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POLICE REPORTS

Published: May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

BREAKING & ENTERING

Copper piping stolen from foreclosed home: Police were dispatched to an Elm Avenue residence for a report of stolen copper piping. According to the report, the officer met with employees of a firm working on the foreclosed home.

The officer entered the structure and discovered the copper lines had been cut out of the basement ceiling, and the basement had flooded as a result.

The mortgage company that owns the home told police it would cost $7,500 to replace and repair the lines.

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THEFT

Akron woman thwarted in theft of crab legs: Police issued a summons for theft to a 45-year-old Akron woman April 27 after loss prevention at a South Avenue business had detained her for shoplifting. According to the report, the suspect entered the store with a large purse and concealed three bags of crab legs valued at $147 inside. She then exited the store without paying. She was released at the scene.

Wallet taken from inside unlocked truck: A North Avenue woman told police April 27 that sometime overnight, someone entered her husband's unlocked truck, which had been parked in the driveway, removing a man's wallet containing $100 and assorted credit and debit cards from inside.

Laptop stolen from restaurant: A Tallmadge man told police April 21 after leaving a fast food restaurant on Southeast Avenue, he discovered he had left his $600 laptop in a booth. When he returned to retrieve his computer, it was gone.

Resident caught switching price tags on shrimp: Police issued a summons for theft to a 28-year-old Tallmadge man April 20 after loss prevention at a West Avenue business told police the suspect had attempted to purchase two containers of shrimp valued at $24.99 apiece for $2.99 apiece. According to the report, the suspect had been warned by the store's loss prevention department before for switching the price tags on merchandise. He was told to never return to the store.

CRIMINAL DAMAGING

Mailbox, post damaged by vehicle: An East Howe Road man told police April 22 that sometime overnight, a vehicle drove up into his yard and struck his mailbox, damaging it and the post. Damage was estimated at $100.

Unknown vehicle rams garage door: A Chippewa Drive woman told police April 24 that around 10:30 p.m., she heard a loud bang outside. According to the report, the next morning she discovered a dent in her garage door. She told the responding officer the same thing had happened about three weeks ago. Damage was estimated at $1,000.


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