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Police Beat: Week of 10/1

9/20/2014 12:53 a.m. A car drove into the coned off parking area in Garage 2 after hours. Driver was advised against parking there and left without incident. 9/21/2014 2:40 a.m. A student was pulled over on South Bridge Loop and given a warning for making an improper right turn. 9/21/2014 5:24 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported on the first floor of Garage 4. It was a WGCU staff member parking in the garage to get out of the rain. 9/21/2014 4:32 p.m. The RA at the front desk of Biscayne Hall called to advise of a dog left...

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Safety comes first, but we’re second

University Primetime (UP) has recently named Florida Gulf Coast University the second safest university in America — only behind Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. UP used several criteria including how many arrests have been made on and off campus in recent years and number of student deaths. “The statistics account for nine types of criminal incidents, which we weighted based on a subjective judgment of violence,” said Chris Weigen, author of the article. University Chief of Police Steven Moore explained that the campus is safe due to a conjunctive effort made by the FGCU community, university police department, student affairs,...

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In Case of Emergency: University Police train for school shootings

On June 19th, CNN reported “that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months.” That number represents the number of shootings since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in December 2012. This data was compiled by a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, which, according to its website (www.everytown.org) “is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.” Also according to Everytown for Gun Safety, “millions of guns change hands without background checks every year.” Among several initiatives to decrease gun violence in the US, one of the biggest initiatives that the group is working on...

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Police Beat: Blog threats, alarm malfunctions, welfare checks

Dec. 18, 2013 12:44 p.m. A father contacted UPD concerned that he hadn’t heard from his daughter after a 10 a.m. meeting with financial aid. The student was located and advised to call her father. Dec. 18, 2013 14:35 p.m. A student reported anonymous threats left on her blog to UPD. Dec. 19, 2013 4:26 a.m. A complainant requested an officer to drive around WLV while she was leaving for work because she felt as though someone had been watching her for a few days. An officer conducted a patrol of the area without incident. Dec. 21, 2013 11:28...

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Police Beat: Students stuck in elevator, traffic violations

Aug 21 3:33 am – A traffic stop on FGCU Lake Pkw E. Driver issued a warning for running a stop sign. Aug 21 10:50 am – UPD and Housing responded to a noise complaint in NLV. Officers allowed housing officials to handle the situation. Aug 21 3:21 pm – UPD officers came upon some people at the FGCU waterfront that appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. There multiple open and half empty containers. Officers also found a cigarette box that contained a green leafy substance that tested positive for THC. Aug 21 7 am – A...

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Police Beat | August 23, 2013

July 26 at 3:50 p.m. A complainant called police from West Lake Village, saying that two people were approached by venders and that the venders were now sending harassing text messages. July 28 at 2:52 p.m. Police responded to a panic alarm pulled in a bedroom in North Lake Village Building G. The alarm was pulled by accident. July 29 at 3:12 a.m. An officer saw three people at the boat ramp at North Lake Village. Two of the people ran as the officer approached, abandoning beer. The officer spoke with the third person who said the two who...

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Police Beat: Drug searches, graffiti and ‘monkey man’

Monday, April 8 at 9:14 p.m. An RD requested an officer to standby for a drug search in Marlin Hall in West Lake Village. In room D, two glass pipes with residue were found. In room C, 2 grams of marijuana and alcohol were found. The resident poured out the alcohol and the items were turned over. This case is now under judicial review. Monday, April 8 at 5:58 p.m. An RD requested an officer to standby for a drug search in Biscayne Hall. In room A, one glass pipe was found in the bathroom; one vaporizer and a mouthpiece...

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