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POLICE REPORTS The following are among the incidents reported to University Police between Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.

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January 26

12:34 p.m.: An officer stopped a student for having an expired motor vehicle registration sticker. The officer noticed an odor of burnt marijuana coming from the car. After the vehicle was searched, the prescription medication Tamoxifen was found and the driver admitted to owning the pill, which is commonly used for breast cancer. The student said he takes steroids and uses Tamoxifen to “balance out” his estrogen levels. The officer also found marijuana debris. The student was arrested on a charge of possession of a dangerous drug, a class B misdemeanor, and booked into the Edinburg Municipal Jail.

January 27

8:05 a.m.: Two vehicles driven by staff members collided in Lot A6 on the Edinburg campus. The driver of a Chevrolet Cavalier attempted to turn into a parking space when it struck a Chevrolet Sonic traveling through the aisle. No injuries were reported and there was only minor damage to the vehicles.

January 28

10:43 a.m.: A Ford Fusion driven by a  student failed to control speed and struck the staff member’s Dodge Durango while it was stopped in pedestrian traffic in the 100 block of North Sugar Road. No injuries were reported and damage to the vehicles was minor.

11:54 a.m.: University Police responded to a report of a student who had fainted during her class in the Life and Health Sciences Building on the Brownsville campus. She struck her right shoulder and the back of her head on the floor and stated she was feeling pain. She told the officer she suffers from hypoglycemia. Brownsville Emergency Medical Services transported the student to the Valley Baptist Medical Center.

4:07 p.m.: A University Police communication operator noticed, via cameras, an ambulance driving with its emergency lights on and entering the Casa Bella student housing complex on the Brownsville campus. At the scene, officers noticed a female in need of emergency medical services. The father reported that his daughter sent him a text message stating she was not feeling well. He reported his daughter went out with some friends and consumed alcohol. She suffers from epilepsy and he believes the alcohol triggered an episode.

February 1

1:19 a.m.: University Police responded to a parent looking for his son who he believed was staying at his girlfriend’s apartment in the Casa Bella student housing complex on the Brownsville campus. The officers made contact with the resident assistant on duty who identified the female resident with the girlfriend’s name. The son was then found asleep in the all-female apartment. He was issued a criminal trespass warning, then left with his dad.

5:17 p.m.: A light fixture in front of the University Library on the Brownsville campus was seen emitting smoke. Officers made sure the area was made safe with caution tape. A UTRGV electrician evaluated the light fixture and found it to have a faulty ballast. He said he was going to repair it the next day.

–Compiled by Andrea Torres

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