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April 12, 2005

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

Occurred on 4-8-05 between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Theft: Several items of clothing and a floor rug were stolen from an unsecured clothes dryer located in a 3rd floor laundry room. Loss value: $150.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

The theft of unattended clothing from public laundry rooms happens every semester. The best way to prevent it from happening to you is to simply stay with your clothes. Waiting for your clothes to dry is an excellent time to study.

Geology Building, #10 East Mall

Discovered on 4-11-05 at 9:10 p.m.

Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine: An unknown device was used to pry the metal door open to sanitary napkin dispensers located in women's restrooms located on the 2nd, 5th and 6th floors of the building. At this time, it is unknown how much product and money was stolen from the vending machines.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 4-12-05 at 3:30 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was reported sleeping in a basement level men's restroom during a time when the building was closed to the public. The subject had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Townes Hall, 727 East Dean Keeton

Occurred between 4-7-05 at 3:00 p.m. and 4-11-05 at 9:30 a.m.

Theft: Eight textbooks were stolen from an unsecured locker located by a 2nd floor student lounge. Loss value: $500.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Never leave your textbooks unsecured. Write your state issued driver's license or identification card number on the same page in every textbook you own. Do not write this number on the inside cover or title page, as most thieves will look for identifying marks in these areas. By placing this number on the same page in every textbook you own, only you will know where to find the identifying mark. This will help recover your textbooks if they are stolen.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Occurred on 4-11-05 at 10:46 p.m.

Graffiti / Failure to Identify / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was found using a black indelible marker to draw on the south exterior of the building. Indelible markers of different colors were found on the ground where the subject was located. Red and blue markers had also been used to draw on the east exterior side of the building. The subject initially gave the officer a fictitious name and date of birth. The subject was found to have six outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for assault by contact, public intoxication (3), failure to identify and disorderly conduct — abusive language.

Crime Prevention Tip

Committing an act of graffiti on an institution of higher education is a state jail felony punishable by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days. In addition to confinement, an individual adjudged guilty of a state jail felony may be punished by a fine not to exceed $10,000 (Penal Code 12.38). One's artistic endeavors could lead to a loss of their freedom. If you feel a need to paint or draw, get a canvas.

Whitaker Fields, 51st Street and Guadalupe

Occurred between 4-8-05 at 9:00 a.m. and 4-11-05 at 12:50 p.m.

Graffiti: A black permanent marker was used to draw images and write words on a steel light pole located at the entrance to a tennis court. Removal cost: $40.00.

24th Street and San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 4-11-05 at 7:50 p.m.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found "stumbling" into and out of a lane of traffic. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 3 alarm calls, 4 unsecured door reports, 1 public assist report, 5 medical emergency calls, 1 grass fire, 3 collisions, 2 stuck elevator reports and 3 suspicious activity reports between 4-11-05 and 4-12-05.