The following is a sampling of cases recently filed in Stow Municipal Court. Felony complaints filed in municipal court are pending grand jury review.
• A 20-year-old Cleveland man was charged by Cuyahoga Falls police and the Ohio State Patrol each with one count of failure to comply with police, third-degree felonies. According to the complaints, he allegedly fled from police in his vehicle Sept. 3 after being signaled to stop on Route 8 southbound near Howe Avenue, and also led police on a chase northbound on Route 8 into the city of Stow. A 10% of $75,000 bond was set.
• A 48-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was charged Sept. 5 with improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle. According to the complaint, he was arrested earlier in the day after a city policeman found he had a 9mm pistol containing a loaded magazine under a bandana in the front passenger seat of his car near the intersection of Main Street and Howe Avenue. He pleaded not guilty to minor misdemeanor charges of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. He was released on a 10% of $2,500 bond, ordered to turn over the weapon to the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and to have no contact with weapons.
• A 52-year-old Akron man was charged Sept. 4 with public indecency, a third-degree misdemeanor. According to the complaint, police found the man was allegedly masturbating in his car, then continued to do so after stepping out of his car in an attempt to attract the attention of a woman at the Get-Go gas station on State Road Aug. 9. He pleaded not guilty and a trial is set for Oct. 3. He was released on a $500 cash bond.
• A 19-year-old South Euclid woman was charged Sept. 5 with assault, a fourth-degree felony, along with two first-degree misdemeanor charges of assault and a second-degree misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. According to the complaints, the felony charge is the result of her alleged striking and biting a Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy Sept. 4 at Blossom Music Center. The misdemeanor charges, to which she pleaded not guilty, are related to the same incident, but involving at least one other female whom she allegedly struck. Bond was set at 10% of $2,500.
• A 26-year-old Oakwood man was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony, Sept. 9. According to court records, he had been stopped after going left of center on State Road near Portage Trail Aug. 25 around 1:20 a.m. He pleaded not guilty to charges of OVI and other misdemeanor traffic offenses. He was released on a $5,000 recognizance bond.
• A 34-year-old Tallmadge woman was charged Sept. 4 with theft and misuses of a credit card, both fifth-degree felonies. According to the complaint, The woman allegedly obtained credit card information without permission from a city resident while at his house and used it to put $56.38 into an inmate’s account at the Summit County Jail. A warrant was issued.
• A 32-year-old resident was charged with domestic violence, a fifth-degree felony, on Sept. 9, following an incident the previous day. According to the complaint, the man allegedly struck a female member of his household while she was driving at the intersection of Route 91 and Munroe Falls Avenue. He was released on a 10% of $10,000 bond and a protection order was issued. He was also charged with resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor, when he struggled against officers who attempted to handcuff him at the police station, according to a complaint.
• A 26-year-old Cleveland woman was charged Sept. 5 with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. According to the complaint, police found she had a stolen .45 caliber pistol in a purse in the trunk of her car during a traffic stop for an equipment violation on Northfield Road near Sagamore Road. She was released on a $5,000 cash bond.
• A 35-year-old Stow man was charged Sept. 5 with OVI/BAC, a fourth-degree felony. According to the complaint, he was allegedly under the influence during a traffic stop on Graham Road near Klein Avenue on Sept. 4. He has had three previous OVI convictions within 10 years, according to the complaint. He was also charged with first-degree misdemeanor endangering children. Bond was set at 10% of $10,000.
• A 32-year-old Akron man was found guilty of criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor and had a paraphernalia charge dismissed Sept. 5. According to the complaint, he was found to be trespassing at the Hudson Drive Walmart with a glass meth pipe. He was fined $250 and sentenced to 30 days in jail, with $200 of the fine and all the jail time suspended. He was also ordered to never return to any Walmart store.
• A 48-year-old Akron woman was charged Sept. 3 with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and assault, a first-degree misdemeanor. According to the complaint, the incident involved another individual Sept. 1 at an Echo Valley Drive residence, where police found she allegedly was in possession of methamphetamine. Bond was set at 10% of $10,000.
