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January 17, 2017

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or
observed by The University of Texas At Austin Police Department Patrol
Officers between Friday, 01/13/17 and Tuesday, 01/17/17.

1300 E. Martin Luther King Boulevard

Public Intoxication/Possession of Illegal Substance Penalty Group 2A:
UTPD Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated male on the side
of the road. When officers located the man, they recognized classic
signs of alcohol intoxication. They also observed the man was holding a
hand rolled cigarette. That cigarette contained a small amount of
synthetic cannabinoid known as “K2.” The man was taken into custody
and transported to Travis County Central Booking. Occurred on 01/13/17
at 5:44pm.

Belmont Hall 2109 San Jacinto Blvd

Public Intoxication: UTPD officers responded to a report of a possibly
intoxicated man “hiding under the stadium.” When they arrived, they
located the male and observed that he was exhibiting symptoms of
alcohol intoxication. Further, the gentleman confirmed that he had been
drinking and wanted to sleep inside the stadium. While he was not
allowed to sleep in the stadium, officers found him a place to sleep at
Travis County Central Booking. Occurred on 01/13/17 at 09:53 pm.

J.T. Patterson Labs Building 2415 Speedway

Public Intoxication/Criminal Trespass Warning: UTPD Officers responded
to a report of a naked man trying to break into the Patterson Labs
building. When officers arrived, they located a gentleman holding a pair
of underpants tugging on the door to the building. Much to the surprise
of the responding officers, the man was mostly clothed. Not surprisingly,
he was emanating a strong odor of alcohol. The man could not identify
the current year or his current location. Officers quickly determined the
man was intoxicated to the point of being a danger to himself or others.
He was transported to Travis County Central Booking, charged with
Public Intoxication and given a shiny new criminal trespass warning.
Occurred on 01/13/2017 at 10:56 pm.

1800 Brazos Street (Not-UT Property)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A Patrolling UTPD Officer observed a
vehicle make an unsafe and illegal turn. The officer then initiated a
traffic stop. While speaking with the driver, the officer detected a strong
odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle yielded drug paraphernalia
and a small amount of marijuana. The driver was issued a citation and
released from the scene. Occurred on 01/13/17 at 11:35 pm.

Officer Murphy’s Pro-Tip: Stop trying to hide the smell of your drugs
from the police. All you get is marijuana with a hint of dryer sheets and
body spray. It’s embarrassing for the illegal drug enthusiasts and the
police. However, the best advice is to not possess or use illegal drugs.
Possession of any usable amount of marijuana is still a Class B
Misdemeanor in the State of Texas.

O’Henry Hall 601 Colorado Street

Criminal Trespass Warning: A UT staff member located an individual
sleeping on the ground near O’Henry Hall. Further, the sleepy fellow was
asked to leave but refused to do so. UTPD Officers responded and issued
the person a criminal trespass warning. Occurred on 01/14/2017 at
05:05 am.

San Antonio Garage 2420 San Antonio Street

Criminal Mischief: A UTPD officer discovered a poster glued to an
exterior wall of the San Antonio Garage. The estimated cost to remove
the glue and poster is $100.00. Discovered on 01/14/2017 at 08:44 am.

San Antonio Garage 2420 San Antonio Street

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A UTPD officer observed a suspicious
vehicle parked inside the San Antonio Garage. When the officer
approached the vehicle, he observed two occupants and the
unmistakable smell of burning marijuana. During a search of the vehicle,
the officers located several items used for the consumption of drugs as
well as a small amount of marijuana. Both individuals were issued a
citation for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Occurred on 01/15/17 at
01:17 am.

2500 Whitis Avenue

Public Intoxication: A patrolling UTPD Officer observed that an individual
was passed out on a bench in the 2500 block of Whitis. After waking the
sleeper, the officer recognized signs of alcohol intoxication. Officers
noted that his clothes were “soiled.” The man told officers that he had
“too much” to drink at a downtown Austin bar. A significant clue to his
level of intoxication was the fact that he did not know where he was and
was unable to explain how to get home from that location. Officers
determined that the man was likely a danger to himself based on his
level of intoxication. He was transported to Travis County Central
Booking and charged with public intoxication. Occurred on 01/16/2017 at
12:43 am.

Health Learning Building 1501 Red River Street

Criminal Trespass Warning: UTPD Officers were dispatched to the Health
Learning Building in response to a report of an unauthorized individual
trying to enter the building. Officers located the individual and confirmed
that he was, in fact, unauthorized to be in the building. The gentleman
was issued a criminal trespass warning and sent on his way. Occurred
on 01/16/2017 at 01:35 am.

San Antonio Garage 2420 San Antonio Street
Criminal Mischief: A UTPD officer discovered that one of the gate arms
at San Antonio Garage was damaged. The estimated cost of repair is
$50.00. Discovered on 01/16/17 at 07:01 am.

2300 Guadalupe Street (Non UT Property)

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Failure to Maintain Financial
Responsibility: A UTPD Officer observed a vehicle execute an unlawful
left turn. The officer then initiated a traffic stop. While speaking with the
driver, officers were able to see what they knew to be drug
paraphernalia inside the vehicle. The officers began a search which
yielded even more drug related items. The officers tested residue found
on the items and determined that the items were used to ingest heroin.
To add insult to injury, the driver did not have liability insurance for their
vehicle. The vehicle was towed away, the paraphernalia was seized and
the driver was issued two citations. Occurred on 01/16/17 at 10:39 pm.

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department responded to 1 911
Hang-up, 95 Alarm Reports, 58 Traffic Violations, 9 Foot Patrols, 9 Assist
Other Law Enforcement Agency Calls, 14 Suspicious Activity Reports and
30 Public Assists between Friday, 01/13/17 and Tuesday, 01/17/17.

Today’s Campus Watch was prepared by: Officer M. Murphy

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