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

— Cuyahoga Falls —


Wallet stolen from vehicle: A Myrtle Avenue man reported May 12 that someone took his wallet from his vehicle while it was parked in front of his home during the night. The man said the wallet contained a credit card and about $70. No fraudulent charges to the credit card were reported. The man said he was unsure whether the vehicle was locked and police said there were no signs of forced entry.

Vehicles entered: Three women reported May 11 that someone entered their vehicles while they were parked outside their homes in 27th Street's 2200 block during the night.

One woman reported reported three pairs of shoes were taken from her vehicle. Two pairs were found, police said, but the third valued at $59 was not. A police report did not say whether the vehicle was locked or if there was forced entry.

The other two women said items in their vehicle were disturbed, but nothing was missing. One woman said she was uncertain whether her vehicle was locked and the other said her vehicle was locked, but police said there were no signs of forced entry into either vehicle.

Cell phone stolen at store: An Akron man reported an unknown male took his approximately $970 phone after he put it down on a checkout counter at a State Road store May 11.

Money taken from wallet: A 16th Street man reported that after he lost his wallet while he was at a Howe Avenue store May 9, he found it after a search but then discovered $300 was missing.

Trailer stolen: A 9th Street man reported May 8 that someone took his $1,500 trailer while it was outside a Tallmadge Road home during the previous two days.

Teeth taken from apartment: A Bailey Road man reported May 8 that someone took two gold teeth totaling about $180 in value from his apartment during the previous month.

Ring stolen from home: A Grant Avenue woman reported May 7 that someone took a $250 gold and emerald ring from her home during the previous month.

Receiving stolen property

Baseball equipment reported stolen: An Akron man, 38, and a Barberton woman, 36, were charged with fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property after the manager of a Howe Avenue store reported the man and woman tried to sell to the store used baseball equipment totaling about $1,700 in value that had been reported stolen in Rootstown. The man and woman were taken to Summit County Jail.

Resisting arrest

Man arrested on warrant: A Madison Avenue man, 24, was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest and obstructing official business after police arrested him on a warrant at a State Road store May 11. Police said the man pulled away when they were handcuffing him, ran from him and refused to comply with orders during his arrest. The man was wanted on fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property and misdemeanor misuse of a credit card charges Cuyahoga Falls police filed last February after the man allegedly used a credit card reported stolen in Cuyahoga Falls to purchase a video game system at a store in Stow, police said. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.

Tampering with

utility meters

Electricity allegedly used: A Bailey Road man, 45, was charged with third-degree misdemeanor tampering with utility meters after a technician with the city's electric utility reported May 10 that the man, whose electricity had been shut off, allegedly tampered with the meter in his home. The technician said this allowed the man to use 34 kilowatts of electricity of unspecified value.


Book bought with counterfeit bill: A Howe Avenue store employee reported discovering May 10 that someone used a counterfeit $50 bill to purchase a book a couple of days earlier.


Homes broken into: Police responded to reports that someone broke into two homes near each other during the night, morning or afternoon May 9.

A Barberton woman reported someone forced open the locked rear door of a Saxe Avenue home she owns and took unspecified property totaling about $4,200 in value. A police report did not say whether there was damage to the door.

A Searl Street woman reported someone took a watch and a crystal tumbler totaling more than $70 in value from her home. Police said it is unknown how the home was entered.

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window smashed: A State Road man reported someone smashed a side window of his vehicle while it was parked outside a 23rd Street home late in the evening May 9. Police said the damage was estimated at about $200. There were no suspects, police said.

Vehicle scratched: An Americana Drive woman reported May 8 that someone caused about $500 in damage to her vehicle by scratching it on all sides while it was parked outside her home since the evening before.