10:19 a.m.: A student reported hitting a faculty member’s parked vehicle as she was parking in the space next to it. No injuries were reported but the student was issued a court appearance for not driving with a licensed operator in the front seat who is 21 years or older. The damage was estimated at more than $1,000.
11:30 a.m.: A Chick-fil-A employee reported that an unknown student attempted to pay for his food with a possible counterfeit $5 bill. The employee retained possession of the bill and the student paid for the food with genuine currency. The counterfeit bill was turned over to University Police and will be submitted to the U.S. Secret Service for authentication.
8:44 p.m.: University Police received a call from Texas Southmost College security dispatch in regard to a gas leak near the TSC Camille Lightner Center. The TSC Music and Eidman buildings were evacuated and secured for precautionary purposes. The Texas Gas Service company attempted to find the source of the gas and shut off the main gas line that services two gas meters located inside the center. Nearly four hours later the gas service fixed the leak and a notification was sent out informing the campus community the issue had been resolved.
4:20 p.m.: University Police were sent to the Sports Complex Soccer Field on the Brownsville campus in reference to a burnt trash can near the restrooms, which contained two burnt soccer balls and a pile of burnt twigs. Several beer cans were found inside another trashcan near the bleachers as well as a homemade smoking pipe made out of plastic. The incident is under investigation.
12:23 p.m.: University Police responded to a call about a black sedan parked in Lot B3 on the Brownsville campus that had windows covered with metallic sunscreens. When the officer arrived at the scene he found two students inside the vehicle. The students admitted that they were going to engage in sexual conduct. The students were advised that this incident would be referred to UTRGV Judicial Affairs.
12:48 p.m.: A student reported that he lost a bank envelope containing $2,300 in cash while on the Edinburg campus. He believes it may have fallen out of his jacket.
2:59 p.m.: A student reported that a young Hispanic male walked toward her parked vehicle in Lot G on Jan. 19 on the Edinburg campus. He went to the back passenger side window, knocked on it and asked if he could ask her a question. She responded by telling him that she could hear him. He then tried to get into her vehicle; she gestured “no” to him. He then left the area looking frustrated.
4:40 p.m.: A student whose wallet was turned in to the police department by another student who had found it on campus reported that $280 were missing it from it. No currency was in the wallet at the time it was turned in.
6:14 p.m.: A student reported feeling uncomfortable after a cafeteria staff member had been having unwanted conversations with her. The staff member, whom she does not know personally, asked if she wanted to watch movies with him at his residence.
4:20 p.m.: University Police were contacted by the parents of a student who had not arrived home after her morning class and was not answering her cell phone. After further investigation, the student was found to have been arrested by the Edinburg Police Department and was in their custody.
–Compiled by Andrea Torres