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

— Cuyahoga Falls —


Police car door kicked: Police said a 30-year-old Barberton man was charged with fifth-degree felony vandalism and misdemeanor theft, criminal trespass, obstructing official business, and drug paraphernalia possession after he repeatedly kicked a police car door, causing an unknown amount of damage to the door frame, while sitting in the car’s back seat April 6.

Police said they responded to a State Road store after an employee reported the man tried to leave the store without paying for an approximately $46 bottle of brandy. The man tried to leave in a vehicle, but police stopped it. Police said the man refused to identify himself and tried to pull away and fight with them as they were arresting him. Police also said the man was not allowed in the store following previous theft offenses and they found him in possession of a plastic tube with suspected heroin residue on it. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.

Criminal damaging

Truck window smashed: A Wilson Street man reported April 6 that someone smashed his pickup truck’s rear window while the truck was parked outside his home during the night. Police said the damage was estimated at $250.

Washing machines ruined: An employee of a Macedonia company reported April 4 that someone damaged the doors on three company-owned washing machines in an Americana Drive apartment building during the previous few days. The employee said the machines, valued at about $1,000 each, were ruined.

Curbs damaged at cultural center: A city employee reported April 3 that someone damaged newly poured concrete curbs at the Quirk Cultural Center off Grant Avenue since the day before. Police said the cost to repair the damage was estimated at $500.

Shed board damaged: A Sill Avenue man reported someone damaged a board on his back yard shed with a hammer during the late afternoon or early evening April 1. Police said the damage was estimated at $20.


Woman gave false birth date: A Bailey Road woman, 18, was charged with misdemeanor theft and obstructing official business after a Howe Avenue store employee reported the woman left the store without paying for clothing totaling about $85 in value April 5. Police said the woman allegedly gave them a false date of birth for herself in an attempt at passing herself off as a juvenile. She was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personaL bond.

Residents report package thefts: Several residents living around a section of the Route 8 corridor reported in early April that someone stole packages after they were delivered to their homes.

A Tudor Street man reported April 3 that someone took an approximately $30 ice maker after it was delivered to his home in January, a Sackett Avenue woman reported April 2 that someone took a packaging containing vitamins valued at about $180 after it was delivered to her home on March 21, and a Highbridge Road man reported April 1 that someone took a $79 pair of work boots after they were delivered to his home on March 19 or 20.

Book bag taken: A Ravenna woman reported someone took a book bag containing textbooks, binders, two pairs of sunglasses, a battery charger pack and pencils all totaling about $145 in value from her vehicle while it was in a parking lot at the 3rd Street and Oakwood Drive intersection during the early afternoon April 1. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

Gun stolen from vehicle: An Akron woman reported someone stole a pistol of unspecified value from her vehicle while it was parked outside a Buchholzer Boulevard store during the early evening March 29. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.

Criminal mischief

Grill and furniture flipped: A Bailey Road man reported someone flipped over a barbecue grill and patio furniture belonging to a neighbor in his apartment complex late in the evening April 4. Police said there did not appear to be any damage.

Fire set in recycling bin: A 4th Street woman, 39, was charged with criminal mischief after the city’s fire department reported the woman used a lighter to light a fire in a recycling bin, damaging the bin’s lid, at the Portage Trail and 3rd Street intersection during the early evening March 31. The woman was released at the scene.

Identity fraud

Business owner reports activity: The owner of a State Road business reported April 1 that someone transferred her business’ phone number to another business and canceled her credit card during the previous few days. Police said there were no suspects.

Disorderly conduct

Music turned back up: A Sill Avenue man, 36, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct after police responded to a report that he was playing music loudly from his car while it was parked behind his home during the early evening April 1. Police said they told the man to turn down the music, which he did, but as they were leaving, he turned it back up and they arrested him. The man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail.