Book ’Em Horns: Get Ready for Finals Edition

The newest, drunkest crimes from Campus Watch, the University of Texas police department's blotter.
Thu December 6, 2012 10:40 pm
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So long, UT football season. And so long, fall semester.

While we’re sure the University of Texas students will blow off a lot of steam before, during and after finals, here’s what’s been keeping the campus police department busy since we last checked in with “Campus Watch,” Austin’s favorite combination of personal safety tips and comic stylings (it even made the latest  Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” issue) from Crime Prevention Unit Officer Darrell Halstead and Layne Brewster-Smith.

Highlights bolded for your maximum amusement.

Dallas the Nightclub or Dallas the City?
Public Intoxication: A UT Police Officer discovered two non- UT subjects passed out at the bus stop located on the north side of PCL. During the investigation, the officer was able to get both subjects to wake up and respond to questions. The female subject believed she was in Dallas and all alone. The male subject informed the officer he was still on 6th Street. The officers detected a strong odor of alcohol on the subject’s breaths and noted other signs of intoxication. Both subjects were taken into custody for Public Intoxication and transported to Central Booking. Occurred on: 11-10-12, at 3:39 AM

Wouldn’t You Want Him To See?

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT Police Officer observed a dark colored Kia travelling without its headlamps on. During the traffic investigation, the non- UT driver informed the officer he had turned the lights off so his passenger could vomit. The officer did detect a strong odor of alcohol inside the passenger compartment and had the driver exit the vehicle. As the investigation continued, the officer administered the Standardized Field Sobriety tests to the driver. The driver displayed a number of clues that indicated he was intoxicated. The driver was taken into custody for Driving While Intoxicated and transported to Central Booking. Occurred on: 11-13-12, at 2:53 AM.

But Could He Write?
TOWNS HALL, 727 East Dean Keeton

Criminal Trespass: A non- UT subject entered into a restricted area under the guise of being part of a writing committee. The chairperson of the committee notified the UT Police Department about the subject and his location. Officers located the subject inside a 2nd floor classroom and recognized the subject as a known offender. The subject was taken into custody, again, after officer confirmed the subject had received 19 prior Criminal Trespass Warnings. The subject was transported to Central Booking.  Occurred on: 11-13-12, at 5:55 PM.

This One Might Not Be Funny
JESTER WEST DORMITORY, 201 East 21st Street
Suspicious Person: A UT student discovered he was being watched by another UT student while inside a 1st floor restroom.  During the investigation, the officers located the suspicious student. The case is pending further investigation. Occurred on: 11-19-12, at 8:24 PM.

But This One Is Funny Every Time
MAIN BUILDING, 110 Inner Campus Dr

Suspicious Person: Several UT Police Officers responded to Room 8 after receiving various alarms within minutes of each other. Officers discovered entry into the room had been made through the ceiling. The A/C ceiling vent was laying on the floor along with dust and other ceiling materials.  Officers began searching the office and discovered a masked non- UT subject attempting to hide by hanging onto the wall molding and a window blind.  The subject refused to comply with the officers requests to come out with his hands up. The subject even refused the officers coaxing when the officer handed over the Jack in the Box French Fries. The non- UT subject escaped through an open window and evaded the officers. The non- UT subject was described as: Three feet tall, last seen wearing a brown and black stripped coat, furry gloves and black mask over his eyes. Occurred on: 11-20-12, at 2:41 AM.

And They Lost to TCU

Criminal Trespass: A UT student was observed creating a disturbance at one of the entrances into the stadium. The student claimed her ticket had been confiscated by a staff member. When the officer took the student to the staff member, the student changed the location to another gate on the opposite side of the stadium. The officer confirmed the student had not purchased a ticket and told her she needed to leave. The student then informed the police officer that she was going to watch the game since her friends were there.  The officer again explained to the student, she needed to leave the stadium. The student refused and was taken into custody for Criminal Trespass and was transported to Central Booking. The subject was able to watch the game with her new friends, the jailers and other prisoners.  Occurred on: 11-22-12, at 8:00

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