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Police Beat: Bicycle crash, snapchat mishap, and stolen research

Marijuana from Tampa On Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 12:12 a.m., officers conducting area checks of the South Village parking lot noted a red Ford four-door vehicle that was running in the auxiliary lot. Upon a second pass by the vehicle, the officer walked up and found two male students smoking marijuana in the vehicle. Both driver and passenger admitted to sharing the marijuana that they bought in Tampa. Worried Snapchat parent On Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10:45 a.m., a father called in a welfare check on his daughter. He informed UPD that his daughter posted a picture on Snapchat...

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Police Beat: Bear sighting, pool break-in, and strange texts

Late night swim A complainant contacted UPD on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2:45 a.m. stating that there were approximately 20 people that had broken into the gate of the SoVi pool and were swimming. By the time that a UPD officer arrived at the scene, the pool was empty. Intoxicated in Biscayne A complainant contacted UPD on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:50 p.m. stating that there was an intoxicated individual in Biscayne Hall in South Village that was not being cooperative. The individual was yelling and banging doors on the first floor, refusing to obey and refusing to give...

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Police Beat: Keyed car, late night swim, and more snakes

Financial Aid nap On Sept. 27 at around 1:00 p.m., a student was reported as being passed out on a couch in the Financial Aid office. When staff attempted to wake the sleeping student, he mumbled something incomprehensible and had fallen back asleep. UPD arrived to determine that he was under the influence of a controlled substance and the stated he had a ride coming Couple of scoundrels Around 1:30 a.m., an RA from Osprey Hall called UPD to report loud screaming coming from the third and fourth floor. The RA couldn’t determine the source of the screaming. UPD...

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Police Beat: Snakes, marijuana, and skateboarders

No pets allowed On Sept. 22 at around 11:30 a.m., UPD received a complaint that there was a snake in the North Lake Village housing. The officers quickly removed the snake from the room. Save us quietly UPD was contacted on Sept. 23, after 11 a.m. regarding a noise violation on the Student Plaza outside of McTarnaghan Hall. Upon discovery of a preacher yelling on campus, UPD asked him to leave and turn off the music he was playing as it was no longer permitted during those hours. Mr. Nice Guy A call was received by UPD at 7:45...

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Police Beat: Microwave fire, drunk pedestrian, and unconscious student

Sick person On Friday, September 9 at 1:48 a.m., UPD was called into Everglades Hall for an intoxicated 18-year-old male. The subject fell and hit his head. The subject was found to be breathing and alert but refused transport. The subject was left in the care of friends. Pokemon Go On Friday, September 9 at 11:50 p.m., a UPD officer observed a student walking around campus after all buildings had closed. The student stated that he does not live on campus but was there to play Pokemon Go. Unconscious Student On Saturday, September 10 at 12:38 a.m., UPD responded to reports...

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Police Beat: Cutie pie club, suspicious person, and new paint job

New paint job On Sunday, Sept. 4 at 9:07 a.m., UPD was advised of tire marks in Garage B in South Village. After reviewing camera footage, they saw a white vehicle that was spinning and doing donuts. After the white vehicle stopped spinning, three males exited the vehicle and proceeded to spray paint the vehicle red. Suspicious person in Seidler Hall On Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11:56 a.m., UPD dispatched an officer to a suspicious person in Seidler Hall. An instructor became concerned for the mental stability of a male in his late 30s or early 40s who was...

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Police Beat: Missing adult, killed bobcat, and a disappearing car

Notice to appear issued On Monday Aug. 22 at 8:08 a.m. a UPD officer stopped a car after observing the driver throw something from the vehicle. At 8:15 a.m. the item was located and consisted of a plastic container with a green leafy substance inside. At 8:20 a.m. a search of the vehicle was conducted, and 11.6 grams of the substance was found. A citation was issued for careless driving as well as a notice to appear for possession of under 20 grams and as well as a notice to appear for paraphernalia. Missing adult On Sunday Aug. 21...

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Police Beat: Berry pickers, car scratches, and a news van

Green leafy substance found in car On Sunday Aug. 14 at approximately 1:58 a.m., a UPD officer pulled over a driver on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. After running the driver’s license, the officer discovered that the identification didn’t belong to the driver and was then confiscated. The officer conducted a search in the car and found two grinders as well as a pill bottle with a green leafy substance. After waiting for someone to pick up the driver’s vehicle, the officer escorted the subject to the Lee County jail for a DUI at 2:43 a.m. Berry pickers On Saturday...

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Police Beat: Fire alarm, fire ants, and an ice cream incident

Welfare check A concerned father called UPD at 3:54 a.m. July 9 to request a welfare check on his son. He said his son had gone to a campus party last night. A UPD officer contacted the student, and he called his dad. Fire alarm The fire alarm in the kitchen of the fourth floor in Biscayne Hall in South Village went off at 2:44 a.m. July 10. The San Carlos Fire Department was dispatched, and they extinguished the fire. A student had burnt a container in the microwave. Suspicious group of people A UPD officer found several people...

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Police Beat: spotted gator, injured person, and a Heineken bottle found

Disturbance A UPD officer responded to a disturbance at 3:36 a.m. June 3 between three students who live on campus in Building P in North Lake Village. One of the residents had been out drinking at Keys Bar and was taken home by a friend. The other two residents heard the noises of the drunken one in the common area and came out of their rooms to see what was happening. Then, they all started arguing loudly using profane language. The drunken student fell down on the floor and as the other residents and the friend came to help,...

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