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Hudson police: Dog bites and numerous thefts

Vandalized vehicle

Vehicle damage was reported the morning of Thursday, Nov. 9 in the 1800 block of Aspen Drive. The vehicle's windshield was covered with a thick brown liquid, black spray paint was sprayed all over the car as well as obscene language. A large "FU" was scratched into the rear bumper. The owners said they had no idea who would do this.

HMS property damage

Two minors reported property damage at the Hudson Middle School boys lower level locker room that occurred on Thursday, Oct. 26 between 3:45 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. The boys said several lockers were opened and their personal belongings were thrown all over the locker room. One boy's phone was thrown into the toilet, and now no longer works. The two said something similar happened about a week prior to this incident. Coaches were informed, and they sent out emails. The two boys said coaches believe swim teammates conducted the incident, but the boys do not believe so.

Sticky fingers

• Theft was reported at the Freedom Valu Center on Coulee Road at about 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10. An unknown customer fled the store after taking two cartons of cigarettes. The suspect brought several items up to the counter to purchase, and then asked for several cartons of cigarettes. The store has a two-carton limit. When the two cartons were placed on the counter the man quickly grabbed them and ran out. Officers checked the area for the male suspect but was unable to locate.

• Officers responded to a possible theft on Gray Street around 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. The resident said his friend gave him a ride home, and when they pulled into the driveway they saw a man run out of a truck parked in the garage. The resident said his garage door was left open, his truck was unlocked and he does not keep his house locked. Officers observed no signs of suspicious activity within the residence and did not locate any subjects. Inside the truck the center console and glove compartment were open but the owner said nothing appeared to be missing. The friend gave a description of the man, and officers later located a suspect who matched it, but the friend did not identify the subject.

• A theft from a vehicle was reported at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 on Colonial Drive. About $100 cash was taken from a wallet left in the vehicle as well as a pair of Bose headphones. An ashtray was pulled from the dash area of the vehicle. The vehicle was left unlocked and parked in the owner's driveway. An officer advised the owner to contact his bank and cancel cards, as debit or credit cars could have been copied even though they weren't taken.

Family seemed suspicious?

White or "possibly Hispanic" children with black adults prompted a suspicious activity call to police on the 2400 block of Crest View Drive at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12. The anonymous caller said she found that suspicious, and when she made eye contact with one of the young children, she asked the child if she was OK and the child nodded no. An officer pulled the family over in a vehicle and advised them of why they were stopped. After they stopped laughing, the driver told the officer he was the children's grandfather and was also with his wife and mother. He called the children's mother who spoke with an officer over the phone. They thanked the officer for checking.

Garage visitor

A resident in the 1200 block of Hanley Road reported on Sunday, Nov. 12 that a male subject was in her garage the previous night, Saturday, Nov. 11. The overhead garage was open while she and her husband was gone, and her mother-in-law and children were home. A video camera shows a man walking up the driveway and into the garage. The man steps inside the garage door for a few seconds before he appears to be spooked and jumps back and exits the garage. The resident said nothing was missing from the garage.

Employee harassment

A manager reported harassment of an employee at 2:20 p.m. Nov. 12 on Second Street. The manager said the employee's boyfriend has been harassing the employee and others, and was there yesterday behaving violently in the parking lot and leading the manager to lock the door to the business. Video footage showed the man yelling and trying to get into the business, as well as using his vehicle to try to block the employee from leaving in her vehicle. The manager wants the man banned for trespassing from all of the company stores in Hudson. The manager said the employee has not called police because she is afraid of the man.

Animal bites

• At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 a woman called police to report an animal bite that occured on Monday, Nov. 13 at 5:45 a.m. on Oakridge Circle. The woman was walking her dog when she came across another woman walking her dog that was described as yellow Lab-like. On a retractable leash, the dog ran toward the woman and her dog, knocking her over and biting her hand. Her dog had to get staples in its ear. An officer met with the woman, and observed the skin on her hand had been punctured by a bite and her shoulder was separated by a fall. The dog and owner were located through the homeowner's association. An officer made contact with the owner, who said she was walking her dog that has had issues with other dogs when the dog pulled away and the owner could not hold on to the leash. She saw the incident with the initial caller, but did not know there were any injuries. An animal quarantine order was completed for the dog. The animal's rabies vaccines were verified as current.

• At 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 officers were called to Hudson Hospital for a dog bite. The victim said he was petting his girlfriend's dog and it was near his face when the dog bit his nose. The victim said it was out of character for the dog to bite him, as he has never been bitten by the dog before. An animal quarantine order was issued for the dog.

Missing firearm

A firearm was reported missing out of a resident's truck at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. The owner said his Ruger LCP .380 and the six rounds in it were missing from his vehicle's center console, but he was not sure when it went missing or if the possible theft occurred in Hudson. He and his wife have been switching vehicles for the past 45-60 days. He said his vehicle is parked in the garage and left unlocked most of the time. He also said he lives in a safe neighborhood and doesn't think twice about leaving his garage door open when his children are playing outside. The firearm is valued at $210.

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