student's father was advised by phone of the situation and and that a police report and pending charges could be obtained the next day. The student was charged with drug paraphernalia and drug possession. He will be referred to Community Youth Division along with any school disciplinary consequences he may face.

5/9

Police received a call that a juvenile was being unruly. Police met with 14-year-old girl’s father, who was obviously highly intoxicated. He was slurring his words, unable to keep his balance, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of an alcohol on him. Police were unable to understand what he was trying to say due to his high level of intoxication. 

When police spoke with the girl, she said her father was drunk and she wanted to leave and that he pushed her against the wall. At this time, the girl’s stepmother arrived at the residence and was advised of what the daughter said and the stepmother said that the girl has made accusations of violence in the past. The girl showed no signs of physical violence.The girl was told that it was her stepmother's decision on whether she gets to leave and go to a friends house. 

The father and stepmother were also advised that due to the high level of intoxication of the father and him being in care and custody of the child that police would be reporting the findings to Children Services for a follow up.

5/10

A black woman was crying and said that her brother hit her in the mouth and he was in the house. The brother, a 16-year-old black boy, identified as Adarus M Black, responded to the front door of the residence,stating that he and his sister were arguing, and that she bit him on the thumb.  I, Officer Smith, observed Adarus's right thumb was bleeding. Both subjects refused treatment. Adarus stated that when his sister came over to get her clothes,(she does not live at this location) he asked her for the money that she owed him. A verbal argument ensued and turned physical when his sister got him in a headlock. During this altercation, Adarus tried to get out of the head lock and this is when his sister bit him on the thumb. He responded by striking her in the mouth. Tarae agreed that the fighting was over some money that she owed to her brother.  Tarae gathered her clothes and was picked up by another sister.

5/11

A man reported the front door window to a residence had been broken out. The man stated the property is vacant and the window could have been broken for weeks. The man also states that the home was secure and that he does not believe that anyone attempted to enter the home.

5/11

A man reported a chip on the windshield of his truck that occurred overnight. He stated there was no chip on the window when he parked his truck and believed the chip was vandalism.

5/12

A woman received a text message from a number she does not recognize. She suspects that it is spoofed. The message read “happy mother’s day! Hope it is filled with guilt. You should be ashamed of yourself. Your children are going to be messed up for life because of your poor, heartless decisions. They have people who love them no matter what but you want to tell them horrible lies for your own personal gain. Karma will be coming to you.”

The woman also received a Facebook message from her a relative of her spouse which said, “I don’t understand why your telling lies about Shayne but stop and you’re a nobody and I can’t believe I used to like u.” The woman believes the text message and Facebook message were left by her estranged husband, whom she has a protection order against.

5/23

An employee of the Village Road Department observed two vehicles in the field west of the ball fields, turfing up the field. The man gave police the license plate numbers and told the driver one of the vehicles to stop. The driver responded that he was sorry. The second vehicle departed from the park also.

Police identified both drivers of the vehicles who are Springfield High School seniors. They have recently graduated. Police advised the first driver to contact the road department and provide them with an apology. 

5/24

Police had a report of a fight between three girls. A 14-year-old girl was watching a fight between two other girls when it was broken up by a bouncer. The bouncer was escoring an 11-year-old girl off the premises when the 14-year-old started to follow and argue. She was yelling so she was arrested for disorderly conduct. As she was being arrested, she pulled away from the officer and yelled at him. and acting violent. The 11-year-old girl admitted she did hit the 12-year-old girl and video footage showed the 11-year-old hitting the older girl in the multiple times. The 11-year-old was arrested for assault and the two girls were transported to juvenile detention.

5/24

A woman laid her cellphone on workout equipment at Forever Fitness 24/7. When she returned, it was gone. Security video showed a man had picked the phone up and put it in his pocket. The man’s name was obtained through a member who had brought the suspect to the gym as a guest.

5/26

In the early hours of morning, police noticed a man near the police station swaying and looking in the grass for something. The man had a baseball glove and baseball in his hand. Police asked what he was doing he said he was playing baseball with his friend. The friend then approached and explained that he had heard it was a safe place to play baseball. The friend argued with the officers and refused to show them ID. Police could smell alcohol on the man’s breath. He started to walk away, but was detained. He was issued a summons for disorderly conduct by public intoxication.

5/27

A man believes his next door neighbor caused damage to his vehicle using a glass ball in the shape of a marble and some type of propellant to smash the rear window of his vehicle. The neighbor who denied causing the damage.

5/29

There was an unwanted person in front of a home yelling at the resident. Police issued verbal commands to both parties to stop screaming and yelling at each other. The resident complied, but the unwanted person did not despite being told several times. He was arrested for disorderly conduct, taken to the department for processing, issued a summons and released.


NEW FRANKLIN

5/2

A man said his wife received a phone call on May 1 and the woman left a message. The woman had been contacted by an officer in February and advised that she was not to have any contact with the man or his wife. On May 5, the woman was placed under arrest and issued a summons to appear at the Barberton Municipal Court.

