11/18/2010 - West Side Leader
by Staff Writer
WEST AKRON: Burglaries occurred in the following locations: the 1000 block of Orlando Avenue Nov. 5; the 1800 block of East Waterford Court Nov. 5; the 900 block of Frederick Boulevard Nov. 5-8; the 100 block of South Balch Street Nov. 5-9; the 1700 block of Cromwell Drive Nov. 6-8; the 700 block of Garth Avenue Nov. 8; the 1300 block of Hardesty Boulevard Nov. 8; the first block of Westgate Circle Nov. 8; the first block of Waldorf Drive Nov. 8; the 1300 block of Thurston Street Nov. 9; the 400 block of Greenwood Avenue Nov. 9; the 700 block of Hayden Avenue Nov. 9; the 800 block of Roslyn Avenue Nov. 9; the 900 block of Frederick Boulevard Nov. 9; the first block of South Maple Street Nov. 9-10; the first block of South Rhodes Avenue Nov. 10; the 300 block of Grace Avenue Nov. 10; the 1700 block of Sheffield Drive Nov. 10; the 100 block of North Rose Boulevard Nov. 10-11; the 200 block of South Rhodes Avenue Nov. 10-11; a business in the 1600 block of Merriman Road Nov. 11; the 500 block of Noble Avenue Nov. 12; the 700 block of South Sunset View Drive Nov. 12-13; the 200 block of Westwood Avenue Nov. 13; the 1700 block of Liberty Drive Nov. 13-14; the 300 block of Madison Avenue Nov. 13-14; the 1100 block of Thorndale Drive Nov. 14; the 1600 block of Dominion Drive Nov. 14; and the 200 block of South Balch Street Nov. 14.
A 20-year-old West Market Street woman was charged Nov. 8 with felony child endangering. On Sept. 7, she allegedly created a substantial risk to the health and safety of a child, which nearly resulted in the drowning of the child.
Detectives signed warrants Nov. 9 on Travon Jones, 24, of Tanglewood Drive, after he allegedly stabbed his 25-year-old nephew several times around 4:30 p.m. near the intersection of Copley Road and Orlando Avenue. according to the Akron Police Department (APD), the two were involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical. Jones fled the scene. The victim was transported to Akron General Medical Center, where his injuries did not appear to be life threatening. Jones is wanted for felonious assault. he is 6 feet tall, 175 pounds, bald and unshaven. Anyone with information on Jones’ whereabouts is asked to call the APD at 330-375-2490.
Officers from the APD and members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a 50-year-old Orlando Avenue man for felonious assault, kidnapping, rape and robbery. he was taken into custody without incident at his residence shortly after 7 a.m. Nov. 10. The suspect was identified through DNA for a violent crime he allegedly committed against a 26-year-old female July 17 in the 1200 block of Juneau Avenue. The suspect was booked into the Summit County Jail.
A 31-year-old Fernwood Avenue man was charged with felony possession of drugs Nov. 10 after being stopped in the 100 block of Byers Avenue for an investigative stop. he reportedly had a small bag of cocaine on his lap in plain view.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Nov. 10, employees at a store in the 900 block of Copley Road reportedly were robbed by four males at gunpoint. The suspect entered the store and demanded money from the registers, then fled in an unknown direction. The suspects were four black males wearing ski masks, black hooded sweatshirts and black sweat pants. Anyone with information is asked to call the APD at 330-375-2490.
A 21-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man and a 22-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man were arrested for disorderly conduct by officers called to a large fight Nov. 11 around 1:15 a.m. in the 1200 block of Weathervane Lane.
A male victim reported he was robbed Nov. 11 around noon at Copley Road and Noble Avenue. The three male suspects, one armed with a gun, stole his wallet and cell phone.
A 77-year-old Bath man was charged with felony forgery and theft Nov. 12. he allegedly made a payment to the city of Akron for a speeding zone citation using a credit card belonging to another person.
Following up on an anonymous tip, officers arrested a 20-year-old Hollywood Avenue man Nov. 12 for attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault. The suspect was located in the 2500 block of Romig Road around 11:30 p.m. he was found hiding in the ceiling tiles of a bar and was taken into custody without incident. Officers recovered several guns inside of the bar. The suspect was wanted for a shooting that occurred in the 900 block of Work Drive Aug. 15.
