Squatters found in Oxford apartment

A report of people trespassing in a vacant apartment brought police to a unit in the 200 block of South College Avenue at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11.

The call came from members of a cleaning service who said they found a woman asleep in the apartment when they entered.

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The large number of items in the apartment made the cleaning staff think someone lived there even though it was supposed to be vacant. A call to the apartment landlord confirmed no one should be living there.

The officer’s report noted furniture in one room and clothes hanging in the closet. The woman found in the apartment was asleep on a makeshift bed, according to the police report.

The woman in the apartment was identified as Haley Renee Savill, 21, of Hamilton. She said she had gotten in with a key along with her friend, Paul, who was also staying there. She said she had been there three days.

Police confirmed no one had permission to stay there. Savill was charged with criminal trespass and released to her mother.

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Later the same day, police were again called to the residence on a report of an upset man who said he wanted to get his stuff out of the apartment.

While speaking with the man, Paul Oehler, 21, started walking toward them and shouting about a bicycle. The officer tried to take him toward the police cruiser to speak to him, but he pulled away, jerking his arm loose and saying he was not about to go to jail, according to the report. He was again taken by the arm but pushed off the cruiser, attempting to flee.

He then began to cry, saying, “I don’t want to go to jail,” the report said. He was taken to the ground and taken into custody.

A clear plastic baggy was found in his pocket with an unknown white powdery substance, which was later sent to the lab for analysis.

Oehler was charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest and taken to the Butler County Jail.

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