Al Povall writes to say that bar owners should incur the major portion of the cost of hiring addition policemen to help deal with unruly crowds during peak business hours and when the bars close. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)
Five people were issued notices to appear in court for leaving trash in their yards by Oxford police officers. (August 30, 2011, Page 3)
OPD investigators arrested Morgan Henry, 22, of Oxford for allegedly holding up the Oxford Family Pharmacy for pain medication two weeks ago. Sheriff Department investigators arrested Reggie Benson, 24, of Oxford for being one of several involved in a home invasion robbery Friday. More arrests are expected.
After seeing footage of a fight on the Square last Monday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request from Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin to hire four new police officers to focus on the Downtown Business District.
* Photo courtesy of WREG (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)
A large incoming freshman class keep University of Mississippi and police officials hopping during the first week of classes. (August 26, 2011, Page 1A)
The Panola County Sheriff’s Department announced that Ricky Russell of Murphy Ridge Road has been found. Russell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, was found early Friday morning and is “OK.” (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)
The Oxford Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at Oxford Family Pharmacy, formerly Waller’s Discount Drugs where an armed gunman demanded narcotic pain medication. (August 11, 2011, Page 2A)
A new website has been set up in hopes of making contact with former Oxford Police Department officers. A reunion has been set up for Aug. 5 and 6. Visit OxfordPoliceAlumni.com. (July 15, 2011, Page 3A)
The Oxford Police Department and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department want to warn the public about falling victim to scams where they are told they have won money in a sweepstakes and all they have to do, is wire them a “handling fee.” (July 13, 2011, Page 2)
Four Oxford Police Department members competed in the 2011 Southeastern Regional LawFit Challenge in June, winning several awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 2A)