Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Stow —
Man arrested during traffic stop: A 39-year-old Twinsburg man was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor driving under suspension after police stopped his vehicle on Hudson Drive, just north of Graham Road, at about 3:50 p.m. May 6. Police said they found suspected crack cocaine in the man’s possession. He was taken to Summit County Jail.
Cab ride not paid for: An Akron man, 48, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and first-degree misdemeanor theft after a taxi driver reported the man failed to pay him an unspecified amount owed to him after dropping him off at a Hudson Drive store April 27. Police said they found suspected cocaine in the man’s possession. He was taken to Summit County Jail.
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Woman charged after accident: An Akron woman, 33, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and assured clear distance ahead after her vehicle struck the rear of a Kent man’s vehicle while they were westbound in Route 59’s 4200 block at about 9:35 p.m. May 5. Police said there were no reported injuries.
The man said he realized the woman was about to hit him and tried to swerve to avoid the crash. Police said the force of the impact pushed the man’s vehicle to the right, over the curb, across a grassy area and over bushes before it came to stop in a store parking lot. Police said both vehicles sustained disabling damage.
The woman was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Woman injured, girl cited: A 17-year-old Randolph Township girl was cited with a signal violation after her vehicle, while eastbound on Graham Road, went through a red light at Fishcreek Road and crashed into the driver’s side of a Kent woman’s northbound vehicle at about 10:40 p.m. May 5. Stow EMS took the woman to a hospital with non-incapacitating injuries, said police. No other injuries, including to passengers in the vehicles, were reported, police said. Both vehicles sustained disabling damage.
Boy allegedly victimized: A 17-year-old Stow boy was charged with misdemeanor assault after police responded to a report that he struck and grabbed another boy while they were at Stow-Munroe Falls High School at about noon April 27. At the same time, a Munroe Falls boy was charged with misdemeanor theft and disorderly conduct after it was reported he took the lunch belonging to the boy who was allegedly assaulted and ate it.
Police reports did not described any injuries the other boy may have suffered. The Stow boy and the Munroe Falls boy were referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court. Neither was taken into custody, police said.