Police Notes & Week in Review – 9/19/2018

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Police Notes

Sept. 10, 9:45 p.m. — Xavier Police responded to a report of an intoxicated subject passed out on the Smith Hall steps. The non- student was cited to the Hamilton County Court.

Sept. 11, 2:06 a.m. — Xavier Police responded to the Village lot for two cars broken into. An investigation is pending.

Sept. 14, 1:59 a.m. — Xavier Police responded to for a report of a person asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle on St. Francis. Xavier Way. The non-student was arrested for operating a vehicle while impaired (OVI).

Sept. 15, 7:05 p.m. — Xavier Police and Cincinnati Police responded to the Village parking lot to meet with a victim of a robbery that occurred off-campus. Cincinnati Police are investigating.

Note of the Week

“More steam than Thomas the Tank Engine”

Sept. 15, 7:05 p.m. — Xavier Police and Cincinnati Fire responded to a fire alarm in Brockman Hall. A smoke detector in the third floor laundry room was activated by steam from the running dryers. No fire was present.

Week in Review

  • The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the release of an Oregon man who had been convicted of sexual abuse of a minor. The defendant had testified that the man had threatened to shoot her dog if she told anyone about the alleged molestation and then followed up with his threat. After the dog was found alive, however, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the conviction. A county judge dismissed the case (Sept. 11).
  • A dozen South Korean students have been accused of deliberately binging on fast foods like pizza and burgers to avoid military service. One of the students gained approximately 66 pounds in six months to avoid passing the physical examination required before enlisting (Sept. 13).
  • An Indian man walked into a police station carrying a machete in one hand and a plastic bag with his wife’s head in the other. The man claimed that his wife had been unfaithful. Security footage captured him telling an officer, “This is my wife, sir. I gave her all the love I could” (Sept. 13).
  • A Bristol feline startled its owner and local police when it was found curled up next to a bag of what appeared to be crack cocaine and heroin. Neither the owner nor police are sure how it obtained the drugs (Sept. 17).
  • Though French President Emmanuel Macron has seen his approval ratings drop to 23 percent recently, there’s still one group he can count among his most devoted fans: online shoppers. More than 300,000 Euros’ worth of Macron memorabilia, ranging from t-shirts to gold bracelets, was sold this weekend through the Elysee Palace online gift shop. That converts to about $350,000 in sales (Sept. 18).

This post was assembled by U.S. & World News Editor Jack Dunn.