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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.
Designated driver gets ticket for speed: A car carrying four people was pulled over Jan. 20 just before midnight after police noticed the driver hitting a speed of 53 mph in a 35 mph zone. The officer smelled alcohol in the car. Upon questioning the occupants it was found that the driver was the designated driver for the evening. However, according to police, officers could not tell where the smell of alcohol was coming from. The driver was removed from the car and passed a field sobriety test. The driver was issued a citation for speeding and the group was sent on its way.
Coins may have been copped from safe: A Chamberlin Court man told police Jan. 23 around 7 p.m. that several coins were taken from the safe in his home office twice, once in December and once in January. The value of the coins totaled $500. The man told police he suspects that family members could be responsible. There have been no charges.
More than $85,000 taken from retirement fund: A Hudson man told police on Jan. 23 that someone had removed more than $85,000 from his account to an investment account in Maryland. The man did not make or authorize the transfer. The investment and retirement companies are investigating.
Charges made on credit cards: A Fairway Boulevard resident told police Jan. 23 that someone had made more than $200 in total charges using two store credit cards.The charges were made earlier this month.
Failure to stop gets passengers popped: Police pulled a car over Jan. 18 around 5:15 p.m. for not stopping at the Stoney Hill and Ogilby drive stop sign. The officer thought he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and asked all three passengers to get out of the car so it could be searched. Police found an eye glasses case with a small amount of a green leaf colored vegetable matter, believed to be marijuana. The officer also found a device used for grinding marijuana into a fine substance. A 27-year-old passenger from Hudson and a 24-year-old passenger from Bedford Heights were arrested and issued minor misdemeanor citations for drug abuse and possession drug paraphernalia. The driver was cited for running a stop sign.
Check is not in the mail: A Stonebridge Court man visited the Hudson Police Department Jan. 18 shortly before 10 a.m. to report what he called suspicious activity with his mail. The man told police two checks, one mailed to him Dec. 28 and the other mailed to him Jan. 3, have not been received by him. The man told police there have been no attempts made at cashing the checks. The man said there was no other mail missing from his mailbox. The man will be reporting the incident to the Postal Service but needed a police report number for verification.
Source of drilling noise not found: An Andover Way resident called police Jan. 22 at 2:45 a.m. to report what sounded like drilling coming from the rear of her home. The caller told police the sound was like "someone is using a drill to attempt to gain entry into the residence." Police checked the home and property. The source of the noise was not found.
Door left open: Police were called to a Winslow Drive home Jan. 22 shortly before 8:30 p.m. for an open garage door on an unoccupied home. According to a neighbor, the home was shown by a realtor earlier in the day who forgot to close the door. Police checked the area, which appeared secure.
Door open on unoccupied home: Police were called Jan. 18 around 10:30 a.m. to an unoccupied home on Hudson Drive which had an open front door. The door was found open by a Zoning Enforcement Officer who was serving a citation. Police checked the area which appeared secure.
Keys returned to owner: A Hammontree Drive man turned in a set of car keys Jan. 23 shortly after 8 a.m. which were found in his backyard. The owner was identified by police by a frequent shopper tag.The keys were returned later that evening.
Muskrat expelled from school: Police were called to Hudson Middle School Jan. 19 shortly before 10 p.m. to remove a small muskrat which had "taken up residence in a corner near some entry doors to the school." The officer used an animal noose to remove the animal, unharmed, and relocate it to a nearby wooded area.
Dog charges walkers: Police were called to Brentwood Drive Jan. 20 just before 5 p.m. about a dog which ran from its yard and charged two people walking. The dog, a golden retriever, twice charged at the walkers, according to police. The dog did not bite either walker. The owner said the dog broke loose from the garage area. Police advised the owner of the city dog ordinance.
Grass is always greener with permit: Police were called to Willow Lake Drive Jan. 20 shortly after 2 p.m. after residents reported a man soliciting lawn services. Police found the man who was walking the neighborhood, at the direction of his boss, soliciting work. The man told police he was not aware a permit was needed. The man was issued a warning.
DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION
No license -- no driving: A Brunswick man was stopped Jan. 22 shortly before 10 p.m. on Barlow Road after a registration check revealed he had suspended license. He was cited and his vehicle impounded.
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.