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Hudson police: Lakefront Park bandshell graffiti; Counterfeit bill passed at Burger King


Spray paint graffiti was found on the back of the Lakefront Park bandshell at 1:30 a.m. Friday, July 13. The graffiti writings stated "Highway Star," "Bippy Boop" and "Suck My Big Toe." The graffiti was documented and the city parks department was notified.


A woman made a trespassing complaint at 9:25 a.m. Friday, July 13 after her husband, who she is separated from, showed up at her residence on Aster Echo and knocked on the door 30-40 times The woman said she was not home but a minor in the house was and did not answer the door. The woman said she is concerned about the man's behavior and does not want him on her property unless it has been arranged ahead of time.

Fake money

A counterfeit $10 bill was used at Burger King on Sunday, July 1 according to a report made to police on Friday, July 13. The business could not figure out who passed the bill as it was found in the cash register. The bill did not have a security thread, the color was faded and bleeding, the reflective colorshiftin print was blurry and the paper felt stiffer than a regular bill.

Vehicle damage

• A truck was damaged on the driver side rear quarter panel above the tire between 7 a.m. Thursday July 12 and 2:45 p.m. Friday July 13. The owner of the vehicle said his girlfriend had been using the truck to go to work and run errands and that he didn't know when the damage happened precisely. The truck is parked at his house and he did not notice the damage until after his girlfriend had used the truck to run errands in town and in Stillwater, Minn. the day prior for work.

• A white vehicle, unknown make and model, backed into a legally parked car then fled the scene at 7:25 p.m. Saturday July 14 on First Street near Wisconsin Street. The left front corner of the parked car, a 2018 Mazda with a Minnesota license plate, sustained functional damages.

• A hit-and-run occurred on Carmichael Road at 4:50 p.m. Sunday July 15, where a vehicle rear-ended a woman, gave the victim two "thumbs up" then changed lanes and drove away. The victim called in the incident after returning home and said she was too shaken up at the time of the crash to report it immediately. Her car's damages include missing paint. The victim said she wanted something on file although her son said filing a crash report wasn't worth it. The officer advised her to fill out a self-report form and found the owner of the suspect vehicle with the license plate information given by the victim did not have contact information on file. A copy of the report was forwarded to investigations for follow up.

• Property damage was reported to a vehicle parked on Crest View Drive after 11 p.m. Saturday, July 21. A woman told police she was sitting in her parked vehicle when it was struck twice by the door of the vehicle parked to her right. She said there was damage to the rear right fender with a dent and a small scratch measuring a half-inch or less. The owner of the other vehicle said the wind grabbed his door as he was opening it and caused it to strike the first vehicle. The man said his door caused the scratch but not the dent. He opened his driver's door to show where his door would have struck the vehicle, and it missed the dent by approximately 1 inch but lined up with the scratch. He said he did not move his vehicle. Wind at the time was north-northeast measuring at 5.8 mph with gusts of 15.2 mph.

• Vehicles were egged and tires punctured sometime between 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 and 1 a.m. Thursday, July 25 on Canyon Drive. Three vehicles were egged, and shaving cream and purple glitter were also used. A couple of the eggs hit the front door of the residence as well. The owner at first did not call police because she has teenage children and she figured it was kids just messing around. When driving one of the vehicles to the car wash, the owner noticed it was driving strange and that the two passenger side tires were flat. Police observed punctures on the walls of both tires. Two tires to a second vehicle were also slashed. Glue was also put on the windshield and door handles of the vehicles. Cost to repair the tires was estimated at $800. It is unknown if the glue or eggs damaged the vehicles to the point that repairs would be needed. The owner said her children did not know who may have done this. Other residences in the neighborhood were checked and no other vehicles appeared to have been egged or damaged.

Sticky fingers

• A shoplifter, identified as a black male in mid- to late-20's with a black goatee and a red shirt, stole three video games valued at a total of $159.80 from Walmart at 4:25 p.m. Friday July 13. The suspect refused to stop while running out of the store and taunted the officer. The officer drafted a Minnesota, Wisconsin and TCORCA Crime Alerts with photos of the suspect and his vehicle that did not bear license plates, only a Minnesota 21-day temporary registration sticker in the rear window.

• A wallet was missing after the owner returned from his softball game at 6:30 p.m. July 15 at Grandview Park unable to find his wallet. He said he put his wallet inside his shoes during the game but the wallet was not there when he checked after the game. He said he was not sure if someone stole it or if he lost his wallet. All credit and debit cards were canceled.

• $250 in cash was stolen from a wallet left by a complainant at Smilin' Moose Bar and Grill between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Sunday July 15. The complainant did not realize her wallet was missing until the next morning and called in the incident at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday July 17. She said she returned to the business to pick up her wallet but did not check its contents until she was on her way back home. Her credit cards and other items were not stolen. The officer contacted the employee working at the business who said he was not working the night of the incident but that lost and found property is kept in a safe until owners come to pick it up.

