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

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Theft

Pickup truck stolen: An Akron man reported someone stole his approximately $5,000 pickup truck while it was in the parking lot of an auto maintenance business in Potomac Avenue’s 200 block during the night May 12. The man said the vehicle’s key had been in the glove box.

Camera caught theft: A woman reported video from her doorbell camera showed an unknown man taking a package containing a beverage valued at about $7 from off her front porch in Hilltop Terrace’s 600 block at about 12:40 p.m. May 12. Police said the video showed the man using a squeegee and a spray bottle as if he were posing as a window washer.

Computer and card stolen: A woman reported May 4 that someone took her approximately $1,000 laptop computer and a cash out card of unspecified value from her vehicle while it was parked outside her home in West Avenue’s 500 block during the evening. The woman said the vehicle’s center console and radio were also damaged, with the damage totaling an estimated $100. The woman said she normally locks the vehicle, but could not find any sign of forced entry.

Fraud

Fake kidnapping reported: Police said that after a Britain Circle man reported May 12 that friends in Ashland had been abducted, it was determined that it was an Internet scam. Police said they discovered the man had been cheated out of a $100 in the form of a prepaid credit card that he had paid to an unknown person claiming to have abducted his friends.

Breaking and entering

Tools stolen from business: Police said that after they responded to a May 11 report of a break-in at a business in Southwest Avenue’s 200 block, they found a side window had been smashed and tools totaling about $300 in value were stolen. Police said security video showed the break-in took place at about 9 p.m. May 8, but the suspect could not be identified. The business had an alarm, said police, but it had not been set. The damage was estimated at $200 said police.