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

— Tallmadge —

Criminal damaging

Bullet hit windshield: A man reported Aug. 12 that a bullet struck his vehicle’s windshield while it was parked outside his home in South Munroe Road’s 1100 block since the evening before. The man said that when he went to the vehicle late in the morning, he found the windshield had sustained unspecified damage and the bullet was on a floor mat inside the vehicle. Police said they had not received any reports of gunshots in the area. A police report did not include a damage estimate.


Scanning device stolen: An East Avenue store shift manager reported someone stole an approximately $1,500 hand-held retail scanning device after it was left briefly in a shopping cart during the afternoon Aug. 10. Police said store security video showed several unidentified people in the area at the time of the theft and may have shown one person take the device, but due to graininess and the angle, it was difficult to be sure.

Purse stolen from shopping cart: An Akron woman reported someone took her $100 purse containing a cellphone of unspecified value, two credit cards, and approximately $270 in cash from a shopping cart while she was at a Midway Avenue store Aug. 10. Fraudulent charges to the credit cards were not reported.

Credit card taken from car: A resident reported that after someone stole a credit card from an unlocked car while it was parked outside a home in Ledgebrook Drive’s 1100 block during the early morning Aug. 8, someone made an unspecified charge to the card in China. Police said a dispute was filed with the bank that issued the card.

Charges made to card: A Tallmadge woman reported that after someone took her $75 wallet containing a bank card, $80 in cash, and a driver’s license and other cards from her purse while it was in a shopping cart at a Midway Plaza store Aug. 4, she discovered someone charged three purchases totaling more than $650 at Chapel Hill Mall. The woman said an unidentified person bumped her cart while she was in the store and she believed this was to distract her while the wallet was stolen. The woman said she did not purchase anything at the store and did not realize the wallet was missing until after she arrived at a Brittain Road store.