Male tries, fails to dine and dash

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, an Oxford Police Department officer was working around Skyline Chili when a male came into the restaurant. The officer noticed the male was very unstable on his feet as he made his way to his table. He placed an order and after the food had arrived, he attempted to leave the store without paying, according to reports. The officer stopped him and identified him as William Hopple, 20. Hopple had red glassy eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath, according to reports. The officer issued Hopple a citation for underage intoxication. Hopple refused to sign the citation so he was led out of the restaurant in handcuffs. He later signed the citation outside and was released.

Officer corners sign thief under car

Around 11:30 p.m. Friday, officers witnessed a male walk up in front of a house on College Avenue and rip a sign off the porch. When the male saw the officer, he dropped the sign and ran. Officers followed him and lost him. Later on as the officers were driving, they located the male, identified as Miami University junior Zachary Savage, 20, by Rose Street. When the officer tried stopping him, Savage began to run again. Savage ran to the courtyard of the Campus Court Apartments and hid under a car. The officers got Savage out from under the car and identified him. Savage was then arrested on charges of criminal mischief and obstructing official business.

Student’s cab ride ends in arrest*

Around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, a 19-year-old Miami University first-year decided to get a cab ride from Cincinnati to Oxford. When he was almost to Oxford, he realized he did not have the money to pay for the cab ride. The student hatched a plan to take the cab driver to one area and then skip the bill by running from the driver, according to reports. The student ran into a house on University Avenue where officers found him inside. Officers observed behavior that indicated he was under the influence of alcohol. After he was taken into custody, officers found an open flask in his sock underneath his pants. Officers arrested him on charges of burglary, theft and open container.

*The charges for this incident have been dismissed, as confirmed by documents from the Butler County Court, therefore the name of the offender has been removed.