Police reports

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-- Macedonia --

Forgery

Man possessed phony identification: The case of a Trumbull County man, 45, charged with two counts of fifth-degree felony forgery and misdemeanor theft and trespassing charges was sent to a Summit County grand jury Jan. 31 after an employee of a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store reported the man left the store without paying for a $40 video game controller Jan. 26.

Police said that when they arrested the man, they found a forged state identification card on him which the employee said the man used to return an electric shaver without a receipt.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the man did not enter pleas to the felonies and pleaded not guilty at his Jan. 28 arraignment. He was released from Macedonia City Jail on a personal bond Jan. 31.

Identity theft

Fraudulent account opened: A Shepard Road man reported discovering Jan. 26 that someone opened a credit card account with a New York jewelry store in his name and charged nearly $4,000 in purchases to it.

The man said someone also tried to open similar accounts with two other store chains in his name and a third account in his wife's name, but these were denied. Police said the matter is under investigation.

Theft

Store employee charged with theft: A 22-year-old Cleveland woman did not enter a plea to fifth-degree felony theft at her Jan. 28 arraignment after security personnel at a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store reported Jan. 24 that the woman, a store employee, allegedly took at least $2,300 from cash registers the previous week.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, the woman was released from Macedonia City Jail on a personal bond following her arraignment.

Fuel taken from tractor: An employee of a Highland Road business reported Jan. 22 that someone siphoned 45 gallons of diesel fuel, valued at nearly $190, out of a yard tractor while it was parked outside the business in the previous few days.

GPS units take from vehicle: A man reported Jan. 20 that someone took two global position system devices totaling $600 in value from his truck while it was being repaired over the previous few days at a North Freeway Drive business.

Warrant issued for man: Stow Municipal Court issued an arrest warrant Jan. 23 for a Cleveland Heights man, 46, after the man failed to appear in court on a first-degree misdemeanor theft charge.

Police said the man was arrested Jan. 13 after a Macedonia Commons Boulevard store employee reported the man allegedly tried to leave the store without paying for a $197 stereo.

According to municipal court records, the man was released from Macedonia City Jail Jan. 14 on a $500 bond.

-- Northfield Village --

Property damage

Vehicle vandalized: A Ledge Road man reported discovering Jan. 29 that someone scratched the side of his vehicle and slashed one of its tires while the vehicle was parked outside his apartment building during the night.

Vehicle struck in parking lot: An employee of a Route 8 business reported that someone struck her vehicle while it was in the business' Summit Avenue parking lot when she was at work in the morning Jan. 27. Police said a headlight was broken and the hood above the headlight was dented.

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