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

— Munroe Falls —

Resisting arrest

Solicitor arrested: A Columbus man, 23, was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing official business, soliciting without registering, and drug paraphernalia possession after police said they responded to a report that the man was soliciting for an unspecified business in North Main Street’s 300 block during the early evening July 19. Police said the man failed to show them identification and then ran from them. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a 10 percent of $1,000 bond.

Arrest warrant

Woman greeted officer: A Munroe Falls police officer said that while he was involved in a traffic stop on Oakhurst Drive at about 7:50 p.m. July 17, he arrested an Oakhurst woman, 60, as she walked by. The officer said the woman said "hello" to him and he recognized her and knew she was wanted by Massillon police, who later took custody of the woman.

Traffic crash

Man thrown from motorcycle: A Stow man, 73, was cited with failure to yield right of way after police said the northbound man made a left turn in his car into a parking lot in North Main Street’s 200 block and another Stow man, who was southbound on a motorcycle, was unable to stop in time, swerved to try and avoid a collision and was thrown from his bike after it hit the car’s rear bumper at about 5:50 a.m. July 5. Police said Munroe Falls EMS evaluated the motorcyclist at the scene for a bleeding leg injury, but he declined transport to a hospital. No injuries were reported to the cited man. Police said the car’s bumper was pulled off and the motorcycle sustained minor damage.

— Stow —


Electronics and shoes stolen: A man and woman reported July 22 that someone took a 55-inch television set, video game system and accessories, cell phone and several pairs of shoes of unspecified values from their home in Moreland Avenue’s 3900 block during the previous five days. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.

Computer stolen from apartment: A Washington, D.C. woman reported someone took her laptop computer of unspecified value from her sister’s unlocked apartment in Cox Drive’s 4500 block during the late morning or afternoon July 20. The sister said she did not believe anything of hers was taken.

Breaking and entering

Household items stolen: A Washington state woman reported July 20 that someone took a queen mattress and box spring, dresser, TV stand, kitchen utensils, plates, glassware, pots and pans totaling an estimated $1,500 in value from a storage unit she rents in Kent Road’s 3900 block since November 2016. The woman said she discovered the theft after she found a different lock on the storage unit door that she had to cut off.


Bike taken from porch: A woman reported July 19 that someone took her son’s bike of unspecified value from her back porch in Klein Avenue’s 3800 block since the day before.

Criminal damaging

Car window smashed: A man reported someone smashed one of his car’s side windows while it was parked outside his home in Cox Drive’s 4500 block during the afternoon or evening July 17. The man said nothing appeared to be missing from the car. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Vehicle hood damaged: A man reported someone caused unspecified damage to his vehicle’s hood while the vehicle was parked outside his home in Colony Park Place’s 2500 block during the early evening July 17. A police report did not include a damage estimate.