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

— Munroe Falls —


Man falsely identified himself: A 40-year-old Akron man was charged with misdemeanor theft, obstructing official business and driving under suspension after a Northmoreland Avenue store employee reported the man left the store without paying for an air freshener, an ointment and a lotion totaling around $12 in value April 5. Police said the man misidentified himself by giving them his brother’s name, Social Security number and date of birth. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Gun stolen from home: A North River Road man reported April 2 that someone stole a .38-caliber handgun valued at approximately $580 from his home since December 2016.

Failure to comply

Man did not immediately stop: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 28, was charged with misdemeanor failure to comply with police, obstructing official business, left of center and expired plates, police said, after he failed to immediately stop, tried to elude them by passing other vehicles in a no passing zone and accelerated on South Main Street at about 8:10 a.m. April 4. Police said that after they did stop the man, he refused to get out of his vehicle. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Endangering children

Girls were in vehicle: A Munroe Falls man, 32, was charged with two counts of first-degree misdemeanor child endangerment, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content test refusal and left of center after police stopped his vehicle on Carlyon Road at Lindsey Road at about 3:50 p.m. April 1. Police said two girls, ages 6 and 10, were in the vehicle with the man. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

— Stow —

Criminal mischief

Car window smashed: A woman reported March 30 that someone smashed her car’s rear window while it was parked outside her home in Lillian Road’s 1700 block during the night. Police said it did not appear the vehicle was entered and nothing was reported missing. A police report did not include a damage estimate.


Contact lenses stolen: A woman reported discovering March 29 that someone stole a package containing contact lenses of unspecified value after it was delivered to her home several days earlier.

Woman lost $3,000 in scam: A Stow woman reported March 27 that a man claiming to be a police officer called her multiple times and told her she would be arrested in connection with a seizure of drugs if she did not pay money in the form of gift cards. The woman said she was not involved in drugs, but she feared being arrested anyway, so she bought gift cards totaling $6,200 in value and gave the man the card numbers over the phone. Police said the woman’s bank was able to reverse transactions totaling $3,200, but the woman was still out $3,000. Police said the man appeared to call from several numbers, including the Stow Police Department’s non-emergency line, but such scams often originate out-of-state or even from another country.

Lumber stolen from job site: A Medina contractor reported March 27 that someone took 120 pieces of lumber of unspecified value from a condominium development at the corner of Route 91 and Higby Drive since the day before. The contractor said he and his employees were using the boards to build fencing at the development.

Wallet stolen: A Hudson Drive woman reported someone stole her wallet containing a checkbook and driver’s license while she was on a shopping trip at several stores in Stow and Cuyahoga Falls during the afternoon March 27.

Public indecency

Nude man seen: Police said they responded to the area of Hudson Drive and Ritchie Road after two passersby separately reported seeing an unknown nude man performing what appeared to be a sex act while at the side of the road at about 7:15 p.m. March 28. Police said they did not find the man when they arrived, nor could they find any residents in the area who had seen him.