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March 30, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Friday, 03/27/15 and Monday, 03/30/15.

JESTER WEST, 201 East 21st Street

Public Intoxication: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was reported as having fallen in a stairwell before beginning to experience a severe involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student’s roommate called 9-1-1 after learning of the condition of the student. The roommate remained with the student until police and EMS arrived on-scene. The roommate told the first responders the student had consumed vodka in her dormitory room and was headed to Texas Round-up when she fell in the stairwell. Austin-Travis County EMS transported the student to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. No charges were filed under the medical amnesty act – as this is just how it is supposed to work. Occurred on 03/29/15 at 12:59 AM.


Public Intoxication / Possession of More than One Valid Driver’s License: UT Police Officers were summoned to investigate a report of a subject “passed out” on a lobby couch. The subject was identified as a UT student, who was under the age of 21. According to a friend of the student, the student had consumed “the equivalent of 5 shots” earlier in the evening. The student was also found to be in possession of her older sister’s valid driver’s license. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point Austin-Travis County EMS needed to transport the student to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. Occurred on 03/28/15 at 1:19 AM.


Theft: Three athletic bags were stolen when they were left unattended in a pavilion area under the stands as the owners watched an event during the Texas Relays. Two of the three bags were located by event staff and taken to the UT Police Department. A Dell Note tablet, a Red Nintendo DS Light and $8.00 in cash was stolen from the two bags. The third bag, containing a pair of track shoes, a windbreaker, a pair of sweat pants, a white Nintendo DS, an iPhone charger, a Nintendo DS charger and four Nintendo DS games was not recovered. Loss value: $688.00. Occurred on 03/27/15 between 9:30 PM and 9:50 PM.

Assist Outside Agency / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A non-UT subject was reported as loitering in the library. The reporting person believed the subject may have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. While a previous trespass warning could not be located, the subject was found to have two outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for theft and consumption of alcohol where prohibited. The subject was found to be in possession of .01 ounces of marijuana and a glass pipe with burned marijuana residue. Occurred on 03/27/15 at 8:49 PM.


Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found between two parked cars and lying face down in a semi-liquid pool of his own creation. The student admitted to having consumed alcoholic beverages at a near-by multi-resident house for like-minded people who tend to dress similarly. The student came to rather well after a few questions. Occurred on 03/29/15 at 4:35 AM.


Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The rear window of a BMW 4-door was broken out while the vehicle was parked on the 4th level of the parking garage. $50.00 in cash was stolen from the vehicle. Repair cost: $400.00. Loss value: $50.00. Occurred on 03/28/15 between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM.


Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The driver’s side door handle to a white GMC Sierra pick-up truck was damaged by what appeared to be a screwdriver while the truck was parked on the 4th level of the garage. The thief must have been unsuccessful with that method of entry as the rear driver’s side window was broken out as well. Two duffel bags containing a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, an Apple iPad, various clothing items, a Bose earpiece, and two Apple battery chargers were stolen from the vehicle. Repair cost: $2,500.00. Loss value: $5,450.00. Occurred on 03/28/15 between 8:25 AM and 9:45 AM.


Criminal Mischief: A green crayon and a red crayon were used to write letters on a ceiling tile located in the 1st floor “Underground.” Removal cost: $20.00. Reported on 03/29/15 at 7:07 PM.


Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was reported as being intoxicated near the entrance to the building. Responding officers found the subject utilizing da Vinci’s rules of friction between himself and an exterior wall to remain upright. The subject was confused about the date, time, location, his proposed direction of travel – pretty much everything. The subject was found to be under the influence of an intoxicating beverage to the point he was a danger to himself. Occurred on 03/28/15 at 2:29 AM.


Criminal Mischief: A pair of interior sliding glass doors was found off of their tracks making them inoperable. Repair cost: $200.00. Discovered on 03/28/15 at 10:23 AM.

1900 Brazos

Assault: A UT student was stopped in her vehicle located at the intersection of Jester Circle and Brazos and was attempting to yield right-of-way to a blue PT Cruiser. When the first student honked her horn to get the attention of the PT Cruiser, the driver of the PT Cruiser exited the car, approached the student’s lowered driver’s side window and proceeded to punch the student in the face. The driver of the PT Cruiser returned to her vehicle and claimed right-of-way by driving away from the scene. Reported on 03/28/15 at 11:08 PM.

100 East Martin Luther King

Driving While Intoxicated / Public Intoxication: A Patrol Sergeant observed a Ford Focus swerving in and out of a lane of traffic before turning northbound into the southbound traffic lanes of the IH-35 Frontage Road. The Sergeant quickly activated his patrol vehicle’s emergency lights and siren to no avail. The Focus continued to drive the wrong way for two blocks before coming to a stop on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of IH-35 Frontage Road. The non-UT driver knew she was driving the wrong way but claimed her cell phone’s GPS application told her to do so. I’m glad the GPS didn’t tell her to jump off a bridge. But I digress, the driver was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she was deemed to have been driving while intoxicated. A non-UT subject, who was a front seat passenger of the vehicle, was observed attempting to rid her system of the intoxicants she had consumed but failed to evacuate enough as she too was found to be intoxicated to the point she was a danger to herself. Occurred on 03/29/15 at 2:57 AM.

1500 Red River

Theft: An unknown subject removed the screws affixing a lock and hasp to a construction site storage room door and stole several hand tools, two-way radios and radio chargers. Loss value: $3,000.00. Occurred between 03/27/15 at 6:45 PM and 03/28/15 at 6:30 AM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 108 Alarm Reports (that is more than one alarm per hour between Friday at 7 AM and this morning at 7 AM – no criminal activity found at any of these alarm activations), 2 “Police Help” Callbox Activations, 4 Suspicious Activity Reports, 6 Welfare Concern Report, 11 Traffic Violations, 5 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 2 Found Property Reports, 5 Unsecured Door Reports, and 1 Public Assist Request between 03/27/15 and 03/30/15.

Prepared by: Ofc. WR π/
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