Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
Plow pump reported missing: An Akron man told police Feb. 23 that someone removed a Myers plow pump from one of his trucks. The truck was parked on the north part of his property, which is within Tallmadge limits.The theft is believed to have occurred between Feb. 10 and Feb. 16. The value of the pump is about $350.
Dog treats taken: A clerk with a South Avenue store reported Feb. 23 a woman had not paid for a box of dog treats worth about $10 at around 2 p.m. The clerk confronted her in the parking lot, but told police the suspect ignored her and got in the passenger side of a vehicle, which left the parking lot going south on Route 91. The responding officer checked the area but could not find the vehicle.
Purse missing: A Tallmadge woman told police that while she was at a nonprofit agency Feb. 13, she set her purse down on a chair while she placed items into her vehicle. When the woman pulled away, she realized she forgot her purse. When she returned, she discovered her purse was missing. Shortly after an officer arrived at the agency, the officer was contacted that someone had come to the station with a found wallet, keys and a cellphone. The items were found at an East Avenue gas station near the dumpster. The woman confirmed the items were hers, but her purse was still missing. Surveillance video from the gas station did not help identify any suspects.
Appliances taken: A Stow man, 49, called police Feb. 22 on behalf of a 72-year-old woman to report that a stainless steel stove and refrigerator were stolen from her residence. The appliances are valued at about $1,000 each, and are believed to have been taken between Dec. 9 and Feb. 22.
Level, change taken from vehicles: A Timbertop Drive man told police Feb. 22 that someone went into his unlocked work truck that was parked in his driveway and took a 2-foot aluminum level worth about $200. The suspect also went into the open garage and entered the two cars parked inside, taking about $10 in change. The theft is believed to have occurred between Feb. 21 at 11 pm. and Feb. 22 at 5:48 a.m. The man said his neighbor has a camera that points towards his work truck, and he planned to see if the suspect or suspects were captured on it.
Misuse of credit cards
Credit card stolen: A Ravenna man told police on Feb. 20 that he lost his wallet when he left a West Avenue grocery store on Feb. 16, at around 4 p.m. The wallet had his Discover credit card and ID, and had been used by someone to purchase gas at a station in Akron and to purchase $1,009 in items online. The man said the wallet may have been taken from him in the checkout line at the West Avenue grocery store.
Food purchase made with stolen information: A Tallmadge woman contacted police Feb. 20 that someone used her credit card number Feb. 14 to buy $50 worth of food from a restaurant, using her restaurant app, which had her credit card information stored. The woman said she cancelled her credit card and was sent a new card. She changed her credit card information in her app on Feb. 20. She discovered her app was logged into and her new credit card was charged. The total charges were $60. The woman said she was able to see the phone number and location where the food was delivered, which was at a high school in California. Police advised the woman that due to the location, they would not be able to follow up or sign charges.
Fraud case from Florida touches Tallmadge: The Sarasota Police Department contacted Tallmadge police about an identity fraud report. A city of Sarasota employee changed their bank account number for payroll by email. The email was later found to be from a fake account, and the employee’s paycheck was forwarded to a fraudulent bank account. The SPD discovered that a Tallmadge woman reportedly owned the account. When Tallmadge police talked to the Tallmadge woman, who lives in Northeast Avenue, she said she was aware of the situation and that 11 email addresses in her work payroll department were hacked, and the bank accounts attached to the emails were changed to the bank with the fraudulent account. The woman said the case is under investigation by the FBI.
Money taken from bank account: A Tallmadge man told police Feb. 19 that, earlier that day someone took $60 at a store ATM using his debit card without his permission. There are no suspects.
Damage reported to school ball fields: A school employee told police Feb. 19 that someone drove onto the property in back of David Bacon School and onto the ball fields, creating major ruts. The incident is believed to have occurred between Feb. 14 at midnight and Feb. 19 at 8 a.m.
Multiple charges filed in suspected OVI: A Beverly Drive man, 64, faces multiple charges after an arrest connected with OVI. The man also was charged with refusal, DUS and Failure to Control.