5/3

A man stated he had recently broke his leg at work and was prescribed pain medication. He said that a man who had been temporarily working for him was at his residence and had stolen his prescribed pain medication along with $50. The man said the worker has a criminal history and is known for using drugs and theft.

5/3

A man reported that an unknown male approached him wanting to sell him drugs. The man refused and the drug dealer started to chase after him with a club. When police arrived, they found the drug dealer’s vehicle at the gas pumps. After speaking with the driver and the passenger, police learned that the passenger that had an active felony warrant out of the Summit County Sheriff's Office. The driver had a suspended drivers license. 

Police detained the men and found a small baggie of a clear/ white crystal substance on the driver. The driver stated that it was methamphetamine. The driver was placed under arrest. The passenger had a single prescription pill on him, which he stated was a Percocet. He was also placed under arrest. Both subjects were transported back to the station and processed. They were then transported to the Summit County Jail. The vehicle was towed.

5/3

Police were called about a suspicious vehicle that was in a driveway.  Police recognized the vehicle as associated with a man who had an active felony warrant out the Ohio State Highway Patrol. While placing the man under arrest, police discovered two plastic baggies with white powder and a smoking device. The white powdery substance was field tested and came back as positive for cocaine. The man was transported to Summit County Jail.

5/4

Police were called about unauthorized use of a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle gave permission to her daughter to use the listed vehicle. The woman stated that when she would speak with her daughter that her daughter would not give her a straight answer on when she would be returning the vehicle. After reporting this incident, the daughter brought the vehicle back to her mother’s residence.

5/4

There was a domestic dispute where two women got into a physical fight. One woman locked herself in the bathroom with a box cutter. Somehow the woman in the bathroom got a cut on her arm. The woman said she did not use the box cutter to harm herself. An ambulance was called to the scene for a mental evaluation and for the woman’s injuries. 

5/4

Police pulled over a vehicle for speeding 75mph in a 45mph zone. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. Officers asked the driver if he had been drinking and he stated yes.Officers had the driver step out of the vehicle. That’s when the driver become disorderly and irate. Dispatch advised the driver was under twelve driving suspensions. The driver did not perform the standardized field sobriety tests to a satisfactory level. He was placed under arrest for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. The vehicle was towed. He denied and refused to submit to chemical tests. He was issued a citation and then released to a sober party.

5/5

A mother stated that she has not seen her daughter since 9AM. The daughter was last seen wearing a black pullover with white stripes and black riding pants with gold cowgirl boots. A BOLO was sent out and the girl was listed as missing in LEADS. 

At nearly 5:30PM, the mother came to the police department and reported that her daughter was home this whole time and there is no cause for concern. This matter is closed.

5/5

During a traffic stop, an officer smelled alcohol coming from the driver. Two passengers in the vehicle also appeared to be heavily intoxication on alcohol and/or drugs. The front passenger, had vomit on himself and on the side of the vehicle. The back seat passenger was laying face down asleep. The driver did not complete the standardization field sobriety tasks to a satisfactory level. He was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence and the vehicle was towed. The driver gave a sample for chemical testing and was issued a citation. He was then released to a sober party.

The passenger with the vomit said he been drinking beers and had shots of alcohol. He had also vomited down the inside and outside of the vehicle. He said he had vomited due to the alcohol and he seemed to be confused and very carefree. He was then placed under arrest for under age consumption of alcohol. He was issued a summons for under age consumption and released to a sober party.

The second passenger, laying straight across the back seats, eventually woke up after several attempts. He appeared to be very confused and disoriented. He said that he had been drinking.

He was placed under arrest for under age consumption of alcohol. He was issued a summons, transported to his residence, and released to his parents.

5/6

A woman said she and her husband got into an argument. The husband did not answer any questions. The wife said it was because the man John did not talk much because of dementia. Both parties were to remain at their residence for the night.

Later, police were called back out because the wife said they had another argument. She said she was in fear for her life and had locked herself in the bedroom. She stated that husband was beating on the door trying to get to her. Police arrested the husband for domestic violence and brought him back to this department to be processed. The husband was then transported to Barberton Jail, who refused to take him due to his mental state. He was then brought back to this department and issued a summons to appear. Due to his mental state and fear for harming himself or his wife, police issued the husband an emergency admission form to Barberton City Hospital. He was transported via the fire department. 

5/8

A woman was calling about a child custody issue she was having. She stated that her child's father was out of town for work purposes and left the child with her parents. The woman stated that she went to visit her child, which is where the court order states to meet. The woman spoke with her mother who stated that she needed to come to a different location to pick the child up. The woman called the child’s father and he stated to her that he is revoking her visitation for the day. Police then spoke with the child’s father and he said he told the woman to go to her mother’s home to pick up her child.

5/9

A man reported telecommunications harassment. He was receiving multiple texts and e-mails from a woman. He had blocked her and wanted all communication with her to stop. Police made contact with the woman via phone and advised her to have no contact with the man.

