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

— Tallmadge —

Identity theft

Social Security number used: Police said the U.S. Secret Service contacted them Aug. 29 asking them to contact a Northeast Avenue man about someone using his Social Security number in an attempt at purchasing a motor vehicle in Dayton. The man said he was unaware of any identity fraud involving his personal information and he had not given anyone permission to use his information. Police said they told the man he should check with the credit reporting agencies to see if there was any suspicious activity on any of his credit reports. The Secret Service was investigating, said police.


Woman arrested at store: Two Akron women, ages 48 and 24, were charged with misdemeanor theft and drug paraphernalia possession after an employee of a store in South Avenue’s 500 block reported the women left the store without paying for clothing and merchandise totaling nearly $140 in value Aug. 29. Police said they found the women each possessed a crack cocaine pipe containing residue. The women were summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released at the scene.

Drug possession

Fentanyl found in vehicle: A 25-year-old Munroe Falls man was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession after police stopped a vehicle the man was a passenger in for a marked lanes violation in Southwest Avenue’s 200 block at about 2:25 p.m. Aug. 27.

Police said that after the driver gave them permission to search the vehicle, they found an envelope containing a substance that later tested positive as fentanyl between the passenger seat where the man had been sitting and the door, as well as suspected marijuana residue in the vehicle. The man was taken to the Tallmadge police department, given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

The driver, a 21-year-old Twinsburg man, was cited with minor misdemeanor marijuana possession after police found a small plastic bag containing a small amount of suspected marijuana in his pants pocket.