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

— Tallmadge —

Criminal damaging

Vehicle window shatters: A Kent woman reported she believed someone fired a projectile into her vehicle’s rear window when it shattered while she was in a Southeast Avenue restaurant’s drive-thru lane during the late evening Oct. 6. Police said they were unable to determine the cause, however. Damage was estimated at $400, said police.

Playground equipment damaged: A city employee reported Oct. 5 that someone caused an estimated $400 in unspecified damage to new playground equipment at Lions Park off Northeast Avenue since the evening before.

Church reports damage: An employee of a church in North Munroe Road’s 200 block reported Oct. 3 that someone took letters off a sign, shoved a banner to the ground, broke the church’s mailbox post and stuck a hose into the ground and ran water into it over the previous two days. A police report did not include a damage estimate, including what the employee said she expected would be a high water bill.


Women charged with shoplifting: A Uniontown woman, 22; an Akron woman, 28; and a Guernsey County woman, 21, were charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in South Avenue’s 600 block reported the women left the store without paying for grocery merchandise totaling more than $350 in value in store bags that the women brought into the store with them Oct. 6. The women were summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released.

Beverage switch reported: A Mogadore man, 25, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in South Avenue’s 600 block reported the man drank a $1 bottle of a citrus beverage while in the store, then poured the contents of an approximately $24 bottle of whiskey into the empty bottle Oct. 2. The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court, then turned over to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office on an unspecified arrest warrant.


Man injured: Police responded after a South Munroe Road man reported someone broke into his home at a little before midnight Oct. 3 and assaulted him. Police said the man was bleeding from his head and face, but he declined treatment by Tallmadge EMS, then returned to his home after refusing to provide any specific information about what happened or about the suspect.