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POLICE REPORTS The following are among the incidents reported to University Police between Feb. 3 and 7.

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February 3

2:16 a.m.: A Casa Bella resident assistant reported two unregistered guests in an apartment in the student housing complex. One guest was issued a citation for a minor in possession of alcohol and a criminal trespass warning after the RA discovered three cans and three bottles of beer in the room. The other guest was issued a criminal trespass warning and both were escorted off campus without further incident.

February 4

8:06 a.m.: A university staff member reported that the south side entry door of the engineering building in Edinburg was severely damaged. An officer arrived, photographs of the damage were taken and a work order was placed.

9:45 a.m.: Two vehicles collided in Lot C on the Edinburg campus. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicles was minor.

10:44 a.m.: Financial Services staff reported that the university had hired a vendor to do logo wrapping on university-owned vehicles. After the university paid 50 percent of the cost in advance, the vendor did not complete all of the work. The vehicles were returned but the university did not like the work and is seeking a full refund.

10:15 p.m.: An elderly woman broke her hip after falling from the last step on the south side of the Academic Performing Arts Center. She was transported to Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen.

10:33 p.m.: University Police responded to a report of a woman screaming in Lot G on the Edinburg campus. Two students were found arguing about their relationship. The woman reported that the man picked her up twice and carried her on his shoulder. She said she was not injured and did not believe he intended to harm her. She did not want further contact with him. The case was referred to the dean of students.

February 5

10:15 a.m.: A faculty member reported receiving an alarming email from an individual in New York. The email did not contain any threats directed at the faculty member. It is possible that the faculty member received the email in error, as the name of the intended recipient and the faculty member are similar, but not the same. This report was taken for documentation purposes.

February 6

2:05 a.m.: A security officer patrolling Lot B2 on the Brownsville campus observed a shattered front passenger window on a gray Chevrolet Trax. The operator of the vehicle, who is a staff member, reported that the vehicle had been rented by the university and nothing was missing from it.

2:23 a.m.: A student reported that while she was walking by Schunior Street and Lot O, two males in a vehicle yelled at her to get in. She did not look back at the vehicle or the males because she was frightened and ran away. She ran to the Intramural Soccer Field and cried for 15 to 20 minutes before contacting her roommate to pick her up. Surveillance video was reviewed and no vehicle was seen bothering her, nor did she appear to be in distress. The incident was referred to the Office of the Dean of Students.

February 7

3:56 a.m.: University Police checking on a vehicle parked in Lot K2 on the Edinburg campus found a student sleeping in the back passenger seat. The officer saw a glass pipe with marijuana in the pipe bowl, and the student said there was marijuana in the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and found a plastic bag with marijuana and rolling papers. The student was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.

8:06 p.m.: University Police responded to a report of a student having symptoms of a heart attack in the Casa Bella student housing complex on the Brownsville campus. An emergency medical services technician said the electrocardiogram was normal, but the student was still transported to Valley Baptist Medical Center for further evaluation.

–Compiled by Andrea Torres

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