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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Improper handling of a firearm

Gun found in vehicle: A 31-year-old Akron man was charged with fifth-degree felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content and disorderly conduct after police responded to a report of a disturbance at a Front Street hotel during the early evening Jan. 12. Police said the man admitted to driving to the hotel while intoxicated, which police said was confirmed by an independent witness. Police said they found a loaded 9 mm handgun in the man’s vehicle and his BAC level measured at 0.171 percent, more than twice the 0.08-percent legal limit. The man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail.


Man allegedly swung fists: Police said they charged a Cooper Drive man, 31, with fourth-degree felony assault and fifth-degree felony obstructing official business after they responded to the man’s home for a reported domestic incident during the early evening Jan. 10. Police said the man allegedly swung his fists at a police officer’s head and torso and spit on the officer’s chest as he was being arrested for a mental health evaluation. The man was taken into custody. Injuries were not reported.

Breaking and entering

Storage locker broken into: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Jan. 9 that someone broke into her State Road self-storage locker and stole several items totaling about $680 in value during the previous two weeks. Police said there were no leads or suspects.


Shoes stolen at Natatorium: An Akron man reported someone stole his estimated $140 pair of athletic shoes while he was at the Natatorium during the evening Jan. 9. Police said there were no suspects.

Phone stolen at school: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Jan. 5 that her 13-year-old daughter’s approximately $150 cell phone was stolen from Woodridge Middle School after her daughter attended a basketball game at the school Dec. 16. The woman said they believed the phone had been at the school over the winter break, but then discovered it was gone and was apparently somewhere in Akron. The woman said the phone was in a case that also contained $20 and a photograph.

Criminal damaging

Tire valve stem broken: A Winter Parkway woman reported Jan. 7 that someone deflated one of her vehicle’s tires by breaking its valve stem while the vehicle was parked outside her home since the day before. Police said the damage was estimated at $160.


Door forced open: A 9th Street woman reported someone forced open her home’s locked rear door and stole items totaling nearly $4,300 in value during the day Jan. 6. Police said there were no leads or suspects.