WEST AKRON: Police investigated burglary reports Aug. 12 in the 1100 block of Cadillac Boulevard and the 1300 block of Weathervane Lane; Aug. 13 in the 300 block of Noah Avenue; Aug. 14 in the 1-100 block of South Rose Boulevard; Aug. 15 in the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Weathervane Lane; Aug. 16 in the 500 block of White Pond Drive and the 1500 block of West Market Street; and Aug. 17 in the 1-100 block of Oakdale Avenue and the 2200 block of West Market Street.
A Judith Avenue man reported a man who came to do some work at his home Aug. 8 assaulted him and fled. Due to a lack of identity information about the worker, no charges were filed.
Officers arrested a Packard Drive woman on warrants for felonious assault and domestic violence Aug. 9 after they were called to a hospital, where her live-in boyfriend was being treated for stab wounds on his arm and leg. He reported she stabbed him during an argument the previous day.
On Aug. 10, police investigated the theft of a vehicle from a parking lot in the 600 block of Copley Road the previous night.
A Dover Avenue woman reported Aug. 10 someone broke into a vehicle outside her residence the previous night, damaged the interior and stole her child’s electronic tablet.
Police responded to a fight in the 300 block of North Hawkins Avenue Aug. 11. A witness reported shots had been fired and police recovered shell casings from the street and identified a juvenile, who reportedly was seen firing a gun. She was arrested for discharging firearms in a prohibited place and taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center. No injuries were reported.
A Zahn Court woman reported Aug. 11 that her live-in boyfriend assaulted her, including punching her in the face, before police arrived. The man denied any physical altercation and officers observed no visible injuries. Due to conflicting statements and lack of evidence, no charges were filed.
At 8 a.m. Aug. 12, police responded to a disturbance at a Zahn Drive residence, where a man reported an unknown man was pounding on his door and yelling for a woman, who wasn’t there. When the resident confronted the man, the latter hit the resident on the head with a mop and fled in a vehicle, driving erratically.
A worker making a propane delivery Aug. 12 reported he was driving past the intersection of West Market and North Valley streets at 9 a.m. when an unknown man shot a bottle rocket that exploded in the air over his truck.
A Winton Avenue woman reported her cellphone and six containers of prescription medication were stolen from her purse Aug. 12 between 4 and 9 p.m.
Officers patrolling the Highland Square area Aug. 15 heard gunshots and determined they came from behind a West Market Street business, where people were seen running from the scene. Officers went there and found a man who had a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to a hospital by Akron EMS, and officers are seeking the suspect, described as a black man in his 20s wearing a dark green shirt, who fled in a dark-colored vehicle with tinted windows.
Also on Aug. 15, police reviewed video surveillance from the 500 block of Crosby Street after responding to a fight involving two residents and a group of unknown people who stole food the residents had ordered. A man reported he paid for a food delivery and went outside to see the group eating it and began yelling at them. A woman joined him, knocking the food from a woman’s hand, and the group began attacking the residents, hitting the man with a board, smashing the woman’s cellphone. They then fled when the man said he would get his gun and call police. The victims were treated by EMS for multiple facial injuries.
Following a traffic stop at Copley Road and South Hawkins Avenue Aug. 15, a passenger was arrested for having an open container of vodka. The Fried Street man was charged with public indecency and taken to the Summit County Jail on a felony warrant after he opened his pants, while handcuffed, and urinated in a gas station parking lot in the presence of patrons.
A witness reported a Cuyahoga Falls man hit and choked the mother of his children at a Dover Avenue residence Aug. 15. When police arrived, no one came to the door, but officers entered the residence after reportedly hearing the man yelling and the woman crying. The man ran to a bedroom and locked the door. Officers found the woman, who was wet and crying, in the bathroom. She said he came to her house following their break-up, poured a chemical on her while she was sleeping and assaulted her. She said she ran to the bathroom and he followed her and sprayed hot water on her from a showerhead. He admitted spraying her with water and breaking her phone, but denied assaulting her. He was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Dover and Bellevue avenues the night of Aug. 17 and found a man who had been shot in the chest. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The unknown assailants fled from the scene in a dark-colored vehicle.
