Two Canton men, ages 23 and 33, were arrested March 19 after they were allegedly caught stealing merchandise from a Dressler Road department store. Both men were charged with theft and possession of drug abuse instruments. The 33-year-old was additionally charged with obstruction and possession of drugs. Reports said he ran from a police officer and was found in possession of marijuana.
A patrol officer stopped a Canton woman on Whipple Avenue March 19 after noticing her front license plate was face down on her dashboard. The officer detected an odor of marijuana in the car, and the woman admitted a roach was in a cup holder. The 30-year-old was charged with possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, and released with a court summons.
A Stuart Avenue man reported his leather wallet containing numerous ID and credit cards was stolen from his unlocked car March 18 or 19.
A Massillon woman, 29, of Cardington Green Circle, was booked into the Stark County Jail March 18 for domestic violence. Police said she threw a knife at her fiancé and struck him several times during a quarrel at the home.
Four Massillon women were arrested on disorderly conduct charges March 18 after police were called to break up a fight at a Fulton Drive bar. Two of the women suffered possible broken noses but refused to be treated, according to a report. All four were released with a court summons.
A Canton man, 39, was arrested March 18 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a theft charge. He was picked up on Fulton Drive and transported to the Stark County Jail.
A Shipslanding Avenue woman was scammed out of $500 after someone claiming to be from the IRS called and told her she needed to pay money on back taxes or she would be arrested. The woman purchased a pre-paid gift card and gave the caller the card information over the phone.
Police are looking for two women who reportedly stole more than $2,500 worth of clothing from a store in the Belden Village Mall March 17. The women were seen fleeing in a silver Ford sedan with out-of-state license plates.
A Massillon man, 32, of Wellman Avenue Southeast, was charged March 17 with theft and obstructing official business. Police responded to a call from a Whipple Avenue store, where the man was reportedly seen putting several plants in the back of his pickup truck and driving away without paying for them. During a traffic stop a short time later, the man gave officers a fake name and birth date, according to police. When he finally gave the correct information, police found he was driving under suspension and wanted on a warrant. He was arrested and taken to the Stark County Jail.
A Woodlawn Avenue woman called police March 17 to report a possible breaking and entering in her apartment building. It turned out someone slammed a door.
An Akron man, 52, was booked into the Stark County Jail March 16 on a felony drug possession charge. An officer spotted the man smoking marijuana in his car outside a Whipple Avenue fitness center. During a search of his vehicle, police reported finding a baggie containing psilocybin mushrooms.
A Canton woman, 37, was arrested on theft charges March 16. She allegedly tried to walk out of a Dressler Road department store with two vacuum cleaners and candy items without paying for them. The merchandise totaled $577.43.
On March 15, an Oxford Chase Circle woman reported someone used her identity to open a credit card account in 2014. Fraudulent charges made on the account in the interim totaled $128,000.
On the same day, an Emerald Ridge Avenue man told police someone tried to use his personal information to open three credit accounts.
A man, 23, and a woman, both of Mayfield Heights, were arrested March 14 after they were allegedly caught shoplifting at a Portage Street home improvement store. The woman was charged with theft after police said they found stolen merchandise in her purse. The man was charged with complicity to commit theft and possession of criminal tools. Police said they found scissors on him that he used to cut off security tags. Both were additionally charged with criminal trespass after police learned the two had been banned from the store for a previous offense.
On March 13, an Oak Drive woman told police a neighbor man pointed an Airsoft gun at her through his window and then fired several shots into her backyard. Police were investigating.
A Canton woman, 46, was charged with two counts of theft March 12. Police said she tried to leave a Portage Street home improvement store with a closet door and microwave without paying for them.
A Canton woman reported someone broke into her car and stole her purse while she was visiting a residential facility on 22nd Street Northwest March 12.