A Jennings Avenue man reported while mowing his grass on June 30 at around 5:15 p.m., he stepped on a manhole cover in the devil strip and fell through the manhole and into the sewer. The man, 33, stated that he fell approximately to waist height. Without calling an ambulance, the man said he went to Akron General Medical Center's North Campus for evaluation. He said the doctor found bruises, scratches and scrapes on his legs but did not take x-rays because he did not believe there were any breaks. Police referred him to the law department should he have any further questions, according to the report. The reporting officer said he was told by dispatch and the resident that the manhole cover was repaired by the water department, according to the report. The man filed the report about three hours after the incident.
Looking for confession: The maintenance supervisor for Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1905 Portage Trail, reported someone stole six handmade wooden signs valued at $200 each between 1 p.m. June 28 and 8:30 a.m. June 29. The church will prosecute if the person responsible is caught, the supervisor said.
ASSAULT, AGGRAVATED MENACING
Woman reports injuries: A 25-year-old man listed as homeless in the report was arrested and charged with aggravated menacing and assault after a Falls woman reported he punched her several times in the face and then waved a machete in front of her face at her residence at 12:35 p.m. June 27. He was booked in the city jail. Police said the victim had a swollen bloody mouth and Falls EMS transported her to Western Reserve Hospital.
COCAINE POSSESSION, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Expired plates, drugs don't mix: A 27-year-old Akron man and a 26-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, after they were pulled over for expired plates at State Road and Byrd Avenue at 9:44 p.m. July 1. The arresting officer, according to his report, encountered "multiple indicators" that led him to believe there was more taking place than just expired plates. Both men were found in possession of cocaine, the report said, and one had a straw for snorting coke and the other had paraphernalia used for smoking marijuana.
DOG BITE, RESTRAINT OF DANGEROUS/VICIOUS DOG
Took a bite out of crimefighter: A Cuyahoga Falls police officer reported being being bitten by a 5-year-old German Shepherd mix while attempting to serve certified mail to the dog's owner at her home in the 3100 block of Charles Street at 9:07 a.m. July 1. The owner was charged with restraint of a dangerous or vicious dog, given a summons and released on scene. The officer was treated at the scene for dog bites, according to the report which was written by another officer.