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October 06, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Friday, 10/02/15 and Monday 10/05/15.

Safety Week 2015

This week, The UT Student Government, UT Housing and Food and UT Police Department is partnering to bring Safety Week to the campus. During the week, there will be different focus topics starting with fire safety and emergency preparedness on Monday. For more information on the week’s events, visit: and

Theft: A silver colored Gary Fisher “hard tail” bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a chain lock to the bicycle racks located outside of the building. Loss value: $200.00. Occurred between 09/30/15 at 1:00 PM and 10/01/15 at 9:00 AM.

JESTER ACADEMIC, 201 East 21st Street

Public Intoxication: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was reported as being “passed out” on a table in a 1st floor restaurant. When awakened, the student showed signs of intoxication and admitted to having consumed beverages that lead to intoxication while on 6th Street. In lieu of arrest, the student was turned over to a sober, responsible adult who agreed to take care, custody and control of him. Occurred on 10/03/15 at 2:33 AM.


Theft / Assist Outside Agency / Criminal Trespass / Possession of Marijuana: The rear wheel and frame of a red colored Trek bicycle were stolen while the front wheel was secured with a u-lock to the bicycle racks located on the south side of the residence hall. A short time later, a patrolling Sergeant located a non-UT subject sleeping on the west side of Walter Webb Hall. It just so happened, that subject was sleeping next to a bicycle that matched a description of the stolen bicycle. Upon waking the subject, he claimed ownership of the bicycle. A bicycle registration revealed the bicycle did not belong to the subject but was in fact the one that was reported stolen. IN addition to having previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning, the subject was found to have five, count them, five, outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for an open container violation, solicitation, alcohol in a prohibited area, pedestrian crossing against the light and camping in a public area. As if things weren’t bad enough for this subject, he was also found to be in possession of .11 ounces of marijuana. Loss value: $700.00. Occurred between 10/02/15 at 4:00 PM and 10/02/15 at 9:00 PM.
Crime Prevention Tip:
Using a u-lock is just one part of the solution to prevent bike thefts. You must lock the bicycle properly to the bike rack. Make sure you secured the frame and front wheel to the bike rack with the u-lock. In this case, the thief probably stole a front wheel form another near-by bike and rode off leaving two victims behind.
Regardless of the type of lock or manner in which you secure your bicycle, make sure you register the bike with UT Parking and Transportation Services. This is required of anyone with a bike on campus. It is free and can be done on-line. More importantly, it helps in the identification of stolen bicycles as it did in this case.


Criminal Mischief: The entry control arm on the southwest side of the parking garage was broken from the control box. Repair cost: $200.00. Discovered on 10/04/15 at 11:42 AM.


Criminal Mischief: The exit control arm on the east side of the parking garage was broken from the control box. Repair cost: $200.00. Discovered on 10/03/15 at 7:50 AM.

The Campus

Criminal Mischief: A Patrolling Officer discovered an unknown subject or subjects had placed traffic cones atop the statues located around the campus. Removal cost: $50.00. Discovered on 10/04/15 at 4:08 AM.

Trinity and Martin Luther King

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was reported as “yelling” in the middle of the intersection. The subject was located but whomever she was yelling at was nowhere to be found. It is believed she may have been trying to hail a cab. When asked how much she had to drink, she stated she had “a few.” Apparently she had a few too many as she was deemed to be a danger to herself and passing motorists. In lieu of arrest, she was turned over to a friend who was summoned to the scene. Occurred on 10/02/15 at 8:33 PM.

2600 Guadalupe

Possession of Marijuana: A non-UT subject was observed driving left of the center line of the roadway. After being stopped, the officer could detect the all too familiar odor of THC. When asked about the odor, the subject told the officer he had some marijuana in his ash tray. When told the vehicle would be searched, the all too agreeable subject opened the trunk of the vehicle and produced two baggies containing a total of 1.65 ounces of marijuana. Occurred on 10/03/15 at 12:06 PM.

2500 San Antonio

Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject as stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for criminal trespass. Occurred on 10/04/15 at 9:12 PM.

2500 University

Possession of Dangerous Drug: Officers responded to a report of a subject lying on the ground. Officers found the subject who later stated he became ill after smoking what he thought was marijuana. The subject handed the officers a hand rolled cigar containing .05 ounces of the synthetic cannabinoid frequently called K2. The subject was checked by Austin-Travis County EMS who deemed the attention he needed was not medical attention. Occurred on 10/03/15 at 2:56 PM.

26th Street and Nueces

Public Intoxication: Pedestrians flagged own an officer and directed that officer to a passed out subject near the intersection. The subject, who was an under-aged UT student, was found passed out while in a seated position on the curb. When awakened, the subject was unclear about his name and where he had over-consumed the ETOH. It was either at the ACL fest or a multi-resident house of people with similar mindsets and tastes in clothing. The student was intoxicated to the point Austin-Travis County EMS needed to transport the student to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. Occurred on 10/03/15 at 1:38 AM.

8th Street and Trinity

Assault: A cab driver contacted the UT Police Department to report an incident that occurred at 8th and Trinity Street. The cab driver stated five subjects requested a ride from that location to the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center and proceeded to pour into his cab. When the cab driver told the group he could only take four riders, one of the subjects grabbed his shirt and tore it, another subject slapped him across his face and a third subject spat on him. The cab driver left the area. Recalling the subjects wanted to go to the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, the cab driver went to that location and called 9-1-1. The four subjects were not located. Occurred on 10/04/15 at approximately 1:02 AM.

300 West 24th Street

Assist Outside Agency / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A non-UT subject honked at a passing patrol vehicle to summon assistance. The officer looked at the subject’s car and observed another, non-UT subject, was standing by the closed driver’s window of the car. The officer separated the standing subject from the car and learned both parties had recently ended their relationship. The two subjects began to argue while the first was providing a ride for the second to a bus stop. The first subject pulled over to let the second subject out of her vehicle. The second subject did not want to end the relationship and was arguing his point through the closed window. Officers discovered the second subject had an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for speeding on a state highway. The officers also found the second subject was in possession of a glass pipe containing burned marijuana residue. I am not sure of the future of their relationship, but for now, the two are separated. Occurred on 10/03/15 at 6:06 PM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 72 Alarm Reports, 3 “Police Help” Callbox Activations, 17 Traffic Violations, 2 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 16 Suspicious Activity Reports, 9 Welfare Concern Reports, 4 Medical Emergency Assist Requests, 3 Malfunctioning Lights, 3 Found Property Reports and 17 Public Assist Requests between 10/02/15 and 10/05/15.

Prepared by: Ofc. WR π/
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