In the past, “Silent Witness” reports have provided leads on cases under investigation. Thanks to those community members concerned with keeping FMU safe and secure. Please be our eyes and ears out there…help us to help you.
For the period 3-6-14 through 4-4-14 the following incidents were reported to and/or investigated by Campus Police:
Traffic – A Campus Police Officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on East Palmetto Street. The driver’s license was suspended. One non-student jailed for driving under suspension.
Altercation – Campus Police responded to an altercation in Dalton Apartments. A resident student and a non-student were arguing over the recently ended relationship. One non-student issued a trespass notice from campus.
Altercation – Campus Police responded to Palmetto Hall in regards to a fight between a resident student and her non-student boyfriend. The non-student was on the University’s trespass list and seen on security cameras leaving the room. The non-student was arrested several days later on a trespassing arrest warrant.
Vehicle Theft – A resident student reported his vehicle stolen from Parking Lot “G”. This case is still active and assigned to a Campus Police investigator for follow-up.
Trespassing – While on routine patrol, a Campus Police officer noticed a vehicle parked on the grass near gate #4. This gate is closed during late night hours so the officer checked on the student who was sitting in the driver’s seat. The student was in the car belonging to a non-student on the University’s trespass list. The non-student was located on campus near the UC and arrested for trespassing. The student was referred to Student Affairs for follow-up.
Larceny – A Watson Hall resident student reported several items missing from her belongings. This case was assigned to an investigator for follow-up.
Trespass – While eating dinner in the Ervin Dining Hall, two Campus Police officers noticed an individual who they did not recognize as a student. This non-student was identified and found to be on the University’s trespass list. The non-student had a resident student’s keys in his possession. One non-student arrested and three students referred to Student Affairs.
Car Repo – A resident student reported her car was missing. A check with Florence County Dispatch revealed the car had been repossessed.
Theft from a car – A resident student reported someone had broken her car window while it was parked in Lot “G” and taken her purse. Campus Police investigators continue to investigate this case.
Misuse of a Campus Decal – While Campus Police were taking the initial report on the above case; an individual told campus police he had left his ID up in his room. He was told to go and get it but never came back. After finishing the report on the above case, the Campus Police officers went to the room and talked to the female student who lives in the room. The male from earlier was there and admitted to not being a student. The non-student was told to depart campus for the day and the resident student was referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations.
Medical Assist – Campus Police responded to Founders Hall for a medical assist regarding a student.
Vandalism – A resident student reported her car was vandalized while it was parked overnight near the Village Apartments.
Damage to a Vehicle – A Marion State Hall student reported the lock to her car door was damaged. A report was completed for insurance purposes.
Drugs/Alcohol – Campus Police officers stopped two non-students for a traffic violation on Francis Marion Road. The two non-students had alcohol and drugs in their possession. The two non-students were arrested and charged with several alcohol and drug violations.
Unauthorized Entry – A Village Apartments student reported two persons entered her apartment, talked amongst themselves, opened the refrigerator and left.
Trespass – Dining Hall staff contacted Campus Police in regards to a non-student trying to pass himself off as a student so he could obtain a meal card. The non-student was issued a trespass notice and the resident student who he had been staying with was referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations.
Student Health – A Faculty member contacted Campus Police regarding her concerns for one of her students. Campus Police and University officials talked with the student and determined everything was okay, the student was just a little stressed with school and his personal life.
Medical Assist – Campus Police responded to the Smith University Center for a medical assist on a University staff member.
Harassing Phone Calls – A student called Campus Police in regards to several harassing phone calls he had recently received at the Baptist Campus Ministry building. Campus Police responded and per the student’s request, checked the building for anything unusual nothing was found.
Larceny – A Marion State Hall student reported her TV was missing from her room. After a lengthy investigation two non-students were charged with burglary and larceny and one resident student was referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations. Campus Police investigators were able to locate the victim’s TV at a local pawnshop and return it to the student.
Collision – Two non-students were involved in a minor vehicle collision in Lot G. There were no injuries. A report was completed for insurance purposes.
Housing Violations – Two RAs reported there was trash left in front of a Snow Isle Hall room. Several students can be seen clearly on video dropping trash in front of the room and smearing food on a door. Several students referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations.
Disrupting Class – Campus Police officers responded to the Hyman Fine Arts Center for reports of a non-student disrupting a class. Campus Police officers located the non-student who claimed to have several behavioral health issues. Campus Police escorted the individual off campus and instructed him not to come back.
Drugs – While conducting fire extinguisher inspections, Campus Police officers noticed marijuana aroma in a Moultrie Apartment. A small amount of marijuana was found in the apartment. The residents were referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations.
Trespassing – Campus Police responded to a complaint of a student who was recently barred from being in campus housing, who had been staying with a friend in the Village Apartments. An Ervin Apartment student referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations and the other student arrested for trespassing after notice.
Harassing Phone Calls – A commuter student reported to Campus Police that her ex-boyfriend was harassing her via calls and texts. Campus Police contacted the ex-boyfriend and instructed him to stop calling and texting his ex.
Drugs & Housing Violations – While conducting a routine walk through of Belle Isle Hall, Campus Police noticed the smell of marijuana. After talking to a resident student it was determined, a commuter student had been staying with him for an extended period. Both students were referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations. The commuter student was told he could not be in campus housing.
Housing Violation – Campus Police responded to a King Hall apartment to assistance Housing personnel with a policy violation. A King Hall student had two non-students staying with her. The student was referred to Housing for a policy violation and the non-students told they needed to depart campus the following day and not come back to stay overnight unless their student friend had the proper approval from Housing.
Trespassing – While responding to a noise complaint in the Village Apartments, the same Campus Police officer who told the commuter student he could not be back in housing in the Drugs & Housing Violations case on 3-27-14 noticed that same student in the Village Apartment which was the source of the noise complaint. Several students referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations and one commuter student arrested for trespassing after notice.
Drugs – Campus Police officers responded to a Kidwell apartment regarding someone smoking marijuana. A resident student arrested for marijuana possession.
Disorderly Conduct – While on routine patrol Campus Police noticed several non-students causing a disturbance at a local gas station. One non-student arrested for public disorderly conduct.
Drugs – Campus Police responded to a Henderson Apartment for reported marijuana smoking. One student arrested and several students referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations.
Vehicle Damage – A University staff member reported to Campus Police that her car’s parking brake failed and her car rolled into a university traffic sign. There was no damage to the sign but there was damage to the staff member’s car. A report was completed for insurance purposes.
Missing Phone – A student reported to Campus Police that her phone was missing. The student later located her phone.
Fraudulent Decal – While researching a campus ticket for a traffic appeal, inconsistencies were noticed in an overnight guest visitation form. After looking into it further, it was determined a resident student altered the form. One resident student referred to Student Affairs for policy violations.
Drugs – While conducting fire extinguisher inspections, Campus Police officers detected marijuana smoke in a Moultrie Apartment. One student arrested. Several students referred to Student Affairs and Housing for policy violations.
Alcohol – Campus Police responded to Lowrimore Auditorium for a student who reportedly brought alcohol into a student movie night. The student was contacted and told a report would be done and he would be referred to Student Affairs for a university policy violation.
Larceny – An Anderson Apartment student reported to Campus Police she had clothes stolen from her room. Campus Police investigators were assigned to this case for follow-up.
FOUND PROPERTY: FMUPD currently has numerous items that were left unattended or found on campus. If you are missing an item of property and can provide identifying information for your missing property, contact Lt. Ken Pittman at 843-661-1117.