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September 21, 2001

Kinsolving Dormitory, 2605 Whitis Avenue

Occurred between 9-19-01 at 10:00 p.m. and 9-20-01 at 5:00 p.m.

Theft: A blue and silver Raleigh mountain bicycle was stolen from a bike rack located north of the building. Loss value: $200.00.

Parking Garage #2, 2420 San Antonio

Occurred on 9-20-01 at 8:12 a.m.

Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was found to have an outstanding warrant with another agency.

Geology Building, #10 East Mall

Occurred between 9-6-01 at 8:30 a.m. and 9-20-01 at 8:40 p.m.

Burglary of Coin-Operated Machine: Cash was taken from a vending machine in a first floor restroom. Loss value: $6.00.

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building, 200 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 9-20-01 at 9:38 a.m.

Solicitation: An unidentified caller requested copier information to "update" their records. See Current Fraud/Con Scheme below.

100 to 300 block of 21st Street

Occurred on 9-20-01 at 12:00 noon.

Theft: A Samsung cellular phone was stolen from a backpack. Loss value: $125.00.

Beauford H. Jester Center East, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-21-01 between 12:15 a.m. and 1:15 a.m.

Theft: Various pieces of clothing were stolen from a fifth floor laundry room. Loss value $200.00.

2400 block San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 9-21-01 at 3:00 a.m.

Driving While License Suspended/Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject, after running a stop sign, was found to be driving on a suspended license and was also wanted on outstanding warrants with other agencies.

BEWARE

Current Fraud/Con Scheme On Campus: A subject telephones a department and wants to know the make and model number of the department's copier or printer. They sometimes ask for the serial number. The subject will also ask for the name of the director of the department or purchasing officer. They sometimes say their sending free samples or are checking what equipment the department has for promotional reasons. The subject will then send matching toner cartridges, that were never ordered, and a billing invoice to the department. A person in the department, receiving the cartridges, sees that the make, model, serial number and department administrator's name is correct on the invoice and thinks the department ordered it.