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Police Blotter: Ohio University student fleeing cops drops phone, keys, shoes

The incident was one of 13 drug-related incidents OUPD reported from Nov. 2-8.

It only took "a brief investigation" for an Ohio University Police Department officer to identify a student after he dropped his phone, room keys and shoes while fleeing the police with another male, according to an OUPD report.

An OUPD officer approached the students after smelling marijuana and witnessing them smoking it, according to the report, and the students “took off running.”

According to the report, the officer pursued the students, telling them that they would be taken to jail if they continued to run.

The two students were each charged with possession of controlled substances and obstructing official business.

The report did not specify whether or not the students were taken to jail.

The incident was one of 13 drug-related incidents OUPD has reported since Nov. 2.

In another report, a member of Alden Library staff turned a clear plastic baggie of pills over to OUPD Wednesday even though “he thought that they may just be vitamins."

The staff member was making his morning rounds when he straightened a seat, revealing a bag hanging from it, according to the report.

The officer who responded to the call was not able to determine whether the pills were an illegal substance, and the case was closed, according to the report.

OUPD reported three alcohol-related incidents from Nov. 2-8.

Saturday, a 21-year-old visitor was found passed out in the driver’s seat of his vehicle with the keys next to him, according to an OUPD report.

The visitor was charged with disorderly conduct and transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, according to the report.

Friday, OUPD cited a 49-year-old male visitor with an open container after an officer came into contact with him at the picnic tables near the Brough House with an open container of Miller Light, according to an OUPD report.

OUPD reported seven other incidents took place at or near the Brough House from Nov. 2-8, the other six being drug-related charges. Two of the other reports specify the incidents also occurred at the picnic tables.

Friday, a trespassing hunter pointed a firearm at a landowner who asked him to leave the property at Ervin Road in Athens, according to an Athens County Sheriff’s Office report.

The case is under investigation, according to the report.

The Athens County Sheriff’s office received a report of theft of two trash cans from the street at Longmeadow Lane on Sunday. According to the sheriff’s report, the trash cans disappeared from the street after being placed out for pick up.

Some trash bags were found on a hillside near the residence, but these bags “did not appear to be their contents of trash,” according to the report.

No neighbors witnessed the taking of the trash cans, and the case was closed, according to the report.


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