On May 24, a man told police he was celebrating his birthday with his family at a Dressler Road restaurant when he and his wife got into an argument. They took the argument outside where the man said his wife struck him in the face with her fist. Officers noticed a long scratch on the man’s cheek and nose. The woman left the scene and could not be located. Police issued a warrant charging her with domestic violence.
A Promway Avenue business owner told police on May 24 that an employee quit without notice three days before and failed to return a meter valued at $1,900. The matter was being investigated.
A Shreve man, 35, was charged with theft May 24 after he was accused of pushing a shopping cart full of merchandise out of a Mega Street department store. The cart held $284 worth of items that weren’t paid for, police said.
A thief was interrupted while trying to steal copper pipes and other metals from a vacant home in the 2800 block of Whipple Avenue, according to a May 24 report. A witness reported seeing a white male in a truck fleeing the scene. Some of the suspect’s tools were found left behind.
A 22-year-old Canton woman was arrested May 23 on a warrant charging her with misuse of a credit card. She was turned over to Stark County deputies. On the same day, a 28-year-old New Philadelphia man was found with an outstanding warrant during a traffic stop on Portage Street. He was turned over to police in his hometown.
Two men, both of Wales Avenue, were charged with theft May 23 at a Belden Village Mall department store. Police said they were seen stuffing merchandise down their shorts and left without paying. Also at the mall, someone forced open a cash box inside a kiosk and took $115.
Sixty used batteries worth a total of $720 were reported stolen May 22 from a retail warehouse club store on Portage Street.
A 53-year-old Canton man was charged May 22 with theft after he allegedly ran out of a mall department store with a $470 item. He was apprehended and escorted back inside the store to await police. According to reports, the same man was observed the day before stealing a motorcycle jacket and a juicer from the store. In those incidents, he reportedly picked up the items inside the store and tried to return them for cash at a sales counter. When he was denied the returns because of lack of receipts, he walked off with the items.
A resident in the 3200 block of Bloomsbury Circle NW said someone broke into his garage sometime between May 17 and 22. An air compressor, a propane heater, and a power saw and drill, total value $425, were taken.
A 20-year-old Louisville woman was arrested May 22 for allegedly stealing clothing from a mall department store. A loss prevention officer said the woman went into a fitting room with 17 items of clothing. A short time later, she came out with only 11 items. The officer checked the room and found nothing was left behind. The woman was stopped in the parking lot. Six pairs of shorts were reportedly found in her purse.
Page 2 of 2 - On May 21, a manager of a transport business in Clinton told police that a subcontractor failed to return a truck in Columbus on May 15. As of the report date, the truck had not been returned. Also, the subcontractor had not returned phone calls or emails from the business, and the GPS unit inside the truck had been disconnected.
On May 20, an officer patrolling Lasater Street spotted three young people drinking in a rear parking lot. The oldest of the three, a 20-year-old male, was found intoxicated. The officer said the man tried to mislead the investigation by continually giving him false information. He also accused the man of providing vodka to the two other young people, both of whom were under the age of 18. The man’s blood alcohol content registered .15, almost twice the legal limit. He faces charges of falsification, underage consumption and two counts of providing alcohol to minors.
Also on May 20, a Logan Avenue man, 18, was charged with theft and a Blarney Circle man, 20, was charged with complicity to commit theft. Police said the 18-year-old was seen picking up a shirt at a mall department store and removing the price tags. He then took off the shirt he was wearing, handed it to the other man, and put on the new shirt. The other man put the old shirt in a bag, and the two left.
Police responded to a disturbance May 19 at an apartment on 20th Street NW in Canton. During the investigation, a 24-year-old woman was found to have a warrant in Portage County charging her with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. She was turned over to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office.
On May 18, two women were reportedly captured on surveillance video stealing cameras from a retail warehouse club store on Portage Street. The packaging from the cameras was found in an aisle.
A 27-year-old Green man was arrested for driving under the influence May 17 after he was involved in a traffic crash at the intersection of Hills and Dale Road and Brunnerdale Avenue. An identification check revealed the man was in the United States illegally. Police contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement and then took the man to the Stark County Jail where he was placed in a holding cell.