Burglaries reported on Knollshire Drive, Willshire Park Drive: Two Knollshire Drive homeowners returned home after work just before 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and found that someone had broken into their home and taken more than $13,000 in various world currency and more than $1,000 in jewelry. Dispatch advised the couple, who had walked through the house, to leave until police arrived.
Police found that someone had entered the home by prying open the rear patio sliding door, which had been locked, according to police. "The house was in disarray," according to the police report. The master bedroom appeared to have bore the brunt of the ransacking, according to police, because all the drawers from the dressers were "strewn about the room."
Missing items included: $2,000 in U.S. currency, $500 in euro currency, $10,000 in Japanese currency, $200 in British currency, a pearl necklace valued at $500, and a gold diamond ring valued at $500. The homeowners also reported other pieces of jewelry were missing, according to police. The family was still compiling a list of missing items at press time.
Police believe a similar break-in on Willshire Park Drive on the same night is related to the Knollshire Drive incident.
Police were called to the second break-in at 7:12 p.m. The homeowners had returned home to find the window to a rear door had been broken and the window screen removed, according to police.
Police said a gold necklace was the only item reported missing and it appeared that the alleged burglar or burglars were interrupted, perhaps by the residents returning home. Police did not report the value of the necklace.
Police are investigating both break-ins.
Watches worth more than $12,000 missing: An Aurora Street woman told police that on Dec. 3 shortly before 4 p.m., she was looking for some jewelry in her home, but it appeared to have been taken. The missing items were two watches valued at $6,000, a ruby ring valued at $2,000 and a gold and platinum wedding band valued at $5,000. Police are investigating. The woman told police she last saw the items when she put them away for safe keeping. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police.
Packages found opened: A Victoria Parkway woman reported that she returned home shortly after midnight Nov. 29 and found two packages, which had been delivered to her home, opened and on the tree lawn. The woman said the packages appeared to have been cut open and taped back together. There appeared to be nothing missing from the boxes, according to police.
Hole dug around hoop: An Ambrose Drive resident told police Nov. 30 that someone had dug a hole around a basketball hoop at an abandoned home. No suspects were seen. The resident was advised to call back if suspicious activity was noticed.
Trucks in driveway cause call to police: Police were called to an abandoned Ravenna Street home Nov. 28 at 4:22 p.m. after a neighbor spotted several trucks in the driveway of the home. The trucks belonged to workers of a mortgage company who were cleaning up the house, according to police. Police did not issue any citations.
Christmas trees hit the road: A man driving along Barlow Road Nov. 28 around 8:15 p.m. noticed three artificial Christmas trees fall out of a moving trailer near Nicholson Drive. The man stopped and picked up the trees, delivering them to the Hudson Police Department. Police called the name on the box and returned the trees to their owner. The trees were not damaged.
Other police activity
Man stuck on roof: Neighbors called police Nov. 30 just before noon reporting a Manor Drive man was stranded on his roof. The man had been cleaning out his gutters when the ladder fell, according to police. The officer replaced the ladder. The man was not cited.
The Hudson Police Department's Tips Line provides a confidential avenue for individuals to report criminal or suspected criminal activity. Call the Tips Line at 330-342-1820.
Drop off unused medication at station
Hudson residents can drop off unwanted or old and outdated medicines at the DUMP box at the Hudson Police Station, 36 S. Oviatt St. The mediations will be safely destroyed, no questions asked. For syringe disposal, call 330-926-5600.