Police Beat: Bail bondsman, roommate fights, and knife collection
Eagle News writes this beat every week from the official UPD weekly summary.
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 of people on the library green wearing white robes and white hoods. An officer discovered the group dressed in all white, while one person had a megaphone. It was discovered that they are a church group with permission to be on campus.
On Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8:25 p.m., a Palmetto Hall RA informed UPD of a vehicle crash that took place. A shuttle bus was involved in an accident with a truck in front of the building. Both parties were present and there were no injuries.
On Thursday, Nov. 3 at 8:59 p.m., a security guard at IHUB advised UPD that two vehicles were at the end of the road. One was parked and another was driving back and forth, as if preparing for some sort of race. The officer made contact with the vehicles and three students claimed they were out looking at the stars.
On Friday, Nov. 4 at 6:48 a.m., UPD was called about an intoxicated student who was wondering around South Village and reportedly tried walking into the pond. The student was taken to Gulf Coast Hospital. His backpack was discovered to have schoolbooks, schoolwork, five hunting knives, one pocketknife and two switch blade knives. The knives were removed for safety purposes.
Possible Heart Attack
On Monday, Nov. 7 at 10:37 a.m., UPD received a call from a witness reporting someone with a stiff arm who was believed to be having a heart attack. The subject was reported as awake and alert and was then transported to North Collier Hospital.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 4:30 a.m., parents of a student contacted UPD saying that a bail bondsman had contacted them wanting money to release their son from jail. Lee County Sheriff’s Office advised the parents that their son was not in jail. UPD was asked to check on the son and have him call home.