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Hudson Police Reports for Jan. 19

Published: January 19, 2014 12:00 AM

Operating a vehicle while intoxicated

Reminderville man arrested: A 30-year-old driver from Reminderville was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after a one-car crash Jan. 10 at 12:52 p.m. on state Route 8. He was taken to a local hospital by EMS for evaluation. His vehicle was towed. Several hours later he was returned to the Hudson Police Department and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and wanton disregard for traffic safety. He was later released on a personal recognizance bond.

Disabled vehicle complaint prompts arrest: An officer's investigation into a disabled vehicle Jan. 10 shortly after midnight on Stow Road led to the arrest of a 23-year-old Hudson man for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, having a blood alcohol content of .134 (state limit is .08), and failure to exercise reasonable control. The officer discovered the vehicle which had crashed into the west side of the roadway just north of Ravenna Street. The driver left the scene after his mother picked him up and before the officer's arrival, but was found at his home. He was taken to the Hudson Police Department and later released on a personal recognizance bond.

Possession of drugs / drug paraphernalia

Garfield Heights women cited: Two Garfield Heights women, 18 and 19, were cited after a traffic stop on West Streetsboro Street Jan. 9 shortly after midnight. The 18-year-old driver was cited for traveling 42 mph in a 25 mph zone, possession of marijuana and possession of a glass pipe. Her passenger also was cited for drug possession. All parties were later released at the scene after the driver passed a field sobriety test, according to a police spokesperson.

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Man trespassing on school grounds: An officer was dispatched to the Western Reserve Academy campus after a caller complained of a man trespassing near the Murdough Athletic Center Jan. 11 at 12:21 p.m. The suspect was identified as someone who had been advised that he was no longer welcome on campus. According to a police spokesperson, the man was walking his dog.


Suspicious person: A caller reported there was a suspicious male walking through yards and looking in windows wearing a black hat and jacket Jan. 9 at 12:57 p.m. Prior to the officer's arrival on Prescott Drive, dispatch confirmed through the service department that there was a city employee reading meters in that area. The officer located the employee in a city vehicle who confirmed that he had been wearing a black hat and black jacket, according to the police report.

Suspicious man: A caller said Jan. 13 at 9:35 a.m. that there was a suspicious man walking around the pavilion at Hudson Springs Park for quite a while, walking in circles. An officer found the 43-year-old Streetsboro man in the pavilion. The man told the officer he has a medical condition and it helps to walk. He said he fell on the ice recently so now he walks under the pavilion because it is dry.

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Disabled Vehicle

Teen driver's vehicle slides off drive: An officer was dispatched to Hines Hill Road after a 17-year-old driver was turning around in a driveway Jan. 11 shortly before midnight. Her vehicle slid off the drive and became unmovable. A tow truck was called. No charges were filed.

Multiple vehicles disabled: Hudson Police officers responded to State Route 8 Jan. 10 at 8:50 p.m. for a report of multiple vehicles off the side of the road. Upon arrival, officers determined all the vehicles had flat tires due to an object in the roadway. Officers stayed with the vehicles to provide awareness to passing motorists for the safety of all involved, according to the police report. Most motorists were able to install spare tires but two vehicles had to be towed. Officer searched the roadway but could not find the object the vehicles hit.

Vehicle left in intersection: An officer was dispatched to the Weston Drive Jan. 8 at 9:58 a.m. for a vehicle disabled in the roadway. A Jeep was in the intersection of Weston Drive and Stow Road with no one around. An investigation determined the 17-year-old driver left the vehicle and went to school. The officers spoke to the student at the school to confirm that he arrived safely. The vehicle was towed.

Nice work: An officer located a disabled, occupied vehicle Jan. 10 at 10:26 a.m. on Hudson Street at Aurora Street. The officer transported the vehicle owner and her two young children to their home in Streetsboro. The vehicle was towed.

Traffic Complaint

Malfunctioning crossing gates: An officer was called to the railroad crossing on Stow Road after someone called and said the gates were malfunctioning Jan. 6 at 6:49 p.m. Norfolk Southern Railroad was called and a crew responded in a timely manner and corrected the problem, according to the police report.

Alarm Drop

Alarm brings police: A home alarm brought a police officer to a home on Lexington Drive Jan. 8 at 1 a.m. The officer met the homeowners and determined the probable cause of the alarm was their new cats roaming inside the house.

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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