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


Identity theft

Phone numbers switched: A Hudson man reported March 2 that someone somehow managed to have his home phone number switched to a disposable cellphone, then tried unsuccessfully to use that phone to obtain a cash payout of a rewards balance he had accumulated on his credit card account.

Woman reports phony text: A Hudson woman reported March 1 that someone posing as the pastor of a Hudson church sent her a text message convincing her to purchase three gift cards totaling $324 in value and then text photos of the numbers on the backs of the cards. The woman said she then realized it was a scam and she was able to prevent the cards from being used. The woman said she believes the unknown person got her name, phone number and the pastor’s name from a church bulletin she advertises in.


Car found in park: A Hudson police officer reported that while on patrol, he found an unoccupied car parked in Trumbull Woods Park off Middleton Road at about 12:15 a.m. March 2. Police said they were able to find a phone number for the registered owner, who said he was visiting a friend down the street where there was limited parking. The owner came and got his car, police said.

Man had permission: A Hudson police officer on patrol reported that after he found a man looking through a rubbish bin outside a Georgetown Road business early in the morning Feb. 28, the officer determined the man had permission from the business to be there.

Criminal damaging

Window damaged: A College Street man and woman reported during the late evening March 1 someone damaged a window on their home.

Vehicle door damaged: Police responded to a Stratford Road home during the early evening Feb. 25 for a report that someone caused unspecified damage to a vehicle’s side door while it was parked outside the home.

Traffic complaint

Lumber found on road: Police said after they responded to Route 8 southbound to a report of lumber in the road at about 8:35 a.m. Feb. 28, they briefly shut down part of the highway while they removed several pieces of lumber of various sizes.

Driving under suspension

Man was helping mother: A Streetsboro man, 33, was charged with driving under suspension after police said he came to help his mother when her vehicle became stuck in a ditch at the intersection of Hudson-Aurora Road and Crown Point Drive at around 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26. The man was summoned to appear in Stow Municipal Court and released.

Man stopped for speeding: A Canton man, 38, was charged with driving under suspension and speeding after police said they clocked his vehicle’s speed at 51 mph in a 35 mph zone and stopped it on Hudson Drive at about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21.

Operating a vehicle

under the influence

Vehicle was disabled: A 57-year-old Elyria man was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol after police responded to a report the man’s vehicle was disabled in the Jonathan Drive and Samson Circle intersection at about 8:45 p.m. Feb. 25.

Disorderly conduct

Man found passed out: A Bard Drive man, 39, was cited with disorderly conduct after another resident of the man’s apartment building reported finding the man passed out in the building’s front entrance at about 5:10 a.m. Feb. 24. Police said the man was determined to be intoxicated.

Failure to comply

Man tried to elude police: A 25-year-old Akron man was charged with misdemeanor failure to comply with the order of signal of a police officer, 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 80 mph in a 35 mph zone on South Main Street at a little before midnight Feb. 23. Police said the man allegedly tried to elude them by turning off his vehicle’s lights trying to hide in the parking lot of a South Main Street business near Veterans Way. The man was given a Stow Municipal Court date and released on a personal bond.

Improper handling

of a firearm

Gun found in vehicle: A 22-year-old Pinebrooke Drive man was charged with fourth-degree felony improper handling of a fire arm in a motor vehicle and misdemeanor driving under suspension and speeding after police said they clocked his vehicle at 52 mph in a 35 mph zone and stopped it on Ravenna Street at about 3:15 p.m. Feb. 20. Police said they found a loaded handgun within the man’s reach in the vehicle. The man was taken to Summit County Jail.

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.