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

— Tallmadge —


Women reported items stolen: Two women reported that someone stole items from their apartments in North Thomas Road’s 200 block while they were away from home in late February or early March, with one of the women reporting two burglaries of her apartment less than two weeks apart.

She first reported Feb. 28 that someone entered her apartment, possibly through an unlocked door or window, and took a video game system, a video game switch and shoes totaling about $880 in value during the day. The woman said three television sets were also initially missing, but she found them outside the back door. Police said whoever burglarized the apartment may have been planning to return for them.

The woman then reported March 10 that someone took a video game system and two pairs of shoes totaling about $660 in value while she was away from her home overnight. The woman said she found the apartment’s back door open. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

The other woman reported March 5 that someone took a 55-inch television set, a 33-inch television set and two speakers totaling about $1,650 in value from her apartment during the previous nine days. The woman said she found a sliding exterior door open, but a police report did not say whether there was forced entry.

Criminal damaging

Eggs damage siding: A woman reported someone struck her home with eggs, causing about $1,500 in damage to the siding, in Vandalia Drive’s 500 block at about 10:45 p.m. March 8. Police said the woman had video showing two vehicles driving around a nearby cul-de-sac and then a noise can be heard that sounds like eggs striking the home. Police said the vehicles are unidentifiable and there were no suspects.

Sink destroyed at city park: Police responded to a report Feb. 16 that someone pulled a sink off a wall and shattered it in a women’s restroom in Lions Park off East Garwood Drive since the evening before. A police report did not include a damage estimate.


Items taken from vehicle: A man reported March 6 that someone took a pair of prescription glasses, miscellaneous gift cards and a vehicle registration from his locked vehicle while it was parked in a garage outside his apartment building in North Avenue’s 100 block during the night. The man said there did not appear to be any forced entry and that a garage door may have been left open by another tenant.

Catalytic converter stolen: A woman reported March 2 that someone stole her vehicle’s approximately $900 catalytic converter while the vehicle was parked outside her home in Southeast Avenue’s 1600 block while she was out of town for several days at the end of January.

Woman cheated in scam: A Tallmadge woman reported Feb. 28 that someone scammed her out of $8,000 in electronic merchandise and shipping costs recently. The woman said that she periodically mails packages for pastor friends and an unknown person called her claiming he is friends with one of these pastors and that he needed her help sending packages to an orphanage in Nigeria. The woman said she used her own money to purchase four computers, a smart phone and two smart watches and after shipping them to Nigeria, realized she had been scammed and would not be reimbursed for the money.

Computer virus scam reported: A Tallmadge woman reported Feb. 26 that three times from July 2017 to October 2018, a box popped up on her computer claiming the computer had a virus and that the same company, supposedly associated with a well-known software company, could fix the problem. The woman said she paid a total of $543, twice via debits from her checking account and once with a credit card. The woman said it happened again Feb. 25, this time with the company claiming it could clear the virus for good for $1,000. The woman said she instead took the computer to a local business to have it taken care of.