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International students targeted by scam calls

Emily Hernandez October 11, 2019

An international student paid a scam caller a substantial sum of money after they were threatened with arrest and deportation, according to the UT Police Department Sept. 30 Campus Watch report. The student...

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Austin Police warn of lethal batch of narcotics

Aria Jones October 11, 2019

The Austin Police Department released a public safety alert last week warning of a potentially lethal batch of MDMA, also known as molly or ecstasy, being sold in the Austin area. The alert came when...

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UTPD encourages students, staff to use anonymous tip reporting

Emily Hernandez October 10, 2019

Anyone on campus can send anonymous tips to the UT Police Department. It is up to UTPD detectives to decide what to do next.  Anonymous tip reporting is available to students, staff and faculty...

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APD responds to bank robbery on Guadalupe Street

Lauren Girgis October 1, 2019

The Austin Police Department responded to a bank robbery at 1904 Guadalupe St., according to a campuswide text sent at 10:44 a.m.  The first alert said the suspect was on foot traveling southbound...

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Man threatens to ‘shoot all the rich kids at UT’ after being arrested

Lauren Girgis September 23, 2019

A man who said he would “shoot all the rich kids at UT” has been charged with making terroristic threats, according to the Austin American-Statesman.  Dakota Blakely reportedly became...

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APD responds to aggravated assault suspect with “machete-like knife” in West Campus

Lauren Girgis September 23, 2019

Update 5:43:  At 5:24 p.m., UTPD said in a tweet that the suspect is no longer believed to be in the immediate area, and APD is still investigating. The Austin Police Department responded to...

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Watch Live: We’re Hosting a Conversation on Campus Safety

Malú Gonzalez September 16, 2019

What does an ideal system of ensuring students are safe look like? How has security on campus changed in the past three years? The Daily Texan will host a conversation on campus safety on Tuesday, Sept....

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Car catches fire near Honors Quad on University Ave.

Savana Dunning September 9, 2019

A fire erupted in the engine of a UT Police Department patrol car in the parking lot near the Honors Quad buildings Monday afternoon. UTPD sent a campus-wide text message telling students to avoid the...

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University of Texas Permian Basin students held on lockdown during Midland and Odessa shootings

Victoria May September 3, 2019

A gunman killed seven and injured 22 in multiple locations spanning Odessa and Midland, making this Texas’ second mass shooting in August.  The Aug. 31 shooting began when the gunman opened...

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DNA analyst in Haruka Weiser’s murder case resigns over inaccurate testimony

Emily Hernandez August 24, 2019

A forensic scientist who analyzed DNA in UT dance freshman Haruka Weiser’s case has resigned after an investigation by the Texas Forensics Science Commission found she gave incorrect testimony during...

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University of Texas police investigating indecent exposure at Pickle Research Campus

Emily Hernandez May 3, 2019

The UT Police Department responded to a report of an indecent exposure at the West J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Northwest Austin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, according to a campus-wide email sent Friday morning. The...

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Rape kit backlog forcing city to look outward, victims notified years later

Jackson Barton May 3, 2019

Austin Police Department’s thousands of backlogged rape kits have been tested, but still need to be reviewed and entered into the Combined DNA Index Systems, the FBI’s national DNA database....

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