Police Beat (10/25/13)
Published: Friday, October 25, 2013
Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013 01:10
Hole in the wall, hole in the safe, theft at bar
Around 11:00 a.m. Monday, OPD was called to 13 W. High St., Hole in the Wall Bar, regarding an alleged break-in.
The bar manager claimed that between 1 and 11 a.m. that morning, an unknown person or persons had entered the bar, taking with them two 40-inch flat-screen televisions.
According to OPD, the manager said there was no sign of forced entry, but the surveillance system’s wire powering had been cut.
Later that afternoon, an officer was called back to the bar to speak with the bartender. The bartender claimed Sunday night, before he closed the bar, he left out an unopened bottle of Smirnoff vodka. He wished to report, along with the missing TVs, it was discovered the bottle had been opened and partially consumed.
Additionally, the bar reported upon closer inspection the suspects had cut the wrong wire and were in fact captured on video. Officers returned a third time to review the footage of the suspects, which showed two white males entering the bar between 4:30 and 5 a.m., according to OPD.
The suspects were not recognized by any party. The incident is under investigation, and the bottle of vodka as well as a plastic cup have been collected for evidence.
ID crisis: Man mixes up between fake and real
At 2 a.m. Thursday, an OPD officer was in the 100 block of East Church Street when he said he observed a male standing on a porch, cupping his groin, with knees slightly bent. The male appeared to be urinating, OPD said.
As the male tucked, zipped and turned away from the porch, the officer could see the man’s handiwork in the form of a large wet spot on the concrete porch. The officer then approached the male, who had met a presumed friend and asked him why he had just urinated on someone’s house.
The male said he had done no such thing, and the officer directed the male’s attention to the fresh wet spot from whence he came. The male then said he was sorry, and he that he didn’t want any trouble, OPD said.
When asked how he would feel if someone urinated on his house, the male responded, “I wouldn’t care.”
The officer then asked the suspect how much he had to drink, and he responded, “not all that much.” When asked for his ID, the male, who OPD said smelled of alcohol, wearing two overage bar wristbands and had bloodshot eyes, handed a Virginia driver’s license.
When asked if the ID were real, the male responded it was his sister’s boyfriend’s license, OPD said. When asked his age, the suspect responded ‘19.’
As he gave his age, the officer noticed the information on the IDmatched that on the license. Further, the license the man had given the officer was actually his own, underage ID.
The suspect was then placed under arrest. After arrested, another, actually fake, ID was found. He was cited for disorderly conduct and sales to and use by underage persons.