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Man really digs Hudson park: Police responded Oct. 14 shortly after 1:45 p.m. to check on a man who was reported to be "digging down in the woods" in Cascade Park. The caller described the man as being in his 60s or 70s and wearing a plaid shirt. Three officers checked the area near points three and four on the 3/4-mile loop trail for more than 30 minutes without success. The alleged digger had disappeared, according to police.
Mystery man asking for cash: Police were called Oct. 17 at 10:20 a.m. for an alledgedly suspicious man in the area of Western Reserve Academy and Saint Mary Catholic Church. According to the caller, the man, who was white and wearing a blue flannel shirt and jeans, was reportedly asking people for money. The man was gone when police arrived.
Angler is one who got away: A Laurel Lake Retirement Community security guard called police Oct. 11 just before 6:30 p.m. to report an unknown person was fishing at one of the ponds on the property. The man was gone when police arrived. It was unknown if the man had any luck catching fish.
There goes the neighborhood: Police were called to the area of Ravenna Street and Stow Road Oct. 12 at 11:15 to investigate "furniture all over the roadway." The officer found a couch, love seat, a rug, a flower pot and a variety of other items in the same area. Police believed the items may have fallen from a pick-up truck or trailer. The items were removed from the road and placed along the side of the road, out of the way of traffic. The service department was notified to remove the items.
Pumpkin suspected of breaking glass: A Colony Drive caller told police that someone stole a pumpkin that was on the front porch of the home. The front storm door frame was also broken. Police found an imprint "that resembled the missing pumpkin on the glass of the broken front door. Damage was estimated at $600. There are no suspects and the pumpkin remains missing.
Money removed from register: The owner of a North Main Street business told police Oct. 11 shortly before 2 p.m. that $534 in cash was taken from an unsecured cash drawer sometime between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 7 p.m. Oct. 10. There are no suspects; police are investigating.
Operating Vehicle while intoxicated
Police say man had twice legal limit in system: Police say a Hudson man who was the at fault driver in a two-car crash Oct. 17 shortly before 7 p.m. on Barlow Road, near Route 91, had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood. According to police there were no reported injuries but the officer allegedly noticed the man had slurred speech, the odor of an alcohol and glossy eyes. The driver performed poorly on a field sobriety test battery and was arrested for OVI. His vehicle was impounded. Later he agreed to a breath sample and registered at .169, the report stated. The legal limit in Ohio is .08. The man was booked and given a ride home. Damage estimates on the vehicles were not listed.
Painters cause panic: A Lost Woods Lane resident called police Oct. 14 at 7:51 a.m. to report a suspicious vehicle, with a man sitting in it, parked at a nearby home which was recently sold. Police questioned the man sitting in the car and discovered he worked for a painting company hired by the new homeowner to paint. The homeowner was contacted and confirmed the man's account.
Unknown man, vehicle prompt call to police: A resident in the 6200 block of Paderborne Drive called police Oct. 14 just before 10:20 p.m. to report a suspicious vehicle parked in front of the home. The caller told police the man left the car and walked down the street. Police found the car to be unoccupied and parked legally. No citation was issued.
California dreaming with forged Hudson checks: A Hunting Hollow Drive resident stopped by the Hudson Police station Oct. 14 just after 11 a.m. to report several checks had been cashed using his account. Checks for $94.51 and $115. 70 were written from his account and an electronic check transfer was made in the amount of $50.37. There are no suspects. The bank is investigating.
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