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An OUPD vehicle parked outside of Scott Quad. (FILE)

Police Blotter: Student visits church a bit too early Sunday morning; brothers fight over pizza

One student showed up for church a little early on Sunday morning. 

At about 5 a.m., an Ohio University Police Department officer found a student sitting at the back door of the First United Methodist Church.

The officer observed that the student had bloodshot eyes, was slurring speech, looked unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol. The student was issued a citation for disorderly conduct by intoxication and taken to Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to sober up. 

This was one of four alcohol related issue reported by OUPD over the weekend. The department also issued 11 citations for marijuana possession or paraphernalia.

Crawford conundrums

OUPD reported to North McKinley Avenue near Crawford Hall after a report of a student passed out in the roadway at about midnight Saturday.

The student smelled of alcohol and vomit, and she was transported to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and issued a citation for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

An OUPD officer responded to Crawford Hall for a student in the second floor men’s restroom at about 11 p.m. Saturday. 

He smelled of alcohol, unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. The student was transported to OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital for treatment. The case was forwarded to the Athens County Prosecutor for review.

Candy thief

The Athens Police Department took a report of theft from a vehicle on West Union Street on Saturday.

The woman said someone entered her car between Aug. 20-24. She reported that a change purse containing about $5 in change, a Garmin GPS and some candy were stolen. 

There was no damage to the vehicle, and there are no suspects at this time.

Where’s the pizza?

Last Wednesday, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to West Third Street for a fight that occurred between “two adult brothers over pizza,” according to the report. 

Deputies spoke to the two men about why a physical altercation happened due to pizza. The brothers were both served minor misdemeanor charges for disorderly conduct by fighting. The case was closed.

It’s a boy!

On Saturday, deputies took a report of an explosion in the Guysville area.

The noise came from the festivities of a gender reveal party in the area, according the report. The sheriff’s office congratulated the local couple on their expected baby boy.

Take what you can get 

The sheriff’s office took a report of a possible theft at Jet Star Drive in Hockingport on Friday. 

A man reported that he had been in jail for some time and, while he was gone, he had allowed his girlfriend to sell certain items in their house to pay for bills, according to the report. 

When he returned on temporary release, he found that most of the household items were gone. He believes his girlfriend had taken most of the items, sold them, kept the money and ran off. 

Deputies said they would speak to a prosecutor before investigating the issue further. 

Don’t be alarmed

The sheriff’s office responded to Main Street for an activated commercial intrusion alarm last Wednesday.

Deputies found the building to be secure with no signs of tampering of forced entry. It was determined to be a false alarm most likely due to the weather. No further action was needed.


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