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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Identity fraud

Fraudulent tax return filed: A Dominic Drive man reported April 9 that someone used his and his wife’s personal information to file a federal income tax return. The man said he and his wife did not suffer a monetary loss.

Fraudulent charges reported: A Hanover Street woman reported April 7 that someone in Florida used her personal information to charge about $275 in purchases to her credit card account.

Unemployment benefits applied for: A Jefferson Avenue man reported April 2 that someone used his personal information to file for unemployment benefits. Police said the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is investigating.

Inducing panic

Threat reported at hospital: An Akron woman, 47, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor inducing panic after a Western Reserve Hospital employee reported the woman threatened hospital staff with violence as she was leaving the hospital April 9. A warrant was issued for the woman’s arrest.


Book bag stolen at Natatorium: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported someone took her son’s book bag while he was at the city’s 4th Street Natatorium during the afternoon April 9. The boy said the bag contained a blender bottle, school papers and binders, with the loss totaling about $115.

Clothing reported taken: An Akron woman, 50, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Howe Avenue store employee reported the woman tried to leave the store without paying for two women’s tops and two pairs of pants totaling nearly $120 in value April 9. The woman was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released.

Vehicle stolen outside movie theater: An Akron man reported someone stole his approximately $8,000 car while it was parked outside a State Road movie theater late in the evening April 7 or early in the morning April 8. The man said he had the vehicle’s key with him. An Akron woman reported her $100 cell phone was in the car.

Vehicle stolen from parking lot: A Stow woman reported someone took her 2003 model van from a Pleasant Meadow Boulevard parking lot during the afternoon or evening April 6. The woman said the van was unlocked and the key was in it.

Packages stolen: A Buckingham Gate Boulevard woman reported someone took two packages containing cosmetics and skin care products totaling nearly $100 in value after they were delivered outside her home April 6.

Woman reports deception: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported April 5 that someone tricked her into paying $250 in the form of gift cards in order to fix a problem with her cell phone.

Woman scammed out of money: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported April 2 that she was defrauded out of $550 after someone contacted her and claimed that if she paid the money, she could receive $100,000 in return in the form of a community development block grant.


Garage door opener used: A Hidden Lake Lane man reported April 8 that someone took a garage door opener from an unlocked vehicle in his driveway, used it to open his attached garage, then entered the home through an unlocked door. Police said nothing was reported taken from the home.

Traffic accident

Vehicle slid across highway: A Canton woman, 22, was cited with failure to control after the woman reported that while she was in the left lane on Route 8 southbound near Second Street, she lost control while driving around a curve, slid across two lanes, into a stone wall and then spun around before coming to a stop at about 2:45 a.m. April 7. No injuries were reported but the woman’s vehicle sustained disabling damage, police said.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle rims damaged: A Sill Avenue man reported April 6 that someone caused about $30 in damage to his vehicle’s plastic rims while it was parked outside his home since the day before.

Vehicle window smashed: A Lincoln Avenue man reported April 5 that someone smashed his vehicle’s rear window while it was parked outside his home during the night. The man said it cost him $218 to replace the window.