City of Cuyahoga Falls
WEAPONS UNDER DISABILITY, DRUG POSSESSION/METH, TRAFFICKING, IMPROPER HANDLING, CCW
Meth, gun found: A 35-year-old Falls man was arrested in the 1200 block of Highbridge Road at 5:40 a.m. Dec. 31 and charged with weapons under disability, drug possession, drug trafficking, improper handling of firearms and concealed carry. According to the report, while he was being charged for an OVI incidental to a crash he was found in possession of four small bags of suspected methamphetamine, a large sum of cash and a functional and fully loaded revolver while having been previously convicted of felonies and weapons charges. The gun was concealed in the dash side fuse box, the report said.
Pain pills pilfered: The manager of an assisted living facility in the 1500 block of State Road reported someone took approximately 60 tablets of a pain killer containing oxycodone and acetaminophen valued at $3,600 from a locked medicine cart between 10 p.m. Dec. 29 and 4 p.m. Dec. 30. There are leads.
Citizen confronts suspect: A Falls man reported to police he stopped a man he felt looked suspicious running from a State Road grocery store pushing a cart full of merchandise at 1:05 p.m. Dec. 27. When confronted by the concerned citizen, the man fled on foot, leaving behind the grocery cart. The items were later confirmed stolen by a manager at the grocery store which retained the recovered merchandise. The cart's contents were valued at $277. Police said they have a suspect.
Multiple domestic issues: Police responded to 10 domestic dispute or violence calls between Dec. 29 and Jan. 1 including two that led to arrests. A 13-year-old Falls girl was charged with domestic violence on Jan. 1 after her mother reported she struck her in the face and head multiple times. The mother declined medical treatment. A 44-year-old Akron man was charged with fourth-degree felony domestic violence on Dec. 30 after the mother of his children reported to police he punched and slapped her several times and choked her in their home. Police said the woman had minor visible injuries and there was no medical treatment.
Cash stash stolen: A resident of the 2300 block of Maitland Avenue reported someone entered his residence between 3:30 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 23 and stole $305, all in one dollar bills, that was in a shoe box in his bedroom. Entry was gained by tearing a screen to unlock the back door.There are possible leads and suspects.
Electronics, jewelry stolen: A resident of the 1900 block of Northampton Road reported someone entered her home by unknown means between 9 p.m. Dec. 24 and 5:50 p.m. Dec. 25 and stole an estimated $10,100 in electronics and jewelry. There are no leads or suspects.
Unlucky in crime: A 17-year-old Falls boy was arrested near the intersection of Giffels and Sutton drives during the midnight hour Dec. 27 and charged with violating the city's curfew after a Falls woman reported seeing a suspicious male in a hoodie standing by a car, according to the report. Officers found the teen's pockets were full of rolled and loose coins, which he claimed belonged to him. Theft charges were added when officers traced the rolled coins, which were stamped with an address, to a female resident of the 2200 block of Sutton Drive who reported the coin rolls, totaling $18, were stolen from a box in her car. The boy also had an additional $18.83 in cash and coins, three lighters and a credit card, the report said.
In a separate report, the same teenage boy was charged with vehicle trespass after a resident of the 2200 block of nearby Larchdale Drive reported someone had entered her car and looked through its contents the same night, leaving behind a cell phone that was not hers. After an investigation, police connected the cell phone to the 17-year-old, according to the report.
Alleges attempt to hurt pet: A resident of the 1700 block of Hanover Street reported someone has been throwing prescription medications into her fenced-in back yard in what she believes is an attempt to injure her dog. This has been happening between noon Dec. 22 and 1:28 p.m. Dec. 24, the report said. There is a suspect. Police said the victim declined prosecution and the case was closed.
THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE
Car stolen from driveway: A resident of the 1700 block of Williams Street reported someone stole his father's 2005 tan Hyundai Santa Fe while it was parked in the driveway between 10 p.m. Dec. 22 and 9:45 a.m. Dec. 23. It was unknown if the key was with the vehicle. Loss was estimated at $11,000. There are no leads or suspects.
Village of Silver Lake
Holiday decoration taken: A resident in the 3000 block of Harriett Road reported a holiday light decoration and an extension cord was stolen from his front yard between 11 p.m. on Dec. 25 and 10 a.m. on Dec. 26. The estimated loss is $45.
Car runs into utility poles: A Kent man was driving his vehicle eastbound on Kent Road in the curb lane and another vehicle was traveling next to the Kent man in the inside lane in the same direction at 6:40 p.m. on Dec. 24. A deer ran from the south side of the street in front of both vehicles, according to the report. The Kent man said he and the other driver swerved to miss the deer. The Kent man ended up running off the right side of the road, striking two utility poles, according to the report. Police reported that Ohio Edison responded to the damaged poles. No injuries were reported. The Kent man declined medical attention. No citations were issued, according to police.