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Police Blotter: Intoxicated student chases delivery driver down West Green Drive

Some Ohio University students will do anything for that late night drunk food.

The OU Police Department responded to a call about a student trying to enter a vehicle near the Convocation Center on Saturday at 2 a.m.

When the officers arrived, the student was chasing a delivery driver on West Green Drive, according to an OUPD report. The officers saw that he was intoxicated with slurred speech and watery, bloodshot eyes. The report states that he was "unable to answer any question."

It was also found that the student had a fake ID. He was arrested for underage drinking and possessing a fake ID and transferred to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail until he sobered up.

That student was one of five who OUPD officers cited for alcohol-related crimes during Homecoming Weekend. OUPD issued 10 citations for possession of marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia, and there were four reports of theft over the weekend.

Cookie thief

On Oct. 4, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about cookies being stolen at Coolville Elementary. A mother dropped her child off at school with cookies she had made to show appreciation for the teachers and staff. As she was leaving the school, she saw another parent walk out of the school with the cookies.

According to the report, the two parents exchanged comments over Facebook and confronted each other at the school that afternoon. The mother told the principal what had happened. 

The Athens County School Resource Officer was notified and said he would talk to the principal “in regard to the parents confronting each other on school grounds of the stolen cookies.”

Morning crew

On Thursday at 5 a.m., OUPD received a call about an intoxicated student passed out in a ground crew maintenance vehicle parked at the athletic pass gate near Shafer Street.

When officers arrived, the student was slumped over and unresponsive in the cab of the vehicle. Athens County EMS responded, an officer noted that he smelled like alcohol, had bloodshot, glassy eyes, and was very unsteady on his feet. 

The student was unsure where he was or how he ended up there. He was charged with underage drinking and transported to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.

Basement break-in

The sheriff’s office responded to a call about property damage in Nelsonville on Friday. 

The man said he heard a noise in his basement at about 2 a.m. When the man investigated, he saw someone running out the basement door.

The man said he could smell gasoline in his basement. He saw that gasoline had been poured over two motorcycles that he had recently purchased. The case is under investigation.

Trash time

Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about three bags of trash that were left in the parking lot at Movies 10 in Nelsonville on Sunday.

A name of a 70-year-old woman was found on the trash. Deputies spoke with the woman, who said she had no idea how the trash ended up there since she hasn’t been able to leave her home for some time due to medical conditions.

Batter up

The sheriff’s office responded to a call about a man with a baseball bat on United Lane in Athens on Saturday. According to the report, the caller claimed that it seemed like the man was “under the influence of something” and had said he was "using the ball bat for protection against coyotes.'”

Deputies were unable to find the man. He was last seen walking toward the west end of the parking lot. 


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