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Police Beat: Handicap parking, stolen wallet, and tampered shampoo

EN Photo / Kelli Krebs

Missing Flag

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 9:36 a.m., UPD received a call from a complainant stating that his vehicle was missing a blue Trump flag. He advised that there was an extended flagpole 25ft in the air that was attached to his trailer hitch. The officer located the flagpole and flag in a dumpster next to Everglades Hall. The flagpole was bent and broken.

Tampered Shampoo

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:46 p.m., UPD arrived to North Lake Village where a female resident wished to file a report that her shampoo had been tampered with. She noticed that her shampoo smelled funny and she immediately rinsed her hair out. Her roommate advised that a friend was visiting and placed Nair in the shampoo bottle.

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Drug Search

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 11:02 p.m., the North Lake Village administrator on call requested an officer to stand by for an admin search. The search turned up a grinder containing marijuana, a bag containing marijuana and three glass pipes containing marijuana residue. All items were turned over to the officer.

Handicap Parking

On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10:58 a.m., a Groves Neighborhood RA advised UPD that there was a black vehicle parked in a handicapped parking spot. The officer found two white males inside the vehicle with a strong odor of marijuana. Trace amounts of marijuana and a glass pipe were confiscated. A citation was issued for parking in a handicap spot.

Lost Necklace

On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2:32 p.m., UPD received a call from a student that had lost her necklace. The student stated that she had been playing intramural sports when she removed all her jewelry. After finishing, she retrieved all her belongings and returned to her dorm. She didn’t notice the gold necklace missing until the following day.

Stolen Wallet

On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3:16 p.m., a student called UPD to report that his wallet was stolen from the printing area in the library. The wallet reportedly contained $50, three personal checks valued at $1,000, a Florida driver’s license, an FGCU ID and a Suncoast debit card. The wallet was later found on the seat of a shuttle bus, but the cash was missing from the wallet.

Skipped Stop Sign

On Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10:38 p.m., a UPD officer observed a vehicle fail to obey a stop sign. The smell of marijuana was emitting from the vehicle and a search was conducted. The search revealed 7.3 grams of marijuana and butane hash oil. Both tested positive for THC.

Illegal Recording

On Monday, Nov. 14 at 5:35 p.m., UPD responded to a call from a student in a Registered Student Organization that a person banned from the event showed up and began recording on his phone. The officer advised the complainant of laws regarding public recording and that the subject had left prior to arrival of the officer.

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