Post office customers voice protests against anti-Obama protesters: Police were called to the Hudson Post Office three times Nov. 8 due to complaints about two people from Redford Township, Mich., who were protesting President Barack Obama and asking for his impeachment. The two claimed to be members of the LaRouche movement who were traveling through Summit County protesting Obama, police said.
Police were called out at 8:57 a.m. after employees complained about the man and woman who were holding a sign with Obama’s likeness with a “Hitler mustache” according to police. The two were warned to stay off of post office property, but were allowed to remain on the public sidewalk.
About an hour later, at 9:58 a.m., police were again called on reports the protesters were trying to hand out literature on Ravenna Street. Police warned the two to stay out of the roadway.
At 11:30 a.m. police were called for the third time when customers complained the protesters were yelling at customers asking “who did you vote for.”
The protesters left sometime after 3 p.m. They were not cited and their actions were peaceful, according to police.
Trashed big-screen TV found in road: A police officer investigating a traffic complaint Nov. 10 around 9:45 a.m. found a 52-inch large-screen TV in the road on Danbury Lane. The officer said the set, which had a “huge hole in the middle of the screen,” was on wheels and appeared to have been rolled to that location. The officer also found a sign which read “sorry” written on the TV. The officer asked nearby residents if they knew who the set belonged to; they did not. The officer removed the TV from the road.
Hunters warned: Employees of a Hines Hill Road business told police Nov. 9 that around 8:30 a.m. they saw two men with crossbows and tree stands on the private property allegedly looking for deer. Police searched the area and did not find the men. Men matching the description were found around 1:30 p.m. by Metro Park Serving Summit County rangers on park property. The men were warned that hunting is prohibited on the property. No citations were issued.
Officer finds lost keys: A waste management company driver found a set of car keys Nov. 9 around 10 a.m. at state Route 303 and Pinewood Lane. The driver dropped the keys off at the Hudson Police Department, in case the owner called. An officer took the keys to the area where they were found and began hitting the alarm button on the keychain fob until he found which car it activated. The keys were returned to the owner.
Mysterious clothing found in yard: A Burr Oak Way man told police Nov. 10 that he found a “pile of young girl’s clothing and a purse” in his yard around 9 a.m. There were also two empty plastic food bags with names written on them. The man did not see or hear anything prior to finding the clothes.
Lost wallet turned over to police: Police are looking for the owner of a wallet lost at Hudson Memorial Stadium after a Nov. 9 football game. The wallet, which contained various forms of identification and $12, was found by a Hudson man who turned it over to police. Police have attempted to contact the owner who has not returned their calls.
Flashlights arouse suspicion: A Barlow Road woman reported on Nov. 6 around 8:30 a.m. that she saw two unknown cars in her neighbor’s driveway and what appeared to be only the flicker of flashlights inside. When police arrived the cars were gone. Police checked the outside of the home and found nothing suspicious. The homeowner did not appear to be home.
ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT
Police, fire give a hand to man’s best friend: A Hudson-Aurora Road woman called police and firefighters Nov. 9 shortly after 7 p.m. because her “elderly golden retriever” had wandered off into her backyard creek. The dog, Dave, could not get out by himself. A Hudson firefighter pulled the dog, which was unhurt, from the creek, and a Hudson police officer carried the tired dog into the woman’s house.
Hunting tree stand stolen: A Ravenna Street resident said that his $140 hunting tree stand was stolen from his yard Nov. 15 sometime during the night. He told police this was the second tree stand that was removed from his property this year, according to the police report.
Check taken from mailbox: A Jefferson Drive woman said she saw a suspicious male remove an envelope with a check that she had just placed in her mailbox Nov. 15 at 11:43 a.m. The man left before police arrived, according to the police report.
Wallet removed from purse: An employee of a business on Executive Parkway West said someone removed her wallet from her purse, which was in her unlocked desk drawer, sometime during the day Nov. 19. The wallet, valued at $10, contained $25, a check for $273.08, a bank card, credit card, driver’s license and Social Security card. An investigation is pending.
BREAKING AND ENTERING
Earrings taken: A Brooklands Drive resident said Nov. 17 that someone removed a $4,900 pair of earrings from her kitchen counter sometime after Nov. 8. The police report indicated there was a large dog door in the house which appeared to have some damage around it. An investigation is pending.
Attempted breaking and entering reported: The new owner of a property which had been foreclosed said Nov. 14 that someone had attempted to gain entrance to the uninhabited property on West Streetsboro Street sometime during the past week. The owner reported $100 damage to the house lock, and he was unable to gain entrance.
ASSIST FIRE DEPARTMENT
Small fire reported: An officer was dispatched to an apartment complex on Bard Drive Nov. 13 shortly after midnight after a small fire was reported. The officer observed a small fire in a makeshift ashtray on one of the apartment’s patio. The officer roused the tenant, who extinguished the fire with a glass of water. The tenant was instructed to use better fire prevention tactics in the future, according to the police report.
Juvenile unruly: Officers were called to an Ambrose Drive residence Nov. 13 at 3:55 p.m. to settle a domestic dispute between a 14-year-old boy and his father. According to the police report, the boy shoved his father. His case was turned over to the police department’s juvenile division.
Boy sitting on roadside: A passing motorist called police and asked them to check the welfare of a teenage boy she observed sitting on the side Hudson-Aurora Road Nov. 14 at 5:33 p.m. The boy, 14, was checked out by police and found to be OK. His mother was notified.
DRIVING UNDER SUSPENSION
Stow man arrested: A 50-year-old Stow man, stopped by police Nov. 15 on Stow Road for not having a front license plate, was also discovered to be driving with a suspended license. He was cited for the equipment violation and driving under suspension. His wife, a driver with a valid license, was allowed to drive the vehicle away from the scene.
Cleaning crew reports suspicious people: A movie theater cleaning crew said there were suspicious people in the Darrow Road parking lot who were attempting to enter the building shortly after 3 a.m. Nov. 13. Police discovered the suspicious people were another crew, also hired to clean the building, according to the police report.
Suspicious vehicle: A Bradford Way woman said a man in a vehicle was taking pictures of her home Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. She said when she went outside he drove away. Police could not locate the vehicle she described, according to the police report.
Two juveniles violating curfew: An officer on patrol spotted two juveniles in a vehicle on Abbyshire Drive Nov. 18 at 3:25 p.m. He escorted the 15-year-old female to her home, a few doors down, and notified the parents of the 16-year-old Hudson boy. The boy’s parents said it would be OK for the youth to drive home. Both were referred to the police department’s juvenile division for violating the city’s curfew ordinance, according to the police report.
Two men involved in physical altercation: A 27-year-old Stow man was taken to an area hospital by EMS for observation after he was involved in what witnesses described as a pushing and shoving match with a 54-year-old Hudson man on Dillman Drive Nov. 15 at 1:43 p.m. The Stow man had a scratch on his ear and red marks on his face, according to the police report. No charges had been filed at press time.