Live-in lover arrested: A 32-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested and charged with domestic violence after his live-in girlfriend reported he grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face against the floor at 11:43 p.m. March 5. The woman had injuries to her cheek and chin, the police report said. The charge is a fourth-degree felony because of a previous conviction for domestic violence, police said. The man appeared in Stow Municipal Court on March 6 when bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000, according to court records. He posted bond the same day and was released from jail. He is scheduled to appear again in court on March 15. The victim did not require medical treatment, police said.
OVI, REFUSAL, HIT-SKIP
Sixth OVI: A 57-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was cited for OVI, refusal, hit-skip and willful and wanton disregard for safety after police say he drove his 2007 Hummer H3 off of Northampton Road near Theiss Road at 7:29 a.m. March 5, driving through two private properties, striking lawn furniture, a picnic table, a tree and three posts. Damage to the vehicle was functional. The extent of property damage was not in the report. According to court records, this is the man's sixth OVI since 1991.
Unsafe keeping: A resident of the 2900 block of Eighth Street reported someone forced open a small safe and took two rings valued at $2,000 between noon Jan. 1 and 2:21 p.m. March 3. There are leads, police said.
TAMPERING WITH COIN MACHINE, THEFT
Cleaned out: The owner of a self-serve laundry in the 1100 block of Tallmadge Road reported two men he did not know broke into his coin machine between 11:40 and 11:41 p.m. Feb. 26 and stole $400. The owner has video of the suspects.
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESSION
Weed of crime: A 39-year-old Falls man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and drug possession after police, while arresting him for OVI, found he had a small bag of suspected marijuana and a glass pipe with a burnt residue in his vehicle at 1:17 a.m. March 4 at Main Street and Sill Avenue.
Party/job interview halted: A 62-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a department store in the 400 block of Howe Avenue reported he concealed items to steal including alcohol and a men's suit jacket at 8:42 p.m. March 1. The store's loss would have been $66.48.
You screwed up: A 34-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft after an asset protection specialist for a hardware store on Howe Avenue reported he walked out of the store without paying for $174 worth of screws hidden in his coat at noon March 1.
Truck, trailer gone: A Stow man reported someone stole his $30,000 semi truck and trailer while it was parked with the keys in the ignition on a car lot in the 3400 block of State Road between 10 a.m. Feb. 28 and 8:15 a.m. March 1. Police said they have leads.
RESISTING ARREST, OBSTRUCTION
No-win situation: A 27-year-old Canton man was arrested and charged with obstructing official business and resisting arrest after police say he refused to pull over for officers while operating his vehicle near State Road and Portage Trail between 1:07 and 1:20 a.m. March 1. The man eventually stopped in a parking lot and attempted to enter a grocery store to avoid citations. Officers wrestled the man to the ground as he refused to be taken into custody. The man was intoxicated, according to the report. He was released to his father on 10 percent of $5,000 bond.