Obstructed license plate leads to arrest: An officer stopped a vehicle on West Streetsboro Street March 27 at 4:58 p.m. for having obstructed view license plates and found the 22-year-old Akron driver in possession of marijuana. The man was cited for the obstructed view plates and possession of marijuana and released at the scene.
Strange sounds in the house: A Sapphire Drive woman called police March 27 at 2:07 p.m. when she heard strange noises coming from the interior of the house downstairs. When police arrived, the woman called to the officer from an upstairs bedroom window. According to the report, her husband arrived and he and the officer checked the interior of the house. They discovered the couple's cat had gotten into the piano and was creating the strange sounds.
Footprints in the snow: A Nathan Court resident said there were suspicious footprints in the snow outside his residence March 27 at 7:48 p.m. The resident said he had noted footprints outside several times before. The officer investigated and found footprints from the man's home leading to his neighbors. The resident did not have a meter in the area of the footprints but his neighbors did. The officer surmised the prints were caused by a meter reader.
Loud noises: A Victoria Parkway resident said he and his wife heard loud bangs March 28 at 5:58 a.m. Police checked and found the house secure but could not find the source of the noise. According to the police report, it was a very windy morning and the noise could have been something blowing around outside.
Suspicious vehicle: An officer was dispatched to Deer Path Trail March 28 at 8:59 p.m. to investigate a reported suspicious vehicle. The officer discovered someone was dropping off a friend.
Antenna taken: A Sunset Drive resident said someone took a $40 antenna from his vehicle while it was parked in a West Streetsboro Street parking lot March 31 sometime between noon and 5 p.m.
Identity used to open phone account: A Herrick Park Drive man said March 26 that someone used his personal information to open a wireless phone account in his name. A $200 estimated loss was reported. According to the police report, the phone company deactivated the account and its security staff is investigating.
other police activity
Children left in vehicle: Police responded March 25 to a concerned parent's claim that children were being left in a vehicle for 5 to 7 minutes while the mother was taking another child into a day care center / school on Corporate Drive. An officer made contact with the mother, who left two children, a 9-month-old and a 2-year-old, in a locked vehicle while she escorted her other child into the school. The officer advised the parent that it was imprudent to leave her children unattended and requested she avoid doing so in the future.
Man flees after one-car crash: A one-vehicle crash March 29 at 1:35 a.m. brought police to the scene on Stow Road. A witness said the driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and ran down the road. Officers subsequently arrested a 30-year-old Hudson man and charged him with disorderly conduct, failure to control and obstructing official business. He was given a court date and released.
Caller claims he's an immigration agent: A Hudson woman said on March 25 she received a call from a man identifying himself as an Immigration and Naturalization Service agent who demanded she and her husband wire $2,400 to him at an undisclosed address. The Hudson Police officer advised the couple that was a fairly common scam and that INS agents would never make such demands over the phone. The officer advised the couple not to take any more calls from the scammer or to answer the call and direct him to call the Hudson Police Department.
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.