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

— Munroe Falls —


Vehicle parked at school: A police officer on patrol reported that he stopped to investigate after seeing a vehicle parked with its engine running by the Kimpton Middle School track at about 6 p.m. Feb. 9. Police said a male and female in the vehicle left when told they could not park on school property.

Man fishing for metal: A police officer on patrol reported he stopped to investigate when he saw a man on the North Main Street bridge over the Cuyahoga River appearing to tie a rope to the bridge rail at about 4:20 p.m. Feb. 4. The man said he was magnet fishing, using a magnet dropped from a rope into the water below to find and pull up any metal objects. The officer cleared the scene.

Man digging through trash: Police responded to a Northmoreland Avenue store after receiving a report of a man digging through a trash bin outside the store at about 1 p.m. Feb. 4. Police said they told the man that the store did not want him going through the trash and the man said he understood and would not return.

Arrest warrant

Man arrested during call: Police said that after they responded to a North River Road home for what turned out to be a civil matter during the late morning Feb. 5. they discovered that one of the people involved, a 41-year-old man living in a camper on the property, was wanted by Silver Lake police for failing to appear in court on a traffic violation. The man was turned over to Silver Lake police.

— Stow —


Man arrested at home: A Wickley Avenue man, 31, was arrested at his home Feb. 7 on fifth-degree felony identity fraud and first-degree misdemeanor misuse of a credit card charges in connection with an allegation that he used an acquaintance’s personal information to apply for a credit card last October and then used the card to charge about $530 in purchases. The man was taken to Stow Municipal Court, from where he was released on a personal bond.

Man reports scam: A Franklin Township man reported Feb. 7 that his father, a Stow resident, received an email claiming that he had won a large amount of money in a lottery and that he would need to wire $2,200 to Michigan to receive the money. The man said no money was sent.

Drug possession

Man charged with felonies: A Canton man, 46, was charged with four counts of fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor failure to reinstate a driver’s license following suspension, speeding and display of lighted lights after police clocked his vehicle’s speed at 94 mph in a 65 mph zone on Route 8 southbound near Seasons Road and stopped it at about 12:55 a.m. Feb. 6. Police said they found suspected cocaine and three prescription pain medications, two of them opioids, in the vehicle. He was taken to Summit County Jail.

Criminal mischief

Mailbox pushed over: A Stow man reported he had been informed that the mailbox in front of a rental home he and his wife own had been damaged in Timberdale Drive’s 4300 block during the morning or early afternoon Feb. 6. Police said they met the wife at the home and determined that the mailbox and its post were not damaged, but someone apparently pushed them over in the soft muddy ground. Police said they helped the wife put the post back into the ground.


Store alarm set off: Police said that after they responded to a report of an unruly customer at a store in Hudson Drive’s 3500 block Feb. 6, they discovered that a theft may have been committed. A store employee reported that an unidentified man became unruly while arguing with employees because he wanted a significant discount on the price of a toy and would not leave when told to. The employee said that it was believed that an unidentified woman with the man tried to leave the store without paying for a shopping cart filled with merchandise, but was stopped. When the man and woman finally left, it was without the cart, but the woman set off the exit door alarm indicating she may have taken merchandise without paying for it. The woman swore at employees and she and the man left in a vehicle, the employee said. Police said they searched the area, but were unable to find the vehicle.

Candles and lip balm stolen: An employee of a store in Kent Road’s 4200 block reported two unknown persons left the store without paying for 34 scented candles totaling about $830 in value and a wooden display bowl filled with about 80 sticks of lip balm of unspecified value Feb. 5.