Campus Watch Archives
October 31, 2005
Occurred on 10-30-05 at 2:30 AM.
Driving While Intoxicated / Open Container in a Vehicle / Public intoxication: A non-UT subject was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way road while driving a Ford sport utility vehicle. The driver was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated. An open bottle of rum was found inside the vehicle. A front seat passenger, who was also a non-UT subject, was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.
Occurred on 10-29-05 at 2:35 AM.
Driving While Intoxicated / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was stopped for driving a Chevrolet 4-door the wrong way on a one-way road and nearly striking a pedi-cab. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated. The subject was found to have two outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for speeding and driving without a driver license.
Graduate School of Business, 100 West 21st Street
Occurred on 10-30-05 between 12:30 PM and 12:35 PM.
Theft: A black backpack containing an IBM I-30 laptop computer was stolen when it was left under a desk inside an unsecured 4th floor room while the owner left to use the restroom. Loss value: $1,200.00.
Occurred on 10-29-05 at 2:10 AM.
Public Intoxication / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was found standing in a lane of traffic. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for consumption of alcohol where prohibited.
Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street
Occurred on 10-30-05 at 3:18 AM.
Public Intoxication / Minor in Possession of Alcohol / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Evading Arrest / Resisting Arrest: A Resident Assistant walked by a table at the outdoor sports court and overheard three students talking. One of the students stated Go ahead and fire up that blunt. When the student saw the Resident Assistant, one of them said, Its okay hes not a cop. As a police officer approached, an unidentified student flagged the officer down and pointed out one of the three students and said the student was drunk, smoking marijuana and trying to start fights with people. When the three students saw the officer approaching they stood up and began to walk away. One of the three students was still holding a burning blunt. The student with the blunt refused to heed the officers order to stop claiming the officer had no jurisdiction to stop him. When the officer was able to stop the student, the student protested and grabbed the epaulettes on the officers uniform. The student continued to resist; even after the arrival of an additional officer. Once taken into custody, the student was found to be in possession of a can of beer and a plastic bag containing marijuana. The student was also found to be under the influence of alcohol to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.
Kinsolving Dormitory, 2605 Whitis
Occurred on 10-30-05 at 3:50 AM.
Assault by Contact / Public Intoxication / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was reported as having jumped on the back of a UT student in the lobby of the dormitory. The subject was reported as wearing a black cape. The subject was found at 24th street and Whitis. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others. The subject was found to have three outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for traffic violations and failure to appear in court.
Littlefield Fountain, 200 East 21st Street
Discovered on 10-30-05 at 10:45 AM.
Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject affixed an undergarment to a statue of a female located inside the fountain. Removal cost: $5.00.
200 West Martin Luther King
Occurred on 10-29-05 at 3:15 AM.
Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was stopped after stumbling and swaying into and out of traffic. The subject stated he was pretty bad off and drunk then asked the officer for a ride home. The subject was indeed found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others. The subject was provided a ride but not to his home.
1900 San Jacinto
Occurred on 10-30-05 at 1:00 AM.
Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student was stopped while driving a Land Rover for disregarding an official traffic control device by turning right on a red light where prohibited by a posted sign. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.
2300 San Jacinto
Occurred on 10-29-05 at 2:43 AM.
Driving While Intoxicated / Open Container in a Vehicle: A non-UT subject, who was under the age of 21, was stopped for speeding and running a stop sign while driving a 2000 Nissan 4-door. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she was driving while intoxicated. An open bottle of beer was found inside the vehicle.
Union Building, #4 West Mall
Occurred between 10-28-05 at 8:00 AM and 10-30-05 at 12 midnight.
Graffiti: A black permanent marker was used to write words and draw an image on a restroom stall door located inside a 2nd floor mens restroom. Removal cost: $30.00.
Whitaker Fields, 51st Street and Guadalupe
Occurred on 10-28-05 between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM.
Burglary of Motor Vehicle / Credit Card Abuse: The left rear opera window was broken out of a 1995 Nissan Altima while it was parked on the southwest side of the athletic fields. A black leather purse containing a social security card, a drivers license, an insurance card, a credit card and a debit card was stolen from the vehicle. Before the credit and debit cards could be cancelled, two unauthorized charges totaling $275.00 was made at two local stores. Repair cost: $150.00. Loss value: $20.00.
Occurred at various times.
Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 23 alarm calls, 9 unsecured doors, 1 motor vehicle collision, 2 medical emergency calls, 7 suspicious activity reports and 6 requests for service between 10-28-05 and 10-31-05.
*****Halloween Safety Tips*****
- Know the route your kids will be taking.
- Make sure that a trusted adult is going with your children. If you can't take them, see if another parent or a teen aged sibling can go along.
- Know what other activities your children may be attending, such as parties, school or mall functions.
- Set a time that your children should be home. Make sure they know how important it is for them to be home on time.
- Plan costumes that are bright and / or reflective. Make sure the costume fits well to prevent tripping or visual impairments dont forget about the shoes (clown shoes have been known to cause falls)
- Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
- Secure emergency identification (name, address, phone number) discreetly within Halloween attire or on a bracelet.
- Use non-toxic and hypoallergenic makeup or a decorative hat as a safe alternative to a mask this will allow greater visibility.
- When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories, purchase only those with a label indicating they are flame resistant.
- Think twice before using simulated knives, guns or swords. If such props must be used, be certain they do not appear authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
- Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
- Plan ahead to use only battery powered lanterns or chemical lightsticks in place of candles in decorations and costumes.
- This is also a great time to buy fresh batteries for your home Smoke Alarms.
- Teach children their home phone number and to how call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost. Remind them that 9-1-1 can be dialed free from any phone.
- Review with your children the principle of "Stop-Drop-Roll", should their clothes catch on fire.
- Openly discuss appropriate and inappropriate behavior at Halloween time.
- Consider purchasing individually packaged healthy food alternatives (or safe non-food treats) for those who visit your home.
- Take extra effort to eliminate tripping hazards on your porch and walkway. Check around your property for flower pots, low tree limbs, support wires or garden hoses that may prove hazardous to young children rushing from house to house.
- Learn or review CPR skills to aid someone who is choking or having a heart attack.
- Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
- Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.
- Plan your night in advance; know where you are going, how you will get there, how you plan to get back, how much money your night will cost and only take that amount of money.
- Know your limits and stick to them.
- Avoid risky behaviors or situations like drinking games / challenges don't double dog dare anyone and don't fall into such a trap from another.
- Use safe drivers / sober friends for your party quests.
- Take a sober friend with you to keep you out of too much mischief.