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Hudson Police

Breakup draws police

Brandon Lee Bruce, 35, of River Falls, was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct after officers were called to Dominion Drive at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18. A couple was having a verbal argument in a parking lot. When an officer arrived Bruce told them he and the woman were in the process of breaking up. He had brought the woman to Hudson because he no longer wanted her staying with him and his mother. While dropping the woman off Bruce said he was attempting to take a cell phone that had been given to the woman by his mother, who wanted it back now that they were no longer together. A witness said he saw Bruce run and then bury a phone in the rocks. Bruce had followed the woman into the hotel, which he was not supposed to do, and reached around her to take the phone out of the pouch of her sweatshirt. The woman said she wanted a no contact order, but became upset and left before signing it. Bruce was transported to the jail where he signed the 72-hour no contact order. The woman attempted to pick him up from the jail, but officers advised Bruce's mother that she would have to get him due to the no contact order.

Naked neighbor

Police received a report of a neighbor walking naked around an apartment complex three weeks prior to the report on Friday, May 18. When contacted by police, the neighbor said he had heard a disturbance outside the apartment and went outside quickly to investigate. When he tried to return to his apartment, he was seen by one of his neighbors. He said he had already received a letter of reprimand from the property owner and will not do it again.

Parking lot rage

Daniel Patrick Houman, 56, of Hudson, was cited for disorderly conduct following an altercation on Crest View Drive on Friday, May 18. An officer responded to the residence of a suspect vehicle. There, Houman told the officer he got into a verbal confrontation with another man who pulled into a parking spot as he was attempting to pull into the same spot. Houman then parked his vehicle and confronted the man inside the vehicle. Houman said he argued with the man and gave him the finger. Houman said he became upset because the other man bumped into his elderly mother during the altercation. A witness told the officer Houman used vulgar language while inside the store and flipped off the man.


• Francisco Hernandez Gomez, 24, of Hudson, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence at 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 18. Gomez was pulled over after officers noticed him attempting to drive with two flat tires. Gomez appeared to not understand English. He appeared unsteady while speaking with the officer, with glassy eyes and an odor of alcohol. Gomez said he did not know what happened. An officer had difficulty explaining the standard field sobriety tests due to the apparent language barrier. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .203.

• Adam L. OLson, 32, of Hudson, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated at 2 a.m. Sunday, May 20 after an officer noted a vehicle driving without headlights on. While speaking the officer noticed the smell of intoxicants and that Olson had glassy eyes. Field sobriety tests showed signs of intoxication. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .134.

Hole punched in wall

At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, Peter O. Elder, 28, of Hudson, was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct after police were called to Fairway Drive. The complainant stated she and Elder got into an argument that got out of hand. The argument escalated to the point that Elder and another woman began to argue, and the complainant and the second woman also began to argue. At one point in time the second woman seemed to come at the complainant, and the complainant said she later pushed the woman back. At this point Elder walked away up the stairs and punched the wall putting a hole in the sheet rock.

Marijuana or paraphernalia possession

• Noah Michael Lancette, 22, of Hudson, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and Ryan James Rogers, 19, of Woodbury, Minnesota, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia shortly after midnight on Sunday, May 20 in a parking lot on Industrial Street. Police were called for a vehicle parked with people passing a lighter back and forth inside. An officer speaking with the occupants smelled the odor of marijuana. Lancette handed the officer a small bag of marijuana, a grinder and a pipe, and Rogers handed over a glass bong and pipe.

• At 8 p.m. Monday, May 21 on Bridgewater Trail, Wade Thomas Cudd, 18, of Hudson, and a minor were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police responded to the area after a complainant texted information and photos about two suspects apparently smoking in a vehicle. The complainant stated he was willing to make a statement and testify to what he observed. An officer informed the two a canine would be requested at which point they turned over a pipe and grinders. A search of the vehicle turned up the referenced items as well as marijuana shake.

Sticky fingers

• Lavonne E. Burgin, 37, of St. Paul, was cited for shoplifting at 4 p.m. Monday, May 21 after police were called to Fleet Farm on Industrial Street. Burgin selected a shirt, removed the tags and put it on before walking past all points of sale without paying. The shirt was valued at $29.99.

• A broken window and stolen purse were reported from a vehicle parked in a parking lot on Stageline Road on Wednesday, May 23. The owner said she was running late to work and left her purse on the front seat of the vehicle at 6:50 a.m. When she returned at 3:30 p.m. her front passenger window had been smashed and the purse was missing. Taken were a $5 purse, $15 wallet, her license, credit and debit cards, $175 sunglasses and $20 cash for a total theft of $255. Damage to the car was estimated at $300. The owner also said she noticed multiple charges to her credit and debit cards. While taking this owner's information, the officer was approached about another vehicle theft. A man said he parked his car at 7:30 a.m. and when he returned at 3:30 p.m. he noticed someone had gone through his vehicle. The only thing missing was a tool kit valued at $20. The vehicle was unlocked.


Heather C. Pruitt, 42 of Hudson, was arrested for a probation violation at 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 22 from Probation and Parole on O'Neil Road.

Property damage

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 a damage to property report was made on Second Street. The complainant said his vehicle was keyed while parked in the alleyway sometime between Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. and Monday, May 21 at noon. The vehicle was keyed all around and an expletive was keyed on the roof. Damage is estimated at $600.

Theft leads to foot pursuit

Officer responded to a theft in progress at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 on Badger Drive. Lawrence Danzel Phelps, 24, of St. Paul, was arrested for obstruction/resisting arrest. Three men were at a business when an employee's wallet and phone that had been set down near the men went missing. Surveillance showed Phelps walk past the table where the items were around the time of the theft before leaving. After locating the vehicle Phelps left in, a foot pursuit ensued that ended in the apprehension of Phelps. Phelps said he did not take the phone or wallet, but knew the wallet was in the car. After getting permission from the vehicle's owner, a search turned up the missing wallet. After being transported to the jail, Phelps said he did not take the phone, but said it was probably in an area behind a named business. Officer could not locate the phone. The two other men at the store said they did not know Phelps well, but had paid him to drive them to the store. After running their information, officers found a warrant out on one of them, Charles A. Dixon, 25, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota and arrested him on the warrant.

Felony possession of firearm

Jorell Jovon Coppage, 30, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, was arrested for felony possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of THC at 1 a.m. Thursday, May 24 at Birkmose Park. Officers checking the park after hours came upon four men gathered around motorcycles near the park's overlook. The men said they were unaware the park was closed. Officers smelled the odor of marijuana while speaking with them. Coppage told police he had marijuana on him and had just finished smoking a joint. He handed over a plastic baggie containing a gram of marijuana. Before a search of his person, Coppage told the officer he had a pocket knife in his pocket. During the search an officer felt what felt like handgun in the front pocket of Coppage's jacket. Coppage told the officer it was cigarettes and keys, before later stating it was "a little gun." After restraining Coppage officers removed the 9mm gun, and Coppage told them he did not have a concealed carry permit. The handgun did not have a live round of ammunition in the chamber. It did have 10 hollow point 9mm round of ammunition loaded inside a magazine that was inserted into the fire arms magazine well.