Tricks and treats: how to stay safe over Halloweekend

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Though Halloween may be a prime time for children, college-age kids at heart still celebrate the ghosts and ghoulies on Oct. 31. Here are some tips for staying safe this weekend.

“Let’s Talk About It” book series focused on Oklahoma crime novels

The 2014 “Let’s Talk About It” book discussion series will feature novels of investigative crime taking place in Oklahoma. The first discussion will take place at 7 p.m. on Sept 9 in Walker Center room 151, and will feature the novel “The Old Buzzard Had It Coming,” by Donis Casey. At each session in the […]

Critic finds ‘The Purge’ less than thrilling

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Generally speaking, I’m fond of plot twists in movies – particularly those I can’t see coming. What’s less pleasing is when the twist is followed by another twist that jerks the plot back to where it was expected to go in the first place. In The Purge, that happens at least three times. Written and directed by James DeMonaco, it’s a bland, boring thriller with an overambitious concept and underwhelming execution.

University police violate federal campus safety law

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The university’s police department is attempting to become compliant with federal campus safety laws, but their efforts may be too little, too late.

University officials refuse prompt release of crime logs

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University officials refuse to comply with federal campus safety laws regarding the prompt release of archived crime logs.

University officials fail to release annual crime statistics

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University police failed to publish up-to-date crime statistics in the 2012 annual security report by the federally-established deadline.

Columnist urges students to appreciate campus police

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I am discomforted by the amount of speculation and negativity circulating about the university police department, particularly with regard to parking tickets.

Police reports released April 8

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Alcohol Contact Thursday, 4-4-13 2:20pm; Cokesbury Court Apartments; Incident # 13-04-005

Police reports released March 20

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Public Intoxication- Saturday, 3-16-13 8:44pm; NW 23rd & Gatewood; Incident # 13-03-022; Arrested (AR): Barry, Robert (no OCU affiliation); Reporting party (RP): student; Officer Haynes received a call from RP stating there was a man passed out on the bus stop bench. Upon arrival, Officer Haynes found AR on the bench. He woke up AR […]

Police reports released March 13

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Fugitive from Justice Saturday, 3-9-13 5:09pm; EZ Pawn 2027 NW 23rd; Incident # 13-02-028 (supplemental); arrested: Michael C. Goudeau (no OCU affiliation); Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to EZ Pawn regarding a suspect who had stolen two X Box controls and three games from the Smith Hall lobby Tuesday, 2-19-13. Upon arrival he met with the employees who […]

Police department to upgrade campus emergency alert system

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The OCU police department will improve the emergency alert system in the next few weeks to insure that all students receive timely alerts.

Police reports released March 4

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Leaving the Scene of a Non-Injury Collision Saturday, 2-23-13 8:30am; West Fine Art parking lot; Incident # 13-02-032; driver # 1: student, vehicle: white 2012 Chevrolet van; owner of vehicle # 2: Meshal Munawir Almutari (ex-OCU student), vehicle: tan 1997 Toyota Camry; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to a non-injury vehicle collision at the West Fine Arts parking […]

Police reports released March 6

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DUI (.08 % or Greater) 3-6-13 2:15am; Draper Drive and N. Kentucky Avenue; Incident # 13-03-005; arrested: OCU student; vehicle: black 2000 Dodge pickup (not impounded); Sergeant Michael Kavenius set up surveillance on a black Dodge pickup that was slowly driving by parked vehicles and intermittently stopping while on Draper Drive. He thought the suspect was […]

Police reports released March 7

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Public Intoxication x2 Thursday, 3-7-13 1:40am; Kamp’s Lounge, NW 25th and Classen Boulevard; Incident # 13-03-006; arrested: 2 OCU students; reporting person: Security Officer Wendell Darnell Viney (no OCU affiliation); Officer Kiel Pepper was dispatched to Kamp’s Lounge in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival he met with Security Officer Wendell Viney who said that […]

