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An Ohio University Police car parked outside of Scott Quadrangle. (FILE)

Police Blotter: Students smoke in dorm room; bird causes alarm

Two students found themselves in the weeds while smoking weed over the weekend.

On Friday at about 2 a.m., the Ohio University Police Department responded to a call from resident assistants in Treudley Hall about a student who had smoked marijuana.

The resident assistants said the man had been “yelling and screaming, and was now unresponsive on the 3rd floor,” according to the OUPD report.

After a brief investigation, the student had bloodshot eyes, was slurring his speech and admitted to smoking marijuana earlier. He was checked out by the Athens County EMS and cleared. The student was issued a citation for disorderly conduct by intoxication.

Another student in the room was also investigated and issued a citation for possession of marijuana.

The incident was one of three citations of possession of marijuana by OUPD over the weekend.

Sleep calling

On Friday, the Athens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 open line call on Huckleberry Road.

According to the report, dispatchers could hear what “sounded like someone swearing and hitting buttons on the phone.” On scene, deputies spoke to the elderly man who had called. 

He said he had fallen asleep on the phone when he realized he accidentally made a call, and he could not get the phone to shut off. He said the swearing that deputies heard was him yelling at his phone and apologized for the misunderstanding.

With no criminal activity present or additional assistance requested, deputies returned to patrol.

Bye bye birdy

On Nov. 1, the sheriff’s office responded to an activated residential alarm on Pleasanton Road. 

On the scene, deputies checked the residence with the homeowner. A bird was found inside the residence, which caused the alarm. No further action was needed, and the case was closed.

Walk thru

The sheriff’s office responded to a report of a suspicious woman hanging around Beverage Drive Thru in The Plains on Oct. 31.

On the scene, the woman was found walking through the drive through. She was told to leave the premises immediately, according to the report. Once she left the area, deputies returned to patrol. The case was closed.

Sorry, we’re closed

On Saturday, deputies responded to an alarm at a business on South Plains Road. 

Deputies spoke with a woman who came to the business not knowing that it was closed, according to the report. She said she didn’t realize the business was closed until she opened the door and the alarm went off. 

After the alarm went off, she decided to wait for deputies to arrive. The owner was also contacted and responded to the scene. No further action was needed.

Aw nuts!

The sheriff’s office took a report from a man about the theft of walnut trees on Deep Hollow Road on Nov. 1.

The man said the trees were cut from the property he owns. If anyone has any information about the recent theft of trees, they are asked to contact the sheriff’s office by calling 740-593-6633.

Ring of fire

The sheriff’s office responded to a report of active breaking and entering on Green Run Road on Friday. 

The man said a man and woman came onto his porch and took a metal fire pit ring and some items from his vehicle. The case is still under investigation.

Money to Mexico

On Nov. 1, the sheriff’s office took a report of theft by deception.

An elderly woman said her husband was involved in a scam and sent a large sum of money to an individual in Mexico, according to the report. The suspect is unknown at this time, and the case was closed.

Water issues

Deputies responded to an activated intrusion alarm at a residence on Fourth Street on Saturday. 

The alarm was accidentally triggered by an employee and neighbor trying to fix a broken water hose, according to the report. No further action was needed.

Lost license

The Sheriff’s Office took a report of a stolen license plate Thursday.

The woman said someone stole the license plate off her daughter’s vehicle while it was parked at a park and ride in Coolville. Magnets were also removed from the car on the outside of the vehicle. At this time, there are no suspects.


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