BATH: Following a traffic violation on North Cleveland-Massillon Road Aug. 7, police arrested the driver for driving under suspension and additionally charged her with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, which were found in the vehicle. She complained of a medical condition and she was transported to a hospital and given a court summons.
Also on Aug. 7, police reviewed video surveillance in an attempt to identify a woman who stole a $1,112 generator from a North Cleveland-Massillon Road store. The same woman is suspected of stealing merchandise from the chain’s stores in Green and Stow.
Police reviewed video surveillance from a Montrose clothing store Aug. 9, when employees reported two women filled their purses with merchandise, left the store without paying for it, entered a vehicle and drove away on Medina Road.
A woman requested documentation of an incident at a Medina Road facility Aug. 11, when her husband, who was a patient, left the facility without anyone knowing, fell from a wheelchair outside and sustained a facial injury. He was transported to a hospital by Bath EMS.
Police investigated the theft of equipment from a landscaping truck parked on Martin Road the afternoon of Aug. 11. Two workers reported three chainsaws and a backpack blower were stolen from the truck by a man who jumped from the company truck with the blower in his hand. One worker stated he chased the man and grabbed the item from him, and the man jumped into the bed of a newer model, red Ford Power Stroke pickup truck driven by another man. The truck sped away and the workers discovered the chainsaws were missing from their truck.
Following a traffic stop on Interstate 77 and Ghent Road Aug. 13, police arrested the driver for driving without a license and released the driver with a court summons. A passenger in the back seat appeared to be under the influence of a substance and a Copley Police Department K-9 officer alerted police to the presence of contraband. Officers recovered a waxy substance, which a woman said was dab (THC oil) and admitted possession of it. She was given a court summons for possession of drugs, and the vehicle and occupants were released to a valid driver.
Also on Aug. 13, a Stone Gate Boulevard man reported his son took his vehicle without permission the previous night, and Ohio State Highway Patrol officers advised him the vehicle was located along I-77 in Washington County, but his son was not located. Police entered information about the male into a national database for missing juveniles.
COPLEY: Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch the night of Aug. 1 and found the driver was disoriented and admitted he had been drinking. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI, released with a court summons and transported to his home.
A Castle Ridge Drive man reported Aug. 1 his golf bag and clubs were stolen from a vehicle in his driveway.
On Aug. 2 at 3 a.m., police observed two intoxicated men in the parking lot of a Montrose West Avenue hotel and determined they had attended a graduation party held by a man who rented a room at the hotel. He was given a court summons for hosting a party where underage drinking and drug use reportedly took place. One man in the parking lot became disruptive when officers attempted to assist him in leaving the scene, and he was arrested for underage drinking and disorderly conduct and taken to the Barberton City Jail.
On Aug. 3, police were called to a Montrose West Avenue hotel, where two men sustained injuries during a fight in the parking lot. The men were transported to different hospitals by EMS, and police interviewed witnesses. Charges were pending completion of the investigation.
Officers patrolling Montrose West Avenue Aug. 3 attempted to stop a driver who was wanted on multiple felony warrants, and he fled in the vehicle, drove across the lawn of a business, behind another business, bailed from the vehicle and fled on foot. Police searched the area and were unable to locate him. The vehicle, which had bullet holes in the side and a fictitious license plate, was towed and police were seeking the suspect.
Employees of a Copley Road business reported a suspicious person at the business Aug. 3. He was released to New Franklin police on a warrant.
