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Two Falls Suspects Fight Arrest

A wrap-up of local crime May 2-10.

Cuyahoga Falls police officers had their hands full this past week.

Akron resident Douglas Baker, 42, faces one charge of theft and another charge of obstruction stemming from an incident at Giant Eagle, 75 Graham Road, just before 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Police said Baker stole numerous items from the grocery store and fled from an off-duty police officer before being arrested.

Here’s a roundup of the latest crime news:

Arrests

• Cuyahoga Falls resident Shane Stott, 40, gave officers a hard time about 6 p.m. May 2. Stott was pulled over while driving through the intersection of Sackett Avenue and Ninth Street and taken into custody on charges of driving while intoxicated, but faces an additional charge of resisting arrest for attempting to strike two Cuyahoga Falls police officers and refusing to follow their orders. Nobody was injured in the incident.

• Jon Floyd, 29, of Akron was pulled over by Cuyahoga Falls police Tuesday afternoon for speeding on Route 8 northbound near the Portage Trail exit. Officers found marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in Floyd's gray 1994 Honda Civic, resulting in the man's arrest. Floyd faces one felony charge for possessing methamphetamine, one misdemeanor charge for possessing marijuana, and a minor misdemeanor charge for the drug accessories inside the car.

• Police said Akron resident Lawrence Sklare, 47, was arrested just before 4:00 p.m. Sunday after being caught stealing nearly $100 worth of clothing from Target, 449 Howe Ave.

• Kevin Fitzpatrick, a 53-year-old homeless man, was arrested May 4 and faces one charge of grand theft and driving with an open container. The victim of the theft reported his vehicle stolen from Community of Believers Church, 2543 State Rd., just before 7 p.m. Fitzpatrick returned the car, worth around $11,200, to the church shortly thereafter and was then arrested by Cuyahoga Falls police.

Burglary

• A house on the 2800 block of Hudson Drive was burglarized late May 3. The resident contacted Cuyahoga Falls police at 10:30 p.m. to report $1,100 worth of jewelry missing from her home. It appears the burglar gained entry through an open living room window.

Theft

• More than $5,000 worth of tools were reported stolen Monday night from three different GMC Savannah work vans parked outside of Steen Electric Inc., 1484 Main St. The thief broke a rear window on each of the vans to remove the tools inside.

• A woman living on the 2600 block of Fairland Street reported nearly $600 worth of charges to her credit card the evening of May 3 without her knowledge or consent. The unknown identity thief attempted to make two other purchases with the victim's credit card numbers but was unsuccessful, police said.

• The manager of Miles Auto Care, 640 West Portage Trail, called the police around 6 p.m. Wednesday after discovering a check missing from his desk. The check was written out to Miles Auto Care in the amount of $427.20. There is a suspect in the theft. 

• Just before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, a resident of the 400 block of Keyser Parkway reported a $1,000 gold and diamond bracelet stolen from her bedroom dresser.

• A woman's 2002 Chevrolet Malibu was stolen from the driveway of her home on the 3600 block of Northampton Road late Sunday night. The missing car is worth about $3,000. 

Criminal Damaging

• The manager of Goodwill contacted Cuyahoga Falls police at 9:30 Saturday morning and reported damage to the rear door of the store, 1725 State Rd. The door was off its hinges and covered in pry marks, but officers do not believe the subject responsible for the damage, which will cost around $200 to repair, gained entry to the thrift store.

 • A woman living on the 1000 block of Howe Avenue called the police about 6:15 p.m. Saturday evening after someone threw a glass bottle through the windshield of her car. The shattered window will cost $250 to repair.

 Compiled from police reports.

Niko Bellic June 15, 2011 at 07:40 PM
Good job falls police.

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