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Oxford Crime Report: Friday – Sunday, July 29 – 31- Attempted Robbery, Child Welfare

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On Sunday, July 31, at approximately 12:07 a.m., Oxford police officers were approached by a male who reported that two black males attempted to rob him at gunpoint.

The victim told the police officers that he was walking on Van Buren Avenue heading west when these two males grabbed and pulled him into an alley. One held him and the other pointed a weapon at him. They demanded the victim to give them whatever he had but the victim then jerked away and ran. One of the officers was nearby on a traffic stop when approached by the victim. The officers then immediately searched the area but they did not locate any suspects.

Major Jeff McCutchen said in an email: “Detectives were called and the case has been turned over to them. There were no injuries and no property was taken.”

Oxford police responded to the following incidents: 17 alarms, 10 disturbances, nine suspicious activities, seven civil matters, six malicious mischief, five animal complaints, five welfare concerns, four motorist assists, three 911 hang-up calls, two trespassing, two reported DUI drivers, two complaints of lost property, two illegally parked cars, two noise violations, two fire department assists, two harassing phone calls, a fireworks complaint, a code violation, a vehicle obstructing traffic, a petit larceny, a littering, a recovered property, a reported intoxicated person and an auto burglary at C.B. Webb Townhouses.

Oxford police investigated 21 wrecks, issued 24 traffic citations and made 11 arrests on the following charges:
(3) Careless driving and DUI
(3) Possession of drug paraphernalia
Domestic violence per simple assault
One headlight, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI
Wrong way on a one way and minor in possession of alcohol
Careless driving, no insurance, no driver’s license and DUI

Lafayette sheriff’s department responded to the following incidents: 21 service calls, nine traffic complaints, seven suspicious activities, six disturbances, five welfare concerns, four accidents, four alarms, three harassments, three transportations, a follow-up, a malicious mischief, a domestic violence, a civil matter, a vehicle fire and an unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Lafayette sheriff’s department made five arrests on the following charges:
(2) Warrants for contempt of court
Child welfare
Traffic stop arrest – no driver’s license and careless driving
Domestic violence per simple assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest

University police department responded to the following incidents:
Friday, July 29
(7) Vehicle stops
Service call for an ambulance at Medicinal Plant Research Center Building
Saturday, July 30
(6) Vehicle stops
Suspicious vehicle at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Speeding on university campus
Sunday, July 31
(2) Vehicle stops
Vehicle accident on Sorority Row
Burglary per forcible entry at Weir Hall
Larceny per breaking into a coin machine at Brevard Hall
Service call for an ambulance at Pittman Hall

Oxford Fire Department responded to the following calls:
Friday, July 29
Smoke detector activation at 3:55 p.m. due to the residents having a pan of boiling Fabuloso on stove too long for an air freshener at The Connection
Smoke detector malfunction at 4:35 p.m. at 121 Waterstone Drive
Smoke alarm at 8:14 p.m. due to burned biscuits
First aid at 9:10 p.m. at Ajax Diner and stand-by until EMS’ arrival
Saturday, July 30
Stand-by for Center Point Energy at 8:17 a.m. after landscapers hit a gas line at Galleria II
Rollover wreck with entrapment at 9:56 a.m. on Highway 6 and South Lamar
Smoke detector malfunction at 10:28 a.m. at National Center for Research of Natural Products
Sunday, July 31
Small fire at 9:31 a.m. at Oxford School of Performing Arts that went out before fire department’s arrival
Smoke detector activation at 7:35 p.m. caused by burned food at 524 College Hill Road

All lists and reports on Oxford Crime Report are provided by law personnel to HottyToddy.com as part of the public record. All persons depicted are innocent until convicted by a court of law.

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