Police Beat: spotted gator, injured person, and a Heineken bottle found
A UPD officer responded to a disturbance at 3:36 a.m. June 3 between three students who live on campus in Building P in North Lake Village. One of the residents had been out drinking at Keys Bar and was taken home by a friend. The other two residents heard the noises of the drunken one in the common area and came out of their rooms to see what was happening. Then, they all started arguing loudly using profane language. The drunken student fell down on the floor and as the other residents and the friend came to help, the drunken student fell further and scraped her knee. The resident assistant then walked in and called UPD. UPD, in turn, forwarded the incident to Office of Housing and Residence Life.
An individual called UPD at 11:34 a.m. June 3 to report a stolen Xbox console. The individual said the Xbox was taken from a locker room in the men’s basketball room.
Lee County Sheriff’s Office called UPD at 10:22 p.m. June 3 to report that a student might have fallen from Building M in North Lake Village. A UPD officer responded and found the student had fallen from the stairwell. Then, the officer waited until EMS transported the conscious victim to the hospital.
A professor accidentally set off the alarm on a podium computer in the Arts Complex at 5:32 p.m. June 4.
A faculty member called UPD at 4:35 p.m. June 6 to report there was a gator behind Howard Hall. The faculty member asked an officer to monitor the area since students were there. The officer was not able to locate the gator.
A coach accidentally pulled a panic button at 1:54 p.m. June 7 in room 1070 in Alico Arena.
Dust fires alarm
A smoke detector alarm was activated in Everglades Hall in South Village at 2:16 p.m. June 8. UPD contacted Lee Control, but there was no fire. A UPD officer said the floor was being replaced in the stairwell and the dust probably caused the alarm to go off.
A complainant called UPD at 4:25 p.m. June 8 and said a student had threatened him in Seidler Hall. The student was approximately 30 years old, he was bald and wore glasses, and was wearing a black shirt, black shorts and a black jacket. A UPD officer searched the area and didn’t find anything.
Shut down bonfire
A UPD officer found a group of five individuals trying to start a bonfire on the waterfront in North Lake Village a 10:53 p.m. June 9. Two of the subjects were students and were referred to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The officer extinguished the fire.
A UPD officer found an individual who appeared to be living out of his vehicle in Garage 4. The officer found him at 3:39 a.m. June 10 after the garage had closed and told him he could receive a trespassing violation if came back. The individual said he was not homeless.
A complainant called UPD at 1:44 p.m. June 15 and filed a report about a individual who was harassing her via telephone. The individual said she had gotten a call from her ex-boyfriend five days ago and he had said he wanted her to feel the pain that he was experiencing so he could kill her dog, her parents or her little sister. UPD advised the subject to call her local sheriff’s office and make them aware.
Heineken bottle found
While on patrol a UPD officer spotted two individuals outside Building Q in North Lake Village at 2:35 a.m. When the officer approached the individuals, they hid behind a black car. The officer asked the students to come out and when they did one of them had an open bottle of beer. The individual was not a student so the officer issues a warning.