A 50-year-old Madison Avenue man was charged with felony domestic violence following a Nov. 13 incident at a Seward Avenue location. he has two prior convictions for domestic violence from 1989 and 2007.
On Nov. 14 around 10 p.m., a suspect entered a fast-food restaurant in the 1600 block of West Market Street and ordered a sandwich. he then showed a knife and demanded money, but when another customer entered, he became agitated and fled the scene without taking any money. he is described as a white male, 25-40 years old, 6 feet, 1 inch to 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 175-200 pounds, and wearing a white hoodie and white sweatpants.
A 19-year-old female with no permanent address was charged with felonious assault Nov. 19 after she allegedly got into a physical fight with the victim in the 300 block of Noah Avenue, pulled out a razor and cut the victim in several spots.
A 41-year-old White Pond Drive man was charged with felony domestic violence Nov. 15 following an incident in the 300 block of East Exchange Street. The suspect has a prior conviction for domestic violence from 2006.
BATH: An employee of a Springside Drive business reported Nov. 2 her husband’s current girlfriend violated a restraining order by calling her and sending her text messages.
Police searched the area around Interstate 77 Nov. 8 for a juvenile who exited a vehicle at the intersection of Ira and Revere roads and fled following an argument with his father. Richfield police assisted in the search and located the juvenile in a Broadview Road grocery store. he was charged with incorrigibility and released to his father.
A Hametown Road property owner reported Nov. 9 he found the remains of a marijuana plot growing on his property. Officers confiscated several plant parts for investigation.
Officers were called to an Everett Road residence Nov. 9 when a property owner reported the driver of a dump truck was dumping a load of asphalt on the property. Officers interviewed the driver and determined he had been told by a contractor to dump the asphalt, which was removed from an Akron site, on the property because he had permission to do so. The property owner had not given permission, and police determined a family member had given the permission. The contractor acknowledged the mistake and agreed to remove the asphalt.
A driver of a vehicle with an expired license plate was stopped on Medina Road Nov. 9. he failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. his BAC tested .136.
An abandoned vehicle was towed from the parking lot of a fitness center on Medina Road Nov. 9.
Police were flagged down at the entrance to a West Market Street shopping center Nov. 9 by a man who said a driver involved in an accident drove away from the scene. Police observed a vehicle, whose hood had been crushed in a way that obscured the windshield, and stopped the driver on Cleveland-Massillon Road. he failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI, driving under suspension, obstructing official business and leaving the scene of an accident and was released with a court summons.
On Nov. 10, police shot and killed an injured deer on Medina Line Road.
A woman was arrested for theft and released with a court summons Nov. 11, when she concealed items and left a Montrose grocery store without paying for them.
Officers reviewed security video footage at a Montrose gas station Nov. 12 after a quick-change artist used $50 to pay for a purchase, received $10 in change and attempted to get an additional $40 by saying he did not receive the proper change. The clerk denied him any more money and he left and went to another gas station on Medina Road, where he used the same scam to receive an additional $40 in change. he is described as a white male, with a brownish-red goatee, wearing camouflage pants, a black hooded sweatshirt with an American eagle on the front and a baseball cap. he left in a red SUV with tinted windows and license plate covers.
On Nov. 13, police went to a Yellow Creek Road residence, arrested a man on an Akron felony warrant and took him to the Summit County Jail.
The driver of a vehicle headed east in the westbound lanes of Medina Road Nov. 13 nearly struck a police cruiser, then made a U-turn on Medina Road and went west in the eastbound lanes when police attempted to stop him. Officers stopped the driver, who was arrested for DUI and failure to comply with police orders. his BAC tested .191.
Police investigated a crash at the intersection of Ira and Revere roads Nov. 13. they found a vehicle against a pole, with heavy front-end damage and an air bag that had deployed. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the driver, who left the scene.
On Nov. 14, police were called to a Springside Drive hotel, where people were holding a loud party in one room. Officers found a man, who had been at the party, in the parking lot and arrested him for drug abuse after he admitted he had been smoking marijuana in his vehicle and surrendered a marijuana cigarette. The other guests were checking out as police arrived, and no contraband was found in the room.
