Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

— Cuyahoga Falls —


Clothing and bins reported taken: An Akron man, 59, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a State Road store employee reported the man left the store without paying for clothing and bins totaling about $125 in value March 3.

Purse stolen at store: An 18th Street woman reported someone took her purse after she left it at a State Road store March 2. Police said the total value of the purse and its contents was estimated at about $200. The woman said the purse contained two bank cards and a credit card, which were used to make unspecified purchases.

Woman charged in alleged shoplifting: An Akron woman, 31, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Howe Avenue store employee reported the woman walked out of the store without paying for merchandise totaling more than $290 in value March 2.

Smoker and chimney stolen: A Forest Glen Drive man reported someone took his smoker cooker and charcoal chimney totaling about $320 in value from his front yard during the evening Feb. 27.

Items recovered in parking lot: A State Road store employee reported an unidentified man left the store without paying for merchandise totaling about $840 in value Feb. 26. The employee said the items were recovered in the store's parking lot after the man dropped them. The man then fled the area riding an all terrain vehicle.

Criminal damaging

Park building interior damaged: The city's parks and recreation department reported March 1 that someone caused $400 to $500 in damage to pipes and systems inside a building in Keyser Park off West Bath Road during the previous few months.

Car hood jumped on: A Newton Falls woman reported someone caused about $400 in damage to her car’s hood by jumping on it while the car was parked outside a Howe Avenue restaurant during the evening Feb. 24.

Woman’s tire slashed: A Solon woman reported someone slashed one of her car’s tires while the car was parked outside her State Road place of employment during the day and evening Feb. 24. Police said the damage was estimated at about $200.


Woman left hospital: An Akron woman, 33, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor escape after she was taken to Western Reserve Hospital for unspecified medical treatment from Cuyahoga Falls City Jail, then left the hospital March 1. An arrest warrant was issued for the woman. She had been held in the jail on a misdemeanor theft charge.


Trailer door pried open: A Tallmadge man, 36, was charged with fifth-degree felony vandalism and possessing criminal tools charges after police responded to a report that the man pried open a work trailer door at a Graham Road construction site at about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 26. Police said the man had crow bar, screwdriver, ice pick and flashlight in his possession. The man was taken to Summit County Jail. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Disorderly conduct

Man was walking around yard: A Medina man, 27, was cited with disorderly conduct while intoxicated after a 26th Street man reported the Medina man knocked on his front door and then went behind the home and walked around his back yard at a little before 1 a.m. Feb. 25. Police said that when they arrived, they found the homeowner had allowed the Medina man to sit on the back porch. The Medina man said he had been trying to walk home. Police said they released him to a relative.

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Car driven into yard: A Maplewood Street man, 28, was arrested after police responded to a report that while westbound on Washington Avenue, the man failed to obey a stop sign, crossed Oakwood Drive then went into a front yard of a home and struck a row of bushes, then turned north back to Washington Avenue, nearly hitting a witness in a vehicle at about 9:10 p.m. Feb. 23.

The man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content test refusal, resisting arrest, failing to stop after an accident, failure to control, traffic control device and open container. Police said that when they went to the man’s home a short time later, he tried to slam his door in their faces, then kicked at them. The man was taken to Akron City Hospital because of alleged intoxication. No injuries were reported.