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Hudson Police Reports for Jan. 1

Published: January 1, 2017 12:00 AM
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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.


Car buzzes by police with one lit headlight, leads to citation: An officer on routine patrol shortly after 8 p.m. on Dec. 20 noticed a car buzz by him with only one lit headlight near the intersection of Stow and Barlow roads. The officer pulled the car over and noticed the smell of "burnt marijuana." The driver, a 21-year-old Hudson man, told police he had just smoked some marijuana and that there was still some in the car. The man passed field sobriety tests. According to the report the man was not impaired and was cited for drug abuse and drug paraphernalia. Police found a plastic bag containing about 6 grams of suspected marijuana.


Thief rings up $6,600 worth of false charges: A 51-year-old Hudson man told police Dec. 20 that someone had opened a bank credit card in his name. The bank had made several calls to the man, demanding the $6,600 payment. The man knew nothing about the card or charges. The bank is investigating.

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Obscene depiction found on car: Police were called to a Hudson home Dec. 23 just before 10:30 p.m. for a vandalism report. The homeowners reported that someone had written something of an "obscene nature to their vehicle that was parked in the driveway." Police found a crude white paint pen drawing of a man's genitalia along one side of the car with a variety of writing on the other side. The defacing was directed toward the homeowner's 16-year-old son. The juvenile bureau is investigating. The owners were able to rub off the graffiti.


Mother and son given time out for yelling at each other: Police were dispatched to Walters Road Dec. 26 at 6:19 p.m. for a reported incident of domestic violence. Officers met with the pair who had admitted to verbally arguing before police arrived. The pair agreed to stay away from each other the remainder of the evening. There were no charges.


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Flickering light elicits fright: A Hudson Park Drive resident reported Dec. 23 shortly after 2:30 a.m. that she saw a light flickering on and off at a neighbor's home. She asked that Hudson Police check the home where the light seemed to be emanating from. Police searched for fresh tracks in the snow and found none. Upon closer inspection the officer noticed a security motion light was flickering. The home checked out OK.


Man takes a snooze in driveway: An officer on routine patrol noticed a car parked in the driveway of a Herrick Park Drive home Dec. 20 at 3:20 a.m. with its emergency flashers on. The officer also noticed the garage door was open and the lights were on. As the officer approached the car he noticed a man was asleep in the driver's seat. The officer knocked on the window and awoke the man. The man told police he was the homeowner and that he fell asleep inside the car. Police checked out the man's story and left.


Man runs out of gas and luck: A man whose car had run out of gas at Hudson High School called police for a ride back from a South Main Street gas station. The man and his two children were at the gas station. The officer gave them a ride back and ran the man's license plate. The man had an active aggravated menacing warrant from Brook Park. The man was arrested and his children were turned over to his wife.


Facebook threats being investigated: Police were called to a Forbush Circle home Dec. 26 just before 4:30 p.m. for a complaint of several suspicious and unspecified threatening messages. Police are investigating.

Tips Line

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.

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