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Passing bad checks
Woman failed to make good on check: An Akron woman, 22, was arrested at the Stow Police Department Nov. 22 on a first-degree misdemeanor passing bad checks charge in connection with a complaint that she paid for an approximately $400 purchase from a store in Kent Road's 4300 block this past April with a check that was returned by the bank due to insufficient funds. According to court records, the charge was filed in July and a warrant issued for her arrest after she failed to respond to requests by the store that she pay for the purchase.
The woman was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Car scratched: A woman reported Nov. 22 that someone scratched her car while it was in her driveway in Kent Road's 3400 block during the previous few days. A damage estimate was not included in a police report.
Girl charged: A Stow girl, 17, was charged with drug abuse, underage tobacco possession and unruliness after a guardian reported Nov. 21 that the girl was in possession of suspected marijuana and cigarettes. The girl was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court. She was not taken into custody.
Man caught in vehicle: A Streetsboro man, 30, was charged with second-degree misdemeanor attempted theft and fourth-degree misdemeanor vehicle trespass after a another man reported finding the man rummaging through items in his vehicle while it was parked outside his home in Williamsburg Drive's 4200 block at about 10:40 p.m. Nov. 20. The Streetsboro man was released on a personal bond and according to Stow Municipal Court records, he pleaded not guilty to the charges on Nov. 22.
Woman pleads guilty: A Kent woman, 22, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the woman took clothing and a cell phone charger totaling more than $350 in value from a store in Kent Road's 4200 block on Nov. 19. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman pleaded guilty to the charge on Nov. 28 and was fined $1,000, of which $900 was suspended.
Computer reported stolen from school: A Stow girl, 16, was charged with misdemeanor theft after her mother reported finding a laptop computer of unspecified value that belongs to the Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools at her home Nov. 18. Police said a Stow-Munroe Falls High School administrator confirmed that the computer had been stolen from the school during the previous week. The girl, who was not taken into custody, was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court.
Pain medication stolen: An Oldham Way man reported someone took 52 tablets of a prescription pain medication from his home between 8 a.m. and a little after 9 p.m. on Nov. 17. The man said the owner and two employees of a cleaning company had been in the home that day. Police said all three denied any wrongdoing and the man also said that the home had been unoccupied and unlocked for part of the day as well. Police said the investigation is closed and no charges have been filed.
Receiving stolen property
Stolen GPS unit recovered: An Arndale Road man, 35, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property and misdemeanor charges of failure to reinstate a driver's license following suspension and two counts of driving under suspension after police said they stopped the man on Baumberger Road at Dallas Drive at about 4 p.m. Nov. 21 and found a GPS device of unspecified value in his vehicle that had been reported stolen from a motor home on Springdale Road in late September.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded guilty to the receiving stolen property and failure to reinstate charges on Nov. 21 and was fined $400. The driving under suspension charges were dismissed.
Fraudulent purchase reported: A Turf Paradise Drive man reported Nov. 18 that someone in Cincinnati charged $516 against his credit card since the day before. The man said the card's provider would credit the money to his account and send him a new card. Police said the provider is investigating.
Leaves set on fire: Two Stow boys, ages 16 and 14, were charged with first-degree misdemeanor arson after police said an investigation determined that the boys set two piles of leaves on fire in an Orchard Drive trailer park at about 9 p.m. Nov. 17. No property damage was reported. The boys were referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court and each was released to a parent.
Operating a vehicle under the influence
Man allegedly resisted arrest: An Akron man, 35, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content refusal, resisting arrest and open container after Stow police stopped his vehicle on Graham Road at Dover Road in Silver Lake at about 10:50 p.m. Nov. 17. Police said the man resisted as they were handcuffing him. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Man charged with multiple OVI charges: A Munroe Falls man, 19, was charged with separate first-degree misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of meth, cocaine and marijuana, as well as minor misdemeanor weaving, after police said they stopped his vehicle in Graham Road's 2400 block at about 1:10 a.m. Nov. 15. Police said a urine test indicated the presence of all three drugs in his system. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
A second Munroe Falls man, 24, a passenger in the vehicle, was cited with disorderly conduct while intoxicated and drug paraphernalia possession, both minor misdemeanors. Police said they found the man in possession of a pipe containing suspected marijuana residue.