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Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake Police Reports (Aug. 28, 2016)

Published: August 28, 2016 12:00 AM



Three scrappers charged: Two Cuyahoga Falls men, ages 48 and 53, and a Peninsula man, age 48, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by fighting after police reported the two men from Falls were fighting with each other and the Peninsula man was involved by arguing and behaving violently at Seventh Street and Roosevelt Avenue around 8 p.m. Aug. 21. No injuries were reported.


Newfangled doorbell swiped: A 27-year-old Norton man was arrested and charged with theft and drug abuse instruments after a loss prevention officer reported he concealed a video doorbell in his pants and left a department store in the 400 block of Howe Avenue without paying at 3 p.m. Aug. 18. The $200 doorbell was recovered. The man later admitted having a syringe on him.

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Thousands of dollars taken over two years: The owner of a business in the 2200 block of Riverfront Parkway reported someone stole $16,300 by using fraudulent VIP cards between May 2014 and June 2016. He was referred to the prosecutor's office.

Theft on wheels: A resident of West Steels Corners Road reported someone stole his four-wheeler while it was parked in front of his house between 4:30 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 15. Loss was estimated at $950.


Police focus on eye wear theft: The manager of an eyeglass store in the 700 block of Howe Avenue reported someone rammed a vehicle into a window of the business, entered the building through a broken window and stole 500 pairs of lenses and frames, as well as several display racks, between 4:15 and 4:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Loss was estimated at $2,200; damage at $2,000.


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YMCA worker attacked: Assault charges were filed against a 56-year-old Akron man after an employee of the YMCA, 544 Broad Blvd., reported the Akron man sprayed him in the face, head and neck with pepper spray at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16. There was no mention in the report whether the victim required or received medical treatment.


Son's mother charged: A 25-year-old Falls woman was arrested and charged with domestic violence, a first-degree misdemeanor, after the father of her son reported she punched him in the face, causing a bloody nose, and threw a cellphone at him, striking him in the forehead resulting in a red lump, during an argument at their home in the 1300 block of Curtis Avenue at 12:34 p.m. Aug. 13. The man declined medical attention, the police report said.


Two taken to hospital: Police responded to the scene of an overdose in the 300 block of Lehigh Avenue where at 5:52 p.m. Aug. 17 they found a 30-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man and a 27-year-old Lake Milton man inside a pickup truck, both victims of an apparent drug overdose. Both were transported to Western Reserve Hospital. Officers found inside the vehicle a used syringe and a substance inside a plastic bag believed to be heroin, according to the report. They were charged with possession of drug abuse instruments.


Five kids on board: A 34-year-old Akron woman was cited for turning at an intersection after a non-injury crash Aug. 20 when she was traveling westbound on Graham Road around 12:08 p.m. She turned southbound onto Prior Drive, went left of center and struck a northbound car that was stopped at the stop sign operated by a 42-year-old Cuyahoga Falls woman. Neither driver was injured, nor were the five passengers ranging in age from 1 to 6, in the Akron woman's vehicle. According to police, the driver from Akron was distracted by fire trucks on the roadway.

VIllage of Silver Lake

Theft of credit card

Resident said he did not order item: A Kent Road man said he came home from work on Aug. 3 and found a package that was delivered by Federal Express. The package contained a computer mouse which the man said he did not order, but the order was placed on July 31 using the man's credit card information, according to police. The man said he returned the item to the store it was ordered from. Police also advised him to cancel his credit card account and to notify the company of the transaction.

Harassing phone call

Caller said he had warrant for resident's arrest: A Graham Road man reported receiving a call on Aug. 4 at about 4:30 p.m. from a man who stated he was a Silver Lake Police officer.

The Graham Road man said the caller stated he had a warrant for the man's arrest and that he owed $1,300. The caller advised him that he should call U.S. Legal Services and requested that the Graham Road man pay half of the amount owed over the phone. The Graham Road man said he hung up and called police. The caller ID listed the caller's phone number as 330-923-5233, the main number for Silver Lake Village Hall, according to the report. Police do not have any further details to share on the incident.

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