Hudson police reports: Beer dumped in dispute; Garden gnome pilfered
Damage to property
• A broken car window was reported at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Commercial and Second streets. The right rear window of the vehicle was broken. The owner said the vehicle was parked the night before around 10:30 p.m. The owner said someone went through a bag in the rear seat but nothing was missing.
• At 11:15 p.m. Saturday, July 25 a driver reported damage to property. As he was driving on Second Street a man approached him yelling about blue lights on his vehicle being illegal. The driver said he and the man exchanged words and then the man dumped his beer on the driver. The driver said he drove away but then turned around to speak with a woman that was with the man, saying he wanted to tell her something. The man then walked up to the car and kicked the driver's side putting a dent in it. The driver said he could fix his dent but would like the man to be issued a citation if located. The driver said he had video of the incident.
• A keyed vehicle was reported in a parking lot on Center Drive at 1:10 p.m. Friday, July 27. The car was keyed sometime between 11:40 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. The damage was estimated at $600. The manager of a nearby business had cameras in the parking lot and would get video on the incident.
• Damage to a vehicle was reported at 5:43 a.m. Saturday, July 28 on Brookstone Circle. The main driver of the vehicle said the front tires were slashed, the driver side front and rear windows and the passenger side windows were smashed. The damage was estimated at $1,000. The damage occurred sometime between 10 p.m. the night before and that morning. The driver said he saw an ex-girlfriend and her new fiance the night before, and believed the fiance was the only person who would damage his vehicle. Police made contact with the fiance who adamantly denied damaging the vehicle.
• A garbage can was reported stolen on Friday, July 27 from Wedgewood Circle. The owner said the can was taken sometime overnight. She was advised to report the missing garbage can to her service. The caller also requested extra patrol in the area as it has seen some vandalism recently.
• A garden gnome was reported missing from a front step on Fairway Drive on Friday, July 27. The gnome was taken sometime after 11 p.m. the night before and before 11 a.m. the day of the report. The gnome was valued at around $100. The gnome is described as 3 feet tall with a red hat, blue coat, white face and beard, black eyes and a scratch running from the eyes to the lips. An officer checked the area and was unable to locate any gnomes matching the description.
• Missing recycling bins were reported from Friendskeep Green on Friday, July 27. The bins were taken sometime the night before. Police had received multiple reports of someone taking or hitting recycling bins in the area.
• A package was reported stolen sometime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28 from Summer Street. The package containing an Instapot Cooker was notified as delivered but was not there.
• Theft was reported on Hanley Road around 11:20 a.m. Monday, July 31. A ladder, heat gun, bean bag toss board, blower fu and shop vac were stolen sometime over the weekend. The total loss was reported as about $389. The business did not want an investigation done, but wanted a report filed.
• At 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31 vehicle break-ins were reported on Fourth Street. The complainant said her and her daughter's vehicle had things missing out of them. The daughter's vehicle was missing a wallet with driver's license, check card and insurance Visa card. Missing from the mother's car were items including a couple scratch off lottery tickets. The woman said the daughter thought she locked her vehicle, but she could have forgotten. The mother's vehicle does not have windows and was not locked. The missing items were last seen in the vehicles at 10 p.m. the previous night.
• A license plate was reported stolen off a vehicle at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 on Seventh Street. The owner said she recalled having the front plate on her vehicle around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. She was then informed it was gone around 7 p.m. The plate was valued at $70. The owner was advised to get new plates for the vehicle.
Not welcome at area businesses
• A woman was informed she was not welcome back to Kwik Trip on Crest View Drive after an encounter on Friday, July 27. A manager told police the woman came in saying she had purchased three cartons of cigarettes the night before but only received two. When asked by the manager she said she didn't remember when she bought them, paid in cash and did not give any further details about the transaction. While she went to pump gas, the manager reviewed all the cigarette purchases of the night before and did not find one that matched. The woman returned to pay for her gas and was told she would not receive the third carton. She paid for her gas and left. The manager asked police to let her know she was not welcome back, and a voicemail was left for her.
• A man was barred from Smilin' Moose Bar on Saturday, July 28 shortly before midnight after police were flagged down for a disturbance. The man had been kicked out of the bar for throwing drinks at other patrons. He then tried to climb the exterior fencing to get back into the bar. The man was advised of the verbal trespass and told he could be on the public sidewalk but was not allowed on bar property.
Tobacco sold to minor
On Friday, July 20, police received a report from Polk County Human Services about tobacco sold to a minor. A member of the service went to various establishments in Hudson with a minor volunteer who attempted to purchase tobacco products. On Thursday, July 12 an employee of Freedom Valu Center on Second Street sold tobacco to the minor. The employee checked the ID and a manager said the employee entered it into the computer system but it came up good. The manager said the employee would be written up and would review the store policy again.