. The University of Texas home page
UTPD logo

Campus Watch Archives

September 16, 2005

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River

Occurred on 9-14-05 at 9:25 PM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A non UT subject was discovered inside a private suite after Erwin staff members detected an odor of burning marijuana. The subject was discovered with several open bottles containing an alcoholic beverage and was found to be under the legal age of 21.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-15-05 at 4:30 PM.

Criminal Trespass/ Public Intoxication: A UT staff member reported observing a subject walk into the library then collapse onto the floor. Officers arriving to the scene found that the subject had a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person and was intoxicated to a point that he was a physical danger to himself. During the investigation officers discovered that the subject had received several prior criminal trespass warnings in various building around campus.

Speedway Parking Garage, 105 East 27th Street

Occurred on 9-14-05 between 7:40 AM and 4:35 PM.

Leaving the Scene Collision: The left front bumper of a gold colored 2002 Mazda was struck by an unknown vehicle. The Mazda was parking on the up ramp between levels 2 and 3. Estimated damage: $1,000.00.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Discovered on 9-15-05 at 8:34 PM

Graffiti: A UT staff member discovered graffiti written in black magic marker inside a 3rd floor men's restroom. Loss value: $50.00.

Woolridge Hall, 600 West 24th Street

Discovered on 9-15-05 at 1:17 PM.

Criminal Mischief: A UT staff member reported finding the wooden door pried off of an outside storage unit. No property was as reported stolen. Loss value: $50.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

In the above case the hinges to this storage unit had been installed improperly. Nails had been used in place of screws which over time begin to back out. This allows the nails to be easily removed and gaining access into your storage unit. Consider using security screws instead of standard screws or nails. Security screws require a special tool to install or remove them.

1900 University

Discovered on 9-16-05 at 12:30 AM

Graffiti: UT police officers discovered graffiti in several areas in the 1900 Block University. The graffiti words were written in both black spray paint and black magic marker. Loss value: Unknown at this time.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 8 alarms, 2 suspicious activity reports, 1 vehicle collision and 2 calls for service between 9-15-05 and 9-16-05.