Stolen backpack, arrest top OCCC crime reports

A stolen backpack, a warrant arrest and an automobile accident kept campus police busy the week of Sept. 16.

On Sept. 17, student Charles Walker reported to police that his backpack had been stolen from the Arts and Humanities building. According to Officer Ronald Ventresca, Walker reported the backpack stolen after he had left it near the vending machines on the first floor of the Arts & Humanities building.

Walker, who had a class in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, told Ventresca that he had decided to spend his class break near the vending machines in Arts and Humanities.

He told Ventresca he returned to class and realized about 20 minutes later he had left his backpack in the Arts and Humanities building.

When Walker returned to get the backpack, it was gone.

Ventresca reviewed security camera footage of the area but said he didn’t see anything related to the theft.

Walker described his backpack as a black Nike bag containing a math book, an English book and a Success in College and Life book.

On Sept. 18, Officer Patrick Martino was patrolling the campus when he noticed a Jeep SUV driving around the barricades, through the construction zone from west to east on Faculty Circle.

When Martino stopped the driver, Archie Daniel White, for passing through a barrier, he discovered White had an active warrant. Martino arrested White and transported him to the Oklahoma County Detention Center for booking.

White’s vehicle was impounded.

On Sept. 20, staff member Beverly Haley reported someone had struck her vehicle between 8:55 a.m. and noon while it was parked in Lot E.

According to Officer Tim Harris, a review of surveillance video shows a dark-colored, medium-sized SUV or minivan pulling in next to Haley’s Ford Taurus, a female exiting the vehicle and going into the Health Professions building.

Harris said the video is inconclusive as to whether that vehicle struck Haley’s car.

To contact campus police, call 405-682-1611, ext. 7747. For an emergency, use one of the call boxes located inside and outside on

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