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School locked down: Indian Trail Elementary School was placed on lockdown Dec. 20 for what turned out to be a man threatening suicide with a gun.
Police said the school was locked down because police were initially unaware that the man was in his home and not outside. Police said the man made no threats against anyone but himself and students and staff were never in any danger.
According to a police report, police were dispatched to the area at 11:18 a.m. after a woman in the man's home called 911 and reported the man was threatening to kill himself with a 9mm pistol. However, police said that by the time they arrived at the scene, the woman had reported the man had calmed down and was no longer holding the gun.
Police said the woman opted to stay in the home after they left, saying she felt safe once police removed the handgun, three other guns and ammunition from the home when they left.
The school district reported on its Facebook page at 12:38 p.m. that the lockdown had ended.
Man and juveniles charged during traffic stop: A 21-year-old Akron man was charged with operating a vehicle without a license, open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and marked lanes after Stow police stopped his vehicle on Graham Road near Bailey Road in Cuyahoga Falls at about 2 a.m. Dec. 19.
Five Akron juvenile passengers in the vehicle, including three 17-year-old girls and two boys, ages 17 and 15, were charged with underage possession of consumption of alcohol and violating curfew.
The man was given a summons to appear in Stow Municipal Court. The juveniles were all released to responsible adults pending notification of a Summit County Juvenile Court date.
Operating a vehicle under the influence
Man stopped by his home: A Wrens Drive man, 51, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit, and driving under suspension after police stopped him by his home at about 7:40 a.m. Dec. 18. Police said his BAC level measured at 0.173 percent, more than twice the 0.08 percent legal limit.
The man was released on a personal bond. According to Stow Municipal Court records, he pleaded not guilty to the charges Dec. 20.
Woman charged during traffic stop: A Turnberry Trail woman, 32, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit, marked lanes, and weaving after police stopped her vehicle on Graham Road near Kings Mill Boulevard at about 1:35 a.m. Dec. 15. Police said her BAC level measured at 0.18 percent, more than twice the 0.08 percent legal limit.
The woman was released on a personal bond. According to Stow Municipal Court records, she pleaded not guilty to the charges Dec. 20.
Arrest warrant issued for man: An Akron man, 39, was charged with misdemeanor theft and drug paraphernalia possession after police responded to a report that the man took DVDs totaling more than $320 in value from a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block Dec. 15. Police said they found a drug pipe in the man's possession.
The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released. According to court records, the court issued a warrant for the man's arrest after he failed to appear in court Dec. 20.
Men and boys arrested: Two Akron men, both 18, and three Akron boys, one 17 and two 16, were charged with first-degree misdemeanor theft after they were arrested at about 12:40 a.m. Dec. 12 for allegedly entering vehicles in Wyndham Ridge Drive's 3900 block and taking various items.
The men were released on personal bonds and the boys were each released to a responsible adult pending notification of a Summit County Juvenile Court date. According to Stow Municipal Court records, both men pleaded not guilty to the charge Dec. 16.
Vehicle window smashed: A woman reported Dec. 9 that someone smashed her vehicle's front passenger window while it was parked in front of her home in Berger Avenue's 2100 block since the evening before and took a tablet computer of unspecified value. A police report did not include a damage cost estimate.
Items stolen from vehicle: A man reported Dec. 8 that someone entered his car while it was parked on the street near his home in Lake Run Boulevard's 3900 block since the day before and took a watch, car phone charger, two pairs of work boots and a prescription pain medication of unspecified values. No damage was reported to the vehicle and the man said a door lock may not have been working properly.
Shoes stolen after delivery: A Greenlawn Drive man reported discovering Dec. 7 that someone took a package containing a pair of athletic shoes of unspecified value that he ordered online after it was delivered to a relative's Independence Circle home Dec. 1. Police said there are no suspects.
Boy found walking along road: A 12-year-old Stow boy was charged with unruliness and violating curfew. Police, while responding to a report that someone matching the boy's description was seen on a security monitor walking around the outside of a gas station in Fishcreek Road's 4900 block at a little after midnight Dec. 14, found the boy walking along Fishcreek approaching Call Road a short time later. The boy was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charges in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his father.
Aggravated vehicular assault
Man arrested following accident: A Cook Drive man, 60, was charged with two counts of third-degree felony aggravated vehicle assault and misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit and failure to yield right-of-way following a Dec. 12 two-vehicle accident in which a man and woman were transported to a medical facility.
According to a police report, the Cook Drive man was westbound on Route 59 at about 7:50 p.m. when he tried making a left turn into the Stow Community Shopping Center and struck the front of an eastbound vehicle driven by a Stow woman. Stow EMS took the woman to Akron General Medical Center for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries as well as a passenger in her vehicle, a Stow man, with possible injuries. Police said the Cook Drive man was treated at the scene for possible injuries, but not transported.
Police said the Cook Drive man's BAC level measured at 0.135 percent, higher than the 0.08 percent legal limit. He was released from Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $5,000 bond on Dec. 14 and according to Stow Municipal Court records, did not enter a plea to the felonies and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors on Dec. 20.
Police said both vehicles sustained disabling front end damage.
Home broken into: A man reported that someone broke into his home while he and his family were away from home between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and took two silver men's watches of unspecified value and a bank containing approximately $60 in bills and coins. Police said they found the detached garage's side door had been forced open with damage to the door jamb. The man said the home's only occupant at the time of the burglary was the family's small dog, which was visibly shaken over the incident.
Carrying a concealed weapon
Boy reported as a suspicious person: A 14-year-old Stow boy was charged with carrying a concealed weapon after police went to the Klein Avenue and Lynnwood Drive intersection at about 3:15 p.m. Dec. 8 in response to a report that the boy was a suspicious person. Police said they found a Red Ryder BB gun and three knives on the boy. He was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to his mother.
Ruts found in baseball fields: A city employee reported Dec. 7 that an unknown vehicle left ruts in three baseball fields at Silver Springs Park since the day before.