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

(EN Photo / Kelli Krebs)

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 with a guy at 3 a.m., but his daughter was now not answering her phone. The student told UPD she would call her father.

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Stolen research

On Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9:23 a.m., UPD responded to a complaint that research equipment was taken from the back of a truck parked in front of a nature trail entrance. It was later found that the theft was of a camera mounted to a tree. An incident report was completed.

Professor vs bicyclist

On Thursday, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m., UPD responded to an incident of a bicycle crashing into a pedestrian. The bicyclist and pedestrian were walking the same way towards Garage 3 when the bicycle attempted to pass the professor on the left, but ended up crashing into him. The professor sustained minor injuries and his supervisor will complete a university injury report.

Drunk driver

On Sunday, Oct. 16 at 5:37 a.m., UPD arrived to Lake Pkwy, east of Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy, where police were already at the scene of a crash. The driver was an intoxicated male student. He was uninjured in the crash. The student was taken to Lee County Jail, and the vehicle was towed.

Snake in the door

On Sunday, Oct. 16 at 7:56 p.m., UPD received a call about a snake living inside the door of a North Lake Village dorm. The complainant stated that the snake was physically inside of the door. UPD was unable to remove the snake. The matter was turned over to housing.

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