NOTE: Police reports are ongoing and regularly updated
Officer Michael Kavenius was dispatched at about 8:40 p.m. Feb. 27 to University Manor Apartments regarding an intoxicated adult male.
Upon arrival he observed the subject, Jesse Ray Pennington, a visiting associate of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, lying on the lower level porch passed out. The officer awakened him and noticed he had the odor and demeanor of an intoxicated person.
He transported Pennington to the Public Inebriation Alternative Center where he registered a presumptive BAC of .347 percent.
Officer John Jackson was dispatched at 11:15 p.m. Feb. 25 to Walker Residence Hall in reference to a larceny.
Upon arrival he met with the victim, a student, who was engaged in an argument with two suspects, an OCU student, and a student visiting from out of state, in the lobby. The victim said she was busy getting prepared for an event and had the suspects in her room. The victim said she was sporadically away from her room during this time period.
She looked in her dresser drawer and discovered $30 to $40 dollars was missing from her purse.
The suspects denied being involved in the theft. The victim and the suspects made a written statement. OCUPD will perform a followup interview with the victim and suspect student. There is no legal prosecutable merit at this time.
Possession of Marijuana/Alcohol
Lt. Fred Payne and Ade Okediji, director of residence life, performed an administrative search at about 10:10 a.m. Feb. 24 of a Oklahoma United Methodist Hall dorm room. They discovered one small baggie of marijuana seeds and one bottle each of tequila, vodka and whiskey in various locations inside of the residence.
John Riggs, dean of students, arrived on scene and will adjudicate this violation administratively.
Sergeant Randy Ramirez observed a blue 1996 Buick Century parked on the roadway at about 7 a.m. Feb. 23 at the 1400 block of N.W. 25 with a destroyed left front tire and a flat left rear tire.
Upon closer inspection, he observed an adult male, later identified as John Douglas Hohmann, to be lying in the front seat sleeping. Ramirez had Mr. Hohmann to exit the vehicle and discovered he had the odor and demeanor of an intoxicated person. Hohmann said he hit a curb with his vehicle.
The officer took Hohmann into custody and transported him to the Public Inebriation Alternative Center where he registered a BAC of .189 percent.
His vehicle was inoperable and impounded. Officer Kavenius was unable to locate any damage to vehicles on the roadway in the area.
Officer Michael Kavenius was dispatched to Taco Bueno restaurant, 2001 N.W. 23, at about 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in reference to an intoxicated adult male who refused to leave the business.
While en route, the officer was informed by the dispatcher that the subject had departed the business and was walking east on N.W. 23. He located a person, later identified as William Dunn, a homeless man, behind the business.
He was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech with bloodshot eyes and had the odor of an alcoholic beverage about his breath and person.
He was arrested and transported to the Public Inebriation Alternative Center where he registered a presumptive BAC of .358%.
Officer Michael Kavenius met with a student at 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at Draper Residence Hall who wanted to file a report regarding the theft of his bicycle that occurred on campus in November 2010. He said he located the blue and silver Mongoose XA 250 bicycle at the E Z Pawn Shop 2027 N.W. 23.
The officer was provided several photos of the bike and went to the pawn shop to confirm its identification. Being that there was no distinguishing identification on the bike (verifiable serial number, SS #, damage, etc.), the bike could not be legally confiscated.
The victim was told to always obtain the original sales slip with the serial number and affix unique markings on the item. He also was told to report crimes to law enforcement as soon as a crime is committed.
Possession of CDS, Starting Improperly from Stop Position and Transporting an Open Container
Officer John Jackson observed a red Pontiac at about 12:30 a.m. Feb. 20 entering Classen Boulevard from N.W. 28 while squealing the tires at a high rate of speed. The car was a 2000 Pontiac Trans Am
He stopped the vehicle and detected a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the interior. He had the driver, Elder Jimenez, and a passenger exit the vehicle and handcuffed them for the officer’s safety. He obtained their identification and interviewed them.
A large group of people at Kamp’s Deli patio shouted encouragement to the suspects.
The driver refused to consent to a search of the vehicle. At the officer’s request, OCPD K-9 Officer D. Evans arrived on scene at which time the dog detected drugs on the passenger side door.
Jackson searched the interior and discovered ecstasy and Adderall pills inside. He also found one Zigzag roller and one container of rum.
The driver was arrested and the passenger was released at the scene. Jimenez was transported to the Oklahoma County Detention Center and his vehicle was impounded.
First Degree Burglary
Officer Bill Hall received information at 1 p.m. Feb. 20 from a female student in reference to a male entering her unsecured Oklahoma United Methodist Hall dorm room at about 9 a.m. She further said the intruder, who wore tight-fitting jeans, a black hoodie and had long dark hair, awakened her as he opened the door.
She said he did not enter her room and closed the door as he departed. The student said she thought it was someone looking for her roommate. She then heard someone enter her roommate’s empty room and remain there for approximately 15 minutes and then departed.
She later looked inside of her roommate’s room and discovered clothing on the floor and open dresser drawers. There was cash in plain view in addition to a lap top computer, digital camera, etc. that was not disturbed.
The victim made a written statement and will inform OCUPD if anything is discovered missing. The main door was not locked at the time of this incident. Lieutenant Fred Payne will investigate this case.
Officer Michael Kavenius was dispatched at 7:50 p.m. Feb. 20 to the lower level of the Oklahoma United Methodist Hall parking garage regarding the theft of boots from her vehicle.
Upon arrival he met with the victim who said she had placed a pair of Siren by Mark Nason boots in the back seat of her vehicle on the previous day and discovered them missing on Sunday at 10:00am. She said the doors were not locked. The victim made a written statement.
Officer John Jackson was flagged down by a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at about 3 a.m. Feb. 19 regarding the damaged flag pole on the west lawn of the fraternity house.
Upon arrival he observed the 21’ pole to be bent at the base and fractured. The reporting student said he observed several males in white T-shirts walking in the area prior to the incident.
The officer and student attempted to retrieve a recording from the surveillance camera without success. The student said he will attempt to retrieve the image at a later date and forward the results to OCUPD. The student made a written statement and photos were taken of the damage.
Non-Injury Vehicle Collision
Sergeant Jeff Stonebreaker was dispatched at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 14 to a non-injury vehicle collision in the lower level garage at Oklahoma United Methodist Hall.
Upon arrival he observed a gold 2000 Pontiac with damage consisting of a horizontal scratch on the rear passenger side door. He also observed gold transfer gold paint on a ½” protruding screw located on the inside edge of the gate. The student driver said she was halfway through the gate when it began to close on the vehicle.
Photos were taken of the damage and the gate remained operable. A copy of the report will be forwarded to Risk Manager Glede Holman.
Source: Steve Taylor, assistant chief of police