Police Files: Jan. 18, 2017

Ex vs. Xbox

On Jan. 8, the Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) was called to Vandenberg Hall at 11:10 a.m. to investigate an assault. The officers spoke with a male who stated that a female hit him. Officers located and interviewed the female. Immediately, they noticed blood on her front teeth and that she was wearing a ripped shirt. A bad breakup occurred the night prior. The female texted pictures of the male’s Xbox to the male, telling him she was going to leave it at the entrance of the building. After not finding the Xbox, three men went to the room, and witnesses could hear things being thrown around and someone saying phrases such as “Stop” and “Get off me.” Later, another altercation occurred. The male told  officers the female had a metal track baton and used it to hit him in the face twice. When a neutral party tried to break up the fight, the female’s lip was inadvertently hit. In her room, officers discovered that the female had choked the male with her forearm, knocked off his glasses, attempted to break his Xbox and jumped on the male’s back. The female was read her Miranda rights, arrested and transported to Oakland County Jail.

Are you drunk?

Officers were sent to Vandenberg Hall on Jan. 12 at 12:14 a.m. to investigate underage drinking. Three individuals in the room consented to a breathalyzer test. One person in the room had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .000, while the second person had a BAC of .172. Before the officers tested the third person, he told them he had just brushed his teeth and that there may have been alcohol in his mouthwash. Instead, he consented to horizontal and vertical gaze nystagmus eye examinations. The officer noticed unusual eye movements and the smell of liquor on his breath. When the test concluded, he immediately admitted to drinking two beers. In response, the officers issued him a minor in possession citation and informed OU Housing of the situation.

Broken car window
Officers arrived at P2 on Jan. 12 and interviewed a woman who said her vehicle had been vandalized. She told police she went to work shortly before 1 p.m. When she returned, she found her back window broken. Officers reviewed video surveillance in order to discover who might have committed this act. Unfortunately for the woman, officers were unable to get a clear view of her vehicle due to low lighting conditions and trees obstructing the view of the camera.