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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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Students discover mold at The Reef, receive little help from management

(EN Photo / Brad Young) Reported by Emily Ford and Taylor Crehan. Her belongings sit in trash bags in her closet. Her carpet has been torn up, leaving nothing but bare concrete. She’s spent $1,700 in hotel expenses and has been sleeping on the couch. This is sophomore business management major Alex Ciatti’s life in The Reef, and she isn’t the only one. Over a dozen other residents have been bringing up similar complaints — oddly humid rooms, persistent coughs and a musty stench. After further inspection, they all have one thing in common: mold. “I started noticing the...

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Police Beat: Bagpipes, drunk driving, and Uber adventures

Catching Some Rays On Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3:56 p.m., there was a report of an alligator in front of Sugden Hall, sunbathing on the walkway. The area was canvassed by UPD, but no alligator was found. Uber Adventures On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2:21 a.m., a driver made an illegal u-turn in the middle of the road and then drove up over a curb onto the sidewalk. The driver was an Uber driver who stated he had a fare on board. When asked to present his license, the Uber driver stated that he had no idea he needed...

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Police Beat: Raccoons, marijuana, and smoke in South Village

Lover’s Quarrel On Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2:10 a.m., a complainant notified UPD that there was a shirtless man banging on a car window with a woman inside. The male subject reported to UPD that he and the woman had a verbal argument about who should drive. After finding the female subject in possession of marijuana and issued her a Notice To Appear, UPD advised the couple to drive home separately. Suspicious Person On Monday, Jan. 16 at 9:58 p.m., a call came in from an RA in reference to a report of a man running and yelling at...

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