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April 20, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Friday, 04/17/15 and Monday, 04/20/15.

****Distracted Driving Demonstration****

Did you ever wonder what all the fuss is about regarding distracted driving and the City of Austin Hands Free Ordinance? Well, today you have a chance to experience the dangers of distracted driving first-hand. Come out to the Speedway Pedestrian Mall between 10 AM and 3 PM and sit in the driver’s seat while you try to navigate a video driving course while texting. This eye opening event is put on by Reality Rides and The UT Police Department.


Public Intoxication: A UT student, wearing a pair of swimming shorts, and only a pair of swimming shorts, was reported as walking aimlessly up and down Whitis Avenue by the dormitory. Prior to officers stopping the subject, he flagged down another student and asked if he could “climb into the trunk of her car.” The other student declined such a request. The student stated he had been at a boat party on Lake Travis and “had too much to drink.” The officers confirmed the student’s self-assessment and determined he was intoxicated to the point he was a danger to himself and others. Occurred on 04/19/15 at 10:42 PM.


Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject, who was under the age of 21, was reported as being highly intoxicated. Officers found the subject in a state of unconsciousness. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point Austin-Travis County EMS needed to transport the subject to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. Occurred on 04/19/15 at 3:17 AM.

2500 Robert Dedman

Driving on a Suspended Driver’s License / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was stopped after disregarding a stop sign and driving his Toyota Sequoia at a rate of 40 miles per hour in a posted 15 mile per hour zone. The subject was found to have a suspended drivers licenses stemming from six previous driving offenses. The subject was also found to have two outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for Driving While License Invalid and “Bail Jumping” from Travis County and five outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for Driving While License Invalid, Speeding (2 warrants), Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, and No Driver License violation from the City of Austin. Needless to say, this subject was removed from the vehicle and assigned a driver to his next destination. Occurred on 04/19/15 at 1:55 AM.

214 East 21st Street

Theft / Credit Card Abuse: A UT student reported his wallet was stolen after he left it at an off-campus restaurant. The wallet contained $30.00 in cash, two forms of identification and a debit card. Prior to the debit card being cancelled, several unauthorized charges were placed on the debit card at various businesses in West Campus. Occurred on 04/17/15 between 11:15 AM and 11:35 AM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 79 Alarm Reports, 8 “Police Help” Callbox Activations, 12 Suspicious Activity Reports, 15 Traffic Violations, 11 Public Assist Requests, 2 Found Property Reports, 5 Medical Emergency Assists, 1 Chemical Spill, 1 Accidental Damage Report, 2 Welfare Concern Reports and 5 Unsecured Door Reports between 04/17/15 and 04/20/15.

Prepared by: Ofc. WR π/
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