Staff, The Miami Student

Lanyard helps officers identify first-year

At around 2:50 a.m. Sunday, an employee of Brick Street Bar and Grill reportedly stopped an Oxford Police Department officer as he was walking into the department regarding a male passed out in the alley behind the bar.

The officer reportedly walked over and found a male lying in the fetal position on the back steps of Brick Street.

When the officer woke the male, he reportedly seemed very intoxicated and vomited on himself.

According to police reports, the officer found a lanyard around the male’s neck, identifying him as Miami University first-year Carlos Johnson Jr.

Johnson reportedly needed assistance standing up and continued to vomit.

The officer reportedly drove Johnson back to his residence at Dorsey Hall and he vomited multiple times in the back of the police cruiser.

Johnson was reportedly taken to his room with help from another student.

Johnson was cited for underage intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Female punches, swings purse at male

At around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, an Oxford Police Department (OPD) officer standing outside OPD reportedly noticed a disturbance across the street at Stadium Bar and Grille.

According to police reports, the officer noticed “a lot of yelling and cursing” when he arrived at the bar. The officer also reportedly witnessed a female being held back from attacking a male.

The officer reportedly tried to get the attention of the female, but she broke free and swung her purse at the male’s face.

The officer reportedly pulled the female away from the male and identified her as Miami University senior Kristen Keller.

Keller reportedly told the officer that the male, who she did not know, had thrown a drink on her.

The male, who had a laceration above his eye, reportedly told the officer he had been involved in a verbal altercation with Keller’s boyfriend. The male also reportedly told officers that Keller’s boyfriend had thrown a drink on him and a wrestling match ensued.

As a result, Keller reportedly punched the male in the face while others were holding his arms back.

Keller was cited for assault.

Patron falls off stool, employee reports assault

At around 1:50 a.m. Friday, police officers responded to 3 Trees Irish Pub in response to an assault.

Officers reportedly found a male with an ice pack over a large cut on the back of his head.

According to police reports, an employee of the bar heard what sounded like a punch to the male’s face and turned around to witness the victim fall from his stool.

The employee reportedly told officers that a second male stood over the victim before walking out of the bar.

According to police reports, a second employee followed the assailant until police caught up at the intersection of Church Street and Campus Avenue. The male was reportedly identified as Miami University sophomore Kevin McCarthy before being placed in the back of a police car.

McCarthy reportedly had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and red, glassy eyes. McCarthy was reportedly read his Miranda rights and chose not to speak to the officers.

McCarthy was cited for underage intoxication and disorderly conduct and taken home.

The victim reportedly chose not to press charges for assault.