Cop car damage

A suspended student reportedly flattened three tires and vandalized a car belonging to Campus Safety on March 13.

He was seen in the parking lot in his vehicle, and drove back and forth across the parking lot instead of driving off, John Farmer chief of Campus Safety said.  

The Costa Mesa Police Department went to the suspect’s house and arrested him.

He was  transported to the Costa Mesa jail and was charged with a felony for causing over $1,000 worth of damage. The student has since been released on $20,000 bail and is pending trial.

He is still not allowed on campus, Farmer said.

Messy in the loo

Campus Safety received a call from an unknown male who reported a male doing narcotics on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Three Campus Safety officers approached the outdoor restroom near the handball court, Farmer said.

The suspect was a white male wearing a black tank top and was found inside a bathroom that was covered in graffiti.

Farmer said he was uncooperative, punched one of the Campus Safety officers and ran out of the restroom towards the Basil H. Peterson Gym.

The suspect was pepper sprayed and subdued until police arrived and arrested him.

Swap meet staff cleaned the graffiti outside of the restroom. The male was a non-student and was charged with vandalism and assault and battery on an officer, Farmer said.

Drunk and dozing

According to Farmer, on March 13 campus police received a report of an intoxicated man on campus near the Fitness Center Parking Lot. At 3:50 p.m. police located the vehicle and approached the man sleeping in the front passenger seat.

He was awakened and smelled strongly of alcohol, with two vodka bottles on the floor. His responses were slurred and he said he was a student at OCC, with the car belonging to his cousin, who was also a student. He failed to provide any more information on his cousin.

Costa Mesa police were called and the student was arrested for public intoxication and outstanding warrants from San Bernardino.

School snooze

A male student was arrested at 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday after being found sleeping and refusing to leave campus.

He was discovered on the second floor of the Math, Business and Computing Center in the break area by custodians.

Security officers were called and he was asked to leave. He refused and claimed he had a gun.

Costa Mesa police were called and the student was arrested, Farmer said.

— The Crime Blotter was compiled by Obeydah Darwish from Campus Safety reports.

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