Attempted armed robbery reported: An Akron man reported he was walking on Tallmadge Road near Searl Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 6when a man wearing a dark hoodie pulled over his face approached him out of the darkness and allegedly drew a semi-automatic handgun on him and demanded money. The Akron man said he told the armed man he didn't have any money, and the would-be robber ran northbound through the Sill Middle School property. The Akron man also ran away, eastbound, and called police.
Shoplifter flees after scuffle: An employee of an electronics store in the 400 block of Howe Avenue reported he caught someone taking two phone chargers at 2:48 p.m. Oct. 7. He said he struggled with the suspect, who struck the employee with a car door. The altercation caused him injury, but no medical attention was needed, the police report said. The suspect got away, police said, but there are leads.
Cash missing: A resident of the 4200 block of Americana Boulevard reported someone forced open his locked apartment door and took $100 in cash that was on a table in the living room between 10:40 a.m. and 10 p.m. Oct. 5. Nothing else was missing.
Ring, change stolen: A couple who reside along the 3400 block of Prescott Circle reported someone entered their condo without permission between 7:45 and 9:05 p.m. Oct. 1 and took a $500 gold engagement ring and box containing 30 pounds -- an estimated $600 -- in change. Police said the condo was unlocked at the time of the burglary.
BREAKING AND ENTERING
Electronics, equipment taken: The owner of a beauty parlor in the 1900 block of Portage Trail reported someone entered her business by breaking the glass door in front at 11:26 a.m. Oct. 6 and took cash, a cash register, computer, iPod, iPad, curling irons, flat iron, brushes, scissors and clippers. The owner estimated the damage and loss at $3,365.
Clevelander's car stolen: A Cleveland woman reported her red, four-door 2015 Nissan Altima was stolen from a driveway in the 1900 block of Highbridge Road between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The keys were inside, according to the report. The report didn't say whether the car was locked.
Resident scammed: A 52-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man reported someone called him at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 and said he owed the IRS $1,500. The man said after he paid the caller with iTunes gift cards he realized the claim may have been fraudulent. He was out $1,500.
Threat made against manager: The manager of a phone store in the 600 block of Howe Avenue reported an irate customer left the store and threatened to "come back with 20 men and rape her" at 12:07 p.m. Oct. 5. The manager is interested in pressing charges.
DRUG ABUSE, PARAPHERNALIA
Possible pot, pipe found: A 19-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with drug abuse and possession of drug/marijuana paraphernalia, both minor misdemeanors, after he was found with a clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana and a glass pipe with suspected marijuana residue in the 1900 block of Windsor Street at 8:46 p.m. Oct. 5. Police said the arrest happened after the Akron man crashed his car into a pole.
Woman dead in store: Police and fire responded at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 5 to a grocery store in the 2600 block of Bailey Road for a 45-year-old Cuyahoga Falls woman who was unresponsive and not breathing in one of the aisles. A citizen was doing CPR when crews arrived. Falls fire continued CPR and administered four doses of Narcan with no change. She was taken to Western Reserve Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 2:45 p.m. An investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner said the woman died of natural causes, adding that a witness saw her collapse in the store.
Missing man found dead: Shortly after beginning a search for a 43-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man whose wife reported him missing at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 3, police found his vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Bailey Road around 10:40 a.m. The man was found dead behind the wheel. The death is a suspected overdose pending toxicology results, according to the county Medical Examiner. The woman had told police she hadn't seen her husband since he left their residence around 5:20 p.m. the day before.
Clothes, credit card missing: A 36-year-old man listed by police as homeless reported someone stole several bags of his clothing from the bench area outside the Cuyahoga Falls Library between noon and 2 p.m. Oct. 5. According to the report, the man said he had a credit card in one of the bags and $245 was taken from that account. The value of the clothes was $100.
Electronics stolen: An Americana Drive man reported someone forced open his storage cupboard and stole $1,095 worth of electronics between noon Aug. 15 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
Cash drawer short: The manager of a fast food restaurant in the 900 block of Graham Road reported a cash drawer was short $80 at the end of the night Oct. 10 and that the loss occurred between 4 and 11 p.m. There are suspects.
Prescription stolen: A warrant was issued Sept. 29 against a 44-year-old Lakewood woman charging her with fourth-degree felony theft after her niece, a 33-year-old Akron woman, reported that while she was a patient at Western Reserve Hospital, her aunt picked up her prescription from the hospital pharmacy without her permission and left at 1:20 p.m. Sept. 29. The prescription was for a Schedule II dangerous drug, the report said.