Police Beat for the week of April 17

Carter Roush

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March 28 Stolen Parking Permit (Building 41): A student’s parking permit was stolen from her car March 28. She was returning from class and saw a parking ticket on the car’s front window which led her to discover that her permit had been removed from the back of her car. The student did not report the incident until April 11 because she was sick. UPD became involved but due to the delayed report of the theft, police were not able to take fingerprints or search the area of the incident.

 

April 9 Theft (Library): A student’s phone and UNF ID card were stolen around 3:00 p.m. while she was in the library. The student was on the second floor of the library when she went to print something and left her iPhone on a nearby table. Her UNF ID card was in a case attached to the phone. When she returned the phone and card were missing. The phone was not in the library’s lost and found and a police search of the library was unsuccessful.

 

April 10 Skateboard Accident (Building 57): A student attempted to do a trick on his skateboard outside Building 57 when he fell off the board and injured himself after landing on the sidewalk. After UPD arrived on the scene, the student was transported to Mayo Hospital by JFRD.

 

April 10 Theft (UNF Arena): Two students were playing basketball at the arena and left their iPhones in the bleachers. Both phones were missing when the students returned. The students searched for the phones but were not able to find them. Later, they met with a UPD officer and reported the phones as lost to Apple after deactivating them, so that when they are turned back on it will automatically alert the students. A police search of the area also did not locate the missing phones. The phones are considered stolen, but investigation efforts have been suspended due to a lack of evidence.

 

April 11 Sick Person (Housing Maintenance): A UPD officer responded to a sick woman at Housing Maintenance, Building 62, who was having difficulty breathing. The woman was then transported to St. Vincent’s South.

 

April 11 Stalking/Harassment (Osprey Cove): A female student was harassed by her ex-boyfriend in room R101 of the Osprey Cove. The ex-boyfriend banged on her door and left her several messages. The female had begun seeing someone else after the two had been broken up for three months. The ex-boyfriend also called her 89 times and left her several messages on her social media accounts. As UPD was talking to the female student, she told them her phone was ringing continuously and she thought he was capable of violence. Later, an officer found the ex-boyfriend and warned him not to speak to the victim for at least a month. The female student was advised to seek an injunction.

 

April 11 Criminal Mischief (Building 59): An exterior window on the UNF Drive side of Building 59 was vandalized and broken. A piece of marble from the window ledge was believed to have been thrown into the window. Since that particular entrance is rarely used, and there is no view of the inside of this area, a time frame for the incident was unavailable and the police did not conduct a search. Patrol efforts have been suspended at this time.

 

April 13 Harassment (Osprey Fountains): A female student living at the Osprey Fountains alerted UPD around 3:30 a.m. in reference to her ex-boyfriend, also a student. She said the two had been dating for about a year and a half when the female student broke up with the male a month ago. Since then, the male has left the female several messages, called her, and shown up to her classes on a regular basis. Earlier that night, before informing UPD about the harassment, the female student said the male had been watching her and her friends and leaving Facebook messages referring to her with vulgar terms. The male suspect had not made any violent claims towards the female student and was advised later by UPD to cease contact with his ex-girlfriend. As police made contact with the male suspect, the odor of burning marijuana became apparent. UPD questioned the male about the smell and he admitted to flushing the drugs before he opened the door to the officer. The RAs were advised and have recorded the incident for housing.

 

April 13 Baseball Player Injured (Hodges Field): A baseball player for Northern Kentucky University was injured during a game at Hodges stadium. The player was sliding into second base and broke his ankle. He was transported to Mayo Clinic.

 

April 14 Sobriety Test (Lot 10): An officer was sitting at the corner of Alumni and UNF Drive when a silver BMW failed to stop at a red light. Once the officer got behind the vehicle and turned on his overhead lights, the BMW sped off and wound up in Lot 10, where the driver rushed out of the car and locked the doors. According to the officer, the driver smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. The driver also had difficulty speaking clearly and standing up straight. The officer found a case of beer in the back seat. The driver agreed to perform a field sobriety test. The driver also refused to blow into the alcohol monitor, resulting in his license being suspended for a year. The officer then issued a Uniform Traffic Citation for failing to stop at the red light and poured out the driver’s beer. An RA was alerted and the driver was referred to housing.

 

April 14 Student Swimming in Candy Cane Lake (4/14): At about 10:05 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the Building 16 area of Candy Cane Lake in reference to a male student swimming in the lake. The officer caught the swimmer as he exited the lake. One officer claimed that the student smelled of alcohol. The student told officers that he had been running for the past two hours and had become hot, so he decided to take a swim in Candy Cane Lake. He said he had been thinking about doing this all semester and thought it was the perfect time to finally do so. An RA was notified and it was decided that the student should be transported back to his dorm room at the Fountains to sleep the alcohol off after blowing a .209 and later a .205 into the breathalyzer.

 

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