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Every week, the Spinnaker compiles the most recent arrests, investigation updates and often humorous findings from UPD police reports.

Here’s a look back at some of the most outrageous police beat moments of the Spring 2009 semester:
Incidents of intoxicated students, urination, ridiculous questions and nudity are all included.

Jan. 23 – Criminal Mischief (Alumni Hall) – UPD was dispatched to Alumni Hall to investigate a male sleeping on the second floor.

Upon arriving, UPD noticed the same door that Physical Facilities padlocked earlier that evening was forcibly broken into. After entering the room, UPD observed the suspect drunk and asleep in a chair. The man was not a UNF student and did not have a local ID.

Jan. 25 – Injury (Building Q)
– A UPD officer responded to a woman lying on the floor with scrapes and red marks on her who was complaining of a hurt back. Upon questioning the woman, the officer realized the woman had been drinking Parrot Bay Rum.

The officer also witnessed several bed sheets hanging from a window, and upon further investigation, the officer determined the end of the sheets were tied to her bed.

The woman’s purse contained a clear water bottle with liquid that smelled like alcohol. She was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital.

Jan. 28 – Possession, Paraphernalia (Building X)
– UPD was dispatched to Osprey Landing to investigate drugs in a dorm room. The complainant said the suspect ran downstairs to throw away the herb.

Upon inspection, broken glass was found on the pavement and a bag of marijuana was recovered. Further search of the suspect’s room uncovered a hand-made pipe, nine pills, two bags of marijuana, a foot locker, a glass pipe and a marijuana crusher.

The suspect said all the items belonged to him and was arrested on misdemeanor charges of possession and paraphernalia.

March 7 – Drug possession (Lot 10) – A suspicious vehicle was stopped by UPD after being parked in a fire lane more than 15 minutes and driving around campus carelessly.

When stopped, the driver got out and approached the officer asking if he was following him. The driver and the passenger were patted down. A small amount of marijuana was found in the passenger’s pocket.

March 7 – Information (Building D) – UPD was notified of an intoxicated student urinating on the carpet in his room. When the officer arrived, the intoxicated student was asleep. The RA agreed to let the student sleep in his room. An hour and a half later, UPD was informed that the same student was now urinating into a garbage can.

The student was transported to a behavioral health facility for further evaluation.

March 17 – Damaged Property (Lot 14) – A Child Care Center employee was transporting a door on a golf cart that protruded 36 inches from the cart.

As she was backing up, the door struck the side of a legally parked vehicle causing scratches to each window frame on the passenger’s side. The damage was estimated to be $2,500.

March 24 – Public Disturbance (Baseball Complex) – During the baseball game between UNF and UF, a fully nude student ran across the Northeastern portion of the baseball complex.

The student, who later admitted to consuming alcohol, stated he thought it would be funny to streak during the game. The student was arrested and referred to Student Conduct.

March 28 – Disorderly Conduct (Building X) – Resident Assistants reacted to a loud noise that sounded like a dog yelping coming from one of the dorm rooms. When they approached the residents, they found out that the couple, with one student visiting from Florida Atlantic University, was heavily intoxicated and had been having a loud disagreement.

UPD later inquired about the incident. The male student claimed that while he was sitting at the computer, his girlfriend stepped and fell on him with a chihuahua in her arms, smashing the dog between her and her boyfriend.

The female student was excessively argumentative and did not cooperate with the UPD. She was then handcuffed for her own safety and later transported by her friend to an unknown location. The UNF student was referred to Student Conduct.

Compiled by Josh Salman.