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

— Tallmadge —

Theft

Man does not get refund: A Tallmadge man reported Jan. 27 that he lost $1,800 while attempting to purchase a used SUV on an online auction site in late December. The man said he and the seller agreed to a $1,900 purchase price and he paid a $100 deposit through an online payment service. The man said he then paid the remaining $1,800 with two money orders that he mailed and the seller said the vehicle would be shipped through a transport company. The seller then started making excuses for not shipping the vehicle and when the man told the seller to cancel the sale, the seller only refunded his deposit. Police said the matter was under investigation.

ATV stolen from yard: A man reported Jan. 25 that someone stole his approximately $2,000 all-terrain vehicle from his back yard since the day before. The man said the ATV had been chained to a boat, but the chain had been cut. Police said there were no suspects, but the ATV had also been reported stolen and later found in August 2019.

Crab legs and vodka stolen: A 30-year-old Akron man was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in South Avenue’s 600 block reported the man left the store without paying for two packages of crab legs and a bottle of vodka totaling more than $110 in value Jan. 23. The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released at the scene.

Earbuds stolen at school: A Tallmadge man reported Jan. 20 that someone stole his son’s approximately $160 set of wireless earbuds from a Tallmadge Middle School locker room in December. The man said he had been working with the school in an effort to find the device without success. Police said similar earbuds possessed by some other students were checked, but none had a serial number matching that of the stolen item.

Identity fraud

Purchases charged to account: A Perry Road woman reported Jan. 21 that someone charged the purchase of two cell phones totaling nearly $3,000 in value and an approximately $65 Internet modem to an account she has with an Internet and phone service provider. The woman said she received the modem on Jan. 14 and returned it unopened, but never received the phones even though she had been notified they were delivered Jan. 16. The woman said she reported the matter to the provider’s fraud department and was filing a police report to document it.