Cuyahoga Falls police reports

Staff Writer
Kent Weeklies

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

— Cuyahoga Falls —

Theft

Money stolen from car: A Munroe Falls Avenue man reported July 28 that someone stole about $3 in cash from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in his driveway since the evening before.

Thefts included stolen vehicle: Police said they responded to reports of a stolen vehicle and several thefts from vehicles parked at homes in the same area on 19th, 20th and 21st streets during the night on July 27. Police said they believe the thefts were related.

A 21st Street man reported someone took his estimated $12,000 car from his unlocked detached garage. The man said the car had been unlocked and the key left in it. Another 21st Street resident reported someone took a golf range finder, golf balls and a travel bag totaling about $185 in value and $45 in cash from her vehicle.

A 20th Street man reported someone took earphones, a credit card and lottery tickets, with the total loss estimated at $160, from his vehicle and another 20th Street resident said someone took about $4 in change from his vehicle.

A 19th Street man reported someone took his wallet containing credit cards, an identification card and $1 from his vehicle.

Swing taken from tree: An Adams Avenue man reported July 26 that someone stole a child’s swing that was hanging from a tree in his front yard during the night. The man estimated the swing’s value at $60.

Dog crate and supplies taken: A Rexdale Drive woman reported someone stole a dog crate and dog supplies totaling more than $225 in value after she left them in front of her home for a relative to pick up during the morning July 26.

Kayak stolen: A Northampton Boulevard man reported July 25 that someone stole his approximately $375 inflatable kayak from the bank of his back yard pond during the previous few days.

Failure to comply

Police pursued man: Police said they charged a 22-year-old Akron man with third-degree felony failure to comply with police after he did not stop his vehicle when they attempted to stop him for unspecified traffic violations at around 8:10 p.m. July 27. Police said they pursued the man with lights and sirens activated through parking lots and on roads in the area of Howe Avenue and Main Street, but broke it off due to unsafe speeds. A warrant was issued for the man’s arrest.

Endangering children

Children left in vehicle: Police said they charged an Akron woman, 29, with two counts of first-degree misdemeanor child endangerment after she allegedly left two children ages 5 and 10 alone in a vehicle while it was parked outside a State Road store for at least 15 minutes during the evening July 27. The woman was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Weapon offenses

Gun found in vehicle: Police said they charged an Akron man, 28, with third-degree felony weapons under disability and fourth-degree felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle after they found a loaded 9 mm handgun in his vehicle during a traffic stop on State Road at Graham Road at around 11:15 p.m. July 26. Police said the man is not allowed to possess a gun due to a prior violent felony conviction. The man was taken to Cuyahoga Falls City Jail. He was also cited with marked lanes and turning at intersections violations.

Breaking and entering

Items taken from garage: A Buckingham Gate Boulevard man reported July 25 that someone stole a bicycle, gardening equipment and tote bags containing belongings, all totaling an estimated $500 in value, from his unlocked garage during the previous week.

Vandalism

Vehicles scratched and tires slashed: The owner of a State Road auto dealership reported July 24 that someone scratched two vehicles and slashed their tires while the vehicles were parked in the dealership’s lot during the night. Police said the damage was estimated at $4,000.

Criminal damaging

City-owned tow motor damaged: A Cuyahoga Falls parks and recreation employee reported July 22 that someone damaged a city-owned tow motor by ripping out all of its electric fuses while it was parked on the playground at Elizabeth Price Elementary School off Delmore Street since the day before. Police said the damage was estimated at $500.