. The University of Texas home page
UTPD logo

Campus Watch Archives

April 24, 2006

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 4-22-06 between 8:00 PM and 8:45PM.

Theft: A black Jansport backpack containing a Sony Ericsson cellular telephone and a black Polo wallet was stolen from an unsecured locker located inside the first floor locker room. Loss value: $30.00.

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Discovered on 4-23-06 at 11:50 PM.

Burglary of Coin Operated Machine: The plexi-glass front of a vending machine was discovered removed and several rows of merchandise missing. Loss value: $200.00.

Robert A. Welch Hall, 105 East 24th Street

Discovered on 4-23-06 at 10:25 AM.

Graffiti: Words written in blue and black ink were discovered inside a second floor men's rest room. Loss value: $100.00.

200 Block East Martin Luther King Blvd.

Occurred on 4-23-06 at 3:00 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated / Public intoxication / Failure to Identify: A blue 2004 Honda was observed blocking the right turn lane leading into the Brazos Parking garage and the passenger's door was open. Officers observed a UT student bent over having an extreme physical reaction to the over consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The driver, non-UT, stated that it was the passenger's 24th birthday and that she had over done it. Officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about the driver's person while talking to her. During the investigation officers determined that the driver was intoxicated and was taken into custody for Driving While Intoxicated. A non-UT, back seat passenger got out of the vehicle and began yelling profanities at the officers telling them that the driver was not drunk. Officers observed that the subject was slurring his words and was having challenges with his balance. Officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and determined that he was intoxicated and was a danger to himself or others. He was taken into custody for Public Intoxication. The subject refused to provide any information to the officers which resulted in additional charges.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Many of you might be asking yourselves, "What happened to the birthday girl?" She was allowed to get a ride home. Yes she had been drinking but was not posing a danger to herself or to others. It is not illegal to be drunk in a public place.

2500 Block Guadalupe

Occurred on 4-23-06 at 1:19 AM.

Three subjects were observed staggering towards a marked UTPD patrol vehicle. As the three subjects made their way towards the police vehicle a female subject, later identified as a UT student, told the others that she needed to perform a much needed bodily function. As she pulled her skirt down to perform this function, her two friends informed her that this was not a good idea since she was right in front of a police vehicle. After an explicit explanation about how the police arent going to do anything to her she continued with her mission. When her two friends saw the police standing there they seemed to remember that they were needed elsewhere and left their squatting friend. The UT student began having balance issues and felling causing her skirt and shoes to get wet. During the course of the investigation UT officers determined that the subject was intoxicated and posed a danger to herself.

Crime Prevention Tip:

"Friends till the end." Famous last words that many of us have heard from time to time. Many cases of intoxication, friends try to help and keep someone from getting hurt or in trouble with the law. In these same cases it is usually the intoxicated person that makes the words "Friends till the end" ring hollow because of their actions.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 27 alarm calls, 2 suspicious activity reports, 2 medical emergency calls, 1 reported collision, 15 unsecured door reports between 04-21-06 and 04-24-06.