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UPD Beat: Ex-Boyfriend Attempts to Break into West Lake Village

Adriana Hall

A student came to an FGCU employee stating they witnessed a hit-and-run crash on the second-floor ramp in Garage B at South Village on March 24. The student advised there was bumper damage to vehicle two. The employee called UPD and Unit 52 confirmed there was front bumper damage. Dispatch attempted to call the owner of the vehicle twice and left a voicemail. Unit 52 attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle at his dorm but he was not there. The father of the owner contacted dispatch and advised that his son was with the vehicle. The owner opted to go through his insurance company to report the accident. The employee called dispatch back to advise a second subject saw the vehicle that had hit the car, it was a white Dodge Ram truck and the accident occurred at 4 p.m. Unit 37 reviewed camera footage and determined vehicle one was a Ford F250 pickup truck but was unable to determine the driver. An accident report was completed. 

A complainant advised UPD that he lost his AirPod Pros on March 28. He found they were in Building T in North Lake Village with the Find My iPhone app.  The complainant requested to make a property report and Unit 51 advised they would check the building for the property. Unit 51 was unable to locate the AirPod. Officers told the complainant to contact UPD if he found out who had them. 

A caller told officers on March 28 that she believed her ex-boyfriend was attempting to enter West Lake Village through the gate. She told UPD that she had a no-contact order against the subject. The caller received a notification about her code being used at the entry gate. The only individual that knew this code and was not currently with her was the subject. Units 12 and 51 canvassed the area but could not find a vehicle owned by the subject and did not see the individual in the buildings. Officers are unsure if it was an accident, if someone was trying to get through the gate using someone else’s code or if it was the subject. 

On April 1, UPD was notified about a bus driver who kept possibly falling asleep while driving. The complainant described the driver as an older Hispanic male. Unit 12 met with the driver at the Cohen Bus Loop and spoke to the supervisor who advised everything was fine. 

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A caller told UPD on April 1 that his roommate had been picking the lock and coming into his room. The caller was feeling afraid for their safety. Dispatch offered to send an officer to speak with the caller, but they requested to meet with an officer the next day. On April 2, the caller told officers that his roommate also had knives and an airsoft gun, and he was scared something bad was going to happen. A unit spoke with the caller and advised him that nothing criminal had occurred and referred him to housing. 

Officers received a call on April 2 from the Swanson Stadium Baseball Field about a light pole being out. Dispatch contacted Work Management who is going to access the pole to see if they can fix it. A unit advised that all the lights are out and therefore the baseball game will be delayed. The unit was on stand-by with Athletics and Work Management waiting for the electricians. The game was canceled. 

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Alexandra Cavalier
Alexandra Cavalier, Eagle News Assistant Assignment & Features Editor
Alexandra Cavalier is a junior majoring in journalism. She is from Bradenton, FL, and has been interested in journalism since she joined the yearbook staff during her freshman year of high school. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in publishing. When not planning her next story, you can find her studying art history or watching movies.

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