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Published: April 9, 2017 12:00 AM

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Theft

Bedspread stolen after delivery: A woman reported discovering April 2 that someone took a $120 bedspread from outside her home in Crestview Drive's 300 block after it was delivered March 17. The woman said that if she filed a police report, the company she purchased the bedspread from would reimburse her for the cost.

Drug possession

Man charged with felony: An Akron man, 19, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession and minor misdemeanor drug possession after police stopped a vehicle the man was a passenger in for a turn signal violation in Crestview Drive's 300 block at about 8:10 p.m. March 28.

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Police said that after the vehicle's driver, a Stow man, told them that the Akron man had drugs on him, they found a small amount of meth and marijuana on the Akron man. The Stow man was not charged or cited.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the Akron man did not enter a plea to the felony, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors and was released from Summit County Jail on a personal bond on March 29.

Traffic accident

Woman cited following collision: A Stow woman, 25, was cited with assured clear distance ahead after her vehicle struck the rear of a Mogadore man's vehicle while they were southbound on North Main Street near the railroad tracks at about 2 p.m. March 22. There were no reported injuries. Police said the woman's vehicle sustained minor front end damage. A hitch rack on the rear of the man's vehicle was bent, but it protected the vehicle from damage, police said.

Unruliness

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School reports boy not following rules: A 13-year-old Munroe Falls boy was charged with unruliness after Kimpton Middle School staff reported March 22 that the boy had repeatedly not followed school rules and talked back to teachers since early in the school year. Police said that when they contacted the boy's mother, she told them that she had been having similar issues with him at home. The boy was referred to SDow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his mother.

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Improper handling of a firearm

Gun found during traffic stop: A 25-year-old Columbus man was charged with fourth-degree felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle after police stopped his vehicle in Arndale Road's 1600 block at about 6:15 p.m. April 1 and found a loaded pistol in his waistband.

Police said the man did not have a concealed carry permit. He was also cited with marked lanes, following too close, open container, and drug paraphernalia possession, all minor misdemeanors. Police said they found a marijuana pipe and an open alcoholic beverage container in the man's vehicle.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man did not enter a plea to the felony, pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors and was released from Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $5,000 bond on April 3.

Theft

Clothing taken from store: A Garrettsville man, 43, was charged with fifth-degree felony theft and a Streetsboro woman, 30, was charged with fifth-degree felony complicity to commit theft after an employee of a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block reported the man and woman left the store with clothing totaling a little over $1,000 in value on March 31. Police said they put the clothing into their vehicle and had returned to the store where they were arrested.

The man was also charged with second-degree misdemeanor drug abuse instruments possession in connection with a hypodermic needle found on him and the woman was also charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession in connection with a drug pipe found on her.

The man was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $7,500 bond as of April 6. The woman was released from the jail on a 10 percent of $5,000 bond on April 5.

Camera taken from car: A man reported March 24 that someone took a digital camera from his unlocked car while it was outside his home in Fishcreek Road's 4500 block during the night.

DVDs and electronics reported stolen: A Willoughby man, 26, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block reported the man took DVDs and electronics totaling nearly $150 in value March 20. The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released. According to court records, he pleaded not guilty to the charge March 29.

Boy ran from police: A Copley boy, 16, was charged with misdemeanor charges of theft and obstructing official business after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported the boy took two bandanas totaling $30 in value from the store. Police said the boy ran from them, but they were able to catch him. He was given a summons to appear in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his mother.

Money stolen from vehicle: A man reported March 16 that someone entered his vehicle while it was parked outside his home in Deercrest Path's 3100 block since the day before and took $550 in cash. The man said he was unsure whether the vehicle was locked.

Employee pleads guilty: An Akron man, 34, was charged with two counts of first-degree misdemeanor theft after the manager of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block that the man worked at reported March 8 that the man took a total of $150 over the previous few weeks.

The man was arrested at the Stow Police Department after Stow Municipal Court issued a warrant for his arrest. According to court records, he pleaded guilty to the charges March 23. He was fined $1,500, of which $1,300 was suspended.

Fleeing or eluding

Police chase speeding motorcycle: Stow police said they chased a speeding motorcyclist southbound on Route 91 after they were notified by Hudson police that the motorcyclist had gone through three red lights in Hudson at about 2:45 p.m. March 26.

Stow police said they spotted the motorcycle with the helmeted rider on Route 91 at Dauchy Lane. Police tried to initiate a traffic stop with lights and sirens, but the motorcycle accelerated quickly. Police said traffic was moderate, but at Route 91 and Beech Road, the motorcycle went left of the center line to go around other southbound vehicles.

The motorcycle turned left onto Route 59. Police said they saw it traveling at a high rate of speed at Sycamore Drive, going left of center to go around other westbound traffic. Police said they then broke off the pursuit and notified Silver Lake and Cuyahoga Falls police.

Police said the motorcycle had a Florida license plate, but they had no other information to identify the rider and the matter was closed.