5/11

Police were dispatched for an assault. Bouncers from Upper Deck Bar had detained a man in the parking lot. The bouncers stated that the man was threatening them with a 2X4 and trying to fight them. The man appeared extremely intoxicated. Police issued a summons for the man.

5/11

An officer saw a vehicle with an old registration sticker on the rear license plate and he ran the plate. It came back to a registered owner who was under driving suspension for driving under the influence. The officer made a traffic stop and the owner was indeed the driver. The officer issued a citation with a court date and had the vehicle towed.

5/12

Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle was being inventoried and seized due to expired plates. The driver had been detained. Police found a hypodermic needle in a bag behind the driver seat. The man was placed under arrest for possessing drug abuse instruments. The man was released on a criminal summons. The passenger has an active misdemeanor warrant out of the Barberton Police Department. The passenger was turned over to Barberton PD. 

5/12

A man was making suicidal threats while he was at the hospital and then walked out. Police went to the last known location of the man and made contact with him. An officer filled out an emergency admissions sheet and transported him back to the hospital.

5/12

At Upper Deck Bar, there was a fight reported in the parking lot and inside the bar. An officer saw a fight near the entrance and grabbed one of the men by the shoulders to restrain him. The man turned and struck the officer with a closed fist to the left side of the head. After a brief struggle, the man was placed under arrest and transported ultimately to Summit County Jail.

5/13

A woman stated she was being sexually assaulted. The woman stated she was being sexually assaulted by several different people through her phone. She also stated that the government was surveilling her house and phone. New Franklin Fire Department arrived on scene for a psychological evaluation. The woman was taken to Akron Summa Hospital.

5/13

Police responded to an alarm and saw an employee gardening. He advised it must of been accidental because the owner left. The location was clear.

5/14

On Grill Road, a couple reported that someone had went into their shed through an unlocked window and stole three dirt bikes. The man followed the dirt bike tire tracks to a water treatment plant to the east of his property. Upon investigating the treatment plant, it appeared the dirt bikes were loaded into a vehicle using wood pallets as ramps. This matter is still under investigation.

5/14

A woman in her 70s stated that she found a ZTE cell phone in her vehicle last week. She is unsure how it got into her vehicle. The phone was taken as found property.

5/14

A man told police that vehicles were driving on the easement and drove off their path onto his lawn, damaging it. The drivers were for Asplundh tree company who stated they drove on the easement to get back to the gas well to cut trees down for Dominion. A worker for Asplundh gave an officer the general manager's name and phone number.

5/15

Police had a report of a dog bite. A woman was walking her Bernese-mixed breed dog when a brindle-patterned pitbull-terrier got free of restraint and bit her dog. While trying to break up the dogs fight, the pitbull-terrier owner was bitten on her left hand and has a minor injury. Police completed an animal bite exposure form and faxed it to Summit County Department of Public Health.

5/16

A man stated that he was driving north on Akron Avenue when a tree fell onto the roof of his work vehicle. It damaged the roof, windshield, and tool box. An officer spoke with two other men who stated that they were cutting a tree down and an already detached piece had fallen and hit the vehicle. An officer spoke with the property owner about the situation. The driver of the vehicle stated that he would make his employer, Magic Garage Door, aware of the situation. The driver and the property owner were advised that this was a civil matter. The driver stated that their insurance company would most likely be contacting the homeowner regarding this matter.

5/16

On Grill Road, after having three dirt bikes reported stolen two days earlier, the residence owner said someone opened his shed door took an ATV, a dirt bike and a chainsaw. This matter is under investigation.

5/27

A vehicle made a left of center violation and was stopped. Police detected a slight odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver. The driver failed standardized field sobriety tests and he was placed under arrest. The vehicle was towed and the driver was taken to the department for processing. The driver refused to perform a breath test and the passenger had a sober party to take him home. The driver was released to a sober party with a citation to appear at Barberton Court.

5/28

Police were dispatched for unauthorized use of a vehicle. A woman had let her niece use her car for about a week and the niece hadn’t returned it since. Police could not make contact with the niece.

5/29

Police got a call about theft. A man said he was looking in his vehicle for his property and was unable to locate it. He noticed the property missing on May 23 and it was last seen on May 22.  This matter is currently under investigation.

5/29

Police responded for damaged property. A man believes someone had used a slingshot device to sling rocks at his siding causing damage.

5/29

Police received a call for an activated alarm and found a door to the store had been pried on, but not entered. The bathroom door was open and the unknown person caused damage inside in an attempt to gain entry. The interior checked out okay. This matter is currently under investigation.

5/30

A man noticed a large variance in the store paperwork in lottery cashes. He had an employee watch the cameras and the employee found a woman was printing lottery tickets and ringing out lottery tickets through the register without paying for them. She had printed $448 worth of Keno tickets and $57.44 worth of merchandise. The man provided police with a typed statement of the incident with property included and video surveillance evidence. 

