Police Beat (09/17/13)
Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 01:09
Blacked out in Brick: boy taken from bathroom
At around 10:42 p.m. Saturday, officers were dispatched, along with the Oxford Life Squad, to Brick Street Bar and Grille, 36 E. High St. The call was made in response to a male found passed out in the bathroom, according to OPD.
Doormen were in the process of carrying Miami University first-year Grayson Tyler Kotseos out of the bar when officers arrived. Kotseos had urinated on himself, according to OPD, and began vomiting on himself.
He was taken to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital for treatment. The next evening, a sober Kotseos met with the officer he encountered the previous night. Kotseos admitted he was intoxicated, and fervently denied drug use. The officer accepted this and cited 18-year-old Kotseos for underage offenses and disorderly conduct, OPD said.
Church wall sprinkled with drunk man’s urine
At around 12:53 a.m. Saturday, two officers were on bike patrol Uptown when they noticed a male staggering down an alley off High Street. The alley runs along the eastern wall of St. Mary church.
First-year Benjamin Place had lost his shoe and nearly fallen over trying to slip it back on, according to OPD. The officer approached Place as he turned to face the east wall of the church and began to urinate on the side of the building, OPD said.
Noticing the officer, Place turned around, quickly zipped his fly and continued to urinate. As the dark spot on the front of Place’s pants grew, the officer approached the boy. He asked Place how much alcohol he had consumed that evening. “Just a few beers,” Place archetypically responded.
The officer said that Place spoke slowly with a distinct slur. When asked if he knew he was urinating on a house of God, Place responded, “Yes, I go to St. Mary every weekend,” according to OPD.
While being booked at OPD and cited for underage usage and disorderly conduct, Place began vomiting, OPD said. He continued to do so all the way to Butler County Jail.
Saturday turns sour for an underage man
At around 2:50 p.m. Saturday, a plainclothes officer was working a special detail behind the counter of Oxford Spirits, 21 Lynn St., when he noticed an obviously fake ID being used.
According to OPD, a white male approached the clerk and placed a six-pack of Mike’s Hard Strawberry Lemonade and Barefoot Sweet Red wine on the counter.
When prompted, 20-year-old sophomore Peter John Poulos, soon to be 21, handed the clerk a N.C. driver’s license. The officer, a N.C. native, immediately recognized the ID as being illegitimate: serendipity even sweeter than Poulos’ booze of choice. The clerk, however, accepted the ID and completed the transaction.
The officer then identified himself to Poulos as being with the OPD and asked to see the license, which he observed to lack the proper holograms and have too many digits in the license number, OPD said. Poulos handed the officer his real Ill. license, claiming he had found the N.C. license on the sidewalk.
Poulos was cited for underage offenses and prohibited acts.