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Published: February 19, 2017 12:00 AM

-- Munroe Falls --

K-9 deployment

Needles found in vehicle: Munroe Falls police reported that after police K-9 Ryot responded to a mutual aid call for a traffic stop on Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls at about 1:40 a.m. Feb. 13, she alerted officers to the possible presence of narcotics in a vehicle. Police said about 100 needles and a burnt spoon were then found in the vehicle. Charges against the female driver were not included in a Munroe Falls police report.

-- Stow --

Operating a vehicle

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under the influence

Man charged during traffic stop: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 28, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content over the legal limit and with turn signal and traffic control device violations after police stopped his vehicle on Hudson Drive at Graham Road at about 12:40 a.m. Feb. 12. Police said the man's BAC level measured at 0.171 percent, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The man was released on a personal bond after his arrest. According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded not guilty to the charges Feb. 15.

No injuries reported in accident: A Kent man, 55, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and assured clear distance ahead following a three-vehicle accident on Graham Road at Newcomer Road at about 9:50 p.m. Feb. 10.

According to an accident report, the man was eastbound on Graham when his vehicle struck the rear of a vehicle driven by a Kent woman while she was stopped at a red light. The report said her vehicle was then pushed into the rear of a vehicle driven by a Stow man.

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No injuries were reported in the accident, including to an infant and five other children, ages 4 to 11, all in the Stow man's vehicle.

The Stow man's vehicle sustained minor rear-end damage and the woman's vehicle sustained more serious front- and rear-end damage, but was functioning. The Kent man's vehicle sustained more serious front-end damage, but was functioning.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the Kent man pleaded no contest to the charges and was found guilty Feb. 15. He was fined $1,125, of which $575 was suspended.

Theft

Women charged in alleged clothing theft: Two Ravenna women, ages 32 and 58, were charged with misdemeanor theft after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported the women took clothing totaling nearly $480 in value from the store Feb. 10. The women were summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and the older women was released while the younger woman was turned over to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office on an unspecified arrest warrant.

Store reports baby supplies theft: An Akron woman, 40, was charged with misdemeanor charges of theft and drug paraphernalia possession after an employee of a store in Kent Road's 4200 block reported the woman took baby supplies totaling about $145 in value Feb. 6. Police said the paraphernalia charge was in connection to a crack pipe and a straw found in the woman's possession.

The woman was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released. According to court records, she pleaded not guilty to the charges Feb. 9.

Criminal damaging

Man allegedly chased woman: An Osage Street man, 41, was charged with misdemeanor charges of criminal damaging and disorderly conduct after an Osage Street woman reported he damaged her mailbox of unspecified value and chased her down the street in the early evening Feb. 3.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded guilty to the charges Feb. 10 and was fined $900, of which $750 was suspended.

Drug paraphernalia possession

Man cited following altercation: A Cuyahoga Falls man, 20, was cited with minor misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession after police responded to a report that the man was engaged in a physical altercation with an unidentified male in Elmwood Avenue's 2000 block at about 1:30 a.m. Feb. 1. Police said they found a marijuana bowl on the man. No charges were reported in connection with the altercation.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded guilty to the citation Feb. 3 and was fined $150.

Assault

Woman turned herself in: A 23-year-old woman charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault in connection with an incident in December, turned herself in at the Stow Police Department Feb. 2.

According to a police report, a Salem, Ohio woman reported that she was assaulted by the Cuyahoga Falls woman while they were in the parking lot of a store in Kent Road's 4300 block in the early evening Dec. 27. The Salem woman suffered an apparent minor injury and there was an independent witness, police said.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman pleaded not guilty to the charge Feb. 2 and was released on a personal bond.

Woman reports assault: A Cleveland man, 25, was charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault after a Streetsboro woman reported the man assaulted her in the parking lot of a store in Hudson Drive's 3500 block in the early afternoon Jan. 30. No injuries were reported to the woman, but police said there were several witnesses to the incident.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man pleaded no contest to the charge Feb. 7 and was found guilty. He was sentenced to 180 days in Macedonia City Jail, all but three of which were suspended, and fined $1,000, of which $900 was suspended.

Forgery

Woman allegedly passed counterfeit bills: A 47-year-old Akron woman, wanted on a fifth-degree felony forgery charge in connection with an allegation that she, along with a 56-year-old Akron man, used counterfeit bills to make purchases at Kent Road stores in July 2016, was arrested in Akron on a warrant and turned over to Stow police Feb. 1.

According to a police report, employees of five stores in Kent Road's 4200 and 4300 block, along with a store on South Avenue in Tallmadge, reported the man and woman used counterfeit bills to make purchases on July 16.

Police said the man was arrested at one of the Kent Road stores, but the woman got away. Items reported stolen and recovered totaled more than $60 in value. Police said they also found six counterfeit $50 bills on the man.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, an arrest warrant was issued for the woman on July 25. She did not enter a plea to the charge Feb. 2 and her case was sent to a Summit County grand jury Feb. 9. She was being held in Summit County Jail on a $15,000 bond as of Feb. 16.

According to Summit County Court of Common Pleas records, the man pleaded guilty to three counts of fifth-degree felony forgery a grand jury indicted him on and he was sentenced to two years probation on Oct. 6.

Burglary

Cash and items taken: Police said they are investigating after a man reported someone entered his home in Marcella Avenue's 3400 block between 3 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and took about $3,000 in cash, silver certificates totaling $100 in value and items totaling nearly $4,900 in value. Items reported stolen include a laptop computer, a tablet computer, a cell phone, a pair of sunglasses, an arrowhead and tomahawk collection, an audio amplifier, a set of speakers, a pressure washer, headphones, a mini projector, assorted video games, two video game consoles, and an Internet television box.

A police report did not indicate whether there was forced entry.


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