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February 6, 2006

Blanton Dormitory, 2500 University

Reported on 2-05-06 at 10:00 PM.

Harassment: A UT student reported receiving unwanted telephone calls and emails from an ex-boyfriend since July 2005. She also reported seeing him several times on campus since they broke up. The ex-boyfriend is not a UT student.

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 2-04-06 at 2:24 AM.

Public Intoxication: UT staff members reported that a female UT student, under the legal age of 21, was passed out on a bench and had several bouts of involuntary physical reactions from the over consumption of alcohol. When police officers arrived they located the subject lying with her face in a trash bag. Austin EMS and the Austin Fire Department treated the subject and transported her to a local area hospital for alcohol poisoning.

Parking Lot 104, 1900 Block N IH 35

Discovered on 2-03-06 at 11:59 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The passenger side window of a Ford truck was discovered broken out. The dashboard had been pried but the stereo was not taken. Loss value: $150.00.

Parking Lot 104, 1900 Block N IH 35

Discovered on 2-04-06 at 11:35 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The driver's side window of a black Isuzu was discovered broken out. The stereo had not been removed. Loss value: $150.00.

100 Block West 15th Street

Occurred on 2-05-06 at 4:00 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated / Open Alcoholic Container: A non-UT subject was observed driving black Ford SUV and making several lane changes without using a turn signal. During the investigation officers detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver. After it was determined that the driver was intoxicated and posed a danger to himself and to other he was taken into custody for DWI. During a search an open bottle of Red Stripe beer was found inside the vehicle.

200 Block West 24th Street

Occurred on 1-27-06. Reported 2-03-06 at 8:10 PM.

Assault with Bodily Injury: A UT student reported that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend while driving him home. The assault caused a cut requiring medical attention.

200 Block West 21st Street

Occurred on 2-05-06 at 2:58 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Two UT students were observed staggering and swaying as they walked. When stopped the officer detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on both. It was discovered that both were under the legal age of 21 and had been at a party in West Campus. Both were issued a field release citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.

300 Block West Martin Luther King Blvd.

Occurred on 2-05-06 at 1:06 AM.

Public Intoxication: A UT student was observed staggering and having a hard time maintaining his balance. So much so that he began crawling. During the investigation officers determined that the subject was a danger to himself after falling into the roadway that he was taken into custody for public intoxication.

2100 Block Guadalupe

Occurred on 2-05-06 at 2:45 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Two non-UT subjects, under the legal age of 21, were observed swaying as they walked. Officers so realized that one of the subjects had removed her shoes so that she could walk. During the investigation officers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on both. Each was issued a field release citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.

2000 Block Speedway

Occurred on 2-04-06 at 3:40 AM.

Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor / Public Intoxication: Two UT students, under the legal age of 21, were observed staggering and carrying a third UT student who was later determined to be intoxicated to a point that he was a danger to himself and to others. During the investigation one of the students claimed that beer had been spilt on him and that he had not been drinking. Two of the subjects were issued citations for Consumption by a minor and the third was transported to jail for public intoxication.

Crime Prevention Tip:

With the Zero Tolerance laws all an officer has to do is detect the mere odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about the person. So the best "rule of thumb" if you're under the legal age of 21.

2300 Block Guadalupe

Occurred on 2-04-06 at 2:15 AM.

Possession of Marijuana: A non-UT subject was observed driving a grey 1993 Cadillac in the 2300 block of Guadalupe, without the aid of headlights. When the vehicle was stopped, officers detected a very strong odor of burnt marijuana inside the vehicle and on the driver. During the investigation a small clear plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance was located inside the console and a half burnt marijuana cigarette was found in the ashtray.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 25 alarm calls, 4 medical emergencies, 3 requests for service, 3 traffic collisions and 3 suspicious activity reports between 02-03-06 and 02-06-06.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

WOW. What a weekend; a weekend where alcohol was the main theme. We are getting a good cross section in today's issue of the Campus Watch as to the number of problems that alcohol can cause. Whether or not you wear a lamp shade on your head, alcohol can cause such problems as assaults, medical emergencies due to alcohol poisoning, and mostly, paying fines and court costs for a few hours of "fun". So, if you intend to be the one wearing that lamp shade or letting alcohol teach you how to dance do so in moderation.