Officers were dispatched to a Bath Hills Boulevard residence Nov. 14 following an incomplete 9-1-1 call. Police could hear an argument inside the residence, and they arrested a woman after learning she had threatened her husband with a kitchen knife. she was arrested for domestic violence and taken to the Summit County Jail.
COPLEY: On Oct. 30, police were called to a Rothrock Road restaurant, where a witness reported a male concealed items in a backpack. Police questioned a man fitting the suspect’s description but found no merchandise in his possession at the time.
Police are investigating the theft of a 1977 Chevy Tahoe from the parking lot of a Medina Road movie theater Nov. 6, when the owner returned to the parking lot around 4:30 p.m. and the vehicle was missing. there was no broken glass or signs of forced entry, and he had the only set of keys.
Employees of a Montrose West Avenue restaurant called police Nov. 6 when an intoxicated patron reportedly refused to leave and created a disturbance. The suspect refused to cooperate with police, who ordered him to stay seated for his safety and who repeatedly put his hand into his pocket after being told to keep his hands in view. after he grabbed an officer’s arm, the Strongsville man was apprehended and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication.
Officers patrolling Ridgewood Road near the Hametown Road roundabout Nov. 9 were nearly struck by a vehicle that was coming toward the cruiser on the wrong side of the road. Officers stopped the driver, arrested him for driving under suspension and lane violations and released him to Wayne County sheriff’s deputies on a warrant.
The owner of a dental labratory on Copley Road reported Nov. 11 she paid a contractor a deposit of $600 to pave two parking lots last summer. he cashed her check and has not returned to do the work, and she has been unable to reach him to get the money back.
A driver who ran a stop sign on Jacoby Road at 1 a.m. Nov. 14 was arrested for driving under suspension. she was released with a court summons.
FAIRLAWN: A representative of a North Cleveland-Massillon Road church reported Nov. 5 an unknown suspect forged two checks on the church account and used them to buy gift cards at a store in Bainbridge.
On Nov. 8, a woman reported she was driving her vehicle on Kenridge Road when an unknown object struck her vehicle, damaging the windshield, hood and mirror.
Police stopped a driver for a traffic violation on Ghent Road Nov. 8 and arrested him for improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle when they observed a handgun on the front seat of the vehicle.
A resident of an area group home allegedly assaulted a caretaker at a Montrose ATM machine Nov. 9. The victim declined prosecution and medical attention for visible injuries, and the suspect was transported to Akron General Medical Center for evaluation.
A suspect who was arrested for shoplifting at a West Market Street grocery store Nov. 10 was additionally charged with criminal trespassing after being banned from the store for a previous theft incident.
Security agents at a mall department store reported Nov. 10 a woman selected items and gave them to her juvenile daughter, who walked out of the store without paying for them. Police arrested both females for theft and returned the items to the store.
A Buffington Road woman reported Nov. 10 a cable representative left her apartment door slightly open, and her neighbor’s dogs charged into her apartment, went into her daughter’s room and attacked her dog. The dog owner came in and took the dogs away, and her dog received treatment for a puncture wound. The woman declined prosecution after the dog owner agreed to pay for the victim’s treatment.
On Nov. 11, officers responded to calls of an erratic driver who ran several red lights on West Market Street. Police stopped the vehicle on Shiawassee Avenue and observed that the driver was confused, disoriented and slurring her speech. she failed a field sobriety test, was charged with DUI and admitted she had used heroin after police found a spoon containing drug residue in the vehicle. she was additionally charged with traffic violations and possession of drug abuse instruments.
Police patrolling West Market Street Nov. 12 stopped a driver for traveling 58 mph in a 35 mph zone. he failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. his BAC tested .134.
Officers are seeking suspects who pried open newspaper boxes on West Market Street and Crawfis and Merz boulevards Nov. 13 and stole money.
A mall shopper reported her purse was stolen from a bench outside an electronics store Nov. 15.
NORTON: Suspects broke into a garage on Hametown Road Nov. 5 and stole a battery charger.
