Police Beat: Bike theft, drunk mama, and hotboxing

Learner’s Permit

On Friday, Jan. 27 at 1:27 a.m., a UPD officer pulled over a vehicle for an obstructed tag. The officer then searched the vehicle due to the strong odor of marijuana. The driver was found to only possess a learner’s permit and was issued a citation for driving without a 21 or older passenger. The passengers were found to be in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Advice from UPD

On Friday, Jan. 27 at 5:12 p.m., a female student came to UPD to get advice about a friendship. Her friend’s boyfriend had been texting her all day and accused her of previously ending their relationship. The text history went back and forth between the two, and it seemed to be borderline harassment. The student was advised to stop texting and block the number.

Drunk Mama

At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, UPD responded to reports of an elderly woman with blue hair and multi-colored pants wondering around the entrance to West Lake Village. The woman was visibly intoxicated. Ambulances arrived on scene, but the woman’s son arrived to take her home.

False Alarm

On Monday, Jan. 30 at 8:58 p.m., two students flagged down staff members at Alico Arena because they believed someone had a gun and was acting suspicious. The students pointed out the suspicious person. Two UPD officers stopped the individual and did a pat down search, but no weapons were found.

Bike Theft

On Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10:17 a.m., a rec center employee reported that his bike was stolen from the bike rack. A UPD officer filed a bike theft report. The bike was reportedly left unlocked, and it was valued at $150. The employee did not want anyone arrested for the theft but said he did hope to have his bike returned.

Girl Drama

On Thursday, Feb. 2 at 12:44 a.m., a resident assistant reported to UPD that a group of approximately six girls had verbally and physically assaulted another group of residents. The three residents gave statements and signed that they did not wish to press charges. No witnesses were present at the scene.


On Thursday, Feb. 2 at 11:39 p.m., a UPD foot patrol approached a vehicle in the South Village parking garage with a cabin full of smoke. A green, leafy substance was visible on the lap of the driver as well as in a mason jar inside the car. Two subjects were inside the vehicle, but the driver admitted ownership of the 5.5 grams of marijuana and contraband.