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.
Officer ends morning reign of terror by masked fugitive: Police were called to the 6100 block of Nicholson Drive Dec. 12 shortly after 1 p.m. to investigate "the same raccoon that had been terrorizing the neighborhood all morning," according to the police report. According to the officer, "I arrived to see the critter walking down the west side of Nicholson." The officer caught the animal with the help of an animal snare. The officer transported the raccoon to the swamp area behind the water plant at 672 W. Streetsboro St. The animal's body was disposed of in the area of the swamp.
Somebody's knocking: Police were called to the 1800 block of Norton Road Dec. 10 around 6:12 a.m. after the resident reported hearing a knock at her front door. Police found no cause for the knock.
OPERATING VEHICLE WHILE INTOXICATED
Man arrested while catching 80 proof winks: A caller told police Dec. 7 around 12:50 a.m. that a suspicious car was parked on Boston Mills Road. Responding police found a 30-year-old Garfield Heights man sleeping in the running vehicle. The officer detected the smell of an alcohol and asked the man to perform several field sobriety tests. However, according to police the man was unable to stand to participate. The tests were terminated for the man's safety, according to police. The man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, He agreed to a breath test and registered a .24 (.08 is Ohio's legal limit). The man was cited and released on a $500 signature bond into his father's custody.
Charges add up to $5,000 on stolen credit card: A Seasons Road man visited the Hudson Police station Dec. 8 at about 8:15 p.m. that someone stole his credit card and rang up $5,000 in charges. The credit card company advised the man of the outstanding charges, leading him to file the report. The credit card company is conducting an investigation.
Man loses more than $1,800 in to fraudulent online auction: A Fox Trace man told police Dec. 8 at 9:45 a.m. that he lost an item valued at $1,819 that was stolen through an online auction. Police believe the auction was set up outside of the United States. There is no investigation pending.
Employee gives slight fright: Police were called to Executive Parkway Dec. 7 at 5:42 p.m. for a reported suspicious vehicle. Police traced the license tag and discovered the car in the parking lot belonged to an employee.
OTHER POLICE ACTIVITY
Flashing security lights still a mystery: Police were dispatched to the 5000 block of Towbridge Road Dec. 7 shortly after 6 p.m. to investigate flashing exterior security lights. Police found two outside security lights flashing on and off. The house appeared unoccupied, according to police. The exterior of the home appeared secure; however, there was no contact number for the homeowner. Police were unable to determine why the lights were flashing.
Man responsible for leaky porch: Police were called to the area of Owen Brown Street Dec. 8 shortly before noon to investigate a man urinating on a resident's porch. Police could not find the man, but found a woman he was alleged to have been with during the incident. The woman was cited for disorderly conduct by intoxication.
TV taken from home: An East Sapphire Street man told police Dec. 11 just before 6 p.m. that someone broke into the front door of his home sometime during the day and took a television set. No loss total was listed. An investigation is pending.
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