All information is taken from the police reports provided by FAUPD.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
When: Sept. 9, 2012 — 2:12 a.m.
Where: Innovation Village Apartments (IVA), seventh floor
A student was arrested for setting off the fire alarm by discharging the fire extinguisher and causing resident students to evacuate the building.
The resident assistant (RA) told FAU police and the Boca Raton Fire Department that an unidentified male pulled the fire extinguisher in IVA.
Police used surveillance cameras to find four males entering the apartments and taking the elevator to the seventh floor, all just minutes before the alarm was set. One male hosed the hallway with the fire extinguisher, they all fled the scene after.
The student told police that he and his friends were going to a party on the seventh floor, but when they got there it was cancelled. As they were leaving, one of his friends set off the fire alarm. After interviewing others at the scene, police identified the student who pulled the extinguisher.
That student told police in his statement that, “He had a drink last night, and all he could remember is waking up, and someone informing him that he had hosed the hallway of Innovation Village North with a fire extinguisher.” According to the reports, he “further stated that he is deeply sorry for all of the trouble that he caused.”
He was arrested and charged with preventing or obstructing extinguishment of fire.
When: Sept. 12, 2012 — 3:17 p.m.
Where: FAU Lot 4, near the College of Biomedical Science Building
A student was hit in the knees by a gray BMW that was pulling into a parking spot in Lot 4.
According to reports, the victim informed the driver she was holding the space for her friends, however, the driver’s boyfriend started cursing and yelling at her to get out of the space. The driver continued to pull into the parking space anyway.
The student placed her hands on the driver’s BMW while she continued to drive into the student’s knees. There was fairly minimal damage because the victim moved out of the way once the car made contact on her body. The driver claimed that she did not hit the victim, however, the victim had dirt smudges and red marks across both knee caps and red marks just below the knee caps.
The student gave police the BMW’s Florida license plate tag.
When: Sept. 14, 2012 — 5:00 p.m.
Where: Student Union
A Boca Raton High School/FAU dual enrolled student reported her iPhone stolen and used the application “Track My Phone” to find it.
The student told police she was at Coyote Jack’s around 2:30 p.m. A half hour later her phone was missing.
When she used the “Track My Phone” app, she was able to see her iPhone headed northbound on the Tri-Rail.
Police used surveillance cameras to see a male at the register of Coyote Jack’s take the phone and put it in his pocket.
The student made contact with the person who had her phone. According to reports, the person who had her phone was a friend of the male at the register who took it.
According to reports, “She did not want police to stand by while she waited to receive the cell phone, and she did not want to file charges against this individual.”
Around 11:00 p.m., the student, her mom and the person who had her phone made a deal to meet at a barber shop in Delray Beach. The student and her mother decided it was unsafe and called Delray police. The male, who according to reports was sitting inside the shop when police picked up the phone.
Delray police was finally able to return the phone to its rightful owner.
When: Sept. 16, 2012 — 2:39 am.
Where: Heritage Park Towers (HPT) North
A resident assistant (RA) called police after an argument between a couple left them covered in blood in HPT.
Earlier that day, the couple went to the beach and on the way back they discussed their relationship, according to the report. The boyfriend thought she was breaking up with him and became very upset. The male became upset and repeatedly hit his head against the dashboard in the vehicle.
When they arrived at HPT, the argument continued.
According to the report, “He [said he] couldn’t live without [her], and then he decided to smash his head against the metal framed bed resulting in a small gash on his forehead, which produced a significant amount of bleeding. He also punched the bed frame numerous times, resulting in swollen knuckles on his right hand.”
The female told police she was afraid he was going to harm himself because he had made several suicidal statements in the past.
When police talked to him, he admitted saying he was going to kill himself several times during the argument as well as in the past.
He was transported to South County Mental Health and was Baker Acted, meaning he was in danger to himself.