The Norman Transcript

Crime/Courts

June 19, 2014

Crime briefs

NORMAN — Mall incident under investigation

Norman police are investigating an incident that occurred Monday at Sooner Mall when a woman saw a man “fondling himself” near a children’s play area, Capt. Tom Easley said.

The incident allegedly occurred a little before 10 a.m. Monday, but a police report was not taken until Tuesday. The woman found a security person associated with the mall, however neither reported it to police Monday, Easley said. The police department contacted the woman when a police supervisor saw a Facebook post and took action.

“Subsequently, we had an officer contact her, took the report and it was immediately signed out for investigation,” he said.

The man was described as a white male, approximately 60 to 70 years old with a square jaw and very bow-legged. He was wearing, shorts a shirt and a ball cap.

“Apparently, he’s a frequent person who comes out to walk (at the mall),” Easley said.

Police excel at pistol match

Norman Police Department’s Pistol Team demonstrated top levels of marksmanship during last week’s Texas Regional and State Police Pistol Combat Competition in Florence, Texas. 

This year’s event brought together law enforcement officers throughout the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Louisiana. NPD Sgt. Will Crews participated in the four-day event securing 11 first-place and six second-place finishes.

The Police Pistol Combat matches involve shooting for accuracy from distances of 3,7,15, 25 and 50 yards under various time limits and shooting positions and are an extension of the police officers’ training. The National Rifle Association created PPC competitions in 1960.

“The intent of PPC competitions is to provide police officers with a competitive program, which will improve their skill and competence,” according to the NRA’s law enforcement website, nrahq.org/law/competitions/competitions.asp.

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