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April 8, 2005

Gregory Gymnasium, 2101 Speedway

Occurred between 4-6-05 at 8:30 a.m. and 4-7-05 at 6:30 a.m.

Theft: The combination pad lock that was used to secure a 1st floor women's locker room locker was opened. Several items of make-up were stolen from the locker. The combination pad lock was placed back on the locker and left open. Loss value: $50.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Combination pad locks do not provide the level of security you want to keep your personal property safe. Combination pad locks are easily defeated by a thief with the right tool. Key pad locks are recommended to keep your lockers secure.

broken lock Defeated Combination lock (not from the case mentioned here).

key padlockKey pad lock on locker.

Beauford H. Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-8-05 at 12 midnight.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (4 counts): Three UT students and one non-UT subject, who were all under the age of 21, were found in a 6th floor dormitory room after having consumed alcoholic beverages.

Parking Lot F-28, 600 West 24th Street

Discovered on 4-7-05 at 7:45 a.m.

Graffiti: Black spray paint and a black marker were used to write illegible words on the sides of a Mack truck while it was parked on the east side of the Parking Lot. Removal cost: $300.00.

Parking Lot 113, 2200 Comal Street

Occurred on 4-8-05 at 3:35 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was observed driving a red Chevrolet sport utility vehicle in Parking Lot 104 at a high rate of speed before the vehicle exited the lot, entered Parking Lot 113 and parked. The student exited the vehicle, unzipped his pants and initiated actions indicative of preparation to relieve the pressure which had built up in his bladder. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

West Mall Office Building, #3 West Mall

Occurred on 4-7-05 at 9:59 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found soliciting students to pay for the postage on packages being mailed for a charity. The subject originally claimed to be a UT student. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Crime Prevention Tip

The Regents' Rules and Regulations prohibit solicitation on University of Texas property.

Whitaker Fields, 51st Street and Guadalupe

Occurred on 4-7-05 between 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The right window was broken out of a 2000 Chevrolet pick-up truck while it was parked in a Parking Lot on the west side of Whitaker Fields. The dashboard cover was removed, and a Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo was stolen. Repair cost: $175.00. Loss value: $200.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Place a towel on your dashboard and allow it to drape over your stereo system. A thief will think you are protecting your dashboard from the hot Texas sun, but it will also conceal what type of stereo you have. Most auto burglars do not want to risk being caught breaking into a vehicle if they can not see what they can steal. What do you want an auto burglar to see when he/she looks into your car?

dashboard
This?

concealed dashboard
Or this?

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 4 alarm calls, 1 medical emergency call, 1 natural gas leak, 1 brush fire, 1 welfare concern report and 2 suspicious activity reports between 4-7-05 and 4-8-05.