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Police Beat: Missing roach, harassed alligator, and violent newspaper stands

Kelli Krebs

Eagle News writes this beat every week from the official UPD weekly summary.

Missing Roach Found

On Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2:34 a.m., a UPD officer conducted a vehicle search. Suspecting the subjects were in possession of marijuana, the officer searched the center console of the car and found a small roach, beneath which was 20grams of marijuana.

Drug Search

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On Monday, Nov. 28 at 1:48 a.m., a UPD officer conducted a traffic stop on FGCU South Bridge Loop. While the driver and passenger in the stopped vehicle were in the process of searching for their registration, they removed a small wooden box. When the UPD officer asked what was inside the box, the subjects responded “nothing.” However, further investigation revealed there was a small plastic bag with a leafy green substance, confirmed to be marijuana.

Nighttime Snack

On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 5:19 p.m., a male of brown complexion in a grey, long-sleeved shirt was found trespassing through the Cohen Center Food Court, including Chick-Fil-A, Blu Sushi, Papa John’s and Jamba Juice.

Dangerous Backpack

On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8:52 p.m., UPD officers detected suspicious activity in Garage B. Upon arrival, UPD found students running away from a backpack left on the sixth floor containing drug equipment. Although the officers were unable to identify who the students were, they seized the backpack and placed it into UPD property.

Smoking in Whitaker Hall

On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9:02 a.m., a complainant called into UPD stating that a faculty member had been smoking on the bridge way of the second floor of Whitaker Hall for the past two weeks. UPD issued a verbal warning to the subject listed, although the subject was not caught in the act of smoking.

Harassed Alligator

On Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4:38 p.m., a complainant called to state there were three students harassing an alligator in the Everglades Lake Complex. The complainant stated that the students were spitting at the alligator, and requested UPD issue a warning.

Violent Newspaper Stand

On Friday, Dec. 2 at 11:32 a.m., UPD officers responded to an alert from a panic button. The complainant reported to UPD that a 70-year-old man had slipped outside of his office, and was hit on the head by a newspaper stand. The man was found to be alert and conscious, and denied transport to the hospital.

Authority Problems

On Friday, Dec. 2 at 5:40 p.m., an AOC requested a UPD officer in South Village’s Biscayne Hall. An irate and uncooperative student argued with UPD officers upon their arrival, stating that he did not have to listen to anything the police told him. After being told to calm down several times, the student told the AOC he would not cause another disturbance. Later, his roommate told UPD officers that the subject has a problem with authority figures.

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