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Fairlawn Police Blotter: Assault, Theft and Counterfeit Bills

The following arrest information was supplied by the Fairlawn Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Assault

A Norton man was arrested Friday after an argument with another man who refused to replace him at work. According to a police report, Joshua Bonner, 18, came to the home of Alex Szalay, of Fairlawn Friday afternoon to ask that Szalay work his shift at . Witnesses said when Szalay refused to work Bonner’s shift, the man punched him in the head and fled the house. Szalay, 18, sustained a one to two-inch cut over his left eye that required stitches.

Bonner showed up at the Fairlawn Police Department later that day with his mother, but he refused to give a written statement. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and aggravated trespassing and was taken to the Summit County Jail.

Counterfeit

A salesperson at ’s in Summit Mall reported receiving a suspicious 50 dollar bill on Monday at about 2 p.m

The employee noticed that the serial number on the money matched previous bogus bills passed at the store.  A suspect, described as a black female approximately 50 years old, left before she could be questioned, leaving the money behind. 

Theft

A Tony Hawk model BMX bicycle was taken from the tennis courts at at about Monday afternoon. Police found the bike in front of a house on Kenridge Road at 3:42 p.m. A juvenile told police he had found the bike, but later admitted to police to taking it. The owner of the bicycle declined to prosecute. 

For questions about this blotter, email the editor.

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