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Published: January 8, 2017 12:00 AM

-- Munroe Falls --

Traffic accidents

Woman crosses lane line: A Chelenham Lane woman, 51, was cited with marked lanes after police said that while she was northbound on Route 91 at about 11:20 a.m. Dec. 29. she crossed into the left turn lane approaching Munroe Falls Avenue and struck the rear passenger side of a vehicle driven by a Pennsylvania man. Police said there were no reported injuries and damage to both vehicles was minor.

Woman strikes rear of vehicle: A Kent woman, 20, was cited with assured clear distance ahead after her vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by a Munroe Falls woman who was stopped at the Route 91 railroad tracks while southbound at about 11:25 a.m. Dec. 22. Police said there were no reported injuries and damages to both vehicles was minor.

Man backs into vehicle: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 31, was cited with improper starting and backing after police said he accidentally backed his vehicle into the front of a vehicle driven by another Cuyahoga Falls man while they were stopped for a red light on Munroe Falls Avenue at Route 91 at about 7:15 a.m. Dec. 22. Police said there were no reported injuries and damages to both vehicles was minor.

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-- Stow --

Theft

Theft reported at store: An Akron man, 27, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the man took merchandise of unspecified value from a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block Dec. 27. The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released.

Socks and perfume reported stolen: A Toledo woman, 20, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the woman took socks and perfume totaling nearly $115 in value from a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block on Dec. 23. The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court date and released.

Woman pleads guilty: A Kent woman, 34, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the woman took food and clothing products totaling about $300 in value from a store in Kent Road's 4400 block Dec. 22. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman pleaded guilty to the charge Dec. 27 and was fined $750, of which $650 was suspended.

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Woman allegedly stole makeup: A Kent woman, 23, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the woman took makeup totaling nearly $100 in value from a store in Kent Road's 4400 block Dec. 22. The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released. According to court records, she pleaded not guilty to the charge Jan. 3.

Unruliness

Boy took vehicle: A 17-year-old Stow boy was charged with unruliness after his parents reported he argued with them, then left home without permission in a vehicle Dec. 25. Police said the boy was found in the parked vehicle down the street from his home. He was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his father.

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Woman gets into accident: A Young Road woman, 61, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit and assured clear distance ahead after police said that while she was driving east in Arndale Road's 1200 block at about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 24, her vehicle struck an unoccupied vehicle parked at the side of the road, which was then pushed into the rear of a second unoccupied parked vehicle.

No injuries were reported to the woman.

Damage to the second vehicle struck was described in a police report as minor, while the the woman's vehicle and the vehicle she struck sustained more serious damages, but were functioning.

Police said the woman's BAC level measured at 0.156 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The woman was released on a personal bond. According to Stow Municipal Court records, she pleaded not guilty to the charges Dec. 28.

Drug possession

Police K-9 indicates presence of drugs: An Akron man, 46, was charged with two counts of fifth-degree felony drug possession, and single counts of misdemeanor drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, expired license plates and tinted windows after police stopped his vehicle on Fishcreek Road near Maplehurst Drive at about 9:30 p.m. Dec. 22.

Police said that after police K-9 Spectrum indicated the presence of narcotics in the man's vehicle, they found meth, ecstasy, marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man did not enter a plea to the felonies and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors Dec. 27 and was released from Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $7,500 bond the next day. His case was sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program on Jan. 3.

Criminal mischief

Petroleum jelly put onto vehicle: A Stow girl, 17, was charged with criminal mischief and violating curfew after a man reported the girl put petroleum jelly onto his vehicle while it was in his driveway in Seneca Street's 3700 block at about 1:15 a.m. Dec. 18. The girl and another 17-year-old Stow girl with her were also charged with a curfew violation. The girls were referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to their mothers.

Assault

Women turn themselves in: A North Gilwood Drive woman, 26, and a Ravenna woman, 23, both charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault, turned themselves in to the Stow Police Department Dec. 15 in connection with an alleged assault in October.

According to a police report, a Cuyahoga Falls woman reported that the two women assaulted her in a parking lot in Fishcreek Road's 4000 block late in the evening Oct. 27. The Cuyahoga Falls woman suffered an apparent minor injury that she refused treatment for, the report said. Police said several people witnessed the incident and the Stow woman and Ravenna woman left the scene before they arrived.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, warrants for their arrest were issued Nov. 14. Both women pleaded not guilty to the charges Dec. 15 and were released on personal bonds.

Identity fraud

Woman reports fraudulent utility account: An Echo Valley Drive woman reported discovering Dec. 14 that someone in Detroit used her personal information to open an electrical utility account in early November. The woman said she had already spoken to the utility company and is not being held responsible for any billed charges.


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