Police Beat (02/19/13)
Published: Monday, February 18, 2013
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2013 23:02
OPD arrests male with two different ID cards
Around 1:50 a.m. Friday, an officer was flagged down by Ted Woods, the owner of The Wood’s Bar, in the alley behind the building. The owner wanted a disorderly male, later identified as Miami University first-year Philip Sereda, 20 years old, removed from his establishment, according to OPD.
Sereda had been cutting in line when attempting to enter The Wood’s. Once he entered the bar, he became loud and irate, according to OPD.
Upon making eye contact with the officer, Sereda attempted to run but was stopped by bar security. He wore a wristband, smelled strongly of alcohol, and seemed confused as to why Woods wanted him to leave, according to OPD. When an Ohio driver license bearing the name Jacob Miller and an Maryland license for a Neil Patel, both over 21 years of age, were found in Sereda’s wallet, he claimed he was holding them for his friends, according to OPD.
He was charged with sales to and use by underage persons, according to OPD.
Female student assures OPD she lives at Skyline
At 12:35 a.m. Saturday, an officer in Skyline Chili, 1 E. High St., asked the Oxford Life Squad to respond to an intoxicated female in front of the building, according to OPD.
When the ambulance arrived, sophomore Danielle Smart, had been taken inside, according to OPD. The officer attempted to ask her where she was from and where she was living, to which she responded “right here,” as she sat planted in a chair in the restaurant, according to OPD.
An Arizona driver license was found in her possession bearing the name Danielle Centura, born 1989. However, very nearby was a Miami student ID, which displayed a matching picture yet the name of Danielle Smart, according to OPD. She was later found to be 19.
Receiving help in staying upright, Smart was carted off to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital where she was cited for certain acts prohibited and sales to and use by underage persons, according to OPD. She was released.
Female fails sobriety test, refuses to take off heels
Around 2:22 a.m. Friday, an officer pulled over a 2009 Honda with turned off headlights in the 100 block of W. Spring St. When veering over, the Honda’s front passenger tire struck the curb and caused the front of the vehicle to hop the sidewalk before returning to the street, according to OPD.
When the driver, sophomore Amaranta Cuesta exited the vehicle, she neglected to close her door, which the officer did for her, according to OPD. Smelling of alcohol, Cuesta said she was unable to turn on the lights because the vehicle did not belong to her, according to OPD. Rather, it belonged to the passenger.
A swaying Cuesta said she had consumed only two beers and proceeded to fail every aspect of the field sobriety test, according to OPD. She had declined to remove her large heels, and claimed that she had a medical condition that caused her to spontaneously lose balance, according to OPD. At the station, her BAC was later measured at .203, according to OPD.
Further, her Illinois driver license had expired on Jan. 19 She was arrested and charged with OVI, driver’s license required, and tail light, according to OPD. She was released.