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

— Cuyahoga Falls —


Sunglasses stolen from car: A French Mill Run woman reported March 3 that someone took a $120 pair of sunglasses from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked outside her home during the night.

Money taken from purse: A Cathedral Lane woman reported someone took $27 from her purse while she was at a State Road store during the late afternoon March 2.

Man and boy charged: An Akron man and boy, ages 18 and 17, were charged with misdemeanor theft after a Howe Avenue store employee reported they cut open packaging and removed various items, including headphones and other audio items, totaling more than $480 in value March 2. The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released. The boy was released to his mother.

Woman reports scam: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported March 1 that while trying to unlock her account with an online payment service, she provided an unknown person pretending to work for the service with gift cards totaling $4,500 in value in an elaborate fraud scheme. The woman said she used bank and credit cards to pay for the gift cards and had reported the matter to the bank.

Man was at hotel: An Akron man, 61, was charged with misdemeanor theft and disorderly conduct after the manager of a Front Street hotel’s restaurant reported the man ordered food and alcoholic beverages totaling about $90 in value that he had no way of paying for and was yelling and being disruptive during the early evening Feb. 26. The man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail.

Woman provided false information: An Akron woman, 20, was charged with misdemeanor theft and obstructing official business after a Howe Avenue store employee reported the woman tried to leave the store without paying for merchandise totaling more than $250 in value concealed in a backpack Feb. 26. Police said the woman falsely identified herself when they questioned her.


Sliding door found ajar: A Marian Lake Boulevard woman reported March 2 that someone entered her home since Feb. 21 and took a checkbook and a plastic jewelry box containing miscellaneous jewelry, with the loss totaling about $1,150 in value. The woman said she found a glass sliding door ajar. Police said they found no signs of forced entry.

Laptop and alcohol taken: An Americana Drive woman reported someone entered her apartment while she was away and took a laptop computer and a bottle of alcohol totaling an estimated $740 in value during the previous five days. The woman said she believed she locked the apartment doors before leaving, but police said there were no signs of forced entry.

Disorderly conduct

Man was throwing things: A 47-year-old Akron man was cited with disorderly conduct while intoxicated after police said they saw him walking in front of traffic and throwing things at people in the area on Howe Avenue at a little before 1 p.m. March 1. The man was held in Cuyahoga Falls City Jail until he was sober, said police.

Criminal mischief

Furniture moved around: A Hathaway Drive man reported someone moved lawn furniture around outside his home during the early evening Feb. 28.

Criminal damaging

Window punched: The owner of a Bailey Road business reported Feb. 27 that an unidentified male shattered a window at the front of the business by punching it. Police said the damage was estimated at $560.

Damage around porch reported: A Broad Boulevard woman reported Feb. 26 that someone tore a lattice panel off the side of her front porch and tore down fiberglass insulation under the porch since Feb. 17. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Attempted fraud

Social media account used: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Feb. 27 that someone tried unsuccessfully to use a social media account to defraud her in an unspecified way.

Criminal trespassing

Suspect fled from apartment: A Hudson man reported finding an unidentified male had trespassed into an Americana Drive apartment that he rented during the early afternoon Feb. 26. The man said that when he confronted the male, the male fled. Police said they tried to catch the male, but he fled from them as well. Police then used a K-9 to try and track the male, but the attempt was unsuccessful, said police.