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

— Cuyahoga Falls —


Watch stolen from locker: A Munroe Falls man reported someone stole his $350 smartwatch from an unlocked locker at the Natatorium during the afternoon Jan. 4.

Woman reports employment scam: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Jan. 3 that she was scammed out of $3,000 in gift cards by someone who claimed she could get a job with a Japanese design company.

Tools taken from man: An employee of a Howe Avenue business reported someone stole several tools totaling about $850 in value from an unlocked work van while it was parked outside the business during the morning Dec. 30.

License plate taken: A Clyde Avenue man reported Dec. 30 that someone took his vehicle’s temporary license plate while the vehicle was parked outside his home during the previous couple of days.

Car taken: A Curtis Avenue man reported Dec. 27 that someone stole his 2015 model car, valued at about $9,000, from in front of his home during the night.

Boy’s mother reports theft: A Stow woman reported someone stole her juvenile son’s approximately $450 cell phone and bank card while her son played basketball at the Natatorium during the afternoon Dec. 26. A police report did not say whether there was fraudulent activity on the bank card.

Decoration stolen on Christmas: A Highbridge Road woman reported someone stole a Christmas decoration with lights on it totaling about $100 in value from her front yard during the afternoon or early evening Dec. 25.


Items stolen from home: A Bailey Road man reported someone entered his home through an unlocked window and stole a gun, jewelry, money, a purse and credit cards totaling an estimated $2,000 in value during the evening Dec. 31 or very early morning Jan. 1. A police report did not say whether there were any fraudulent charges to the credit cards.


Man allegedly head-butted: A Hudson Drive man, 20, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault after another Cuyahoga Falls man reported the Hudson Drive man punched him several times in the back and head-butted him in the side of his face while they were at a Bailey Road store during the early evening Jan. 1. Police said Cuyahoga Falls EMS evaluated the other man for injuries, including redness to his face, but the man declined treatment. The Hudson Drive man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Making false alarms

Crash falsely reported: Police said they charged a 60-year-old Akron woman with first-degree misdemeanor making false alarms after an investigation determined that she falsely claimed her vehicle was struck by another vehicle that then left the scene while her vehicle was parked outside a Howe Avenue store during the early evening Jan. 1. The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court.

Criminal damaging

Christmas decorations damaged: An Oakwood Drive man reported Dec. 27 that someone knocked over and damaged Christmas decorations in his front yard since the day before. Police said the damage was estimated at $40.