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September 02, 2014

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Friday, 08/29/14 and Tuesday, 09/02/14.

****Administrative Message****
The UT Police Department is happy to announce the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) September and October classes are posted on the UTPD website (www.utexas.edu/police). The RAD program is a 12-hour course of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women that cover assault prevention and risk reduction while progressing on to basic hands-on defense training. Log-on, sign-up and learn how to better prepare and protect yourself.

BLANTON DORMITORY, 2500 University

Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Police officers responded to a 4th floor dormitory room to investigate a report of the odor of burning marijuana. The investigation led to the discovery of a glass jar containing .159 ounces of marijuana and a black vaporizer with marijuana residue. Occurred on 08/28/14 at 5:44 PM.

BRAZOS PARKING GARAGE, 200 East Martin Luther King

Criminal Trespass Warning: A non-UT subject was reported as sleeping on the 6th level of the parking garage. The subject was awakened with a written criminal trespass warning and escorted from the area. Occurred on 08/31/14 at 4:03 AM.

DARRELL K ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM, 2200 Robert Dedman

Minor in Possession of Alcohol / Possession of a Fictitious Driver’s License: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was observed drinking a beer near gate 28. The student was also found to be in possession of a fictitious out-of-state driver’s license. Occurred on 08/30/14 at 8:11 PM.

DARRELL K ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM, 2200 Robert Dedman

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject’s body was reported as exhibiting an extreme protest to the amount of alcohol the subject had consumed throughout the day. The subject had to be escorted form the men’s restroom he was found in to Gate 7 as he was unable to walk on his own. While the subject professed to having consumed only four drinks during the day, he was found to be intoxicated to the point he was a danger to himself. Occurred on 08/30/14 at 8:01 PM.

DARRELL K ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM, 2200 Robert Dedman

Public Intoxication: A UT student was stopped after exhibiting an inability to walk in without stumbling. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. Occurred on 08/30/14 at 8:29 PM.

GREGORY GYMNASIUM, 2101 Speedway

Theft / Credit Card Abuse: A pair of tennis shoes, a gas card and a credit card were stolen from a backpack left inside an unsecured locked located inside a 2nd floor men’s locker room. Prior to the cards being cancelled, an unauthorized charge was made on one of the credit cards at a near-by store. Loss value: $70.00. Occurred on 08/29/14 between 4:00 PM and 5:01 PM.

JESTER EAST, 201 East 21st Street

Public Intoxication / Criminal Trespass Warning: A non-UT subject was reported as asking students for their names and phone numbers while at the front reception desk. The subject’s demeanor was described as “strange.” One of the students the subject had spoken with told the officer that the subject had claimed to be under the influence of hallucinogens. The subject did exhibit signs of being under the influence of a controlled substance to the point he was a danger to himself and others. Occurred on 08/31/14 at 9:26 PM.

JESTER WEST, 201 East 21st Street

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student reported his roommate, who was under the age of 21, as having a medical emergency due to the over-consumption of alcoholic beverages. Responding officers found the student in his 12th floor dormitory room. The student had evidence of having had an extreme involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of alcoholic beverages all around his bed. The student was not able to stand on his own. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point EMS needed to transport him to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. Under the amnesty state law and amnesty UT Policy, the student was not charged with Public Intoxication or Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. Occurred 09/01/14 at 3:06 AM.

JESTER WEST, 201 East 21st Street

Public Intoxication / Criminal Trespass Warning: A non-UT subject was reported as being intoxicated and following groups of students. Some even reported the subject as chasing students. The subject was found wandering; or should I say staggering, aimlessly on the west side of the dormitory. The subject had no reason for being on campus. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical danger to himself and a fright to several others. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the subject was also issued a written criminal trespass warning. Occurred on 08/30/14 at 8:06 PM.

NORTH END ZONE, 405 East 23rd Street

Minor in Possession of Alcohol / Possession of Fictitious Driver’ License: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was observed entering the stadium with a pronounced “wet spot” on the back right pocket of his britches. The investigation revealed the “wet spot” was attributed to a leaking flask of alcohol. The student was subsequently found to be in possession of a fictitious out-of-state driver’s license. Occurred on 08/30/14 at 7:03 PM.

