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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Criminal damaging

Car scratched: An 8th Street woman reported Aug. 4 that someone scratched a vulgar statement into her car’s hood and scratched the car’s sides and rear while the car was parked outside a Portage Trail business during the previous few days. Police said the damage was estimated at $500 and there were no suspects.

School window smashed: A 39-year-old Akron man was charged with misdemeanor criminal damaging after another man reported the Akron man smashed a ground floor window at St. Joseph’s School off Third Street by punching it with his hands wrapped in a hooded sweatshirt. The Akron man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Light kicked: Police said they charged a 47-year-old Akron man with misdemeanor criminal damaging and disorderly conduct while intoxicated after they found him yelling and throwing trash cans around and then discovered he had caused an estimated $400 in damage by kicking a decorative walkway light in front of a Howe Avenue restaurant at a little before 11 p.m. July 31. The man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail.


Purse taken from porch: A Monroe Avenue woman reported Aug. 3 that someone stole her purse containing $400, several credit cards, her driver’s license and keys after she left the purse on her front porch the evening before. Fraudulent transactions involving the credit cards were not reported.

Plow pumps stolen: A West Steels Corners Road man reported Aug. 2 that someone took a plow pump and frame totaling about $650 in value off his vehicle while it was parked outside his home during the previous few days. A neighbor, also on Aug. 2, reported someone took an approximately $450 snow plow pump from outside his home since the beginning of July.

Bike stolen from rack: A Tallmadge man reported someone stole his approximately $200 bicycle while it was secured to a bike rack outside the city’s Fourth Street Natatorium during the late morning or afternoon July 30.

Motor scooter stolen: A Center Avenue man reported July 29 that someone stole his approximately $2,500 motor scooter from outside his home during the night.

Thefts from vehicle reported: City residents reported someone entered their vehicles while they were parked outside their homes in late July, with thefts reported in several cases, and one resident reported he confronted an unknown suspect.

A Lancaster Street man reported someone took a bottle of cologne and a knife totaling approximately $200 in value from his unlocked vehicle during the late evening July 29. A 21st Street man reported July 29 that someone took cash and clothing totaling about $175 in value from his unlocked vehicle during the night. A Stow Avenue woman reported someone entered two unlocked vehicles and took a small amount of change from one.

A Saxe Avenue man reported an unknown male ran after the male entered the man’s vehicle and the man confronted him at about 9:45 p.m. July 29, with nothing reported taken, and a James Avenue woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle during the day July 29, but nothing was reported missing.


Fraudulent IRS call reported: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Aug. 2 that after someone falsely claiming to be an IRS agent called, she gave the person her Social Security number, date of birth and the name of her bank. Police said they told the woman she should contact the bank and they gave her information, including how to check her credit.

Cell phone account opened: A Sutton Drive man reported July 29 that someone used his personal information to open a cell phone account and then ran up more than $3,700 in charges to it since September 2018.


Man and woman struck: A Stow man and Cuyahoga Falls woman reported an unknown male punched and slapped them in their faces during al altercation over a cigarette while they were at a Front Street bar at a little before 9 p.m. July 30. Police said the male left the area before they arrived and the man and woman declined medical attention.


Computer stolen: An Eighth Street woman reported someone broke a gate to enter her back yard and then entered her home’s attached garage through a rear door and took a laptop computer in a case totaling about $1,500 in value from her car in the garage during the night July 28. A police report did not include a damage estimate to the gate or say whether there was forced entry into the garage or car. Police said the computer case was found near the woman’s home on July 30.