With OU weekend and another Longhorns home game now behind us ( sigh), it’s time to check in once again with “Campus Watch,” the University of Texas police department’s blotter, as drolly reported by Crime Prevention Unit officer Darrell Halstead.
Here’s our favorites from the past few weeks, with highlights bolded for your maximum amusement.
100 BLOCK EAST DEAN KEETON
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor/Evading Arrest: A UT Police Officer observed a UT student staggering and stumbling behind a retaining wall. When the student saw the marked police vehicle, she tried to run in the opposite direction to no avail. The officer drove around the block and discovered the female student slumped on the ground attempting to belly-crawl under a rail. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on the student’s breath and learned she was coming from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The officer learned the student was under the legal age of 21 and was issued a court appearance citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. The student informed the officer that her big sisters from her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, had taught her to run away from the police so she could avoid getting into trouble. Occurred on: 9-22-12, at 1:21 AM.
2200 BLOCK SPEEDWAY
Public Intoxication: A UT Police Officer observed a UT student stumbling as she attempted to traverse through her navigational beacons while wearing high heels. During the investigation, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on the student’s breath and noted other signs of intoxication. The student informed the officer she was walking home and pointed to a traffic control arm and asked if those things would be in the way. The student was taken into custody for Public Intoxication and transported to Central Booking. Occurred on: 9-28-12, at 4:02 AM.
GREGORY GYM, 2101 Speedway
Theft (2 Counts): Two UT students reported their cellular telephones had been stolen. During the investigation, the officer learned the students had placed a white Apple 4S and a black Apple 4S on the bleachers while they played basketball. Afterwards the students were surprised to discover their property had been taken. Loss value: $400.00. Occurred on: 9-30-12 between 10:10 PM and 10:40 PM.Crime Prevention Tip: It is amazing to consider what the IQ levels are of the average UT student. It is equally amazing to consider the average UT student thinks that their property will not be stolen when they leave it unsecured and unattended.
DKR TEXAS MEMORIAL STADIUM: 2200 Robert Dedman Drive
Theft: A non- UT subject reported sometime during the Texas / New Mexico football game her brown leather purse containing credit cards, $40.00 in cash, Apple iPhone, sunglasses, and her UT Athletic spouse card was stolen. During the investigation, the victim stated after she stood up to cheer for one of the many UT touchdowns that night, she realized her purse had been stolen. The officer learned the only reason the police report was filed was due to the victim not being able