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October 09, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Wednesday, 10/07/15 and Thursday, 10/08/15.

HOMER RAINEY HALL, 200 West 21st Street

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found passed out on the steps located on southwest side of the building. The officer woke the student up and learned he had previously consumed alcoholic beverages. In lieu of arrest for public intoxication, the student was issued a citation for consumption and turned over to a sober responsible adult who responded to the scene to care for the student. Occurred on 10/09/15 at 4:16 AM.

JESTER WEST, 201 East 21st Street

Burglary of a Habitation: Two residents, of a 2nd floor dormitory room, reported an unknown subject entered their unsecured room while they were out and stole one of the resident’s driver’s license and a total of $240.00 in cash from their residence hall room. Occurred on 10/08/15 between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

JESTER WEST, 201 East 21st Street

Public Intoxication: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was reported as being heavily intoxicated on the south side of the building. The student was found sitting on a couch in the south lobby. Based on the appearance of the front of his britches, there was speculation that the student had mistaken the couch for a toilet. The student admitted to having consumed four shots of vodka earlier in the evening. The student was originally turned over to his sober, responsible, roommate who agreed to come take care, custody and control of him. A mere thirty minutes later, the roommate’s lack of understanding about what taking “care, custody and control” of someone meant became apparent when a second report came in about the same student being ill in a 14th floor men’s restroom. Austin-Travis County EMS also responded and determined the student was intoxicated to the point he needed to be transported to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. Occurred on 10/09/15 at 12:56 PM.

JESTER WEST, 201 East 21st Street

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor / Possession of Fictitious License: UT officers were summoned to the south door of the residence hall to investigate a report of a subject trying to enter the secured doors. Upon arrival, the officers found a non-UT subject who complained a UT student agreed to pay him $20 for a ride to the residence hall. When they arrived, the student exited the vehicle and entered the residence hall without making good on the payment. Not being a pay-for-hire driver, the subject was advised a lack of payment would be a civil issue and directed to leave. The student, who was under the age of 21, was found slumped over the waste management device located inside 1st floor restroom. The student admitted to having consumed four shots of whiskey and several beers. Austin-Travis County EMS checked the student and determined he was not in need of medical attention. When asked how he obtained the alcoholic beverages, the student produced a fictitious driver’s license that purported him to be over the age of 21. Occurred on 10/09/15 at 12:56 AM.


Assist Outside Agency (2 counts): Two non-UT subjects were found loitering in the alleyway, located on the south side of the parking garage, near a posted “No Trespassing” sign. One of the two subjects appeared to have been consuming alcoholic beverages. Warrant checks showed both subjects had outstanding outside agency arrest warrants. One subject’s warrant was for “aggressive solicitation,” while the other subject’s warrant was for “camping in a public place.” Both subjects were taken into custody. Occurred on 10/08/15 at 8:55 PM.

WALTER WEBB HALL, 405 West 25th Street

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping on the east side of the building, just feet from a posted “No Trespassing” sign. The subject was known to the officer as the same officer had issued the same subject a written criminal trespass warning citation at the same location and at nearly the same time of day just two days prior. The officer awakened the subject and promptly took him into custody. Occurred on 10/08/15 at 7:36 AM.

2300 Robert Dedman

Driving While License Invalid / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A UT staff member was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway. When stopped, the officer could detect a pungent odor coming from the passenger compartment of the car. The source of the odor was determined to be a metal grinder containing .02 ounces of marijuana and several small remnants of hand rolled marijuana cigarettes that contained a total of .04 ounces of marijuana. A driver’s license check showed the subject was also operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended. Occurred on 10/09/15 at 2:07 AM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 22 Alarm Reports, 10 Traffic Violations, 3 Motor Vehicle Collisions, 6 Suspicious Activity Reports, 2 Accidental Damage Reports, 1 Stuck Elevator and 6 Public Assist Requests between 10/08/15 and 10/09/15.