Police approached the woman and she did not recall taking the property. She was arrested and released with a summons.

5/30

Police stopped a vehicle for a lane violation and spoke with the driver, a woman in her 20s, and her passenger, a man also in his 20s. It turned out the woman had a protective order against the man. According to the law, the man had to be arrested for violating the order of protection. He was placed under arrest and transported to jail.

UNIONTOWN

5/3

Two neighbors had a dispute and one neighbor said he was threatened and verbally attacked across property lines. Due to conflicting statements, there are no charges. The man was referred to prosecutor’s office if he wishes to pursue charges. 

5/6

A man found that someone was making unauthorized purchases on his Wells Fargo credit card. He still has the card and has notified and closed the account. $1,200 was taken from his account. 

5/7

A 36-year-old white woman assaulted her boyfriend and then fled the area.

5/7

Between April 13 and May 7, a woman’s two vehicles were broken into and items were stolen including clothes, car batteries, and power tools. Neither vehicle is registered and both are disabled. The property owner requested that the woman also remove these cars as soon as possible. 

5/8

Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person. They found a highly intoxicated white man in his 40s. He could not stand. He was taken to Mercy Medical Hospital via Hartville Fire Department. 

5/9

An officer attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle. The subject fled. The suspect has been involved in spray-painting and menacing by stalking incidents with his soon-to-be ex-spouse. An investigation is pending. 

5/10

Someone found a cellphone and brought it to the department. It was Sprint white LG phone. Sprint could not say who owned the phone. 

5/12

A woman’s children reported their mother had made verbal statements about wanting to hurt herself or drive off a cliff. She had then left the home. Officers were able to reach the mother by phone. She went to the police department and was checked by Uniontown Fire Department. The woman was then taken to the hospital. 

5/14

Someone reported that an unknown older man was at a girl’s softball game at a school standing by the dugout. When the game had finished, the man was holding his cellphone sideways and appeared to be taken pictures or video of three teenage girls. The reportee confronted the man, who said he did not have any family members at the game. The reportee asked the man to leave and he did. He walked south through a wooded area. The reportee was advised to contact the police if the man returned to the school. 

5/14

Someone forced entry into a woman’s home during work hours and took jewelry, jewelry boxes, watches, silver dollars, and a television.

5/15

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person. It turned out to be the same man from May 8. He was intoxicated and could not stand. He had also fallen in the creek. He was taken to the hospital again. 

5/7

A man filed a report for possible theft or fraud. The man was in the process of entering into a contract with Window Nation to install large window blinds at his residence. He provided the sales representative with his banking information so they could approve financing. The financing was approved without the man’s electronic signature and the representative used the signature anyway without authorization. The man said he had decided not to do the financing due to the high interest rate. The man contacted his attorney and terminated the contract with Window Nation. There has been no financial loss, but he has had difficulty contacting the bank. An officer advised that the man work this out with Window Nation management, but if there was unauthorized activity on his credit or Window Nation account then he should contact the police. 

5/15

While working with the Northern Violent Fugitive Task Force, the man who fled on the motorcycle on May 6 and had spray-painted his ex’s driveway, was arrested. 
5/16

A child found a bag of suspected marijuana at an intersection. It was dropped off at the police department. There are no suspects. 

5/17

There was a report of an erratic driver. The driver, a 65-year-old white woman, was located and arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with an open container. The driver was issued a summons and released to a responsible party. 

5/18

There was a theft from a motor vehicle on Cleveland Avenue NW.

5/19

A woman saw holes in her garage door that seems to have come from someone trying to gain entry into the residence. The person used an object to penetrate the garage. The window on the garage door was also broken.

5/21

Police were investigating a domestic violence report when a 36-year-old white woman interjected. It was determined she had been operating a vehicle under the influence and on a suspended license. She refused field sobriety tests and was arrested on a DUI.

5/21

A woman said she got into a road rage incident and the people from the other vehicle followed her to her place of employment at Hartville Kitchen. They were advised by management that they are no longer allowed on the property. 

5/24

At Maces Trailer Park, a neighbor reported a dog had been howling all day. The neighbor was worried something might have happened to the dog’s owner. The police carried out a welfare check and found a beagle and a cat. It was later found out that the owner was already in the hospital. 

5/25

At Hartville Marketplace, a 77-year-old man attempted to run over a person standing in a parking space. The person was trying to hold the spot for her husband who was driving around the lot. An investigation is ongoing. 

5/25

Officers were dispatched to a home because an 18-year-old woman had taken a vehicle without permission. An investigation of the unauthorized use is ongoing. 

5/25

Someone punctured two holes in a man’s GMC while it was parked at Hartville Marketplace. 

HARTVILLE

5/2

A man was pulled over because the license plates didn’t match the vehicle. The driver was patted down and a K9 unit went over the car. The K9 alerted to the passenger side of the vehicle. Nothing turned up during a search. The driver had multiple driving suspensions and the vehicle was towed. The driver was issued a citation and transported to Sheetz. The owner of the license plates will be contacted to see if they were stolen.

