Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Munroe Falls —
Threat reported at middle school: Police said they investigated a report that a boy made a threat to another student while they were at lunch at Kimpton Middle School March 2. Police, however, said the nature of the threat remained unclear and no charges were filed, but the boy’s parents were contacted. After it was determined the boy did not have access to weapons, said police, his parents said they would work with the school to make sure there were no further incidents.
Meth found following traffic stop: Police said they charged a 31-year-old Akron man with fifth-degree felony drug possession and misdemeanor obstructing official business after police stopped a vehicle he was a passenger in for having an obstructed license plate on Hiwood Avenue at Gaylord Drive at about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 28. Police said the man initially misidentified himself, providing his brother’s name, and after they correctly identified him, they found he was wanted on unspecified arrest warrants. A small amount of suspected meth was found in the man’s possession. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.
— Stow —
Woman reports scam: A Stow woman reported Feb. 29 that someone called her claiming to work for a technology company’s support services and that her account with the company had been compromised and to fix the problem, she would need to purchase company gift cards for $1,500. The woman said she did so and provided the person with the cards’ serial numbers, along with bank account information and information for another online account. The woman said she had not been able to recover the lost money. Police said an investigation was open.
Apartment ad was fake: A Stow woman reported Feb. 28 that after she responded to an online post advertising an available apartment in California and wired an unknown person $2,500 as a down payment, a friend went to see the apartment and discovered the post had been fraudulent.
Purse taken from shopping cart: An Akron woman reported an unknown person or persons stole her purse from a shopping cart while she was loading purchases into her vehicle in the parking lot of a store in Hudson Drive’s 3500 block at about 9:40 p.m. According to a police report, the purse contained a wallet, a cell phone of unspecified value, an unspecified amount of cash, two credit cards, a bank card, miscellaneous unidentified prescription medications and a small folding knife. Fraudulent transactions involving the cards were not reported.
Jacket stolen from locker room: A Cuyahoga Falls man reported that while he was swimming at the Akron General Medical Center Health and Wellness Center off Allen Road, someone took his jacket of unspecified value from a locker in the locker room during the early morning Feb. 19. The man said he reviewed security video with center management, but did not see anyone with the jacket. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry into the locker.