Coins, radio taken from residence: A North Thomas Road man told police sometime between 8 and 11:45 p.m. July 30, someone entered his home by breaking into the side door, removing a jar of coins valued at $30 and a $25 boom box/radio/cassette player. Damage to the door jamb was estimated at $50.
TVs, medicine stolen from home: A Fawnwood Drive man told police sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. July 27, someone kicked in an all seasons door at the rear of his residence and removed a $1,700 TV, a $500 TV and prescription antibiotics and painkillers.
Police spot Akron man with vodka bottle in pants: Police issued a summons for theft to a 25-year-old Akron man Aug. 2 after loss prevention at a West Avenue business reported seeing the man conceal an $8 bottle of vodka on his person and leave the store without paying for the item. According to the report, the responding officer located the suspect walking east on West Avenue with a distinct bulge in his pants which resembled a liter bottle of vodka. The suspect was delivered to Akron police officers for several outstanding warrants.
Something fishy about North Canton man: Police issued a summons for theft to a 61-year-old North Canton man July 30 after he was observed by store personnel placing a $13 package of ahi tuna down his pants and a $5 box of Neosporin in his pocket before walking out of the store without paying for the items. The suspect was advised not to return to the store.
Ring removed from room: An Akron woman staying at a North Avenue rehabilitation facility told police sometime between July 22 and 27, someone removed a $1,500 gold and diamond ring from her room.
Police find stolen steak in Akron man's pants: Police issued a summons for theft to a 25-year-old Akron man July 29 after the loss prevention officer at a South Avenue business told police he saw the suspect quickly ride his bike away from the store. The responding officer stopped the man at a Darrow Road gas station and stated he saw a bulge in the man's waistband. According to the report, the bulge turned out to be an $18 sirloin steak. The steak was returned to the store.
Resident nabbed in theft of batteries: Police issued a summons for theft to a 46-year-old Tallmadge man July 28 after the suspect was observed by loss prevention at a West Avenue business concealing a $16 pack of lithium batteries on his person and leaving the store without paying for the item. The suspect was advised by management never to return to the store.
Wallet, credit cards taken from unlocked vehicle: A Tallmadge woman told police while her car was parked overnight on Fawnwood Drive, someone entered the unlocked vehicle, removing a $50 wallet, identification and credit cards and a $10 instant lottery ticket.
Tablet, iPod stolen from unlocked truck: A Tallmadge man told police July 27 that someone entered his unlocked work truck, which was parked at the Beechwood Drive business, removing an $800 black Surface tablet and a $200 iPod from inside.
Drain grates taken from business: An employee of a West Avenue business told police July 25 someone removed four drain grates valued at $1,000 from the wash bays.
Akron woman caught taking steak, seafood: Police issued a summons for theft to a 57-year-old Akron woman July 26 after an employee of a West Avenue business saw the suspect select $282 worth of steak and seafood and leave the store without paying for the food.
Quick change scam reported at business: The general manager of an Erie Drive business told police an individual had engaged one of his employees in a quick change scam, making off with $12.
Jewelry taken from residence: A North Munroe Road woman told police sometime between July 21 and 28, someone removed a $600 white gold and diamond necklace, a $200 gold ring with a single diamond and $40 in change from her home.
Akron man caught taking shrimp, steaks and bourbon: Police issued a summons for theft to a 47-year-old Akron man Aug. 1 after loss prevention at a South Avenue business reported seeing the suspect conceal a package of ribeye steaks, shrimp and bourbon valued at $65 in a store bag and leave the store without paying for the items. According to the report, the suspect admitted to taking the items and said he would never do it again.
In-dash radio removed from unlocked vehicle: An Eastwood Avenue woman told police July 31 that sometime overnight, someone removed a $1,000 in-dash radio from her unlocked vehicle which was parked in the driveway behind her house.
Lawn decoration base taken: A Southeast Avenue woman told police July 30 that sometime overnight, someone took the metal base of her sphere lawn decoration which was in her front yard. The item was valued at $25.
Akron women caught in theft: Police issued summons' for theft to two Akron women ages 18 and 25 after they were observed by loss prevention at a South Avenue business placing merchandise into their purses. Police recovered items totaling $56. They were advised not to return to the store.