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

— Tallmadge —

Drug trafficking

Man found with marijuana: A 24-year-old Alliance man was charged with fifth-degree felony drug trafficking and fourth-degree misdemeanor drug possession after police said they stopped to investigate when they saw him walking eastbound along the side of Interstate 76 carrying a backpack at about 10:20 a.m. May 12. Police said the man told them he was trying to get to Ravenna and while talking to him, they smelled a slight odor of marijuana and saw a small plastic bag sticking out of his pocket. Police said that after the man admitted it contained marijuana, they found 11 additional small plastic bags containing marijuana allegedly packaged for sale in the backpack, with all 12 bags weighing a total of nearly 5 ounces. The man was taken to the Tallmadge Police Department, then turned over to Ravenna police on an arrest warrant.

Breaking and entering

Blanket and backpack stolen: A North Thomas Road man reported May 10 that someone stole a backpack containing an Indian throw blanket totaling more than $1,100 in value from a storage unit in Brittain Road’s 1500 block since the day before. The man said the unit had been locked, but police said there was no forced entry.


Items stolen from vehicle: A man reported May 10 that someone stole a backpack, headphones, sandals and another item totaling about $900 in value from his unlocked car while it was parked outside his home in Fox Ridge Way’s 100 block during the night.

Pregnancy test stolen: An Akron woman, 23, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in South Avenue’s 600 block reported the woman tried to leave the store without paying for an approximately $10 pregnancy test concealed in her pocket May 8. The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released at the scene.

Identity fraud

Account withdrawals reported: A Green Hill Drive man reported May 10 that someone had been withdrawing $25 each month from his bank account for at least four or five months. The man said the bank requested he file a police report.


Electronics taken from apartment: A contractor working in a South Thomas Road apartment reported May 8 that someone broke into the apartment by cutting a window screen and prying open the window, ransacked several rooms and took a 43-inch television set and two video game controllers totaling about $380 in value during the night. The apartment is occupied, but the woman living there was not present that night, the contractor said.

Receiving stolen property

Phone reported stolen: A Columbiana County man reported May 7 that after he arranged with an unidentified person online to purchase a cellphone for $800 at a Southeast Avenue business about a month earlier, he eventually discovered that the phone had been reported stolen.