FAU Police Blotter (Oct. 27- Nov. 6)

Monica Ruiz

All information is taken directly from the police reports provided by FAUPD. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Won’t take no for an answer

Oct. 27, 2011 – 2:26 p.m.

Location: Student Heath Services

An alarm was set off at Student Heath Services when a man in his mid 40s went to the center — he was told not to come back the day before.

When police found the suspect, he told them he had a heart condition and was there to see his doctor. Police told the man that since he’s not registered for any classes, he can’t use the clinic.

He was banned from all FAU campuses, and would be arrested if he returned.

Lesson learned: If you’re kicked out of any building on campus and told not to come back, it’s probably best not to.

The Hangover

Oct. 30, 2011 – 4:06 p.m.

Location: Innovation Village Apartments

A resident student reported his vehicle missing on Oct. 29, then called police when he found it in lot 31, near the Small Business Development Center.

The student was drunk the night before and didn’t remember his friend driving him back to IVA. He wasn’t sure if his friends played a prank on him by moving his car, so he couldn’t find it.

The car had no damages, and nothing was missing from it.

Lesson learned: If a night of partying leaves you with questions, it’s probably best to first ask the people who were there with you. Together, you can piece together last night without getting the police involved.

Determined to be an Owl

Oct. 31, 2011 – 1:56p.m.

Location: Culture and Society Building

FAU police was called to the Culture and Society Building for harassing phone calls.

On Oct. 6 a woman was escorted out of the Registrar’s Officer after she screamed she was “coming back to campus and killing all the Cubans.”

Two weeks later, the Culture and Society building received a call from the same woman, asking for information on how to become a student. She wanted to get her bachelor’s degree so she could write a book.

On Oct. 28, the Culture and Society Building received a voicemail from the woman, which, according to police, was several minutes long, stating she would continue coming to campus until she could register for classes.

Police tried to call her, but she didn’t respond. They mailed her a trespass warning, banning her from all FAU campuses.

Lesson learned: If you are kicked off campus for making threats, then it’s probably best not to come back and continue harassing other departments. Maybe if this woman handled things differently, she would be allowed on campus as a student.

Confessions of an alcoholic

Nov. 5, 2011 – 2:41 a.m.

Location: Stadium

Police found a drunk resident student lying under a backhoe, missing a sock and a shoe — the one shoe he did have was on the wrong foot.

The officer nudged the 19-year-old student several times on the leg until he woke up. Because he was so drunk that he couldn’t stand up on his own, the Boca Raton Fire Department was called.

While the BRFD was on their way, the officer questioned the student, who eventually admitted to “drinking shots and beer,” but not taking any drugs.

The student was transported to Boca Raton Medical Center and was given a student referral for drinking underage.

It also turns out he had a DUI last year at UCF.

Lesson learned: This student is very lucky that police found him before someone else did. He could have gotten robbed or seriously injured. This 19-year-old seems to drink to the point where he can no longer function. Maybe it’s time for an intervention.

Writings on the floor

Nov. 5, 2011 – 6:20 a.m.

Location: Science and Engineering Building

A student wrote “Here Be Dragons,” and “Treasure Danger,” on the floor near a computer lab in the Science and Engineering Building.

The writings were done with a black erasable marker.

Police used security camera footage to identify two male students: one white, and one of Indian descent. Police got the Indian student’s name because he used his OWL card to get into the lab.

The white student wasn’t identified.

The Indian student wasn’t arrested, but was referred to the Dean of Students, who decides punishment for student code of conduct violations.

Lesson learned: The entire campus is rigged up with security cameras and different security measures. Using his OWL card to get in the lab area, allowed police to identify the name of the perp. This person probably didn’t think he would get caught, but instead has to face consequences for this petty action.

Head strong

Nov. 6, 2011 – 3:14 a.m.

Location: Student Apartments

An argument between two residents quickly became physical after one roommate allegedly punched the other’s head.

According to police, roommate A was yelling: “I’m True, Real, I will pop you…Try me, try me!”

Then roommate A came towards roommate B and began hitting her on the top of her head. Roommate B said she didn’t fight back, and other bystanders had to separate the two.

Roommate A was arrested, given a court appearance date for simple battery, then released.

Lesson learned: Roommate B did the right thing by not fighting back. If an argument starts to get out of hand, it’s best to just walk away. If tension starts to rise between you and a roommate, talk to an RA and they can help.