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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.
Tree blocking roadway: Police were called Jan. 12 around 6:30 a.m. to Ranette Avenue for a report of a tree down across the roadway. Police found a large pine tree had fallen and completely blocked the road. The officer attempted to move the tree. However the root ball was still partially in the ground. The service department was called to remove the tree. Several cars almost hit the tree due to low visibility, according to police.
Power line on road: Police were dispatched Jan. 11 just after 12:30 a.m. to Doug Avenue at Evergreen Road for a power line down across the road. The power line was attached to a pole. Police called Hudson Power and waited until the line was repaired.
Railroad lights on the fritz from rain: Police were dispatched Jan. 12 at 6:38 a.m. to the Barlow Road railroad crossing near Little Tikes to check on a malfunctioning signal light. The light had activated but no train was near. Police believed the cause was local flooding due to heavy rain. Dispatch notified Norfolk Southern Railroad about the issue. The officer stayed on scene and crossed vehicles over the tracks until the lights returned to normal.
Sick raccoon disposed of: A Ravenna Street resident called police Jan. 11 shortly after 10:30 a.m. to report a sick raccoon. Upon arrival police found a lethargic raccoon near the garage. The officer snared the animal and took it to the rear of the property for disposal with his weapon.
Cell phone owner unknown: A package containing an iPhone was mailed to the Hudson Police department Jan. 12. A motorist who lives in Homeworth, Ohio, found the phone earlier this month on state Route 303 near state Route 91. Police made unsuccessful attempts to identify the owner. The phone was placed in evidence.
Mysterious thud not found: Police were called to a Fox Trace Lane home Jan. 12 just before 5:30 p.m. to investigate a mysterious noise. The homeowner told police she returned home and heard a loud thud. Officers checked the home but could not find the cause of the noise.
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Woman refuses to give breath sample: A Stow woman was stopped by police Jan. 13 at 10:12 p.m. after an officer said he witnessed her car speeding south on Darrow Road. The car was clocked at 56 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to police. Police attempted to pull the driver over, however she ignored the lights and siren, police said. The woman finally stopped her car in Stow at Clearbrooke Drive. According to police the woman smelled strongly of alcohol and stumbled from her car. She refused to give a breath sample and arrested for OVI and failure to comply with the signal of a police officer. The woman was given a court date and posted bond.
To be or not to be in the home: Police were dispatched to an Andover Way home Jan. 13 at 9:10 p.m. for an alarm drop. Upon arrival police knocked on the door after seeing a man sitting in the home. The man, who did not live at the home, answered. The man told police he entered the home through the garage and was supposed to help the family unload their belongings when after they returned from a trip. The man showed police how he punched in the proper code and was able to enter the home. Police tried to contact the family but could not. Police waited with the man and checked for any signs of forced entry. Finding none, they asked the man to have the homeowners call police when they arrived home. Later that night the homeowners called and confirmed the man's story.
Man arrested for domestic violence: A Stow resident called Hudson Police Jan. 14 shortly after midnight to report a woman screaming near the intersection of East Sapphire Drive and Norton Roads. The caller reported hearing a woman yelling and crying then a man leaving rapidly in a car. Police found a Stow woman who alleged a 21-year-old man, also from Stow, had committed some sort of domestic violence. The man was found and arrested and charged with domestic violence and unlawful restraint.
Caller worried about idling car: Police were called to the Hudson Post Office Jan. 12 at 3:22 p.m. after a caller reported a man sitting in his vehicle possibly sick or intoxicated. Police arrived and talked to the man who told police he was just tired after a long day at work and was taking his time reading his mail before going home.
Man disagrees with store return policy: Hudson Police were asked by Streetsboro Police to check on a Faymont Drive resident. According to police the man was in a Streetsboro store and attempted to return several food items. Instead of requesting a refund the man left the products in the cart at the customer service desk and walked away without an explanation according to a store employee. Hudson Police found the man who said he was trying to return the items, which he knew would be automatically discarded by the store. The man said the policy was wasteful so he tried to leave the items in the cart in the hopes an employee would put the items back on the shelf.
Hooded knocker causes concern: A Bard Drive woman called police Jan. 12 shortly after 5 a.m. to report a man wearing a hoodie was knocking at her door. The man was gone when police arrived.
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.