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All content by Joseph Cook

Student suspects ex-boyfriend is impersonating her, and more

February 5, 2014

Update: Missing Social Security Card (Osprey Landing) - Jan. 7 A student who previously reported a missing Social Security Card told UNFPD she was satisfied with the outcome of their involvement, and...

UNF men’s basketball coach’s wallet stolen

February 5, 2014

UNF men’s basketball coach Matt Driscoll reported his wallet stolen on Feb. 3. Assistant coaches described a suspect.* Driscoll’s wallet contained multiple IDs, important financial cards, and a...

Suspect commits credit card fraud to pay for online dating

January 29, 2014

A student suspected his friend’s roommate of stealing his wallet and using his credit card at an online dating site. The other student denied the charges saying he doesn’t use online dating, as he...

Police beat Jan. 17

January 17, 2014

Student branded on buttocks (Off Campus) – Dec. 2013 Hazing allegations were leveled at the Kappa Beta chapter of Sigma Chi. A University of North Florida’s Police Department investigation found...

Police beat Jan. 14

January 14, 2014

Athlete injured (Osprey Crossings) – Jan. 11 The University of North Florida’s Police Department received a call from a student at 2:50 a.m. The student, a member of the UNF men’s soccer team,...

Naked student taken to hospital under Baker Act

January 11, 2014

Student found naked and institutionalized (Osprey Fountains) - Jan. 8 On Wednesday, a black female walked fully nude down the hallways of the Fountains South Tower as she screamed and talked to herself...

Police beat Jan. 10

January 10, 2014

Bike presumed stolen (Osprey Crossings) - Jan. 8 A student’s bicycle was presumed stolen after it disappeared from a Crossings bike rack. The student, who lives at the Crossings, said she keeps her...

Police Beat Jan. 6

January 8, 2014

Jan. 2 – Underage drinking (Osprey Village) A disturbance report resulted in the discovery of underage drinking. At around 10 p.m., three officers reported to an Osprey Village room, where they...

Chartwells employee booted & belligerent

November 26, 2013

A Chartwells employee became agitated while a boot was removed from his vehicle. According to a report from the University Police Department, the employee’s vehicle had been booted because it had several...

Police Beat Nov. 19

November 19, 2013

Nov. 16 – Marijuana (Osprey Crossings) An RLC reported the smell of marijuana to police, and when an officer showed up on scene, the student gave him permission to enter the room. The student handed...

Police Beat Nov. 18

November 18, 2013

Nov. 6 – Stolen Parking Decal (Lot 18) A student’s parking decal was stolen from his motorcycle. The $150 decal disappeared while the motorcycle was parked in Lot 18. There were no known witnesses...

Police Beat Nov. 11

November 11, 2013

. Nov. 2 – Vehicle Fire (1295 Exit) UPD officers assisted Jacksonville Fire & Rescue Department (JFRD) with a vehicle fire that occurred on the north bound exit ramp of I-295. UPD did not know...

Employee bribes man to get back found wallet

November 7, 2013

A UNF employee resorted to bribery, after he found the wallet, and gave it to the wrong man. The employee found a wallet on an Osprey shuttle early on Oct. 28. Based on the ID, it belonged to a black...

Drunk student gets lost and hostile

November 3, 2013

Oct. 30 – Underage Drinking (Osprey Cove) A student became intoxicated and disoriented after she returned from an off campus party. She and her boyfriend, who is not a student, went to a house party...

Police Beat Nov. 1

November 1, 2013

Sep. 30 – Fender Bender (Lot 5) A student accidentally backed his truck into a vehicle when he attempted to park. When backing into a parking space to the left of the vehicle, he struck the vehicle...

Police Beat Oct. 25

October 25, 2013

Oct. 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...

Student paid to harass associate professor

October 24, 2013

A UPD investigation revealed a student was being paid to send harassing emails to a UNF associate professor. This incident was first reported in part, in an Oct. 3 Police Beat. On Sept. 19, a suspicious...

