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Fairlawn Police Blotter: Road Rage On Video at Summit Mall and More

The following arrest information was supplied by the Fairlawn police department. It does not indicate a conviction.


Assault, aggravated menacing -- Officers were called to at 1:58 p.m. Aug. 18 to investigate two groups of people who were accusing each other after a fight. 

Both parties said they were driving west on W. Market Street in a school zone and ended up at Summit Mall. From there, the accounts differ.

Silenthia Brown, of Akron, told police she was driving when a car swerved into her lane. She said she was confronted by Simon Fulmer, the driver of the car, and passenger Sarah Shaughnessy, both of Akron, in the mall parking lot. 

Fulmer told police they saw Brown driving well over the speed limit on W. Market in a school zone, and he pulled in front of her only to slow her down. As both cars passed , Fulmer said Brown thew a cup out of her window that hit his vehicle. According to the police report, Fulmer said the three argued and Brown got out of her car yelling. Fulmer said Brown struck Shaughnessy, who was still in the car. Shaughnessy's glasses were knocked off and she had an abrasion on her face. 

Police said they determined that Brown hit Shaughnessy by watching Fulmer's cell phone video of the incident.

Brown, 39, was charged with misdemeanor assault and two counts of aggravated menacing. She was booked into the Summit County Jail.

Note: -- an earlier version of this report misstated Fulmer's statement to police. A reporter misread the police narrative.

Theft -- An employee was arrested Tuesday (Aug. 24) and charged with theft of $650 in merchandise from . The allegations stem from for instances in July and August in which Lashaila Spooney,24, of Akron, is accused of paying for only a portion of items taken from the store. Spooner was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail. A cashier at the store was arrested at an earlier date.

Burglary -- Police are investigating a burglary at a home in the 500 block of Park Hill Drive that was discovered at noon July 31. A neighbor noticed that a window was smashed and called police. Officers entered the house and noticed several drawers had been opened. An unknown person appeared to have entered the house by breaking the window with a lanscaping rock.Police said $800 in cash was missing. 

For questions about this information, email Editor Kymberli Hagelberg 

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