5:34 p.m.: A faculty member reported that she could smell something burning near the faculty offices in the Education Building. She said the smell had been persistent for 30 minutes. The faculty member and public safety officers were unable to determine the source of the smell. The Edinburg Fire Department arrived, discovered that burnt popcorn was the source and determined the building was safe.
1:39 p.m.: An officer was dispatched to the Science Building’s construction site due to a construction worker puncturing a gas line with a backhoe. The site and the Health and Education I Building were evacuated. The Edinburg Fire Department shut off the gas line and cleared the area for re-entry.
9:33 a.m.: While two female students were driving to the Brownsville campus, a man followed them. When they parked in lot B1, the man drove close and kept staring at them. The students reported the incident to UTRGV Police after class.
8:19 p.m.: A mother reported that her 19-year-old son, a UTRGV student, was missing. The student had left personal belongings in his mother’s residence. He was last seen leaving his residence on foot, off-campus. The mother filed the missing person report with the Brownsville Police Department, while the UTRGV Police Department is providing support as needed.
5:55 p.m.: In Heritage Hall, a resident assistant reported two separate odors of marijuana coming from two dorm rooms. After consent was granted, the first room on the north wing was searched, but no narcotics were found. Marijuana residue and a burnt cigarette were found on the floor. The resident admitted he smoked earlier. Afterward, the second room on the east wing, was searched. A man admitted he had marijuana in his possession. He was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana and was booked into the Edinburg Municipal Jail.
11:55 a.m.: A student at the Casa Bella student housing complex reported feeling ill. Brownsville Emergency Medical Services arrived and she agreed to be transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation. The student contacted her mother and notified her of the incident.
–Compiled by Megan Gonzalez