Police Beat (10/29/13)
Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 01:10
Amateur Vanna White found outside Brick
Around 3:15 p.m. Saturday, an OPD officer driving down High Street said he noticed a male acting suspiciously in front of 36 E. High St., Brick Street Bar & Grill.
The officer observed the male using a crutch to knock letters off the marquis, and, as the letters fell, he picked them up and slid them in his pocket. When the officer parked and approached the male to ask what he was doing, the suspect attempted to hide the stack of letters on top of one of the tires of the officer’s car.
The officer arrested him, and discovered he also possessed a fake Connecticut driver’s license. He was taken to OPD, charged with theft and prohibited acts and released on his own recognizance.
Road mistaken as bed: cop finds man facedown
At 4:07 a.m. Sunday, an OPD officer driving down the 100 block of South Campus Avenue found a male passed out, face down, on the side of the road.
The officer, who was in the process of transporting an arrested female to Butler County Jail, stopped and approached the heap of a man. The suspect awoke when prompted, and the officer asked the male to sit down on a section of a wall, as the male could not stand.
When asked for identification, the male opened his wallet and first reached for one Ohio license, but then pushed it back and presented another Ohio license, OPD said. That license stated the bearer was under the age of 21, but when asked his age, the male replied that he was 21 years old, then changed his mind and said he was 19.
The officer noticed that the male smelled like alcohol and placed him under arrest. At OPD, the officer discovered a fake Ohio license, fake Illinois license and a Miami student ID that did not belong to the male. There, the suspect asked the officer where he had been found. When informed he was face-down on South Campus Avenue, the male became wildly confused.
He was charged with sales to and use by underage persons, certain acts prohibited and disorderly conduct; intoxication. He was taken to Butler County Jail.