The following was obtained from Cuyahoga Falls Police reports dated Dec. 7-9. It does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
- John Deike
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Cruelty to animals A 50-year-old Cuyahoga Falls woman was charged with cruelty to animals on Dec. 9 after allegedly suffocating her two cats, according to a Cuyahoga Falls Police report. Officers initially responded to her Kennedy Boulevard residence after she called 9-1-1 and reported she was suicidal, said police Sgt. Michael Heinl. When officers arrived, they found the dead animals, which she admitted to killing. The woman will be prosecuted on the misdemeanor charge in Stow Municipal Court. Sticky fingers A man strolled into Sam's Club on Dec. 6, picked up a $700 Samsung security system and left the store without paying for it. It appears the unidentified thief opted for the 100-percent-off discount.
Brandi Tomko was hit with a list of charges this week after allegedly treating and performing botched surgeries on animals with no prior veterinary experience.
As of Wednesday, Brandi Tomko remained in Summit County Jail after being charged with injuring animals, cruelty to animals, practicing without a license and drug-related offenses, reports Fox 8 News. In 2011, Tomko posed as a veterinarian at the C&D Veterinary Hospital on Brittain Road. Without any prior experience or veterinary certification, she allegedly attempted to treat animals, and in some cases, performed botched surgeries on them, according to court documents. Holly Denavich discovered Tomko was a fraud last May when she took her Yorkie terrier mix to C&D for treatment. Denavich described her interactions with Tomko as “sketchy” and her suspicions were confirmed when she arrived home and couldn’t find Tomko on the Ohio …