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Drunken Driver Strikes Police Cruiser, Nearly Hits Officer: Police Blotter

The following information was supplied by the North Canton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

A reported drunken driver nearly hit a North Canton police officer in the 100 block of Easthill Street SE about 2:30 a.m. Sept. 23.

One officer was handling a traffic stop in the 1400 block of South Main Street as the suspect turned onto Easthill Street, where another officer was handling a second traffic stop.

The suspect struck the back of the police cruiser sitting on Easthill Street and, at the same time, nearly struck the officer handling that traffic stop. The suspect stopped his vehicle after the first officer turned on his sirens.

The driver was charged with driving under the influence, a first-degree misdemeanor, and operation of street lights and failure to control, both minor misdemeanors.

Assault at Hoover High School

Police responded to Hoover High School after hearing that a special needs student kicked and punched his teacher about 9:45 a.m. Aug. 30. The teacher suffered minor injuries, according to the police report. The report, which classified the crime as a fifth-degree felony, didn't indicate how old the student was or if he was charged with assault.

Theft from Gabriel Brothers

Someone called police from Gabriel Brothers, 4800 Whipple Ave. NW about 7:35 p.m. Sept. 20 and said a suspect tried to leave the store with more than $700 in merchandise. The reportee said he was unable to stop the suspect, but all the items were retrieved. The report didn't say how those items were retrieved.

Items stolen from home on Sheraton Drive

A resident in the 400 block of Sheraton Drive NW told police someone entered her locked apartment while she was in the hospital and stole a notebook and $20 cash. The theft took place between 9:15 a.m. Sept. 20 and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Questions about today's police blotter? Contact North Canton Patch Editor Morgan Day at Morgan.Day@patch.com.

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