On Feb. 12, two employees of a Whipple Avenue business told police they tried to stop a white male after witnessing him breaking into vehicles in the parking lot. The suspect got into a car and fled the scene. Personal documents, a pair of sunglasses and a prescription medication were reported taken from an employee’s vehicle.
Two other thefts from vehicles were reported on the same day. A Uniontown couple reported a purse and wallet were stolen from their SUV while they were at a sports complex on Port Jackson Avenue Northwest. A Canton man reported his wallet was stolen from his vehicle while he was inside a Whipple Avenue bowling alley.
Police discovered a 38-year-old Canton man had two theft warrants out on him after arresting him for shoplifting at a Portage Street home improvement store on Feb. 12. The man was charged with theft and taken to the Stark County Jail on the warrants.
Security personnel at a Mega Street department store told police Feb. 12 that a man was captured on closed-circuit TV concealing 31 packs of cigarettes and leaving without paying. He was seen leaving the parking lot in a dark-colored four-door Chevy sedan.
On Feb. 11, a Uniontown man reported someone used his credit card information to make $172 in unauthorized charges at the Belden Village Mall.
A Tremont Avenue woman, 30, was jailed in Stark County on Feb. 11 on a charge of felony domestic violence. Police said she struck her boyfriend twice in the mouth during an altercation at a Fulton Drive bar. The charge was a felony due to a prior conviction, police said.
Two vehicles were reported broken into Feb. 11 at a home in the 7100 block of Hoverland Street Northwest. Clothing, a book bag and a bag containing a bowling ball, shoes and cologne were taken.
A Stuhldreher Street woman reported three prescription medications were stolen from her unlocked vehicle Feb. 11.
On Feb. 10, a manager at a Portage Street muffler shop called police after a man refused to pay for repairs on his vehicle. The manager said the man was contacted beforehand about the needed repairs and costs and gave his authorization to do the work. However, the man complained in an email that he was unhappy with the service and later when he arrived to pick up his car, caused a scene. The manager gave the man his car keys without collecting payment.
A Marietta woman, 27, was charged with disorderly conduct Feb. 10 after she was found highly intoxicated outside an Everhard Road hotel. She was taken to the Stark County Jail after refusing a ride home, police said.
A Strasburg couple reported their vehicle was broken into while they were at a Promway Avenue club Feb. 10. A purse was taken.
A Middletown man, 33, was charged Feb. 10 with obstructing official business. Police said the man gave officers his brother’s name and a phony Social Security number during a call for an unwanted person at an Inn Circle hotel. After his true identity was determined, police found he had a warrant out on him. He was arrested and taken to the Stark County Jail.
On Feb. 9, a manager at a Strausser Street business reported a former employee used a company credit card to make more than $1,700 in unauthorized charges. Police were investigating.
A Canal Fulton woman reported a temporary license tag was stolen off her car while she was inside a Mega Street movie theater Feb. 9.
A manager at a Holiday Street company told police Feb. 9 that someone wrote several checks on the business account without authorization. The matter was being investigated.
A Northfield man, 29, was charged Feb. 8 with prohibitions and obstructing official business. Police said he gave officers two fake driver’s licenses while being questioned about a parking violation on Mega Street Northwest.
An employee at a Portage Street muffler shop said someone punctured a hole in his vehicle’s gas tank and siphoned approximately $75 worth of gasoline. The incident happened sometime between Feb. 6 and 8.
Police responded to several thefts at a Portage Street home improvement store on Feb. 7 and 8. A 30-year-old Uhrichsville man was arrested for allegedly trying to steal $599 in merchandise. He was stopped outside by employees. A 49-year-old Canton man was detained after attempting to leave without paying for a circular saw and tool set worth $318. Police were seeking a warrant for another man who tried to leave with $400 in merchandise. When confronted outside by employees, the man fled, leaving behind the merchandise and his wallet.
A Perry Township man was arrested and jailed Feb. 6 on charges of theft, possession of criminal tools and aggravated possession of drugs (a fifth-degree felony). Police said he left a Dressler Road department store with $880 worth of items hidden inside his clothing. He was found with a knife that police said he used to cut open packages. Police also found a folded piece of paper in his wallet that contained a white powder the man said was a synthetic opioid.
A Windward Trace Circle man, 48, was charged Feb. 5 with domestic violence, unlawful restraint and resisting arrest. Police said he held his father down on the ground and prevented him from answering the door when officers arrived, forcing him to yell for help. He was arrested and booked into the Stark County Jail.