Blood discovered in burgled home: A North Thomas Road woman told police Sept. 1 while she and her friends were upstairs watching a movie and falling asleep, around 2:45 a.m., she heard strange noises coming from the main floor. According to the report, as the woman walked downstairs, she heard glass breaking. As she made her way to the front room, she saw two white males run out the front door and another white male run out the back door. The woman told police she discovered her $200 flat screen TV was missing. According to police, a large amount of blood was discovered on the floor beneath a broken window, as well as on the blinds. Area hospitals were notified to be on the look out for someone coming in with lacerations to their hand/forearm. Blood samples were taken. Damage to the window was estimated at $200.
Akron woman caught lifting merchandise: Police issued a summons for theft to a 40-year-old Akron woman Sept. 2 after the loss prevention officer at a South Avenue business told police the woman was seen via closed circuit TV selecting and concealing $27 worth of food and cosmetics in her purse and leaving the store without paying for the items. According to the report, the woman was stopped by store security and the items were recovered. Police said while the woman was being escorted to their cruiser, she said "It was a stupid thing to do to steal that stuff and I'm not sure why I did it."
Dogs stolen from fenced-in area: A Newton Street man told police Sept. 1 that sometime between 1 and 2:30 a.m., someone removed his three dogs (a black lab, a chocolate lab and a sheltie) valued at $1,500, from a fenced in area in his yard. According to the report, the nylon strip holding the gate closed appeared to have been cut, and the strap inside the fence was cut as well.
Political signs taken: A Tallmadge man told police Sept. 3 that several of his political signs had been removed from various locations in the city. According to the report, the man received an email from a resident who discovered 13 of his signs discarded on her property. Police said it appears the signs were discarded between 11 p.m. Sept. 2 and 1 a.m. Sept. 3.