Missing drone, vending machine theft reported

June 27, 2014 Latest Print Print
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A missing drone, an aggressive man and thefts were reported to the campus police during the two-week period of June 10 through June 20.

A missing unmanned aerial vehicle drone was reported about 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, according to report filed by Officer Tim Harris.

Harris said Marketing Specialist Michael Burchfield was using the Blade 350 Qx Drone to film footage of the college’s main entrance when its GPS failed, causing the drone to fly eastbound at an increased altitude.

Harris said the drone also was carrying a Go Pro 3 Black Box edition camera.

He said the estimated value of both lost items is $1,069.95.

A second report was filed by Harris on Wednesday, June 18, after the campus police station received a complaint of an aggressive person in the Aquatics Center.

Upon arriving at the center, Harris said, he met with Patricia Ross who identified a man who she said had been verbally aggressive with a young female on Tuesday, June 17, while teaching her how to swim.

Harris said he spoke with the man, identified as Chen Haining, telling him the allegation had been made.

Haining told Harris he was unaware he had been acting inappropriately on the day in question and complied with Harris’ request that he remain calm during future visits to the Aquatics Center.

Thieves made off with almost $60 in snacks about 3 p.m. Friday, June 20, after a vending machine was left open.

Officer Zachary Andrews filed the report after being informed by a cleaning crew member that the door to a snack vending machine in the College Union was left open.

Andrews said it appeared someone had unsuccessfully tried to pry the change area open.

After contacting the vending machine company, Andrews said, a representative was sent to lock the door.

The machine was half empty with missing merchandise totaling $58.90.

Later that day, around 4 p.m., a report was filed by Officer Patrick Martino after a student’s wallet was stolen from the OCCC library.

Martino said Monica Terrana left her backpack unattended while using the restroom and, upon her return, found her wallet was missing.

A witness reported seeing a suspicious person described as a white female wearing blue pants, a black shirt and a backpack in the area, according to the report.

While reviewing security footage of the area, Martino said, he saw a woman matching the same description and determined from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the suspect was wandering the Main Building and library in a manner he considered “casing.”

Martino said Terrano later filed another report with Oklahoma City police after one of her stolen credit cards was used at Homeland on SW 44th Street and S May Avenue in Oklahoma City.

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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