• A minor was cited for shoplifting at County Market at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday July 17. The store manager watched the minor fill a reusable grocery bag with items, circle the exit's perimeter then leave the store without paying. The minor admitted to leaving without paying and said she did not have a lot of money. No restitution was collected.

• A vehicle theft was reported at 5:30 a.m Friday, July 20 from Namekagon Street. The owner noticed his vehicle was not in the driveway. No signs of possible forced entry were observed in the driveway. Neither of the vehicle key sets were missing. The value of the vehicle was estimated at $2,500. At 6 a.m. that same day police were informed the owner's girlfriend had located the vehicle at a parking lot on Crest View Drive. Nothing appeared to be missing or out of the ordinary. Surveillance from a business showed the vehicle enter the parking lot at 5:20 a.m. A man gets out of the vehicle and into an SUV that had pulled up behind the parked vehicle. This vehicle then leaves the parking lot. Police were unable to obtain a license plate on the suspect vehicle.

• Theft was reported from the Fairfield Inn on Center Drive at 6:40 a.m. Friday, July 20. Items placed in the back passenger seat of a work truck at 5:45 a.m. were stolen. Tools taken include a half-inch impact, grinder, laptop, black duffel bag with jeans, car keys, glasses and other clothing and a portable radio with a mic charger and battery. The total loss was valued at about $1,770. The truck was unlocked when the items were taken. They had been placed in the car as the two people were checking out from the hotel.

• A possible burglary was reported at 6:44 a.m. Saturday, July 21 at Coco's Heart Dog Rescue. Staff said the rear entrance door to the building was found open and the door jam broken where the door handle locks in the door frame. Nothing appeared to be missing from the business. A partial footwear sole impression was found below the door handle. It appeared the door was kicked in. Cameras were offline during the time of the incident.

• A bike was reported stolen from outside a business on Coulee Road on Sunday, July 22. The owner said he rode his bike to work and left it up against a fence at 11:30 a.m. The bike was left unlocked. When the owner returned at 3:30 p.m. the bike was missing. The bike is a gold Specialized with black handlebars, aluminum lettering on the frame and a torn up seat. The bike is about eight years old and cost $200 at time of purchase.

Passed out

A female was found passed out on the concrete sidewalk on Second Street at 1:10 a.m. Saturday July 14. A sergeant and K-9 officer checked on her and she was identified by a driver's license; intoxicants were smelled on her breath. She said she had friends who could take her home from the bars. She was found to be clear of warrants and the officers reunited her with her friends on Locust Street.

At the hospital

• A disorderly subject was reported at the Hudson Hospital ER at 9 p.m. Saturday July 14. Hospital staff had medically cleared the subject who had been refusing to leave the hospital. The subject had not become violent but was verbally aggressive. Two officers escorted the subject out of the hospital and into the parking lot. The subject was staggering and falling backward toward the officers. The officers kept him from falling while walking down the sidewalk and later falling into a lane of traffic, causing a traffic hazard. The subject said he was trying to find a shelter and the officers tried contacting a shelter in New Richmond but were unable to reach anyone there. The subject said he would be fine and knew to stay clear of traffic and did not want to hurt himself.

• THC wax found at the Hudson Hospital on Thursday, July 19 was turned into police shortly after 3 p.m. Staff did not know who the wax belonged to.

Arby's anger

Police were called to Arby's on Gateway Court at 11 p.m. Monday, July 23 for a man yelling at staff because they forgot to give him his chicken strips. The man left when police were called. Staff said the man did not threaten or curse, but was loud. The man returned and told police he was frustrated that he had to return to get the chicken strips and felt like staff did not care that they made a mistake. He stated that he just wanted his chicken strips paid for. Staff agreed and the man was on his way.

Curfew violation

Three juveniles were cited for curfew, disorderly conduct and obedience after shooting off bottle works toward houses and running from police at 3:38 a.m. Tuesday, July 24 on Bridgewater Trail. When police arrived the juveniles fled, hiding in bushes before running again. A truck parked where the juveniles were had three pairs of shoes the same size in the middle of the street. The owner of the truck said the shoes were his, but did not have any damage or anything missing from the truck. Police have received several complaints on the three juveniles. An officer visited the home of two of them. A woman at the residence said her sons and their friend were not there but she would call dispatch when they got home. As officers continued to search the area, one juvenile was heard running near Stageline Road. An officer pursued the juvenile on foot, and told him to stop. When the juvenile appeared to be going to run again, the officer told him to stop or he would be tased. The report states the officer did not have his Taser out or pointed at the juvenile. The juvenile then stopped. He told the officer he was doing nothing in the woods, and that he did not have to tell the officer anything. He told the officer his mom told him not to talk to the police when he gets stopped, and that he wouldn't get in trouble for any of this with his mom. The officer escorted the juvenile home, and the other two were there as well. When all three were asked about setting off fireworks they would not say anything, and one of them was laughing. The mother said she did not know what the big deal was of kids playing ding dong ditch. The officer explained the kids were shooting bottle rockets at residences and all three ran from police. The woman said she informed her kids they were no longer allowed over there and that she apologized to the people there. When an officer returned to serve the citations, no one answered the doors.