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March 31, 2005

Development Office Building, 2901 North IH-35

Occurred between 3-25-05 at 5:00 p.m. and 3-28-05 at 8:00 a.m.

Graffiti: Black paint was used to write words on the exterior walls of a mobile storage unit located on the east side of the building. Removal cost: $50.00.

Kinsolving Dormitory, 2605 Whitis Avenue

Occurred between 3-29-05 at 12 midnight and 3-30-05 at 7:22 p.m.

Harassment: A UT student placed several offensive and "abusive" instant text messages to a 4th floor resident's computer.The resident has also received several unwanted telephone calls in which the caller does not make any statement.

Crime Prevention Tip

After hanging your UT telephone up after receiving a harassing telephone call pick the receiver back up and dial *57 to trap the telephone number of the caller in a computer database.By trapping the telephone number, investigators will have a better opportunity to identify the caller.

Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 3-23-05 at 12 noon.

Indecent Exposure: An unidentified subject approached a UT student in the 1st floor men's locker room shower and began to stare at the student while touching himself in a manner intended to arouse himself. The subject followed the student throughout the locker room while continuing to provide self-gratification.

Crime Prevention Tip

If you find yourself in a similar situation, contact the police department as soon as possible. Keeping a cellular telephone near you provides a quick method of contacting the police department in an emergency. If you have a cellular telephone, program in the police department's telephone number.

Main Building, #1 South Mall

Occurred on 3-30-05 at 12:34 p.m.

Assault (2 counts): A UT student approached a group of UT students on the south side of the building and assaulted a least two students by hitting them, spitting on one of them and placing his hands around the neck of one of the students. The assaults were related to a previous off-campus incident between the involved parties.

Crime Prevention Tip

Think about your actions and their repercussions. The student who committed these assaults is facing several serious charges. His academic future, as well as his freedom, is in jeopardy. If you feel you are about to loose control, step back, take several deep breaths and consider your future. Ask yourself if what you want to do is worth what you may lose in doing that action.

Robert Lee Moore Hall, 2515 Speedway

Discovered on 3-31-05 at 2:09 a.m.

Criminal Mischief: Orange chalk was used to write words on the sidewalk on the west side of the building. Removal cost: $30.00.

Sid Richardson Hall, 2300 Red River

Occurred between 3-25-05 at 2:00 p.m. and 3-30-05 at 7:30 a.m.

Theft: Sixty dollars cash was stolen from a money bag that was left in an unsecured box in an unsecured 2nd floor office.

Crime Prevention Tip

Have you ever thought of the number of people who have access to your office during a 24-hour period? Do you know all of the people who pass by your unsecured office everyday? Do you trust all of those people? Do not give anyone the opportunity to commit a theft from your office. Never leave your office unsecured. Always keep your valuable property, such as cash, inside a secured drawer or cabinet.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred between 3-8-05 at 2:00 p.m. and 3-9-05 at 4:00 p.m.

Credit Card Abuse: A UT student left her debit card in an automated teller machine after making a withdrawal. An unidentified subject located the debit card and made 3 unauthorized withdrawals totaling $500.00 from the student's bank account.

Crime Prevention Tip

Keep track of your debit and credit cards. After every ATM transaction, check and double check to make sure you have received your card back from the ATM and you have placed the card back in your wallet. Do not leave your receipts behind. Take the receipts with you and destroy (shred) them in another location. Cancel lost or stolen credit/debit cards as soon as possible. Do not sign the back of your credit/debit cards. Write "ask to see a photo id" in the space provided for your signature on the back of the cards. This will help prevent a thief from using your financial cards at a business where cashiers actually check the back of such cards.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 6 alarm calls, 5 unsecured door reports, 5 suspicious activity reports, 2 medical emergency calls, 1 collision and 1 light survey between 3-30-05 and 3-31-05.