Friday, January 4, 2013
The following was obtained from Cuyahoga Falls police reports, dated Dec. 30 to Jan. 2.
Sticky fingers A resident living in the 1800 block of Second Street called Cuyahoga Falls police on Jan. 2 and reported someone had stolen his wife's engagement ring. Total loss: $700. According to the police report, officers have a suspect in connection with the jewelry theft. Bamboozled A Cuyahoga Falls woman bought a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer this past September with 48,000 miles, or so she thought. On Jan. 1 she notified police after finding documentation, which indicated the SUV actually had 187,000 miles. The woman does wish to press charges given the substantial reduction in value to the car. Police are investigating the reported felony incident. Ugh A woman reported her UGG boots were stolen from an unlocked locker at the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
The following was obtained from Cuyahoga Falls Police reports dated Oct. 23-25. It does not indicate a conviction.
Mr. Fix-It imposter A livid Saxe Avenue man called Cuyahoga Falls Police on Oct. 25, and said he was swindled out of $4,000. According to the police report, the unassuming man forked over the cash to a friend who agreed to fix his 1979 Pontiac Firebird. Instead, the quasi-mechanic reportedly caused $6,000 worth of damage to the car. The Falls man intends to press charges. Burglar goes for TV, jewels and gun On Oct. 24, a 27th Street resident called police and reported his home had been burglarized. It appears the burglar pried a side door open and stole a 50-inch flat panel TV, a set of earrings and a 9mm handgun. Estimated loss: $3,200. Heroin user nabbed A man was charged with drug possession, a fifth-degree felony, after police found …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated July 18-19. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Renovex employee reported seven full Blue Rhino 15-pound propane tanks were stolen between Wednesday night and Thursday morning from inside the locked storage unit beside the Speedway at 2026 Bailey Road. The total loss is valued at $384.93. Metal theft An employee for Falls Heating & Cooling reported between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning someone chopped and pried the wood off the west side of a shed to create a 3 foot by 4 foot opening, whereby someone stole approximately $600 worth of copper piping. The thief also broke the back window of a truck and stole approximately $200 worth of piping. Total damage to the shed and truck window is estimated at $1,200. No pay Playstation games A Target security employee reports two men …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated July 16-18. It does not indicate a conviction.
A man at the 3300 block of Caleb Street was charged with felonious possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia Monday night. According to the Falls police report, he was venting a strong marijuana odor on the side of his home. The man allowed police to search his residence where they found six one-gallon bags of marijuana totaling 724 grams, or 1.59 pounds. Also found was a digital scale, a bong and rolling papers. Refrigerator raider A subcontractor for Redwood Development reported between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, someone entered five new construction apartments at the 1100 block of Aycliff Lane and took five Frigidaire refrigerators. Total loss valued at $1,850. Theft by deception A security investigator for Huntington Bank …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated July 13-15. It does not indicate a conviction.
Two people at the 1200 block of Phelps Avenue reported q burglar slipped into their residence Saturday morning. Once inside, the intruder moved a chair, a foosball table and cooked a turkey hamburger. He or she then cleaned the dishes and left. Missing gnome A woman at the 1900 block of Schiller reported between Thursday night and Friday night someone stole a four foot cement yard gnome from her front yard, valued at $100. Super flag pole Police were dispatched Saturday morning to the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority after a man noticed someone had tampered with a United States flag, hanging it upside down and suspending a large Superman doll from the flag pole ropes. Dine and destroy An employee of the Red Fox Sports Bar & Grille …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated July 12. It does not indicate a conviction.
On Thursday evening, a woman received quite a surprise when she caught a glimpse of a man masturbating in the PetSmart parking lot. By the time Cuyahoga Falls police arrived, the one-man petting zoo had driven off. Luckily, the woman got his license plate number. Detectives are investigating. Underwear thief On Thursday morning, a Discount Drug Mart security guard saw a thief shovel several items in his backpack and attempt to walk out of the store. The man was stopped at the door and several items were recovered, including: undershirts, boxer briefs, socks and several grocery items. The underwear crook was cited for theft by Cuyahoga Falls police and removed from the store. Late night munchies A man was caught stealing a bag of Cheetos, a…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated June 22. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Studio City resident called Falls police on Saturday after a blade-wielding burglar wreaked havoc in his apartment. The thief slashed the man’s furniture, stabbed his flat screen TV and stole his DVD player. Police have a suspect and are investigating. Total loss and damage: $1,400. Woman threatens granddad A man called police after a neighbor reportedly threatened to shoot him and his grandkids on the 3400 block of Charles Street. The neighbor made the threat after the children allegedly trespassed on her property, according to the police report. The man opted not to press charges. Copper Caper The owner of a manufacturer off Industrial Parkway reported that a temporary employee of his stole $1,000 worth of copper wire from the business…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated June 18. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Norton resident reported Monday that an unknown number of thieves broke into a vacant house he owns at the 2600 block of 13th Street and made off with a good deal of valuable metals. According to the Falls police report, they stole over 90 feet of copper pipe and ripped 20 feet of air conditioning lines from the residence. The extensive damage is still being assessed. Barb wire vs. thief On Monday morning, the owner of SGS Tool reported someone had cut through barbed wire fencing surrounding his lot and broke into a van parked on the property. They made off with tools and an infrared thermometer. Estimated loss: $500.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reported dated June 15-17. It does not indicate a conviction.
A thief was caught in the act on Sunday when he tried to sell a stolen bag of golf clubs to Play It Again Sports. He very well could have gotten away with the crime, but the person he stole them from – a New Franklin resident – called several stores in the area and gave them a description of the stolen property. As soon as he walked into Play It Again, the employees recognized the clubs and called Falls police. The man was arrested on scene. Diamonds are a thief's best friend A woman from the 2500 block of Eighth Street called police after realizing her diamond engagement ring had been swiped from her jewelry box. The theft occurred sometime between June 1 and June 15, she said. There are no suspects or leads. Estimated loss: $2,500. False…
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The following was culled from Cuyahoga Falls police reports dated June 14-15. It does not indicate a conviction.
A man living on the 2400 block of Front Street said someone swiped and forged three of his checks, amounting to $1,150 in losses. Good news is, the dim-witted crook deposited the stolen checks in another account. Police are investigating. The man intends to press charges. Minivan vendetta Someone teed off on a man’s minivan early Friday morning on the 2200 block of Front Street. The owner told Falls police a vandal smashed a back taillight, knocked off a side view mirror and pounded several dents into the body of the car. Estimated damage: $1,000. Siri, where are you? A woman reported Thursday that a thief had nabbed her daughter’s Apple iPhone 4S. Where’s Siri when you need her? Estimated loss: $600.