Police Blotter: Best Buy Dash, Thefts and Knifepoint Threat

The following information was supplied by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

On Wednesday evening, a crook went for the old switch-a-roo when he tried to exchange a defective GPS unit for a new one at The clerk recognized the simple con and denied the transaction. With few options, the thief grabbed the new unit – valued at $170 – and dashed out of the store. are investigating.

Bizarre break-in

On Tuesday night, someone slipped through an unlocked door of a 9th Street residence and poured pop all over a woman’s photo albums. The intruder also smashed some of her belongings before leaving. There is a suspect and police are investigating.

Don't forget to lock your doors

A Treasch Drive resident is out two GPS units after someone broke into his unlocked sedan and nabbed them on Tuesday night. The positioning systems were valued at $230.


A thief removed a window to a man’s Wyoga Lake Road house, gained access and stole $300 in cash. The theft occurred sometime last Tuesday evening.

Knifepoint threat

In the heat of an argument at Pleasant Meadow Village, one man pulled a knife on the other and threatened to stab him. The armed man fled and the other called police. Officers responded to the apartment complex and the victim signed an aggravated menacing complaint. 

Stephanie Greene April 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM
It is not "breaking in to" when you leave your vehicle unlocked. The Falls is a wonderful city but remember to lock your vehicles and hide valuables. A lot of these crooks will pass up locked vehicles to avoid smashing a window and making noise.


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