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Hudson police: Phone harassment; Smashburger theft

Smashburger theft

At 3:10 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 an assistant manager from Smashburger reported an employee had taken $300 from the business safe. The employee reportedly told another employee that he was borrowing the money and would pay it back on receipt of his next paycheck. The manager asked only for documentation of the issue.

Phone harassment

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19 a woman reported a harassment complaint over the phone. The woman said her ex-boyfriend had been harassing her for the past month since they broke up. She said he has been contacting her up to six times a day and leaving messages on her phone. Her voicemail is currently full, so he can't leave more messages. He has also tried to contact her and her family on social media. The woman said the ex has threatened to contact her ex-husband and damage her good relationship with him in regards to their daughter. The woman has blocked all the phone numbers she could, but the boyfriend continues to contact her through a private number that she can't block. An officer offered to contact the ex on her behalf, but she said the ex has not called since Dec. 15. She asked to contact the officer if he does contact her again. The officer also advised her to call 911 if he showed up at her residence and she was scared, and advised her on how she could file for a restraining order if she felt it was necessary.

Property damage

Property damage was reported on the 700 block of Second Street at 11:14 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23. A woman reported that someone damaged her rear license plate. The vehicle was parked in her driveway. The damage is valued at $50. The woman told police the damage could have been done by an ex-tenant. Police were unable to make contact with the tenant.

Possible false missing child call

On Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m., Walmart on Crest View Drive received a call from a woman saying she had accidently left her child at the store and would be back shortly to pick him up. The child was described as 5 years old, wearing blue jeans and blue jacket and had brown hair. The store treated the call as a missing child, with staff searching inside and outside the store. They did not locate a child matching the description. No one showed up to pick up the child after 30 minutes. The manager said he felt the call was a prank. An officer did not observe a child matching the description in the store.

Alarm going off

An alarm going off at Park Dental on Pearson Drive brought officers to the area on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. An employee from a nearby business said the alarm had been going off for about an hour. Officers checked the perimeter and found it secure with no signs of forced entry.