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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Drug trafficking

Marijuana found at apartment: A 21-year-old Americana Drive man was charged with third-degree felony drug trafficking after police responded to a report of an odor of marijuana coming from his apartment during the afternoon Feb. 2. Police said they found the man in possession of 41 grams of suspected marijuana, two digital scales and several boxes of small plastic bags. Police also said the man was charged with a third-degree felony instead of a lesser charge because his apartment is within 1,000 feet of Walsh Jesuit High School. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.

Disorderly conduct

Man fell in street: A Stow man, 38, was cited with disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police said they saw the man staggering across State Road near Sackett Avenue and then fall in the street at about 1:10 a.m. Feb. 1. Police said the man was released to his father.


Item purchased with fake money: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported Jan. 31 that after his 16-year-old daughter sold a video game system and accessories for an unspecified amount to an unidentified man through a website, she discovered that the money the man paid her with was fake.

Baby items taken from store: An Akron woman, 21, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Howe Avenue store employee reported the woman left the store without paying for 12 sets of baby clothing and a baby toilet seat totaling nearly $120 in value Jan. 31. The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal court and released.

Battery stolen: A State Road store employee reported someone stole an approximately $160 automotive battery from the store during the morning Jan. 31.

Heater and piping stolen: An employee of a home building firm reported Jan. 30 that someone stole a water heater and copper piping totaling an estimated $1,200 in value from an Old Mill Drive home under construction during the previous two days.

Hair accessories stolen: A Winter Parkway woman reported someone stole hair accessories totaling about $2,000 in value from her vehicle while it was parked outside an Americana Drive apartment building since the evening before. The woman said the vehicle was locked, but police said there were no signs of forced entry.

Credit card charge reported: A Middlestone Way woman reported Jan. 29 that someone in California charged an approximately $500 online purchase against her credit card.

Wallet taken from cart: A Schubert Avenue man reported someone took his wallet from a shopping cart while he was at a Bailey Road store Jan. 24. A police report did not say what was in the wallet, but the loss totaled around $600.


Woman reports phone call: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Jan. 31 that after someone called threatening unspecified legal action against her, she gave the person her Social Security number. Police said they told the woman she should contact the credit bureaus.

Identity theft

Fraudulent tax returns filed: An Oakwood Drive woman reported Jan. 30 that someone used her personal information to file fraudulent federal and state income tax returns. The woman said this was the third year in a row this has happened.

Bank reports forged check: A State Road bank employee reported Jan. 30 that someone unsuccessfully tried to use a Cuyahoga Falls woman’s personal information to cash a forged check for about $1,525.

Inducing panic

Preschool went into lockdown: An Akron man, 23, and a Prange Drive woman, 20, were charged with misdemeanor inducing panic and disorderly conduct after the property manager of a Prange Drive housing complex reported Jan. 29 that the man and woman had gotten into such a heated argument in the lobby of the complex’s offices that an attached preschool was forced to go into lock down. Police said the man later turned himself in. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond. A warrant was issued for the woman’s arrest.

Misuse of a credit card

Stolen credit card used: The manager of a Howe Avenue store reported Jan. 29 that an unknown person used a stolen credit card to purchase an approximately $1,000 two-piece sectional couch a couple of days earlier.


Counterfeit bill found: The manager of a Portage Trail restaurant reported Jan. 29 that an unidentified person used a counterfeit $100 bill to purchase a meal Jan. 29.