Of all of the reports, 62 were service calls to OUPD, which can be requests for medical service by Athens County EMS or a well-being check on a person. In most of the reports on the OUPD log, the person was determined to be OK or refused medical treatment.
“We respond to every EMS on campus that we can,” OUPD Lt. Tim Ryan said. “We don't make it to all of them, but we do respond to most of them.”
Most of the time, EMS calls can be that someone else may see a problem and calls for assistance. When EMS arrives, the person says they didn’t need someone to call, Ryan said.
OUPD responded to 62 service calls, including well-being checks and requests for ACEMS services. There were also 19 reports of an emotionally-disturbed person that OUPD and APD had responded to.
OUPD also logged 41 reports of operations, including EDC deployment and canine deployment.
OUPD issued 31 traffic citations and took 11 crash reports.
There were also 36 reports for alcohol-related incidents to OUPD and APD, including four reports of underage consumption of alcohol.
APD and OUPD received 58 reports of theft. There were also 22 reports of destruction of property to OUPD.
APD and OUPD took 10 reports of assault. There were also 12 reports of sex offenses, including sexual battery and rape.
Pyle said APD does not send out every report. The department sends reports as they come in and get approved.
“There are certainly times where reports fall through the cracks for a variety of reasons, like they're not finished with it, and they come back from days off, and nobody thinks to send it out as a ... report,” Pyle said.
Some reports on the OUPD log and APD log do not include specific locations. Some are labeled as off-campus miscellaneous, a street or without a location listed.
Ryan said off-campus miscellaneous locations are usually not in OUPD’s jurisdiction or not in a specific location that can be labeled.
Street names are usually listed for traffic stops since it’s not at a specific location and do not want to report it to the wrong location. Locations are not be listed for sex offenses, including reports of rape and sexual battery.
“We don't want to attribute it to an address because it didn't happen at the address,” Pyle said.
Pyle said he believes APD and OUPD are on par with calls for service compared to previous years.
“We might have more crime reports than (OUPD), but they may have more service requests than we do,” Pyle said.
There were fewer arrests on Halloween weekend compared to last year.
There were 18 arrests and service calls during the Athens Halloween Block Party on Oct. 26. In 2018, there were 21 people arrested by APD and OUPD, according to a previous Post report.
There were not many problems on Halloween since there wasn’t much of a crowd, Ryan said.
“It was (the) lamest Halloween as long as I've ever been here,” Ryan said. “It didn't feel like much.”
Nobody could move down the streets since the crowd was packed shoulder-to-shoulder when Ryan was a student at OU between 1999 and 2003. Ryan said each year, it seems like the crowd keeps getting smaller.
For this year’s block party, the city wanted the events to be more family-friendly and not just for college students. The block party was shut down at 11:25 p.m.
APD Chief Tom Pyle said his department still plans on a large crowd by bringing in outside agencies for the event, according to a previous Post report. He also noticed the decrease in attendance over the past couple of years and said he would eventually like to not have to bring in other agencies.