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April 1, 2005

900 Block Lavaca

Occurred on 4-1-05 at 3:02 a.m.

Public Intoxication: A UT student was found "staggering, stumbling, swaying and displaying an inability to walk in a straight line." The subject showed signs of an elbow injury related to falling down prior to being observed by the police officer. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 3-31-05 at 11:30 p.m.

Terroristic Threat / Criminal Trespass / Evading: A non-UT subject was reported as yelling obscenities and threats of violence at UT students who were in the lobby of the library. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. In lieu of submitting to the peace officer's authority, the subject decided to take part in a late night jog and fled the scene on foot. Officers were able to stop the subject's sudden interest in running several blocks away.

Crime Prevention Tip

Here's a good tip - Don't run from the police! Evading the police is a sure fire method of accruing an additional charge. Many times, the charge for evading is more serious than the original offense the person was stopped for. Many times, running from the police results in injuries to innocent bystanders or even the pursuing police officers. Those injuries will lead to even more criminal charges.

2300 Block Robert Dedman Drive

Occurred on 3-31-05 at 7:37 p.m.

Leaving the Scene Collision: A UT staff member, who was driving a silver 2000 Mercedes-Benz, backed into a blue 1999 Audi A4 that was being driven by a non-UT subject. After the collision, the staff member drove away from the scene of the collision without leaving notice. The staff member's Mercedes-Benz was later found parked in a Parking Lot. Repair cost: $300.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Are you aware that leaving the scene of a collision without checking for injuries or providing your information to the other parties involved is a violation of the law? I know that being involved in a collision can be a frightening experience and your first instinct may not be to stop and render aid or provide your information. If for no other reason than to avoid criminal charges, when you are involved in a collision, check your own welfare first, then, if you are able, check on any other parties involved. If medical attention is needed, then call 9-1-1. If no injuries were sustained and the vehicles can be moved out of the roadway, then do so and exchange driver information. By exchanging your information, you allow your insurance companies to handle the situation, not the judicial system.

200 West 7th Street

Occurred on 4-1-05 at 2:30 a.m.

Public Intoxication: A UT student was found sitting inside his vehicle that was parked blocking an exit to a parking garage. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 6 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door report, 2 suspicious activity reports, 4 medical emergency calls, 2 public assist calls and 1 found property report between 3-31-05 and 4-01-05.