12:47 p.m.: University Police responded to a call concerning an individual with a possible handgun at the Science Complex on the Edinburg campus. The initial call was received from the university call center and little information was provided. However, information obtained later on revealed that the incident had reportedly occurred earlier in the day between 8:50 and 9:10 a.m. A parent of a student relayed the information to the Call Center that their daughter, a student, had learned from another student that a male subject was in possession of a handgun in class. The parent refused to provide the name of their daughter or the name of the professor. The officer contacted the professor, who said she did not observe anyone with a handgun and the incident was never brought to her attention. The officer also spoke with two students, who said they observed a man who looked to be armed with a pistol. They never saw the pistol but saw what appeared to be an outline of a pistol over the man’s shirt and confirmed the incident occurred outside a classroom at the Science Complex.
8:05 p.m.: A student employee reported that her ex-boyfriend, who is also a student employee, had come by while she was working and began arguing with her on the Edinburg campus. She said
he grabbed the phone out of her hands,removed the battery, removed the SIM card and threw the phone back at her. When he grabbed the phone, he also grabbed her hands but there were physical signs of injury. They share an apartment lease, but she was going to stay with a friend at another location. The Dean of Students Office and the Title IX coordinator were notified. The student
did not want to file criminal charges.
3:31 p.m.: University Police responded to a disturbance at the University Library between two students. One of the students reported that she and her ex-boyfriend had broken up a few days
ago. He followed her to the library from her home in McAllen. They argued about him wanting to get back together with her and she repeatedly told him that she wanted him to leave her alone. He took her phone and would not give it back. She then followed him and told him to return it. While trying to retrieve the phone, she grabbed the back of his shirt and eventually jumped on his back to obtain the phone. He then turned around and elbowed her in the throat, causing her to lose her breath. The ex-boyfriend was taken into custody and charged with assault, a Class A misdemeanor. The ex-girlfriend was taken to the Victim Advocacy Center on campus. The Title IX coordinator was notified.
5:29 p.m.: University Police responded to a call regarding two staff members who were requesting to speak to an officer on the Brownsville campus. The staff members reported a graduate student, who is the best friend of one of the reporting members, had just ended his relationship with his girlfriend. He told them to be careful because his girlfriend can be dangerous and owns a gun. The staff members refused to provide any other information because they did not want to get involved. Officers were unable to contact the graduate student. However, his ex-girlfriend called UTRGV Police and said she and the graduate student have been in a relationship for more than seven years and have children together. She said she had no intention of
hurting anyone and has no reason to go to the campus.
10:59 p.m.: Officers checked out a suspicious vehicle, which had its parking lights on and was backed up against one of the buildings in The Village apartment complex. There were two male students, ages 18 and 19, in the vehicle which smelled of burnt marijuana. The vehicle was searched and an unusable amount of marijuana and an open bottle of Hennessy cognac were found. The
students provided written consent to search their bedrooms in The Village. After the K9 sniffed both rooms, there were no usable amounts of narcotics located in the residence. Both students
denied ownership of the alcohol and were cited for possession of alcohol by a minor.
–Compiled by Andrea Torres