Sister returns home to find stranger asleep in her car

This is a closeup of the new design for Oxford Police cruisers which will be phased in as new cars are purchased. The first of them hit the streets this week. Contributed Photo
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This is a closeup of the new design for Oxford Police cruisers which will be phased in as new cars are purchased. The first of them hit the streets this week. Contributed Photo

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Police were called to a residence in the 400 block of South Poplar Street at 1:35 a.m. May 19 on a report by two sisters who said they had returned from Uptown to find property outside the apartment and a man asleep in the vehicle of the sister who was visiting.

Officers opened the doors of the vehicle and the man woke up but appeared groggy. He was detained and placed in a police cruiser.

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The women were asked to check the residence to see if anything was missing and they reported nothing missing, but the owner of the vehicle implied it had been locked and the only way the man could have gotten into the car was to enter the residence and get the keys.

He was identified as Samuel Wilkes, 23, and he told the officer he does not normally drink as much as he had that night and was tired from traveling all day.

Attempts to find someone to assist him were unsuccessful and he was charged with criminal trespass and taken to the Butler County Jail.

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