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

— Tallmadge —

Attempted burglary

Man caught after foot chase: A 26-year-old Akron man was charged with third-degree felony attempted burglary after a North Thomas Road woman reported the man was trying to break into her home during the late afternoon Aug. 27. Police said the man ran when they arrived and after a neighbor pointed out the direction he went, they chased him through back yards for a short time until they closed in on the man and he stopped and surrendered. He was taken to Summit County Jail.


Bill used at store: The manager of a Midway Plaza store reported an unknown woman used a counterfeit $100 bill to make a purchase Aug. 27. The manager said the woman left in a vehicle with an out-of-state license plate, possibly New York or Pennsylvania.

Breaking and entering

Window screens pulled: An employee of a business in Colony Park Drive’s 500 block reported Aug. 26 that someone apparently tried to break into the business by pulling out the corners of two window screens during the night. Police said the windows were locked and it did not appear the building was entered.

Drug possession

Woman yelling at cars: A Canton woman, 40, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after police responded to a report that the woman was yelling at cars in the parking lot of a business in Southeast Avenue’s 800 block during the early afternoon Aug. 23. Police said that when they spoke to the woman, she was talking excitedly, but not making much sense and kept repeating things, waving her arms around, and was fidgety. Police said they found a small amount of suspected meth and a drug pipe in the woman’s possession. The woman was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.


Grill stolen: A man reported Aug. 23 that someone took an approximately $400 barbecue grill from under a tarp in his driveway in Northwest Avenue’s 800 block since the day before.

Audio equipment stolen at Circle Fest: An Akron man reported someone took audio equipment totaling about $4,200 in value from his vehicle while it was parked at Tallmadge Circle late in the evening Aug. 18. The man said he had been doing audio work for bands performing at Circle Fest and the theft took place while he was packing his vehicle at the end of the festival.