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Published: December 11, 2016 12:00 AM

-- Munroe Falls --

Drug possession

Police K-9 indicates drug in vehicle: A Lorain County woman, 19, was cited with marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession, both minor misdemeanors, after police said they stopped to investigate a vehicle the woman was a passenger in while it was parked in Brust Park at about 12:30 a.m. Nov. 30. Police said that after police K-9 Ryot indicated the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, they found the woman was in possession of a small amount of marijuana, a marijuana pipe and a marijuana grinder. No charges or citations were reported against two Tallmadge men in the vehicle with the woman.

Traffic accident

Deer hits vehicle: A Portage County woman reported that while she was driving west in North River Road's 200 block at about 7:50 a.m. Nov. 27, a deer ran out of a wooded area and into the passenger side of her vehicle. No injuries were reported, but the deer's condition was not specified in a police report. The car sustained damage, but was fuctional, police said.

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-- Stow --

Curfew violation

Boys found in vehicle: Three Stow boys, all 16, were charged with violating curfew after police found them in a vehicle parked in Oregon Trails Park at about 12:25 a.m. Dec. 3. The boys were referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to responsible adults.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

Boy takes father's vehicle: A 13-year-old Stow boy was charged with misdemeanor charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, unruliness and underage tobacco possession after his father reported the boy took his vehicle from their home Dec. 2. Police said the boy drove to his mother's Stow home, where he was arrested. He was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his father.

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Disorderly conduct

Man charged at store: A Mac Drive man, 53, was charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct while intoxicated while he was at a store in Fishcreek Road's 4000 block in the late afternoon Dec. 1. He was given a summons to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released. According to court records, the man pleaded guilty Dec. 6 and was fined $100.


Vehicle reported stolen: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported Nov. 28 that someone took her Mercedes Benz SUV while it was in the driveway of a home in Lynnwood Drive's 2100 block during the previous two days. A police report did not indicate whether the vehicle was locked or had its keys in it.

Girls charged with shoplifting: An Akron girl and a Silver Lake girl, both 16, were charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the girls took car air fresheners, pregnancy tests and phone chargers of unspecified value from a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block Nov. 28. The girls were referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court and each was released to a parent.

Suspects get away with clothing: An employee of a store in Kent Road's 4300 block reported that four unidentified female suspects took approximately $2,000 worth of clothing from the store Nov. 27. Police said the theft was witnessed by another employee and an Olmsted Falls man.

Man charged with felony theft: A South Euclid man, 33, was charged with fifth-degree felony theft and minor misdemeanor marijuana possession after police responded to a report that the man took miscellaneous merchandise, including electronics, totaling about $1,850 in value, from a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block on Nov. 27.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man did not enter a plea to the felony and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor on Nov. 28 and his case was sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program on Dec. 6. He was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $5,000 bond as of Dec. 8.

Package stolen from home: A woman reported discovering Nov. 23 that someone took a package containing cosmetics valued at $200 after it was delivered outside her home in Heron Springs Parkway's 900 block on Nov. 15.

Criminal mischief

Vehicle bumper damaged: A woman reported Nov. 26 that someone pried two small pieces off of her vehicle's front bumper and left them on the ground while the vehicle was outside her home in Wickley Avenue's 2200 block since the day before. Police said there were no suspects.

Arrest warrant

Man stopped while riding bike: A 32-year-old man, described in a police report as homeless, was found to be wanted by the Summit County Sheriff's Office on a felony drug charge after police said they stopped him while he was riding his bicycle in Darrow Road's 4900 block at about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 25. Police said they charged the man in Stow Municipal Court with misdemeanor charges of failing to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle, no lighted lights on a bicycle, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession, then turned him over to the sheriff's office.

Traffic accident

Wheelbarrow in the road: An Akron woman, 27, was cited with assured clear distance ahead after her vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by another Akron woman, who had slowed down to avoid a wheelbarrow on Route 8 northbound near Graham Road at about 5:20 p.m. Nov. 22.

Police said Cuyahoga Falls EMS took the woman whose vehicle was struck to Western Reserve Hospital for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. No injures were reported to the other woman. Police said the wheelbarrow fell off an unknown vehicle that left the area before the accident.

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