Police Files: Jan. 11, 2017

Yes, you do have to listen to the police

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Oakland University Police Department dispatch was informed of a possible MIP (minor in possession) on campus. Two officers made their way to a residential building and knocked on a door through which they could hear loud music. The officer attempted to key into the room after receiving no response, but the door was blocked with furniture. After the officers made their way inside the room, they found beer cans, and many of the occupants in the room fled outside. One of the women in the room was uncooperative, stating at one point, “You guys can’t tell me what to do. My friends said that I don’t have to.” She was subsequently arrested and placed in handcuffs. At the station, she was charged with an MIP because she was in the presence of open alcohol. Her preliminary breath test revealed no intoxication.

North Hamlin drinker

OUPD was dispatched at 11:37 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 to investigate reports of minors drinking alcohol in North Hamlin Hall. When two officers entered the room, they found four people: two males and two females. The females stated that they were residents of the room. The males, however, were guests. The two officers asked for IDs from the two males, but neither of them had identification on them. A Housing staff member was sent to retrieve one of the male’s IDs. When the staff member returned, the ID revealed that the male who had been drinking would not turn 21 for another month. Officers noticed that he reeked of alcohol and his eyes were red, bloodshot and watery. OUPD issued an MIP citation and confiscated two SVEDKA bottles, one bottle of Smirnoff, one bottle of Burnett’s Raspberry and nine Miller High Life beer cans.