Firefighters and police responded to an alarm at a Montrose West Avenue hotel Aug. 4 and found the occupants had left cigarettes burning in various locations. Firefighters cleared smoke from the room and searched for hot spots. Police recovered white powder from a coffee table in plain view and other contraband found while assisting firefighters in searching the room, and they are attempting to contact the woman who rented the room and two juveniles reportedly staying with her. She is wanted on a felony drug warrant and faces potential charges in Copley, pending tests on contraband found in the room.
Following a traffic stop on Medina Road Aug. 4, a woman was arrested for possession of heroin and cocaine, which was recovered from the vehicle, and a bag of hypodermic needles, which were concealed on her person, and taken to the Barberton City Jail.
Also on Aug. 4, a motorcyclist who was wanted on felony warrants in multiple communities, where officials were unable to pick him up, surrendered a substance believed to be methamphetamine to police, who sent it to a lab for testing. He was given a court summons for driving under suspension and without a motorcycle endorsement and released, with additional charges pending lab test results. The motorcycle was towed.
A driver stopped for a traffic violation on Medina Road Aug. 4 was given a court summons for possession of drugs and paraphernalia after a K-9 officer alerted police to the presence of contraband, which police recovered from the vehicle. The driver and passenger were wanted on felony warrants by police agencies that declined to pick them up.
Police stopped a driver who was drinking liquor while driving on State Route 21 Aug. 5. He passed a field sobriety test and was given a court summons for having an open container of liquor in a vehicle.
Following a traffic stop in a Medina Road parking lot Aug. 5, a K-9 officer alerted police to the presence of contraband in the vehicle, and officers recovered marijuana. The driver was given a court summons for driving under suspension and possession of drugs. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.
Officers attempted to locate the owner of a cellphone found in a Montrose West Avenue parking lot Aug. 6 and answered the phone when a man called. He refused to provide the owner’s name, and police told him to let the owner know he could pick up the phone at the police station.
Police reviewed video surveillance from a Rothrock Road parking lot Aug. 9, identified a man who used a rock to smash the windshields of two vehicles and issued a warrant for his arrest for criminal damaging.
The night of Aug. 10, police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in a South Cleveland-Massillon Road parking lot, arrested a man for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and released him with a court summons.
A woman reported she went to a Montrose West Avenue hotel Aug. 11 after she received a social media post from a friend inviting her to a party in a room. She stated she went to sleep and woke to find the friend and her vehicle missing. Police were unable to contact him, and she declined to report the vehicle stolen at the time.
A driver stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 77 Aug. 12 was arrested for driving under suspension and released with a court summons. A K-9 officer indicated the presence of contraband to police, who found a dollar bill containing a substance in the possession of a passenger, who reportedly admitted it was cocaine. Marijuana and ecstasy also were located between the seats. The passenger was charged with possession of marijuana and released with a court summons, with additional charges pending confirmation of the ecstasy and cocaine.
A driver stopped for a traffic violation on Medina Road Aug. 12 was given a court summons for possession of marijuana.
On Aug. 12, the driver of a Nissan with a license plate that was registered to a pickup truck was charged with having a fictitious registration and advised that felony charges were pending confirmation of a bag containing methamphetamine, which he surrendered to police.
Police confiscated a small amount of methamphetamine and a bag of syringes Aug. 12 during an investigation into a report that an employee of a Rothrock Road motel was selling drugs.
Following a traffic stop on Brookwall Drive Aug. 12, a woman was charged with driving under suspension and possession of marijuana and released with a court summons.
Officers recovered drugs from a vehicle following a traffic stop on South Cleveland-Massillon Road Aug. 12, and the driver was charged with driving under suspension and possession of marijuana and the passenger was charged with felony drug possession. Both were given court summonses and released.
A driver who reportedly switched seats with a passenger to avoid being arrested on a warrant during a traffic stop on Medina Road Aug. 12 was released to the New Franklin Police Department on the warrant.
Police arrested a man for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana Aug. 12, released him with a court summons and advised him and a female passenger that felony drug charges were pending confirmation of methamphetamine found in the vehicle.
