Cell phone taken at school: A Tallmadge woman told police while her son was attending class at Tallmadge High School March 20, he left his $300 iphone on his desk while it was recharging. According to the report, when he went to retrieve it, it was gone.
Akron man nabbed in theft of steaks: Police issued a summons for theft to a 42-year-old Akron man March 13 after a store manager at a Midway Plaza business told police the suspect was observed walking out of the store with a bulge under his coat. When police arrived, they found the suspect sitting in a car in the parking lot, with three packs of steak valued at $19 in the back seat. The officer asked the suspect if he had a receipt for the steaks. He said no. The officer then asked if he had any additional items, and he responded no. The officer said the suspect asked him not to take him to jail, requesting a break. He told the officer he only took the steaks because he was hungry. He was released at the scene.
Man identified in theft of groceries: Loss prevention at a South Avenue business told police March 7 a suspect was observed via closed circuit TV loading up a cart with $168 worth of groceries and leaving the store without paying. According to the report, the suspect was also observed loading the groceries into a silver sedan with another male. The license plate number was recorded. The suspect was identified as someone who has stolen from the store before. A complaint for theft and criminal trespass was signed.
TRAFFICKING IN DRUGS
Tallmadge man charged with trafficking: Police arrested a 37-year-old Tallmadge man and charged him with trafficking in drugs, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a patrol officer stopped him for a cracked windshield on West Avenue. According to the report, when the officer spoke with the suspect, he detected the smell of raw marijuana in the vehicle. The officer located three individually packaged bags of marijuana in the suspect's left pants pocket, along with $160 cash. A digital scale with drug residue was found in the vehicle's center console. The suspect was booked at the Tallmadge Police Department then transported to the Summit County Jail.
DOGS AT LARGE
Resident complains about dogs in yard: A Pickwick Lane man reported a continuing issue with a neighbor's dogs entering his property March 16. According to the report, the dogs continually defecate and urinate on his property, which the homeowner has captured on video and film. He told police he has tried to resolve the issue with his neighbor to no avail. Police said the pictures and video span incidents since November 2015. An officer met with the suspect who claimed his dogs never enter his neighbor's property. The officer told him there is video and photos which indicate otherwise. Police have forwarded the complaint to the city's law director.
Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies or the Tallmadge Police Department. It is not intended to be all inclusive.