On Aug. 21, police responded to a "smash and grab" incident in the parking lot of a Caritas Circle fitness center. A North Canton woman reported someone broke a window on her car and stole her purse containing $400 and several credit cards.
A Massillon man, 39, was arrested Aug. 20 on a failure to appear warrant during a traffic stop on West Boulevard. He also was found driving under suspension, police said.
Police were called to Fulton Drive Northwest on Aug. 20 after a man was reportedly seen damaging property at multiple office buildings. The unknown suspect had fled before officers arrived. Fifteen businesses reported damage to windows and air conditioning units. Nothing was reported taken.
On Aug. 19, a Sonia Avenue man told police he received a check for $4,980 from a person for a piano he had for sale on Craigslist. Shortly after depositing the check, his bank notified him the check and the name on it were fraudulent. The man hadn’t shipped the piano, so he suffered no loss.
A North Canton man, 26, and an Akron man, 27, were charged Aug. 19 with disorderly conduct by fighting. Police said the two men got into a physical altercation at a Dressler Road bar.
A Riviera Avenue man reported a truck bed cover valued at $1,200 was stolen from his pickup truck Aug. 18.
A Canton man, 32, of Carnahan Avenue Northeast, was arrested Aug. 17 on a felony theft warrant and charged with obstructing official business. Police went to a local hospital to pick the man up on the warrant. While in custody, the man allegedly tried to flee from an officer. He was apprehended and taken to the Stark County Jail.
Police were called to a Promway Avenue business Aug. 17 after two people reportedly got into a scuffle during an argument over paperwork. Neither party wished to press charges and the case was closed.
On Aug. 16, police were told an employee at a Dressler Road doctor’s office was using a co-worker’s identity to call in prescriptions for friends and family members. The matter was being investigated.
Police opened an investigation into an Internet theft reported at a Freedom Avenue business Aug. 16. According to the report, someone hacked into the company’s email and, posing as a supervisor, tricked an employee into transferring more than $38,000 to a fraudulent account. The theft was discovered after the fraudster attempted to have an even larger amount transferred through another employee.
A Canton woman, 41, was charged Aug. 16 with theft. Police said she admitted to stealing $240 from customers over the past six months while employed at an Everhard Road store.
An Orrville Street man, 24, was charged Aug. 16 with burglary, a second-degree felony. His girlfriend told police he kicked in the door to her Seymour Street home, thinking another man was inside. He was arrested and taken to the Stark County Jail.
Jewelry and cash were reported stolen from a Shipslanding Avenue home Aug. 15 after someone pried open a side window to gain entry. On the same day, an Echodell Avenue resident reported someone broke into her home through a rear window. Jewelry items were found strewn on a bedroom floor but nothing was reported taken.
A Canton man, 26, was charged Aug. 15 with receiving stolen property. Police said he attempted to sell a phone to a friend of the person who had reported the phone stolen. He was issued a court summons and released.
A Portage Street man told police Aug. 15 that someone in a gray Toyota Camry keeps driving past his residence taking pictures of him and his house.
A Scarborough Road resident reported Aug. 15 that someone broke the glass on a lamppost outside his home. Damage was estimated at $300.
A home in the 3000 block of Inwood Drive was reported broken into Aug. 14. A glass jar containing about $20 worth of pennies was taken.
A North Canton woman told police Aug. 14 that someone posted pictures of her on the Internet without her permission.