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Police Beat: Feb. 19 to Feb. 25: A non-student received an accidental gunshot wound to the hand in Mountain View Hall

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Police Beat

Feb. 19

At 4 p.m., three students at Hilltop Townhomes reported that their roommate had made threatening statements and had drug paraphernalia. NAUPD responded, and one student was cited and released for possessing the reported paraphernalia.

At 8:35 p.m., a staff member reported a non-student was refusing to leave the area of the Wettaw building. NAUPD responded, and the non-student was cited and released for trespassing.

Feb. 20

At 1:04 a.m., FPD reported that a non-student went to FMC with a gunshot wound to the hand that had occurred at Mountain View Hall. The injury was reportedly from an accidental discharge. The pistol was seized as evidence, and the incident is under investigation. One student was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

At 8:51 a.m., NAUPD received a report of a fire alarm in the Applied Research and Development building. FFD and NAUPD responded but found that the alarm had been set off when a staff member slipped and fell on it.

At 10:21 a.m., the FBI requested assistance in locating a student off campus. Assistance was provided, but the student was not found. It is not known why the FBI was searching for an NAU student.

Feb. 21

At 1:15 a.m., an alarm in Mountain View Hall went off. When FFD and NAUPD arrived at the scene, they found that the alarm had been caused by a broken pipe. Multiple rooms were damaged from the ensuing flood.

At 2:08 a.m., a parent requested a welfare check on a student at Hilltop Townhomes. NAUPD responded and found the student in good health, and charged a non-student with criminal damage in relation to domestic violence.

At 10:33 p.m., a student reported the theft of clothing items from their room at The Suites. One NAUPD officer responded, but the student seemed to have found the missing items in the interim.

Feb. 22

At 10:01 a.m., one NAUPD officer stopped a driver in parking lot 47 and issued a citation for speeding, displaying suspended license plates and not having insurance.

At 2:20 p.m., an employee from the Babbitt Academic Annex reported the theft of a dryer from the basement. NAUPD officers responded and took a report. The investigation is ongoing.

At 10:43 p.m., a staff member at Sechrist Hall reported a student trespassing. NAUPD responded and booked one student into Coconino County Detention Facility for first-degree trespassing.

Feb. 23

At 1:41 a.m., NAUPD reported assisting the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, FPD, FFD and Guardian Medical Transport with the dispersal of a crowd off campus at the intersection of Aspen Avenue and Leroux Street.

At 9:36 a.m., a staff member called to report a vehicle parked in a handicap spot at the Drury Inn without a placard. A citation was issued, and staff were advised that they could have the vehicle towed if needed.

At 11:29 a.m., FPD transferred a cat that was found on campus to NAUPD. NAUPD then transported the cat to the animal shelter.

At 12:13 p.m., a Mountain Line Bus reported that a vehicle was stuck along Knoles Drive. An NAUPD officer assisted two drivers out of the snow and notified facility services that the roads needed snow treatment.

Feb. 24

At 3 p.m., NAUPD reported smelling marijuana in the Mountain View Parking Garage but could not sniff out the source.

At 5:38 p.m., a student told an NAUPD officer that another student had marijuana in Raymond Hall. NAUPD responded, and one student was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

At 8 p.m., an RA at McConnell Hall reported a person yelling in the hallway. NAUPD responded, and two students were deferred for disorderly conduct.

Feb. 25

At 12:45 a.m., staff at Allen Hall reported one resident harassing another resident. NAUPD responded, and one student was booked into CCDF for a minor in consumption of alcohol.

At 9:15 a.m., a professor called to report two non-students trying to steal a bike. Two NAUPD officers responded, and one non-student was booked into CCDF for attempted theft and criminal conspiracy.