Two thefts, unusual request top reports

This week’s crime report includes a stolen phone and wallet, a suspicious person, a request for syringes, and a stolen iPad.

A black leather wallet containing a number of credit cards and cash, along with a black Pantech cell phone were taken from an office located at 2N4 around 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Business and Economics Professor Michael Machiorlatti said the items were last seen in his personal division mailbox at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

Machiorlatti’s said in an Oct. 1 email that his wallet was later found with the cash missing. After reviewing video surveillance, campus police were not able to identify a suspect.

At approximately 11:18 a.m. Sept. 15, Officer Daniel Piazza was called to the Financial Aid Office to meet a 23-year-old woman, only identified in the report as LM, who had been reported as a suspicious person.

The woman was using one of the public computers with her 2-year-old child. According to the report, the woman’s speech was slurred, she had impaired motor skills and appeared to be disoriented.

The suspect told Piazza she had taken medication for depression and the medication had not yet worn off. A portion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test was performed on her, according to the report.

After the test was administered twice, Piazza determined the woman was exhibiting signs of having “recently ingested (or) inhaled a central nervous depressant.”

It was determined the suspect could not operate a motor vehicle so one of her friends picked up the woman and her daughter. Piazza filed a referral with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Neglect Hotline.

At approximately 4:47 p.m. Sept. 17, Cindy Milam, nursing lab coordinator and human patient simulator, reported a man she didn’t know entered the nursing lab and asked for syringes. After being told he could not have any syringes, he left.

The suspect was identified about 30 minutes later as an OCCC student, 23. He had a small quantity of prescription drugs in his possession that were not in a prescription bottle. He was taken to the Campus Police office for further questioning.

At approximately 8:25 a.m. Sept. 19, student Tonya Johnson, 32, went to the Campus Police station to report her iPad had been stolen from the restroom near Arts and Humanities Entry 1. Johnson said she set her iPad and backpack down on the counter while she was in the restroom and when she went to leave the restroom, her iPad was missing. The case is still active.

Additional information is available in supplemental reports that were requested but not provided. 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

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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