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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Crime & Courts

Man found dead in detention center

A South Carolina registered sex offender was found dead by apparent self-inflicted injury Tuesday at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (October 1, 2014, Page 2A)

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    Arrest up to 45 % over last year

    OPD stays busy on first home-game weekend with 51 arrests, mostly alcohol-related. (September 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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      Can’t say no

      The MHP and local law enforcement agencies will work at 12-hour No Refusal detail Friday around Oxford where those suspected of driving under the influence and refusing to submit to tests, could be forced to give blood samples. (September 4, 2014, Page 1)

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        COP class set

        OPD will be holding a Citizens Academy in September to help residents learn more about the police department and all they do. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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          OPD looks to future

          City police department adopts five-year strategic plan that outlines goals and objectives. (August 18, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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            Drug court graduates 30

            The Third District Adult Drug Court graduated 30 participants Tuesday during its seventh graduation ceremony since established in 2008. (August 14, 2014, Page 3)

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              Plumber plunges out 8K from elderly woman

              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)

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                City of Oxford owed $3.6 million in fines

                The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.

                Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.

                “With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”

                City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Crimes against kids fill up docket

                  The grand jury handed down dozens of felony indictments in June including several for crimes against children. (July 24, 2014, Page 1, 9)

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                    Summer can bring alarm sales scams

                    As temperatures get warmer, door-to-door salespeople start popping up in Lafayette County neighborhoods. While many are just college students earning a few extra bucks during the summer, some are hard-core scammers. (July 10, 2014, Page 2)

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