Police Beat Oct. 21

October 21, 2013

Oct. 15 – Parking pass theft (Garage 38) A student reported her parking decal stolen. The student routinely parks in Garage 38, and had last observed her decal on Oct. 10. No traces or evidence of the...

Police Beat Oct. 11

October 11, 2013

Oct. 9 –Stolen Bicycle (Bldg 43) A student found his bicycle lock cut, and his bicycle stolen. The twenty-five year old locked his 18 Speed mountain bike to a handicapped pole outside of the University...

Police Beat Oct. 8

October 8, 2013

Oct. 9 – Stalking (The Crossings) A student called UPD after she received a package of beauty products. The student reported a former acquaintance was stalking her. The suspect and the victim...

Police Beat Oct. 7

October 7, 2013

Sept. 20 –Suspicious Email (Bldg 51)  A suspicious email was sent to a psychology professor and the investigation was assigned to the UPD Detective Division. Investigation is ongoing. Oct....

Possible theft recorded on tape

October 3, 2013

A handicapped student living in Osprey Landing called UPD because he believed that a woman he worked with had been stealing cash from him. According to UPD's report, $65 went missing from his wallet...

Student arrested for growing marijuana

October 3, 2013

On Oct. 2, student Richard Luke Miele was arrested and charged with a second degree felony for cultivating marijuana within 1,000 ft of a university. An officer dispatched to a drug investigation in Osprey...

Police Beat Oct. 2

October 2, 2013

Sept. 30 – Marijuana (Osprey Hall) An RA saw a marijuana pipe on a student’s night stand and smelled a marijuana odor in the air. She reported it to UPD, and an officer investigated. The officer found...

Police Beat Oct. 1

October 2, 2013

Sept. 26 – Check Fraud (Bldg 12) A student may possibly be a victim of a  fraudulent check.  The student was waiting near the shuttle bus stop adjacent to the library when an unknown female approached...

Police Beat Sept. 30

September 30, 2013

Sept. 19 -27 – Burglary (Bldg 57 or Lot 2) A professor’s parking pass was stolen from her car. The professor said she had her pass hanging from her rearview mirror, and noticed that it was missing ...

Police Beats Sept. 26

September 26, 2013

Sept. 24 – Sick person/Jogging without permission (Bldg 46) A student entered the Hodges Stadium Track without permission, and ran several laps before his legs became nonfunctional. At that point...

Police Beat Sept. 24

September 25, 2013

Sept. 20 – Suspicious Phone Call (n/a) A student received a suspicious cell phone call from an unknown female, who identified herself as someone from the University. The caller wanted the student...

Dating violence falsely reported as burglary

September 24, 2013

The complainant from a Sept. 14 crime alert told UPD she falsely reported a robbery and was instead in the middle of a physical altercation with her boyfriend. After the early morning report of robbery,...

Police Beat Sept. 24

September 24, 2013

Sept. 21 – Burglary (Lot 55) Three vehicles were burglarized in Lot 55 between Sept. 19 and Sept. 21. None of the vehicles were forcibly entered, and fingerprints were not taken due to time lapse,...

Police Beat Sept. 19

September 19, 2013

Sept. 9 - Sick Person (Bldg 45) At 2:40 p.m., a UPD officer responded to reports of a student having a seizure. The student was attended other students, but was unable to speak. Engine 150 and Rescue...

Police Beat Sept. 16

September 16, 2013

Sept .14 – Marijuana Possession  (Lot 16) At 1:40 a.m., a UPD Officer pulled over a student, whose car had a non-functioning tag light. The officer asked the student if he had any items of illegal...

Police Beat Sept. 13

September 13, 2013

Compiled by Joseph S. R. Cook, contributing reporter Sept. 8 - Grand Theft (UNF Intramural Field) - A student's iPad was stolen out of his unattended backpack. The theft occurred while the student was...

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