A 26-year-old homeless man was arrested on felony weapons charges on March 26. Police said the man was a passenger in a car that had stopped in the middle of the intersection at Strip Avenue and Portage Street. The driver was found intoxicated and arrested for OVI. During a search, police found a loaded 9mm handgun under the homeless man’s seat. The man did not a have permit for the weapon and a background check showed he had multiple felony convictions. He was booked into the Stark County Jail on charges of improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and having weapons under disability.
A Canton man, 37, was booked into the Stark County Jail on a Jackson Township warrant for failure to appear in court for a probation review March 26 following an arrest by Canton police during a traffic stop. On the same day, Jackson Township police picked up a 35-year-old Pittsburgh man at the Tuscarawas County Jail on a felony warrant charging him with receiving stolen property.
A Barberton man, 39, and a Tallmadge woman, 35, were arrested on theft charges March 26 after they were accused of leaving a Dressler Road department store with $280 worth of merchandise without paying.
On March 25, an employee at a Belden Village Street business told police she received an email from a person she originally thought was her supervisor. The email instructed her to purchase 20 gift cards and forward the redemption codes on the cards to the sender. The employee purchased the cards using a company credit card but became suspicious after receiving another email requesting additional gift cards.
A Canton man, 62, was arrested on a felony drug possession charge March 24 after police said they found two baggies of crack cocaine in his possession during a traffic stop on Dressler Road. He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after being found with a crack pipe and push rod, reports said.
A 2017 Honda ASE was reported stolen March 24 from the parking lot of a Promler Street physical fitness center. The owner said someone stole his keys while he was working out.
A Massillon man, 47, of Fairlawn Avenue Southwest, was arrested on a robbery charge March 24. According to a report, the man went to an Everhard Road gas station and asked a clerk if she would use his debit card to withdraw cash for him. When she refused, the man left but returned a short time later and tried to use the card himself at an ATM. When the transaction was declined, he approached the clerk and demanded the money in her cash register, which totaled about $80. No weapon was seen. The man fled with the cash but was apprehended shortly after outside a nearby hotel.
A Canton woman reported someone stole $230 out of her wallet while she was at a Whipple Avenue skating center March 24.
A Canton woman, 24, was arrested on a felony drug possession charge March 24 after police said she was found with a baggie of heroin during a traffic stop on Dressler Road. She also was found with a warrant for failure to appear in court on a driving suspension charge.
A Huckleberry Street Northwest man, 27, was jailed in Stark County on March 24 on a charge of domestic violence. Police said he pushed his girlfriend down during an argument, causing her to hit her head on a sliding glass door. The woman also suffered a bruise on her elbow during the fall and was treated at a local hospital.
While assisting a man with a disabled car on Emmet Boulevard Circle March 24, an officer found the 37-year-old man was wanted on a Medina warrant for failure to make a court appearance. He was arrested and turned over to Medina police.
On March 23, a Barrington Place woman told police she was conned out of more than $10,000 after she shipped three laptop computers overseas to a man she recently met on a dating website.
Two women from New York were arrested and jailed March 22 on felony counts of theft, obstructing official business and misuse of credit cards. Police accused the two of using fraudulent IDs and credit cards to steal more than $2,700 worth of merchandise from a Dressler Road department store. During their arrest, both gave officers fake names and birth dates, reports said.
A Canton woman reported someone stole $40 and a debit card from her purse while she was at a Higbee Avenue doctor’s office March 22.
On March 21, a Loch Ness Circle woman reported someone used her personal information to open a credit card account. She later discovered purchases were made in her name in Vancouver, British Columbia.