Southern discomfort: A 36-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested and charged with theft after an employee of a store in the 600 block of Portage Trail reported he entered the store at 3:50 p.m. Feb. 10, walked directly to the alcohol section, concealed a $12 bottle of Southern Comfort in his pants and left the store without paying for it.
Prepping for Lent: A manager at a grocery store in the 200 block of Howe Avenue reported a man at 6:43 p.m. Feb. 9 stole nearly $300 worth of seafood and other items by exiting the store without paying for the goods, which were recovered by the store.
Gun stolen: A resident of the 2600 block of Overlook Road reported someone took his pistol from the rear compartment of his GMC Envoy between 8 a.m. Jan. 26 and 10 a.m. Feb. 9. The pistol was not loaded, the report said, and valued at $200. It is not known whether the vehicle was locked at the time. There is no damage to the vehicle.
Money taken: A resident of the 4200 block of Americana Drive reported someone entered her apartment through an unlocked door and took $40 out of her purse between noon and 6 p.m. Feb. 12. The victim does not wish to prosecute.
Cleaned house: A resident of the 3400 block of Prange Drive reported someone entered her apartment and removed an estimated $715 in household items between 6 p.m. Jan. 11 and 8:15 p.m. Feb. 8. Signs of forced entry were found on the front door. Police say they have leads in the case.
Shiny objects: A resident of the 1900 block of Kelsey Drive reported someone kicked in her back door between 6:20 and 8:08 p.m. Feb. 8 and stole three jewelry boxes containing costume jewelry and knives worth a total of $100. There are leads in this case.
Clash at clinic: Two Akron men, 83 and 31, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in the 2100 block of State Road after police report they pushed through a group of workers at a clinic at 9:46 a.m. Feb. 12. Police advised the two men they weren't welcome on the premises of the clinic.
AGGRAVATED BURGLARY, ASSAULT
Boyfriend jailed: A 25-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with first-degree felony aggravated burglary and first-degree misdemeanor assault after a city woman reported the man, her boyfriend, according to the report, kicked in the front door of her home and hit her in the head and face with his fists causing her to bleed. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and released. Her boyfriend was taken to Summit County Jail.
Caregiver thwarts scam: A Cuyahoga Falls woman, 86, reported a man tried to steal $3,800 from her between 9:07 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11 through a scam, which was prevented by her caregiver. There is no loss at this time, the report said, and there are leads in the case.
Man in car attacked: A 19-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault after an Akron man reported he punched him several times in the face while he was sitting in his car parked outside a club in the 1700 block of Front Street at 11:20 p.m. Feb. 8. The victim suffered a cut lip, swollen cheek and lacerations. EMS transported him to Western Reserve Hospital.
VILLAGE OF SILVER LAKE
Identity theft alleged: On Jan. 30, a village resident told police that since Aug. 29, 2016, she has noticed monthly charges of $46.52 being paid to a cellphone company. She named a suspect whom she believes the charges were coming from. The resident said approximately seven months ago, her son filed a stolen cellphone with the Kent Police Department. Since then, the resident said she believes the suspect she identified has paid the phone bill with the bank card that was left on file with the cellphone company. The resident said she paid her son's cellphone bill about a year ago and her bank card must have been saved on file, according to the report. The charges from August 2016 through January 2017 total $279.12, the report said. The resident said she contacted her bank to cancel the bank card and had the cellphone company disconnect the phone. She was given a booklet for identity theft victims. The case is under investigation.