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

— Macedonia —

Theft

Catalytic converter stolen: An East Highland Road business owner reported Sept. 10 that someone stole a catalytic converter of unspecified value from a vehicle parked outside the business during the night. Police said that business security video footage showed an SUV entering the business’ lot at around 1:10 a.m. and then the driver, an unknown male, removing the converter before driving away. Police said the theft was under investigation.

Woman arrested following traffic stop: A Garfield Heights woman, 31, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the woman left the store without paying for a shopping cart filled with merchandise totaling more than $530 in value Sept. 10. Police said the woman left in a vehicle, but they stopped her on Macedonia Commons Boulevard near Route 82. The merchandise, including clothing and groceries, was recovered from the vehicle and returned to the store, said police, and the woman was taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Numerous DVDs stolen: A Rittman woman, 29, was charged with misdemeanor theft and possession of criminal tools and a Medina man, 29, was charged with misdemeanor complicity to theft after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man and woman left the store without paying for numerous DVDs totaling more than $730 in value in a canvas shopping bag and the woman’s purse Sept. 5. Police said they stopped the man and woman in the store’s parking lot. Police said the DVDs were returned to the store and the man and woman were taken to Macedonia City Jail.

Misuse of a credit card

Card used at restaurant: A man reported Sept. 9 that an unknown female somehow stole his credit card and used it to make an approximately $30 purchase at an East Highland Road restaurant. Police said the matter was under investigation

Fraud

Woman scammed: A Macedonia woman reported Sept. 3 that she lost $500 in an investment scam. The woman said she received text messages supposedly from a friend urging her to contact a man by unspecified means and invest with him to receive a significant amount of money in return. The woman said that when she contacted the man, he told her to invest $5,000 via gift cards. the woman said she purchased a $500 store gift card and provided the man with the card information, as well as bank card information, but when she then tried to purchase additional gift cards, store employees told her she was being scammed. In the meantime, the woman said, she received text messages supposedly from two other friends telling her they had invested with the man and made nearly $500,000 in return. However, said the woman, it appeared that the text messages did not come from her friends.

The woman said she had already canceled her bank card and all of her accounts were put on hold. The only loss reported was the $500 she paid for the gift card. Police said the matter was under investigation.

Obstructing

officiaL business

Man became belligerent: A 24-year-old Akron man was charged with misdemeanor obstructing official business and criminal trespassing after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported that a group of males were causing a disturbance by colliding with each other while riding store-owned motorized carts in the store. Police said most of the males had left before they arrived, but the Akron man was still sitting on a cart in the store. Police said the man became belligerent and he refused to leave the store when told to several times. Police said that after stopping the man from backing the cart away from them, he refused to provide identification and they arrested him.

The carts are meant for customers with disabilities to use, said police, but the man was able to walk without showing any indications of difficulty. The man was subsequently released at the scene and told not to enter any stores in the chain.