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POLICE REPORTS

Published: November 20, 2016 12:00 AM

-- Munroe Falls --

Traffic accidents

Man cited with failure to yield: A Spray Drive man, 85, was cited with failure to yield right-of-way after he struck the side of a vehicle driven by an Atwater woman while she was eastbound on Northmoreland Avenue and the man was making a left turn off Hunter Avenue at about 5:15 p.m. Nov. 15. Police said there were no reported injuries, and both vehicles sustained minor damage.

Man backed up into car: A Kent man, 58, was cited with improper starting and backing after, while stopped on Northmoreland Avenue at a traffic light at Route 91 at about 2:15 p.m. Nov. 14, he backed his vehicle up and struck the front of a vehicle driven by a Stow man that was stopped behind him. Police said there were no reported injuries, and both vehicles sustained minor damage.

Drug paraphernalia possession

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Pipe found in vehicle: A Stow woman, 20, was cited with minor misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after police stopped her vehicle in North River Road's 500 block at a little after midnight Nov. 15 for not having a rear license plate. Police said they found the license plate and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle.

Fraud

Fraudulent credit card account opened: A Guise Park Drive man reported Nov. 14 that someone used his personal information to apply for a credit card account. The man said $500 was charged to the account, but someone in Florida paid it off. The man said the account was closed, and he was filing a police report to document the incident.

Money transferred from account: A Partridge Drive man reported discovering Nov. 9 that someone in California transferred $1,244 from his bank account to another account the day before. The man said the bank would investigate and refund his money.

Suicide

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Body found on tennis court: Police said they responded to the Munroe Falls Metro Park after a jogger reported finding a Munroe Falls man dead on a tennis court at about noon Nov. 4. Police said they determined that the man died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head and they recovered a .357-magnum revolver containing an empty cartridge at the scene.

Police said it is unclear whether the man's suicide was connected with the sudden death of the man's nephew at his home several days earlier. Police said that early in the morning Oct. 31, the man's brother, who was visiting with his family from California, called police to report discovering that his 6-year-old son had died. Police said there was no indication of "trauma" or "suspicious activity" and the Summit County Medical Examiner's Office determined the boy's death was likely due to a medical condition.

-- Stow --

Criminal damaging

Mailbox struck: A woman reported Nov. 12 that someone struck and damaged her mailbox of unspecified value with an unknown object outside her home in Progress Park Drive's 2600 block since the day before.

Misuse of a credit card

Fraudulent charge reported: A Lillian Road woman reported discovering Nov. 9 that some charged an approximately $80 purchase against her credit card at a store in Pennsylvania in early October.

Criminal simulation

Counterfeit bills found: An employee of a store in Kent Road's 4300 block reported the discovery Nov. 5 that someone used two counterfeit $50 bills to make purchases during the previous week. Police said there are no suspects.

Public indecency

Man seen in vehicle: A 19-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was charged with third-degree misdemeanor public indecency after a Franklin Township woman reported seeing the man sitting in his car masturbating while the car was in the parking lot of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block at about 5:20 p.m. Nov. 4. Police said the man drove away before they arrived, but they were able to identify him after the woman provided his license plate number and he turned himself in at the Stow Police Department Nov. 10. He was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Vehicle trespass

Vehicle entered outside home: A man reported Nov. 4 that someone entered his unlocked vehicle while it was parked outside his home in Kingsdale Drive's 1900 block during the night. The man said property was disturbed in the vehicle, but nothing appeared missing.

Criminal mischief

Park restroom spray painted: A Stow police officer reported that while on on patrol at about 4 a.m. Nov. 4, he discovered that someone had sprayed paint in the men's restroom at Adell Durbin Park. The officer said he searched the area, but did not find any suspects or additional signs of criminal activity.

Deception to obtain a prescription drug

Prescription reported to be fraudulent: An employee of a pharmacy in Hudson Drive's 3500 block reported the discovery Nov. 1 that someone had called in and picked up a fraudulent prescription for a cough medication the day before. The employee said that on Nov. 1, someone using a different name and a different doctor's name, but believed to be the same person, called in a prescription for the same medication. That second prescription was not reported to have been picked up. The pharmacy employee said that after the second prescription was called in, the pharmacy checked with the physicians whose names had been used and confirmed the prescriptions were fraudulent.


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