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

— Tallmadge —

Weapons offenses

Gun and drugs found: Police said they charged a 38-year-old Akron man with weapons under disability and tampering with evidence, both third-degree felonies; fourth-degree felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle; and fifth-degree felony drug possession, after they stopped his vehicle for having a broken taillight at the Pinkston and Ferguson drives intersection around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Police said that after police K-9 Kato indicated the possible presence of contraband in the vehicle, they found a loaded handgun in the vehicle’s center console; the man is not allowed to possess weapons due to prior felony drug convictions.

Police said that while the man was in the back of a police car, he tried to destroy a substance on the car’s floor. The substance then tested positive as meth, police said. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.

Disorderly conduct

Woman exposed herself: Police said they charged an Akron woman, 38, with disorderly conduct after a passerby reported the woman jumped into the street and was nearly struck by a vehicle in West Avenue’s 600 block about 10:35 p.m. Sept. 27. Police said they saw the woman running out of control across a parking lot in the area holding her hands up and when they approached her, she pulled her pants down, exposing herself. When they ordered her to pull her pants up, said police, she exposed herself further by taking off her shirt. The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and police drove her home.

Criminal damaging

Window broken: A man reported someone broke one of his apartment’s windows during the early evening Sept. 26. Police said the cost of the damage was $67.


Man reports fraud: A Tallmadge man reported Sept. 25 that he was defrauded out of $1,500 while trying to purchase a lawnmower that was advertised for sale online. The man said that after purchasing gift cards and providing their numbers to the unidentified seller, he discovered it was a scam.