Police arrested an Akron man for felony willful fleeing,
resisting arrest, reckless operation of a vehicle and
failure to control it following a traffic stop Sept.
2. The suspect reportedly fled in a vehicle and led
officers on a pursuit through the city, with speeds
of up to 100 mph, until he crashed the vehicle in a
wooded area on South Hawkins Avenue. Following the crash,
the suspect continued to flee from police and struggled
with officers until they apprehended him.
Officers stopped the driver of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Bellows Street and Stanton Avenue Sept. 3. Officers found crack cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle during an inventory and charged the driver with receiving stolen property, drug abuse and possession of crack cocaine.
An Akron man was arrested for domestic violence at a Frederick Boulevard residence Sept. 3 after he reportedly punched his child’s mother in the face during an argument and ripped the phone from the wall when she tried to call police.
A driver, stopped for a traffic violation on West Market Street Sept. 5, was arrested for driving under suspension. When an inventory of the vehicle revealed crack cocaine, the driver and a male passenger were charged with its possession.
A 75-year-old woman reported she was walking home from a store on Byers Avenue in Highland Square around 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 when a man knocked her to the ground and stole her purse and groceries. She sustained minor injuries.
BATH: Police measured noise levels at a Revere Road residence Sept. 3 where neighbors have complained of excessive noise caused by the rider of a dirt bike at the residence. Officers spoke to the homeowner and continue to investigate.
A Granger Road man reported Sept. 3 two bottles of prescription medication were stolen from his bedroom dresser Aug. 30 or 31.
A San Moritz Drive man reported Sept. 4 he has been receiving harassing phone calls from an unknown male caller for the past year.
Officers patrolling Smith Road Sept. 3 stopped the driver of a vehicle with a loud exhaust system and arrested her for driving under suspension and improper registration of the vehicle.
On Sept. 5, police investigated the burglary of a Robinwood Hills Drive residence, where numerous items were stolen between Aug. 6 and Sept. 5.
Officers responded to a call of an erratic driver on North Cleveland-Massillon Road Sept. 6 and located a woman driving her car left of center so slowly that it was almost stopped. She was disoriented and unable to complete a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI.
On Sept. 6, a customer at a North Cleveland-Massillon Road home improvement store reported he used his credit card to make a purchase and the sales clerk returned the card to the man who was behind him in line. The man used the victim’s credit card to pay for his purchase. The store’s loss prevention officers viewed videotape of the incident and determined the action was a mistake and not a criminal activity. The victim received a refund on the transaction.
An employee of a North Cleveland-Massillon Road restaurant reported Sept. 7 a man called to say he was an Akron police officer working a special detail investigating identity theft. He asked her to provide all the names and credit card numbers of transactions by customers from Sept. 1-4. The employee told the caller she would not provide the information without a subpoena. Officers contacted Akron police, who said they have no officer by that name and no such investigation ongoing.
COPLEY: On Aug. 26 a Crestmont Court woman, who said she had been out of town, reported her boyfriend assaulted her the previous week and threatened her dog and her father, then attempted to prevent her from leaving.
A man reported Aug. 31 that unknown assailants approached him while he was in his vehicle in a Montrose West Avenue parking lot and threw his glasses into the street. When he exited his vehicle to retrieve his glasses, a male punched him in the face. He called police, and the suspects fled on foot. Officers found the suspects, who were highly intoxicated, at a nearby hotel. The victim identified his assailant, who was then arrested for assault and criminal damaging. He was additionally charged with obstructing official business when he became belligerent and uncooperative with police.
Police providing security at a Copley High School football game Aug. 31 received information that two females were brandishing a firearm. They searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
A Cliffside Drive woman reported Sept. 2 her husband violated a temporary protection order by entering her back yard and taking his bicycle.
On Sept. 3 police found a Wadsworth woman stumbling along state Route 18 around 1: 30 a.m. She was extremely intoxicated, and her pants were unzipped and falling down. Copley EMS evaluated her condition, and she was charged with being intoxicated on a public highway and released to a relative.
