Police Beat: Broken plates, suspicious book buyer and a baggie of green leafy substance
UPD stopped a car at 11:27 a.m. March 28 on FGCU Boulevard South. The officer searched the car and found the driver had 63.8 grams of marijuana. The individual was charged with possession of more than 20 grams and possession of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a university campus.
A complainant called UPD at 9:53 p.m. March 28 and said there was a group of girls throwing dishes in the air and letting them fall and break. The complainant asked a UPD officer to check it out in Garage 1. The officer checked the area and found a group of sorority girls, and they said they would be finishing up soon.
A complainant called UPD at 11:21 p.m. March 28 and said there was loud music coming from Garage 2. A UPD officer checked the area and located the noise coming from the third floor. The officer investigated and found it was a group of people rehearsing. The officer asked them to leave since they didn’t have permission to be there.
A complainant called UPD and said that a white male with brown hair, dressed in all white, was walking from Garage 3 toward main campus holding an unknown object under his shirt. All UPD units searched main campus, the boardwalks, the library lawn and the bus loop but found nobody matching the description.
A complainant called UPD at 11:20 a.m. March 29 from Palmetto Hall in South Village and said she was concerned for her friend since she hadn’t seen her in the past 24 hours. The complainant said she had last seen her friend in Lani Kai Island Resort at Fort Myers Beach and that she had been with her there, but her friend had left with a group of intoxicated men. The complainant also said she had all of her friend’s belongings — including her purse, ID, keys, debit cards and clothes. UPD told the complainant that they would try to contact her friend, but if she didn’t hear from her soon, that she should contact Lee County Sheriff’s Office. UPD then tried to contact the missing individual at 11:41 a.m. but couldn’t. Later, a UPD officer called the complainant at 3:33 p.m. The complainant said she had spoken to her friend, and she had just lost her phone.
Key left in the ignition
A UPD officer spotted a suspicious car parked on the South Village lawn in front of Palmetto Hall at 11:48 a.m. March 29. The officer investigated and found the car belonged to a professor who was conducting research in the area.
Baggie of green leafy substance
A complainant called UPD at 12:29 p.m. March 29 and said a baggie with a green leafy substance was left on the book drop at the library. A UPD officer picked up the baggie and placed it into property for destruction.
Suspicious book buyer
A complainant called UPD at 1:59 p.m. March 29 and reported a suspicious book buyer in Reed Hall. The complainant told UPD he or she followed the buyer outside the building and saw the buyer was a man who had short red hair, blue and yellow plaid shorts and a dark colored shirt. Two UPD officers searched the walkways and corridors nearby but found nobody. Forty minutes later, UPD checked the camera by the gate of Edwards Hall and saw an individual between Edwards and Siedler Hall. The officers found the individual, who had no affiliation with the university, and issued a trespass warning.
Lost or stolen wallet
An individual came into UPD at 5:28 p.m. March 29 and said he wasn’t sure if he had lost his wallet or if it had been stolen. The individual said it was a black leather wallet with a Patriots logo and had four credit cards, two debit cards and his social security card. He said he had last seen it on his backpack but could have misplaced it in Marieb Hall between 3 and 5 p.m. UPD told him to cancel his cards and that they would get back to him if the wallet was returned to UPD.
Ski mask on elevator
A complainant called UPD at 1:31 p.m. March 30 and said there was a ski mask in one of the elevators in Garage 2. UPD said there had been a prison break event on March 25, and the mask had been a prop used for it.
A staff member from Griffin Hall called UPD at 12:42 p.m. March 31 to report three missing computers during inventory. The staff member was the manager of academic and event technology and said the computers were outdated and not working, so they had zero value. A loss report was filled out for each computer.