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February 27, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Wednesday, 02/26/15 and Thursday 02/27/15.

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MAIN MALL, 100 Inner Campus Drive

Criminal Mischief: An unknown person used chalk to write words on the wall located on the southwest side of the main mall. Removal cost: $100.00. Discovered on 02/27/15 at 4:41 AM.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: While doing a routine patrol of the garage, an Officer observed a running vehicle with a subject sleeping inside. When woken up, the subject displayed erratic behavior and had bloodshot and glassy eyes. During the Officer’s investigation, a consent search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search, the Officer discovered a glass pipe that contained burnt marijuana residue in the middle console. Occurred on 02/27/15, at 3:28 AM.

JESTER ACADEMIC, 201 E 21st Street
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Officers responded to the 1st floor restroom in Jester Academics for a welfare concern. Upon arrival, Officers located a subject in the bathroom who was unable to keep the “nights entertainment” down. The subject stated that he had consumed almost an entire bottle of champagne, and 3 drinks mixed with vodka. EMS was contacted and after evaluation, the subject was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning.
Occurred on 02/27/15, at 2:18 AM.

JESTER DORMITORY, 201 E 21st Street

Possession of Marijuana less than two ounces, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Alcohol by a Minor: Officers responded to the report of the smell of marijuana coming from a 1st floor dormitory room. Upon their arrival, the Officers clearly detected the unmistakable odor of burnt marijuana coming from the closed door to the room. After knocking, the Officers were greeted by two UT students who had blood shot eyes and slowed speech. When asked if they had been smoking marijuana, one of the students stated that they had. He then retrieved a clear plastic container that he claimed ownership of and handed it to the Officer. The plastic container contained .15 oz of marijuana, a glass pipe, several packages of rolling papers, and a plastic grinder with marijuana residue. The Officer’s also observed a 1.75 liter bottle of Rum in plain view. The same UT student also claimed ownership of the Rum, and was under the age of 21. The drug paraphernalia and the bottle of Rum were seized by the Officers and the owner was issued a field release citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Occurred on 02/26/15, at 8:50 PM.


Criminal Trespass: A UT staff member reported that a subject was sitting in a handicap bathroom stall for approximately an hour tearing up newspapers. The subject exited the bathroom after Officers arrived and knocked on the stall door. Officers identified the subject as someone who has received multiple criminal trespass warnings from all over the University of Texas campus. The subject was arrested for criminal trespass.
Occurred on 02/26/15, at 2:30 PM.

TOWNS HALL, 727 E Dean Keeton
Theft: Cash was stolen from a locked cabinet inside of a secured business.
Loss value: $1800.00. Occurred between 4:00 PM on 02/25/15, and 5:00 AM on 02/26/15.


Graffiti: Silver spray paint was used to draw a symbol on a project sign located at the intersection of Robert Dedman Drive and 23rd Street.
Removal cost: $25.00. Discovered on 02/26/15 at 9:50 AM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 17 Alarm Reports, 2 Key Assists, 2 Suspicious Activity Reports, 1 Suspicious Person Report, 7 Unsecured Door Reports, 1 Welfare Concern Report, 9 Traffic Violations, 2 Found Property Reports, 1 Assist Outside Agency Request, 1 Accidental Damage Report, 1 Medical Emergency Report, 1 Collision Report and 1 Public Assist Requests between 02/26/15 and 02/27/15.

Prepared by: Sgt. Victoria Valenta
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