— Cuyahoga Falls —
Mixer stolen from kitchen: A 17th Street woman reported Dec. 4 that someone entered her home through an unlocked side door and took a $300 mixer from the kitchen during the previous two days.
Woman found in road: A 23-year-old Akron woman was cited with minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police said they found her stumbling and yelling in the roadway on 3rd Street at about 3:15 a.m. Dec. 3.
Man found passed out: A Munroe Falls Avenue man, 35, was cited with minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police responded to a report that the man was passed out in front of a Hayes Avenue home at a little before 2 a.m. Dec. 3.
Suspect tricks girl: An employee of a Hudson Drive business reported that an unknown male suspect tricked a juvenile female employee out of $150 through a quick change scam Dec. 2.
Backpack stolen at Natatorium: An Akron man reported someone took his backpack containing unspecified items totaling about $1,800 in value while he was at the city's 4th Street Natatorium in the early evening Dec. 2.
Vehicle window smashed: A Canfield woman reported someone broke her vehicle's side window and took her purse containing credit cards while the vehicle was parked outside a State Road business during the early evening Nov. 30. Police said the total estimated loss, including damages, is about $280. No fraudulent charges to the credit cards was reported.
Medication stolen from vehicle: An Akron woman reported someone took her 30-day supply of a prescription opioid medication, valued at $100, from a friend's vehicle while she and the friend were shopping in a Graham Road store in the afternoon Nov. 29. A police report did not indicate whether there was forced entry.
Man allegedly took crab, hats and beer: A 46-year-old Columbus man was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a State Road store reported the man left the store without paying for some red king crab, three Ohio State caps and an eight-pack of beer totaling more than $110 in value Nov. 29. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Car stolen from driveway: A Rudolph Avenue woman reported Nov. 28 that someone stole her car while it was in her driveway during the night. A police report did not include the car's value, but said items in the car, including a purse, were valued at about $210.
Phone stolen: A Prange Drive woman reported someone took her $750 cell phone while she was at the city's 4th Street Natatorium in the early evening Nov. 27.
Fraudulent checks used to withdraw money: The owner of a Front Street business reported discovering Nov. 24 that someone used seven forged checks to withdraw $7,258 from the business' checking account earlier in the month. The owner said she did not know who might have done it.
Man reports threat: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported Dec. 2 that an unknown female suspect threatened to post embarrassing photos and video of him online if he did not pay her $1,000. Police said they are investigating.
Unauthorized use of
a motor vehicle
Warrant issued for man: A 33-year-old Akron man was charged with first-degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after a Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Dec. 2 that she had loaned her 2010 model car to him on Nov. 22, but he had not returned it when he was told to on Nov. 27. According to Stow Municipal Court records, an arrest warrant was issued for the man Dec. 4.
Shed moved off foundation: An 11th Street man reported discovering Nov. 29 that someone moved a plastic shed off its foundation outside a 4th Street home he owns during the previous few days.
Car scratched at school: A Hunters Lake Drive woman reported Nov. 28 that someone scratched her car's door and hood while the car was in the Roberts Middle School parking lot since the day before. Police said a damage estimate was unknown.
Nails found in tire: A 16th Street man reported Nov. 27 that someone put five roofing nails into one of his vehicle's tires while it was parked outside a Howe Avenue store earlier in the month. Police said the tire was valued at about $135. The man said that when he took the car to a local tire business, he was told several other customers had brought vehicles in with tires that had been punctured with nails while parked in the same area. Police said there are no suspects or leads.
St. Francis statue knocked over: An employee of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Portage Trail reported Nov. 27 that someone knocked over a 3-foot tall concrete St. Francis statue that stood outside the church, knocking off one of its arms, during the previous six days. A police report did not include a damage estimate.
Glove box rummaged through: A Prior Drive woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle and rummaged through its glove box while the vehicle was in a State Road parking lot in the morning Nov. 28. The woman said she did not believe anything had been stolen.
Items scattered in vehicle: A Hampton Ridge Drive woman reported Nov. 27 that someone entered her unlocked vehicle while it was outside her home since the evening before. The woman said items in the vehicle were scattered about, but nothing appeared to be missing.
Man reports puppy scam: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported Nov. 28 that he was defrauded out of $1,200 that he wired to an unknown person the man was attempting to purchase a puppy from. Police said a bank fraud department is investigating.
Breaking and entering
Thefts reported at high school: A Walsh Jesuit High School employee reported Nov. 27 that someone broke into a soccer field locker room and took two flatscreen television sets, a DVD player and a video game console during the previous week. Police said the value of the items and damage to doorknobs was estimated at about $1,700.
Someone tried to enter apartment: An Americana Drive woman reported someone tried to enter her apartment through a bedroom window at about 11:45 p.m. Nov. 27. The woman reported seeing the unknown suspect running away on foot towards Wyoga Lake Road. A Munroe Falls police K-9 attempted to track the suspect, but was unable to pick up a scent, possibly due to a strong odor of gasoline in the area.