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Crime Notes: Death Threats and Trespassing

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On Dec. 1 at 1:50 p.m. Stillwater Police were dispatched to 522 N. Perkins Road for a possible burglary in progress.

Awitness saw three people crawl into a supposedly empty building through a window. When officers arrived, they were able to make contact with the suspects at the back of the building, according to police reports.

The trespassers told officers that they were homeless and did not realize that it was illegal to stay in the building, according to reports. One of the trespassers was identified as Meghan Lynn Berry, 27. Berry was arrested for outstanding city warrants and taken to the SPD Jail.

Police tried to contact Bradley Enterprise, the owner of the building, but were unsuccessful, according to reports. The district attorney decided not to prosecute the trespassers because Bradley Enterprise was not pressing charges.

Death threats

On Dec. 2 at 2:45 a.m. Stillwater Police were dispatched to JR Murphy’s at 306 S. Washington Street to investigate reports of a death threat possibly involving firearms.

Earlier in that night, a fight had broken out at JR Murphy’s. Several bouncers jumped in to break up the fight and kicked the troublemakers out of the bar, according to reports.

During the fight, a black man in a white hoody threatened one of the bouncers and told him that he was going to kill him, according to reports. The bouncer said he didn’t think anything of the threat until he went to the trash out a little while later and the man pulled up in his car. The man pulled what the bouncer thought was a rifle out of his car and began threatening him again, according to reports.

The bouncer retreated back into the bar and called the police. When police arrived, there was no sign of the man or his car, according to reports. The bar was able to provide the police with video footage of the man during the bar fight, though.