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

— Stow —

Breaking and entering

Window shattered: Police said they responded to a May 11 report that someone shattered a large plate glass window at a business in Graham Road’s 700 block since the day before. Nothing was reported missing from the business. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Criminal damaging

Car spray painted: A woman reported May 10 that someone sprayed paint on her car while it was parked outside her home in Marhofer Avenue’s 2100 block since the day before. A police report did not include a damage estimate.

Gross sexual imposition

Man sees act online: A Munroe Falls man reported that an unknown person hacked into an online video conference he was taking part in while he was at a Kent Road business during the morning May 9 and showed a sex act involving an unknown juvenile. Police said a Macedonia man also witnessed it and the matter was under investigation.


CBD oil stolen: The owner of a store in Kent Road’s 4400 block reported an unknown male left the store without paying for two containers of CBD oil totaling about $60 in value on May 7. The owner said his wife tried to stop the suspect, but he walked out past her.

Camping gear taken: Police said they charged a 63-year-old Akron man with misdemeanor theft after they responded to a report that the man tried to leave a store in Hudson Drive’s 3500 block with camping gear totaling about $650 in value on May 6. The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released.


Account opened: An Edgewood Drive woman reported May 6 that someone used her personal information to open an account with a telecommunications company. The woman said it was the latest of several similar incidents since her information was stolen in a 2017 data breach.

Man reports scam: A Stow man reported May 5 that he was scammed out of $1,200 by someone from whom he was trying to purchase a boat that had been advertised online. The man said he paid the money in gift cards, them realized he was being scammed when he was asked to pay an additional $1,000 for insurance.

Woman supposedly sent money: A Stow woman reported May 5 that someone tried to scam her by supposedly sending her an unspecified amount of money that she was supposed to deposit into a bank account and then requiring her to send $1,000 of it back. The woman said the money did not go through to the sender and the bank had been notified.

Passing bad checks

Check deposited: A Pimlico Boulevard woman reported May 6 that someone deposited an approximately $280 check in March that she mailed in September 2017, then stopped payment on when the intended recipient did not receive it.