5/5

An officer saw a vehicle whose license plate did not match the vehicle when run through the system. The driver did not speak English and the passenger said the driver did not have a license. The passenger was also unclear if the man had any ID at all. The passenger was also on her phone. The driver was taken out and detained. The passenger started to get out and was told to stay in the vehicle. She got out anyway and the officer drew his weapon. The woman was ordered to place her hands on the car. Backup arrived and the passenger was handcuffed. A second car arrived with the passenger’s mother in it. Backup had the second car leave. The passenger’s mother then returned to the scene on foot and she was detained. They were placed in police vehicles while they tried to sort everything out. The driver was issued a citation for driving without a license. The passenger translated for the police. The vehicle belonged to someone related to the passenger and the passenger said they had permission to take the car. The car was impounded. The owner of the vehicle will be served with wrongful entrustment citation.

5/6

The manager of a credit union reported that someone attempted to counterfeit the credit union’s bank checks. Someone had intercepted a payment from the credit union to Time Warner Cable. The information was used to make three fake checks that were denied. 

5/7

While on patrol, two officers saw large tire marks around the Sheetz that weren’t there before. It looked like they had been left on purpose by a truck driving in a reckless manner. The employee inside said it happened around 1AM and three men had peeled out. From video, officers were able to identify two of the men from a previous encounters. The third man was the one that had spun his tires though. The third man was identified and he came to the station where he was issued a citation for reckless operation off street. 

5/8

A driver made a turn on a red light and the vehicle was stopped. The driver, a white woman, had a driving suspension. Officers also detected an odor of marijuana from the vehicle. They searched but could not find any. A K9 unit found very small pieces scattered in the front passenger compartment. The woman was released with citations. The boyfriend arrived on scene and he was issued a citation for wrongful entrustment. The vehicle was impounded. 

5/10

Someone found a box of shotgun shells on the roadway. The owner is unknown. 

5/15

At Sheetz, an employee found a syringe while cleaning the bathroom. It was in the trash can. Police logged it into the property room. 

5/15

A man was burning on his property and police made contact. Police smelled marijuana as they approached and saw the man place a joint on the floor. The man was instructed to use his garden hose to extinguish the fire. The man put the fire out and he was advised about possession of marijuana laws and fires in the Village. He was given a warning for these offenses. The blunt was taken and logged into property. 

5/16

A woman made a report of someone using a wrench to shatter the front window of her vehicle. The woman said a vehicle had pulled in front of her and stopped her from continuing on the roadway. The woman said a 25-year-old woman had gotten out of the vehicle and approached with a wrench, which she used to smash out the window. The woman had several small lacerations on her arm. The woman said she could not remember if the 25-year-old had said anything. She believes the 25-year-old was the ex-girlfriend of the man she was just starting to see. 

The woman said she had been receiving messages from the ex the day before. The woman showed police a photo of the ex from Facebook and police identified her. A warrant was issued for the ex.

5/17

A woman said her father-in-law was pulling his Jeep out of the garage when he saw the woman. The in-law then put the car in drive and drove it toward her. The woman jumped out of the way so the man pulled up alongside her and threatened to kill her. Then he left for work. The police had actually been to the house the day before for a verbal dispute. As the woman was filling out the domestic violence report, the man returned to the residence and he was placed under arrest. All weapons in the house were voluntarily surrendered for safekeeping. He was take to Stark County Jail. 

5/21

A license plate was stolen from Spitzer Autoworld.

5/25

Police got a report of a suspicious woman at Hartville Chocolate Factory after hours. The woman gave her sister’s name because she didn’t want to get in trouble for her warrant. Turns out her sister also had a warrant so she was arrested anyway. When they found out who she was, she was charged with falsification. A warrant was requested. The woman was turned over on her proper warrant.

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5/2

A 24-year-old black woman punched her boyfriend in the face while they were watching a movie at Regal Cinemas. He had complained about the girlfriend calling the lead male in the movie "baby" and attacked him. She admitted to hitting him and said it was defence because he had choked her. Both agreed not to have any further contact with each other. They left separately. Charges were not filed.

5/2

A man returned home from work to find his front door kicked in. Missing were two remote controllers, ten Playstation games, his Playstation, and a laptop. Two shoe prints were found on the front door. A neighbor said their dog did start to bark while the man was at work, but the neighbor did not see anything. Jewelry and firearms were left out in plain sight and had not been taken.

5/4

At Giant Eagle, a man in his 40s was intoxicated and harassing customers. He was detained near the entrance and would not leave to store. He was removed and arrested for disorderly conduct. He was turned over to his wife.

5/6

A white man with dreadlocks and a black shirt and black pants and yellow hoodie rang a doorbell and forced entry into a home. The resident of the home confronted the man who fled. The resident gave chase, but was unable to catch the man. Police found the man matching the description and detained him. He denied being involved. The man was taken to the residence and the resident made a positive ID of the man. The man's shoes also matched the footprint at the scene. The man was arrested and Green Fire responded because the man seemed to be impaired. He checked out and was transported to jail on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, and criminal damaging.

