-- Munroe Falls --
Mirror hits boy's arm: A Stow man, 53, was cited with failure to control after his car's passenger side mirror struck a 17-year-old boy's left upper bicep while the boy was walking westbound along the side of the Munroe Falls Avenue at about 7:20 a.m. Jan. 24.
The man said it was dark and raining and the boy was wearing dark clothing, so he did not see the boy, but he heard the impact.
The man said the boy told him he felt OK so he took him to school at the Schnee Learning Center in Cuyahoga Falls.
Munroe Falls police said school staff, when they learned of the incident, called the boy's father and then police were notified. Police said they went to the scene and recovered the car's mirror. They said the boy's arm was reddened, but the boy was able to move it without any issues and his father said he did not think his son needed medical attention.
Police said they told the man that he was being cited because drivers are required to exercise caution at all times. They said they also told the boy's father that his son should wear reflective clothing if he is going to walk to school in the dark.
Suspected marijuana found in vehicle: A 19-year-old Uniontown man was charged with fifth-degree felony charges of drug trafficking and possession of criminal tools after police stopped his vehicle for a license plate violation in South Main Street's 300 block at about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The man was also cited with marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and display of plates, all minor misdemeanors.
Police said they found nearly 45 grams of suspected marijuana in the vehicle. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the trafficking charge is appropriate for when marijuana amounts range between 21 and 200 grams. Also according to court records, the criminal tools charge is in connection with a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue on it that was found in the vehicle while the paraphernalia citation is in connection with a smoking device, also with suspected marijuana residue.
The man did not enter a plea to the felonies and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors Jan. 19 and then was released from Summit County Jail on a personal bond.
-- Stow --
Misuse of a credit card
Man reports fraudulent transactions: A Park Vista Court man reported Jan. 12 that someone in the Columbus area charged eight transactions totaling nearly $900 against his wife's credit card on Dec. 17. The man said the credit card provider credited the money to his wife's account.
Man and woman arrested: Stow police arrested a Lynnwood Drive man, 30, wanted by Hudson police on a misdemeanor aggravated menacing charge, at his home Jan. 12 and turned him over to Hudson police.
Police discovered that a Florida woman, 34, at the man's home was wanted by Kent police on an unspecified warrant and turned her over to Kent police.
Makeup reported stolen: A Kent woman, 20, was charged with misdemeanor theft after police responded to a report that the woman took makeup totaling about $17 in value from a store in Kent Road's 4200 block Jan. 10. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman pleaded guilty to the charge Jan. 17 and was fined $250.
Man, woman and girl charged: A Macedonia man, 20, and a Twinsburg girl, 17, were charged with misdemeanor theft and a Cuyahoga Falls woman, 44, was charged with misdemeanor complicity to commit theft after police responded to a report of the theft of jewelry totaling about $40 in value from a store in Kent Road's 4200 block Jan. 10. The man was also cited with minor misdemeanor marijuana possession. The man and woman were summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released and the girl was summoned to appear in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to a guardian.
According to court records, the man and woman pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 17.
Operating a vehicle
under the influence
Warrant issued for woman: An Akron woman, 42, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving under suspension, display of plates, and drug paraphernalia possession after police stopped her vehicle in Graham Road's 1000 block in Cuyahoga Falls at about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 9. Police said they found two drug pipes containing burnt residue in her vehicle. The woman was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond. According to court records, a warrant was issued for the woman's arrest after she failed to appear in court Jan. 10.
Man and woman report phone call: A Gorge Park Boulevard man and woman reported Jan. 6 that someone called them in the late morning and requested money. The couple said they refused the request.
Man reports software purchase: A Muirwood Place man reported discovering Jan. 5 that someone used his credit card information to purchase software valued at more than $350 in October. The man said he was working with a credit card processing firm to have his account credited for the money.
Account fraud reported: A Celeste View Drive woman reported discovering Jan. 3 that someone unsuccessfully tried to open a credit card account using her personal information during the previous two days.
Gift cards purchased: A Moreland Avenue man reported discovering Jan. 2 that someone in Michigan used his personal information to open a credit card account and then purchased two store gift cards totaling $1,000 in value during the previous 10 days.
Stadium storage building spray painted: A Stow police officer reported discovering that someone spray painted graffiti onto a football stadium storage building at Stow-Munroe Falls High School during the afternoon Jan. 4. The officer said he notified school maintenance personnel of the matter.
Mailbox damaged: A woman reported someone broke the top of her $100 mailbox off outside her home in Fishcreek Road's 3900 block during the afternoon Jan. 2. Police said they were unable to find any debris at the scene.
Man reported he was punched: A Bridgewater Parkway man was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault and minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct while intoxicated after a Mayfield Heights man reported the Bridgewater man punched him in the head during an altercation at a Bridgewater Parkway bar shortly after 1 a.m. Jan. 1.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the Bridgewater man pleaded no contest to the charges, and was found guilty on Jan. 12. He was given a 180-day suspended jail sentence and fined $1,150, of which $900 was suspended.