Man arrested on outstanding warrants

November 28, 2015 Crime, News Print Print
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OCCC Police InsigniaCORRECTION: Originally this story reported that campus police responded to a call on the first floor of the library. It has been edited to reflect that the incident occurred in the Computer Lab on the third floor.

We apologize for the mistake.

 

A suspicious man with outstanding warrants, a stolen credit card, and a rogue paper printer were all reported to campus police in recent weeks.

At 5:40 p.m., Nov. 4, a suspicious person was reported to be using a phone in a faculty office in the Visual and Performing Arts Center.

The man, Todd Smith, 47, said he was on campus to meet someone in the Science, Engineering and Math Center, located on the opposite end of the campus.

Art Professor Jeremy Fineman said he thought the man’s behavior was strange and notified campus police.

Officers Zachary Andrews and Patrick Martino found Smith looking around in classrooms in the Arts and Humanities area.

Smith told officers he was at the college to pick up his nephew, who, he said, was skateboarding somewhere on campus. Smith could not provide a description of his nephew.

The cell number he provided for his nephew’s parents was disconnected.

After talking with the Oklahoma City Police department, it was discovered Smith had three outstanding warrants.

Oklahoma City police arrived and transported Smith to the Oklahoma County jail.

Unauthorized use of a credit card was reported to campus police by student Ximing Liang, 21, at 4:19 p.m., Nov. 3.

Liang told Martino someone had used his Bank of America card for up to $250 in unauthorized purchases. The person used the card the day before in the food service area, he said.

Security footage of the area revealed nothing.

In another incident, a student creating a disturbance over the number of copies she could make on library copiers prompted officers to respond.

At 9:37 p.m., Oct. 22, a student was reported to be causing a scene at the Computer Lab on the third floor of the library. When Officer David Madden arrived, he met with the student, 43, whose name has been redacted from reports.

Library staff member Michael Ritchey said the student had been warned about excessive printing but refused to cooperate with library staff.

The student had printed 48 pages, which is more than the policy of 25 pages per day, according to the report.

Ritchey had offered to give her the first 25 pages, but confiscated all additional pages.

Madden said when he attempted to speak to the student, she was loud and created a disturbance. The report shows the student told Madden, “I paid for this library and paper. I can print as much as I want!”

Madden said he explained the protocol for the library, and offered to show her the Communications Lab, where she could print more pages.

The student agreed and left the library.

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.

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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