Aug. 1 motorcycle crash
According to Tallmadge Police, a man on a motorcycle became involved in a traffic altercation in Cuyahoga Falls Aug. 1, which turned into a road rage incident as the two vehicles proceeded down Northwest Avenue toward Tallmadge Circle. In the area of Northwest Avenue and Mark Drive, the vehicles came into contact and the man fell from the motorcycle.
"We are awaiting lab results and believe that the driver, who fled the scene, was a middle aged white female in a dark colored car," said Chief Ron Williams. "That woman has yet to be identified and no charges have been filed. The motorcyclist did sustain serious injuries and has been hospitalized."
The incident, which resulted in Northwest Avenue being closed for several hours Monday morning, occurred at 8:40 a.m. The crash is being investigated by the Summit Metro Regional Crash Team.
Tallmadge Police are asking any witnesses or people with knowledge of the situation to contact the Detective Bureau at 330-633-4231.
Resident caught stealing groceries: Police issued a summons for theft to a 47-year-old Tallmadge woman July 29 after loss prevention at a West Avenue business told police a woman was observed pushing a grocery cart containing $76 worth of merchandise out of the store without paying. According to the report, the woman was detained until police arrived. The suspect was summonsed to Stow Municipal Court and released at the scene.
Akron man nabbed stealing champagne: Police issued a summons for theft to a 58-year-old Akron man July 28 after an employee of a Midway Plaza store observed the man conceal two bottles of champagne valued at $14 and exit the store without paying. Police were able to locate the suspect crossing the street onto Brittain Road. According to the report, police said the man readily admitted to stealing the bottles "because he is an alcoholic."
Laptop left at library missing: A Kent Road woman told police she discovered the $200 laptop computer she had left at the library earlier that day was missing.
Jewelry stolen from home: A Perry Road woman told police after a woman described as an "old friend of her father's" left the home following an impromptu visit, she discovered a $150 dragonfly pendant, sterling silver earrings valued at $160 and diamond and silver earrings valued at $150 were missing from the bathroom. Police are investigating.