Ex-boyfriend arrested: A 38-year-old Falls man was arrested and charged with criminal damaging, a second-degree misdemeanor, after his ex-girlfriend reported he punctured three of her car's tires with a kitchen knife while the car was parked in her garage in the 1600 block of 20th Street at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 6.
Guard pepper-sprayed: A security guard for a department store in the 400 block of Howe Avenue reported he attempted to apprehend a female for allegedly stealing video games around 6:10 p.m. Nov. 6 when the female pepper-sprayed him in the face. The suspect fled the store without the games, the report said. There are leads.
ABDUCTION, OBSTRUCTION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Man barred woman from leaving: Charges of abduction, obstruction of justice and domestic violence were filed against a 25-year-old Falls man after police were called to his Front Street apartment by a neighbor who heard yelling and crying coming from his residence at 11 p.m. Nov. 4. When police arrived, the man refused to open his door to talk to officers or to allow his ex-girlfriend, an Akron woman, to leave. The man accused officers of being Illuminati and demanded money, the report said. His ex-girlfriend could be heard screaming and trying to open the door and the man telling her, "No." The sound of them struggling could be heard, as well, the report said. The man was transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation and arrest warrants were issued.
RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY,
Meth, money, knife found: A 36-year-old Falls man was arrested at a business in the 200 block of Howe Avenue at 10:54 p.m. Nov. 4 and charged with receiving stolen property, drug paraphernalia, possession of drug abuse instruments, possession of controlled substances and misuse of credit cards. According to the report, police found the man with items -- a smart phone, cash, change, credit cards, a knife and miscellaneous gift cards -- reported stolen in the 2200 block of Second Street. He was also found with a small amount of methamphetamine, a syringe and a glass pipe. He was booked and taken to Summit County Jail.
BREAKING AND ENTERING
Leaf blower taken: A resident of the 100 block of East Steels Corners Road reported someone broke into his shed between 4 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and stole his $1,000 leaf blower. There are leads.
Vending machines broken into: The owner of a manufacturing company in the 2500 block of Bailey Road reported someone entered his business by unknown means and broke into three vending machines and stole an unknown amount of money between 11 p.m. Nov. 3 and the following morning Nov. 4.
Resident alleges attack in garage: A resident of the 1400 block of Buckingham Gate reported someone he didn't know came into his garage at 9 p.m. Nov. 3 and threw a brick at his head causing visible injuries, the report said. He was treated at the scene and declined transport to the hospital. There are leads.
Tools taken from job site: A Marion man reported someone stole $779 worth of cordless power tools from a job site he was supervising in the 2000 block of Portage Trail between 5 p.m. Oct. 11 and 8 a.m. Oct. 25. There are no leads or suspects.
FIREARMS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE
Gun found in purse: A Falls woman, 44, was arrested and charged with improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle after police found she had a loaded 9-mm gun in her purse while they were citing her for OVI at 8:42 p.m. Oct. 31 at Howe Avenue and Buchholzer Boulevard.
Father arrested: A 51-year-old Falls man was arrested and charged with domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor, after the mother of his children reported he pushed her head into the refrigerator in their home at 9:24 p.m. Oct. 29. According to the report, he was "stopped" by their 14-year-old son. The man and woman had been arguing over personal matters. She did not have any visible injuries, the report said, adding she did not require medical attention.
Purse snatched from home: A resident of the 2000 block of 27th Street reported someone entered her residence using a spare key she kept outside and stole her purse between 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 and 12:01 a.m. Oct. 31. Her loss was $25, the report said. There are no suspects but police have leads.
Fecal face-off: A Front Street man reported while he was walking his dog at 10:45 a.m. Oct. 29 in High Bridge Glens Park in the 1800 block of Front Street a man he didn't know picked up his dog's poop and threw it in his face.The Front Street man said he was laying items down he was carrying when the stranger tossed the turd at him and fled on a bicycle. The victim was not hurt.