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Police Beat (09/09/14)

Fork it over!

At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, an officer who was attempting to control an unruly group in Skyline Chili observed a male order a meal to go. He then attempted to join the group. Per store policy, customers who make to go purchases must exit the building, which the officer attempted to convey to the male, at which point the group became even more unruly and decided to order carry out and leave. Shortly thereafter, the officer noticed one of the males suddenly walking quickly from the back of the group toward the front door. An employee caught him by the arm and began to yell. The officer escorted the male outside, where it was revealed he had nine forks in his hand. He said that the employee had told him to take the silverware, but as plastic ware is provided for carry out meals, the officer found doubt in the suspect's claims. The suspect, who exhibited signs of intoxication, was not charged with theft, but was charged with a minor misdemeanor for Disorderly Conduct.

Taking out the trash

At 2:43 a.m. on Friday, an officer arrived at a home on North Campus Avenue in response to a noise complaint concerning a car alarm. The officer observed a male student slowly exiting the backseat of the vehicle in question. The male saw the officer as he was nearly out of his car and proceeded to stumble and fall backwards into a small recycling bin in the street area. The student could not tell the officer why he or his car were there at that time. He remembered driving the car to that location, but not when or why, and could not locate his keys. He assured the officer he had no plans of driving later that night. He believed he was near Arrowhead Drive, where he thought he lived, and was shocked when the officer informed him he was on the other side of town. The officer escorted him home, where he had to point to which apartment he believed was his. He was successfully handed over to his roommate at that address and given a citation for Disorderly Conduct.

Placed under armrest

At 4:32 a.m. on Saturday, two officers arrived at an apartment on South Poplar Street in regards to a complaint of an unwanted person passed out on a couch in the front room of the apartment. The residents reported that the female student, whom they did not know, had knocked on their door for 10 minutes before they opened the door to check on her health. The suspect then stumbled inside and passed out on the residents' couch. The residents then called the Oxfird Police Department, and the officers managed to eventually wake the suspect. The officers had to repeatedly ask her for her name before she was able to reply intelligibly. The suspect also replied that her birth date was "July ninety-five ninety-two." When told she was not in her friends' apartment, she was incredulous and said that she had spent the night out with her roommates. She was then arrested and was able to more coherently communicate at the police station. She was charged with Criminal Trespassing and Intoxication: Offensive Behavior and escorted home.