Wednesday - February 20, 2013
Campus Watch #65
From yesterday's report:
Possession of Alcohol by a Minor / Fictitious License: A UT Police Officer observed a UT student, standing in line, pick up his pant leg and conceal a metal flask in his boot. The student was very surprised when the officer stopped him as he was entering into the stadium. The student removed the flask from his boot and handed it to the officer. The flask contained.....alcohol. The student admitted his was under the legal age of 21. As he was handing the officer his ID card, the student attempted to conceal his counterfeit DL. The counterfeit DL was confiscated. The student was ejected from the stadium and referred to the Dean of Student's Office. Occurred on: 2-15-13, at 6:15 PM.
Tsk tsk tsk. I like the part where the student was surprised. Heh.
And, from today's report:
Jester West Dormitory
Assault / Robbery: A UT student approached another UT student and attempted to take a package away from him. The suspect then assaulted the victim and a fight ensued. Several witnesses notified the UT Police Department. Officers arrived and separated the students and learned the victim had just received a package and was attacked. The suspect informed the officers he was mad because he had not been able to take a test for class. As the investigation continued, the officers learned from a staff member the suspect had been involved several acts of Criminal Mischief. The suspect was taken into custody for Robbery and Assault and transported to Central Booking. Occurred on: 2-19-13, at 3:33 PM.
Is this a thing now? Missing tests and going a bit berserk? (See my update on Campus Watch #64 for additional context.)
Monday - February 11, 2013
Campus Watch #64
This is just odd:
Jester West Dormitory
Theft: A UT student reported a naked male entered the 6th floor bathroom and wrapped the victim's towel around himself then attempted to leave the area. The victim yelled at the subject to return his towel, which he did. When the victim finished showering, he discovered his keys, shorts, and tee-shirt had been stolen. A second student discovered his clothes and key to his room had also been stolen. The unknown subject was described as: Hispanic male, 5'-06"ÃÂ, short black hair, thin build, and clean shaven. No clothing description was available. Loss value: $16.00. Occurred on: 2-09-13, at 3:25 AM.
I'm guessing the naked male was kicked out of someone else's room and he needed to make a getaway?
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And, more oddness:
Robert A. Welch Hall (the "chemistry" building)
Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject entered a 1st floor classroom wanting to take a test with only 5 minutes left. When denied his request, the subject stated he could finish the test in the allotted time. Again he was denied and asked to leave. The subject left, but walked through a glass door. A staff member heard the sound breaking glass. Estimated repair: $500.00. Occurred on: 2-08-13, at 3:43 PM.
Just 5 minutes...that's all he needed!
Wednesday - December 19, 2012
Been thinking about my grandmother a lot today. If she were still around, today would've been her 96th birthday. I miss you, Grandma. So much. Hugs...
(Here's something I wrote when she died.)
Tuesday - September 25, 2012
Campus Watch #63
Aside. I actually reported some "suspicious" activity to the campus police a couple of weeks ago. "What was it?" you ask. I'll tell you. I saw a group of four college-age boys pushing a very large (probably about 40-inch) crt-style television along the sidewalk. It was attached to a cabinet with small caster-type wheels and very nearly fell over a couple of times. This was the day of the campus-clearing bomb threat and I thought it quite possible that these young men had come across the television in a quickly-vacated conference room and had taken the opportunity to snag it and take it to a party-ready location. It would seem that they could prove ownership of some sort to the authorities (or authorized possession, at any rate), though, since the incident did not make an appearance in the Campus Watch. Which is good. For them. But somewhat sad. For us. I was looking forward to reading their story.
Anyway. On to today's story...
100 Block East Dean Keeton (Very near my office and the site of the aforementioned incident!)
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.
Ahem. A frat and a sorority both in trouble in one little bity incident. Good for those big sisters, eh? Solid advice to their young charge. Not to mention letting her wander off in an impaired state.
Tuesday - September 11, 2012
Campus Watch #62
DKR Texas Memorial Stadium, 2200 Robert Dedman Dr.
Assault: Officers responded to Section 25 on a reported disturbance. During the investigation, the officers learned the suspect had been smoking a cigarette and was asked to put it out. The suspect took his cigarette and put it out on the victimÃ¢ÂÂs arm. That action led to another action that was equal to or greater than the first action and a fight ensued. The victim refused to file charges and the suspect was ejected from the stadium. Occurred on: 9-08-12, at 9:07 PM.
Geesh. And, yikes. I would've pressed charges in half a second. Just: wow.
Friday - August 31, 2012
Longhorn Network - How to win friends and...
Just saw this notice:
The Longhorn Network hosts two free public-viewing parties at Republic Square Park for the Texas vs. Wyoming game (Sept. 1) and Texas vs. New Mexico game (Sept. 8), broadcast live from Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Outside food or drinks, pets and umbrellas are not permitted. Events conclude upon games' [sic] end.
The games will be shown on an 8' x 18' LED video wall in the park. A 30' x 40' tent will also be onsite equipped with four flat-screen TVs. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.
So. As I understand things, the Longhorn Network is not really all that popular with local fans, right? So, what should they do about that? Ooh! Ooh! I know! Host a free viewing party for the poor folks that can't get the LHN. That'll engender lots of good will.
Oh, but don't bring let them bring their own food or drink. And, don't let the door hit you on the way out. Because events conclude as soon as the game does. Go on, now. Move along.
I do not like them. I do not like them, Sam I Am.
Thursday - August 9, 2012
Campus Watch #61
It's been three months. An update seems to be in order, eh?
Carothers Dormitory, 2501 Whitis Ave.
Theft: A UT contractor discovered a security camera he had set down was missing. Prior to discovering the camera missing, the contractor had observed a painting contractor walking around the building aimlessly. During the investigation, the officers located the painting contractors and searched their work area. The officers were unable to locate the missing camera. After leaving, the officers received a telephone call from the one of the painting contractors, they had located the missing camera. The contractor informed the officer that when things are lost at her house, she and her family all pitch in to look for the missing item. The security company declined to file charges. Recovered value: $250.00. Occurred on: 8-08-12 at 11:53 AM.
I actually laughed out loud when I got to the "she and her family all pitch in" part. Another case of truth being stranger than fiction.
Monday - March 5, 2012
Campus Watch #60
Blanton Museum of Art, 1900 Speedway
Suspicious Activity: Several UT staff and students observed a non-UT subject being knocked from a tree onto the ground. Witnesses reported a second non-UT subject was also knocked out of the same tree by the suspect. As the first victim lay stunned on the ground, the suspect circled the victim, then grabbed and took the victim to another tree. Within minutes of the arrival of the police officers, the suspect returned and grabbed the second victim and flew off with him. The suspect was described as: Brown and white plumage, dark piercing eyes, curved beak, with talons. Occurred on: 3-02-12, at 11:34 AM.
Really? People called police to the scene when a bird of prey was doing what birds of prey do? Really? They called the police???? Sigh.