NORTH END ZONE, 405 East 23rd Street

Minor in Possession of Alcohol: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped after entering the stadium. The student was found to be in possession of a plastic bottle containing an alcoholic beverage. The student was cited and escorted from the stadium. Occurred on 08/30/14 at 7:00 PM.

PHARMACY BUILDING, 2409 University

Public Intoxication: A UT student was reported as “sleeping” on the west side of the building. Responding officers found the subject passed out on a 10’ tall exterior wall. The officers were not able to wake the subject so Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services Technicians (EMT) were summoned to the scene. The EMTs were able to somewhat awaken the student to the point he could state he believed the year was 2011 and that he had consumed alcohol and “1 line of cocaine.” The student was found to be under the influence of alcohol and possibly other substances to the point he needed to be transported to a local hospital for treatment. Occurred on 08/30/14 at 2:55 AM.

SAN ANTONIO PARKING GARAGE, 2420 San Antonio

Criminal Trespass Warning (3 counts) / Criminal Trespass: Three non-UT subjects were reported as sleeping under the exterior stairwell located on the southeast side of the parking garage. Responding officers woke the three subjects up with written criminal trespass warning citations. After receiving the written warning, one of the three subjects refused to leave and began to antagonize the other two subjects – not to mention the responding officers. The obstinate subject was again directed to leave. When he refused to do so, he was removed from the area and transported to a place where he was not free to leave. Occurred on 09/02/14 at 6:51 AM.

SARAH M. & CHARLES E. SEAY PSYCHOLOGY BUILDING, 108 East Dean Keeton

Assault: A UT Staff Member reported being approached from behind by a subject riding a bicycle while she stood on the east side of the building. The Staff Member stated the subject struck her in the upper right shoulder when he rode by her. While taking the report, a UT Student reported being struck several times in the right shoulder by a passing bicyclist while she stood at the intersection of 24th Street and Guadalupe Street. The description of the suspect in each case was similar. The suspect was described as a white male in his 30’s or 40’s and was approximately 6’ tall and between 200 and 240 pounds. The suspect had red or light brown hair with visible facial stubble. The suspect was wearing a tan short sleeve shirt and tan or faded green cargo shorts. Reported on 08/29/14 at 12:56 PM.

SOUTH MALL, 200 West 21st Street

Criminal Trespass Warning: A shirtless and shoeless non-UT subject was reported as swimming in the Littlefield Fountain and picking flowers in the flower beds around the South Mall. When located, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning and escorted from the campus. Occurred on 08/31/14 at 12:56 PM.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ADMINISTARTION BUILDING, 1616 Guadalupe

Harassment: A UT staff member reported receiving an unwanted telephone call from a subject who began yell obscenities prior to making a vague threat and disconnecting the telephone call. Occurred on 08/29/14 at 3:51 PM.
Crime Prevention Tip:
In this case, the staff member was able to trap the telephone number of the caller by using the *57 feature found on campus telephone. This feature allows you to capture or trap the telephone number of a caller. To do this, after the unwanted, harassing and or threatening call is ended, hang the receiver up. After hanging up, pick the receiver back up and dial *57. You will then hear a recorded number letting you know if the caller’s number was captured or not. Once you have captured the number of the phone that made the call, contact the UT Police Department to make a report.

2100 Guadalupe

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found “passed out” on a retaining wall located beside the roadway. When awakened, the subject admitted to having consumed “more alcohol than normal” because his birthday the previous week. The subject’s birthday party must have been outrageous as he was found to still be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. Occurred on 08/31/14 at 3:36 AM.

2500 Guadalupe

Leaving the Scene Collision: The driver of a red Honda 2-door reported being struck by a blue sport utility vehicle as the two vehicles passed each other while driving in opposite directions. The collision caused the front bumper of the Honda to dislodge from the car. The driver of the blue sport utility left the scene without exchanging driver information. Repair cost: $500.00. Occurred on 08/29/14 at 4:00 PM.

