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Police Beat (11/18/14)

Sleeping at Skyline

At 10:42 p.m. Friday, an officer responded to a report of an unconscious male at Skyline Chili. Upon arrival, the officer observed a male student passed out in the bathroom of the establishment. A paramedic was applying a septum rub to wake the male, who then became conscious. The officer observed that his eyes were glassy and his speech slurred, but he was alert enough to provide the officer with a valid ID that placed him at 20 years of age. He was cited for Sales and Use by Underage Persons and transported to McCullough Hyde for observation.

Speeding leads to drug bust

At 11:37 p.m. Saturday, an officer on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at 53 miles per hour, well over the posted speed limit. The vehicle also had one headlight out, so the officer activated his emergency lights and followed the vehicle for five blocks before it pulled over. The male driver appeared extremely nervous, and the officer smelled the odor of drugs in the car. The male then voluntarily presented the officer with six grams of marijuana. There was no further contraband in the vehicle, and the driver was charged with Drug Abuse and cited for speeding.

Male arrested for entering wrong vehicle

At 10:36 p.m. Saturday, a distraught female pulled her vehicle up behind a stationary police cruiser and motioned for the officer to come over to her. She reported that an unknown male student had attempted to enter her vehicle, but she locked the doors and ran a red light in order to get away from him. The officer then spotted a male who fit the description walking down the road the female had been on. The officer approached the male and asked if he had tried to enter the female's car, to which he responded, "Yes, I'm trying to get home. I'm cold. I thought it was my sister's car; I'm just trying to get home." The officer then asked to perform a pat down, to which the male consented. The officer felt something hard in the male's jacket and asked the male to remove it, which he did, stating, "I'm not going to lie, it's marijuana." The officer asked if he had smoked any, and the male replied that he had. The officer also detected alcohol on the male's breath. The male then repeatedly lied about his age and provided his brother's ID before his own. The male was finally found to be only 18, and was subsequently placed under arrest. He was taken to OPD and charged Public Intoxication, Drug Abuse Sales and Use by Underage Persons, and Certain Acts Prohibited and released to his sister.