city of Cuyahoga Falls
Bag, DNA stolen: A resident of the 1800 block of Beacon Hill Circle reported someone had ransacked her apartment and took a $2,500 designer tote bag and a vial of her DNA while she was away between 9:58 a.m. and 9:20 p.m. Oct. 10. Police said they have a lead in this case.
Hot toys: A 40-year-old Richfield man was arrested Oct. 13 at a department store in the 400 block of Howe Avenue and charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, after a loss prevention officer there reported he watched the Richfield man enter the store shortly after 4 p.m., select merchandise, remove security tags, replace a bar code with a fictitious one and use a self-checkout counter to purchase a $109.99 toy for $9.99. He was also charged with the same degree of theft for allegedly the same method on Oct. 11 at 4:55 p.m. to purchase a Star Wars Lego set valued at $149 for $9.99 at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 11 at the same store.
Missing Malibu reported: A Newberry Street woman reported someone stole her black 2015 Chevy Malibu LT from the 2300 block of Fourth Street between 5 and 5:15 p.m. Oct. 10. The car was valued at $26,000. There are leads, the report said.
Lottery keys missing: The manager of a restaurant in the 4100 block of Wyoga Lake Road reported someone stole a set of three keys to a state lottery machine from a secure location between 3:14 and 9:50 a.m. Oct. 8. The value of the keys is $45. There is a suspect.
TRAFFICKING, POSSESSION, FLEEING
Arrested after crash: A 33-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding, a third-degree felony; trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, after he failed to stop for officers attempting to pull him over for expired plats and drove through traffic control devices and a red light, losing control and striking a cement retaining wall at Bailey Road and Front Street at 11:39 p.m. Oct. 12. He then ran from officers and was apprehended. He had, according to the report, $90 in cash, a small clear bag of a white crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine and a small clear bag of empty small clear bags.
DRUG ABUSE, PARAPHERNALIA
Suspected pot, bowl found: An 18-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested and charged with drug abuse and drug paraphernalia, both minor misdemeanors, after police found he had a small clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana and a smoking bowl while operating his car at Sixth Street and Insande Avenue at 12:04 a.m. Oct. 12.
Burned hickory: The city reported unknown juveniles started a 150-foot hickory tree on fire with an unknown substance at 6:52 p.m. Oct. 11 in the 3400 block of Prange Drive. Police did not know the extent of damage to the tree. No other property was damaged, police said.
Gun allegedly pointed at girl: A Myrtle Avenue woman reported someone pointed a pistol at her juvenile daughter at 5:12 p.m. Oct. 11 while the daughter was leaving Cuyahoga Falls High School, 2300 Fourth St., in a friend's car. When contacted on Oct. 20, police said there are leads in this case and it is unknown if the daughter and the subject knew each other or if anyone was hurt.
Paper covers rock: A 34-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with drug possession after police stopped him for operating a vehicle with an expired temporary tag at 2:52 a.m. Oct. 11. According to the report, the Akron man was given permission to retrieve some belongings from the car before it was towed and he removed a folded piece of paper from his car that he tried to hide in his hand, and then placed it in his pants pocket when asked what it was. Police found suspected methamphetamine in crystal/rock form inside the paper's fold, the report said.
Bomb threat found false: An employee of a bookstore in the 300 block of Howe Avenue reported someone called the business between 6:20 and 6:45 p.m. Oct. 9 and said there was a bomb in the building. A Summit County Sheriff's K-9 was dispatched to the store and did not find anything suspicious. There were no leads or suspects.
FAILURE TO COMPLY, DRUG INSTRUMENTS, WEAPONS, OVERDOSE
Hudson man flees police, overdoses: A 32-year-old Hudson man was charged with failure to comply, a third-degree felony; possession of drug abuse instruments; and prohibited weapons, a fourth-degree misdemeanor, after he led officers on a vehicle pursuit after officers attempted to stop his vehicle for matching a suspicious vehicle at 3:38 a.m. Oct. 9. The Hudson man led officers on a pursuit into Akron near Seventh Street and Lucy Avenue where he abandoned the car and fled on foot. Police found him at 5 a.m. with the help of a police dog. As he was taken into custody, police found he had a prohibited weapon: a leather sap. A spoon with a suspected drug residue on it was found in the vehicle. According to the report, once the Hudson man was apprehended, it is believed he overdosed. He was taken by Akron Fire to Akron City Hospital where he was hospitalized.
Motorcyclist thrown off bike in crash: A 23-year-old Falls man was taken by Falls EMS to Akron City Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries after the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Cleveland man on Quick Road at 6:54 p.m. on Oct. 18. The 25-year-old man was stopped southbound on Quick Road and was waiting to make a left turn onto State Road. The 23-year old Falls man was riding his motorcycle northwest on Quick and was struck by the front of the 25-year-old man's vehicle as the 25-year-old started to make a left turn. The 23-year-old man was thrown off his motorcycle and landed 20 feet away on the grass, according to the report. The 25-year-old man told police he did not see the motorcyclist as he made his turn. The 25-year-old man was transported by Stow Fire/EMS to Akron General North Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries. He was treated and released from Akron General North on Oct. 18, according to a hospital official. He was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way on a left turn. The motorcycle driver's name was not listed under patient information, according to a spokesman for Akron City Hospital.
Village of Silver Lake
burglary, Criminal damaging
Resident finds pry marks on door: A Vincent Road resident reported returning home at about 4:40 p.m. Oct. 9 and noticing pry marks on the man door that goes from her attached garage into her home. She and her husband checked the home and found pry marks on two more doors. The resident told police she does not know how long the pry marks have been there. No access appears to have been made into the home and it appeared the unknown suspect(s) may have entered the garage through an unlocked garage door, the report stated. The incident allegedly occurred some time between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9, according to the report.
Cab driver strikes utility pole: A 46-year-old man was driving a cab in the curb lane westbound on Kent Road at about 3:20 a.m. Oct. 6 when the vehicle drifted off the road and onto the front lawn of a home in the 2800 block of Kent Road. The vehicle struck the utility pole in front of the home, according to the report. The vehicle was disabled upon impact, and the driver sustained "incapacitating" injuries, the report said. The driver was taken by Falls EMS to Akron City Hospital. A hospital spokesman could not provide further information. The 46-year-old man was cited for Failure to Control. The report estimated he was driving 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. There were no passengers in the vehicle, according to the report.