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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Joey East

OPD takes home awards at LawFit competition

Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)

Second Sunday alcohol sales sobering

Alcohol sales on Father’s Day were down from Mother’s Day and Oxford Police Department reported no alcohol related offenses during the sluggish sales day. (June 20, 2011, Page 1)

Letters to the Editor

John-Ray Sockwell writes to thanks those who helped with his Eagle Scout project to build a fence at the Veterans Memorial Park, while J.M. Kiger writes to say that we need to find a way or certain times to allow pets to use Lamar Park. (November 11, 2010, Page 4)

Boy Scout builds fence for veterans

John-Ray Sockwell, 16, has spent the past four months building a fence around the new Veteran’s Memorial Park on Veterans Boulevard. The project was part of his efforts to be named an Eagle Scout. (November 8, 2010, Page 1A)

OPD SWAT team on target

Being a sniper is generally not a qualification to be a school resource officer. However, Oxford High School’s Capt. Philip Zampella says it makes him a better policeman.

Zampella and OPD officer Sean Eyler took fourth place in the Mississippi Tactical Officers Association SWAT training in Meridian earlier this month. About 18 teams from around the state competed in the sniper shooting and entry competitions. Zampella and Eyler were two of six OPD SWAT teams members who attended and participated in the competition. The OPD SWAT team earned fifth place in the competition. (October 26, 2010, Page 1)

Search widens for panty perp

Since July, a panty raider has been on the loose in the city of Oxford, breaking into young women’s homes and stealing their unmentionables. Now, the perpertrator has extended his unusual crime spree beyond the city by targeting Lafayette County women as well. (September 2, 2010, Page 1)

IRS cracks down on charities

Close to 50 charities in the community are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status if they don’t file tax returns by Oct. 15, according to the Internal Revenue Service. (July 28, 2010, Page 1)

Panty-raider on prowl

The Oxford Police Department is investigating the theft of women’s lingerie from local female college students.
OPD has recently received four reports of someone entering a residence of four different female college students and taking several items of lingerie.
Anyone with information or needing to report similar incidents contact OPD Investigation Division at 232-2400. (June 25, 2010, Page 2A)

Local PD flexes its muscles

The Oxford Police Department has some of the strongest and most fit officers in Mississippi — and they have the awards to prove it.
OPD joined 46 fellow law enforcement officers from Mississippi, Tennessee and Virginia for the first Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge at Olive Branch High School. All four local officers taking part at the challenge took home awards. (June 8, 2010, Page 1)

Officers patrol Square with four-legged partners

While the Square is no stranger to dogs and their owners during the day, another breed of four-legged friends have been sharing the sidewalks and streets with the usual nighttime crowds.
Oxford Police Department’s Mounted Patrol has been out and about the Square since being approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen earlier this year. (May 28, 2010, Page 1B)

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