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The following are among the incidents reported to University Police between Nov. 20 and 24.

Nov. 20

7:57 a.m.: A staff member reported a theft from the Army Reserve Facility on the Brownsville campus. Rolls of electrical cables were stolen. The theft occurred between Nov. 17 and 20. The case is under investigation.

8:55 a.m.: An officer responded to Lot E28 to a report of a suspicious individual who was seen lifting door handles and looking into parked vehicles. The surrounding areas were checked and no individual with the description provided was located. The vehicles in the area were OK. The surveillance cameras are pending review. 

Nov. 21

10:41 a.m.: A student reported receiving harassing cellphone calls while attending class on the Edinburg campus. The case is under investigation.

5:13 p.m.: Officers reported to the Liberal Arts Building South in reference to a student who passed out in the women’s restroom. She was conscious and was subsequently transported by Hidalgo County Emergency Medical Services to the Rio Grande Regional Hospital’s 24-Hour Care.

Nov. 22

3:24 p.m.: A Veterans Affairs patient on the Harlingen campus was transported to a hospital due to a medical emergency. While the patient was in the process of being transported, he disclosed that he had left his personal weapon inside his unsecured vehicle in the parking lot. Officers were able to locate the patient’s vehicle, retrieve the weapon and secure it for safekeeping.

4:42 p.m.: A staff member reported a university-owned drone was stolen from an unsecured cabinet in a shared office in the Cueto Building on the Brownsville campus. The case is under investigation.

Nov. 24

12:24 p.m.: An officer reported seeing a white drone flying over the construction area by the Student Union on the Edinburg campus. It was seen primarily on the south side of the campus between the University Center and Performing Arts Complex. Two non-affiliates were flying the drone in a vehicle in Lot E19. They said they did not know they needed permission to fly the drone on campus and one was just trying to teach the other how to pilot the device. They landed the drone and left the area without incident.

12:30 p.m.: A patient of the Harlingen Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic reported his vehicle was stolen from the parking lot between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. The owner reported that he accidentally left the keys in the vehicle. It was later learned that it had been mistakenly driven home by an elderly man who mistook the vehicle belonging to a hospitalized family friend. The vehicle was recovered and the case is unfounded.

2:36 p.m.: UTRGV police officers were dispatched to assist U.S. Border Patrol agents at the former Fort Brown Memorial Golf Course entrance in Brownsville in regard to several subjects who were believed to have crossed the border illegally and carried duffel bags. Upon arrival, an agent observed several subjects enter the resaca brush area, north of University Boulevard and west of the University Library. Officers and U.S. Border Patrol Agents located and took custody of six subjects and five duffel bags containing marijuana. Shortly after, U.S. Border Patrol provided the bundles’ total combined weight of 113.40 pounds, with a street value of $90,720. U.S. Border Patrol is handling the case. 

–Compiled by Britney Valdez

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