City of Cuyahoga Falls
Damage, missing property reported: A resident of the 300 block of Portage Trail reported someone broke into her apartment between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Nov. 22 while she was at work, causing an estimated $300 in damage to the lock, door and door frame. Missing property valued at $832 included two video game systems and two rings.
Jewelry stolen: A resident of the 3400 block of Prange Drive reported someone entered her residence between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Nov. 18 and stole $2,490 worth of jewelry from a jewelry box on the dresser in her upstairs bedroom.
BREAKING AND ENTERING
Cash missing: The manager of a muffler shop in the 1500 block of State Road reported someone entered the business by breaking a window in a bay door and took $276 in cash from the office between 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 and 7:25 a.m. Nov. 21. There are no leads or suspects.
Furnace gone: The agent for a finance company in Texas reported someone stole a $5,000 furnace out of a vacant house in the 2600 block of Northland Street between Nov. 5 and 11:15 a.m. Nov. 18. There were no signs of forced entry. There are no leads or suspects.
Window broken: A resident of the 800 block of Albemarle Avenue reported someone threw a rock at his kitchen window, breaking it, between 4 and 6 a.m. Nov. 27. Damage was estimated at $200. There are no leads or suspects. The victim declined pursuing charges.
FAILURE TO COMPLY
Didn't pull over: A warrant was requested for the arrest of a 19-year-old Stow man after he was identified driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix that led officers on a pursuit on Graham Road after failing to stop for visible/audible signals during a traffic stop attempted by a marked Cuyahoga Falls police cruiser at 12:33 a.m. Nov. 23.
THEFT, DRUG ABUSE, CRIMINAL TOOLS
Arrest made at store: A 29-year-old Stow woman was arrested on Nov. 22 by Cuyahoga Falls police and charged with theft, drug abuse and possessing criminal tools after she was detained by a loss prevention officer for a department store in the 400 block of Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls where she allegedly left the store without paying for four items worth $318 at 8:22 p.m. While she was being taken into custody by police, officers found she had a syringe containing a liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a pair of pliers and a magnet that constitute criminal tools, according to the report.
Early morning discovery: A 50-year-old Vancouver Street man was found lying face down in the snow at Northmoreland Boulevard and Seattle Street on Nov. 20 around 4 a.m. Smelling of alcohol and "heavily intoxicated," according to the report, he was transported to Akron City Hospital and cited for disorderly conduct by intoxication.
OBSTRUCTING OFFICIAL BUSINESS, RESISTING ARREST, DRUGS
Charges added at stop: A 36-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after he was stopped by police for a traffic violation at Bailey Road and Northmoreland Boulevard at 1:33 a.m. Nov. 22. He was arrested after he refused to cooperate with police during their investigation of possible contraband in the vehicle that was in plain view, the report said, adding a small amount of suspected marijuana was found in the vehicle after he was taken into custody.
One-car crash: A 66-year-old Munroe Falls woman was transported to Akron City Hospital by Cuyahoga Falls EMS for incapacitating injuries after she was involved in a one-car crash on Bailey Road at 12:41 p.m. Nov. 24. According to the report, the woman was traveling northbound on Bailey Road just north of Orlen Avenue in the left lane when she lost control and ran off the right side of the road and struck a city utility pole with the left side of the vehicle. The report said the woman was cited for failure to control. A hospital spokesman on Nov. 30 said she is in satisfactory condition.
Village of Silver Lake
Injured deer reported: In response to a call, Silver Lake police on Nov. 26 at 6:25 p.m. found an injured deer near the front door of a home in the 3000 block of Silver Lake Boulevard. The deer had two broken front legs. The officer followed the injured animal behind another home and near Crystal Lake where the animal was dispatched, according to the report.
On Nov. 22 at about 6:30 p.m., Silver Lake police was notified about an injured deer on Kent Road near Landon Drive. The deer was found in the right lane with broken legs, according to the report. The deer was dragged off the road, into the grass and dispatched. In each case, the deer was likely hit by a vehicle, but that is not known for sure, according to police.
Money reported missing: A Falls woman told police she put her purse into an unlocked office when she arrived at work on Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. at a Graham Road business. At 2:30 p.m., when she went to place the money she received from working that day into her wallet, she noticed $340 was missing, all of which had been $20 bills. There was an additional $15 in her wallet that was not taken. Police are investigating, but there are no leads or suspects.
Porch blaze extinguished: Police responded to a report of a back porch on fire in the 2900 block of Silverview Drive on Nov. 27 at 6:22 p.m. When an officer arrived, he spotted flames coming from under the porch and used an extinguisher to stop the flames. When the Falls Fire Department arrived, they removed a portion of the porch as well as the exterior of the home to determine how the blaze started. Officials determined the fire was "accidentally started by workers earlier in the day," the police report stated. A metal staircase was removed with a cutting torch and "sparks ignited the wood and throughout the day began to burn," according to the report. No one was injured. Before the blaze occurred, a Cuyahoga Falls Fire Department official said the home was vacant and slated for demolition. A man whose company is slated to do the demolition work discovered the blaze when he stopped by the site to check it out. The monetary estimate for the repairs would be $3,000 to $5,000, said the Falls Fire official, who noted those repairs will not happen because the home is still scheduled for demolition.