FLEEING AND ELUDING
Some appreciation: After a Cuyahoga Falls police officer spent more than an hour of his morning April 16 helping a 48-year-old city woman who had run out gas, she sped off at a high rate of speed and ran a stop sign at Anderson Road and Myrtle Avenue, according to the report. She failed to pull over for lights and sirens on Myrtle Avenue, the report continued, and almost hit a car on Bailey Road as she turned right on red. She turned left onto School Avenue reaching speeds of 45 miles per hour in a 25 zone and ran a stop sign at School Avenue and High Street. She passed a vehicle, left of center, that was turning left onto Portage Trail. The entire time, the officer pursued her with his lights on and sirens blaring. Pursuit was terminated, the report said, due to safety reasons and positive identification of the driver was made. She was later arrested and charged with failure to comply with order or signal from police officer (fleeing and eluding), a third-degree felony, along with five traffic violations. No injuries or damage to the vehicles was reported.
OVERDOSE, MARIJUANA POSSESSION, PARAPHERNALIA
Two charged: Police and fire responded to the 1800 block of Schiller Avenue on a report of an unresponsive male shortly after 7 p.m. April 15. Paramedics revived a 20-year-old Akron man using Narcan and transported him to Western Reserve Hospital. During the course of their investigation, police found in plain view at the scene multiple items of marijuana paraphernalia and drug paraphernalia including pipes, a grinder, scale, spoon and cigars. Police charged the man's girlfriend, 21, and a resident of the address, with possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Her boyfriend was charged with drug paraphernalia. Pills were sent to the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation for testing; additional charges are pending.
ASSAULT, COMPLICITY TO ASSAULT
After-hours brawl: Two Akron males, 34 and 15, were arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree misdemeanor assault and aggravated trespassing, after police say they each caused physical harm to two fast-food employees inside a restaurant in the 300 block of Howe Avenue at 11:40 p.m. April 14. The man punched a 55-year-old male employee in the face and head, the boy punched a 43-year-old female worker in the back of the head, and together they punched a 20-year-old female employee in the back after dragging her across the counter, according to the report. The man's wife and boy's cousin, a 28-year-old Akron woman, was arrested and charged with four counts of complicity to assault, a first-degree misdemeanor, after police determined she let them in after the eatery had been closed for the night and locked, resulting in her husband and cousin assaulting her co-workers inside. No injuries were reported, according to police.
Cellar dweller: A resident of the 1500 block of Northmoreland Boulevard reported someone has been sleeping in her basement between 1 p.m. March 27 and 6 p.m. April 14. There were no signs of forced entry, and she believes entry was made through an open kitchen window, the report said. She reported she was missing groceries and a set of keys to the house. She went into the basement on April 14, the report said, and found bedding and personal items, but no one was there. The value of the stolen items is approximately $17. The suspect did not return to the home after the report was made. There is a suspect and the resident plans to press charges.
Missing medication: A resident of the 800 block of Myrtle Avenue reported someone entered her unlocked house and stole medication out of her cupboard between 6 p.m. April 11 and 7:45 p.m. April 13. There are no leads.
Found in car, transported: A 20-year-old Akron woman was transported to the hospital after police found her semi-conscious and slumped over the steering wheel of her car while it was parked at a Howe Avenue hardware store at 2:42 p.m. April 13. Suspected narcotics were found in her car as well as drug paraphernalia, the report said. She was given an immunity hearing form and a Mayor's Court date.
DRUG TRAFFICKING, POSSESSION
Alleged drug dealer arrested: A 31-year-old Akron man was arrested at the VFW, 1581 Main St., after he sold half of a gram of heroin at 1:45 p.m. April 11, according to police. When police took him into custody they found he had approximately 2.4 grams of heroin. He was charged with drug trafficking, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of a controlled substance, a fourth-degree felony.
No leads in reported near-abduction: A 19-year-old Falls woman reported a tall, white male wearing black clothing, shoes and gloves grabbed her from behind at Sackett Avenue and 11th Street around 2:20 a.m. April 11 and then ran away when she tried to scream. There are no leads or suspects.