Friday, February 22, 2013
The following was obtained from a Feb. 16 Fairlawn police report. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Radio Shack clerk alerted Fairlawn police on Feb. 16 after he reportedly watched Eugene R. Chamberlain leave the store with over $1,000 in stolen merchandise. Chamberlain -- a former employee of the Radio Shack in Alliance -- was also allegedly caught stealing at a Radio Shack in Stow earlier in the day. According to the Fairlawn police report, he was confronted by an employee, handed back the stolen items and was allowed to leave. Chamberlain was caught in Alliance on Feb. 17 after an arrest warrant was issued. He was transported to Summit County Jail, was released on bond, and is awaiting trial. Chamberlain, 42, of Alliance, is charged with theft, a fifth-degree felony.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The following was obtained from a Fairlawn police report dated Feb. 16. It does not indicate a conviction.
A Chuck E. Cheese security guard called Fairlawn police on Feb. 16 after detaining a customer who was reportedly caught with several bags of marijuana. The security guard, who also works as a Summit County sheriff's deputy, pulled Lamar E. Hill outside of the children's arcade after smelling a strong odor of marijuana emanating from his clothes. According to the Fairlawn police report, eight bags of marijuana were found in Hill's possession, along with $360 in cash. Hill, 25, of Akron, was also caught stuffing several of the bags in the trash before exiting Chuck E. Cheese. Hill was arrested and charged with trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony. He was taken to Summit County Jail and later released on bond. Hill is awaiting trial…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The following information was provided by the Fairlawn Police Department.
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Thursday, February 14, 2013
The following was obtained from Fairlawn police reports dated Feb. 2-4. It does not indicate convictions.
On Feb. 4, a security guard stopped a woman from stealing a pair of jeans at The Buckle in Summit Mall. The thief reportedly placed the jeans into her purse, which was lined with cardboard and duct tape. According to Fairlawn police, the criminal tool, otherwise known as a "booster bag," is used by shoplifters to slip past alarm systems without triggering them. Officers arrived on scene, temporarily detained the woman and cited her for theft and possession of criminal tools, both first-degree misdemeanors. A less cunning thief was reportedly arrested at The Buckle on Feb. 2 after she walked into the fitting room and walked out wearing a new pair of jeans. She tripped the alarm system while fleeing the store and was snagged by security. …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The following was obtained from a Fairlawn police report. It does not indicate a conviction.
Things went from bad to worse for a hapless crook caught stuffing multiple DVD box sets into a book bag at Target on Jan. 30. A security guard saw the theft in progress via video surveillance and called Fairlawn police. Officers apprehended the Canton man as he left the store, but found a little more than they bargained for when he produced a syringe, ice cream scoop and crack pipe from his bag. According to the Fairlawn police report, the man admitted to abusing heroin and crack-cocaine. He was charged with theft, a first-degree misdemeanor; possession of drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor; and drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The $560 worth of DVDs were returned to the store.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The following information was provided by the Fairlawn and Bath police departments
Michael J. Agresta, 40, of Highland Heights, was arrested in Bath over the weekend after allegedly conning several area gas stations out of hundreds of dollars. According to Bath Township Police Chief Michael McNeely, Agresta would pull up to gas stations in a snowplow truck, show fake invoices to clerks and demand payment for work he never completed. When Agresta attempted the scam at a True North Shell station on Sunday evening, the attendant grew suspicious and alerted Bath poilce. Agresta was charged with attempted theft, a second-degree misdemeanor, and was handed over to Solon police, which had issued a warrant for his arrest on Jan. 30. The warrant stemmed from a Jan. 27 incident allegedly involving Agresta and a True North Shell…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Information provided by the Fairlawn Police Department.
On Jan. 26, the security guard at Target watched a 48-year-old Akron woman puruse the Electronics Department before making her way to the video games, according to a Fairlawn police report. The woman pulled 23 different games off the shelf and began stuffing them in her handbag, the report stated. The woman headed toward the exit and began to walk out when she was stopped by security. She had $454 of games in her bag. Police charged the woman with theft and she was banned from Target for one year.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Information provided by the Fairlawn Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
On Jan. 26, a Sam's Club clerk rang up an order for $151 and the customer paid with two gift cards, according to a Fairlawn police report. Each gift card was worth $100 and one gift card had $48 left on it when the transaction was done. Instead of giving that gift card back to the customer, the clerk kept it and gave the customer the empty one, the report stated. The customer later noticed they had the empty card and reported it to the store. After investigating and watching video, Sam's Club security saw the clerk take the card and use it next door at Walmart. The employee, 19, of Akron, admitted she stole the card and used it. Police charged her with theft.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Here are some of the weirdest police reports and incidents from departments across the region.
Here are this week's most bizarre police calls, reports and charges. All information was provided by police reports from departments in Patch communities. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. I hope that isn't a new prize- On Jan. 21, the manager of Chuck E. Cheese in Fairlawn called police to report someone parked outside the exit smoking weed in their car. When the officer arrived, he walked up to the car and stated he could smell marijuana smoke coming out. The officer asked the woman inside, 30, of Akron, if she was smoking weed and she turned over a half-burnt marijuana cigar. Then she gave officers a false name and age. When police finally figured out who she was, the officer charged her with …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Information provided by the Fairlawn Police Department.
On Jan. 21, the manager of Chuck E. Cheese called police to report someone parked outside the exit smoking weed in their car, according to a Fairlawn police report. When the officer arrived, he walked up to the car and stated he could smell marijuana smoke coming out, the report stated. The officer asked the woman inside, 30, of Akron, if she was smoking weed and she turned over a half burnt marijuana cigar. Then she gave officers a false name and age, the report stated. When police finally figured out who she was, the officer charged her with drug possession and providing a fake name.