Gun Stolen, Police Catch Shoplifter: Police Blotter
The following information was supplied by the Stow Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Handgun Stolen: A resident of the 4600 block of Young Road called Stow Police at 7:21 p.m. Nov. 22 to report that someone removed a basement window at his home between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. that day and stole a Beretta stainless steel 9 mm handgun valued at $650 and about $20 worth of miscellaneous coins.
Garage Items Taken: Two separate burglaries occurred at a house in the 4200 block of Beckley Road, according to a Nov. 23 police report. The homeowner told police that sometime between Nov. 2- 23, someone entered his unlocked garage and removed a mountain bike valued at $95. At a later date, a leaf blower valued at $80 and a 75-foot outdoor electrical cord valued at $40 were taken.
Police Catch Shoplifter: Two men were involved in the theft of $700 worth of items from Walmart, according to a Nov. 17 incident report not released until Nov. 22. Police said the men hid an HP laptop valued at $498, the Xbox 360 game Call of Duty valued at $59, two Xbox 360 digital receiver headphones with a combined value of $118 and five black towels valued at $23 inside a Little Tykes box.
One man paid for the box, then ran from a store loss prevention officer upon being confronted at the front door, according to the report. He fled southbound on Hudson Drive in a Buick, the report said. The second man made a purchase and was later identified by police, who reported that store surveillance video showed the two men working together.
Games/System Stolen: A Walmart loss prevention officer called police at 2:43 p.m. Nov. 23 to report the apprehension of a male shoplifter. The man was accused of taking the Xbox video games Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim IV and Assasin’s Creed and the Nintendo Wii game Zelda. The items had a combined value of $229. The 25-year-old Cuyahoga Falls man was arrested and charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor, the released on personal recognizance bond.
Misuse of Credit Card: At the suggestion of his bank, a resident of the 3900 block of Cardinal Circle reported the misuse of his credit card on Nov. 23. The man received a notification from his bank about a low checking account balance. The man looked at his account online and discovered a charge of $147 made in Shreveport, LA. The man told police his son, a student at The Ohio State University, has possession of the actual credit card in Columbus, but did not make the purchase. The man closed the account.
For questions about this blotter, email Assistant Local Editor Kasha Legeza.