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



Weapon offenses: A 60-year-old Akron man was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon, both fourth-degree felonies, after police stopped the man’s vehicle on Route 8, just north of Macedonia Commons Boulevard at about midnight June 28.

Police said they stopped the vehicle after an officer reported that while at an East Highland Road service station shortly before the stop, a woman wrote a note including the vehicle’s license plate number and a request that the police be called and left it for the officer to find before getting into the vehicle that the man was driving.

Police said the woman, who identified herself as the man’s wife, told them following the traffic stop that she had been afraid because the man had a gun in the vehicle. Police said that with the man’s permission, they searched the vehicle and found a loaded 9 mm pistol under the driver’s seat. The man was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Theft: A Macedonia woman reported someone took her purse containing $200, two credit cards, a bank card, and a checkbook after she apparently left it in a shopping cart in the parking lot of a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store June 28. A police report did not say whether there was fraudulent activity involving the credit and bank cards or the checkbook.

Criminal mischief: A Sagamore Hills man, 66, was charged with third-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief after a woman reported she believed he scratched the side of her vehicle following a dispute over a parking space in the Macedonia Family Recreation Center’s parking lot at about 9 a.m. June 28.

Another man reported witnessing the dispute and then saw the Sagamore Hills man walk between the woman’s vehicle and another vehicle after the woman went inside and police said they saw this on parking lot security video. Police said that when they questioned the Sagamore Hills man inside the rec center, he admitted to causing damage to the woman’s vehicle. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Criminal damaging: An Iroquois Trail man reported June 25 that he discovered several small holes in his home’s vinyl siding and a similar hole in his detached garage’s siding the day before. The man said he believed the holes had been made while he and his wife had been away during the previous few days.

Police said the holes appeared to have been made by BBs or pellets and they also found a dent in a downspout on the home. The man said he did not know who might have caused the damage. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

A woman reported someone smashed one of her vehicle’s side windows and opened the glove box while the vehicle was parked outside a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store during the late evening June 18. The woman said nothing was missing from the vehicle. A police report did not include a damage estimate.