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

— Munroe Falls —


Joke bomb reported: Police said that after they responded to a report that someone knocked on the door of an Oakhurst Drive home and a suspicious package was found outside during the late morning July 13, it was determined the package contained a joke flatulence bomb.

Burglar apparently a cat: Police said that after a Charring Circle woman reported she heard someone opening and closing doors upstairs in her home and she believed it to be a burglar at a little after 10 p.m. July 11, they checked the home and only found a cat upstairs.

Vehicle was not stolen: Police said that after they responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at a Northmoreland Avenue home July 11, it was determined that the vehicle had been repossessed earlier in the day.


Phone calls a scam: Police said that a River Park Boulevard woman reported July 10 that she had been receiving phone calls hourly from someone claiming her Social Security number was corrupted and she would need to pay $20. Police told her it was a scam and she should block the number.

— Stow —

Child endangerment

Drug use alleged: Police said a Marietta man, 42, and woman, 38, were charged with first-degree misdemeanor child endangerment after they were found unconscious due to an alleged drug overdose in a vehicle with two 6-year-old boys in the back seat at a service station in Graham Road’s 1000 block at about 2 a.m. July 5. Police said the man and woman were taken to a local hospital for treatment, from where the man was taken soon after to Macedonia City Jail and the woman was later taken to Stow Municipal Court. A police report did not say what happened to the boys after the man and woman’s arrest.


Man warned: A Glenrich Circle woman reported seeing a suspicious man walking down a neighbor’s driveway, walking through another neighbor’s yard, and looking over a fence at a third home during the late morning July 2. Police said they found the man, who was not identified in a police report, recognized him from prior incidents, including reports he was knocking on residential doors, and warned him that if he continued going on people’s properties without just cause, he would be charged with criminal trespassing.