2:04 p.m.: A UTRGV Police detective obtained two third degree felony warrants for a nonaffiliated male who was tampering with a government record. The arrested suspect was allegedly in possession of a fraudulent Guatemalan passport and a fraudulent U.S. Social Security card. The Edinburg Municipal Court issued the charges and warrants will be served at the Hidalgo County Jail.
9:22 a.m.: Two male faculty members reported being bothered by a nonaffiliated female, who keeps taking pictures of them smoking within the building courtyard. The Environmental Health and Safety Department, which was already aware of the incidents, said there was an internal process to address the smoking that was ongoing.
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5:55 p.m.: Officers initiated a traffic stop on an unaffiliated male, who was driving on the wrong side of the road and almost causing a collision. Upon making contact with the driver, the officers found loose and boxed ammunition on the passenger seat along with two handguns in plain view. They also found a pill bottle containing Farmapram /Alprazolam. The driver was booked into Edinburg City Jail on charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
11:09 a.m.: A female student reported that an unknown male used his truck to The following are among the incidents reported to University Police between Aug. 12 and 21. follow her from her residence to campus. The student said she travels about 40 miles to get to campus. An officer was able to obtain video footage, which coincided with the student’s report. A UTRGV Police investigator found the truck off campus, interviewed the nonaffiliated male and issued him a criminal trespass warning.
9:11 a.m.:Officers tried to conduct a traffic stop on a light blue Ford Crown Victoria, but during the stop, the driver ran from the officers into a thick brushy area. The Edinburg Police Department assisted in locating the individual, to no avail. Parole papers in the vehicle identified the male, who has history with UTRGV and the Edinburg Police, who located the man’s last known residence. A family member advised the officers that the man had just left in another vehicle. UTRGV Police are in the process of seeking an arrest warrant for the suspect on a charge of evading arrest.
–Compiled by Megan Gonzalez