At approximately 3:15 p.m. Aug. 6, two suspects took part in a distraction burglary of a Northeast Avenue residence. According to police, the homeowner was in his back yard when confronted by a young male who said he was a surveyor and needed to measure the property lines so the neighbors in the house behind his could put up a fence. Police state one of the suspects spoke with the resident for a period of time before pulling out a tape measure and began measuring random spots on the property. After approximately 30 to 40 minutes, the suspect left the house at about the same time the resident's wife arrived home.
The resident's wife told police she saw two men in a truck backing out of the driveway. The men left quickly and as they did, a leaf blower fell off the back of their truck. The residents then noticed the side door of their home had been damaged, the interior was partially ransacked, and their safe had pry-marks (though entry was unsuccessful).
The truck driven by the suspects is described as bluish-green in color and believed to be either a full size Ford truck or a full size Chevy. The homeowner was unsure but believed that the truck was either a regular cab or half cab. He said the truck appeared to be 4 to 5 years old and seemed like it was a work truck.
If any residents are aware of similar incidents or suspects, they are asked to contact Det. Mike Scholles with the Tallmadge Police Department at 330-633-4231.
Akron man caught with store merchandise: Police issued a summons for theft to a 45-year-old Akron man Aug. 1 after loss prevention at a South Avenue business observed the suspect use a folding knife to open packages and place the merchandise into his pockets. According to the report, the suspect then put on a new pair of shoes and place the ones he walked in with in the box. He was stopped after leaving the store without paying for the items, which totaled $98.
Illegal manufacture of
Tallmadge man caught with drug items in vehicle: Police arrested a 34-year-old Tallmadge man and charged him with illegal manufacture of methamphetamine after officers conducted a traffic stop on Wright Road at West Avenue July 22 and numerous drug items were found inside the vehicle. According to the report, additional meth lab components and chemicals were seized at the suspect's home. He was booked and taken to the Summit County Jail.
Possession of chemicals used to manufacture
Akron couple charged with manufacturing meth: During a traffic stop for marked lane violation and unreadable license plate July 23 at 5:30 p.m. on West Avenue, the officer deployed the department's K9 officer, who alerted to the driver's side door. According to the report, a search was conducted and chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine were located inside the vehicle. Police arrested a 36-year-old Akron man and a 21-Year-old Akron woman, charged them with possession of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, booked them at the Tallmadge Police Department and transported them to the Summit County Jail.
Woman cited for barking dogs: Police issued a citation for barking dogs to a Northeast Avenue woman July 28 after responding to a report of barking dogs. According to the report, the officers could hear the dogs barking from the roadway. They attempted to make contact with the resident, but there was no one home. They returned later and told her the barking was very loud and disturbing to her neighbors before handing her the citation.
Dog at large
Woman issued summons for dog running loose: Police issued a summons for dog at large to a West Howe Avenue woman after neighbors had reported a pit bull running loose. One resident was afraid to let her own dog into her backyard. According to the report, the responding officer observed the dog running loose in several residents' back yards. Once the officer identified the dog's residence, he went to the address to speak with the owner, who denied the dog was a pit bull. He instructed the woman or a family member to find the dog and tie it up or take it into the house.
Tires damage, medicine taken: An Indian Hills Drive man told police July 26 while he was away from his home, someone cut the rear tires on his vehicle and stole a bottle of prescription medication from inside his vehicle. Damage was estimated at $300.
Mailbox hit by vehicle: An Eastwood Avenue man told police sometime between 1:30 and 1:40 a.m. July 30, someone ran into his mailbox and trash cans with their vehicle. Damage was estimated at $75.