An 80-year-old woman was recently scammed out of $7,000. The suspects pretended to be Akron Police Department detectives and told her they were investigating a fraud at her bank.
They instructed her to withdraw the money without explanation to the tellers, and said they would pick up the cash. The woman, a Cuyahoga Falls resident, was approached in a parking lot by a woman who claimed to be a detective but did not show any identification. The elderly woman contacted Akron Police and learned it was a scam. Police are investigating.
Nineteen additional car thefts from locked and unlocked cars were reported this week. Several items, including GPS units, cell phones, laptops, tools, change and cigarettes were stolen, among other items. A handful of others reported their cars had been ransacked but nothing was taken.
Got milk? Got candy?
at 310 Tallmadge Rd. reported Tuesday morning that a man stole a one-quart container of Dairyman’s chocolate milk, valued at $1.89, by hiding the milk inside his shorts. That evening at the , a young man stuffed an unknown amount of candy into his pants.
Medicine and alcohol don't mix
A woman at the 1800 block of 4th Street reported between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon someone broke in her residence and took four prescription bottles, three bottles of vodka and one gallon of orange juice. The stolen items have an estimated value of $44.10.
A woman at the 2100 block of 11th Street reported between Tuesday afternoon and evening someone broke into her home by forcing an air conditioner out of a window. Her Dell laptop computer, valued at $645, and HP digital camera, valued at $300, were stolen.
A North Canton man was charged with disorderly conduct Wednesday morning at 2700 block of Front Street after he was found intoxicated and peeing behind a dumpster after looking in cars.