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Published: December 18, 2016 12:00 AM

-- Munroe Falls --

Telecommunications harassment

Man reports unwanted contact: A 61-year-old Amherst man was charged with first-degree misdemeanor telecommunications harassment after a Munroe Falls man reported Dec. 11 that the Amherst man persisted in contacting him. Police said it was an ongoing situation that the Munroe Falls man initially reported earlier this year.

Police said the Amherst man turned himself in at the Munroe Falls Police Department on Dec. 13. According to Stow Municipal Court records, he pleaded not guilty to the charge the next day and was released from Cuyahoga Falls City Jail on a personal bond.

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Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Woman charged during traffic stop: A Tallmadge woman, 59, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and cited with a turn signal violation after police stopped her vehicle on Munroe Falls Avenue near Route 91 at 7:55 p.m. Dec. 9. The woman was given a Munroe Falls Mayor's Court date and released on a personal bond.

Drug possession

Ryot locates marijuana: A Kent woman, 20, was cited with minor misdemeanor marijuana possession after she was stopped on North River Road at Wilbur Drive at about 12:35 a.m. Dec. 9 for having a non-working license plate light. Police said they found a small amount of marijuana in her vehicle after police K-9 Ryot indicated the presence of narcotics in her vehicle. Police said they gave the woman a warning for the license plate light, but did not cite her for it.

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-- Stow --

Theft

Man and boy charged: An Akron man and boy, ages 20 and 14, were charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft Dec. 11 after police responded to a report that they took a BB handgun valued at more than $35 from a Hudson Drive store. Police said the man and boy were summoned respectively into Stow Municipal Court and Summit County Juvenile Court and released.

Cell phone taken: A Virginia man, 36, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the man stole a cell phone of unspecified value from an employee at a Steels Pointe Drive restaurant Dec. 7. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded guilty to the charge Dec. 8 and was fined $750, of which $600 was suspended.

Man switches vacuum cleaner boxes: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 51, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported discovering that the man put a $250 vacuum cleaner into an empty a cheaper model's box and paid the unspecified lower price Dec. 6. Police said the man turned himself in on an arrest warrant at the Stow Police Department on Dec. 8 and was released on a personal bond.

According to Stow Municipal Court records,the man pleaded not guilty to the charge Dec. 14.

Video games and watch reported taken: A Kent man, 21, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported the man took video games and a watch totaling about $570 in value Dec. 2. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded guilty to the charge Dec. 8 and was fined $500.

Stolen car recovered: A man reported Dec. 2 that someone stole his wife's 2005 model car of unspecified value from their driveway during the night. A police report did not indicate whether the vehicle was unlocked, but the man said a spare ignition key had been in the glove box. Police said the car was found in Streetsboro later that day. Other than a non-functioning turn signal, no damage was reported, but the man said two handicap placards were missing. Police said they are investigating.

Mail stolen: A woman reported discovering Dec. 1 that someone apparently took two pieces of mail containing bank checks for bill payments from her mailbox before a postal carrier picked them up for delivery during the day Nov. 20. A police report did not indicate whether the checks were cashed.

Boy charged in computer theft: A 14-year-old Stow boy was charged with misdemeanor theft after a Stow-Munroe Falls High School teacher reported discovering that the boy took a laptop computer, memory stick and computer battery of unspecified values from the school earlier in the month. The boy was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court. He was not taken into custody.

Woman charged with felony drug theft: A Cuyahoga Falls woman, 36, was charged with fourth-degree felony theft in connection with the reported Nov. 19 theft of a prescription pain medication from a Graham Road woman's home.

Police said the woman turned herself in at the Stow Police Department on an arrest warrant Dec. 2 and she was taken to Stow Municipal Court. According to court records, the woman did not enter a plea to the charge and was released on a personal bond. Her case was sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program on Dec. 8.

Unruliness

Girl ran away: A 17-year-old Stow girl was charged with unruliness after relatives reported she ran away from home Dec. 9. Police said Akron police found her in Akron later that day, turned her over to Stow police, who then took her home. The girl was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court.

Girl has unexcused absences: A Stow girl, 16, was charged with unruliness after police responded to a Dec. 8 report at Stow-Munroe Falls High School that the girl had 14 unexcused absences from school and had been tardy 15 times this school year. The girl was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court. She was not taken into custody.

OPERATING A VEHICLE

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

Woman charged during traffic stop: A Munroe Falls woman, 53, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and driving left of center after she was stopped on Route 91 at Beech Street at 7:25 p.m. Dec. 8. The woman was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond. According to court records, she pleaded not guilty to the charges Dec. 13.

Criminal damaging

Garage door damaged: A man reported that someone caused an unspecified amount of damage to his garage door by twice running into it with a vehicle before driving away in Marsh Road's 3500 block at about 1:50 a.m. Dec. 5. Police said they are investigating, but no suspects were reported.

Criminal mischief

Mailbox struck: An owner of a business in Kent Road's 4600 block reported Dec. 2 that someone struck the business' mailbox of unspecified value, apparently with a hard object, since the day before. Police said there are no suspects.

Vehicle damaged: A man reported Dec. 1 that someone caused unspecified damage to his vehicle while it was parked outside his home in Kenwood Drive's 3800 block since the evening before. Police said the investigation is closed.

Unauthorized use of computer

Man reports fraudulent anti-virus program: A Stow man reported that after a virus caused his computer to stop functioning the day before, he called a company at a phone number in a dialog box and ended up paying $300 to have the computer fixed and for an anti-virus program. The man said he then discovered that the program was fraudulent and gave the company unauthorized access to his computer. The man said he had the program removed. Police said the investigation is closed.


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