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Published: March 19, 2017 12:00 AM

-- MUNROE FALLS --

Drug possession

Woman cited outside business: A Cuyahoga Falls woman, 31, was cited with misdemeanor drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession and driving under suspension after a Munroe Falls police officer saw her drive into a Northmoreland Avenue business' parking lot and determined she was driving with a suspended license through a computer check of her license plate number at about 6:20 p.m. March 13. Police said they found a small amount of suspected marijuana and a marijuana pipe in her vehicle. She was summoned to appear in Munroe Falls Mayor's Court and released.

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-- STOW --

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Man charged after accident: A 57-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content test refusal, failure to control and marked lanes following a one-vehicle accident on Graham Road at Hudson Drive at about 3:35 a.m. March 12.

Police said that after making a left turn off Hudson onto Graham, his vehicle struck a curb on the south side of Graham, went up over the curb and continued east into a parking lot. No injuries were reported to the man. The passenger side front tire of the man's vehicle was blown out and the wheel rim was damaged, said police. The man was released after his arrest on a personal bond.

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According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charges March 15.

Man arrested during traffic stop: An Akron man, 28, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit, weaving and open container after police stopped his vehicle on Graham Road at Lakeview Boulevard at about 12:40 a.m. March 12. Police said the man's BAC level measured at 0.154 percent, nearly double the 0.08-percent legal limit. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Improper handling

of a firearm

Gun found during traffic stop: A 21-year-old Akron man was charged with fourth-degree felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor charges of driving under suspension, marijuana possession, open container, and no rear license plate light after police stopped his vehicle in Darrow Road's 3700 block at about 3:35 a.m. March 11. Police said that after police K-9 Mingo alerted to the presence of drugs in the man's vehicle, they found a loaded 9mm handgun, a small amount of marijuana and an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man did not enter a plea to the felony and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors and was released from Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $10,000 bond on March 13.

Disorderly conduct

Threatening text messages reported: A 16-year-old Stow girl was charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to a report that while the girl was in class at Stow-Munroe Falls High School March 9, she sent a photo of a teacher and text messages threatening the teacher to another student. The teacher reported the messages were sent shortly after the girl became angry with her when she told the girl to go to the class. The girl was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and was not taken into custody.

Criminal damaging

Home hit by BBs: A man reported that someone fired BBs at his front window and glass front door, causing unspecified damage, in King Drive's 1900 block at a little after 8 p.m. March 5.

Car window smashed: An Echo Valley Drive woman, 24, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor criminal damaging after a Greene County man reported she struck his vehicle's rear window, smashing it, with her hand as he was backing out of a driveway in Gilwood Drive's 4300 block at a little before 8 p.m. March 3. Police said man did not see the woman, who was running by, and she said she hit the window to get his attention after he nearly struck her with the vehicle. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman pleaded guilty to the charge March 10, but had not yet been sentenced as of March 16.

Theft

Trash and recycling containers stolen: A man reported March 4 that someone stole a trash container and a recycling container of unspecified value from outside his home in Elmwood Avenue's 2000 block during the previous two days.

Gun stolen: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 18, was charged with third-degree felony theft after a Maplewood Road man reported discovering Feb. 27 that his 9 mm handgun was missing from his home and that he believed the Cuyahoga Falls man had taken it during the previous few days. Police said they arrested the Cuyahoga Falls man at the Stow man's home and recovered the gun.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the Cuyahoga Falls man did not enter a plea to the charge Feb. 28 and his case was sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program on March 7. He was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $20,000 bond as of March 16.

Drug trafficking

Marijuana found in vehicle: A 21-year-old Akron man was charged with fifth-degree felony drug trafficking, first-degree misdemeanor driving without a license, and minor misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after police conducted a computer check of his license plate number, found he was driving without a license, and stopped him on Graham Road at Oak Road at about 2:40 a.m. March 3. Police said they found 41 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and a marijuana grinder in the man's vehicle.

According to Stow Muncipal Court records, the man did not enter a plea to the felony and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors March 3 and was released from Summit County Jail on a personal bond. His case was sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program Match 9.

Fraud

Man reports auction account hacked: A Pemberton Drive man reported discovering March 1 that someone in New Jersey had purchased several watches totaling $371 in value through an account the man has with an online auction site after the site sent the man an email congratulating him on winning the auction. Police said the purchase price was charged to the man's credit card account on file with the auction site.

Stow police said they contacted police in New Jersey and that they would investigate. The man said his credit card provider reimbursed him for the purchase amount.

Burglary

Home broken into: A woman reported someone broke into her home in Kenneth Road's 4200 block while no one was at home during the day Feb. 27 and took two game controllers of unspecified value and an unspecified amount of cash. Police said the side door of the home's attached garage was forced open, causing damage to the door frame.

The woman reported the next day that someone may have tried to break into the home again while no one was at home during the day. Police said they found what appeared to be a pry mark on a rear sliding door.


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