Identity fraud

Items fraudulently purchased: A Maplewood Road man reported March 26 that someone used his personal information to fraudulently purchase a cell phone and wireless headphones of unspecified values from a store in New Jersey. Police said the matter is closed.

Medical fraud reported: An Abbey Circle man reported March 22 that someone used his personal information to attain nearly $110,000 in medical services at two medical facilities in Georgia since the beginning of February. Police said the medical facilities are investigating.

Criminal damaging

Window broken: A woman reported discovering March 25 that someone broke her garage's rear window in Franklin Road's 3500 block since the day before. The woman said she found a rock inside the garage near the window.

Mailbox damaged: A man reported March 24 that someone damaged his plastic mailbox of unspecified value outside his home in Progress Park Drive's 2700 block since the evening before. The man said this was the third time his mailbox was damaged in the previous few months. Police said there are no suspects.

Criminal mischief

Home struck with eggs: A man reported someone struck his home with several eggs in Kenneth Road's 4200 block at about 12:25 a.m. March 25. Police said there was no damage to the home.

The man said he heard something hit the front of the home and a vehicle with a loud exhaust leaving the area. When he went outside a short time later, he discovered the eggs on the front of his home, the man said. Police said that they did not see anything suspicious in the area when they were driving to the man's home or away from it afterwards.

Burglary

Woman reports cash and jewelry stolen: A woman reported March 24 that she believes someone entered her apartment in Kent Road's 3000 block a number of times over the previous year and took a total of around $1,000 in cash and several items of jewelry and some clothing of unspecified value. The woman said she locks her apartment door at night and when she is away from home, but there is never any sign of damage to it.

Police said there are no suspects and the investigation is closed, but they asked the woman to report any future incidents.

Numerous items taken from home: A woman reported March 23 that someone had entered her home in Falconswalk Court's 4000 block several times over the previous few months and took numerous items of unspecified value.

Items reported taken include antique coins; collectible trading cards; legal documents; various military items, including pins, patches and dog tags; miscellaneous clothing; assorted jewelry; two watches, one an antique; and tools, including some that are antiques.

A police report did not say how the home may have been entered and no damage was reported. Police said they are investigating.

Safecracking

Money stolen from safe: The district manager of a restaurant in Darrow Road's 4900 block reported March 23 that someone took $360 in cash from a locked safe in a restaurant office during the night. No property damage was reported. Police said they are investigating.

Misuse of a credit card

Woman reports fraudulent transactions: A McTaggart Road woman reported discovering March 23 that someone used her bank card information to make two purchases from California companies totaling more than $1,200 in value. Police said that one company provided them with a Massachusetts shipping address.

Police said that because the incident involved other states, they would not be able to investigate. The woman said her bank card has been cancelled.

Making false alarms

False suicide call made: A 15-year-old Stow boy was charged with misdemeanor making false alarms to an emergency agency after police said he made a "prank" call to a suicide hotline, falsely claiming he was going to jump off a bridge March 22. Stow police said multiple police departments were involved in an investigation that resulted in identifying the boy and determining the call was fraudulent. The boy was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court. He was not arrested.

Receiving stolen property

Cash and jewelry recovered: An Akron woman, 34, was charged with fifth-degree felony receiving stolen property after police responded to a reported disturbance at a home in Cherryhurst Drive's 4400 block at about 8 a.m. March 22.

Police said that while investigating, they discovered that the woman had in her possession $600 in cash and a silver ring and watch totaling about $2,800 in value without permission of the owner, a Twinsburg man who was also at the home.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman was released from Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $5,000 bond on March 23. An arrest warrant was issued for the woman after she failed to appear in court April 4, according to court records.

FRAUD

Woman scammed: A Stow woman reported March 15 that she was scammed out of $4,680 in connection with a dog sitting job she was seeking.

The woman said she had posted information about herself online to advertise herself as available for dog sitting jobs and was contacted via email by a woman who told her that she would soon be moving from Buffalo, N.Y. to Ohio and needed a dog sitter. The Stow woman was sent a check for $2,840 and told to deposit it in her bank account, keep $500 for herself and send a check for $2,340 to a business in St. Louis for unspecified purchases.

The Stow woman said the other woman then called and falsely claimed that the check she sent could not be cashed, so she sent another check for $2,340 to the other woman, who cashed it. The Stow woman said she then realized she had been scammed.

Police said they determined that the other woman's phone number actually had a Texas area code. Police said they told the Stow woman that they would not be able to conduct a complete investigation because multiple states are involved. The Stow woman said the bank is looking into the matter and she is hoping for a refund.

MENACING

Man reports threats: A Fishcreek Road man, 30, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor menacing after a Stow man reported March 12 that the Fishcreek man threatened him.

The Fishcreek man was arrested at his home March 18 after Stow Municipal Court issued an arrest warrant. He was given a court date and released on a personal bond.


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