Males crawl under Miami Metro bus
At 2:50 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of two males at the intersection of High and Poplar streets who were attempting to board a Miami Metro bus by banging on the side. The driver reportedly told police the subjects crawled under the bus while it was stopped at a red light.
When police arrived, the driver reportedly pointed out the subjects on the southwest corner, where one of the men fell down.
According to police, both of the men denied having anything to do with the bus, but the officer reportedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on one of them, later identified as Miami University junior Charles Sample, 20. At OPD, Sample reportedly admitted to being drunk. Sample was charged with underage intoxication.
Uptown fight results in charges, injuries
At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, officers observed a fight break out in front of Woody’s One Up Bar and called for back up because there were several males punching one another and on the ground.
As the officer approached, some of the males left the area, but one male reportedly had his back to the officer and punched another male in the face as he approached. The officer took the subject to the ground, handcuffed him and identified him as Miami University senior John Kelly, 22. Officers then reportedly stopped Tyler Duwel, 19. According to police reports, Duwel had a mark on his forehead and claimed he had been harassed but didn’t know why it happened. The officer reportedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.
Kelly was reportedly taken to OPD where he told officers he was defending his friend and admitted to hitting another male in the scuffle. According to police, the male Kelly described, however, did not match up to Duwel.
Kelly was charged with assault and Duwel was charged with underage intoxication.
Student reports assault during walk home
At 4 a.m. Friday, officers reportedly met with a Miami University junior at McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital regarding an alleged assault.
According to police, the victim was being treated for a broken hand, a broken bone near his eye and several cuts and scrapes. The victim reportedly told police he left the bar sometime before closing and was walking alone to his fraternity house when he was tackled from behind.
The victim reportedly told police he later woke up and finished walking to his residence where his fraternity brothers forced him to go to the hospital. He reportedly said he was sure he had not been involved in any altercation or argument before leaving the bar. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
Junior tries to hide alcohol, escape police
At 1 a.m. Sunday, officers observed a male on the sidewalk near Skipper’s Pub with an open container of alcohol in his hand. When he saw the officer approach, he reportedly tried to hide the cup between two bystanders.
As the officer came near, the male reportedly walked back into the fenced area to hide and placed the cup on the seat of a wooden bench. The subject then reportedly walked west on High Street, where he was stopped and identified as Miami University junior Joshua Dow, 20. Dow reportedly told police a friend had given him the drink and he believed it was a gin and tonic.
Dow was charged with underage intoxication and open container.