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

— Tallmadge —

Breaking and entering

Damage and thefts reported at fairground: A Summit County Fairground employee reported April 14 that someone broke into the fairground’s administration and reception hall building by smashing a large window and stole a $3,000 wifi amp and a $50 security camera. In addition, the employee said, numerous lights on a storage shed were damaged. Damage to the window and lights is estimated at $750.

Incidents of criminal damaging were also reported at the fairground the previous week. A manager for a Munroe Falls electrical contractor reported April 7 that someone caused an estimated $5,000 in damages to six company-owned vehicles parked at the fairground since the evening before by smashing the vehicle’s side windows, the windshields of two vehicles and the headlights of some of the vehicles.

A fairground manager reported April 6 that someone caused an estimated $3,200 in damages since the day before by tearing the covers off three boats left on the property and ransacking them, as well as two dump trucks and a food trailer.

Police said there were no suspects.


Catalytic converter stolen: A Whitehall Drive man reported April 12 that someone stole his vehicle’s catalytic converter, worth about $1,000, while the vehicle was parked outside his home since the day before.

Handbag stolen at store: A Tallmadge woman reported someone stole her small $40 handbag containing a bank card and a credit card, insurance and Medicare cards, a list of medications, a driver’s license, $50, a key and various store membership cards from a shopping cart while she was at a store in South Avenue’s 600 block on April 8. The woman said she canceled the bank and credit cards and there were no fraudulent charges to either.

Disorderly conduct

Woman was at nursing home: A 43-year-old Fairlawn woman was cited with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and reckless driving after police responded to a report of an intoxicated female in the parking lot at Heather Knoll Nursing and Rehabilitation Center off North Avenue at about 10:40 p.m. April 9. Police said that when they arrived, they found the woman trying to move her vehicle, which had a badly damaged tire, after she struck a curb. The woman’s speech was slurred and she had difficulty standing, said police. A Heather Knoll employee then reported that the woman had also urinated on carpeting just inside the building’s entrance. A friend came to the scene to pick up the woman and the vehicle was towed.


Tools stolen from garage: A man reported someone stole power drill and ratchet sets worth about $250 in value from his open garage during the evening of April 5.