-- Munroe Falls --
Man charged with felony: A Mogadore man, 21, was charged with fifth-degree felony drug possession after police stopped his vehicle for not having a front license plate in South Main Street's 300 block at about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 8.
The man was also charged with misdemeanor citations of drug paraphernalia possession and display of plates.
A passenger in the vehicle, a 19-year-old Stow man, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor falsification in Munroe Falls Mayor's Court after police said he falsely identified himself. He was turned over to the Portage County Sheriff's Office on a felony drug warrant.
Police said that after police K-9 Ryot alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle, they found a small amount of meth, a meth pipe and a marijuana bong in the vehicle.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the Mogadore man pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him on Feb. 8 and was released from Summit County Jail on a personal bond.
Marijuana sniffed out despite cologne: An Akron man, 21, was cited with marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and display of lights, all minor misdemeanors, after police stopped his vehicle for having a burned out headlight on Laurel Boulevard at about 10:35 p.m. Feb. 6.
Police said they became suspicious after smelling freshly sprayed cologne in the vehicle and because the man seemed nervous. After he denied permission for a vehicle search. police called in K-9 Ryot who alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. Police said they then found a small amount of suspected marijuana in the vehicle, along with suspected marijuana residue throughout the vehicle and in several jars. Another jar, police said, had marijuana cigarette rolling papers in it and the jar smelled of marijuana, police said.
-- Stow --
Operating a vehicle
under the influence
Man refused BAC testing: A Streetsboro man, 34, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content test refusal, open container, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession and marked lanes after police stopped his vehicle on Seasons Road near Sullivan Road at about 3:25 a.m. Jan. 29. Police said they found a small amount of suspected marijuana and marijuana rolling papers in the vehicle.
The man was released on a personal bond following his arrest. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 30.
Woman arrested at restaurant: A Cuyahoga Falls woman, 38, was charged with two counts of fifth-degree felony drug possession after they investigated a report that the woman may have been under the influence of drugs while she was in a restaurant in Hudson Drive's 3500 block at about 10 p.m. Jan. 28.
Police said that after discovering she was wanted by the Summit County Sheriff's Office on a parole violation, they found meth and heroin on her.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, her case was sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program on Feb. 7. She was being held in Summit County Jail on a $2,500 bond as of Feb. 9.
Account fraudulently opened: A Genevieve Boulevard man reported discovering Jan. 28 that someone recently used his personal information to open an account with an online payment service. The man said he was able to close the account and did not suffer any financial loss.
Fraudulent charges reported: A Samira Road man reported discovering Jan. 25 that someone charged an unspecified purchase against his bank card at a store in Chardon earlier in the day.
Fraudulent account attempt reported: A Columbus man reported Jan. 24 that someone used his personal information in an attempt at opening a credit card account at a store in Kent Road's 4200 block over the previous few days. Police said the store's parent company is investigating.
Receiving stolen property
Man and woman charged: A Ravenna man and woman, ages 26 and 24 respectively, were charged with fifth-degree felony charges of receiving stolen property and drug possession after police responded to a report that they had taken jewelry totaling about $115 in value from a store in Kent Road's 4200 block on Jan. 25.
The man and woman were also charged with misdemeanor charges of theft, obstructing official business and drug paraphernalia possession.
Police said the receiving stolen property charge was due to the man and woman possessing a credit card reported stolen from another Ravenna woman and the drug possession charge was because the man and woman possessed meth.
Police also said the man and woman misidentified themselves and possessed a marijuana pipe, a meth pipe, small plastic bags and a digital scale.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man and woman did not enter pleas to the felonies and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanors Jan. 26 and their cases were sent to a Summit County grand jury via the court's direct indictment program on Feb. 2. Both were being held in Summit County Jail on 10 percent of $10,000 bonds as of Feb. 9.
Cash taken from home: A woman reported Jan. 24 that someone entered her home in Hiwood Avenue's 3400 block sometime during the day and took approximately $15 in cash. A police report did not say whether there was forced entry. Police said there are no suspects and the investigation is closed.
Discharge of fireworks
Bottle rocks shot off at home: A Valley Forge Drive man, 70, was charged with third-degree misdemeanor discharge of fireworks after police responded to a report that the man was shooting off bottle rockets in his yard in the late morning Jan. 24.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded guilty to the charge Jan. 27 and was fined $150, of which $125 was suspended.
Breaking and entering
Cell phones stolen from store: Police said they are investigating a break-in of a store in Hudson Drive's 3400 block, during which five cell phones totaling nearly $3,300 in value were stolen during the early morning of Jan. 24. A police report did not specify how the store was broken into.