Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Munroe Falls —
Father reported possible kidnapping: A Munroe Falls man reported April 18 that he believed his 8-year-old daughter may have been kidnapped. The father said that when he came home, his wife told him that his daughter had been picked up by the mother of one of the girl’s friends. The man said he could not contact the woman via a phone number and partial address, but police were able to locate the family the girl was visiting.
Driver found sleeping: Police said that when they stopped to investigate after seeing a tow truck in a parking lot in South Main Street’s 300 block with its engine running, they found the driver asleep at a little before 1 a.m. April 17. The driver said he was resting between assignments and police told him he could not stop there.
Children seen in vehicle: Police said they responded to a report of three children alone in the back seat of a vehicle parked outside a Northmoreland Avenue store at a little after 7 p.m. April 14. Police said the children, ages 10, 8 and 6, were calm and the vehicle was running with the key in the ignition and a window down. Police said that when they found the children’s father, he said he had not wanted to take the children into the store because of COVID-19. Police explained the dangers of leaving children alone in a vehicle and the father said he understood, said police. No charges were filed.
— Stow —
Money withdrawn: A Valley Forge Drive man reported April 29 that someone withdrew $1,200 from his checking account in four online transactions during the previous two weeks. Police said the investigation was open.
Account opened: A Wyndham Ridge Drive woman reported April 29 that someone opened an unspecified account with a bank in 2017 and charged $516 to it. The woman said the bank credited the money to her and closed the account but suggested she file a police report.
Extortion email reported: A Stow woman reported April 29 that since the day before, she had received two emails from an unknown person claiming to have nude photos and videos of her that would be posted online if she did not pay an unspecified amount in cyber currency. The woman said she knew it was a scam because she knows no such photos or videos exist and she did not pay. The woman said the second email included her email account password, which she changed as well as every account password associated with her email. The woman said she also planned to report the matter to the email account provider and at the suggestion of police, would flag the emails as spam to have them blocked.