Police Beat: Microwave fire, drunk pedestrian, and unconscious student
On Friday, September 9 at 1:48 a.m., UPD was called into Everglades Hall for an intoxicated 18-year-old male. The subject fell and hit his head. The subject was found to be breathing and alert but refused transport. The subject was left in the care of friends.
On Friday, September 9 at 11:50 p.m., a UPD officer observed a student walking around campus after all buildings had closed. The student stated that he does not live on campus but was there to play Pokemon Go.
On Saturday, September 10 at 12:38 a.m., UPD responded to reports of an unconscious student in Eagle Hall. It was discovered that the student had been drinking at an off-campus location. The subject was then transferred to Gulf Coast Medical Center.
Alcohol and pills
On Saturday, September 10 at 1:59 a.m., an RA reported a female student convulsing in Biscayne Hall. UPD found that the student had consumed alcohol and pills at an off-campus location. The student was transferred to Gulf Coast Medical Center.
On Sunday, September 11 at 1:50 a.m., UPD received a report of a white male with a white shirt, baseball cap and blondish hair staggering along the road. UPD canvassed the area outside the North Lake Commons but found no one matching the description.
On Sunday, September 11 at 2:57 a.m., UPD responded to a call about screaming from a parked vehicle. They found two males in the car as passengers, though nothing was out of the ordinary. The backseat passenger was singing along to the music.
Skateboarding and speed limit
On Sunday, September 11 at 7:12 p.m., an off-duty Lee County officer called to report two skateboarders headed northbound on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. The subjects were carrying with them a speed limit sign, which they claim to have found on the side of the road near Estero Parkway.
On Monday, September 12 at 3:14 a.m., housing called UPD in reference to an intoxicated male who was acting violently and wouldn’t calm down in Biscayne Hall. Officers stood by as the student was escorted to remove empty cans of alcohol from the room. The student was told to stay in his room and not disturb anyone.
On Monday, September 12 at 4:54 p.m., UPD received calls about a 3-foot alligator walking on campus. UPD advised that the alligator would return to water if left alone. UPD received several calls reporting the status of the alligator as in and out of the water. Eventually, a 5-foot alligator was reported to have travelled from Market Place back to the water.
On Tuesday, September 13 at 11:59 a.m., UPD responded to a fire alarm in Biscayne Hall. The fourth floor kitchen fire alarm had been set off due to something burning in the microwave. The building was evacuated until the smoke cleared out.