Hit-and-runs, grand larceny reported

OCCCPDTwo vehicle hit-and-run accidents, a grand larceny and a found bag of marijuana were among the incidents reported to campus police in recent weeks.

OCCC student Kaitlynn Maxwell, 21, witnessed a hit-and-run which she reported to campus police at around 9:15 p.m., Oct. 27.

Maxwell said she saw a car that looked like a police car back into another car and then drive away.

The suspects whose names are redacted from the report, were identified by campus police as two 21-year old men, both students.

The men were identified through surveillance footage located of them checking into the Wellness Center.

A couple of days later, on Oct. 29, Student Tessa Perkins, 20, also reported a hit-and-run to campus police. Perkins said a car backed out of a parking space and hit her car.

Perkins told officers she pulled into another parking spot while the other driver fled the scene.

Campus police were able to confirm the hit-and-run through security footage although the other driver has been identified.

Stolen books were reported to campus police at around 9:11 p.m., Oct. 26.

Bookstore Director Brenda Reinke, 54, said a woman, 41, came into the store and took two books valued at around $650 without paying.

The suspect removed the books around 8:45 p.m. and 8:58 p.m.

She was identified using video surveillance footage. The woman’s name was redacted from the report.

A visitor to the college recently found a bag of what was believed to be marijuana on campus.

At 11:07 a.m. Oct. 28, Brandi Rayburn, 25, contacted campus police to report she had found the marijuana.

Campus collected the baggy, booked it as evidence and sent it to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation office to be destroyed.

EMSA was contacted and examined the student, but he refused to be taken to a hospital. He signed a refusal form, and EMSA left the college at 9:30 a.m.

Some 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.”

To obtain a copy of the procedure, email cjordan@occc.edu.

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