Amarillo College police have banned two men from returning to Amarillo College campuses after they were found loitering on the Washington Street Campus.
Joe Burks, 60, and Nicholas Martin, 22, received the trespassing warnings on Feb. 11. police said. Neither man was arrested during the incidents, but Cpl. Scott Acker said once a person receives a trespass warning, they could face additional consequences if they return to the property.
“If you come back, you’ll be arrested for criminal trespass,” Acker said.
On Feb. 11, officers responded to the Engineering building on a complaint about an unregistered person in a class. Police made contact with Martin outside Engineering 207 and determined he was a student in the past, but not currently enrolled.
While speaking with Martin, officers said he appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic and issued a trespass warning.
That same day, police were dispatched to the CUB basement after receiving reports of another loiterer. The officers made contact with Burks and found he did not have a legitimate reason to be on campus. Acker said ACPD has received previous complaints of Burks loitering on campus and harassing students and staff.
Police were also told Burks, who is not enrolled at AC, had eaten food that was put out for students.
Burks is described as a white male with short gray hair, glasses and blue eyes. He was seen riding a black bicycle with a large red license plate. Martin is described as a white male with long, curly brown hair and hazel eyes. ACPD asks if anyone who sees either man on any AC campus to call police at 806*371-5911 or 806-371-5163.