On Sept. 17, the owner of an Erie Street rental business told police a man rented a U-Haul van and failed to return it on the due date. When contacted by police, the man said he did not know the location of the vehicle. About three hours later, police recovered the van from a local hotel parking lot.
Two dirt bikes, total value of $11,500, were reported stolen Sept. 17 from a garage at a home in the 6500 block of Portage St. NW.
A Smithview Avenue man reported Sept. 17 that someone used his credit card information to make fraudulent purchases of $548.
A Glengarry Avenue woman reported a .380-caliber handgun was stolen from her unlocked vehicle Sept. 17.
On Sept. 16, an Island Drive man reported he was robbed at gunpoint outside his apartment building. He told police a black male brandished a handgun and demanded his wallet and cellphone.
A Corrine Drive man, 37, was arrested at his home Sept. 16 on a warrant charging him with a felony probation violation in Portage County. He was released to sheriff’s deputies in that jurisdiction.
Police responded to a security alarm Sept. 16 at a home in the 6200 block of Bertram Ave. NW. A burglar forced open a rear door to gain entry. An inventory of stolen property was being compiled at the time of the report.
On Sept. 15, a Salerno Street resident reported someone entered his open garage and rifled through two vehicles parked inside. A $75 radio was taken.
Several other thefts from vehicles were reported on the same day. Two vehicles were entered in the 5500 block of Nettle Creek Ave. NW. A green Coach wallet containing cash and credit cards was reported stolen. On Andette Avenue Northwest, a resident reported a book bag and electronic item were taken from her vehicle.
Police made two arrests for disorderly conduct at a Hills and Dales Road bar on Sept. 15. A Massillon man, 51, was charged for allegedly making offensive remarks to a woman sitting near him. A witness said the man used grossly offensive language toward the woman and other patrons. A Winterville man, 39, was charged for allegedly getting into a fight with another man.
A Fayette Street man told police he returned home from a vacation on Sept. 15 to find a rear window unlocked and slightly ajar. Checking further, he noticed mud tracks throughout the house. Nothing was found missing.
Jewelry and cash were reported stolen Sept. 15 from a home in the 6300 block of Bayside St. NW. A burglar pried open the rear door of the garage to gain entry into the home, a report said.
Sometime during the overnight hours of Sept. 14-15, thieves stole the tires and rims off a 2018 Toyota 4Runner SUV parked in a sales lot at a Whipple Avenue Northwest dealership. Total value of the property was listed at $4,071.71.
On Sept. 13, an employee at a Whipple Avenue Northwest store told police a man fled out the door without paying for three Ohio State T-shirts and a plastic tub.
A homeless woman, 30, was arrested Sept. 13 on charges of theft, aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, and receiving stolen property. Police were called to a Dressler Road department store after the woman allegedly left with a bag filled with stolen merchandise. She was apprehended following a short foot chase. Officers reported finding her in possession of methamphetamine, non-prescribed Xanax pills and a hypodermic syringe. Police also said they found stolen merchandise in her vehicle from previous reported thefts.
A Barrington Circle woman, 36, was arrested Sept. 13 on a warrant charging her with aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony. She was taken to the Stark County Jail and booked.
On Sept. 12, police were called to a Mega Street department store after a suspicious man was seen looking into vehicles in the parking lot. An officer made contact with the suspect and asked him for identification. The man said he had an ID in his room at a nearby hotel. The officer drove the man to the hotel, but the man was unable to produce a valid ID. Instead, he proceeded to give the officer multiple fake names and dates of birth. When told he was being charged with obstruction, the man ran to the freeway and jumped over a fence.
Dog grooming tools worth more than $1,600 were reported stolen from a North Lawrence woman’s vehicle while it was in the 5100 block of Huckleberry Street Northwest Sept. 12.
A Canton man, 34, was arrested at a Sunset Strip Avenue motel on Sept. 12 on charges of obstructing official business, having weapons under disability and resisting arrest. Officers went to the hotel to arrest the man on a warrant for failure to appear on a theft charge. He reportedly gave the officers a fake name and then took off running. He was apprehended after a short foot chase. Police said he tried to pull away from the officers during his arrest. During a search of his room, officers found a rifle underneath the bed. Because of a prior felony conviction, the man was prohibited from possessing a firearm.