— Tallmadge —
Breaking and entering
Copper coils stolen: A foreman for a construction contracting firm reported Nov. 27 that someone took 21 copper coils totaling about $3,000 in value from a locked storage trailer while it was in Northwest Avenue's 500 block since the day before. The foreman said he believed a key was used to enter the trailer, but police said there are no suspects.
Storm door bent: A woman reported someone bent in the bottom of a storm door to her home's breezeway in East Avenue's 900 block during the day Nov. 27. Police said the damage could have allowed access into the breezeway, but the woman said nothing appeared to be missing. The damage was estimated at about $100, police said.
Ruts left in yard: A man reported that a large unidentified truck, apparently while turning around at the end of the road, backed into his front yard and left deep ruts in Hannah Drive's 200 block during the morning Nov. 21.
Cocaine found in vehicle: An 18-year-old Akron man was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and cited with minor misdemeanor marijuana possession and marked lanes after police stopped his vehicle for the marked lanes violations on Interstate 76 westbound at about 8:50 p.m. Nov. 27. Police said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a bag containing a white powder that tested positive as cocaine in the vehicle and a bag containing suspected marijuana in the man's pocket. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.
Vehicle windows smashed: Two women reported Nov. 27 that someone smashed side windows of their vehicles and took their purses while the vehicles were parked outside South Avenue homes. Damage estimates in both incidents are about $200.
A Uniontown woman reported someone took her purse while her van was parked outside a home in South Avenue's 200 block during the night. According to a police report, the purse contained a Social Security card, marriage license, credit and bank cards, gift cards and a diamond necklace, with the total value of about $735. Police said the woman had already notified various financial institutions about the theft of the credit and bank cards and there had been no attempt to use the cards.
A 17th Street woman reported someone took her $50 purse while her car was parked outside a home in South Avenue's 300 block the evening before. The woman said the only thing of value in the purse was a set of keys.
Money taken from wallet: A Munroe Falls woman reported someone took $240 from her wallet while the wallet was in her purse in an unlocked locker at her place of employment in North Avenue's 1100 block during the late afternoon or early evening Nov. 25. Police said there are no suspects.
Violating a protection order
Man found in shed: A Southeast Avenue man, 35, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor violating a protection order after a Tallmadge woman reported the man was in her garage in the morning Nov. 26. Police said that when they arrived, the man was gone, but they found him a short time later in a nearby shed. The man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail.
Woman cited at store: A 57-year-old Cuyahoga Falls woman was cited with disorderly conducted after police responded to a report of a disturbance at a store in South Avenue's 600 block during the late afternoon Nov. 24.
A Tallmadge woman reported that when she got out of her vehicle in the store's parking lot, the Cuyahoga Falls woman confronted her and asked why the Tallmadge woman had been following her. The Tallmadge woman said this confused her because she did not even know who the Cuyahoga Falls woman was.
The Tallmadge woman said the Cuyahoga Falls woman followed her into the store yelling at her and then tried to kick her, but her foot became entangled in her purse and she fell over. At this point, store employees allowed the Tallmadge woman to come behind a counter for her protection. Police said store security video showed that the Cuyahoga Falls woman had been behaving aggressively and that the Tallmadge woman was trying to get away from her.
Attempted breaking and entering
Door damaged: The manager of a Midway Plaza store reported discovering Nov. 23 that someone tried to pry open a steel door at the store's rear. Police said damage to the door was estimated at about $1,500, but the door remained secured.
Electronics stolen from home: A man reported Nov. 22 that someone entered his home through an unlocked door and took a streaming media device, a cell phone and a video game system totaling about $1,400 in value in North Thomas Road's 200 block during the night.