2400 Red River

Theft / Credit Card Abuse: A maroon colored Toyota Tundra pick-up truck was stolen while it was parked on the west side of the Frank Denius Practice Facility. The owner’s wallet was inside the pick-up truck when the truck was stolen. Prior to the cancellation of the credit cards that were inside the wallet, several unauthorized charges were made at stores located in a near-by city. Loss value: $18,020.00. Occurred 08/29/14 between 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

2000 San Jacinto

Theft: A UT Staff member left her keys in her parked grey Mitsubishi Galant 4-door. The staff member stated she had also left the windows to her vehicle cracked. When the staff member returned to her vehicle later in the day she discovered it had been stolen. The investigation showed an outside law enforcement agency had stopped the vehicle for an equipment violation and identified the driver. The outside agency officer released the vehicle and driver after the traffic stop as the officer did not know at that time the vehicle had been stolen. Further investigative work led to the recovery of the stolen vehicle. Recovery value: $2500.00. Occurred on 08/29/14 between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 87 Alarm Reports, 8 “Police Help Call Box Activations, 1 Fire Alarm Activation, 29 Suspicious Activity Reports, 3 Stuck Elevator Reports, 33 Traffic Violations, 3 Collisions, 5 Medical Emergency Reports, 5 Welfare Concern Reports, 1 non-Criminal Fire, 5 Unsecured Door Reports, 2 Found Property Reports, 1 Accidental Damage Report, 1 Malfunctioning Light Report, 1 Gas Leak Report and 28 Public Assist Reports between 08/29/14 and 09/02/14.


ADMINISTRATIVE MESSAGES

Report bias incidents that you experience or witness to CCRT (Campus Climate Response Team) online at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/ccrt
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Online property registration
Items with a serial number such as laptops, MP3 players, cell phones, electronics, and bikes are eligible. Registering your property is very helpful in theft investigations and in returning lost property to its rightful owner. Without identifying information, recovering stolen property is virtually impossible. Logon to https://www.utexas.edu/police/property/ to register your property today.

SURE Walk is a student-run volunteer group that provides walks to and from campus to UT students, faculty, and staff, with the help of student volunteers. Volunteers are gathered from trusted organizations from around campus, such as Orange Jackets and APO, and include both males and females.
An agency of Student Government, SURE Walk is in service Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. To order a walk, call (512) 232-9255 or email orderasurewalk@gmail.com, and two volunteers, one male and one female, will meet you at your current location and walk you to your destination, whether it be on campus or in the greater campus neighborhoods. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your organization is interested in volunteering, please e-mail: texassurewalk@gmail.com.

Lost and Found Property
Did you lose something on campus? Please report your missing property to UTPD Lost and Found at http://www.utexas.edu/police/lostandfound. Or call 512-232-9619 and describe your item to us. If we have your item, we’ll contact you as quickly as possible to arrange its return to you. UTPD handles over 5000 lost and found items each year from campus departments, although we cannot accept clothing, food or drink containers, toiletries, broken or soiled property.
Campus departments are encouraged to call 471-4441 to have UTPD pick up lost and found items that are unclaimed after one week.

Emergency Text Message Service
The University of Texas at Austin and its police department are responsible for notifying faculty, staff, and students of emergency situations (e.g., inclement weather, building evacuations, campus closures, etc.). The University employs a wide variety of tools to make sure everyone on campus is informed during an emergency event—including text messaging. In order to accomplish emergency text messaging more effectively, the University is collecting cell phone numbers from members of our campus community. Effective August 26, 2009, this database of cell phone numbers will be used for emergency text messages.
Please complete the form at http://www.utexas.edu/cellphonealert so you will become an integral part of this important emergency notification system and help the university to achieve the highest standards of campus and community safety.
Campus Safety and Security at (512) 471-5767

The RAD program is a 12-hour course of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women that cover assault prevention and risk reduction while progressing on to basic hands-on defense training.
http://www.utexas.edu/police/rad/

Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)
The Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) is a partnership among the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD). BCAL provides a central resource for UT faculty, students, and staff who may have concerns about the behavior or well-being of another member of the campus community. By calling BCAL at 512-232-5050, callers may talk with trained staff members who will assist the caller in exploring available options and strategies as well as referrals to appropriate campus support networks. For more information on BCAL, visit the BCAL Web site at www.utexas.edu/safety/bcal or call 512-232-5050.

If you are a faculty or staff member who has been affected by a crime, the UT Employee Assistance Program (471-3366) is available for counseling and referrals to other appropriate services. http://www.utexas.edu/hr/eap/



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