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Police Beat: Easter goodies, injured bird, and kitten ghosts

Drowning bike On Monday, April 17, a father called UPD at 11: 12 p.m. asking for his son’s bike to be removed from the South Bridge Loop lake. UPD was able to retrieve the bike from the lake and return it to the owner. Alligator on the run On Monday, April 17 at 6:47 p.m., an alligator was found between Howard and Griffin Halls. The animal was safely returned to the pond by the Wellness Center. Trespassers On Monday, April 17, UPD officers found a couple in a car parked by Manatee in West Lake Village at 9:50 p.m....

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Police Beat: Suspicious person, fake jobs, and drug-addicted potatoes

Found property On Tuesday, April 11 at 1:44 a.m., officers located a duffle bag at North Lake Village. The bag was full of dirty gym clothes and was left by the owner’s car. Fight me On Tuesday, April 11 at 10:46 p.m., a complainant reported to UPD that she had been receiving threatening texts from a person she did not know who wanted to “fight” her. UPD officers advised the complainant to block the number and end further communications. Missing keys On Wednesday, April 12 at 3:04 a.m., a dining hall employee requested an officer to bring bolt cutters...

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Police Beat: Lost property, dog on the run, and alligator strikes again

Jacked up On Tuesday, April 4 at 8:11 p.m., UPD officers lent a complainant a tire jack and assisted in helping him fix the flat tire on his vehicle. Beer bottle meets tragic end On Wednesday, April 5 at 11:14 p.m., two individuals in Garage B were given verbal warnings for littering. The subjects were walking down a stairwell when they saw a beer bottles on the ledge and decided to knock them off. It shattered on the first floor outside area. Lost property On Thursday, April 6 at 10:11 a.m., an Eagle ID and a Victoria’s Secret gift...

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Police Beat: Kidnapped alligator, uninvited guests, and sign slip-up

Uninvited guests On Thursday, March 30 at 6:06 p.m., UPD received a report that the subject was staying in a room he was not assigned to. Officers went to Osprey Hall and found that no one was there, but there was evidence of an air mattress and pillow on the floor. Coffee talk On Thursday, March 30 at 6:20 p.m., an RA reported a fight had broken out between two roommates in North Lake Village. The subject threw a coffee cup at the RA, but later stated it was an accident. Buyer’s remorse On Thursday, March 30 at 7:58...

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Police Beat: Parking struggles, car prayers, and burnt fridge

Smoky On Wednesday, March 22 at 9:12 p.m., a Chick-Fil-A employee called UPD and said they smelled smoke. Before calling, the employee was moving the snack fridge and a cord snapped, causing the burning smell. The Physical Plant determined it was the cooler which has now been removed. Pass, fail or disappear On Thursday, March 23 at 4:15 p.m., a complainant called asking for a welfare check on a student who hadn’t been to class for two weeks. The student was supposed to be grading a test for a professor during this time. UPD got in contact with the...

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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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