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Cuyahoga Falls Police Reports (Jan. 29, 2017)

Published: January 29, 2017 12:00 AM

CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Monkey shines: A resident of the 300 block of Johnson Avenue reported someone left a large, damaged stuffed monkey on his front porch between 8 p.m. Jan. 22 and 7:50 a.m. Jan. 23. The man said a similar incident occurred several months ago. There are no leads or suspects. The victim would like to prosecute if the person responsible is found.

FORGERY

Bogus bill: The manager of a business in the 300 block of Tallmadge Road reported someone he did not know used a counterfeit $100 bill to buy cigarettes for $20 at 12:04 p.m. Jan. 21. The store is interested in prosecuting, the report said. Police said they have leads.

OVI/LITTERING

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Early morning mess: A 27-year-old Falls woman was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence after officers found her sitting behind the wheel of a car in the parking lot of a church in the 1700 block of Second Street at 4:15 a.m. Jan. 23. Her passenger, a 30-year-old Akron man, was arrested and charged with littering after he was found to be responsible for dumping a box of Chinese food onto the ground next to the vehicle. Police made the arrests while responding to a suspicious car report.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Husband charged: A 54-year-old Falls man was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence after his wife reported he grabbed her face, head and jaw and then violently shook her head at 2:45 a.m. Jan. 23. The woman had red marks on her neck and jaw. She was not treated for any injuries.

IDENTITY FRAUD

Card used illegally: A Falls man reported someone used his debit/credit card information to make unauthorized purchases totaling more than $1,000 between April 18, 2016, and Jan. 19. The man said he will prosecute. There are leads.

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CASUALTY

Possible overdose reported: Police and fire responded to an apartment in the 400 block of Graham Road for a possible overdose on Jan. 20. Upon arrival, a 28-year-old male resident of the home was found dead in his bedroom at 6:20 p.m. The Medical Examiner's Office responded and transported the body.

BREAKING AND ENTERING

Cash, booze, smokes stolen: A city resident reported two people he did not know broke a window to a convenience store in the 2800 block of Bailey Road at 11:49 p.m. Jan. 20. The store owner arrived and told police $600 in alcohol, cigars and cigarettes were missing, as well as a donation box containing approximately $250 in cash. Damage to the window was estimated at $2,600. There are no suspects at this time, but police have a lead, the report said.

OVERDOSE/CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

Man transported: On Jan. 21, a Falls Avenue woman called 911 at 2:45 a.m. and reported her son, 32, of the same address, ingested what she believed was methamphetamine at 2:15 a.m. Officers found the man breathing and alert on his front porch. EMS transported him to Western Reserve Hospital. A plastic bag containing a white crystal-like substance handed to police field-tested positive for methamphetamine, the report said, and the man stated he had eaten two chunks of meth.

AUTO THEFT

Caddy missing: A resident of the 1300 block of W. Hunters Lake Road reported someone stole her 2007 Cadillac, valued at $4,000, while it was parked in front of her apartment between 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 p.m. Jan. 19. There are no known suspects.

ASSAULT

City man arrested: A 60-year-old Falls man was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor assault after another man reported he pushed him to the ground causing his head to hit a wall and struck him with his knee in the elevator of a Cathedral Lane apartment building at 2:58 a.m. Jan. 19.

TRAFFIC CRASH

Five injured: Five people were transported by EMS units from Cuyahoga Falls, Stow and Munroe Falls fire departments following a two-vehicle crash in Cuyahoga Falls Jan. 17. According to the police report, two Chevy Cavaliers were traveling westbound on Phelps Avenue between 21st Street and North Haven Boulevard at 9:23 p.m. A 21-year-old Akron man was driving the car in front and a 24-year-old Akron man was operating the other car. The 24-year-old was traveling approximately 60 mph, the report said, and struck the 21-year-old who was driving 25 mph (the speed limit). The 21-year-old and his three male passengers, ages 18, 25 and 26, all of Akron, were transported to Akron City Hospital. The 24-year-old and his lone passenger, a 34-year-old Akron man, were taken to Western Reserve Hospital. All had incapacitating injuries. Both vehicles had disabling damage.


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