Hudson police: Drinking in the park; Police car hit
Officers responded to a call from a woman who found her ex-husband sleeping on her couch at 11 a.m. Monday, July 31. The woman noticed potential new damage to the vehicle he drives and said she didn't know when or where the damage occurred. An officer took photos of the damages and did not see any indication the damages were from striking another vehicle. An officer spoke with the ex-husband, who appeared to be having some type of reaction to his medication, but he refused EMS. He did not have any knowledge of damage to his vehicle. The woman said she would take him to a hospital in St. Paul.
Drinking in the park
A caller reported a group of males causing problems at Lakefront Park at 4 p.m. July 31. The caller said the men were drinking alcohol in the park and appeared to be about 18-22 years old. An officer informed the caller drinking in the park is legal if they are of age. The caller said the men were also drinking around a vehicle. When the officer arrived on site the vehicle was pulling out of a parking stall. The driver and one passenger said said they were not drinking in the vehicle, but two of their friends were drinking near it. The officer didn't see any alcohol in the car and the driver was sober.
Property damage was reported to police on Tuesday, Aug. 1 after a woman discovered surgical scissors jammed into the tire of her car. The woman had driven to Menards and Walmart around 12:30 p.m. that day, and heard a hissing sound when she arrived home. She said she did not know which store the incident happened at, but said she did not hear the sound while driving between Menards and Walmart. The tire will be $250 to replace. An officer observed surveillance video of the Walmart parking lot, but did not see any strange activity around the woman's vehicle.
On Aug. 1, an officer responded to a complaint of damage to a three-wheel motorcycle in the parking lot of River Front Athletic Club on Second Street at 7 p.m. The Polaris Slingshot was parked at about 4:30 p.m., and when the owner returned at 6:40 p.m., and put his key in the ignition, the horn was sounding. The center section of the steering wheel was pushed in and there was a small crack on the panel behind the driver. The estimated cost is $1,000. A security camera in the front of the club did not look like it would cover the area, but an officer made a request to view the video.
An LGBT pride flag was stolen from a residence on Sixth Street sometime between Friday, July 28 and Monday, July 31. The flag is valued at $20.
Officers were dispatched to Birkmose Park at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 for a man who was acting strange and carrying a large sword. The man told officers he was praying for the Native American burial sites in the park. He put his sword in the car and told officers he would leave it there.
Police car hit
A Hudson police officer was driving an unmarked car at 9 p.m. Aug. 2 when, while stopped at a traffic light on Coulee Road, a vehicle in front of him put the car in reverse and backed into the front of the squad car. The officer pulled over the driver, who said he wasn't paying attention. An officer responded to the scene and didn't observe any damage to either car. No injuries were reported.
On Saturday, Aug. 5, a woman returned from the Halos on St. Croix event to find a tire and rim stolen from her vehicle that was parked in the public parking lot on the corner of Second and Vine streets. The theft occurred sometime between 7:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The parking lot had no surveillance cameras.