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Police Beat – Week of Feb. 27

Logo-policebeatFeb. 18 Theft (Student Union)- An officer met with a complainant who said his skateboard was stolen in the 45 minutes he left it unattended while he ate lunch. The victim said at the time he was seated next to two males, one black and one white.

After noticing his skateboard was missing, the victim questioned both suspects, who denied they had seen anything. The complainant was suspicious because the black male had a skateboard almost identical to his. The only difference was the suspect’s initials on the bottom.

As the two suspects were leaving, the complainant and his friend noticed a name on the white suspect’s book bag and tracked him down through Facebook.

After being questioned by UPD, the white suspect said he did not want to be an accomplice and admitted his friend took the skateboard.

UPD questioned the black suspect, who said it was his pennyboard and that he had taken it to his mother’s house.

A police officer searched the suspect’s trunk and found a longboard, which the suspect said was his backup.

UPD spoke to the suspect’s friend and sister, both of whom were only aware of the suspect having one skateboard: the longboard.

Officers are still investigating.


Feb. 19 Marijuana Paraphernalia (lot 11)- An officer observed a car traveling at a high rate and initiated a traffic stop. When he approached the car, the officer observed the smell of burnt marijuana and advised the driver he would be searching the car. The driver was forthcoming about the paraphernalia. The driver was issued a warning for the traffic offense and a notice to appear in court for the paraphernalia.


Feb. 15 Theft (Arena)- An officer met with a complainant who said his wallet had been taken. The student said he set the wallet down to play dodgeball and when he returned, it was not there. The student cancelled his debit and credit cards.


Feb. 20 Marijuana Paraphernalia (UNF Drive)- An officer noticed a vehicle with its tag light out and initiated a traffic stop. When the officer approached the car, he smelled marijuana. The driver did not exhibit any proof of license, registration or insurance. The driver denied any marijuana was in the vehicle and allowed the officer to search it. When the officer found marijuana, the driver said she did not know it was in her car. The evidence was placed in the JSO property room. The driver was referred to student conduct, issued a citation for failure to exhibit a valid driver’s license and a valid registration. The driver was issued a warning for not having a tag light.


Feb. 20 Marijuana Paraphernalia (Osprey Landing)- An officer was patrolling the area and noticed the smell of burnt marijuana. The officer continued investigating and noticed three subjects hiding in the woods. The students admitted to smoking marijuana but did not have any on them. They were referred to student conduct.

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