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Police Beat (02/20/15)

Fall down boy

At 2:38 a.m. Feb. 14, an officer on patrol observed a male staggering around in the 100 block of N. Poplar St. The male was standing on the west side of the road. He was carrying a bloody rag in one hand and his phone in the other. He stopped at the crosswalk at East Church Street and attempted to use his phone. The male appeared extremely unsteady on his feet. The officer parked his cruiser and made contact with the male. The subject appeared heavily intoxicated, under the influence of alcohol, according to OPD. The officer looked at the subject's laceration, located on his left hand, and noticed it was bleeding significantly. The officer asked him what happened and he responded that he "fell over." He then asked the subject where he lived and he responded that he wasn't sure, but he was heading home. The officer asked the subject to sit on the ground for his safety. The subject turned around and took a few steps as if he was running, then fell face first into a flower bed. At that point the officer called the Oxford EMS to aid the subject. When the EMS arrived on the scene they transported the male to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital. The subject was cited for Sales to and Use by Underage Persons.

Dine and dash

At 7:25 p.m. Feb 15, an officer responded to the area of 21 Lynn Ave. LaRosa's Pizzeria, for report of theft. When the officer arrived on the scene, the manager on duty reported a man and a woman coming in for dinner an hour prior to the call. The subjects ordered and consumed two pasta dinners and dessert and had left the premises in a hurry without paying. When the waitress noticed that the couple was no longer at the table and the restrooms were empty, she reported it to her manager who then called the police. The waitress also noted to the officer that the subjects appeared to be heavily intoxicated. Based on the waitress's description of the male and female, the officer patrolled the area and located the pair walking down Vereker Drive. The officer stopped the male and female and noticed they smelled like alcoholic beverage and their speech was slurred. Both subjects were taken into custody and cited with Disorderly Conduct and Offensive Behavior.

Armed break-in at residence

At 10 p.m. Feb. 14, officers responded to 5201 College Corner Pike Lot 68 in reference to a report of threats made against the residents. When the officers arrived on scene he was informed that the subject, known to the residents, unlawfully entered their residence and made threats to them while in the possession of a handgun. The subject entered through the front door and pointed the handgun at the residents, claiming the cops were after him and that if they called the police he would shoot them. Upon investigation, it was determined that no police were after the subject at the time of the crime. The residents reported that he refused to leave the residence and prevented them from moving freely in their home. They also reported the subject appeared to be on drugs and at one point had pulled out a needle and a vile of an unknown substance while he was in their residence, confirming their suspicions. After further investigation, the subject was apprehended several hours later. He was arrested for Unlawful Restraint, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Menacing and Aggravated Trespass. He is being held at Butler County Jail.