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April 24, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Thursday, 04/23/15 and Friday, 04/24/15.

JESTER WEST, 201 East 21st Street

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: UT Police Officers responded to a report of a suspicious, yet familiar odor coming from a 5th floor room. Upon arrival, the resident of the room opened the door and allowed the officer to enter the room. Inside the room, officer observed a glass pipe resting on a table. The resident of the room freely admitted he had used the pipe to smoke marijuana. Occurred on 04/23/15 at 10:00 PM.

SAN JACINTO RESIDENCE HALL, 309 East 21st Street

Public Intoxication / Criminal Trespass: Two residents went to sleep in their unsecured 3rd floor dormitory room. One of the two residents was awakened around 1:15 AM when a third UT student entered their room and climbed into bed with her. The third student quickly fell asleep. The third student, who was under the age of 21, was found to be a resident of the dormitory room one floor below the room he had entered. It was believed the intruding student was intoxicated to the point he mistakenly took the 3rd floor dormitory room to be his own – in all fairness, those doors do look alike; except for that room number which is prominently painted at average eye level on each door. When the misplaced student was awakened, he began to experience a severe involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student’s level of intoxication was to the point Austin-Travis County EMS was summoned to transport the student to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. Charges for public intoxication and criminal trespass are not being filed at the moment, but the Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor offense did result in the issuance of a citation. Occurred on 04/24/15 at 1:28 AM.
Crime Prevention Tip:
This case ended with no property loss, injuries or assaults; which is very fortunate. I would fail at my job if I didn’t point out that this could have ended much worse and that this situation could have been prevented by the simple act of locking your door. Most home invasions and burglaries happen because a door or window is left open or unlocked. Always keep your door, apartment or home doors and windows closed and locked.

SERVICES BUILDING, 304 East 24th Street

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle: A backpack containing a set of car key was stolen when it was left on the front seat of a Chevrolet pick-up truck that was parked and unsecured in the loading dock of the building. Loss value: $60.00. Occurred on 04/23/15 between 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM.

2400 University Avenue

Duty Upon Striking an Unattended Vehicle: A UT Staff member reported seeing a blue 4 door sedan driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway. When the driver of the sedan needed to back up to yield to another vehicle that was traveling in the correct direction, he struck the front left side of a silver colored Jeep Liberty. The driver of the sedan exited his vehicle to inspect the damage to his vehicle and the Jeep before he drove away from the scene without leaving a note containing his information. Repair cost: $500.00. Occurred on 04/23/15 at approximately 7:30 AM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 32 Alarm Reports, 1 “Police Help” Call Box Activation, 3 Suspicious Activity Reports, 2 Traffic Violations, 3 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 3 Public Assist Requests, 2 Medical Emergency Assists, 2 Welfare Concern Reports and 11 Unsecured Door Reports between 04/23/15 and 04/24/15.

Prepared by: Ofc. WR π/
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