-- Munroe Falls --
Ryot tries to find man: Police K-9 Ryot was dispatched on a mutual aid call after a Tallmadge police officer reported that after driving past an unknown male walking along the side of North Munroe Road at about 5 a.m. Feb. 1, the male ran up a driveway when he saw the officer turn his vehicle around.
Munroe Falls police said Ryot followed footprints in the snow for a short time, but then the footprints ended. Police said it is believed the male backtracked, but Ryot was unable to pick up the scent again because police officers were already following the tracks back. She then left the scene.
Operating a vehicle
under the influence
Man charged following traffic stop: A Tallmadge man, 38, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over 0.17 percent and weaving after he was stopped on South Main Street at about 11:30 p.m. Jan. 29. The man was given a Munroe Falls Mayor's Court date and released on a personal bond.
Man cited in collision: A Kent man, 40, was cited with assured clear distance ahead after police said he struck the rear of a vehicle driven by a Stow woman who was stopped for a flagger where utility work was being done on Munroe Falls Avenue, just east of Guise Park Drive, at about 1:20 p.m. Jan. 25. No injuries were reported. The woman's vehicle sustained disabling rear end damage and the man's vehicle sustained minor front end damage.
-- Stow --
Man charged with felony: Beachwood police reported Jan. 22 that they had in custody a 25-year-old Akron man charged with fifth-degree felony theft in connection with the reported theft of two cell phones totaling $1,432 in value from a store in Kent Road's 4100 block on Nov. 14. The phones were not reported recovered.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man did not enter a plea to the charge Jan. 23 and his case was sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program on Jan. 31. The man was being held in Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $10,000 bond as of Feb. 2.
Man wanted on warrant: Akron police reported Jan. 22 that they had in custody a 21-year-old Akron man, charged with misdemeanor theft in the alleged Jan. 8 theft of a phone charger, trading cards and alcohol totaling about $70 in value from a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block. The items were not reported recovered.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charge Jan. 23 and was released on a personal bond.
Bench stolen from patio: A woman reported Jan. 17 that someone took a $200 wooden bench from her patio in Concord Drive's 4800 block since the evening before.
Woman pleaded guilty: A Cuyahoga Falls woman,19, was charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported the woman took clothing totaling $84 in value on Jan. 17. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman pleaded guilty to the charge Jan. 19 and was fined $250.
Operating a vehicle
under the influence
Man stopped on Steels Corners Road: An Akron man, 29, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit of 0.08 percent and marijuana possession after he was stopped on Steels Corners Road's 700 block at 2:50 a.m. Jan. 22. Police said the man's BAC level measured at 0.153 percent.The man was released on a personal bond. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charge Jan. 30.
Man stopped for weaving: A Sagamore Hills man, 54, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit of 0.08 percent and marked lanes after police stopped him on Graham Road near Baird Drive at about 9:10 p.m. Jan. 21. Police said the man's BAC level measured at 0.133 percent. The man was released on a personal bond. According to Stow Municipal Court records, he pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 24.
Girl defied father: A 15-year-old Stow girl was charged with unruliness after her father reported Jan. 21 that she was disobeying household rules, would not give him his cell phone when he asked for it and after leaving home without permission, would not get into his vehicle when he followed her. The girl was referred to Stow Youth Services in lieu of filing the charge in Summit County Juvenile Court and released to her father.
Man turned himself in: A Lillian Road man, 48, charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with a Sept. 24 report by a Cuyahoga Falls woman that the man assaulted her at his home, turned himself in at the Stow Police Department Jan. 20. Police said the woman suffered an apparent minor injury.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charge Jan. 20 and was released on a personal bond.
Doors kicked in: Police said they responded to Hidden Lake Drive's 2000 block after receiving reports that two unknown males kicked in the front doors of two homes in the early evening on Jan. 18 and then fled in a vehicle. Police said at least one homeowner was at home at the time, but the homes were not reported to have been entered and nothing was reported missing. Police said they are investigating.
Accounts fraudulently opened: A Kingsdale Drive man reported discovering Jan. 18 that someone used his personal information to open three credit card accounts since the day before. The man said he was able to get the accounts closed.
Counterfeit money found in office: An employee of a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block reported finding a bag filled with $4,450 in counterfeit $100, $50, $20 and $10 bills in an office of the store Jan. 18. Police said it is uncertain where the bills came from, but they may have been collected by a former employee over time from multiple transactions made at the store. Police said they took custody of the bills and an investigation is closed. No charges were filed.
Restrooms spray painted: A Stow police officer reported that while on patrol at about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 18, he discovered someone had spray painted the men's restroom at Adell Durbin Park.
Counterfeit bill found: An employee of a store in Kent Road's 4300 block reported discovering that someone used a counterfeit $50 bill to make a purchase in the afternoon Jan. 17.
Water drained from pool: A woman reported that someone removed three drain plugs from her above ground swimming pool in her back yard in Osage Street's 4200 block during the afternoon Jan. 15 and drained about $300 worth of water. The woman said there was no property damage.