Tricks and treats: how to stay safe over Halloweekend


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.

Police searching for assault suspect

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Police are searching for a man accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus.

Few Details Released about Sexual Assault Reported on Campus

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University officials are releasing few details about a sexual assault reported on campus this weekend.

Police conduct active shooter drill

An active shooter drill happened at 10 a.m. Sept. 18. The drill lasted about 10 minut

Police investigate car break-ins

Two cars were burglarized Tuesday night in the Cokesbury Clubhouse apartment parking lot.

Police close street parking due to move-in

The OCU police department will be closing Noble Drive and the Draper Drive parking lot from the night of August 17 to the afternoon of August 19. The police department has distributed fliers and sent out emails reminding students, parents, and staff of the closures. Any cars found in the listed areas may be towed […]

University police go beyond law enforcement duties

The Oklahoma City University police department provides services beyond their duties as law enforcement officers. OCUPD provides safety escorts, vehicular assists and an identification number engraving services for valuable items. To contact the police department for a safety escort or motor assist, call 405.208.5001. If there is an emergency, dial 405.208.5911.

Lost lives seen as worst tragedy of Sept. 11

By Matt Patrick, Columnist Students my age may barely remember the events of 12 years ago. Most of us were elementary school students who grew up in one of the most prosperous and peaceful times in American history. The technology boom was creating thousands, if not millions of jobs. The federal budget was balanced. As […]

Street closed due to baseball risk

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By Amy Fuhrman, Web Editor   NW 27th St. between Indiana Ave. and Kentucky Ave. is closed to both sides of traffic. A block of the street, located behind Jim Wade Stadium, is blocked off by traffic cones. The cones were placed by OCUPD around 2 p.m on Tuesday afternoon. The police force placed the […]

Police report Aug. 23

Petit Larceny- Thursday, August 22, 2013, 4:00am; Draper Hall; 13-08-020; Victim: OCU student; Suspect: unknown; Officer Pepper took a report from the victim at the station. The victim locked his bicycle up on the west side of Draper Hall on 8/19/13, and when he returned on 8/21/13 it was gone. His cable lock had been […]

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.

Fines increased for parking violations, new penalties added to tickets

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The police department has raised fines for parking violations and added new penalties to the violations summons.

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 department addresses parking issues

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The university police department officials have been ticketing parking violations this semester.

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 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 Nov. 29

DUI and Speeding 40/30 Wednesday, 11-28-12 2:00am; NW 23rd and Kentucky Avenue; Incident # 12-11-033; arrested: Dustin Eugene Jackson (no OCU affiliation); impounded vehicle: white VW Golf 4dr; Officer Mark Chenoweth was working radar at NW 23rd on Kentucky Avenue and documented a white VW travelling 40/30 mph. He was able to stop the vehicle […]

Police reports released Oct. 29

Driving Under the Influence and Improper Lane Change Sunday, 10-18-12 12:27am; NW 28th and Pennsylvania Avenue; Incident # 12-10-042; arrested: Arthur Otis Ealy (no OCU affiliation); passenger: Thomas Wright (no OCU affiliation); impounded vehicle: brown 1985 Ford Crown Victoria; FTO Sergeant John Jackson and Officer Roland Garrett observed a brown Ford weaving between lanes. They stopped the […]

Police reports released Oct. 24

Fugitive From Justice (x4) Violation of Suspended Sentence, Driving Under Suspension (2ndOffense), Fail to Comply w/compulsory Ins. Law and Operate M/V on Which Taxes & Fees are Due Monday, 10-22-12 1:30am; NW 23rd and Pennsylvania Avenue; Incident # 12-10-033; arrested: Freddie Earl Moss (no OCU affiliation); passenger: Tammy Sue Stewart (no OCU affiliation); impounded vehicle: gold 2002 […]

Police reports released Oct. 23

Traffic Collision Thursday, 10-18-12 5:20pm; NW 23rd and McKinley Avenue; Incident # 12-10-029; driver # 1: Jennifer Anne Casteel (no OCU affiliation), vehicle: silver 2004 Honda UAX; driver # 2: Quan Yen Dong-Ngoc (no OCU affiliation), vehicle: blue 2007 Toyota CEE; Officer Josh Pankowsky observed a traffic collision at NW 23rd and McKinley Avenue. He was immediately informed […]

Police reports released Oct. 12

Petit Larceny Thursday, 10-11-12 6:50pm; Draper Hall (bicycle rack); Incident # 12-12-016; victim: student; item stolen: one bicycle name brand Peagot model: Lion, orange; A student/victim met with Sergeant Michael Kavenius at OCUPD regarding the theft of his bicycle. He said the last time he observed the bicycle was on Wednesday, 10-1012 at approximately 4:45pm. He […]

Police reports released Oct. 11

Injure/Destroy Property Less Than $2500.00 Tuesday, 10-9-12 5:10pm; N. Loeffler parking lot (West of Freede Wellness Center); Incident # 12-10-012; victim: student; damaged vehicle: black 2007 Lexus E35 4dr; Officer Josh Pankowsky was dispatched to the West side of the Freede Wellness Center regarding a vehicle damaged by a baseball. Upon arrival he met with […]

Police reports released Oct. 5

Injure/Destroy Property Less Than $2500 Wednesday, 10-3-12 5:45pm; North Loeffler parking lot; Incident # 12-10-005; victim: student; damaged vehicle: white 2001 Volvo S60 4dr; Officer Kiel Pepper was dispatched to the North Loeffler parking lot regarding a parked vehicle being damaged by a baseball. Upon arrival he met with the student/victim who said he parked his […]

Letter to the editors from university president

President Robert Henry

Dear Students, I want to share some additional information and insights regarding the incident that took place on September 23 that caused our campus to briefly go on lockdown. By now, you are aware a shooting occurred about seven blocks away and the suspect fled toward campus, was apprehended, and taken into police custody. During […]

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