Despite a quiet UT-Iowa State game day this past weekend, the University of Texas police department’s crime blotter has been busy since we last checked in–and full of Crime Prevention Officer Darrell Halstead’s flair. (You could almost play your own “Campus Watch” drinking game with some of Officer Halstead’s token phrases, i.e. “Splash Zone.”) As usual, here are some of our favorite entries, with highlights bolded for your maximum amusement.
A Good Month for the Classics
DKR TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM, 2200 ROBERT Dedman Dr
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student approached a UT Police Officer and stated another student sitting in section 36 had just completed creating his own personal “Splash Zone” that would make Shamu proud. The student informed the officer he believed the vomiting student was under the influence of alcohol. Prior to the arrival of the officers, the vomiting student was being treated by Austin EMS. The student informed EMS to the fact he had been drinking prior to the start of the football game. The student was issued a court appearance citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor once his age was verified. Occurred on: 10-20-12, at 8:25 PM.
CENTENNIAL PARK, 1500 Red River
Possession of Marijuana: UT Police Officers detected the odor of burning marijuana near where they were working. A search of the area revealed a non- UT subject holding a clear plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance. The subject informed the officers he had found some trash and was in the process of getting rid of it. While talking to the officers, the subject attempted to prevent the officers from seeing he was in fact holding a baggie of marijuana. The marijuana was confiscated and the subject was issued a court appearance citation for Possession of Marijuana. Occurred on: 10-20-12, at 8:25 PM.
200 BLOCK EAST 21st STREET
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student was discovered looking over his shoulder while facing the north exterior wall of Jester. The officer soon learned the student was having a personal Shakespearian moment, a pee or not to pee moment. During the investigation, the officer detected a moderate odor of alcohol on the student’s breath and learned the student was under the legal age of 21. The student was issued a court appearance citation and was released. Prior to being released, the officer informed the student about a public restroom he could have used. Occurred on: 10-31-12, at 1:25 AM.
300 BLOCK WEST 24th STREET
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT Police Officer observed a UT student attempting to support another UT student that appeared to be wearing the evidence of having had an extreme physical reaction to the over consumption of alcohol. However, she was not wearing it very well. Two additional students were standing by. They informed the officers their friend had way too much to drink. I am sure the officers came to the same conclusion. The intoxicated student was issued a court appearance citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor and released to two sober friends. Occurred on: 10-19-12, at 2:59 AM.
And the Longhorns had to Settle for a Field Goal
DKR TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM, 2200 ROBERT Dedman Drive
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A non- UT subject was discovered sitting on the steps inside section 29 creating a splash zone while the Texas offense was inside the red zone. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on the subject’s breath and noted the subject was under the legal age of 21. The officer learned the subject had been consuming shots of tequila prior to the start of the game. The subject was issued a court appearance citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor and was ejected from the stadium. Occurred on: 10-20-12, at 9:30 PM.
At Least Stadium Security Finishes Their Tackles Without Help from the Safeties
DKR TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM, 2200 RAOBERT Dedman Dr
Criminal Trespass Warning: A non- UT subject was observed climbing over the railing in section 25 / 26, then falling to the ground. The subject got up and walked to the visiting team sideline and acted as if he belonged there. When stopped by the officers, the subject stated he was a member of the visiting team’s equipment crew and he needed to get his pass. The subject was informed that he would have already received his pass if he were allowed on to the field. The subject was identified and escorted off the field and ejected from the stadium. Prior to being released, the subject was issued a Criminal Trespass Warning. Occurred on: 10-20-12, at 7:00 PM.
Good Hygiene Can Cost a Fortune
EDGAR A. SMITH BUILDING, 200 East Martin Luther King Blvd.
Theft: A men’s white gold U.S. Olympic ring was reported stolen after being left unattended and unsecured inside a first floor men’s restroom. During the investigation, the officer learned the victim had taken the ring off to wash his hands and placed the ring on a counter. The victim returned several hours later to discover his ring was gone. Loss value: $1,500.00. Occurred on: 10-19-12 between 10:15 AM and 1:00 PM.
MUSIC RECTIAL HALL, 2405 Trinity Ave
Theft: A yellow gold Texas A&M graduation ring was reported stolen after being left unattended inside a 5th floor men’s restroom. During the investigation, the officer learned the victim had removed the ring to wash his hands and left the area. Upon his return his property was gone. Loss value: $1,000.00. Occurred on: 10-22-12, between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM.
How Not to Lock Your Bike, Parts I- IV
200 BLOCK DEAN KEETON
Theft: A black Specialized mountain bicycle was stolen from the bike racks located on the west side ETC after being secured with a U-shaped lock. During the investigation, the officer learned the former owner had secured the front tire to the bike rack. The tire was still secured to the bike rack. Loss value: $415.00. Occurred on:10-19-12 between 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM.
BIKE RACK, 2300 Red River