OPD responds to shoplifting, blackmail calls


Several noteworthy incidents took place in Oxford over the past week, as reported by the Oxford Police Department.

At 10 a.m. May 15, police were called because a bag of chips was shoplifted from the Red Ox drive-thru at 95 E Chestnut St. The suspect was unidentified despite video evidence.

Two juveniles were caught shoplifting alcohol from a local business around 6 p.m. May 17 at 5720 College Corner Pike. They were apprehended at the door, issued summonses and released to their guardians.

At 7:30 p.m. May 17, a resident reported their mattress stolen from their front lawn after packaging it to be shipped. OPD has no suspects at this time.

Also around 7:30 p.m. May 17, officers were reportedly dispatched to a call of a sick possum.

At 2 a.m. May 18, police were told that a woman threatened to stab her spouse in his sleep while holding a knife before fleeing the scene before police arrival.

At 11:30 a.m. May 18, a student moving out of their residence on the 100 block of North College Avenue reported leaving bags of clothing unattended between the porch and the moving truck for about 90 minutes. An unknown person stole the bags from the porch.

At 5:15 p.m. May 17, a resident reported that a person was attempting to expose private pictures as a form of harassment and blackmail. The investigation is ongoing.