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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Harassment by inmate

Officer spat on: Police say they charged a 22-year-old Campbell Street man with fifth-degree felony harassment by inmate and misdemeanor resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after he allegedly spit in a police officer’s face outside the man’s home during the night Feb. 24.

Police said they initially cited the man with disorderly conduct after finding him stumbling and falling down while allegedly intoxicated in the area of 6th Street and Falls Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. But after they drove him home, police said, the man got out of the police car and spat in the officer’s face. Police said the man then resisted arrest by pushing against officers and bracing himself against a door frame and refusing to get into a police car. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.

Inducing panic

Bullet fired into home: A Harding Road man, 24, was charged with misdemeanor inducing panic and discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises after a bullet he allegedly fired accidentally from a semi-automatic handgun inside his home around 7:45 p.m. exited through a window and entered a neighboring home through a window, causing damage. Police said the shot alarmed the neighbors, but there were no reported injuries. Police said they found he had shot the gun twice while inside his home and that the other bullet didn’t leave the house. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.


Incidents believed to be related: A Sandalwood Lane man reported Feb. 18 that someone stole a pair of ear phones and his wallet containing $20 and four credit cards, one of which was used, from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway during the night. Police said the loss totaled an estimated $170.

Police said they believe the theft was related to a report by another man who said someone unsuccessfully tried to open one of his home’s exterior locked doors on nearby Tanglewood Trail at about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 18. Police said that incident was caught on video.

Package stolen from home: A 2nd Street woman reported Feb. 15 that someone stole a package containing approximately $40 worth of clothing after it was delivered to her front door several days earlier.


Staircase set on fire: The property manager of an Americana Drive apartment building reported someone set an outside wooden staircase on fire at the side of the building at around 7:40 a.m. Feb. 17. The Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department extinguished the fire and no injuries were reported. Police said the damage was estimated at $2,000.

Breaking and entering

Tools stolen from garage: A Hanover Street man reported Feb. 17 that someone broke into his detached garage during the previous week and stole tools totaling about $1,500 in value. Police said the garage’s side door lock was damaged during the break-in.

Criminal damaging

Park table set on fire: Police said they responded to a report Feb. 17 that someone set a picnic table on fire and wrote graffiti on the outside walls of a restroom at Keyser Park off West Bath Road during the previous few days. Police said the table was burnt up and the total damage was estimated at $700.

Van window smashed: A Crest Avenue man reported Feb. 15 that someone smashed one of his van’s side windows while the van was parked outside his home since the evening before. Police said the damage was estimated at $100. The man said nothing was stolen from the van.

Pellet hit window: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported someone firing a pellet gun damaged one of her vehicle’s side windows while the vehicle was parked outside an East Broadway Street home during the evening Feb. 14. Police said the damage was estimated at $300.