5/6

A man left his home in the morning and someone kicked in the basement door while he was gone. The person stole $150, pain pills, and a handgun. A large footprint was found on the door that was forced open.

5/6

Someone reported that a black man and a white man entered Interstate Park 18 one after another, and produced fake $100 bills. The black man purchased two movie tickets and made a $3 donation to Stars of Hope. The white man purchased an adult ticket and a kids ticket. They then left the theater.

5/7

A man loaned a vehicle to his employee. It was supposed to be returned on May 6 but the employee, a 60-year-old white man, did not return it. It was entered as unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The next afternoon the vehicle was located and the man was arrested.

5/7

Overnight, someone drove through a man's yard causing damage to his lawn.

5/7

A man and his wife left on vacation on May 2 and returned home May 6. While they were gone, someone had used a pellet gun to break the front window of his house. There are no suspects at this time.

5/7

At Sheetz, a 29-year-old white man shoplifted a honeybun, candybar, and energy drink. Police found a man matching that description at Steve's Motel. He admitted to shoplifting and he was arrested on charges of theft and released.

5/8

At Sheetz, a 19-year-old white man stole an energy drink and the employee was able to get the person's license plate number. The owner of the car was contacted and identified the man as his stepson. The stepson admitted to the theft and arrested on those charges. He was issued a summons and released.

5/8

At Famous Footwear, a white woman stole a pair of shoes and ran toward the Burger King. The woman was located inside the nearby gas station and admitted to taking the shoes. She also had a warrant on file for theft. She was issued a summons and turned over to Stark County Sheriff's Office.

5/8

A woman in her 70s said someone had entered her vehicle and stolen change and a pair of gloves. On May 10, a 37-year-old woman in Coventry gave police a wallet that belonged to the woman from May 8. The younger woman had found the wallet in her adult son's clothes. The adult son has warrants for auto theft and is a suspect in other crimes.

5/9

A young man met a 37-year-old white man in a parking lot of Target to sell a Playstation posted through the social media app LetGo. The older man pulled a gun and threatened the young man. The older man then took the Playstation and fled the parking lot. The older man was stopped in his mother's driveway and was found in possession of a realistic CO2 pellet gun. The mother gave police consent to search her home and they located the Playstation. The young man positively identified the man and he was arrested for robbery, a felony in the second degree. The Playstation was returned to the young man. The older man was transported to jail.

5/9

A man and woman have a child in common. The man said he has custody of the child and allows the woman to visit with the child. At the end of the recent visit, the woman would not meet with the man to return the child. The woman said she would keep the child and send the child to school in the morning. The man wanted the child removed from the woman's home. The man produced paperwork from November 2018 with a custody agreement. The police said they do not forcibly remove children from homes and to seek counsel and return to court.

5/9

A young woman said that an older woman is upset with her because she's dating her husband. The older woman keeps calling and texting the younger woman and making threats. The younger woman said she asked the older woman to stop contacting her and blocked the woman. The older woman was contacted by police. She said she has not contacted the younger woman and she has also blocked her number. The older woman said the younger woman had been making threats. Since both parties agreed to not have any contact and due to conflicting statements, no charges have been filed.

5/9

A man at Temple Baptist Church had a license plate stolen off of his small utility trailer.

5/10

At Budget CarMart, a license plate had been stolen. A woman had observed a white semi-tractor hauling a trailer with pallets. It braked in front of the store and pulled into a parking lot south of the CarMart exit. A passenger got out of the car as it slowed down, ran into the roadway in front of the CarMart and took a license plate which had been laying in the roadway. The passenger then got back into the vehicle and left on a ramp to Interstate 77 North.

When they reviewed security cameras, they were able to provide the license plate number for a company's truck that pulled into the CarMart. Police contacted the owner who said his employee had found the plate and given it to his boss because they didn't know what to do with it. The license plate was returned to the CarMart.

5/10

A couple got into an argument over financial problems and the husband took license plates off the vehicle that she drives. The vehicle is registered to the company the man owns so police explained that he has a right to do that. The man agreed to leave the residence so they could cool down. There were no signs of injury on the woman.

The woman called police some time later and said that her husband had taken her cellphone and she was worried she wouldn't be able to call for help in an emergency. The phone was also registered to the company and the woman was advised that he had a right to take it. Police also advised the woman that if there was an emergency and she needed to leave the residence, she could still drive the vehicle.

5/11

A man said that a person had entered his van and stole several tools worth about $400. The man is unsure if the door was locked but there were no signs of forced entry.

5/11

Someone found a handgun on the roadway on Route 8. The man stopped, picked it up, and took it home so he could call police. Once at home, the man's son cleared the gun by taking it apart and counting the bullets to make it safe. The son said there was one spent casing in the chamber. The gun was taken into property.