Officers were called to a Copley Road apartment complex the night of Sept. 4 when an intoxicated man was reportedly breaking into an apartment by throwing a barbecue grill against the window. When police arrived, the man fled on foot. A woman at the residence said she locked him out of the apartment when he became intoxicated and he used the barbecue grill in an attempt to break in. The disturbance awoke neighbors. When the suspect returned, police arrested him for disorderly conduct and released him to a friend.
A Jerome Avenue man reported a cable TV box was stolen from his home.
FAIRLAWN: An Ormsby Road man reported suspects spewed white paint on the exterior siding, brick deck and windows of his house and used an unknown substance to write an obscene message on the garage door.
On Sept. 2, suspects punctured the tire of a vehicle parked outside a church on Rothrock Road.
An Akron man, stopped for a traffic violation on West Market Street Sept. 3, failed a field sobriety test and was arrested for DUI. His BAC tested .193. He has had three prior convictions for DUI.
A woman reported a male got out of a swimming pool at a West Market Street hotel Sept. 2 and exposed himself to her. Officers investigating the incident noted that another woman at the hotel had reported Aug. 29 a male in the hotel hallway dropped a towel, exposing himself, and the victim quickly entered her room. On Aug. 30, hotel employees reported seeing a male leave the pool area wearing only a towel and leave in a vehicle. He was identified as a former swimming club member whose pool privileges expired in July 2006. The victim of the Sept. 2 incident identified the suspect from a photo array and signed charges for public indecency. The hotel manager authorized charges of criminal trespassing for being in the pool area without a valid pass.
Suspects used a tool to gouge the side of a vehicle parked in a West Market Street lot Sept. 3.
NORTON: A Pinegate Drive man reported Sept. 4 suspects entered an unlocked vehicle in his driveway the previous night, ransacked the glove box and console and stole change.
A Norton Avenue man reported a highly intoxicated male at his residence refused to leave. Officers ordered the suspect to leave and arranged for a ride. While he was waiting, he repeatedly threatened the victim. When he walked away to leave, he reportedly punched the victim in the jaw and struggled with officers who were arresting him for assault. He was additionally charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
On Sept. 9, officers were called to a Norton Avenue trailer park where a juvenile reportedly punched another juvenile in the mouth, causing an injury that required stitches at a local hospital. Police advised the victim’s mother to contact juvenile court and request assistance in paying medical bills incurred by the suspect’s actions.
Officers were called to a location on Summit Road at 2:30 a.m. Sept. 10, when a caller reported seeing a male abandon a vehicle on the side of the road and run into a wooded area. Police determined the vehicle had been reported stolen from Washington County. A search of the area by police using K-9 officers failed to locate the suspect.
RICHFIELD: A woman reported she was moving furniture into the basement of a Streetsboro Road residence Aug. 12 when her ex-husband came down the stairs, called her vulgar names and grabbed her friend by the neck. Police contacted the suspect, and he agreed not to go to the property and said he would drop off the woman’s belongings at the police station.
Police responded to a call a vehicle was in a ditch outside a Brecksville Road hotel Aug. 17. The driver reportedly admitted having four martinis and several shots of alcohol. She failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. Her BAC tested .191.
A Brecksville Road woman reported Aug. 19 she suspected her sister entered her residence and took some items from her jewelry box.
As a result of a traffic stop on Brecksville Road Aug. 22, a driver learned an individual, who is wanted on several felony warrants in Cuyahoga County, was using his Social Security number. Officers assisted the victim in contacting the county to rectify the matter.
The owner of a Brecksville Road motel reported Aug. 27 he discovered the safe and a television in a trash receptacle in the front parking lot. Police determined the door had been pried off the safe and it was also in the trash. Officers interviewed a tenant, who said the television was his and he threw it out, but he did not see the safe at the time.
Police arrested a 20-year-old Hawthorne Road man for criminal damaging Aug. 29 for using a pellet gun to shoot out the sunroof of a vehicle while the driver was inside.
— Compiled by Maggie DeMellier
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filed with each community’s police departments.
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