Police Beat Oct. 25

Joseph Cook

Logo-policebeat5Oct. 21 – Marijuana (Osprey Cove)

On October 21, student Austin J. Andrews was arrested for possession of over 20 grams of marijuana, and use of drug paraphernalia.

During the investigation, Andrews confessed to possessing 33.7 grams of marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia.

An officer dispatched to conduct a drug investigation at the Osprey Cove met with Andrews, two other students, a non-student, a Resident Assistant, and a Resident Life Coordinator.

The items, which were collected by the officer, included assorted containers, five pipes, two grinders, a vaporizer with a tube, a scale, and a Hannah Montana thermos. The items contained marijuana residue, and belonged to Andrews.

Three pipes, a black box, and other small items containing marijuana residue belonged to one of the two other students.

Andrews was booked in the Duval County Jail. The two other students were referred to Student Conduct.

Oct. 22 – Marijuana (Osprey Cove)

When an RA investigated a loud noise in an Osprey Cove room, he discovered students using marijuana. The RA smelled the pungent odor of burning marijuana and called UPD.

An officer was dispatched to investigate and gained permission to enter the room and spoke to two roommates who were inside. Two other students were witnesses to the investigation.

Both roommates were cooperative, and one admitted to possessing 2.2 grams of marijuana, three glass jars with marijuana residue, a grinder with residue, and a pen pipe with residue.

The two roommates, as well as the two students who witnessed the investigation, were referred to Student Conduct.

Oct. 21 – Stolen parking decal (Garage 38)

A student reported her parking decal stolen, after receiving a citation. An investigation revealed a small faded space on her the rear of her vehicle, where a decal had been attached.

There was no attempt to search the car for fingerprints due to time lapse since the crime, and there is no known suspect information.

Oct. 22 – Medical emergency (Building 50)

A student had a seizure in the Science and Engineering Building. She was assisted by classmates, and was coherent and responsive by the time the UPD officer arrived.

Engine 150 and Rescue 50 responded, and paramedics treated the subject before transporting her to the Mayo Clinic for further treatment.

Oct. 22 – Students admit to skateboard theft (The Fountains)

Shortly after two skateboards were stolen from the Fountains Lobby, two suspects were apprehended and admitted to the theft.

The victims placed the two skateboards, valued at $150 and $250, near the rear doors of the Fountains lobby when they went into Ozzie’s. They found both skateboard missing when they returned 20 minutes later.

A description of two suspects was obtained, and one of them was detained in Lot 10. The student admitted to stealing a skateboard and stated that his friend, also a student, had stolen the other skateboard.

The first student called his friend, who returned to the Fountains and admitted to stealing the other skateboard.

Some students discovered the skateboard in the bushes near the Fountains Bridge, and the skateboards were returned to their owners.

Both victims of the theft signed prosecution declinations, stating that they did not want to press charges. The two suspects were referred to Student Conduct.

Oct. 23 – Marijuana (The Crossings)

Shortly after midnight, a Resident Assistant reported that the odor of marijuana was coming from a student’s room.

A UPD officer responded to the investigation, and the student voluntarily handed over a pipe, and 1.3 grams of marijuana.

The suspect was referred to Student Conduct.

Oct. 23 – Accidental injury (Bldg 61)

A student fell off his skateboard and injured his forehead.

The student, 26, cut his head after falling while attempting to cross UNF Drive. He was heading from Lot 5 to Lot 4.

JFRD Engine 150 and Rescue 50 responded to the scene and transported the student to the Mayo Clinic.

Oct. 23 –Skateboard stolen (Bldg 16)

A student left his skateboard unsecured near Building 16, and the skateboard was stolen.

The theft occurred when the student was eating dinner, from around 7:00p.m. to 7:20p.m. The case was suspended because the high level of pedestrian traffic made finding the suspect highly unlikely.

Oct. 23 –Missing cell phone (Bldg 12)

A student left his cell phone in the library, and found that it may have been discovered before going missing again.

The student left the computer area on the second floor at about 5:00 p.m., leaving his phone behind.

About two hours later, he realized that he did not have his phone. He returned to the library and searched the area to no avail, and contacted library staff.

The student was told that an unknown subject approached staff with a cell phone that matched the student’s description.

The subject was advised to take the cell phone to the information desk on the first floor, which handles lost and found items.

The information desk did not have the cell phone. Neither the phone nor suspect were located.

Oct. 23 –Marijuana (Osprey Hall)

Nightly checks by an RA once more revealed a student using marijuana.

After gaining permission to enter the room, a UPD officer explained why he had come to the room and the suspect stated that he had no marijuana or drug paraphernalia in his possession.

The suspect consented to a search of his desk and the officer discovered .2 grams of marijuana powder. The officer also discovered a clear glass pipe, a plastic container, a grinder, and gold colored coin, all of which had marijuana residue on them.

The suspect was not cooperative, and became highly irritated. He was referred to Student Conduct, and was given a notice to appear in court.

Oct. 25 – Credit card fraud (Jacksonville)

A UNF student lost his wallet on campus, and later discovered that his credit card had been used fraudulently in several places throughout Jacksonville.

The victim purchased food at the Osprey Fountains around 11:20 p.m. and put his wallet in his back pocket. He then walked to the Osprey Hall’s first floor lounge to study and eat till 2 a.m.

Later the next day, he discovered that his wallet was missing, and his credit card had been used to make fraudulent purchases.

The suspect made two transactions at a Jacksonville Publix totaling $127.27, a $28.42 purchase at a Jacksonville QuikTrip, and a $14.98 purchase at “Pierced” , a jewelry store on Wells Road.

The victim reported the charges and had his card cancelled.

The wallet has not been discovered, and there is currently no information on the suspect.

Oct. 26 – Marijuana (Town Center Pkwy) 

After stopping a car for a traffic violation, an officer discovered marijuana in the vehicle.

The officer smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle, but the three individuals in the car denied having any.

The subjects verbally consented to a search of the car, and the officer found a marijuana grinder with .8 grams of marijuana, under the front passenger seat.

 All three subjects denied owning the marijuana, and were referred to Student Conduct.

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