POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Pipes, papers found: An 18-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after police found two marijuana pipes and rolling papers inside the vehicle he was driving when they stopped him at Ashland Avenue and Cora Street for suspicious behavior at 2:30 a.m. March 20. Officers searched the vehicle because they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from it, the report said.
Son arrested: A 22-year-old Falls man was arrested and charged with domestic violence after his father reported that while he and his son were arguing at their home, his son struck him in the right elbow with a wooden giraffe between 1 and 2 p.m. March 19. Police signed the charges on behalf of the father, who had minor injuries and was not treated.
Ex-husband charged: A 24-year-old Falls man was arrested and charged with first-degree misdemeanor domestic violence after his live-in girlfriend reported he dragged her out of their residence by her legs around 7 a.m. March 13 after they argued over a text message he received. The woman had minor scrapes and abrasions on her arms and legs, according to the report. She did not require medical treatment or transport, police said.
Check forged: A resident of the 700 block of Hollywood Avenue on March 17 reported someone used his checking account and routing number to create new checks at 8 a.m. March 9. One check in question was used to remove $275.25 from his account balance without his knowledge or consent. There are leads and suspects, the report said, and the victim will prosecute.
Don't drink and shop: A 44-year Stow woman was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication shortly after 10 p.m. March 17 after she, while intoxicated, walked into a business in the 1100 block of Buchholzer Boulevard while they were closed and refused to leave.
BREAKING AND ENTERING
Factory break room hit: An employee of a factory in the 2500 block of Bailey Road reported finding all of the company's vending machines had been broken into and the security camera in the break room was missing when he reported to work at 4:27 a.m. March 17. Entry to the building had been mechanically breached with an unknown tool on a side door, the report said, and the owner determined money was missing from the vending machines and a laptop and cash box containing approximately $200 were stolen. There are no other leads.
Tools taken: The owner of a business in the 4600 block of State Road reported someone broke in between 3 p.m. March 11 and 5:45 a.m. March 13, causing damage to doors and door frames, and took $1,000 worth of tools and a $400 impact driver. There are no leads or suspects at this time.
Phone stolen: A Falls man reported someone stole his smartphone at the Natatorium, 2345 Fourth St., around 7:20 p.m. March 14. His estimated loss is $650. There are no leads or suspects.
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
Van reported stolen, found: An employee of Old Trail School, located at 4637 State Road, reported someone stole the school's 2003 Chevy van, valued at approximately $2,000, between 9 p.m. March 13 and 9 a.m. March 14. Falls police said the van was recovered after it was involved in a pursuit in Akron on March 13 shortly after it was stolen, and Akron police made an arrest.
MENACING BY STALKING
Charges filed: A Cuyahoga Falls woman reported her ex-husband tried to make sexual advances on her by force or threat of force between Feb. 24 and March 14. He allegedly assaulted her twice, the report said, causing her to suffer a black eye in one incident. After he moved out, the report said, her ex attempted to contact her 217 times by calling and messaging her. The woman signed fourth-degree felony charges against her ex-husband and police have requested a warrant for his arrest. When he moved out was not specified.