Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Cuyahoga Falls —
Gems and minerals theft attempted: A North Ridgeville man, 40, was charged with misdemeanor theft after the owner of an East Bath Road business reported the man tried to take gems and minerals, including a meteorite, totaling about $390 in value from the business by putting them into his pockets Oct. 27.
Package stolen from porch: A Monroe Avenue man reported that after an unknown person took a package containing a $300 rental wedding suit after it was delivered to his front porch Oct. 26, he saw the person walking down the street with the package. The man said he confronted the person, who dropped the package and ran away.
Generator stolen from work site: A project manager with a Brecksville home building firm reported Oct. 24 that someone took an approximately $600 gas generator from a Pebble Creek Court work site since the day before.
Money taken from vehicles: Seven residents of areas on the north side of West Steels Corners Road reported someone entered their vehicles between Oct. 19 and 22, with thefts of money in several cases.
A Woodridge Drive man reported Oct. 22 that someone took a total of $10 from two unlocked vehicles while they were in his driveway since the evening before. Two Norton Heights Drive residents reported Oct. 22 that someone took $150 and an unknown amount of change respectively from their vehicles while they were parked outside their homes since the evening before. Police reports did not say whether the vehicles were locked. Another Woodridge man reported Oct. 21 that someone took about $26 from his vehicle while it was in his driveway during the previous two days.
A Woodridge woman and a Charlene Drive man reported Oct. 22 that someone entered their unlocked vehicles since the day before, but did not take anything. The woman said her vehicle was in her unlocked garage and the man said his vehicle was in his driveway. Two Eakins Road men reported Oct. 21 that someone entered their vehicles while they were parked outside their homes, but nothing appeared to be missing. One man said his vehicle was unlocked. The other man said two vehicles were entered, one of which was locked, but police said there was no damage.
Radio stolen from truck: A manager of a State Road auto dealership reported Oct. 22 that someone smashed a side window of a pickup truck on the dealership’s lot and took the truck’s approximately $200 radio from the center console during the previous two days. Police said the damage was estimated at $300.
Company was fraudulent: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported Oct. 22 that after a company he had begun working for asked him to cash an approximately $1,534 check and send the money to New York, he discovered the company and check were fraudulent.
Woman struck in face: An Akron woman reported that an unknown female struck her in the face during an altercation while the woman was in the drive thru line of a State Road pharmacy Oct. 26. Police said the woman did not have any visible injuries and declined to be checked by EMS.
Apartment burglaries reported: A man and woman reported someone burglarized their nearby apartments.
A Hardman Drive man reported someone broke into his home through the front door and stole 53 tablets of a prescription stimulant of unspecified value while he was away from home during the early evening Oct. 23. A police report said the door was damaged, but did not include an cost estimate.
An Akron woman reported Oct. 22 that someone entered an Americana Drive apartment she has through an unlocked window during the previous month and took a 32-inch flatscreen television set, a tablet computer, a bookcase, three pairs of tennis shoes, a scented oil device and a pillow totaling about $1,400 in value.
Gun stolen from garage: A Hathaway Drive man reported Oct. 22 that someone took an approximately $300 pistol from his vehicle while it was in his garage during the previous week. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry into the garage or vehicle.
Bumper cover scratched: A Hanover Street woman reported Oct. 23 that someone scratched her vehicle’s rear bumper cover while the vehicle was parked outside her home since the day before. Police said the damage was estimated at $500.
Heroin found at apartment: A Bailey Road man, 26, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug trafficking after police said they found some heroin in his apartment allegedly packaged for sale Oct. 23. Police said the search, which they had a warrant for, followed an investigation. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.