Campus police respond to a burning motorcycle and trouble at the duck pond

November 6, 2015 Crime, News Print Print

OCCCPDA stolen motorcycle, trouble at the duck pond, and a false fire alarm were among reports generated by campus police in recent weeks.

Officer Zachary Andrews was called to investigate a vehicle fire at 8:25 p.m. Oct. 21. When he arrived, the Oklahoma City Fire department was extinguishing the flames on a motorcycle that had been abandoned on May Avenue, east of J. Lee Keels Boulevard.

Oklahoma City police on the scene said the driver had fled to a nearby neighborhood. After running the tag through databases, it was determined the motorcycle was stolen.

The vehicle identification number on the tag did not match the one on the motorcycle.

The vehicle was taken by Puckett’s Wrecker Service around 8:50 p.m.

Two women, age 14 and 47, were questioned recently by campus police after they were seen at the campus retention pond reportedly putting a mother duck and her ducklings in a crate. The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Oct. 23.

The girl, identified as a Pathways Middle College student, and her mother had placed the ducks in an animal crate when Officers P.T. Solinski and Andrews arrived.

The student told the officers she is in the 4-H program and is knowledgeable about duck care. She said the duck was not native to the area and expressed concern that the ducklings would not make it through the winter.

The women said they had been given permission to remove the ducks but could not recall the name of the person who had given them the go ahead.

Police reached an agreement with the women that the ducks would remain on OCCC property until they were able to provide the officers with that name.

The names of the women were redacted from reports.

Campus Police responded to a fire alarm at about 2 p.m. Oct. 20, in room 2C1 of the Science, Engineering and Math Center.

Biology Lab Supervisor Virginia Hovda told Solinski a black plastic tray had melted in the dishwasher located in the room. The Oklahoma City Fire Department was notified it was a false alarm.

A suspicious man whose information has been redacted from reports, was recently reported to campus police.

Solinski responded to calls at 1:40 p.m., on Oct. 20 from the library.

When approached by police and asked what he had done to cause the employees to call them, the man said he had an odd sense of humor and was sorry if he had offended anyone.

A statement was taken from library staff, whose names had been redacted from reports. The statement also was not included in the report.

Information was redacted from the reports under the direction of Marketing and Public Relations Director Cordell Jordan who said names are redacted “according to OCCCPD Standard Operating Procedures involving information released and information withheld.”

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To contact campus police, call 405-682-1611, ext. 7747.

For an emergency, use one of the call boxes located inside and outside on campus or call 405-682-7872.

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