Police reports released Feb. 15

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DUI and Fail to Stop at a Stop Sign Sunday, 2-10-13 2:55am; NW 23rd and N. Indiana Avenue; Incident # 13-02-012; arrested: Ravi Udai Sharma (no OCU affiliation) passenger: OCU student (not arrested)

Police reports released Jan. 24

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Petit Larceny, DUS and 3 OKC Arrest Warrants Tuesday, 1-22-13 9:45am; Cokesbury Court Apartments; Incident # 13-01-022; arrested: Cameron Shane Conyer (boyfriend of OCU student); involved vehicle: red 2008 Ford Ranger pickup; item stolen: one “boot” vehicle immobilizer (OCUPD owned); OCUPD officers have been placing tickets on a red Ford Ranger pickup in the past several […]

Police reports released Jan. 22

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Fugitive From Justice and OCU Notice to Vacate Thursday, 1-17-13 10:25pm; University Manor Apartments; Incident # 13-01-018; arrested: Allen Alexander Parks (no OCU affiliation); reporting person: student; assisting officer: Officer Michael Haynes; evidence: one package of Feel Good potpourri (unopened) and one empty Zig Zag cigarette paper package; A student called OCUPD stating that an […]

Police reports released Jan. 7

Breaking and Entering Tuesday, 1-2-13 8:54am; Harris Hall ELS (office closet and safe); Incident # 13-01-002; victim: ELS; reporting person: Manager Chandrakant Rakesh Shah; items stolen: none; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to the ELS manager’s office in reference to a Breaking and Entering. Upon arrival he met with Mr. Shah who said between Monday, […]

Police reports released Dec. 20

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Alcohol Contact Friday, 12-14-12 9:02pm; Smith Hall; Incident # 12-12-024; suspect: student; reporting person: RA; evidence: 2 empty bottles of liquor and 1 burnt candle; Officer Michael Haynes was dispatched to Smith Hall regarding a dorm containing the above evidence. Upon arrival he met with an RA who said he was performing routine room checks […]

Police reports released Dec. 19

Grand Larceny Monday, 12-17-12 3:45pom; Henry J. Freede Wellness Center (Jim Wade Athletic Center); Incident # 12-12-026; suspect(s): none; item stolen: $600.00 cash; reporting person: Director of Athletics Jim Abbott; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to the Freede Wellness Center regarding the theft of cash money. Upon arrival he met with Director of Athletics Mr. […]

Police reports released Dec. 18

Public Intoxication Monday, 12-17-12 7:25pm; Rococo’s Restaurant 2824 N. Pennsylvania Avenue (back parking lot); Incident # 12-12-027; arrested: Cleveland S. Bristow (no OCU affiliation) and Gary Allen Ingram (no OCU affiliation); The owner of the business notified OCUPD that two adult males were intoxicated and fighting next to the trash dumpster on his property. Sergeant […]

Police reports released Dec. 13

Petit Larceny Wednesday, 12-12-12 10:58am; Walker Hall (1st floor lobby); Incident # 12-12-019; victim: OCU; reporting person: RA; items stolen: one Microsoft 360 Ibox, 2 games and one controller; Officer Roland Garrett was dispatched to Walker Hall regarding the theft of an OCU owned Ibox. Upon arrival he met with the RA who said she […]

Police reports released Dec. 11

Non-Injury Vehicle Collision Monday, 12-12-11 exact time unknown; Cokesbury Court Apartments (in front of building # 7); Incident # 12-12-018; victim: student; damaged vehicle: green 2010 Toyota CBA; Officer Kiel Pepper was dispatched to a non-injury vehicle collision. Upon arrival he met with the student/victim who said her parked vehicle was damaged by an unknown […]

Students witness dispute, arrest

Officers handcuff a crime suspect March 30 behind the Kappa Sigma house, address. Photo: Marianne Pickens/ The Campus

Students witnessed a post-theft dispute at about 2 p.m. today, March 30, behind the Kappa Sigma House, 2412 Virginia Ave.

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