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

— Cuyahoga Falls —


Guitars stolen from home: A Lancaster Street man reported Nov. 14 that someone unknown stole two guitars totaling about $2,500 in value from his home while he was away during the previous four days. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.

Jackets and rosary stolen: A Falls Avenue man reported someone stole two jackets and a rosary totaling about $185 in value from his vehicle while it was parked outside his home since the day before. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.

Steaks stolen from stores: An Akron man, 31, was charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft, as well as a drug abuse instruments possession charge, after employees of two State Road stores reported the man left the stores without paying for steaks totaling more than $190 in value during the morning Nov. 9. Police said they found three syringes with needles on them and a cut drinking straw in the man’s possession. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Aggravated menacing

Man threatened with weapons: An East Bath Road service station employee reported an unknown customer threatened him with a knife and machete during the early evening Nov. 13.

Receiving stolen property

Man found with stolen items: A 19-year-old man described in a police report as homeless was charged with fourth-degree felony receiving stolen property, fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor criminal trespassing after police responded to theft and trespassing complaints at homes near each other during the night Nov. 13.

A 4th Street woman reported discovering at about 3:40 a.m. that someone took an unidentified prescription medication, two umbrellas, five CDs, clothing and paperwork totaling about $165 in value from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked outside her home since around midnight.

A Sackett Avenue man and woman reported at about 1:45 a.m. that they had just been alerted by a security camera outside their home that a man was trespassing on their property. Police said they identified the homeless man as the man in the video when they found him nearby. Police said they found property in the man’s possession that was subsequently identified as that which the 4th Street woman reported was stolen, along with a pill identified as a prescription anxiety medication he allegedly did not have a prescription for.


Girl allegedly punched: An Akron man, 18, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault after a woman reported he punched a 17-year-old Cuyahoga Falls girl in the head while the man and girl were in a vehicle outside a Howe Avenue business during the early evening Nov. 12. Cuyahoga Falls EMS treated the girl for an injury, said police. Police said the girl’s father signed the charge against the man. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Criminal damaging

Garage door pried: A North Hidden Valley Road woman reported Nov. 11 that someone damaged her garage door by trying to pry it open from the top during the previous five days. Police said the damage was estimated at $150.

Resisting arrest

Woman arrested in hot tub: A 69-year-old 4th Street woman was charged with misdemeanor resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct after police responded to a report that the woman was at the city’s 4th Street Natatorium Nov. 10 after being previously told not to go there, was refusing to get out of a hot tub and was making racially abusive comments to other patrons. Police said that when told she was under arrest, the woman moved to the center of the tub, forcing officers to go into the water after her. She was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Child endangerment

Boy in car during crash: Police said they charged a Hunter Parkway man, 39, with misdemeanor child endangerment, operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension, failure to stop after an accident, and failure to yield following a two-vehicle crash with no reported injuries on Portage Trail near State Road at about 6:20 p.m. Nov. 7.

A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported she was driving westbound when the man drove out of a service station lot and hit the side of her vehicle and then drove away with a 2-year-old boy in his vehicle. Police said they found the man at his home soon after. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.