Petty cash taken from business: The manager of a West Avenue business told police May 5 the building had been broken into over the weekend. According to the report, the back overhead door on the east side of the facility had a window panel smashed out, which police determined to be the point of entry. It was determined a bag of petty cash ($25) was the only thing missing, although damage to the door window and lock was estimated at $550.
Electronics stolen from residence: An Alling Road couple told police May 8 sometime between 1:38 and 1:48 a.m., someone entered their residence through an unlocked back screen door. According to the report, once inside, a $450 iPad, a $450 mini iPad with case, a $2,200 iMac laptop, $9 cash and two Game Boys valued at $150 were taken. One of the residents saw a suspect fleeing out the back door.
Cash, credit cards removed from residence: A Westbury Circle woman told police sometime between 3:30 and 4:15 p.m., while she was out on a walk, someone entered her home, removing $50 cash, her driver's license, Social Security card and assorted debit and credit cards from inside her purse. According to the report, the homeowner said she may have left the sliding glass door unlocked, which allowed the suspect means to gain entry.
Coat, cash taken from residence: A Barnes Drive man told police sometime between 4 and 7 p.m. May 8, while he was taking a nap, someone entered his unlocked home, removing a $50 coat, a $10 wallet, his Social Security card and $1,300 cash from inside.
Akron man caught taking groceries: A 54-year-old Akron man was issued a summons for theft after an employee of a West Avenue business told police she saw him take $670 worth of steaks, seafood and soda from the store without rendering payment. The merchandise was recovered from an SUV in the parking lot.
Wallet removed from purse in shopping cart: An Akron woman told police while she was shopping at a South Avenue business May 12, someone removed her wallet from her purse which was in her shopping cart. The wallet contained $6 cash, her Social Security card and a major credit card, which was used at two Tallmadge businesses.
Purse stolen from vehicle: A Beaver Creek woman told police May 11 while she was putting her dogs into her vehicle at the Summit County Fairgrounds, someone entered her vehicle while she was distracted and took her purse, which contained a $400 smartphone, a wallet with credit cards and $45 cash.
Bike taken from yard: A Mogadore woman told police May 11 that sometime overnight, someone removed her $1,200 dirt bike, which was chained to a tree in the front yard of a Newton Street man's home. According to the report, the woman was attempting to sell the bike.
Woman steals soda: An employee of a West Avenue business told police she was notified by a customer that a female driving a red Dodge Dakota loaded a few cases of soda valued at $33 from the store exit into her vehicle and left without paying for the merchandise. According to the report, a witness took a photo of the vehicle and its license plate. Police are investigating.