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Police Blotter

Published: August 7, 2016 12:00 AM

-- Stow --


Fraudulent charges reported: A Hillcrest Drive woman reported July 29 that someone in Cleveland charged nearly $420 in transactions to her credit card account. Police said there were no leads.

Computer hacked: A Stow man reported July 25 that he was scammed out of $400 after he called a number that popped up on his computer screen claiming his computer was infected and it turned out his computer was hacked by those he paid to clean it.

Man scammed by fake grandson: A Stow man reported July 13 that he was scammed out of $4,000 by someone who called, claimed to be his grandson and that he needed the man to provide eight $500 online music service gift cards in order for the suspect to get out of jail.

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Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Man stopped on Steels Corners Road: An Aurora man, 57, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and blood alcohol content over the legal limit after he was stopped in Steels Corners Road's 900 block at about 7:50 p.m. July 29. Police said the man's BAC level measured at 0.161 percent, about double the 0.08-percent legal limit.

The man was released after his arrest on a personal bond. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charges Aug. 2.

Public intoxication

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Man found on sidewalk: A Virginia man, 37, was cited with minor misdemeanor public intoxication after police responded to a report that the man was lying unconscious on the sidewalk in Steels Pointe Drive's 4300 block at about 10 p.m. July 29. Police said the man was slow to respond and his speech was slurred. He was released to a friend, police said.


Woman claimed to be sister: An Akron woman, 60, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft and second-degree misdemeanor obstructing official business after an employee of a store in Norton Road's 1700 block reported the woman exited the store without paying for about $450 in groceries in a shopping cart July 28. Police said the woman misidentified herself as her own sister.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman pleaded guilty to the charges July 28, was given a 30-day suspended sentence and fined $1,250.

Purse stolen from vehicle: A Stow woman reported someone smashed her locked vehicle's side window and took her $80 leather purse while the vehicle was in the parking lot of the woman's place of employment in Bridgewater Parkway's 4100 block between 5 and 8 p.m. July 27. Police said the purse contained $300 in cash, a credit card and driver's license. Damages were estimated at $200 and no fraudulent charges to the credit card were reported. Police said there were no known witnesses.

Change stolen from vehicle: A Ravenna man reported July 26 that someone forced down his convertible's side window and took about $8 in change while the vehicle was in a residential parking lot in Orchard Drive's 3500 block since the day before. Police said damages were estimated at about $100.

License plate stolen: A woman reported July 26 that someone took her vehicle's rear temporary license plate while the vehicle was either outsider her home in Sanford Avenue's 3400 block or at her Akron place of employment since the day before.

Boy allegedly took traffic cone: A Cuyahoga Falls boy, 17, was charged with misdemeanor theft after a man reported the boy took a traffic cone of unknown value from in front of his neighbor's home in King Drive's 1900 block at about 2:25 p.m. Police said the boy admitted to taking the cone. He was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his father.

Failure to comply

Man did not immediately stop: A Crawford County man, 51, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and driving under suspension after police said he did not immediately stop when they used lights and sirens at about 6:55 p.m. July 26. Police said they tried to stop the vehicle on Hudson Drive at Graham Road, but he did not stop until he was on Hudson Drive, a little north of the Route 8 overpass. He was then released on a personal bond.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, a warrant was issued for the man's arrest after he failed to appear in court July 29.

Attempted burglary

Man sees suspect run away: A man reported someone tried to enter his home after he heard an exterior door knob being pulled and turned at about 10:10 p.m. July 25. The man said he turned on an outside light, opened the door and saw someone running away. Police said several officers searched the area and were unable to find anyone suspicious. There were no similar reports in the area, police said.

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Traffic accident

Tire falls off vehicle: A Frederick Drive man, 33, was cited with driving an unsafe vehicle after police said his vehicle's front tire fell off while the vehicle was westbound in Munroe Falls Avenue's 200 block at about 1 p.m. July 29 and struck the front bumper of an eastbound vehicle driven by a Cuyahoga Falls man. Police said no injuries were reported. The Frederick man's vehicle was disabled and the Cuyahoga Falls man's vehicle sustained minor damage, police said.


Man warned not to park in lot: A Falls River Drive man reported July 27 that a Stow man had repeatedly parked in the Silver Valley Homeowner's Association's tennis courts parking lot to walk down to the Cuyahoga River and kept spinning his vehicle's tires when leaving the newly graded gravel lot over the previous 10 days. Police said they told the Stow man that if he wanted to visit the river, he should park at Brust Park off North Main Street and that if he parked in the tennis courts lot again, he would be charged with criminal trespassing. The man said he was unaware the lot was private property, police said.

Village of Silver Lake

Felonious assault, domestic violence

Woman accused of stabbing husband in arm: A 45-year-old Stow woman has been charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony, after police allege she stabbed her husband in his arm while they were traveling in a car through Silver Lake July 29.

The woman and her husband, a 44-year Stow man, were driving westbound on Graham Road in Silver Lake shortly after midnight July 29. The couple had an argument which police say led to the woman grabbing a pair of roofing scissors laying on the floor of the vehicle and allegedly stabbing her husband in the right arm while he was driving. The man continued to drive to the couple's home in Stow, dropped off his wife and then drove himself to the Akron General North Hospital Emergency Room in Stow, according to village police chief John Conley. The man was treated and released on July 29, according to Conley.

Stow Police initially responded to a call from the hospital, but then notified village police once it was determined the alleged assault occurred in Silver Lake, said Conley.

The 45-year-old woman was charged by Silver Lake Police and had a video arraignment in Stow Municipal Court on Aug. 2.

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