Police Beat (01/31/14)
Hotheaded red head loses her cool at bar
At 2:27 a.m. Wednesday, OPD responded to Brick Street Bar and Grille, 36 E. High St., to a report of an assault.
Officers were advised to look for a red-haired girl matching the description given by the employee. One officer spotted and approached the suspect at the corner of High and Main Streets as two Brick Street employees came running up to her. The victim stated she wished to press charges.
According to the victim, the suspect, a Miami senior, had been removed from the establishment earlier for punching another patron. She insisted she knew the bar owner and demanded she speak with him. As he was unavailable, the female employee spoke with the girl outside, at which point the suspect grabbed the employee's hair and began punching her in the face.
OPD said the suspect was restrained by other employees and backed off and left the property. When confronted by OPD, she presented ID and was cited for assault and transported home.
Shivering girl, stuttering tongue, slurred speech
At 6:12 a.m. Monday, OPD responded to the 400 block of E. Sycamore St. to deal with a seemingly intoxicated, distraught female stumbling near the roadway. At the time of arrival, it was seven degrees above zero.
The 18-year-old female was "improperly dressed," for the extremely low temperatures, her face was red and swollen and her hair was wet and messy.
Smelling of alcohol, she was unable to provide her address when asked, according to OPD, and instead "muttered random numbers."
She was taken to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital where she was still unable to answer basic questions. She was cited for sales to and use by underage persons and disorderly conduct: public intoxication, risk of harm. She was left in the care of hospital staff.
Male uses 'rush week' as excuse for intoxication
At 12:07 a.m. Thursday, officers were sent to the 302 S. Main St. in reference to a noise complaint. As he stepped out the door, the officer noticed a urinating male.
The officer watched the sophomore student zip his pants and pick up a lit cigarette from the porch. In his wake were a telltale melted region of snow and wet spot on the brick exterior of the house.
He looked at the officer, leaned against the wall, briefly hung his head, regained his balance and walked toward him. He asked the officer who he was and why he was there, according to OPD.
The officer mentioned the noise complaint, and the male said he would turn down the music, which had already been turned off.
When asked if he had been drinking, the male responded, "just a little," but that he was only drinking because of fraternity rush, and that the party inside was a rush party. Further, he explained that his drinking was not a big deal, because it was rush week.
The officer informed the male he smelled as if he had been drinking a lot. The suspect had already admitted to being 20, but demanded his ID back and that the officer leave.
The officer arrested the male. OPD found a second Illinois driver's license in the suspect's wallet, and were immediately able to tell it was fictitious. He was cited for sales to and use by underage persons, disorderly conduct: public intoxication and certain acts prohibited. He was taken to Butler County Jail.
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