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June 12, 2014

Crime briefs

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One incident occurred May 20 at Value Place Hotel. The owner of the vending machines reported that approximately $200 was stolen and $300 worth of damage was done to the machines, the affidavit said.

Surveillance video of the incident showed Fountain. When police contacted him in jail May 29, Fountain refused to talk about it, the affidavit said.

He was also charged conjointly with Rebecca Kocher, 22, of Noble, for breaking and entering into Norman Regional Hospital vending machines May 28. The vending companies reported a theft of $170 and approximately $70 of damages, the affidavit said.

Surveillance video showed Fountain remove burglary tools from a backpack and forcibly enter the machines while Kocher watched for employees or security, the document states. Both suspects declined to talk about the incident.

Kocher was convicted last year for knowingly concealing stolen property in Cleveland County, an enhancement page said.

Jeremy Sellers, 20, of Norman, also was charged conjointly with Fountain for burglary and malicious injury to property charges after an April 8 incident involving vending machines at Southwestern Wire.

The probable cause affidavit said video surveillance showed several suspects breaking into and cutting several locks from employees’ lockers and vending machines in the break room. Damages to the vending machines were in excess of $1,000, and $500 was stolen, the affidavit said.

Sellers refused to be interviewed, but Fountain told police he had a drug addiction. Fountain would not give the name of the third suspect, the document states.

Youthful offender charged with robbery

A Norman teen was charged with robbery by force or fear Wednesday after the victim, who suffered several injuries during the incident, identified the suspect.

The individual, a 17-year-old male, was one of three subjects who allegedly broke into the victim’s home on Drake Drive, severely beating the victim in the head and taking three laptops, a cell phone and a wallet, court records show.

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