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Crime & Courts

Scams on the rise

Local police are reporting an increase of telephone scams. (March 20, 2015, Page 3A)

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    Man indicted for child molestation

    A local man was indicted for child molestation by the February grand jury, that handed down dozens of other indictments. Read all the indictments in today’s EAGLE. (March 20, 2015, Page 1, 10A)

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      Hearing set in OUT lawsuit

      A December trial date has been scheduled for a lawsuit filed by an Oxford man who claims he was injured on an OUT bus. Lawyers for OUT claim the man is a public nuisance and files false claims. (March 12, 2015, Page 12)

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        Sunday Focus – Local police serve all

        Local law enforcement officers are taking steps to reduce language barriers when it comes to providing their services to the rapidly expanding Hispanic population. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Avoid Break-ins during spring break

          When spring break arrives, thousands of students and many residents leave town. However, criminals often hang around to break in to vacant homes and apartments. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)

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            Crime Report


            Neighborhood Watch

            A listing of local burglaries supplied by law enforcement agencies to warn residents to take extra security precautions:

            — The Oxford Police Department reported a vehicle burglary at the 200 block of South 18th Street.

            — The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department reported one residential burglary on Highway 9.


            Oxford Police

            Officers investigated six wrecks, issued 33 tickets, and made six arrests on the following charges:

            — Two for domestic violence with simple assault

            — Careless driving, possession of drugs and DUI

            — Careless driving, one headlight and DUI

            — Speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia

            — Expired tag, driving while license suspended and no insurance

            Officers investigated the following reports:

            — Three alarms

            — Three for shoplifting

            — Two petty thefts

            — Two suspicious activities

            — Suspicious vehicle

            — Ambulance assist

            — Missing dog

            — Trespassing

            — Lost property

            — Civil matter

            — Abandoned vehicle

            — Malicious mischief

            — Vehicle burglary (See above)


            University Police

            Reports unavailable this morning.


            Sheriff’s Department

            Deputies investigated two wrecks and the following reports:

            — Three alarms

            — Animal complaint

            — Residential burglary (See above)

            — Petty theft

            — Seven service calls

            — Vandalism

            — Scam

            — Four traffic complaints

            — Follow-up report


            Oxford Fire Department

            No activity to report.


            Lafayette County Fire

            No activity to report.


            County EMS

            Six EMS calls were reported in the county.

             (February 25, 2015, Page 2A)

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              Man to serve 12 years for assault

              A man was sentenced to 12 years for aggravated assault after a June fight where the victim wound up in a coma. Read more about this case and all felony criminal cases settled during the January court term. (February 19, 2015, Page 1A, 12A)

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                28 successfully complete drug court

                The Third Circuit Drug Court held its biannual graduation Tuesday with 28 graduating from the program that takes about three years to complete. (February 11, 2015, Page 1A)

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                  Fire tower area off limits

                  Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

                   (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                    Oxford Police Department: Quiet NYE holiday

                    New Year’s Eve was an overall quiet night for local law enforcement officers with no serious wreck reported and five alcohol-related arrests made on Wednesday and Thursday. (January 2, 2015, Page 1)

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