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

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Found property

Gun found under bush: An employee of a landscaping firm reported that he found a .38-caliber handgun under a bush while he was mowing the lawn of a home in Cherry Ridge’s 400 block during the morning June 21. Police took possession of the gun and said they determined it was not reported stolen.

Criminal damaging

Rock shattered window: A man reported someone threw a rock at one of his home’s windows, shattering it and possibly damaging the screen, in North Thomas Road’s 200 block at about 9:25 p.m. June 20. Police said the damage was estimated at $150 and there were no suspects.

Drug trafficking

Man found with fentanyl: A 25-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged with drug trafficking and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, both fourth-degree felonies, and first-degree misdemeanor drug possession after police stopped a vehicle the man was a passenger in for having a crack across the windshield and no working license plate light in West Avenue’s 400 block at about 1:20 a.m. June 19. Police said they saw the man moving around inside the vehicle after stopping it and when they asked him about it, he told them he was putting his gun into the back seat. Police said they found a loaded .22-caliber rifle in the vehicle and 39 small bundles of a substance that tested positive as fentanyl and $225 in cash on the man. Police said they also found a prescription opioid pain medication the man did not have a prescription in his possession. The man was taken to Summit County Jail. No charges or citations were reported against the vehicle’s unidentified driver.


Bike stolen: A Tammery Drive man reported someone stole his son’s approximately $400 bicycle while it was outside a Southeast Avenue business for a few minutes during the late afternoon June 19.


Bill was fake: An employee of a store in West Avenue’s 600 block reported that an unknown person tried to purchase a gift card with a counterfeit $100 bill June 19. The employee said that when the cashier told the person she would not accept the bill, the person left the store with the bill. The employee also said that the person purchased two $100 gift cards on May 15, the same day that the store discovered there were two counterfeit $100 bills among the cash it took in. Police said a report was filed to document the incident.