Outside of writing parking tickets there’s rarely a dull moment for the Norman Police. This weekend proved to be a busy one as police responded to a number of incidents including a night of recreational hallucinogen ingestion gone wrong. 

Norman Public Information Officer Sarah Jensen said multiple police cruisers responded to a call at about 9 p.m. Sunday at the 400 block of S. Santa Fe Ave. when police received a report detailing the exploits of a group of people that appeared to be high on drugs.

“Officers arrived at the scene and two individuals were identified as suffering from the effects of LSD. One of them had jumped out of a second-story window,” Jensen said. “He didn’t fall the full two stories. He actually landed on a little landing right outside the window and then he ran along the side of the roof and jumped down onto a (trash cart).”

Jensen said he fell from the cart and proceeded to run around the neighborhood. Crashing through the glass window inflicted fairly serious cuts on his neck and face. When police arrived they transported him to Norman Regional Hospital for treatment. Though the man’s friend had not suffered injury, he requested treatment at the hospital for his drug-induced mental state.

Both were released after a few hours and no arrests were made, but Jensen said the incident is still under investigation and could result in further police action.

• Shots fired

Norman Police are still investigating an incident that occurred near McGee Drive Saturday night. Police received the call at 8:21 p.m. reporting shots heard near the 1100 block of McGee Drive. When police arrived on the scene, Jensen said officers discovered evidence of multiple fired shots, including spent casings near the scene. No victim was discovered and no evidence was found to indicate the shots hit anybody.

“We had crime scene investigators go out the night of and collect that evidence and do some investigation” Jensen said. “So far nothing has come from that.”

• Injury accident

The Norman Police Department responded at about 7:16 p.m. Sunday to the intersection of 180th Avenue Northeast and State Highway 9 to an injury collision involving two vehicles.

The collision ejected a woman from their vehicle, who EMSStat transported to OU Medical Center. The patient was listed in critical condition, but Jensen said that her status has since improved to “good” and believes she will be released soon. Four others were transported by EMSStat to Norman Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They have since been released.

According to a release by the Norman Police Department, one vehicle was traveling southbound through the intersection of 180th Avenue Northeast and Highway 9 when it was hit by the second vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 9.

• Campus Corner shooting still under investigation

Norman Police are still investigating a shooting that occurred at 1:50 a.m. on Nov. 14 in the parking lot at the corner of Asp Ave. and White St. Though Jensen said police have a suspect, they have yet to make an arrest.

Police are urging anyone with information on the case to call the Norman Investigations Center at 366-5235 or Crime Stoppers at 366-7867.

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Mack Burke is an investigative reporter and award-winning feature writer and columnist for The Norman Transcript. An OU alumnus, he has lived in Norman since 2003.