Police Beat (11/01/13)
Published: Friday, November 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, November 1, 2013 01:11
Vica-don’t touch my pills: suspect on the lam
Monday night, a female played host to a Halloween party at her residence with about 10 other guests. As she was retiring to her bedchamber after a night of frivolity and enjoyment, she noticed a disquieting absence in the uppermost drawer of her bedroom chest. She had been prescribed Vicodin, a pain-killer, and had the writ filled last Thursday. The pill count was, according to authorities, approximately 54 tablets. The girl further claimed no visitor had strayed into her private room. To her dismay, she found the lid had been torn from the bottle and the pills removed by an unknown element. Her mother called OPD to report the incident, at which time she recounted the above tale.
The point of no return: Accused seen on tape
Monday afternoon, OPD officer met with an unsettled Dubois Bookstore employee in reference to a theft. The reporter spun a strange yarn of a female subject who had entered and perused the bookstore several times between Tuesday and Friday. According to security videotape footage, she removed the wrapping from three textbooks. The underhanded woman then, according to the establishment, took the volumes to the front desk whereupon she inquired if she could return the books, which she claimed she had purchased. The unwitting clerk compensated the girl for two of the three books. She is still at large, authorities report.
Mirror, mirror on the ground: Who dunnit?
At 11 p.m. Tuesday, a female motorist reported to an Oxford constable that the side mirrors of her BMW Mini Cooper, left dormant in the 200 block of E. Vine Street had been struck from the motor coach. Unlike Icarus, who lost his wings in an elegant tragedy of hubris, the reflective wings of the automobile had been cast from its body by an unknown assailant, who left behind him black scruff marks on the passenger door in his wake. The female was unable to identify the vandal.