5/12

A man was a guest at a wedding at Chenoweth Banquet Hall and a patron of the hotel Cambria Suites. He had used his wallet while at the banquet hall that evening. The next morning, he could not find it. He notified the venues but no one could find it.

5/13

A man was backing out of his friend's driveway when a passenger in another vehicle stopped the man by blocking the roadway. The woman got out and struck him in the jaw. Then the two went separately to the City of Green's Sheriff's Office to fill out a report. The driver of the second vehicle said she had seen her friend hit the man. The woman was arrested for domestic violence and taken to jail. A temporary protection order was completed.

5/14

A man parked his vehicle with his key inside on May 13. When he returned to his car the next morning, it was gone. On Star located the vehicle on Townhouse Lane and police checked the area until they could find it. It was towed to the crime lab.

5/14

A nephew and his uncle were in an argument that turned physical. A witness said the uncle became irate when she was giving the nephew the wifi password. The uncle tried to take the computer away and pushed him against the wall using his body weight. They fell to the floor and the uncle continued to use his weight to keep the nephew down. The nephew is 17-years-old and about 135 pounds. The uncle is 38-years-old and 220 pounds. The nephew struck the uncle in the head and neck in self-defense. Police determined the uncle was the aggressor and he was arrested for domestic violence. He was taken to jail.

5/14

At Green High School, a student removed a Chromebook laptop without authorization. When confronted, the student denied taking it. The laptop was found at the student's home and the the student returned it the next day. The school does not want to prosecute.

5/15

A woman said that overnight someone entered her unlocked car in her driveway. Her glove box was open but nothing was taken. She had seen a large dark SUV driving up and down her street that night. She was told to call back if she sees the vehicle again.

5/16

Someone stole a man's vehicle from his driveway. It had been locked and the man has two sets of keys but a third set had been lost. The vehicle was located by On Star at a Walmart in the City of Ravenna.

5/19

A woman picked up a car from Vista Storage and saw it had been vandalized. An investigation is pending.

5/18

Two people notified police of erratic driving on I-77 and police responded. They saw a vehicle swerve in and out of the lanes three times. The vehicle was stopped and the driver had a suspended license. The driver, a 40-year-old man, stated that he had been drinking and was too drunk to do any tests. He was taken to Summit County Sheriff's Office and was processed, arrested on operating a vehicle under the influence, and booked into Summit County Jail.

5/18

Someone reported than a black man was assaulting a black woman. He saw the man tackle the woman. Another witness in the area said they had run across the street when police arrived. Police located them and detained the man in the police cruiser. The woman (19) said the man (18) had pushed her down in a ditch and the argument was about their daughter. She refused medical treatment and did not have visible injuries. She did not want to sign a protection order or domestic violence statement. The man was arrested for domestic violence and taken to Summit County Jail.

5/20

At Green LEAP Program, three juveniles got into a fight. It started when a 14-year-old white boy got into an argument with two black boys, aged 14 and 15 when the first boy had been picked up from his residence. The black boys had said something about the first boy's mother. When the boys arrived at school and got off the bus, the 14-year-old black boy hit the white boy in the face. The boy fell to the floor and the 15-year-old black boy went over and started to assault him. School staff and students witnessed the incident and staff seperated the boys. The white boy had visible injuries to his right eye. The two black boys refused to make any statements and they were arrested for assault. They were taken to juvenile detention. The white boy was taken to Akron Children's Hospital for an evaluation. All parents were notified.

5/21

An anonymous caller said that there was a domestic disturbance but the couple had left their residence. Police stopped the reported vehicle and separated the two people. When the driver, a 35-year-old white man, got out of the vehicle, he tossed a hypodermic needle into the wood line. The man was detained. The woman said the argument was just verbal and police did not observe any signs of violence. The man was issued a summons for possession of drug abuse instruments. He was released and the woman felt safe to go with him.

5/21

A man was at his residence on Myersville when he was called outside. He was then attacked by three people he did not know. They forced him inside the house and made him open a safe. They took jewelry and $100,000 in cash. The man was bound with tape and left in the house. He freed himself and called police. The Crime Scene Unit processed the scene. There are no descriptions of the subjects at this time.

5/22

A young black man was observed crossing the yellow center line and was pulled over. The officer smelled marijuana and the man said that there was some. He retrieved a baggie from the center console. A probable cause search recovered ten vape pen cartridges. He was issued a summons for possession of marijuana.

5/22

At the Super 8 Motel, a 41-year-old white man went behind the counter and opened the cash drawer. He took $198 and fled the scene. The man was later located at Akron-Canton Airport and arrested for petty theft. He had purchased a one-way ticket to New York that had been scheduled to leave less than two hours later.
5/22

At Woodspring Suites, an unregistered guest refused to leave the premises after several requests. Police arrived and found the guest, a 38-year-old white man, had two active felony warrants. He was taken to jail.

5/22

Overnight, someone entered Power of Design and took a two samsung computer monitors and two ladders. There were no signs of forced entry.

