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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Breaking and entering

Window smashed with rock: The general manager of a Buchholzer Boulevard business reported someone smashed the business’ front window with a large rock during the late evening May 3 or early morning May 4. Police said the damage was estimated at $500, but the business was apparently not entered.

Phones stolen from store: A State Road store employee reported someone broke into the store through the front door, causing about $2,000 in damage, and stole two cell phones totaling about $1,850 in value from a display during the night.

Resisting arrest

Police see alleged assault: A 19-year-old Campbell Street man was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest after a 21st Street woman reported the man went into her garage without permission and then lay down on a neighboring home’s tree lawn at about 8 p.m. May 4. Police said that when they arrived, they saw the man punch another man, a neighbor of the woman’s, in the face. Police said that as they were arresting the man, he pulled away from them and made himself a dead weight. The man was taken to Akron City Hospital for an unspecified reason. The woman and the neighbor, said police, declined to press trespassing and assault charges.

Criminal damaging

BB hit window: A 17th Street woman reported May 4 that someone fired a BB gun at one of her home’s windows, leaving a small crack in it. Police said the damage was estimated at $50.

Washing machines damaged: An employee of a Macedonia company reported May 2 that someone damaged the tops, doors and locks on several washing machines the company owns in an Americana Drive apartment building during the previous three weeks. Police said the damage was estimated at $1,000.

Vehicle scratched: A Main Street man reported May 1 that someone scratched the side of his vehicle, with the damage estimated at $500, while it was parked in his driveway since mid-April. The man said someone had also struck the vehicle with eggs about two weeks earlier.


Thefts from vehicles reported: Several people reported May 3 that someone stole items from their vehicles while they were parked outside homes in a neighborhood south of Steels Corners Road during the night.

A Hinckley woman reported someone took her tablet computer, valued at up to approximately $650, from her unlocked car while it was parked outside a Creekside Trail home.

A woman reported someone took a backpack containing clothing and sports equipment, as well as about $50, with the total loss estimated at $420, from her vehicle outside her neighboring Creekside Trail home. No forced entry was reported.

A Chagrin Falls man and a Macedonia man reported someone took their wallets from their unlocked vehicles while they were parked outside a nearby Crestwood Circle home, with the losses totaling about $240.

Items taken from outside home: A Christy Drive man reported that after he put an older flatscreen television set, clothing and some household items totaling about $600 in value next to his garage for a relative to pick up, someone stole the items during the afternoon or evening May 2.

Meal unpaid for: An Akron man, 61, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Front Street restaurant employee reported the man left the restaurant without paying an approximately $55 meal bill May 2. An arrest warrant was issued for the man.

Items taken from vehicles: Two High Street men reported someone took items from their unlocked vehicles while they were parked outside their homes in April.

One man reported April 30 that someone took a tablet computer and a cell phone totaling about $800 in value from his vehicle about two weeks earlier.

The second man reported April 29 that someone took power tools from his vehicle during the previous week.

Basketball stolen at Natatorium: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported that an unknown male took her 13-year-old son’s $60 basketball while the boy was at the city’s 4th Street Natatorium during the afternoon April 28.

Identity theft

Man falsely identified himself: An Arkansas man, 27, was charged with fifth-degree felony charges of identity theft and forgery after the man’s brother reported that the man used the brother’s personal information to identify himself during a Cuyahoga Falls traffic stop April 19. Police said it was also determined that the man signed his brother’s name on citations that were issued. An arrest warrant was issued for the Arkansas man and citations issued against the brother were dismissed.