Son threatens to start fire: A resident of the 1800 block of 11th Street reported her adult son sent her a text message on March 26 saying, "Set it on fire or I will." The woman, according to the report, believes this is a real threat to burn her house down. She did not want charges filed at this time. Police referred her to the prosecutor's office.
Dude, where's my car, drugs and jewelry?: A resident of the 1200 block of Wellingshire Circle reported someone took miscellaneous jewelry and prescription medication from his home between 8 a.m. March 15 and 6 p.m. March 19. Loss was estimated at $5,100. In a separate report, an Akron woman reported her car was stolen from the same address between 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 22. Her loss was estimated at $20,000. The car was later recovered by Falls police in a traffic stop, police said, and a 16-year-old Akron boy was charged with receiving stolen property.
Clothes make the thief: A 57-year-old Akron man was arrested and charged with theft after a loss prevention officer for a department store in the 400 block of Howe Avenue reported watching him stuff $120 worth of men's clothing into his shirt and trying to leave without paying for them at 8:05 p.m. March 23.
DISORDERLY CONDUCT, ASSAULT
Middle school mayhem: A 15-year-old Falls boy was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of assault and disorderly conduct after police responded to Bolich Middle School, 2630 13th St., where the boy reportedly was being disorderly and, after being escorted to the office, struck the assistant principal in the arm with his elbow and struck another staff member in the ribs with his fist at 8:30 a.m. March 23. The boy was released to his mother who was advised to expect a call from the Summit County Medical Attention Center. There were no injuries that required medical attention, the report said.
THEFT, POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE
Maybe it's Maybelline, maybe it's meth: A 28-year-old Falls woman was arrested and charged with theft and possession of methamphetamine after a loss prevention officer caught her stealing $25 worth of makeup at a Bailey Road grocery store at 7:25 p.m. March 22 and then was found with a crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, a snorting straw end and a marijuana pipe with residue.
Crash with injuries: A 34-year-old Akron man was cited for speed and assured clear distance ahead after a crash at 6:11 p.m. March 23 where he, while traveling eastbound on Front Street, struck a vehicle from behind that was stopped to turn northbound onto Hudson Drive. The driver of the other vehicle, a 43-year-old Cuyahoga Falls woman, was taken by ambulance to Western Reserve Hospital for incapacitating injuries. Both vehicles were disabled.
Two drivers injured: A 36-year-old Falls woman was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal after a crash at 8:30 a.m. March 16 where a 51-year-old Cleveland man was traveling south on Second Street after just getting the green light when the woman ran the red light traveling westbound on Broad Boulevard and struck the man's car on the driver's side. Both drivers were transported to hospitals (the man to Western Reserve; the woman to Akron General) for non-incapacitating injuries. A passenger in the woman's car was not injured. The man's vehicle was disabled; the woman's had minor damage.
VILLAGE OF SILVER LAKE
Man says name used for credit card application: A village resident on March 21 filed a report with police in connection with someone allegedly using his personal information to apply for credit cards between Feb. 28 and March 21. The resident told police he knows of at least two credit cards that have been applied for in his name. One application was denied and the second application was granted, with charges of more than $11,000 incurred on the card. There are no suspects. The case is under investigation.
Man cited after three-car collision: A 31-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was cited for Assured Clear Distance Ahead following a three-vehicle crash on Kent Road March 14. No one was injured in the collision, according to the report. The Falls man was driving his 2012 Ford Escape eastbound on Kent Road at about 5:30 p.m. A 57-year-old Munroe Falls man operating a 2010 Toyota Camry and a 57-year-old Stow woman driving a 2011 Cadillac SRX were both stopped in the left lane due to a vehicle in front of the Stow woman that was making a turn. The Cuyahoga Falls man's vehicle struck the Munroe Falls man's vehicle, which caused the Munroe Falls man's car to strike the Stow woman's car, according to the report. The Cuyahoga Falls man was distracted by an electronic communication device, the report stated. His vehicle and the Munroe Falls man's vehicle had disabling damage; the Stow woman's vehicle had functional damage.