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.
BURGLARY/BREAKING AND ENTERING
Stage furniture taken: The owner of a furniture staging business called police May 19 just before 6 p.m. to report that someone had taken several items of stage furniture including three upholstered chairs, a rug and several decorations, 12 pillows, a table and bedding from a Danbury Lane home. The home was being shown by a realtor. The loss is estimated at $2,300. There were no signs of forced entry and police are investigating.
Bench taken: Someone kicked open a garage man door and took a dry wall bench from a Lennox Road home, according to police. The home is under construction. Nothing else was missing. Police are investigating.
Sitting in car: Police were called to Cohasset Drive May 16 shortly before 3 p.m. after a caller reported a older white man sitting in a car. The caller was worried because a group of school girls were going to be arriving home near where the man had been sitting. Police found the man and checked his identification. The man was a friend of the resident of the home. The man was waiting for his friend to arrive home.
Dragging sound still a mystery: A Morning Song Lane caller reported May 21 that she was awoke to strange noises around 3:26 a.m. outside of her home. The noise sounded like "someone was possibly dragging something or someone trying to open a door." Police checked the area and could find no source for the noises.
Police weed out driver's pot: A Stow man was stopped by police May 17 shortly after 1 a.m. when the car he was driving on Norton Road was spotted going left of center by police. The car was pulled over eastbound near Sodalite Drive. According to police the odor of burnt marijuana emitted from the vehicle and the driver was asked to perform field sobriety tests. The driver passed the field sobriety tests but admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle. He was cited into Stow Municipal Court for marked lanes, drug abuse and drug paraphernalia.
OTHER POLICE ACTIVITY
Police work can be a cruddy job: Police responded to an apartment on Atterbury Boulevard May 16 at 9:07 p.m. to help an 86-year-old man with a plumbing issue. The toilet had become clogged and the officer was able to use a non-department issued plunger to clear the blockage. The investigation was closed.
Foul attitudes bring police out: The organizer of a local baseball finals tournament called police May 19 shortly after 6 p.m. to stand by at Hudson High School to protect an umpire who had made some unpopular calls during the game. The crowd was incensed at a few of the umpire's calls and the organizer told police he was afraid for the official's safety. Police hung around until the game was over and escorted the umpire to his car. There were no further incidents.
Vandals deliver damage: A Nicholson Drive woman called police May 16 around 12:30 p.m. to report her and her neighbor's mailboxes had been damaged sometime overnight. There were no witnesses. Damage was estimated to be $200.
Car keyed at high school: A student visited Hudson Police Department May 19 around 3:30 p.m. to report that his car had been "keyed" during the day while parked at the high school. A damage estimate was not listed.
Man cited for soliciting: A man was stopped by police May 20 shortly after 3:30 p.m. on Atterbury Boulevard for soliciting without a license and was issued a citation.
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.