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

— Munroe Falls —

Traffic complaint

Reckless driver reported: Police said they responded to a report of a reckless driver southbound on North Main Street at about 6:20 p.m. Oct. 8, but they were unable to find the car.


Vehicle reported: Police said they responded to a report of an SUV missing a license plate stopping in front of various homes on Trudy Avenue at a little before 6 p.m. Oct. 7. Police said they searched the area, but were unable to find the vehicle.

Garage door open: A Florence Boulevard woman reported she was concerned after seeing that a neighbor’s lights were off and her garage door was open at around 7:40 p.m. Oct. 2. Police said they found the neighbor at home and she said she was fine and had forgotten to close the door.

Vehicle stopped in road: Police said they responded to a report that a vehicle had been stopped in the middle of the road for as long as 15 minutes on Falling Water Circle at about 12:20 a.m. Sept. 30. Police said they determined the driver had been talking to a friend.

— Stow —

Operating a vehicle under the influence

Man charged following crash: A 66-year-old Marhofer Avenue man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, failure to control and failure to reinstate following a single-vehicle crash on Route 8 on Oct. 5.

Police said the man was northbound near Steels Corners Road when he drove his car into a closed construction lane and struck a barricade at about 6:15 p.m. Stow EMS took the man to Akron City Hospital for treatment of suspected minor injuries, and his car sustained disabling damage, said police. Police said the man’s blood alcohol content level measured at 0.263 percent, more than three times the 0.08-percent legal limit.


Fishing equipment stolen: A man reported someone stole a fishing rod and reel of unspecified values from his vehicle while it was parked outside his home in Dresher Trail’s 4600 block Oct. 4 or 5. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.

Package taken from porch: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported someone took a package containing kitchen items of unspecified values after it was delivered to the front porch of a home the package was shipped to in Hiwood Avenue’s 3300 block.

Political signs taken: A Graford Lane man reported someone stole four City Council signs totaling about $22 in value, three from Fishcreek Road’s 5000 block and one from Call Road’s 2400 block, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1.

Criminal damaging

Expletive written on door: A woman reported Oct. 3 that someone wrote an expletive in pencil on her home’s front door and caused other minor damage in North Norman Drive’s 4400 block since the evening before. Police said there was a hole in the screen of a second-floor window and a small crack in a front screen. Besides the expletive, there was also mud and dirt on the front door, said police, and the woman said some bricks on the ground in front of the home were not in a straight line like they had been.

Identity theft

Fraudulent purchases reported: A Beckett Ridge woman reported Oct. 2 that someone charged an approximately $850 purchase to her credit card that was ordered through a store account she has. The woman said the order was to have been sent to her home and she canceled it with the money refunded to her credit card, but she was unable to cancel a $128 order through the same account that was paid for with rewards points earned on the first order. The woman said that order shipped to an address in Colorado.