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Police Beat: Ticket trickster, disappearing drunkies, and more white nationalism posters

Washroom weed On Sunday, March 12, UPD was requested to standby while a student’s dorm was searched. A small amount of a green leafy substance was found in the bathroom. All were field-tested and tested positive for marijuana and were turned over to housing. Action movie On Sunday, March 12, UPD received a call at 8:59 p.m. that a student was in violation of university rule. The student was in possession of two airsoft riffles, one airsoft shot gun, three or four airsoft handguns and two samurai swords. The reason why the student had these objects is because he...

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Police Beat: Barbed baseball bat, stolen projectors, and broken bathroom window

Kicking and screaming On Saturday, March 4 at 4:13 a.m., a complainant called UPD stating that there was an intoxicated man screaming and banging on car windows in North Lake Village. The subject had locked himself out of his dorm room and was trying to get back in. A resident assistant then helped the subject get back into his dorm. Barbed baseball bat On Saturday, March 4 at 2:56 p.m., a UPD officer was advised that a subject was in front of a building in North Lake Village holding a baseball bat with barbed wire wrapped around it. The...

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Police Beat: Bathroom break in, marijuana, and roommate revenge

Bikes Taking a Bath On Monday, Feb. 27 at 1:29 p.m., a campus recreation employee found two bikes that had been left in the North Lake Village Waterfront Bath House. One of the bikes matched a description given by a student whose bike had been stolen earlier in February. UPD has taken the bikes into property pending further investigation. Marijuana in Garage B On Monday, Feb. 27 at 10:42 p.m., a complainant reported an individual was smoking marijuana in Garage B on the third floor. UPD officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Roommate Revenge...

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Police Beat: Broken elevator, drug deals, and slashed tires

Fourth Floor Drug Deal On Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 12:24 p.m., UPD received an anonymous call in regards to a suspect drug deal taking place on the fourth floor of the library. UPD canvassed the library but was unable to locate the suspects. Elevator Woes On Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8:28 p.m., two people were stuck in the Garage B elevator. UPD attempted to contact the individuals through the elevator phone, but it was clear from camera footage that they were unable to hear dispatch. UPD eventually reached the individuals, who were found to be okay. Slashed On Wednesday,...

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Police Beat: Suspicious student group, late night game, and laundry room surprises

Fight in Osprey Hall On Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2:50 a.m., an RA advised UPD of a fight that had broken out on the fifth floor of Osprey Hall. UPD took the two male suspects into custody and drove them to Lee County Jail. Ticketed On Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2:07 p.m., a UPD officer issued a parking ticket at North Lake Village. The student whose car was being ticketed came out of the building and started screaming at UPD. Officers advised the student that he could explain his behavior in front of student code of conduct. The student...

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Search committee picks finalists for Bradshaw’s replacement

Mike Martin The current chancellor and senior fellow at the Colorado State University System Served as the president of New Mexico State University from 2004 to 2008 “The progress FGCU has made in two decades is remarkable indeed.” Mark McLellan The current Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies Served as the Dean for Research and Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Florida from 2005 to 2011 “FGCU must promote both access and excellence while stepping up to ensure student success.” Mark Rudin The current Vice President for Research and Economic Development...

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‘David Brent’ character revival boils down to ‘offensive and cringeworthy’

(Reported by Tatum Swann & Allie Taylor) Fans of the British mockumentary series “The Office” shouldn’t get too excited about the revival of Ricky Gervais’ character, David Brent. Gervais, an English comedian, actor, writer and producer (among other titles) began his foray into comedy with his appearance on “The 11 O’Clock Show” between 1998 and 2000. Gervais’ talk show “Meet Ricky Gervais” launched his career in television when he became the mainstream comedy face for BBC’s series “The Office,” followed by the 2005 show “Extras.” “Life on the Road” catches up with Gervais’ character David Brent as he follows his...

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Police Beat: Preachers, McDonald’s, and oil spills

Oil Spill On Friday, Feb. 3 at 9:21 a.m., UPD officers found that, after a vehicle had broken down, approximately two gallons of oil spilled across the floor of Garage 3. Officers referred this incident to FGCU Physical Plant as a hazardous material. Soaking up the Sun On Friday, Feb. 3 at 3:07 p.m., a complainant called stating there was a shirtless 50-year-old male in the middle of the bus loop shrubbery. The man was reported to be walking back and forth between the plants wearing only cargo pants. The subject reported to UPD that he is from out...

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Police Beat: Bike theft, drunk mama, and hotboxing

Learner’s Permit On Friday, Jan. 27 at 1:27 a.m., a UPD officer pulled over a vehicle for an obstructed tag. The officer then searched the vehicle due to the strong odor of marijuana. The driver was found to only possess a learner’s permit and was issued a citation for driving without a 21 or older passenger. The passengers were found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Advice from UPD On Friday, Jan. 27 at 5:12 p.m., a female student came to UPD to get advice about a friendship. Her friend’s boyfriend had been texting her all day...

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