Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Cuyahoga Falls —
Dog stolen: A Prange Drive woman reported someone stole her dog from where it was tied behind her apartment building during the late morning May 14. Police said there were no leads or suspects.
Catalytic converters taken: Catalytic converters were reported stolen off several vehicles within a week of each other in May.
A Beacon Hill Circle man reported May 14 that someone stole his vehicle’s approximately $100 catalytic converter while the vehicle was parked near his home since the evening before.
A manager of a State Road auto servicing business reported May 12 that someone stole catalytic converters, totaling an estimated $1,250 in value, off two vehicles while they were in the business’ parking lot during the previous few days.
An Akron man reported May 10 that someone stole the catalytic converter and two oxygen sensors totaling nearly $540 in value off his vehicle while it was parked outside a different State Road business during the previous couple of days.
Vehicles stolen and found: An Akron man and woman reported someone stole their unlocked and running vehicles while they were making deliveries to Winter Parkway apartments on May 13 and 7 respectively. Police said they found both vehicles in a nearby parking lot. Police said a witness saw an unidentified male take the man’s vehicle, but he could not be located.
Bicycles taken: Two residents reported someone stole approximately $100 bicycles during the early afternoon May 13. A Hudson Drive man reported someone stole his bicycle from outside a 6th Street home. A Bailey Road woman reported someone took her nephew’s bicycle from her front yard.
Package stolen after delivery: A Schiller Avenue woman reported someone took a package valued at about $7 after it was delivered outside her home during the day May 13.
Purse taken from cart: An Akron woman reported someone stole her purse from a shopping cart at a Howe Avenue store during the early afternoon May 13. Police said the loss was estimated at $500.
Tires taken from home: A Wetmore Road woman reported someone stole eight tires totaling more than $3,000 in value from the driveway of a Theiss Road home she owns during the late morning or early afternoon May 12.
Phone taken from counter: An Akron woman reported someone stole her approximately $1,000 cell phone after she left it on a counter at a Howe Avenue store May 11.
Police department trash can stolen: Police said they charged a Marion woman, 19, with misdemeanor theft after she took an approximately $20 trash can from the police department lobby during the morning May 5.
Apartment windows shattered: A Forest Glen Drive woman reported several unknown people smashed multiple windows of her apartment at around 12:40 a.m. May 14, with the damage estimated at $3,000.
Vehicles damaged: Police said they charged a 41-year-old Akron man with two counts of vandalism and single counts of obstructing official business and possessing criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies, after a Main Street man reported seeing the Akron man break into his vehicle at about 4:45 a.m. May 10. Police said that when they arrived, the Akron man tried to run from them by jumping over an embankment and running across a four-lane road, but was caught. He was also charged with misdemeanor charges, including two counts of theft and single counts of resisting arrest and criminal trespassing.
Police said they determined the Akron man allegedly used a metal pry bar to smash a side window of the Main Street man’s vehicle, as well as a Tallmadge man’s vehicle parked nearby. He then allegedly took an unspecified amount of money and a checkbook, a loaded firearm magazine and a book bag of unspecified values from the Main Street man’s vehicle and a large bag of hand and power tools of unspecified value from the Tallmadge man’s vehicle. The Akron man was taken to Cuyahoga falls City Jail. A police report did not include a damage estimate.
Business window smashed: A Byrd Avenue business owner reported May 14 that someone smashed his business’ front window since the day before. Police said the damage was estimated at $200.
Homes fired on: Police said several residents reported someone caused damage at their homes by firing at them with a pellet or small-caliber gun.
A Broad Boulevard man reported May 12 that someone struck his home, leaving a small hole in the siding above the front door, during the previous few days. Damage was estimated at $150.
A neighbor reported May 9 that someone struck his home several times during the night and he found a bullet inside the home. A police report did not include a damage estimate.
A 47th Street woman reported May 8 that someone shot out her storm door glass during the night, with the damage estimated at $300.
Brick hit windshield: A Prange Drive woman reported May 10 that someone struck her vehicle’s windshield with a brick, causing spiderweb-like cracks making it impossible to see through, while the vehicle was parked outside her home since the evening before. A police report did not include a damage estimate.
Breaking and entering
Tools taken from barn: A Graham Road man reported May 12 that someone stole tools totaling about $400 in value from his barn during the previous few days. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry.
Television purchased: A Trumbull County man reported May 7 that someone used his bank card number to purchase an approximately $1,700 television set at a Howe Avenue store a couple of says earlier.