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

— Munroe Falls —


Balloon blamed: Police said they responded to a Northmoreland Avenue store after a burglar alarm went off early in the morning Dec. 10. Police said the store manager also responded and it was determined that a helium balloon in a display came loose and floated to a spot near a motion detector, setting off the alarm.


Person may have carried gun: Police responded to North River Road near Charring Cross Drive after a passing motorist reported she saw someone walking along the road carrying something that may have been a gun during the early afternoon Dec. 8. Police said they searched the area, but did not see anything suspicious and they did not receive any other calls about anyone carrying a gun.

Door heard opening and closing: Police went to the Mulberry Gardens assisted living facility on South Main Street after staff members reported hearing a door that was supposed to be locked open and close at around 3:20 a.m. Dec. 6. Police said they searched the building, but did not find anything suspicious.

Footprint found on door: A woman reported Dec. 4 that she believed someone kicked the rear door of her home in Kenroe Avenue’s 300 block during the previous few days after she found a muddy footprint on it. Police said that based on the footprint's size, it was likely made by either a small adult of a child.

— Stow —


Aluminum sheets stolen: The owner of a business in Commerce Drive’s 1300 block reported Dec. 10 that someone stole six to eight large sheets of aluminum each weighing about 500 pounds and totaling up to $6,000 in value from a storage area outside the business during the previous few days. The owner said he had already called several scrap metal businesses to see if anyone had sold large sheets of aluminum recently, with no results. He also said he doubted that any scrap metal business would purchase large sheets of aluminum, but aluminum can easily be cut into smaller pieces.

Clothing stolen from store: An employee of a store in Hudson Drive’s 3500 block reported two unknown females left the store without paying for an unknown number of clothing items Dec. 9.

Pickup taken from lot: A Munroe Falls man reported Dec. 7 that someone stole his pickup truck of unspecified value from a storage lot in Commerce Drive’s 1300 block during the night. Police said that in the process of stealing the truck, the unknown person apparently struck another vehicle in the lot, causing unspecified value.

Purse taken: An Akron woman reported someone took her purse while she was at her Englewood Drive place of employment during the afternoon Dec. 6. The woman said the purse was in an unlocked employee locker and contained a wallet, Social Security card, driver’s license, credit card, car and house keys, and various other items, including a card with her checking and savings account numbers on it. No fraudulent activity was reported. The woman said her employer’s corporate parent company is conducting an internal investigation and police said they closed their investigation.

Package taken after delivery: A woman reported discovering Dec. 6 that someone took a package containing a $24 digital device after it was delivered to her home in Fishcreek Road’s 4400 block Dec. 2.