Two men were arrested for falsification and making false reports Nov. 6 after one man drove his vehicle along a trail and got it stuck in mud, then reported it stolen from Silver Creek Metro Park. The other male, who was with him at the time, called police later and reported he had seen the vehicle abandoned in a wooded area. The driver admitted he got the vehicle stuck and did not have enough money for a tow truck.
A driver who was stopped for lane violations on Wooster Road Nov. 6 failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI.
Police on Interstate 76 Nov. 7 stopped a driver for a traffic violation and arrested a male and female in the vehicle for obstruction of official business after they reportedly presented false information about their identities to police. Both suspects had outstanding warrants. The male was released to Stark County sheriff’s deputies, and the female, who had several drivers’ licenses belonging to other people, was released to new Franklin police. Norton officers confiscated the licenses.
A driver who was stopped for speeding on I-76 Nov. 7 failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI.
The night of Nov. 7, suspects broke into a tractor-trailer parked at an Eastern Road gas station and stole a GPS unit and charger.
On Nov. 7, a driver who crossed the center line on Barber Road several times was stopped by officers. he admitted he had been drinking, had difficulty standing during a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. his BAC tested .216.
Officers stopped a vehicle on Barber Road Nov. 8 and arrested a passenger for criminal damaging and trespassing after a Wadsworth Road woman reported he punched a window to enter her home, then left in the vehicle with the driver, who confirmed there had been an argument and she was driving him to another residence.
Police patrolling Norton Avenue Nov. 9 stopped a driver for lane violations and charged the driver and passenger with having open containers of alcohol in a vehicle. The driver failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. his BAC tested .177.
A Wadsworth Road man who was released from a burn unit at Akron Children’s Hospital Nov. 10 was arrested on felony warrants for illegal manufacture of methamphetamine and illegal assembly of chemicals and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Two 18-year-old males who were expelled from Norton High School and banned from school property were arrested for criminal trespassing Nov. 10 when school officials found them in the parking lot.
A Butternut Drive man reported Nov. 12 a suspect in new Mexico used his identification to obtain utility service last January.
RICHFIELD: Police responded to reports of an erratic driver exiting Interstate 77 and found the vehicle in a ditch on Wheatley Road Oct. 30. The driver exited the vehicle and fell. he was unable to perform field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana, which was found in the vehicle. his BAC tested .339.
On Oct. 31, police patrolling Brecksville Road observed a disturbance in the parking lot of a hotel and determined two males had been fighting. one juvenile male had a laceration on his hand, which police determined he sustained by punching a picture in the hotel lobby, breaking the glass. he began struggling with the other male, became combative with police, who arrested him for disorderly conduct by intoxication, and was taken to the ground and handcuffed. during transport to a hospital for treatment of his injury, the suspect was handcuffed for the protection of paramedics and released from the cuffs while in the custody of hospital security officers. he was additionally charged with criminal damaging, resisting arrest and underage drinking.
A driver stopped on I-77 after a vehicle registration check Nov. 2 was charged with driving under suspension and released with a court summons. his vehicle was towed.
Police officers patrolling Brecksville Road Nov. 3 stopped a driver and arrested him for having no driving privileges. he was released on bond and the vehicle was towed.
A Brecksville Road man reported Nov. 3 he received two calls from a man with a foreign accent telling him to send $5,000 or someone would die. The suspect did not say where the money should be sent. Police advised the victim to contact them if he hears from the suspect again.
Police are investigating a Nov. 3 report of domestic violence between a live-in couple at a Ridgeview Drive residence.
A Richfield Service Department employee reported a $450 leaf blower was stolen from a landscaping trailer Nov. 3.
A Logwood Trail man reported Nov. 6 he observed a suspect in a black vehicle follow a mail delivery vehicle and take something out of his mailbox after it was delivered. he was unable to identify the suspect.
Detectives are investigating the burglary of a Boston Mills Road residence Nov. 7, when a woman reported she returned home to find her front door was damaged by suspects who stole jewelry and cash.
The Akron police reports were compiled by Stephanie Kist, and the remainder were compiled by Maggie DeMellier.
Editor’s note: The police reports provided here are a sampling of those filed with each community’s police departments. for questions related to the reports we’ve included or others we have not, call the West Side Leader at 330-665-9595. To provide information on an alleged criminal act noted in this week’s report, call the local police department.