1:27 a.m.: University Police was informed about a male harassing a staff member. He had been driving a white Ford Raptor in parking Lots B3 and A1 and then followed the staff member, making verbal contact with her after being told not to contact her in any way. Officers conducted a patrol of the entire campus but his vehicle was not found. Officers are in the process of issuing a criminal trespass warning to the male.
9:59 a.m.: University Police made contact with a student’s mother, who had a valid mental health warrant for the apprehension of her son. The student was located on campus and apprehended without incident. He was taken to Texas Tropical Behavioral Health where he was released into the care of clinical staff.
9:30 p.m.: A student driving a Nissan Versa backed out of a parking space in Lot Q2 and struck a Chevrolet Camaro driven by a staff member. There were no injuries reported and there was only minor damage to the Camaro.
3:54 a.m.: A group of five students, four of which are athletes, were found in Lot Q2 and stated that they had been drinking in McAllen earlier. When the officer asked them for identification, only one of the students was 21 years old. Officers could not detect the odor of an alcoholic beverage on any of the students, nor were they a danger to themselves or others. A report was taken to document the student code of conduct violation.
11:30 a.m.: Emergency medical services were called to the Science Complex building where a student felt ill and had uncontrollable trembling. The student was taken to Edinburg Regional Hospital.
3:33 a.m.: Five students were found in an apartment at the Vaquero Village yelling and playing loud music. The students were cooperative and stated that they had been drinking earlier that night at a bar and at the Veranda Apartments but that there was no alcohol in the apartment. The housing coordinator walked into the common area of the apartment and stated that he did not see any alcohol in view. Three of the students were under age 21. A report of the
incident was taken for referral to Student Rights and Responsibilities.
10:04 a.m.: University Police took a picture of red markings on the brick wall of the Visual Arts Building on the Edinburg campus. The paint marks read, “I Miss You” and a work order was placed to remove the paint.
1:55 p.m.: An athletics staff member reported baseball caps and jackets were stolen from the team’s locker room. The staff member believes the theft occurred between Feb. 15 and 22. The loss is estimated at $1,400.
4:28 p.m.: University Police responded to a report of a student at the UTRGV Counseling Center having suicidal ideations. She was deemed a danger to herself and was transported to Texas Tropical Behavioral Center for screening. A crisis screener assessed the student and a three-day contract stay at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was approved.
3:39 p.m.: University Police reported that smoke was coming out of a cigarette dispenser outside the University Library in Edinburg. The officer put out the fire with a fire extinguisher after reporting the top of the dispenser blew off and trash inside caught fire.
5:36 p.m.: University Police was dispatched to the Health Sciences West Building on the Edinburg campus where it was reported that a piece of cardboard caught fire. Staff members and students put out the fire, whose cause was unknown. A staff member reported that she saw a cigarette butt being blown away from the burned cardboard. The student
who assisted with putting out the fire was transported to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance due to a round red mark he
sustained on his left arm, which he said was caused by the fire.
–Compiled by Andrea Torres