Officers responded to a report of assault with a gun at a Montrose West Avenue hotel Aug. 12 and stopped a vehicle which a driver who fit the description of the suspect. He denied being involved, no weapons were found and he was released. The victim provided information that was inconsistent and police determined the report was unfounded.
In separate incidents on I-77 Aug. 13, police charged a driver with driving under suspension and possession of marijuana. Another driver was stopped for a traffic violation, and a passenger was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She also was advised that felony charges were pending identification of drugs found in the vehicle after a K-9 officer alerted police to the presence of contraband reportedly belonging to her.
The owner of a vehicle was charged with wrongful entrustment of a vehicle after he admitted he knew the driver, who was stopped for a traffic violation on Brookwall Drive Aug. 13, had a suspended license. The driver was arrested for driving under suspension and possession of marijuana, and a backseat passenger was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. She was wanted on a Summit County Sheriff’s Office warrant but released with a court summons when deputies were unable to pick her up.
FAIRLAWN: Police were called to a West Market Street grocery store Aug. 5, when employees reported a man, who had been implicated in a prior shoplifting incident, was leaving without paying for merchandise. Officers recovered beer and crab legs, totaling $634, from the Schumacher Avenue man, viewed video surveillance of the prior theft incident on July 26, and identified him as the suspect. He was arrested for felony theft of merchandise totaling $1,167 from both incidents, banned from all stores in the chain and released with a court summons.
A Wooster Road woman was given a court summons for leaving two children unattended in a vehicle outside a West Market Street store Aug. 7. She said she left them with an adult male, but a review of video surveillance showed that was not true.
Employees of a Medina Road store reported Aug. 7 that a woman concealed clothing items in her handbag and left the store without paying for them. Merchandise worth $227 was recovered from the State Mill Road woman, who had been banned from all stores in the chain, and she was charged with theft and criminal trespassing and released with a court summons.
An employee of a Smith Road facility reported her vehicle was vandalized between 8 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Aug. 7. All four tires had been slashed and the hood and side of the vehicle had been scratched. Police were reviewing video surveillance from the parking lot.
Police were called to a West Market Street cemetery Aug. 8 after a man created a disturbance at a funeral and refused to leave. When police arrived, he left and walked into the traffic lanes of West Market Street, where he obstructed the flow of traffic. Police identified the Cleveland man, who had been banned from a nearby store earlier in the day after he created a disturbance. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and released with a court summons.
On Aug. 9, police investigated a report of criminal damaging at a South Miller Road residence, where a garage door and frame had been kicked open and the side door had been damaged.
Loss prevention agents at a West Market Street store reported a man concealed merchandise worth $103, left the store without paying for it and entered another store in the plaza. The Akron man was arrested for theft and released with a court summons.
An Everton Drive woman was arrested for theft of clothing from a mall store Aug. 10, banned from the mall and released with a court summons.
NORTON: A woman reported her wallet, containing cash and a Mississippi driver’s license, was taken from a purse she was carrying while she shopped at a Greenwich Road store Aug. 6.
A Shellhart Road woman reported someone gained access to her vehicle between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Aug. 6 and stole it from her driveway. Police entered information about the vehicle into a national database for stolen vehicles and advised her to call her car dealer for instructions on tracking the vehicle.
Also on Aug. 6, police responded to a report that a vehicle was stolen from a Roop Avenue location and found the vehicle parked outside a Wadsworth Road garage, where a woman — who reportedly had opened the Roop Avenue garage and took the vehicle — had used the garage door opener to get into the Wadsworth Road garage. Police found her taking her belongings from the garage, and she stated she had permission to use the vehicle and take her items from the garage, which the owner denied. She was arrested for burglary, felony theft and tampering with evidence after she tried to stomp on a rock of methamphetamine found under her feet in a patrol car. Felony drug charges were pending identification of the substance, which was collected from the floor of the cruiser.
