Unprovoked attack reported: A Stow man reported he was walking down the sidewalk on Bailey Road near the railroad tracks around 12:30 a.m. July 10 when a white male he did not know came up to him and punched him in the face near his right eye "causing him to bleed," the police report said. The victim said the punch was "unprovoked." He was treated and released at the scene by Falls Fire. There are leads and police are investigating.
House emptied while away: On July 9, a resident of the 100 block of Munroe Falls Avenue reported someone broke into her house between April 9 and May 9 while she was in the hospital for several weeks. Someone pried open the back door, according to the report, and stole an estimated $5,000 in property including the washer and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, TV, a box of jewelry, her husband's tools, a cell phone, clothes and paperwork. The home was "emptied out," according to the report. There is a suspect.
Mother, children home: A female resident of the 2300 block of Tenth Street reported a man entered her unlocked residence while she was home with her two children and stole her purse and cell phone from the kitchen counter between 1:12 and 1:32 p.m. July 4. The woman did not know the burglar but she saw him leaving the area, the report said. Her loss was $270. Police are investigating.
Zero tolerance: A 43-year-old Akron woman was arrested at a Howe Avenue grocery store and charged with theft after the manager reported she scanned two bottles of iced tea and coded the scanner for bananas, thereby paying only $3.86 for the tea instead of $4.50 at 12:13 p.m. July 9. The total theft for both transactions is $1.25, the report said. The store is pressing charges and the woman was issued a court summons.
POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
Was it Shaggy?: A 22-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man on July 10 was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a fifth-degree felony, after "Scooby Snacks" he was found with in January tested positive at BCI for synthetic marijuana.
Minor offense or offensive miner: A resident of the 1600 block of 19th Street reported a man threatened him with a pickaxe outside his home after the resident began photographing damage to his yard around 1:55 p.m. July 7. There is a suspect; the resident was referred to the prosecutor.
Game over: An 18-year-old Shelby man was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery, a felony, after a Cuyahoga Falls man said he took his $200 video game system while sitting in the backseat of a car parked outside the victim's home at 7:15 p.m. July 6. The Shelby man pointed a gun at the victim before riding away in the car, headed toward Portage Trail. Police say the two men appear to have known each other.
OVERDOSE, DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
Peninsula man transported: Police responded to an overdose in the 2900 block of Oakwood Drive at 9:20 p.m. July 5. A 31-year-old Peninsula man was found with three syringes, one used by the man to inject a controlled substance. He was transported to Western Reserve Hospital by Falls paramedics.
IMPROPER HANDLING OF FIREARM, OPEN CONTAINER
Pennsylvania man arrested: A 21-year-ol Cranberry Township, Pa. man was arrested and charged with improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, a fifth-degree felony, OVI, and open container, at Stow Avenue and Third Street at 1:42 a.m. July 6. Police had stopped the man for multiple traffic violations when they found a loaded handgun on the passenger seat and several open containers of an alcoholic beverage called "Twisted Tea," according to the report.
Dealer arrested after tip: A 19-year-old Falls man was arrested and charged with trafficking, a fifth-degree felony, at 9:10 p.m. July 2 on the former Sill Middle School property at 1910 Searl St. after an informant advised police that the man would be there to sell Xanax. He was found with 10 pills of Xanax in a plastic bag, according to the report.
VILLAGE OF SILVER LAKE ASSAULT/SEXUAL IMPOSITION
Assault reported: A Silver Lake woman reported on June 27 she was approached by a teenage boy who smacked her on the buttocks and asked her to take his virginity. It was discovered through word-of-mouth that there are two other victims stating the same thing happened to them, the report stated.
Woman says neighbor fired BB gun: A village woman on South Oakhill Road on June 29 reported her 16-year-old neighbor was shooting a BB gun at a deer in the woman's yard. The neighbor admitted firing the BB gun, but only in his own yard.