Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
— Munroe Falls —
Male seen hitting dog: Police said that after they responded to a report of an unidentified male hitting a dog with a leash in Brust Park at about 8 p.m. May 28, they were unable to find the male or the dog.
Operating a vehicle
under the influence
Man arrested following traffic stop: Police said they charged a 65-year-old Ravenna man with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content of more than 0.08%, marijuana possession, and marked lanes after they stopped his vehicle for the traffic violation on North Main Street at Pinehurst Road at a little before midnight May 26. The man was given a Munroe Falls Mayor’s Court date and released on a bond.
Fireworks shot off: Police said that while responding to a noise complaint, they saw a man shooting off fireworks in Highland Avenue’s 200 block at around 9:30 p.m. May 25. Police said they told the man he could not shoot fireworks and he stopped.
Car reported speeding: Police said they responded to a report of a car speeding up and down Prentiss Street at around 12:30 a.m. May 22, but they were unable to find the vehicle.
— Stow —
Tools stolen from trailer: A man reported someone stole some tools of unspecified values from his unlocked trailer while it was in his driveway in Williamson Road’s 3500 block during the night.
Vehicle entered: A man reported June 5 that someone entered and searched through his unlocked vehicle while it was parked outside his home in Wyndham Ridge Drive’s 3900 block during the night. The man said he was unsure if anything was stolen.
Scammers make bomb threat: A Stow woman reported June 2 that after she repeatedly refused to send money in what she believed was a scam, she was told over the phone that a bomb had been placed at her front door and it would go off if she opened the door. Police said that when they arrived, they checked the woman’s front porch, door and garage door and did not find anything out of the ordinary.
The woman said that about a week earlier, someone called claiming that she had won a sweepstakes and would receive a $3.5 million prize if she won. The woman said she became suspicious immediately and asked questions, which the person dodged. The woman said she then spoke with family members, who did some research and concluded it was a scam. In the meantime, about eight more calls came in and when she continued to refuse paying any money, the person calling started becoming aggressive, including using profanity and insults.
The woman said in the most recent call, on June 2, the caller told her that someone would come after her and when she continued to refuse to pay money, the caller made the bomb threat. Police said they told the woman that this is a common scam, the calls often come from spoofed or fraudulent phone numbers that are difficult to trace and from out of state or even out of the country, and it was highly unlikely anyone would come to her home. Police said they advised the woman to screen her calls.
Extortion attempt reported: A Stow woman reported June 2 that someone sent her a text message claiming that malware was downloaded into her phone, which then shot video of her performing a sexual act that would be sent out to humiliate her if she did not pay $1,000 in cyber currency. The woman said she did not fall for the scam, but wanted the incident documented. Police said what was sent was not an actual text message, but a screenshot most likely sent to multiple potential victims in the hope of a response.
Account fraudulently opened: A Stow woman reported June 2 that someone used her personal information to open a cell phone account, which had a balance owed of more than $2,500. The woman said the account provider would investigate and requested she file a police report. The woman said she froze her credit report.