BURGLARY, HAVING WEAPONS UNDER DISABILITY
Police nab burglars, one with stolen gun: A 25-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man and a 35-year-old Munroe Falls man were arrested and charged with burglary after a resident of the 2500 block of Third Street reported seeing two men running from inside her home when she pulled into her drive at 10:50 p.m. Aug. 9. She identified one of the intruders as the Cuyahoga Falls man and reported her handgun, rifle and shotgun were taken from her home. The Cuyahoga Falls man was located at his girlfriend's residence and arrested. An officer aided by his police dog located the other intruder, the Munroe Falls man, several blocks away with the rifle. Police said the other two guns have not been recovered.
Hardware theft thwarted: A 37-year-old Navarre man was arrested and charged with theft after he attempted to use discarded receipts to walk out of a hardware store in the 300 block of Howe Avenue with $116 merchandise he didn't pay for Aug. 15.
Son's driving lessons stalled: A Silver Lake man on Aug. 15 reported he paid approximately $300 in February for driver training for his son. The training was not completed but the driver training school's office on Graham Road is now vacant and his phone calls are not being returned.
Check the hare's alibi: A resident of the 2500 block of Sixth Street reported his carved wooden tortoise went missing from his front yard between 10 a.m. Aug. 12 and 1 p.m. Aug. 13. The statue was valued at $200.
Grinder on board: A 22-year-old Cleveland man was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana paraphernalia after police found he had a grinder with suspected marijuana during a traffic stop at 2:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at state Route 8 southbound at Howe Avenue. Officers stopped him because he had a warrant for his arrest and limited driving privileges outside of which he was operating, police said.
Son-in-law sought in tire slashing, car smashing: A warrant was requested charging a 31-year-old Akron man with criminal damaging after his mother-in-law, a Cuyahoga Falls woman, reported he slashed all four tires on her car and then rammed it with another vehicle at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 outside her Winter Parkway home. He was gone before police arrived.
Pry marks found: A resident of the 300 block of Johnson Avenue reported she believed someone tried to break into her residence between 2 p.m. Aug. 12 and 10 a.m. Aug. 13. Pry marks were found at two windows and a door. Access was not gained, according to the report. Damage was estimated at $150.
THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE
Motorcycle missing: A resident of the 4200 block of Americana Drive reported someone took his black 2007 Honda motorcycle from his parking space without his permission between 6:30 a.m. Aug. 11 and 9:45 p.m. Aug. 12. The motorcycle was valued at $5,000. Police are checking leads in this case.
RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, HIT-SKIP
Akron man charged: A 26-year-old Akron man was, according to police, involved in a hit-skip crash on state Route 8 southbound Aug. 11 and then fled the scene. Officers found suspected methamphetamine and oxycodone inside the vehicle and, on the vehicle, a license plate that had been reported lost. The man was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of receiving stolen property, all felonies.
DRUG ABUSE INSTRUMENTS, PARAPHERNALIA, ENDANGERING CHILDREN
Overdose: A 42-year-old Falls man was charged with possession of drug instruments, drug paraphernalia and endangering children after police found him with a hypodermic needle and a spoon at 3:28 p.m. Aug. 9. According to the report, the man was found to have overdosed on heroin while being the sole custodial parent of his 12-year-old son at his home in the 1400 block of Sixth Street. He was taken to Western Reserve Hospital.