Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.


Driving under suspension

Truck lost lumber load: A Cleveland man, 46, was charged with driving under suspension and unsecured load after police responded to a report that a truck the man was driving had lost a large quantity of lumber off its bed on Route 8, just north of Seasons Road, at about 12:30 p.m. April 23. Police said the man had already picked up most of the lumber off the road when they arrived.

Police said that after they determined the man’s driver’s license had been suspended, the man claimed he had been granted driving privileges while working. Police, however, said they checked with Euclid Municipal Court, where his license had been suspended, and were told his request for such privileges had been denied.

The man arranged to have another driver pick him and the truck up, police said.

Welfare check

Man sitting in grass: After police responded to Route 303 near Elmcrest Drive for a report of a man sitting in the grass near the road during the late afternoon April 23, they found the 67-year-old man was apparently homeless and carrying a suitcase and a bag. The man said he had taken a bus from Strongsville to Akron and then to Hudson and was trying to get to Solon or Orange Village on foot. Police said that after the man declined repeated offers to drive him to an Akron homeless shelter, they told him which direction he should walk.

Animal report

Raccoon entered home: A Brafferton Avenue man reported April 22 that a raccoon got into his home recently and then apparently got out through the garage. Police said it is unknown exactly how the raccoon entered and exited the home.

Alarm drop

Neighbor set off alarm: Police said that after they responded to a burglar alarm at a Great Oak Drive home during the late afternoon April 21, they discovered the alarm was accidentally set off by a neighbor who was caring for a cat while the homeowner was out of town.

Traffic complaint

Motorcycles operated recklessly: Police responded to South Main Street near Veterans Way after receiving a report of two unidentified people operating motorcycles recklessly at about 8 p.m. April 20. Police said they patrolled the area and found motorcycle tracks along some abandoned railroad tracks, but did not find the motorcycles.

Tips Line

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.