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Published: June 4, 2017 12:00 AM



Resident hears glass breaking: Police responded to Norton Road's 2800 block after a resident reported someone tried to break into the home at a little before 2 p.m. May 26.

Police said a household member reported hearing the doorbell ring several times, but did not answer it. Then she said she heard a glass breaking and believed the person who rang the doorbell was breaking in.

At about that time, another household member arrived home and saw the suspect's vehicle in the driveway. Police said the suspect then fled in the vehicle and they searched the area, but could not find it.

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The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with short cropped light brown hair and wearing an Ohio State University hoodie.

The vehicle is described as an older silver car with possibly an Indiana license plate in back and no license plate in front.

Criminal damaging

Basement found flooded: A woman reported that when she came home from a trip May 13, she discovered someone had opened up a spigot outside her home in Highland Avenue's 3800 block during the previous eight days and water leaked into her basement, flooding it.

A police report did not include a damage estimate. Police said there are no suspects.

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Package stolen from mailbox: A woman reported discovering May 12 that someone took a package containing clothing of an unspecified value from her home's mailbox in Wyndham Ridge Drive's 3800 block after it was delivered May 6.

The woman said she also reported the theft to the U.S. Postal Service.


Badge reported stolen: A man reported May 12 that someone took a private investigator badge of unspecified value from his home in Fishcreek Road's 3900 block during the previous week. Police said the investigation is closed.


Bicycle stolen at high school: A Stow boy reported someone took his bicycle of unspecified value from a bike rack in front of Stow-Munroe Falls High School during the morning or early afternoon May 10.

Police said the bike was not secured with a lock.


Packages stolen from apartment mailboxes: Police responded to a condominium development on Mannington Boulevard and Waterford Circle after the development's manager reported someone had been stealing packages from some residents' mailboxes during the previous two weeks.

Police said items reported stolen included medical supplies, boxing equipment, a wedding book and a cell phone of unspecified values.

Police said there are no suspects and they advised the manager to arrange having packages delivered somewhere other than the mailboxes.


Boy charged in cell phone theft: A 15-year-old Cuyahoga Falls boy was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the boy took a teacher's cell phone from the Stow-Munroe Falls High School wrestling room in the morning May 9.

The boy was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and was not taken into custody.


Woman scammed out of $2,000: A Stow woman reported that after a man claiming to work for the IRS called her May 9 and told her she owed $2,000 in federal income taxes, the woman sent the man through unspecified means two $1,000 store gift cards as payment.


Chainsaw stolen from home: An employee of a Seasons Road landscaping business reported May 9 that someone took a chainsaw of unspecified value after it was accidentally left at a home in Chatwood Drive's 4400 block in late April.


Identity theft

Account opened in 2000: A North Gilwood Drive woman reported discovering May 10 that someone used her personal information to open a credit account in 2000, when the woman was only about 12.


Criminal mischief

Fireworks set off at school: A 15-year old Stow boy was charged with criminal mischief after an administrator at Echo Hills Elementary School reported the boy set off fireworks near the school's front door, blowing a doorbell off a wall, in the early evening May 8.

The boy was released to his mother pending notification of a Summit County Juvenile Court date.


Receiving stolen property

Stolen credit cards used: An Akron man reported that someone used his credit card to make unspecified purchases at a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block and a gas station in Graham Road's 1000 block after his wallet containing the card was stolen in Akron earlier in the evening May 7.

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