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POLICE BLOTTER Barberton, Norton crime reports week of July 30

Reports are gathered from police reports available to the public.


Sunday, July 30

• A Franklin Avenue man was cited for allegedly playing his music too loudly around 9:30 p.m. Police say they could hear it several houses away.

• A Hazelwood Street woman who has called several times about a man violating a protection order she has against him called to say he was violating it again and was on his way over.

• Someone burglarized a Sylvester Street residence.

• A Yale Avenue man complained of an unwanted guest pounding on his door. Checking, officers found the 28-year-old had a warrant out of Akron. He was arrested and delivered to Akron officers.

• Police got a call a call about an accident on Miami Avenue. The driver of a van allegedly went left of center and sideswiped a pickup truck. The 55-year-old driver of the van allegedly seemed intoxicated and failed field sobriety tests. He was arrested for OVI and reportedly refused a breath test despite a prior OVI conviction. He was also cited for the lane violation.

• A 28-year-old Hagey Drive man was taken to the Summit County Jail charged with assault for allegedly hitting a housemate.

• An officer pulled a car over for speeding on Robinson Avenue around 2 a.m. and discovered the driver, a 32-year-old woman, had no valid license and a collection of warrants out of Warrensville Heights, including receiving stolen property. She was arrested and delivered to Warrensville Heights officers with her new traffic citations.

Monday, July 31

• A 57-year-old man was cited for pulling a false fire alarm at a 23rd Street Northwest building. He was again banned from the property.

• Someone stole three glucose sensors from an East Huston Street mailbox.

• A man complained his vehicle was vandalized while it was parked in an alley off West Lake Avenue while he was in jail.

• Shortly after he was served a protection order, a 28th Street Northwest man allegedly texted the protected person, earning a warrant.

• Workers at an Eastern Road construction site allegedly stole about 2,000 gallons of water from a hydrant on Normandy Circle. The man in
charge, 45, was charged with theft.

• A passerby spotted a child’s electric riding toy on the towpath under the Robinson Avenue Bridge. When officers came to check, two young men on small motorbikes were allegedly crashing into the toy deliberately, apparently trying to knock it into the Tuscarawas River. One rider fled on seeing the cops. The other was trying to recover from the most recent crash. He also tried to flee and was chased up the towpath onto Norton Avenue and up Orchard, finally capturing him at Way Street. The 19-year-old was charged with two counts of reckless operation, disorderly conduct, failure to
comply and obstructing official business and taken to the Barberton City Jail. His bike was impounded.

• A worker at a Norton Avenue business found a gun in a salvage vehicle. Police tagged it for safe keeping.

• Two of a Snyder Avenue woman’s banks called her to report fraudulent activity.

• A homeless man was cited for criminal trespassing after returning to sleep in a spot behind a West Tuscarawas business after already being told he can’t do that.

• An officer spotted a guy at a West Hopocan Avenue business that looked like a suspect from a Wooster Road North shoplifting case. Juan A. Wilborn, 32, agreed to speak with the officer and was found to have a warrant out of the Adult Parole Authority; he was arrested. Police say he was initially cooperative but, put into the cruiser for transport ended up kicking the inside of the door, damaging it. He was transferred to a more reinforced vehicle for the rest of the trip to the Barberton City Jail on the warrant with new charges for shoplifting and criminal damaging.

• Someone tried to open a credit card account in an East Ford Avenue man’s name.

Tuesday, Aug. 1
• An officer recognized the driver of a car on Norton Avenue as having a warrant out of Jackson Township. He was pulled over, arrested and turned over to Jackson officers.

• Police tried to serve a no-trespassing order on a 59-year-old man at a Pasadena Place address and he allegedly ditched out a back door. He was found in the woods a short time later and given the order and a citation for obstructing official business.

• A 35-year-old man was pulled over for an improper right on red on West Hopocan Avenue and was found to have a warrant out of Highland Heights. He was arrested.

• Police got a call around 1:30 p.m. about men crawling through the window of a Second Street Northwest apartment. One, Daniel Alan Grose-
Bloir, 23, had an array of warrants out of Barberton, Summit County and the Adult Parole Authority. He was arrested and taken to the
Summit County Jail.

• Police got a call about a woman rifling through trash cans at an abandoned Pfeiffer Street House around 1:15 a.m. Police say she initially gave a fake name before finally identifying herself. The 37-year-old was cited for obstructing official business and given a warning about scavenging.

Wednesday, Aug. 2
• A 51-year-old Lucas Street man was cited around 3:30 a.m. for open burning. Police say this is an ongoing issue.

• A 57-year-old man was cited for theft for allegedly only scanning half of his purchases in the self-checkout at a Fifth Street Southeast

• A 34-year-old St. Clair Avenue woman was arrested for domestic violence after allegedly scuffling with a housemate over a phone charger. This was officers’ second visit to the residence that night.

Thursday, Aug. 3
• A food delivery driver delivered an order at a Yonker Street address and backed into another car when leaving. A subpoena was sent to the
delivery company for driver information.

• A Hudson Run Road man was allegedly planning to evict his girlfriend and was removing the interior doors to keep her from
breaking his things. Police told him to put the doors back on and leave her alone.

• A woman was given a summons for assaulting a man at a 24th Street Northwest house and told not to return.

• Someone stole the cap off a George Street man’s pickup truck.


Sunday, July 30
• A Hawthorne Drive woman complained she’d let another woman use her phone and since then her email and other personal information
have been hacked.

• Someone broke into a Cleveland-Massillon Road house and stole a video game system.

Wednesday, Aug.2
• A scammer emailed a Durham Road woman claiming to be from the University of Toledo extending a job opportunity. She filled out the
online application and had a phone interview. The next day, she was told she had the job and would get a check from the university but
needed to send money via PayPal for materials. This happened twice, to the tune of $4,631.07. When they tried to repeat the cycle a third time,
she filed a fraud report with her bank.

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