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Published: August 21, 2016 12:00 AM

-- Stow --


Man pleads guilty: An Akron man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and aggravated menacing charges in Stow Municipal Court Aug. 15 in connection with an incident at a store in Kent Road's 4400 block in April, during which a store employee reported the man threatened her as he took beer totaling $120 in value from the store and left in a vehicle.

The man was arrested at the Stow Police Department Aug. 15 and taken to the court. According to Stow Municipal Court records, after his guilty plea, he was given a 120-day suspended sentence and fined $1,250, of which $1,050 was suspended.

Store employee says merchandise taken: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 24, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 3200 block reported the man took more than $50 worth of miscellaneous merchandise from the store Aug. 12. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

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Residents report thefts from vehicles: Two residents reported Aug. 10 that someone took items from unlocked vehicles while they were outside their homes in Friar Road's 4900 block during the night.

A woman reported someone took a $112 GPS unit from her vehicle. A man reported someone took his juvenile daughter's driver's license and six gift cards totaling $45 in value from her vehicle. The man said he believes the theft may have taken place at about 2:30 a.m. because the family dog began barking at that time for no apparent reason.

Girl accused of taking makeup: An Akron girl, 15, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported the girl left the store with makeup valued at about $150 Aug. 10. The girl was given a summons to appear in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to her mother.

Employee said girl hid clothing: A Cuyahoga Falls girl, 16, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported Aug. 10 that the girl took nearly $50 worth of clothing into a store fitting room, tied the clothing around her waist, hid it under her sweatshirt and tried to leave the store with it. The girl was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to her mother.

Breaking and entering

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Door knob broken: A real estate agent reported discovering Aug. 13 that someone broke off a door knob, causing about $20 in damage, on a garage door of a vacant home in Cheval Circle's 4100 block during the previous few days. Police said it did not appear the garage was entered.

Dirt bike stolen from garage: A man reported Aug. 9 that someone broke into his garage in Franklin Road's 3500 block through unspecified means since the evening before and stole a $5,000 dirt bike. Police said the investigation is ongoing, but there are no suspects.

Storage lockers broken into: A Lake Point Court man reported July 17 that someone broke into a male relative's storage locker at a storage facility in Hudson Drive's 4300 block during the previous week and stole items. Police said several other storage lockers were also broken into, with the padlocks cut off, and items totaling approximately $3,160 in value belonging to the Lake Point man, another Stow man and a Hudson man and woman were stolen. Missing property, said police, included an outboard boat motor, a metal detector, a television set, a GPS unit, a soundbar, and furniture, including a television stand, a two-piece chaise sectional, a sofa and a rocker recliner. Police said they had no leads.

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Man stopped on Graham Road: A Barberton man, 45, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and blood alcohol content over the legal limit of 0.08 percent after he was stopped in Graham Road's 3000 block at about 12:35 p.m. Aug. 8. Police said the man's BAC measured at 0.197 percent. He was released after his arrest on a personal bond. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charges Aug. 11.


Boy charged after leaving home: A Stow boy, 14, was charged with unruliness and drug paraphernalia possession after his parents reported he left home without permission after refusing to show his father what he had in his backpack Aug. 8. Police said they found a marijuana pipe in the backpack. The boy was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his father.

-- Munroe Falls --

Missing person

Man found safe: Police said they began a search after responding to a report that a 77-year-old South Carolina man with Alzheimer's disease had driven away while visiting a Munroe Falls home in the late afternoon Aug. 15. Police said the man was found unharmed at a restaurant in Massillon the next day.

Attempted theft

Suspects get away: An employee of a Northmoreland Avenue store reported he saw two unknown suspects putting several items into purses while the employee was watching a store security monitor in a store office Aug. 14. The employee said that when he confronted the suspects, they took the items out of their purses, argued with him, then left without the merchandise in a vehicle. Police said they searched the area, but were unable to find the vehicle.

Use of illegal

license plates

License plates did not belong on vehicle: A Stow woman, 23, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor use of illegal license plates after she was stopped on North River Road near Hiwood Avenue at about 2:45 a.m. Aug. 11. The woman was given a summons to appear in Munroe Falls Mayor's Court and released.

Traffic accident

Woman injured in accident: A 55-year-old Stow man was cited with assured clear distance ahead after police said his vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by a 35-year-old Stow woman as she was slowing down in traffic while southbound on South Main Street at about 3:35 p.m. Aug. 10.

Police said Munroe Falls EMS transported the woman to a hospital for reported non-incapacitating injuries. The man did not report any injuries, police said, and both vehicles sustained minor damage.

Disorderly conduct

Man cited after fight: A Kent man, 46, was cited with minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct after police responded to a report that the man was fighting with a Cuyahoga Falls man at a South Main Street business in the late morning Aug. 10. The two men are described in a police report as acquaintances. Police said that after speaking with witnesses and looking at business security video of the incident, they decided to cite the Kent man.

Driving under suspension

Suspected marijuana found in vehicle: An Akron man, 38, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor driving under suspension and minor misdemeanor marijuana possession after police stopped his vehicle on North Main Street at Gaylord Drive at about 8:25 p.m. Aug. 10. The man was summoned to appear in Munroe Falls Mayor's Court and released.

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