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UPD Beat: Alligator the Length of a Car Found on Campus

UPD Beat: Alligator the Length of a Car Found on Campus

Alexandra Cavalier, Assistant Assignment & Features Editor February 19, 2024

On Feb. 6, a parent requested a welfare check on their student because they were unable to contact them. The officer contacted the student and asked them to contact the complainant. The student did not...

UPD Beat: A West Lake Auto Burglary Left One Car With Its Steering Column Ripped Off

UPD Beat: A West Lake Auto Burglary Left One Car With Its Steering Column Ripped Off

Alexandra Cavalier, Assistant Assignment & Features Editor January 18, 2024

On Dec. 15, UPD received a complaint from a mother who believed her daughter was missing. The daughter lives in University Village. After looking up her schedule, officers found that she had an exam scheduled...

UPD Beat: Police Receive Complaint About a Student Playing Manhunt

UPD Beat: Police Receive Complaint About a Student Playing Manhunt

Alexandra Cavalier, Assistant Assignment & Features Editor October 10, 2023

An R.A. at Palmetto Hall in South Village called UPD on Sept. 23 about a heavily intoxicated adult male who was vomiting blood. The man was transported to Lee Health Coconut Point.  On Sept. 24, UPD...

Photo taken by Alexandra Cavalier of students watching the search with caution tape around Lake Como.

FGCU Student Missing on North Lake’s Waterfront

Alexandra Cavalier, Assistant Assignment & Features Editor August 24, 2023

Updated at 11:12 to reflect new information.  UPD and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were called on Wednesday, Aug. 23 about a missing FGCU student after he fell overboard while on a private boat. Authorities...

FGCU UPD Sgt., Terry Targia arriving at Disney World. Photo courtesy of Targia.

FGCU UPD Sergeant Assists in Special Olympic Summer Games

Alexandra Cavalier, Assistant Assignment & Features Editor July 5, 2023

FGCU UPD Sgt., Terry Targia, represented Lee County in the last leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Orlando this summer. He, among other Florida county officers, kicked off the Special Olympics Summer...

UPD Beat: Baby Raccoon Found Under Car

UPD Beat: Baby Raccoon Found Under Car

Tori Foltz, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2023

UPD was called by a female on April 20 stating that she had lost her wallet and had tracked it to Osprey Hall using an Apple air tag. Officers met her in Osprey lobby and advised her to replace her IDs...

Half of the emergency call boxes and code blue safety poles remain out of order after a campus-wide outage.

Half of the Emergency Resources Restored After Campus-wide Outage

Hayley Lemery, Assignment & Features Editor March 1, 2023

Students, faculty and staff members were alerted Feb. 23 of a campus-wide outage of code blue safety poles and emergency call boxes. As of now, half of the devices are operational. An email was sent...

Code Blue Safety Poles and emergency call boxes around campus are currently out of order, pending an evaluation of every station.

Blue Pole and Emergency Call Box Outages Across Campus

Gracie Burgess, Staff Writer February 26, 2023

The FGCU community has noticed Code Blue Safety Poles haven’t been fully functioning. Occasionally, some had out of order signs while others were fully covered in black trash bags. Students and staff...

Updated: Male Students Questioned Overnight for Possession of Pellet Gun

Updated: Male Students Questioned Overnight for Possession of Pellet Gun

Riley Hazel, Executive Editor January 23, 2023

Updated Jan. 23, 2023, 11:24 a.m. to add information from a campus-wide email from Chief of Police James Slapp.   UPD detained three male subjects in Eagle Hall for possession of pellet guns early...

Photo courtesy of Sharlene Brodman, UPD Business Manager

UPD Police Chief Update

Hayley Lemery, Assignment and Features Editor July 5, 2022

For the last three months, James Slapp has assumed the position of Interim Director of Public Safety & Chief of Police for the University Police Department. On March 29, 2022, the Coordinator of...

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FGCU Student Launches Petition for Cameras in Student Housing Parking Lots after Car-keying Scare

February 19, 2021

Within the last few weeks, social media posts from FGCU students have circulated urging women to be alert after cars were keyed with Xs in FGCU student housing parking lots. Students are fearful from the...

Katie Fogarty goes over the UPD police reports of this week.

UPD BEAT: Reports for the week of Jan. 29.

February 11, 2021

We'll go over the UPD press release of Jan. 29- Feb. 5. Tech: Samantha Romero Reporter: Katie Fogarty

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