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POLICE REPORTS The following are among the incidents reported to University Police between Oct. 16 and 25.

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October 16
4 p.m.: A student reported he had been the victim of an aggravated assault by a fellow student while at a local grocery store. The student said he feared for his safety because the suspect is enrolled in one of the his courses, had posted bail and been released from the city jail.

6:46 p.m.: A student requested after-hours access to the Physical Science West building because he was working on an experiment inside. The student presented a faculty ID and explained that the faculty member had lent it to him so he could access the room. Police confiscated the ID.

10:53 p.m.: University Police responded to a photograph that was posted on the “UTPA Book Trade” Facebook page, which showed a handgun on a toilet roll dispenser. Its caption said the gun was inside a restroom in the Mathematics
and General Sciences building. Officers searched and cleared the building and surrounding area but noted that the restroom displayed in the photo did not match any of the restrooms searched on campus.

October 17
8:25 p.m.: A driver was stopped on West University Drive in Brownsville after not stopping at a red light. The driver, who presented an expired driver’s license, and his female passenger had outstanding arrest warrants. The man was taken to Edinburg and the female was taken to the Hidalgo County jail.

October 18
6:45 a.m.:
A driver was stopped after driving aggressively into the entrance of the Casa Bella student housing complex. Officers detected a strong odor of alcohol in the vehicle and both occupants admitted to drinking. The driver was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, the passenger was charged with public intoxication and both were
later taken to the Brownsville City Jail.

8 p.m.: A Casa Bella resident reported a past incident of harassment. She said her ex-boyfriend had made several attempts to reach her and had been seen in the area of her apartment.

October 19
1:47 a.m.:
A driver was stopped at 2801 West University Dr. in Edinburg for not having a front license plate. The driver had an outstanding warrant from the City of Edinburg for unpaid fines. He had no license or vehicle liability insurance. He was arrested and booked into the Edinburg municipal jail.

1:52 p.m.: A staff member at The Woods satellite campus in Brownsville reported two five-piece patio dining sets missing. The value of the furniture was estimated at $1,400.

3:21p.m.: A student reported a possible natural gas leak in lot B2 in Brownsville. Facilities and Environmental Health and Safety staff said the smell of gas was due to a periodic pressure release and deemed the meter

6:28 p.m.: A student reported to a counselor that she wanted to kill herself by overdosing on her antidepressant medication. UTRGV Counseling staff recommended an emergency detention and the student was later screened by Tropical Texas Behavioral Health staff who said she did not meet criteria for hospitalization. The student was allowed to leave with her father.

8:57 p.m.: An officer witnessed a hit-and-run traffic accident at the intersection of Sugar and Schunior roads in Edinburg. The officer stopped the suspect vehicle and detained the suspect who had fled the accident. Edinburg Police arrested the suspect.

October 21
11:56 a.m.:
A staff member reported accidentally puncturing a refrigerated hose from his refrigerator, which leaked an unknown chemical into his office in Southwick Hall. Environmental Health and Safety was contacted and confirmed
there was no cause for concern.

October 23
1:27 a.m.:
A deported felon, who was stopped on the 2800 block of West University Drive in Edinburg for having
a defective head lamp on his vehicle, was arrested on charges of no driver’s license, no insurance and failure to identify

4:55 a.m.: A U.S. Border Patrol agent detained an intoxicated adult male in front of the UTRGV Physical Plant facilities on the Brownsville campus. The suspect was arrested and charged with public intoxication and transported to the Brownsville City Jail.

October 24
1:25 a.m.:
Officers responded to a report of a group of people smoking marijuana outside Troxel Hall. One student was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Another student was arrested after officers confirmed a warrant for his arrest in the City of Edinburg. The report was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.

2:20 a.m.: A group of four student residents were reported to be smoking marijuana outside Troxel Hall. One student over the age of 21 was found to be in possession of an open container of alcohol. Two students, under 21, were cited for possession of alcohol by a minor.

October 25
8:08 p.m.: A student who was stopped on Fourth Avenue and West Van Week Street after failing to signal was arrested for possession of marijuana.

–Compiled by Andrea Torres

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