Oxford police investigate arson and motor theft

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Last week, Oxford Police responded to calls concerning aggravated arson, a motor vehicle theft, criminal damaging, two overdoses, and disorderly conduct, according to its weekly report. 

Officers responded to a fire that was found in an alley near 18 E. Walnut St. in the early hours of Oct. 17. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

In the mid-morning hours of Oct. 17, a vehicle was stolen from the driveway of a home on 114 E. Withrow. There are no suspects.

Oxford Police responded to a call regarding criminal damages to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house Oct. 19. According to reports, there were multiple holes in the second-story west window caused by BB guns.

On Oct. 20, officers were sent to Parkview Arms Apartments to respond to an overdose.

According to police, the subject responded to naloxone despite denying opiate use that day. Officers responded to a second reported overdose in the same apartment complex Oct. 22. The subject was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Multiple reports of late-night disorderly conduct occurred within the past week. On the weekend of Oct. 21, Oxford police cited and transported three drunken women and one man to McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital for treatment. A man was cited for several offenses after he was observed urinating in the parking spaces outside of the police department, according to the Oxford Police Department’s weekly summary of incidents to the media.