Police Beat: Berry pickers, pool problems, and fishing for alligators
A concerned mother contacted UPD on Sept. 13, at 5:38 p.m., because she had not heard from her daughter since she was supposed to be out of class at 4:30 p.m. UPD officers met with the mother and were able to determine the student had class until 7:15 p.m. The mother made contact with her daughter afterward.
At 1:25 a.m. on Sept. 15, UPD received reports of a suspicious person driving in a dark colored minivan driven by an older white male driving on the sidewalk between Biscayne and Everglades halls. University arrived to identify him as the pool guy.
On Sept. 16, at 1:51 p.m., UPD responded to reports that the battery of a golf cart belonging to the Department of Undergraduate Studies was stolen outside Edwards Hall. Police reviewed footage of the incident.
UPD responded to a report of a traffic crash on Sept. 16, at 8:20 p.m. in Garage B at South Village. Upon arrival, they discovered the complainant was sure her car was hit. She was just unsure where the damage occurred.
Berry picking fun
A suspicious vehicle was reported on Sept. 18 parked near the entrance of Alico Road entrance of the Emergent Technologies Institute at about 10 a.m. Finally after several hours, UPD made contact with the driver to discover they were picking berries. A verbal warning was issued to not pick berries there.
On Sept. 19, UPD responded to reports of students fishing for alligators at the SoVi pond located near the dining hall at 2:01 p.m. Upon arrival UPD discovered it was a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation worker with a large crowd of students spectating.