5/23

Police made a traffic stop for speeding. The officer smelled marijuana and a search turned up an empty bottle of vodka in the driver's handbag. A plastic baggie of marijuana was found in the rear hatch of the vehicle. The driver, a white woman in her 50s, was cited for speeding and issued a summons for open container and possession of marijuana.

5/23

An employee of Serra Auto Park said that a woman wrote a check that had insufficient funds for $70.02 back in March. The woman had service work completed at the location. The employee reached out and the woman said she would pay but never did. Police contacted the woman who said she had forgotten but would take care of it immediately. When police contacted the employee again, the balance had been paid and they did not want to prosecute.

5/25

A vehicle was stopped for expired plates. The driver, a 63-year-old man, had a suspended driver's license and two active warrants. The plates also turned out to be for another vehicle. He was cited for driving under suspension and fictitious license plates. He was arrested and taken to Summit County Jail.

5/26

A vehicle was stopped due to a complaint. Police smelled marijuana when talking to the occupants. The driver and passenger were asked to step out and police could see a grinder and a knife on the floor. During a search, a pipe was located in the center console. The driver, a 19-year-old black man, was issued a summons on carrying a concealed weapon and drug paraphernalia. The passenger, an 18-year-old woman, was issued a summons for drug paraphernalia. They were released and the vehicle was towed.

5/27

Between May 24 and May 27, someone removed a trailer from a mowing company in Uniontown.

5/27

A white man in a black hoodie and blue jeans entered Dollar General and loaded a shopping basket. Then he went out through the rear emergency exit without paying. Video surveillance will be provided to the police. The man also had glasses and a receding hairline.

5/27

At Woodspring Suites, an assistant manager observed a hispanic man unconscious in the hallway. He smelled of alcohol. When police arrived, the man could not identify himself because he could not speak English. He was arrested for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

While at Summit County Jail, the Spanish interpreter said that the man identified himself and he was in the country illegally. The man did not want to answer many questions, but said he was wanted in Honduras for murder. Police took his fingerprints and sent them to the FBI.

The FBI ID'd the man under another name and he has a history of misrepresenting himself to law enforcement, violent offenses and escape. Immigration Officials have been contacted.

5/28

A man was observed on his motorcycle with expired plates. He was stopped and police observed a dagger style knife between the motorcycle seat and his gas tank. The officer took it for his safety. The man identified himself and said he did not have his driver's license on him but he thinks it is suspended. The man (31) is known to be part of Hell's Angels. He was asked to dismount the bike and do a pat down. The man got off but began to pull away. He reached in his vest and put something in his mouth and swallowed it. The man was then placed under arrested and Green Fire responded to check on the man's safety.

Police checked the motorcycle and found an expandable baton in a holder. The information on the license came back as two active suspensions. The man also had three prior drug convictions. He was charged with two counts of carrying concealed weapons, obstructing official business, and having weapons while being a felon. He was transported to Summit County Jail.

5/28

Between May 25 and May 28, someone went into the work yard of Uniontown Septic and stole six aluminum outrigger plates. The aluminum has a value of $900 each. There are no suspects.

5/29

A woman said that she and her boyfriend had been arguing about person matters on May 28 when the boyfriend put his arm around the woman in an attempt to hold her back from the bed or to choke her. The next day, the two went to pick up the woman's vehicle when an argument started because the woman thought the man was driving recklessly. He asked her "are you prepared to die?" and she believed he was going to crash the vehicle to harm her or himself. He didn't and she later called police. She filed a temporary order of protection. The man was contacted at his work and placed under arrest for domestic violence. He was transported to Summit County Jail.

5/29

A woman reported that someone used her information to open several accounts without her knowledge.

5/31

A stolen Honda Accord was located outside of Steve's Motel at room six. The occupants of room six would not initially answer the door. The vehicle was towed. As the vehicle was being loaded onto the tow truck, a man opened the door and asked what was going on. Police told him the vehicle was stolen. The man said the vehicle belonged to his friend who was inside the room. The friend, a 49-year-old white man, was asked to step outside. He was found to have the keys to the stolen vehicle. He was arrested for receiving stolen property.

A white backpack was laying on the floor inside the room. On top of the backpack was a transparent tupperware with glass smoking pipes. Police searched the backpack and found a crystal substance inside. The man who opened the door, a 39-year-old white man, said the backpack was his. He said the crystals were methamphetamine. He was arrested for possession of drugs. The men were taken to Summit County Jail.

5/31

A vehicle in the dock of Cane was shut off when the auxiliary power unit started to smoke. The operator attempted to extinguish the fire with his handheld fire extinguisher. It did not work and Green Fire was notified. The vehicle was fully engulfed by the time they got there and they were able to extinguish it. There was slight damage to the 53-foot trailer.

5/31

A man was contacted at his home by a man named Ron. Ron was trying to sell him electric and gas service. The man showed Ron his gas and electric bills as well as his social security number. The man is now worried that Ron will use his personal information. He has contacted the credit reporting companies and his bank and