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POLICE REPORTS The following are among the incidents reported to University Police between Feb. 8 and 17.

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February 8

9:03 a.m.: University Police responded to a call of a student feeling ill at the Language Institute on Price Road. He reported he had been coughing and almost lost consciousness. Emergency medical services personnel evaluated the student and found his vitals to be stable.

9:09 a.m.: A student pulled on the fire emergency handle when she detected the odor of something burning in the Main Building on the Brownsville campus. University Police responded to the alarm, conducted a walkthrough of the building and contacted the Brownsville Fire Department. Maintenance staff said the cause of the burning odor was a result of the restroom air-conditioning vents being closed when the heaters turned on.

February 9

1:21 p.m.: A staff member in the Student Services Building reported having strokelike symptoms. Hidalgo County Emergency Medical Services responded but the staff member declined attention and said he would follow up with his physician.

1:58 p.m.: A staff member reported being followed by a man, who was her classmate in Spring 2014. She said he asked if he could walk with her. After she said “no,” he was persistent in walking with her, which frightened her. University Police contacted the man, who agreed with the staff member’s statement and added he was only trying to get to know her. Upon her request, he was advised to refrain from making contact with her, issued a criminal trespass warning and escorted off campus.

4:51 p.m.: A student reported her student organization might have a counterfeit $10 bill. The bill was rejected by the C-Store because its test marker indicated the bill was not genuine. The officer took the bill and submitted it into evidence so that it could be examined further by U.S. Secret Service.

11:33 p.m.: An officer was locking sliding doors at the Social Behavioral Sciences Building and while doing so, the glass on the doors shattered. The remaining glass was taken out and a cardboard was placed over the door by the custodial staff.

February 10

1:42 p.m.: University Police responded to a report of an elderly man lying on the sidewalk by the Main Building fountain. He said he fell off of his walker’s seat while an unknown man was helping him by pushing the walker. After declining emergency medical services, he said he was feeling well and the officer escorted the elderly student to his classroom.

February 11

11:32 a.m.: A student reported a vehicle cut him off in Lot A1, causing him to brake suddenly and his motorcycle to fall over. The student refused to be evaluated by EMS and was told the parking lot would be patrolled more often.

February 13

2:30 a.m.: A student reported meeting an unknown male on the Yik Yak mobile application. They agreed to meet for the first time in Lot Q2. She said she felt uncomfortable and asked him to leave during their conversation but he refused. She called the police department and a search for the man was conducted to no avail. Surveillance footage is under review.

February 14

4:20 a.m.: University Police responded to a call regarding an intoxicated female in the Heritage Hall lobby on the Edinburg campus. The student was intoxicated to the point that she was unable to speak or have any muscular control. Emergency medical services transported her to Edinburg Regional Hospital, accompanied by the housing coordinator. Another student stated that he had seen her at a party at the Veranda Apartments earlier. The intoxicated student’s mother was contacted, and physical plant was notified to clean up the vomit from the lobby floor and couch.

February 15

10:57 a.m.: A student reported his brother-in-law harassed him by taking pictures of him while walking on the Bronc Trail. The brother-in-law then sent the photos to the student’s girlfriend and girlfriend’s mother to cause problems in their relationship.

February 17

8:25 a.m.: A former student was arrested on eight state jail felony warrants for credit card abuse, after a UTRGV student reported losing his wallet on Feb. 2 in the Science Building on the Edinburg campus. The unapproved transactions totaled $169.21. A detective was able to recover some of the property purchased on the credit card. The suspect was scheduled to be arraigned at 3 p.m in the Edinburg Municipal Court.

–Compiled by Andrea Torres

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