Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies or the Hudson Police Department. It is not intended to be all inclusive.
Man loses more than $600,000 in scam: A 64-year-old East Sapphire Drive man told police Nov. 23 that he was having trouble with an $11,000 wire transfer. The man told police the money was to pay a bill. The man had previously met with police about a similar incident. The man told police "his instructors" were allegedly directing him to make wire transfers. The instructor is alleged to be a man from an African bank according to the Hudson resident. The man told police the instructor told him more than five months ago, via a telephone call, that he owed more than $700,000, but taxes must be paid on the money first. Police, as well as the man's bank, advised him this was a scam and to stop sending the money. However, the man admitted to making $100,000 in transfers during the previous five-month period. Police requested all the information the man had on the individuals involved. According to police, it was estimated the man made more than $600,000 dollars in transfers since June to several individuals who promised to pay the Hudson man $4.5 million in return. Several federal entities are investigating police said.
Woman alleges family member signed tax return: A former Hudson woman told police Nov. 23 that she believed her husband forged her signature on both her state and federal tax returns and kept more than $5,000. The couple is in the midst of a divorce. The Internal Revenue Service is investigating.
Large boulder ends up in road: Police were called to Owen Brown Street Nov. 26 shortly after 9 a.m. to investigate a traffic complaint involving a large boulder. According to police the boulder had become dislodged from a home on Old First Street, possibly by a car turning around in the family's driveway. The boulder was too heavy for the officer to move. The family was advised by police to contact a contractor to have the boulder removed.
Visiting juvenile summons police: Police were dispatched to an Aurora Street home Nov. 22 at 2:52 p.m. for an incomplete 911 call. The homeowner did not know who made the call. Police later discovered a visiting juvenile made the call. There were no charges.
Men raise stink after dumping refuse in city park receptacles: A Hudson Parks Department employee told police Nov. 22 around 2:40 p.m. that he saw two residents allegedly disposing full bags of their personal trash at both Cascade and Darrow parks. The man asked police to contact the residents and advise them to stop. Additional information was not available.
License plate ends up in field: A man turned a license plate into the Hudson Police Department Nov. 23 at 10:40 a.m. The man had found the plate in an open field in the 2000 block of Ravenna Street. Police contacted the owner who picked up the plate.
Peninsula teen warned about contact with woman: A 17-year-old Peninsula teen was warned Nov. 23 at 4:23 p.m. to stop allegedly stalking the 17-year-old daughter of a Hudson woman at a First & Main Street clothing store. The woman was advised by police to talk to the domestic relations board if the action continues. The incident was forwarded to the juvenile bureau.
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Man refuses breathalyzer after being stopped: A 22-year-old Chagrin Falls man was arrested Nov. 23 shortly after 11:30 a.m. for a moving violation on Darrow Road. Police said the man allegedly had the "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, slurred speech and bloodshot/red eyes." The man agreed to a field sobriety test and performed poorly, police said. The man was arrested for OVI and his car was impounded. The man refused a blood alcohol test at the Hudson Police Station while being booked. The man was later released on a signature bond to his mother.
Wallet possibly left at store: A woman visited the Hudson Police Station Nov. 24 around 8:20 p.m. to report her wallet was missing. The woman had used the wallet at a Streetsboro Street grocery store earlier. However the store was closed. The red wallet contained cash, credit cards, a driver's license and Social Security card, she said. The woman planned to go back the next day, but whether the wallet was found was not reported, according to the police.
Workers set off alarm over alarm: Police were called to a Barlow Road business address Nov. 27 at 10:51 p.m. for an alarm drop. When police arrived they found workers performing demolition in another area of the business. The alarm company was advised.
The Hudson Police Department's Tips Line provides a confidential avenue for individuals to report criminal or suspected criminal activity. The Tips Line is not a substitute for the immediate reporting of events or situations in progress that require an immediate police response. Although callers may remain anonymous, police would prefer all callers reveal their identity as a source of contact should further clarification be necessary.
To call the Tips Line, phone 330-342-1820.