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July 01, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Monday, 06/29/15 and Wednesday 07/01/15.

F. LOREN WINSHIP DRAMA BUILDING, 300 East 23rd Street

Graffiti: A black pen was used to write words on a 1st floor men’s restroom stall wall. Removal cost: $35.00. Reported on 06/29/15 at 4:08 PM.

GOLDSMITH HALL, 310 Inner Campus Drive

Criminal Trespass / Silent or Abusive Call to 9-1-1: A non-UT subject activated a “Police Help” callbox located on the southwest side of the building. When responding officers arrived, the subject stated he used to callbox to obtain information regarding enrollment at UT. A records check showed the subject had been issued a prior written criminal trespass warning when he used the same callbox a month earlier to place a drink order. Occurred on 06/30/15 at 3:42 PM.
Crime Prevention Tip:
The “Police Help” callboxes are placed all around campus to provide 9-1-1 phone services to the UT Police Dispatcher. While they can be used to summon a variety police services and assistance, they should not be used to inquire about enrollment at UT…they certainly shouldn’t be used to place a drink order.

L. THEO BELMONT HALL, 2109 San Jacinto

Criminal Trespass Warning: A non-UT subject was reported as loitering inside a 3rd floor office while listening to “loud music.” When stopped, the subject made several claims of being affiliated with the athletic department; none of which could be verified. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning and escorted from the building. Occurred on 06/30/15 at 3:16 PM.

MAIN BUILDING, 110 Inner Campus Drive

Criminal Trespass Warning: A non-UT subject as reported as sleeping in a 2nd floor stairwell. The subject was located and awakened with a written criminal trespass warning. Occurred on 06/29/15 at 10:49 PM.

PETER T. FLAWN ACADEMIC CENTER, 2304 Whitis

Theft: A black J. Jill cardigan sweater was stolen from an unsecured 3rd floor office. Loss value: $69.00. Occurred between 06/26/15 at 4:30 PM and 06/29/15 at 7:30 AM.

SAN ANTONIO PARKING GARAGE, 2420 San Antonio

Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Possession of a Controlled Substance: Two non-UT subjects were reported as smoking marijuana on the south side of the parking garage. Both subjects quickly got up to leave upon the approach of uniformed officers. When stopped, one of the subjects was found to be in possession of a box containing stems, seeds, green leaves, hair – yes, hair and tobacco. The green leafy substance showed to be .63 ounces of marijuana. That subject was also found to be in possession of a breath mint tin that was converted for the purpose of smoking marijuana. The other subject was found to be in possession of 1.24 grams of Methamphetamines. Occurred on 06/29/15 at 4:46 PM.

SAN ANTONIO PARKING GARAGE, 2420 San Antonio

Criminal Trespass Warning (2 counts): Two non-UT subjects were found loitering on the 7th level of the parking garage. The subjects had no rhyme or reason for being there and were both issued written criminal trespass warnings before being escorted out of the garage. Occurred on 07/01/15 at 4:26 AM.

21st Street and San Jacinto

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was reported as lying in the intersection. The subject was removed from the roadway and it was discovered the subject was under the influence of an intoxicating beverage to the point he had difficulty recalling the night’s events. The subject was determined to be intoxicated to the point Austin-Travis County EMS needed to transport the subject to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. Occurred on 07/01/15 at 2:12 AM.

24th Street and Speedway

Public Intoxication / Possession of a Fictitious License (2 Counts): A UT Patrol Officer observed a non-UT subject lying in the middle of the intersection. The fact the subject was lying down in the intersection was not the only thing that caught the attention of the officer. The fact the subject was clad only in his underpants really tipped the officer off that something was awry. Prior to making contact with the subject, a UT student dashed into the intersection to help his friend out of the roadway. The underdressed subject showed several signs of being under the influence of a mind altering substance. When questioned, the student leaned in and whispered to the officer that his friend had ingested LSD – as if that fact was a secret. During the interview, the non-UT subject approached the officer and reached for the officer’s holstered sidearm – that’s a big no-no. When identified, it was discovered that both the non-UT subject and the UT student were under the age of 21 and in possession of fictitious driver’s licenses which purported them to be older than 21. The non-UT subject was found to be under the influence to the point Austin-Travis County EMS needed to transport him to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Occurred on 06/30/15 at 6:41 PM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 54 Alarm Reports, 1 Fire Alarm Activation, 1 “Police Help” Callbox Activation, 9 Suspicious Activity Reports, 1 Unsecured Door Report, 2 Medical Emergency Assists, 1 Accidental Damage Report, 2 Welfare Concern Reports, 6 Traffic Violations and 6 Public Assist Requests between 06/29/15 and 07/01/15.

Prepared by: Ofc. WR π/
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