Best of The Police Beat

Aug. 25

At 11:50 p.m., NAUPD initiated a traffic stop at the intersection of Lone Tree Road and O’Leary Street. The passenger, a student, was booked into Coconino County Detention Facility for two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of disorderly conduct, threats and criminal damage. Citations were also issued to the driver for driving in a bike lane and operating a motorcycle without a license.

Sept. 10

At 11:11 a.m., an RA in Sechrist Hall called to report strobe lights flashing throughout the building with no audible alarm. The area was searched and NAUPD determined that the lights were caused by burnt food. Fire Life Safety was notified.

Sept. 12

At 11:43 a.m., a student in Reilly Hall called to report the theft of their ATV from the dorm parking lot. An NAUPD officer responded and took a report. It was determined the theft occurred sometime in the previous 24 hours. The case was closed as all leads were exhausted.

Sept. 23

At 1:50 a.m., NAUPD discovered two subjects lying under a van in parking lot 8. NAUPD responded, and one non-student, who was a minor, was referred to juvenile courts for possessions of alcohol, marijuana and fireworks. The juvenile also had a firearm while under 21 years old and possession of a deadly weapon while committing a felony. A second non-student was referred to juvenile courts for underage drinking and use of marijuana.

At 8:44 p.m., an on-call general maintenance manager reported a strange odor in a stairwell of Reilly Hall. A fire alarm pull station was activated as a precaution, and the building was evacuated. FFD, Guardian Medical Transport and NAUPD responded. No gases or substances were found by the fire department, and one student was treated at the scene for coughing but refused medical transport.

Sept. 28

At 9:09 p.m., an NAUPD officer responded to Tinsley Hall to check on students who possibly had drug-related posts on social media, but no one was home. Twenty minutes later, the officer checked again and made contact with the students. No drugs were found.

Oct. 4

At 12:09 p.m., Reilly Hall staff called to report the odor of marijuana. NAUPD responded and deferred one student for use and possession of marijuana. NAUPD deferred the other students for use of marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and a minor in possession of alcohol.

Oct. 13

At 7:17 p.m., a staff member at the University Union called to report an intoxicated non-student on campus. NAUPD responded and arrested the non-student for aggravated assault, disturbing the peace, littering and disrupting an educational institution. The non-student was booked into Coconino County Detention Center. The assault and disturbing- the-peace charges occurred off campus at FMC.

Oct. 14

At 12:02 a.m., a staff member in McConnell Hall called to report a student with alcohol and marijuana in their dorm room. NAUPD responded, and the student was cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia, a minor in consumption (MIC), possession of spirituous liquor and fireworks. The student also faced three NAU policy violations for possession of a large knife, BB gun and the fireworks.

Oct. 17

At 8:08 a.m., a staff member called to report a subject throwing a deer’s head at the Gammage Building. One NAUPD officer responded but saw no criminal activity. It is unknown if this was a freshly severed head or if it was a mount. Facility Services was notified to clean the area.

Oct. 27

At 2:18 p.m., a student called to report a child being neglected at The Suites. NAUPD responded, and arrested one non-student, who was booked into Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Jail for child endangerment, child neglect and underage consumption of alcohol. Child Protective Services was notified, and two children were returned to their mother.

Nov. 1

At 2:05 a.m., a resident in Allen Hall reported an intoxicated student. An NAUPD officer responded and deferred the student in question for an MIC. While on this call, the officer spotted another intoxicated student in the hall. At 2:19 a.m., the officer cited and released another student for an MIC and possession of a fake ID.