— Tallmadge —

Obstructing official business

Man became irate: A 26-year-old Akron man was charged with obstructing official business and marijuana possession after police stopped his vehicle for not having a rear license plate light in South Thomas Road’s 100 block at about 10:15 p.m. Feb. 10. Police said the man became irate and was belligerent and had to be taken to the ground to be handcuffed. No injuries to the man or police officers were reported. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Misuse of a credit card

Fraudulent charges reported: A Washburn Road man reported Feb. 9 that someone charged the purchase of an approximately $500 spotting scope to his credit card account online. The man said he locked his account and the scope was shipped to an address somewhere in Cuyahoga County.

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Man charged with felony: A Maple Heights man, 40, was charged with fourth-degree felony operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and misdemeanor charges of blood alcohol content test refusal, driving under suspension and marked lanes after police stopped his vehicle in Southeast Avenue's 1200 block at about 11:55 p.m. Feb. 9. Police said the felony charge was due to the man having four OVI convictions during the previous 10 years. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.


Woman reports calls: A Tallmadge woman reported Feb. 9 that she had received five or six calls from several different phone numbers during which an unknown person had offered to meet with her and sell her drugs and had used foul language. Police said the woman and her husband requested extra patrols around their home and police suggested the woman contact her cell phone provider to either block the numbers or change her number.


Grocery items reported taken: An Akron woman, 48, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in South Avenue’s 600 block reported the woman left the store without paying for grocery items totaling about $145 in value in a shopping cart Feb. 8. The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released.

Drug-related offenses

Police smell marijuana: A Youngstown man, 45, was cited with minor misdemeanor marijuana possession after police stopped his vehicle for having a cover over the rear license plate, making it unreadable, near the East Avenue and Milton Drive intersection at about 12:45 p.m. Feb.8. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a suspected marijuana cigarette in it.

Police investigate vehicle: An Akron woman, 18, was cited with drug paraphernalia possession after police stopped to investigate when they saw her vehicle parked with just its parking lights on behind a restaurant in Northwest Avenue's 100 block at about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 7. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a marijuana pipe in it.

Identity fraud

Financial information given: A Tallmadge woman reported Feb. 7 that after giving sensitive financial information to an unknown suspect she had been communicating with for several weeks online, the person cleaned out her bank account of more than $3,650 and charged more than $1,950 to her credit card account. Police said the woman was filing a police report to document the thefts.

Driving under suspension

Woman wanted on warrant: A 30-year-old Akron woman was charged with driving under suspension after police discovered through a random computer check of her license plate number that her driver's license was suspended and they stopped her vehicle on North Thomas Road at about 2:35 p.m. Feb. 7. Police said they then turned the woman over to the Summit County Sheriff's Office on an arrest warrant for a probation violation.