Police Beat: Week of 10/8


9/28/2014 7:08 p.m.
A silver car spun out of control and went into the grass near the main entrance of the university. The vehicle was successfully pulled out by a tow truck, with no visible damage.
10/01/2014 2:32 p.m.
A complainant reported a possible assault in the Cohen Center and reported it to the information booth. The victim was unavailable for comment, and the situation was referred to Judicial Affairs.
10/01/2014 5:05 p.m.
A 3-foot alligator was spotted on the walkway between Sugden Hall and Garage 1. The alligator made its way back into the water.
10/02/2014 12:16 p.m.
A victim in an ongoing trial called UPD to report that a friend of hers spotted a trespassing student in Garage 4. UPD canvassed the surrounding area and did not see the trespasser. A third party called and stated that he was a former fraternity brother of the subject, and is 70 percent sure he saw the subject in the area.
10/03/2014 3:05 p.m.
A concerned mother reported that she had not heard from her son in two days. She contacted his friends, who had not heard from him either. Contact was made with the resident, and he has since contacted his mother.
10/03/2014 3:20 p.m.
A student hockey player was walking toward his car as a parking services employee was writing a ticket. The student called the parking services employee a “f***ing f***ot” and stuck his middle finger in the employee’s face. The employee called UPD, but the student was gone when an officer arrived. The student returned to the scene and initially denied calling the employee derogatory names, but eventually admitted that he lost his temper. It was suggested that he get some professional help with his temper. The student apologized to the parking services employee, and the case has been forwarded to Student Affairs.
10/03/2014 9:22 p.m.
A R.A. observed a student near the Osprey Hall smoking station shooting a flammable liquid out of a water gun and setting a stick on fire. UPD responded and disposed of the water gun and alcohol.
10/05/2014 1:30 p.m.
An officer was requested at Osprey Hall to stand-by for a drug search. All three residents and a guest were present. There was an electronic glass pipe, approximately 15 grams of marijuana and a small amount of Molly (ecstasy) in the room. The juvenile was sent home, and the residents were brought to Lee County Jail.
10/06/2014 12:12 p.m.
A R.A. requested to meet with an officer at the West Lake Village Clubhouse. The R.A. was with a resident who was upset because she hadn’t been able to talk to her boyfriend that day. The boyfriend goes to school in Arkansas. The resident had tried to get the associate director’s phone number because he is a member of her boyfriend’s fraternity, and when the R.A. refused to give her the number she became upset. The resident eventually calmed down and explained that she would wait for her boyfriend’s fraternity brother to get home and see if he could contact the boyfriend.