Police Beat: Bear sighting, pool break-in, and strange texts
Late night swim
A complainant contacted UPD on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2:45 a.m. stating that there were approximately 20 people that had broken into the gate of the SoVi pool and were swimming. By the time that a UPD officer arrived at the scene, the pool was empty.
Intoxicated in Biscayne
A complainant contacted UPD on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9:50 p.m. stating that there was an intoxicated individual in Biscayne Hall in South Village that was not being cooperative. The individual was yelling and banging doors on the first floor, refusing to obey and refusing to give information about himself. Several RAs were present.
An officer brought the individual to UPD at 10:03 p.m. for causing a disturbance. At 11:26 p.m., the UPD officer escorted the individual to Lee County Jail, who was booked for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence.
On Friday, Oct. 7 at 4:25 a.m. an RA in North Lake Village called UPD stating that students were calling saying that there was someone knocking on their door claiming to be UPD, then claiming to be an RA. They were concerned because the peephole on their door seemed to be covered up.
On Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8:36 a.m. a complainant called 9-1-1 due to a bear sighting. The call was directed to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office through crisis alert. The complainant said that she had seen a brown bear about three feet tall on the sidewalk near the Wellness Center before walking into the bushes behind Howard Hall. An officer was advised, but was unable to locate the animal near the Wellness Center, McTarnaghan Hall, Howard Hall, Merwin Hall, Edwards Hall or the library lawn.
New phone, who dis?
On Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., a complainant called UPD stating that she was receiving “strange” text messages on her phone and wished to report it to the police. The subject had received five calls from a number that she did not recognize and a private caller. The complainant was advised that she could block the numbers. She did not receive any text messages, and stated that she stopped answering the unknown calls.