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Police Beat: Break in, masked men, and vaping

Locked and Loaded UPD was called out to South Village on Dec. 31 at 10:31 p.m. due to a social media post showing a student had a gun in their room. When UPD confronted the student, she stated that it was, in fact, a real loaded firearm, and it belonged to her friend that came over earlier in the evening. The owner is a correction officer with the Florida Department of Corrections, so the student didn’t know he wasn’t allowed to have the gun on campus. The student was then briefed on the campus firearm policy. To Party or...

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Police Beat: Stolen bike, ghosts, and singing apparitions

Bicycle Pump Predicaments On Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5:21 p.m., a complainant called UPD requesting assistance with the bicycle pump in front of McTarnaghan Hall. The complainant was unsure whether the pump was broken or if he was simply not using it correctly. A UPD officer arrived on scene to find that the air pump was missing part of its valve. Management Advising was notified and the pump has since been fully restored. Fire Alarm Gone Wild On Friday, Dec. 23 at 12:47 p.m., the fire alarm in Sugden Hall was activated though there was no sign of smoke...

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Police Beat: Injured bird, late night swimming, and abandoned golf clubs

Broken Vending Machine in Cohen Center On Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8:44 a.m., an FGCU bookstore employee called to report an electrical smell coming from a nearby vending machine. UPD officers responded to the call and found the vending machine had overheated. The FGCU Physical Plant was contacted to assist officers in safely unplugging the machine. Alligator Appears Again On Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:50 a.m., a UPD officer was advised of a troublesome alligator near the Aquatics Center. The officer contacted an FGCU professor, who told the officer this is the same alligator FGCU faculty members have been...

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Police Beat: Missing roach, harassed alligator, and violent newspaper stands

Eagle News writes this beat every week from the official UPD weekly summary. Missing Roach Found On Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2:34 a.m., a UPD officer conducted a vehicle search. Suspecting the subjects were in possession of marijuana, the officer searched the center console of the car and found a small roach, beneath which was 20grams of marijuana. Drug Search On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:48 a.m., a UPD officer conducted a traffic stop on FGCU South Bridge Loop. While the driver and passenger in the stopped vehicle were in the process of searching for their registration, they removed...

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Police Beat: Ducks, drugs, and strange symbols

Suspicious Person On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:03 p.m., an individual wearing a grey T-shirt and black shorts prevented cars from leaving Garage 2. UPD officers responded and spoke with event coordinators to resolve the issue. Strange Symbols On Sunday, Nov. 20 at 5:08 p.m., UPD received an email from a complainant stating there was a strange symbol written on a post outside the building located near the old smoker’s station. A UPD officer investigated to find the sticker with the strange symbol had been placed on a beam beneath the roof of the building. The UPD officer contacted...

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Police Beat: Golf clubs, strange smells, and a stolen bullhorn

Suspicious Vehicle in Garage Three On Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 5:13 p.m., a complainant called, stating that there was a vehicle on the second floor of Garage 3 that had been running for almost an hour with no one inside the vehicle. The UPD officer could not locate the vehicle upon arrival at 5:19 p.m. Mysterious Candle On Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1:18 a.m., a resident advisor called in to a UPD officer to report that there was a candle on the ground across from the recreation center. UPD investigated and found the candle to be the light from...

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Police Beat: Handicap parking, stolen wallet, and tampered shampoo

Missing Flag On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9:36 a.m., UPD received a call from a complainant stating that his vehicle was missing a blue Trump flag. He advised that there was an extended flagpole 25ft in the air that was attached to his trailer hitch. The officer located the flagpole and flag in a dumpster next to Everglades Hall. The flagpole was bent and broken. Tampered Shampoo On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:46 p.m., UPD arrived to North Lake Village where a female resident wished to file a report that her shampoo had been tampered with. She noticed that...

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Police Beat: Bail bondsman, roommate fights, and knife collection

Eagle News writes this beat every week from the official UPD weekly summary. Roommate Fights On Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4:14 p.m., housing administration contacted UPD about two male students that got into a fight in Osprey Hall. They reportedly made physical and personal threats toward each other. The altercation began when one student locked his roommate, the other student involved, out of the dorm room. No charges were filed, but housing has already moved one student into another apartment. White Robes and Hoods On Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 9:51 p.m., UPD received a witness report regarding a group...

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Police Beat: Fake blood, public urination, and more drug problems

Eagle News writes this beat every week from the official UPD weekly summary. Lost lanyard On Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 2:03 p.m., a student contacted UPD and said that he could not find the lanyard with his keys and USB on it. He was advised to contact the Cohen Center lost and found, but stated he had already checked Cohen and the library. UPD received a complaint from library staff about the same student threatening to hurt someone if they couldn’t help find his lanyard. The student later found his lanyard behind his dresser. UPD escort On Wednesday, Oct....

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Police Beat: Burglary, turtle crossing, and more drug problems

Burglary At 11:40 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, a student called UPD to report a burglary in Osprey Hall. He complained that somebody trashed his dorm room while he was away. Housing administration was already on the scene. A burglary report was written. Anger issues At 9:21 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, UPD responded to a call from a student, who reported a male student as having anger issues in Everglades Hall. She stated that they had been fighting until he locked her out of the room. She advised that she could hear him with a pill bottle. The male student...

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