Tallmadge 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.

— Tallmadge —

Assault

Woman reports assault at fairground: Police said they charged a New Jersey man, 47, with first-degree misdemeanor assault after a Michigan woman reported he punched her in the face, kicked her after she fell to the ground and punched her again in the face after she got back up during an argument while she was working at the Summit County Fairground during the late afternoon Aug. 17. Police said the woman had a swollen left eye, but declined medical treatment, and a Mahoning County man witnessed the alleged assault. The New Jersey man left before police arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Theft

Vehicle stolen from parking lot: An Akron man reported Aug. 16 that someone stole his 2004 Pontiac Grand Am from where it was parked outside a friend’s apartment building in West Avenue’s 500 block during the previous six days. The man said the vehicle was unlocked and its spare keys were in it.

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Man’s BAC tested very high: Police said they charged a Lawndale Drive man, 30, with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, prohibited blood alcohol content and failure to control after he drove into a ditch while attempting to turn into a driveway in Newton Street’s 500 block at around 10:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Police said the man had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him, his speech was slurred, his eyes were watery and he was unsteady on his feet. His BAC level measured at 0.45 percent, more than five times the 0.08-percent legal limit. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Identity fraud

Woman reports fraudulent accounts: A Tallmadge woman reported Aug. 10 that someone used her personal information to open two credit accounts on which a total of nearly $3,400 was owed. The woman said she contacted the two companies the accounts are with and they requested she file a police report in order for them to conduct fraud investigations.