Police Beat (10/08/13)
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 02:10
Coney phony drops ID, accused of cup theft
At 1:16 a.m. Friday, a uniformed, off-duty officer was in Skyline Chili, 1 East High St., when he noticed a male attempting to conceal a hard plastic cup while leaving the establishment. The officer recognized the cup as belonging to the restaurant and stopped the suspect before he could leave the building.
The officer retrieved the cup and sequestered the first-year male on a stool near the counter. When asked for ID, the suspect claimed he didn’t have any. The officer noticed alcohol on the subject’s breath and two over-21 bar bands on his wrist.
The first-year was identified as being 19 years of age and was placed under arrest. While being cuffed, the male, with delusions of conspicuity, slid an ID out of his back pocket and tossed it to the floor. The officer, whose attention was wholly devoted to the man he was arresting, couldn’t help but notice and retrieved the license.
According to OPD, the fictitious ID made the suspect over the age of 21. The suspect became combative and refused verbal commands. He was cited with underage offenses, certain acts prohibited, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.
Man reports car as stolen, later says, ‘forget it’
Around 3:30 a.m. Friday, three OPD officers were in the Speedway parking lot, 260 South Locust St., near the Kroger lot. It was from here they saw a man running through the Kroger parking lot. According to OPD, the officers were taken by the suspect’s gait, which was “awkward and odd.”
After witnessing the behavior, the officers received a call from dispatch regarding a reported vehicle theft from the Kroger parking lot, OPD said. The caller reported his vehicle stolen, yet the dispatcher said she had a hard time getting accurate info from the complainant. At this time, the awkward man had approached the Speedway, and was standing near the three marked police cruisers in the lot.
The officers said they had seen nothing, nor had anyone flagged them down. The officers then turned their attention to the Miami senior male near the entrance. He hesitantly admitted to having called in the missing vehicle and then said it was a mistake and to forget he called, OPD said.
Officers reported the 23-year-old suspect as being “extremely intoxicated,” and were worried when he said he would just walk home. He was arrested and cited for making false alarms and disorderly conduct. He was taken to Butler County Jail.
Shots, shots, shots, shots, shots, arrested
Around 11:24 Friday, two officers were conducting a bar check at The Woods, 17 North Poplar St., when one officer observed a female cross from the side bar into a group of people the officer presumed to be her friends.
A male was handing out shots to the group, and the female took one, according to OPD. The officer noticed the junior female’s over-21 wristband, yet the girl melted into the group and attempted to hand off her shot upon noticing the officer.
Seeing this behavior as suspicious, the officer approached the girl who admitted she was 19 years of age. She was arrested and asked for her fake and legitimate ID, both of which she produced.
She was cited for underage offenses and certain acts prohibited. She was released to a friend.