Police Beat: Fake blood, public urination, and more drug problems
Eagle News writes this beat every week from the official UPD weekly summary.
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.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 2:51 a.m., UPD escorted students from the 6th floor of Parking Garage B to Palmetto Hall. The students reported that a white male with long brown hair and a gray hoody had jumped at their vehicle while they were driving. No one matching the description was found.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 11:10 p.m., a UPD officer on special detail discovered two students locked in a room on the third floor of the engineering building. The officer checked the white board, but it was free of any graffiti.
On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 4:55 p.m., UPD received a call from a concerned professor about a student yelling in the computer lab. The student admitted to yelling at his computer screen due to frustration with his homework assignment. Authorities determined that the student was not a threat, and he left on his own accord.
On Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11:09 p.m., a UPD officer found two individuals urinating in front of Palmetto Hall. The first subject admitted to urinating and drinking that night. The second subject denied both events, claiming he was sober and on the phone with his mom. The second subject had a strong odor of alcohol and slurred speech.
Fake blood scare
On Sunday, Oct. 30 at 12:41 a.m., UPD was advised of a suicide attempt. A non-student reported that he was arguing with his ex-girlfriend when he asked her, “Why don’t you kill yourself?” The female student then placed fake blood on her arms and sent a picture to the male. He then reported an attempted suicide. The female student apologized for sending the photo and stated she would not harm herself.
On Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3:11 a.m., the Eagle Hall on call RA reported a fight taking place outside the building. The suspects were reported as wearing hockey jerseys, with one wearing a Blake Griffin basketball jersey. The subjects were reported to be shoving each other. UPD canvassed the area and found no one matching the description.
More drug problems
On Monday, Oct. 31 at 2:23 a.m., UPD responded to a report of two unconscious females in a vehicle parked on the first floor of Parking Garage B. The sober driver of the vehicle stated that the females consumed large amounts of alcohol at an off-campus party and were semi-conscious during the drive back. Both females were taken to Gulf Coast Hospital.