Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Cuyahoga Falls —
Gun found in pocket: A 22-year-old Akron man was charged with third-degree felony weapon under disability and fourth-degree felony carrying a concealed weapon after police stopped a vehicle the man was a passenger in for not having its headlights on in the area of State Road and Chestnut Boulevard at about 2:15 a.m. April 21. Police said they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and found a loaded handgun in the man’s jacket pocket. The man is not allowed to possess a gun due to a prior drug trafficking conviction, said police. The man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail.
Two other passengers, both Akron men, ages 18 and 19, were cited with minor misdemeanor marijuana possession. No charges or citations were reported against the unidentified driver.
Breaking and entering
Tools stolen from garages: Several Cuyahoga Falls men reported over a period of several days in April that someone stole tools from their detached garages.
An Otis Avenue man reported April 20 that someone stole two chainsaws, an impact wrench and various other tools totaling an estimated $1,370 in value from his unlocked detached garage on the west side of Route 8 during the previous month.
An Overbrook Road man reported April 18 that someone stole power and hand tools totaling about $220 in value from his detached garage on the east side of Route 8, south of Route 59, during the previous six days.
A man living on neighboring Oak Park Boulevard reported April 17 that someone stole plumbing tools totaling an estimated $400 in value from his unlocked detached garage during the previous few days.
Trailer taken from business: A manager of a Cavalier Trail business reported April 20 that someone stole an approximately $7,500 equipment trailer from outside the business during the previous five days.
Bike taken from patio: A Schubert Street woman reported April 20 that someone stole an approximately $150 bicycle from her home’s back patio during the previous couple of days.
Catalytic converter stolen: A Buckingham Gate Boulevard man reported April 18 that someone stole his vehicle’s approximately $300 catalytic converter while the vehicle was parked outside his home during the previous week.
Man ran from hospital: Police said they charged a 36-year-old Mayfield Heights man with third-degree felony escape after he ran from an x-ray room at Western Reserve Hospital after being taken there from Cuyahoga Falls City Jail for unspecified medical reasons on April 18. Police said the man’s whereabouts are unknown and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The man was being held in the jail on felony weapons possession charges.