Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
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Driving under suspension
Vehicle hit railroad signal: An Akron man, 54, was charged with driving under suspension and failure to control after he drove his vehicle off the road while eastbound on Barlow Road and struck a railroad crossing signal pole at a little before 10 a.m. June 13, police said. There were no reported injuries, said police, but the man's vehicle sustained disabling damage and the signal was struck down and heavily damaged.
Mail theft suspected: A Farnham Way woman reported hearing a vehicle with a loud exhaust traveling up and down the street at about 12:30 a.m. June 13 and she believed based on the way it kept stopping and starting that someone in the vehicle may have been stealing mail from mailboxes. The woman said nothing was taken from her mailbox and police said they did not have any reports of thefts from other boxes. The woman said she never saw the vehicle.
Club members were fishing: Police responded to a report of suspicious persons fishing at the Hudson Country Club off Fairway Boulevard during the afternoon June 11. Police said they determined the individuals were club members.
Basement lights were on: Police responded to a Westbrook Way home at a little after 1 a.m. June 8 after a neighbor reported seeing a basement light on, which the neighbor said was unusual. Police said they checked the home and did not find anything suspicious.
Operating a vehicle
under the influence
Vehicle driven at high speed: A 38-year-old Stow man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content test refusal, and speeding after police said they clocked his vehicle's speed at 69 mph in a 35 mph zone and stooped it on Ravenna Street at Stone Road at about 12:10 p.m. June 8. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Man overdosed in vehicle: A Garden Lane man, 29, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs after police responded to a report that the man was overdosing on an unspecified drug while in a vehicle with the engine running outside his home during the late morning June 5. Police said Hudson EMS treated the man at the scene, then took him to a hospital for further treatment and from where he was later released.
Woman's license was expired: A Parma woman, 33, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle without a license after police said they determined through a random check of her license plate number that her driver's license was expired and they stopped her on Hudson Crossings Parkway at about 2:20 a.m. June 3. Police said the woman appeared confused and they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from her. She was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Man passed out in vehicle: A 73-year-old South Main Street man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after police responded to a report that the man was passed out in his vehicle at the Route 91 and Veterans Way intersection at about 4:15 p.m. May 30. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.
Library reports fraudulent checks: A Hudson Library employee reported June 7 that someone in Texas deposited two fraudulent checks totaling nearly $2,600 against a library bank account. The employee said the bank is investigating.
Bike stolen at high school: A Cedarwood Court man reported someone stole his son's $80 bicycle from outside Hudson High School during the morning June 7. The man said the bike was not secured.
Accelerator was stuck: Police said that after they responded to a report of an erratic driver in the area around Terex and Barlow roads at about 3 p.m. June 6, they saw the vehicle eastbound on Barlow near Stow Road with its brake lights on, and smoke coming from the wheel wells as it swerved in the road. Police said that after a passenger in the vehicle called 911 and reported the vehicle's accelerator was stuck, a dispatcher told the caller to tell the driver to shut off the ignition. Police said the driver complied and the vehicle coasted to a stop on Young Road in Stow. Stow police arrived to deal with the situation as a disabled vehicle.
Business reports fraud attempt: An employee of a Hudson Crossings Parkway business reported June 6 that for the previous few months, attempts had been made by unknown suspects around the country to try and open lines of credit and pass forged bank drafts using the company's bank account information. The employee said the company's bank accounts are set up in such a way to insulate them from such fraud, but the employee wanted to document the incidents.
Scooter stolen from garage: A man reported May 29 that someone took an approximately $300 electric scooter from the attached garage of a Spruce Lane home he and his family were in the process of moving out of. The man said he believes the theft took place sometime during the previous six days when the garage door was open. The man said it did not appear the house was entered.
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