• An 18-year-old Akron woman was charged Sept. 3 with theft, a fifth-degree felony, and driving without a license. According to the complaint, she stole about $1,030 worth of infant formula, Plan B emergency birth control medication and other various baby products from the Kent Road Meijer. She was released on a $5,000 personal bond.
• A 27-year-old Stow man was charged with OVI (second offense) a first-degree misdemeanor, as well as well as OVI refusal, also a first-degree misdemeanor, as well as obstructing official business and other traffic violations following a Sept. 7 stop. According to the complaints, the man failed to stop at a stop sign on Williamsburg Circle around 11 p.m. A complaint did not specify the alleged obstruction. He was released on a $2,500 recognizance bond.
• A 52-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was charged Sept. 5 with receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. According to the complaint, police found he was in possession of a stolen 2007 Buick on West Avenue near the Tallmadge Circle on Sept. 4. A $2,500 personal recognizance bond was set. He had previously pleaded not guilty Sept. 3 to charges of criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor, and criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, after being found to have allegedly broke into a garage on Roth Drive in Cuyahoga Falls Sept. 2.
• A 47-year-old Tallmadge man, and a 57-year-old Summerfield man, were both charged Sept. 5 with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. According to the complaint, the two were found to be in possession of one gram of methamphetamine Sept. 4 around the 200 block of Northeast Avenue. They were released on $2,500 recognizance bonds. The two also pleaded not guilty to a charge of obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor. They attempted to hide the drug in a beverage cup, the complaints state.
• An 18-year-old Tallmadge man was charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle Sept. 8, a fourth-degree felony. According to the complaint, police found he had a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol in the car he was in at Indian Hills Park around 10:40 a.m. He was released on a $10,000 recognizance bond.
• A 37-year-old North Olmsted woman was charged Sept. 4 with telephone harassment, a fifth-degree felony, and violating a protection order, a first-degree misdemeanor. According to the complaint, she allegedly made a harassing phone call to a resident on July 20. The harassment charge is a felony due too a prior conviction, the complaint states. A warrant was issued.
• A 55-year-old Macedonia woman was found guilty of OVI/BAC Sept. 6 and a minor misdemeanor open container violation. According to the complaint, she was stopped by police Sept. 5 around 4 p.m. on Route 91 just south of Highland Road. The complaint said her breathalizer results indicated a .247 blood alcohol content, more than three times the 0.08 legal limit. She was fined $1,000, $500 of which was suspended, and sentenced to 180 days in jail, 168 of which were suspended. Her driver’s license was suspended for two years, with limited driving privileges. Total fines and fees, including 12 month community control fees, are $1,749.
• A 63-year-old Twinsburg woman was charged Sept. 3 with robbery, a second-degree felony, and theft, a first-degree misdemeanor. She was released on a 10% of $5,000 bond. According to the complaints, she is charged with robbery for allegedly threatening an individual with a can of pepper spray Aug. 30 while attempting to steal a $26 bag of frozen shrimp from the Darrow Road Giant Eagle. Bond was set at 10% of $5,000.
• Two Cleveland men, ages 24 and 22, and a 20-year-old Northfield Village woman, were arrested Sept. 4 by Twinsburg police in the vicinity of the Twinsburg Plaza at 10735 Ravenna Road. Police found a loaded 9mm pistol underneath the passenger seat of the vehicle the two men were in.
The 24-year-old was charged with violating a protection order and having weapons under disability, both third-degree felonies, improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth-degree felony, and carrying a concealed weapon, a first-degree misdemeanor. The 22-year-old was charged with having weapons under disability, a third-degree felony, and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and carrying concealed weapon, both fourth-degree felonies. Bonds for both of them were set at 10% of $50,000.
The woman was charged with obstructing justice, a fifth-degree felony. According to the complaint, she failed to identify the 22-year-old to police, though she allegedly knew he was wanted on a warrant. Bond was set at 10% of $5,000.