A Pleasant Drive woman reported Aug. 6 that a vehicle outside her residence was ransacked.
Officers investigated the assault of a man staying at a 31st Street motel Aug. 6, when the victim stated his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend came to the motel and assaulted him, causing visible injuries to his face and hands. He declined medical attention and police attempted to contact the alleged assailant.
Police investigated the theft of catalytic converters from two company vehicles parked outside a Wadsworth Road business Aug. 6.
Officers viewed video surveillance from outside an Easton Road residence Aug. 6 and searched for a man trespassing on the property and attempting to enter a vehicle.
At 4 a.m. Aug. 7, police on South Cleveland-Massillon Road stopped a driver for speeding 49 mph in a 25-mph zone and running a red light, arrested him for driving under suspension and released him with a court summons. A small amount of marijuana, which he surrendered to officers, was placed into evidence to be destroyed.
A woman went to the police station Aug. 7 to report that her husband assaulted her and threatened to kill her if she told anyone. Police went to her home, arrested him for domestic violence and took him to the Barberton City Jail.
A third party reported a man and woman were fighting at a Norton Avenue residence Aug. 7. When police arrived, the woman stated she didn’t want him living there and he had assaulted her. Police placed the man in handcuffs, at which time the woman said he didn’t put his hands on her and signed a statement declining charges. He was released and left the residence for the night.
Police responded to a report that a speeding vehicle crashed near Eastern and Kungle roads Aug. 7, located the vehicle in the woods, assisted the driver in exiting and noticed a strong odor of alcohol. She was evaluated by EMS and became irate when she was told she was being transported to a hospital due to an excessive level of intoxication and possible injuries. Police went to the hospital, where she refused to provide a sample for a BAC test and would not sign charges. She was advised her license would be suspended and was provided with a court date. Police notified deputies in Cuyahoga County, who wanted her on a felony warrant, of her location.
An erratic driver stopped on Wadsworth Road Aug. 8 exhibited signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested for DUI and having an open bottle of cognac in a vehicle and released on bond. His vehicle was towed.
A Wadsworth Road woman reported Aug. 9 that her ex-boyfriend came to her home and refused to leave, and when she called police, he left but continued to call her after she told him to stop. Police answered her phone when he called and told him not to call her or come to her residence or he would be charged with phone harassment or trespassing.
On Aug. 10, police signed a warrant for the arrest of a juvenile for phone harassment for continuing to make unwanted calls to another juvenile after police advised her to have no contact with the juvenile Aug. 3.
Following a traffic stop on Oser Road Aug. 13, police arrested a man for possession of drugs and paraphernalia and released him with a court summons. Officers questioned him about the odor of marijuana in the vehicle and he surrendered 9.5 grams of marijuana, THC oil and a drug pipe.
A wallet was found Aug. 13 at the intersection of Medina Line Road and Flesher Drive and given to police, who contacted the owner to pick it up.
PENINSULA/BOSTON: On June 14, an officer was dispatched to West Hines Hill Road for a breaking-and-entering report. Upon arrival, the officer discovered the front door had been forced open, allowing access to the first floor, but nothing was noted as stolen or vandalized. The suspect reportedly had taken a sledge hammer and pry bar from the owner’s tool box on the first floor and attempted to break into the basement, but were unable to break through the lock. The tools were left on the steps leading down to the basement along with the broken door handle and two cigarette butts. No further damage was found to the building. Further investigation was pending.
A Peninsula officer — as a member of the Summit County OVI Task Force — was conducting stationary radar on state Route 8 June 20 and clocked a vehicle traveling 78 mph in a posted 55-mph construction zone. The officer made a traffic stop and asked the driver for her license, at which time the driver said she did not have one. A LEADS (Law Enforcement Automated Data System) check revealed the juvenile driver was under a noncompliant suspension. After requesting a tow truck for the vehicle, the officer was unable to contact either of the juvenile’s parents. The driver and her friend were transported to a location on Nome Avenue in West Akron, and the driver was issued a citation for speeding and driving under suspension.
