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

— Tallmadge —

Theft

Catalytic converter stolen: the owner of a business in Commerce Street’s 500 block reported Dec. 9 that someone stole the approximately $500 catalytic converter from one of his business’ trucks while it was parked outside his business during the previous couple of days.

Vehicle window smashed: A Kent woman reported someone smashed one of her vehicle’s side windows and stole her purse containing prescription glasses and cosmetics, all totaling about $315 in value, while the vehicle was parked outside a Northwest Avenue business during the late afternoon or early evening Dec. 4. Police said the damage was estimated at $300.

Woman reports scam: A Tallmadge woman reported Nov. 29 that while on her computer, someone contacted her online claiming she needed their help in fixing her computer after it was supposedly infected with a virus. The woman said she paid about $3,250, then realized she was scammed. She said she reported the matter to a bank, which requested she file a police report to document it.

Breaking and entering: A man reported Dec. 5 that someone stole his approximately $200 leaf blower from a shed outside his home in Narragansett Drive’s 500 block during the previous couple of days. The man said he discovered someone was selling a leaf blower online that may be his and police said they were investigating.

Attempted theft

Suspect scared off: Immediately after a Tallmadge police officer saw a pickup truck leaving the area while at a traffic stop in Southwest Avenue’s 300 block at about 2:35 a.m. Dec. 1, the owner of a nearby business reported that he had caught the truck’s unidentified driver trying to break into vehicles outside the business, said police. The owner said the driver quickly left, leaving behind a box of security cameras and a digital video recorder of unspecified values in a box that had been on the back of a truck on the business’ lot. Police said they searched the area, but were unable to find the pickup truck.