A manager at a Whipple Avenue second-hand store told police June 4 that someone used a $50 counterfeit bill to pay for purchases.

A Massillon man, 42, of Plymouth Street Northwest, was charged with domestic violence June 3 after he allegedly choked his stepson and then threw him on the floor. The victim suffered minor contusions and scratches.

The owner of a Whipple Avenue realty company told police June 3 that a former employee embezzled a large amount of money from the business over several years. Police were investigating.

Someone broke into an apartment on South Boulevard on June 3 and stole a small lockbox and $700 in cash.

An Everhard Road man reported keys and loose change stolen after someone entered his unlocked car on June 3.

On June 2, a manager at a Belden Village Street restaurant told police he received threatening text messages from a man. The messages contained threats of physical harm and homophobic slurs. The manager was advised to contact police if the messages continued.

A Uniontown woman reported June 2 that someone stole several credit cards from her purse and used them to buy food at a restaurant on Belpar Street Northwest.

A Roman Avenue woman called police on June 2 to report someone dumped chocolate sauce, honey and flour in her driveway and flower beds. The culprit also wrote profanities on the driveway, she said.

On June 1, a Spruce Drive woman told police someone stole several items from her boat and cut the bungee cords securing the boat to the shore. A neighbor reported seeing the woman’s estranged husband in the area at the time of the theft. The woman told police she and her husband are separated and that he was forced by court order to vacate the home last November. Since then, he has driven past the home multiple times and followed her in his car. The woman does not have a protection order against the man.

A Hartville man, 18, was charged with theft June 1 after he was reportedly seen on closed-circuit TV concealing items inside his clothing at a Dressler Road department store.  The recovered merchandise totaled $210.

Police investigated an attempted burglary June 1 at a home in the 7200 block of High Mill Avenue Northwest. The homeowner reported finding a basement window broken.

A Canton woman, 46, was arrested June 1 after she allegedly wheeled a shopping cart out of Strip Avenue supermarket with more than $500 worth of groceries without paying. She was released with a court summons charging her with theft.

A Shakertown Drive woman reported a $1,200 diamond necklace was stolen from her unlocked vehicle June 1.

A North Canton man reported finding the driver’s window on his car broken out after he got off work on Strip Avenue Northwest on June 1. Nothing was reported taken.

A Canton woman, 37, was charged June 1 with theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said she walked out of a Dressler Road department store with $42 in makeup items concealed in her purse. While arresting her, police reported finding a cut pen and a piece of cellophane with white residue on them in her purse. Additional charges were possible pending test results on the white powder, police said.

On May 31, police responded to a call on Emmet Boyd Circle about an elderly man waving a gun around inside a business. The man, who was said to be in his 80s, was gone before officers arrived. A witness said he had taken the gun from the man, who he described as either intoxicated or suffering from dementia. No threats or acts of violence were reported. Police took the gun and filed it as evidence.