On June 27, an officer on general patrol clocked a vehicle traveling on Stine Road at speeds ranging between 65 and 71 mph in a 35-mph speed zone. After being stopped, the driver told the officer he had woken up late at a friend’s house and was headed to work. When asked for his driver’s license, the man said it was suspended and he did not have an opportunity to get it reinstated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The driver was issued citations for speeding, a suspended driver’s license and reckless operation. The vehicle was inventoried, towed and impounded, and the driver was released to a friend.
An officer was dispatched to a Quick Road location June 29 at 5:42 a.m. to investigate a report of a man either passed out or asleep on a bench. Upon arrival, the officer found the man slumped over backward on the bench of a picnic table and face down on the ground. No signs of life were apparent and a semiautomatic pistol was visible below the man’s chin. Valley Fire paramedics were summoned, and paramedics contacted the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office. The man was confirmed deceased at 6:13 a.m.
RICHFIELD: Police responded to a vehicle crash on Interstate 77 the night of Aug. 1 and found a BMW upside down in a grassy area. The driver was not at the scene, and police recovered her personal belongings and called the vehicle owner, who said her son had been driving it, but she refused to provide his cellphone number. Officers advised her that if he did not come to the police station to file an accident report in 24 hours, he would face charges.
Employees of a Brecksville Road hotel reported Aug. 2 they heard a man and woman shouting in a room and the sound of glass breaking. Police spoke to the parties, who stated they had a verbal argument and the woman slammed a door, causing a mirror to fall. They paid for the mirror and left the hotel.
On Aug. 3, a Humphrey Road woman gave police two packages of seeds mailed from China to her address.
A Glencoe Road woman reported Aug. 4 an unknown person, possibly in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, used her identity in an attempt to obtain a mortgage and open a bank account.
The owner of a Streetsboro Road business found an identification card Aug. 4 and gave it to police, who contacted the owner. A debit card bearing another person’s name and a small purse found at the same location were held at the police station until the owners could be located.
The morning of Aug. 5, police responded to a Brecksville Road address to assist with the enforcement of a court order.
Police searched the area around a Boston Mills Road residence Aug. 7 after viewing video surveillance showing two of five juveniles, who were trespassing on the property, rang the doorbell at 12:30 a.m. and ran away.
Also on Aug. 7, officers responded to a disturbance involving an employee and guest at a Brecksville Road motel. Police spoke to both women, who reported a verbal dispute, and they agreed to have no contact with each other. Police were called back to the motel when a man, who was staying with the female guest, reported he was assaulted by an employee, who pushed him. The employee stated the man came at him with a large piece of drywall and he shoved him in self-defense. A legal adviser stated no charges should be filed, and the hotel guest was unhappy with that decision, so police advised him to contact the prosecutor’s office the following Monday to discuss the matter. All parties were advised to stay in their rooms and have no contact with each other.
Police patrolling Brecksville Road at 3 a.m. Aug. 8 attempted to stop a driver for speeding. He accelerated and sped along state Route 303 to Interstate 271, where he headed south. Police pursued him, requesting assistance from other police agencies, and the pursuit by Richfield officers was discontinued in the interest of public safety. Sheriff’s deputies in Medina County later contacted Richfield police indicating the suspect was in custody in that county, where he admitted to them that he fled from Richfield police because his license is under suspension. He faced multiple charges in Medina County.
Following a traffic stop on I-77 Aug. 9, police charged a driver with speeding and a passenger surrendered a small amount of marijuana, which was placed into an evidence locker to be destroyed, and the passenger was released.
At the request of a third party, police checked on the welfare of occupants of a Hawthorne Drive residence Aug. 9.
The Peninsula/Boston reports were compiled by Sean Patrick and the remainder by Maggie DeMellier.
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