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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Resisting arrest

Door hits officer’s knee: A 4th Street man, 64, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and blood alcohol content and cited with minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police said they stopped him outside his home at about 4:40 p.m. Aug. 31. Police said the man closed a door, hitting an officer’s knee, and was seen urinating in the road. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Identity fraud

Boat fraudulently purchased: A Columbus man reported discovering Aug. 30 that someone used his personal information to purchase an approximately $18,000 boat from a State Road dealership.


Store employee threatened: A Howe Avenue store employee reported an unknown woman became angry because she felt he was taking too long to cash out customers and threatened to shoot him during the afternoon Aug. 30.

Man said he punched in self defense: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported that while walking along 4th Street at Chestnut Boulevard, an unknown man blocked his path and made racial slurs at him during the late evening Aug. 28. The Cuyahoga Falls man said he tried to walk away several times, but the unknown man kept blocking his way in a threatening way and making slurs, so he punched him in the face in self defense. He said he was then able to walk away without further trouble. Police said they were unable to find the unknown man.


Yard waste can stolen: A North Haven Boulevard woman reported someone took an approximately $25 yard waste can from next to her garage Aug. 30.

Cell phone stolen from truck: A Tuscarawas County man reported someone took his approximately $600 cell phone from his unlocked work truck while it was parked in the area of Main Street and Howe Avenue during the late afternoon Aug. 28.

Theft from vehicle reported: A 12th Street woman reported Aug. 28 that someone took unspecified items totaling nearly $560 in value from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked in her driveway since the day before.

Keys taken at Natatorium: A Marian Lake Boulevard woman reported someone took her keys from a cubicle at the city’s 4th Street Natatorium during the early evening Aug. 28.

Improper handling

of a firearm

Gun found in vehicle: A 28-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, both described as homeless in a police report, were charged with fourth-degree felony improper handling of a fire arm in a motor vehicle and the man was charged with fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property, after police determined through a random check of the license plate number of the man’s vehicle that the plate belonged to a different vehicle and they stopped it on Huddleston Avenue at about 8:40 p.m. Aug. 29.

The man was also charged with misdemeanor driving under suspension, fictitious plate, driving an unsafe vehicle and seat belt. The woman, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession.

Police said they found a handgun and a box of ammunition in the vehicle’s center console and the gun’s magazine was on the passenger floorboard and ammunition rounds were on the passenger seat. The receiving stolen property charge was due to the validation sticker on the license plate having been reported stolen, said police, and a drug pipe was found in a cigarette pack belonging to the woman. The man was taken to Summit County Jail and the woman was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail.

Criminal damaging

Grass driven over: A Broad Boulevard woman reported someone drove over newly planted grass on the devil strip in front of her home, causing about $50 in damage, during the morning Aug. 29.


Man punched in face: A Munroe Falls Avenue man reported an unknown person twice punched him in the face while he was at a Bailey Road business during the evening Aug. 28. Police said the man declined treatment for a minor injury.


Gun safe broken into: A Tallmadge Road man reported someone entered his home and pried open a gun safe during the late morning or early afternoon Aug. 28. Police, however, said nothing was reported taken. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry into the home.

Breaking and entering

Washer and tools stolen: An administrator of a Graham Road retirement community reported Aug. 22 that someone took a power washer and several power tools totaling about $1,150 in value from a shed during the previous week. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.