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June 6

8:31 a.m.: University Police found two students engaging in sexual activity in a vehicle parked in a “no parking” zone near the Baseball Stadium on the Edinburg campus. The car’s windshield and two front windows were blocked with shades. The incident was referred to the Dean of Students office.

June 11

9:30 a.m.: A student reported that at 11:02 a.m. June 10 he and his girlfriend were walking on a trail when they were approached by a male student who was a suspect in an assault which occurred in May 2016. The suspect reportedly attempted to touch the woman’s arm and spoke to the boyfriend in a provocative manner, trying to get him to fight. The boyfriend pretended to call the police, not wanting to spend time looking for the phone number, and the suspect left. The couple left the area in a vehicle. The suspect was contacted by phone and reminded that Student Rights and Responsibilities had already told him to stay away from the girl’s boyfriend. He then  acknowledged he had already been told that and stated that he understood. The incident was referred to the Dean of Students office.

June 13

2:34 p.m.: A staff member reported that a man was viewing pornographic websites on a library computer on the Harlingen campus. An officer issued the man a written criminal trespass warning for all UTRGV properties and escorted him off of the campus.

June 29

8:24 p.m.: A student reported being followed to campus by a non-affiliated male, with whom she was briefly involved in a relationship. The man had been going by her home, and made numerous phone calls to her phone by using a phone application to disguise his number. She said she filed a harassment report with the police department in her hometown for the incidents occurring off campus. The man followed her from her residence to campus on June 29 and after she arrived to Lot K2, the man entered her vehicle as soon as she parked. He wanted to discuss their past relationship. While in the vehicle he grabbed her wrist and she pulled away from him but he grabbed her wrist again, holding it tighter, but she was able to break loose.  The man left the area before the officer arrived. The suspect was arrested July 1 by University Police on a charge of felony stalking. He was also served with an emergency protective order and issued a criminal trespass order for UTRGV properties.

10:05 p.m.: A student reported several instances of what she felt was odd behavior on the part of construction workers at a site on the Edinburg campus. She also reported that she felt as though she was being watched and followed by different unidentified Hispanic males on and off campus throughout June. She provided a written statement but none of the reported behavior was found to be to the level of a criminal offense at the time.

July 11

9:40 p.m.: While on patrol, an officer observed an unattended white SUV with its ignition on parked along the curb of Jackson Street. Upon investigating, the officer saw a man emerge from the Casa Bella student housing complex. The man said he was the owner of the vehicle and was looking for a male student whom he had met at Lincoln Park while exercising. He then told the officer the student told him he could visit him at his apartment whenever he needed something. However, the subject said he did not remember the male student’s name and was unable to identify the number of the apartment the student lived in. He was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

–Compiled by Andrea Torres

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