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POLICE BLOTTER Barberton, Norton crime reports week of July 23


Reports are gathered from police reports available to the public.

Sunday, July 23
• Police were investigating a theft at an E Ford Avenue address.

• Police got a call that a man was standing in the middle of First Street Northeast and E Park Avenue, looking around. Officers found him and he said he was looking for screws that fell out of his pocket. The 62-year-old had a warrant against him for failure to appear in court on a domestic violence charge out of Copley Township. He was arrested and delivered to a Copley officer.

• A 27-year-old man was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly getting drunk and assaulting a woman at an Ontario Street

• A 28-year-old man was arrested at a Hudson Run Road address on a warrant out of Portage County. He was turned over to Portage deputies.

• A 23rd Street NW woman complained her ex-boyfriend was there and wouldn’t leave. The 30-year-old was gone before officers
arrived and they found him about a block away, discovering he had a warrant against him out of Akron for violating a court order. He was arrested and handed over to an Akron officer.

• Joshua James Boninsegna, 26, was arrested for allegedly trying to strangle a woman at a Wayne Street address. He was taken to the Summit County Jail, charged with a fourth-degree felony.

• A man clearing out a nearby storage unit allegedly discarded a sofa and a mattress next to a 10th Street SW organization’s
dumpster. The man was given 72 hours to relocate the refuse.

Monday, July 24
• A Fifth Street SE woman went to the police station to report fraud. Officers were investigating.

• A woman spotted a 36-year-old man with a bench warrant against him on Lincoln Avenue and reported him. Police found him a block away, arrested him and deposited him in the Barberton City Jail.

• A Fifth Street NW woman told police an ex-boyfriend threatened to send explicit photos of her to her friends if she didn’t keep seeing him.

• A Wooster Road N store told police that a man came in just before they closed, filled up a garbage bag with stuff and ran out the
door. Security video captured the event.

• Charges were typed against a man for violating a protection order after he persistently texted a Hazelwood Street woman. A couple days later he reportedly texted her again asking her to drop the charges from the last set of texts and again after that saying he was “coming home.”

• A Noble Street woman told police she bought a cell phone from a social media ad and found out from a service center it had been reported lost or stolen.

• Someone stole construction equipment from Barberton Primary School.

• A 29-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were both arrested on warrants at a Central Avenue address. The man was wanted out of Summit County and the woman Stark County. Each was delivered to their respective deputies.

• A Cassell Avenue man reported identity fraud. Police were investigating.

Tuesday, July 25

• Someone broke out the outer pane of an E Ford Avenue window.

• A 30th Street NW man got a bill of sale in the mail for a car he supposedly bought in Pennsylvania. He did not buy this car.

• A 22nd Street NW woman told police she loaned her mom her car last December and her mom lost it. It hasn’t been found yet.

• Two men, ages 46 and 41,were arrested on warrants during a search of a S Van Buren Avenue business. The older was delivered to Portage County deputies on their warrant. The younger, wanted in Mahoning County, complained of chest pains and was taken to a hospital.

• A 45-year-old woman was allegedly staggering her way up E Ford Avenue around 2 a.m. She told police she’d left a nearby house after a disagreement and was walking to Akron. She had no money or phone so police didn’t feel comfortable letting her
continue her journey. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to the Barberton City Jail.

Wednesday, July 26

• Someone used a disabled 24th Street NW man’s debit card to run up two $110 charges since May.

• A 39-year-old woman was arrested in Massillon on a Barberton Municipal Court warrant.

• A 28-year-old woman was arrested in Akron on a Barberton Municipal Court warrant.

• An Auburn Avenue woman complained a neighbor walked into her garage without permission. Nothing seemed missing.

Thursday, July 27
• A large man stole a worker’s bicycle at a Wooster Road W business. The theft was caught on video.

• Someone made off with about 150 feet of wire from an E State Street cellular tower.

• Someone broke into an E Ford Avenue woman’s car June 12 and stole $2 and her driver’s license. She didn’t think anything of it at the time but needed a report to replace her license.

• A bicycle was found abandoned at a Fifth Street NE address. An officer took it to the impound lot.

• An officer pulled a car over in a Wooster Road N parking lot and arrested the driver, a 23-year-old man, on a warrant out of New Franklin. He was turned over to New Franklin Police.

• A 32-year-old man was arrested at a 23rd Street NW address on a warrant out of Medina County. He was delivered to a Medina

• A Himelrigh Boulevard woman told police her unlicensed 16-year-old brother took her car Tuesday and still wasn’t back. The boy and some friends were allegedly found drunk with the car July 28 in Delaware County.

• Someone disassembled the keypad lock to the women’s rest room at Newton Park and carved a swastika into a picnic table.

Friday, July 28
• Police got a call a little before 11 p.m. about a couple people at a 23rd Street NW address yelling for a guy to toss his keys down
to them. Police arrived and found a man matching one of the descriptions. He said he was just passing through and denied being one of the yellers. He was checked for warrants and sent on his way. Officers checked a little courtyard in the direction the man was coming from and found a woman who matched the description of the other person. She denied being one of the yellers and said she and the man live together, had missed the bus, and were waiting for a ride from one of his relatives.

Summit County had a drug warrant out for her but said advise and release. She also had a protection order against that man. An officer found him nearby and arrested him for violating it, taking him to the Summit County Jail.

• Police got a call about a woman apparently under the influence of drugs at a Wooster Road N store. Police found her and discovered she had an assortment of warrants against her. They arrested her on the one for failure to appear in court out of Barberton and put her in the Barberton City Jail.

• A landlord checking over a Wilbur Avenue property discovered two air compressors missing.

• A 20-year-old woman was charged with criminal damaging after breaking a window on an E Huston Street house while beating on the doors and windows.

Saturday, July 29

• A man pumping gas at a Wooster Road N station allegedly looked like he was trying to hide his face from a passing officer. The officer checked him out and found out the 52-year-old had a warrant against him from Barberton for failure to appear on a driving under suspension charge and one out of Medina County for drug possession. He was arrested on the Barberton
warrant and taken to the Barberton City Jail.


Sunday, July 23
• A Norton officer briefly picked up the pursuit of a pickup truck out of Wadsworth, breaking it off as it continued at high speed down Wadsworth Road into Akron.

Monday, July 24
• Police were called to a Wadsworth Road address for a fight, learning it was only verbal. However, one of the parties, a 27-year-old man, had a misdemeanor warrant out of Apple Creek. He was arrested and delivered to their officers.

• A Greenwich Road woman said someone tried to file an unemployment claim in her name.

• Ke Nyah Tashae Wooden, 20, was arrested for trying to steal $288 worth of hair cutting supplies from a Greenwich Road store. She was cited for theft but arrested on a felony burglary warrant out of Illinois; she was taken to the Summit County Jail to await extradition.

Tuesday, July 25
• A Steeb Drive man said he clicked a link to get a phone service discount but ended the call suspicious when they asked for a credit card number. A short time later, they started getting emails of supposed Bitcoin transactions from a Paypal account they never opened in their email. So far, no money has left their bank accounts.

Friday, July 28
• A Wilbur Avenue man told police he loaned a neighbor $20,000 to pay off a loan for refinancing but later learned the loan doesn’t exist.

Saturday, July 29

• A man and three women stole a bunch of t-shirts from a Greenwich Road store. Part of the larceny was caught on video.

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