A Marshallville woman, 42, was charged with theft and possession of criminal tools Jan. 22 after she allegedly took $512 of merchandise from a Dressler Road department store without paying. Police said they found clothing, jewelry, sunglasses and other items concealed on her person. She also was found with a pair of pliers that police said she used to cut off security tags on the items.

On Jan. 21, a Revere Avenue man told police someone has been cutting trees on his property and driving through his yard. He was advised to post no trespass signs on the property.

A Massillon woman, 52, was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication Jan. 21 after reportedly causing a disturbance at a Portage Street Northwest restaurant. Police were told she threw items around in the bar area and refused to leave when asked.

On Jan. 20, an employee at a Port Jackson Avenue business reported a 9mm handgun with a black holster was stolen from his unlocked vehicle in the parking lot.

An Independence Avenue woman, 29, was booked into the Stark County Jail Jan. 20 on a domestic violence charge. Police said she punched her husband and bit him on the back and arms during an altercation at the home.

Police responded to a shoplifting call at a Portage Street Northwest retail warehouse club Jan. 20. Officers arriving on the scene spotted a woman matching the description running from the store. After a brief search, she was found hiding in a guest’s van at a Sunset Strip Avenue motel. The 53-year-old woman, of Akron, was charged with criminal mischief and obstructing official business. She was arrested and taken to the Stark County Jail. An investigation into the theft at the store, reportedly involving the woman and an unidentified man, was ongoing, police said.

A Canton man, 20, was charged with theft Jan. 20. Police said while working at a store in the Belden Village Mall, he discounted items for a friend and put additional unpaid items in the friend’s shopping bag. The incident was observed by store security on closed-circuit TV. The recovered merchandise totaled $135.

Police responded to a disturbance Jan. 20 at a Munson Street gentlemen’s club. Following an investigation, police arrested a 20-year-old Canton man on a warrant out of the Stark County Sheriff’s Office.

A Woodlawn Avenue man, 30, was charged Jan. 20 with felony domestic violence. Police said he struck his roommate on the knee with a golf club during an argument. He was charged with a felony due to a previous conviction.

A Norton man reported someone slashed two tires on his car while he was inside a Fulton Drive restaurant Jan. 20. The tires were priced between $600 and $800 each.

On Jan. 19, a loss prevention officer working at a store in the Belden Village Mall told police she was assaulted by a man after confronting him for shoplifting.

An Echo Glen Street man called police Jan. 19 after he found a bedroom window had been damaged by someone with a pellet gun. Police located a male suspect who agreed to pay for the damages. The victim declined to pursue charges.

A North Canton man, 54, was charged with theft Jan.19 at a Portage Street Northwest home improvement store. Police said he left the store without paying for $45 worth of items underneath his shopping cart after paying for some items. He was issued a court summons and released.

Police were told a man stole 30 packs of cigarettes from a Fulton Drive gas station/convenience store on Jan. 19. The loss totaled $169.

A California man, 55, was charged Jan. 17 with disorderly conduct. Police were called to a Portage Street Northwest travel center, where the heavily intoxicated man was reportedly arguing with employees and customers. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

A Minerva man, 42, was arrested on multiple charges Jan. 17 after police were called to an Everhard Road store regarding a shoplifting incident. A loss prevention officer reported seeing the man conceal a knife and other items inside his jacket. At some point, he was seen using the knife to cut off the security sensor on a pair of shoes. When confronted, he left the store. Police stopped the man in traffic soon after and charged him with theft, complicity to commit theft and possessing criminal tools. He also was charged with driving with a suspended license.

A Frank Avenue man told police Jan. 17 that someone used his personal information to withdraw $3,350 from his bank account.

A Plain Township man, 47, was arrested Jan. 16 on a warrant charging him with public indecency. Police discovered the warrant during a traffic stop on Fulton Road.

On Jan. 15, a Portage Street Northwest woman told police someone used her maiden name and personal information to open a credit account at a local clothing store. She received a notice from a collection agency of an overdue balance of $2,890.68.

On Jan. 14, police responded to a burglary-in-progress call at a home in the 5100 block of East Boulevard Northwest. Officers were told by the homeowner that an unknown suspect entered the garage through a man door and rummaged through two vehicles parked inside. A purse containing $500 cash, prescription pills and credit cards was taken.