Hudson burglary suspects arrested after alarm set off

Homeowners were sleeping when home allegedly entered

Cody Baum

HUDSON — Police tracked down two men last week after they allegedly broke into a North Hayden Parkway home while the homeowners were sleeping, but then fled when they set off a burglar alarm.

According to Stow Municipal Court records, Judge Lisa Coates referred the case to a grand jury during preliminary hearings for Kent resident Cody A. Baum, 25, and North Canton resident Seth W. McLaughlin, 24, on Thursday. Both men are charged with second-degree felony burglary.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at the home at about 3:20 a.m. July 29. Complaints that police filed with the court allege that Baum and McLaughlin entered the home while the homeowners were sleeping, but then triggered the alarm and fled. A security camera inside the home caught images of both men, the complaints allege.

In a press release issued Wednesday, police said the home was entered through an unlocked door and nothing was taken. Police searched the area on foot and in vehicles, including using a K-9 unit. The two men were soon found in a vehicle.

 Police allege that the men admitted to being involved in the incident and that prior to the burglary, they had allegedly been attempting to steal items from vehicles in the neighborhood.

“I am pleased with the good police work that led to these arrests,” said Police Chief Perry Tabak. “Please remember to always lock your home and vehicle doors, keep valuables stored in vehicles out of sight, and immediately contact the Hudson Police Department at 330-342-1800 in the event you observe anything suspicious occurring in your neighborhood.”

McLaughlin and Baum entered felony no pleas at their arraignments July 30, the same day they were released from Summit County Jail on 10 percent of $10,000 bonds.

Kenneth Crislip, McLaughlin’s attorney, declined to comment. Baum’s attorney did not return a phone call seeking comment before press time.

Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at or @JeffSaunders_RP.