Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus criminal activity reported to or observed by The University of Texas At Austin Police Department Patrol Officers between Tuesday 7/24/18 and Saturday 07/28/18.
2100 Robert Dedman Drive
Possession of Drugs: A patrolling UTPD officer observed a vehicle traveling without displaying a license plate and initiated a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle, methamphetamine and cocaine were discovered. After further investigation, two passengers in the vehicle were taken into custody and transported to Travis County Central Booking for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine. The driver was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. Occurred on 7/24/18, at 3:05 am.
2200 E. 6th Street –University of Texas Elementary School
Criminal Trespass Warning: A UT staff member reported an unknown male subject was blocking a doorway and smoking a cigarette on University of Texas property. UTPD officers arrived and located the subject. It was determined that he was not UT affiliated and had no official business on the property. He was issued a criminal trespass warning and escorted from the property. Occurred 7/27/2018, at 9:34 pm.
2500 San Jacinto Boulevard
Failure to Identify, Assault by Threat: A patrolling UTPD officer observed a female subject sleeping in a grassy area. The officer stopped to check on her welfare and identified himself as a University of Texas Police Officer. While speaking with the officer, the subject reached into her purse and presented a canister of pepper spray, which she then pointed in the officer’s direction. Officers were able to de-escalate the situation and took her into custody for assault by threat. Upon being arrested, the subject refused to provide officers with her name. She was charged with failure to identify and assault by threat. Occurred 7/25/2018, at 7:51 pm.
405 W. 25th Street – Walter Webb Hall
Public Intoxication: UTPD officers responded to a report of an agitated subject yelling and acting erratically at Walter Webb Hall. Upon further investigation, officers determine the man was intoxicated to the point he was a danger to himself or others. Officers placed him under arrest for public intoxication. The subject was issued a criminal trespass warning and was transported to Travis County Central Booking. Occurred 7/27/2018, at 2:58 pm.
The University of Texas Police Department responded to 162 Alarm Activations, 3 Abandoned 911 Calls, 77 Foot Patrols, 40 Traffic Violations, and 5 Suspicious Activity Reports between Friday, 07/24/18, and Saturday, 07/28/18.
Crime Prevention Tip
Use a two-lock locking system when securing your bicycle on campus. Austin has one of the highest bicycle theft rates in the world. Two locks take twice the time, tools and energy for a potential thief to defeat. The primary lock should be a U-shaped lock that uses a flat key, and the secondary lock a self-locking cable. Watch a video illustrating how to double-lock your bike. Also, take a few minutes and register your bicycle online with Parking and Transportation Services.
Today’s Campus Watch was prepared by: Officer John Tesauro
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