A Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested and charged May 19 with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a first-degree misdemeanor, after police said he possessed a 9-mm handgun while he was intoxicated in the passenger seat of his Ford Mustang parked at Portage Trail and Albertson Parkway at 2:44 a.m.According to police, officers heard four or five gunshots coming from the area of Timber Top during a separate traffic stop. Officers radioed dispatchers who told them residents had reported gunshots and gave a description of a vehicle believed to be involved. After the traffic stop was complete, officers drove down Portage Trail and saw a Ford Mustang coming toward them at a high rate of speed. Officers turned around, followed the car and pulled it over at the intersection of Portage Trail and Albertson Parkway. Police say the driver told officers his passenger was carrying a gun. According to police, the passenger then said he had fired multiple gunshots into a pond at Timber Top "on a dare."AccidentsMay 15 -- Man drivers into building: A police pursuit the night of May 15 which ended with a 20-year-old Akron man driving through an electrical kiosk led to a failure to control citation. According to the report, the man failed to yield to police as he was driving south on Front Street where traffic only runs north. Police said he failed to control a turn onto Oakwood Drive and crashed into an electric kiosk on the Front Street Mall at 11:50 p.m. According to police, the man and his passenger then ran from the scene. The driver ran from the scene with his hand in his pocket and was tasered by police when he refused to stop. The passenger also was apprehended by police. No injuries were reported. The car sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.The passenger, an 18-year-old Barberton man, was arrested and charged with two counts of obstructing officials business, providing false information to police and underage consumption.The driver was given a blood-alcohol test which resulted in a .057 level, according to the accident report. According to court documents, the man pleaded guilty May 16 to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, failure to comply with police, a first-degree misdemeanor, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, a minor misdemeanor and a 12-point suspension, a first degree misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 18 suspended, and will have his license suspended for four years.May 16 -- Three injured in accident: A 71-year-old Stow woman was cited for failure to yield to a red light in a 2:15 p.m. accident that sent three to area hospitals. According to police, the woman was traveling north on State Road when she drove through the red light at Valley Road, striking a car driven by a 21-year-old Ravenna woman. Both drivers reported possible injuries and were taken to area hospitals. A passenger in the Ravenna woman's car also reported injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Both cars were towed from the scene. No monetary estimates were available.May 18 -- Car flips on Northampton Road: A 25-year-old Akron man was cited for failure to control in an accident that sent he and a passenger to the hospital. According to the report, the man was driving north on Northampton Road when the vehicle ran off the side of the road at 4:04 a.m. Police said the man attempted to control the vehicle, but flipped it instead. The vehicle came to a rest on its hood in front of a Northampton Road home. The driver and one of his two passengers reported non-incapacitating injuries and were taken to a local hospital. Another passenger reported injuries but was not transported. The car sustained severe damage and was towed from the scene, the report stated. No monetary estimate was available. A blood alcohol test was given to the driver, but results were not known.May 22 -- Car on side: A 53-year-old Akron man was cited for failure to control in an accident on Yellow Creek Road near the intersection of Bath Road at 7:28 p.m. Police said the man was driving on Bath Road when he lost control of his vehicle at the curve and hit a telephone pole, causing the car to flip onto its side. Falls EMS extricated the man from the vehicle and transported him to an area hospital for treatment. Electric crews repaired the pole. The car was towed from the scene. No damage estimate was available.Disorderly conductMay 15 -- Woman reports fight: A 10-year-old Cuyahoga Falls girl was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, fighting, after a Cuyahoga Falls woman reported the girl coaxed her daughter into a fight by shoving her at a Prange Drive home at 4:30 p.m. No injuries were reported.TheftMay 15 -- Purse taken from locked car: A Tallmadge woman reported someone entered her locked car by unknown means while it was parked on Munroe Falls Avenue between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. and took her sister's purse. The loss was estimated at $785. Police said they are investigating.May 18 -- Laptop missing: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported someone took his girlfriend's laptop between midnight May 16 and 5:30 p.m. May 17 from his Hunter's Lake Drive apartment without his permission. The laptop is valued at $748. Police said they are investigating.Criminal mischiefMay 17 -- High school doors vandalized: A Cuyahoga Falls police officer reported finding the entry doors of the Cuyahoga Falls High School covered in chocolate syrup and playdough. No damage was reported to the doors.JaywalkingMay 18 -- No crosswalk: A 23-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with jaywalking, a minor misdemeanor, after police said he crossed State Road at 4:30 a.m. between Sackett Avenue and Chestnut Boulevard outside a marked crosswalk.Identity theftMay 18 -- Unauthorized purchases reported: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported someone used his credit card account to make $394 in unauthorized purchases between April 17 and 22. Police said they are investigating.Fraudulent use of a credit cardMay 20 -- Sound system purchased without permission: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported someone used his bank card information to obtain a more than $1,000 sound system on May 19 without his permission.Police News is a random sampling of events responded to by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.