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April 18, 2005

Clark Field, 300 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-15-05 at 3:50 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found soliciting money from people, which is a violation of UT Regents' Rules and Regulations regarding solicitation. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

2000 Comal Street

Occurred on 4-15-05 at 6:30 p.m.

Disorderly Conduct: A non-UT subject used a voice amplifying device to generate an unreasonable noise during a sporting event. The subject continued to use the device after being warned by a police officer about the disorderly conduct offense.

Engineering-Science Building, 2501 Speedway

Occurred between 4-13-05 at 11:00 p.m. and 4-14-05 at 1:30 a.m.

Theft: The frame and rear wheel to a blue and silver Next bicycle were stolen while the front wheel of the bicycle was secured with a u-lock to a bicycle rack on the west side of the building. Loss value: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Many bicycle thieves never even break or cut a lock to illegally procure a bicycle. Some thieves simply look for bicycle parts and pieces which are unsecured. They mix and match parts from different bicycles and build a bike as they make their way down a bicycle rack. The two most important bicycle components you need to protect are your front wheel and bicycle frame. Make sure you use at least a quality u-lock to secure the front wheel and bicycle frame to a bicycle rack. For increased security, use a cable lock to secure the frame, front and rear wheel to the bicycle rack. Always try to place your bicycle locks high on the bicycle rack, as that makes it harder for a thief to defeat the lock.

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

Occurred on 4-17-05 at 2:14 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (3 Counts): A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found attempting to sneak four non-UT subjects into the dormitory. All four of the non-UT subjects were under the age of 21. The UT student and two of the non-UT subjects were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Littlefield Fountain, 200 West 21st Street

Occurred on 4-16-05 at 9:25 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found approaching pedestrians and soliciting donations, which is a violation of UT Regents' Rules and Regulations. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Moore-Hill Dormitory, 214 East 21st Street

Occurred between 4-15-05 at 6:30 p.m. and 4-16-05 at 10:30 a.m.

Burglary: A Hewlett-Packard laptop computer with a 17" screen was stolen from a 2nd floor dormitory room. The owner of the laptop stated the only time the dormitory room door was left unsecured was while he slept inside the room. Loss value: $1,500.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

All too frequently, we have thefts and burglaries from dormitory rooms while the residents are in their rooms asleep. The main cause of this is the resident failing to secure their dormitory room door. You should keep your dormitory room door closed and locked at all times, unless you are actually entering or exiting your room.

Parking Lot 104, 1900 North IH-35

Occurred on 4-16-05 at 10:22 a.m.

Evading: A non-UT subject was found riding a bicycle on the sidewalk in violation of UT Parking and Transportation Rules and Regulations. The subject had previously ridden by several parked vehicles, looking into each vehicle as he rode by them. The subject attempted to flee the officer on his bicycle, but lost control of his bicycle a few blocks away.

Parking Lot 80, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 4-15-05 between 2:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The right window was broken out of a 2002 Honda 2-door while it was parked in the center of the Parking Lot. The center stereo console was damaged when the in-dash Alpine AM/FM/CD/MP3 player stereo was stolen from the dashboard of the vehicle. Repair cost: $450.00. Loss value: $250.00.

J. T. Patterson Laboratories Building, 2415 Speedway

Occurred on 4-15-05 between 1:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Burglary: A motorized floor scrubber was stolen from a secured 6th floor storage room. Loss value: $3,000.00.

Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity

Occurred on 4-15-05 at 7:50 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping near a trash dumpster located on the west side of the tennis center. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Prather Hall Dormitory, 305 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-16-05 at 12:30 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 Counts): Two UT students, who were both under the age of 21, were found standing against the southwest corner of the building. One of the students was standing facing the wall, demonstrating the old saying that one cannot buy alcohol, but only rent it. Both students were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

1700 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 4-18-05 at 1:20 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped for driving a white station wagon the wrong way on a one-way roadway with its headlamps off. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 4-16-05 at 3:20 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (4 Counts) / Possession of a Fictitious Driver's License: Two UT students, who were both under the age of 21, were found staggering across the roadway. Both students were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages. After receiving a citation, one of the two students pointed out two other subjects that were having difficulty negotiating the stairs to the dormitory entrance. The subjects attempting to go up the stairs were identified as UT students who were both under the age of 21. Both of those students were also found to have consumed alcoholic beverages. One of those two students was found to be in possession of a fictitious driver's license which purported the student to be 21 years old or older.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 4-16-05 at 7:13 p.m.

Public Intoxication (Substance) / Possession of a Narcotic / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A non-UT subject was found passed out, having difficulty breathing and "turning blue" while in a 3rd floor men's restroom, which is an area not open to the public. The subject was found to be under the influence of an illicit narcotic to the point Austin-Travis County EMS had to transport the subject to a local emergency room for treatment of a drug overdose. The subject was found to be in possession of a small amount of MDMA (commonly referred to as "ecstasy") and a used syringe containing an MDMA solution. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

2600 University

Occurred on 4-16-05 at 4:14 p.m.

Possession of Marijuana: A UT staff member reported seeing a non-UT subject "collapse" on the sidewalk. While evaluating the subject, Austin-Travis County EMTs found a plastic bag containing less than 0.25 ounces of marijuana in one of the subject's pockets. Austin-Travis County EMS transported the subject to a local emergency room for further treatment.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 4-16-05 at 8:05 a.m.

Graffiti: A grey and a green permanent marker was used to write letters and draw symbols on a metal fence on the west side of the building. Removal cost: $35.00.

200 West 21st Street

Occurred on 4-17-05 at 2:04 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts): A UT student and a non-UT subject, both of whom were under the age of 21, were found crossing the street. One of the two was having difficulty walking and standing and required assistance from the other. Both subjects were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

300 West 24th Street

Occurred on 4-16-05 at 8:30 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject approached a vehicle being driven by a UT staff member and attempted to open the passenger side door. The staff member, an avid reader of the Campus Watch, knew from a Campus Watch entry from a few weeks back that he should keep his doors locked while driving. After being unable to open the door, the subject looked at the staff member and quickly began walking away. The staff member stopped and asked the subject what he was doing. The subject stated he was looking for "jumper cables." The staff member recognized this as the beginning of a scam as it was described in the Campus Watch entry. It happened that the staff member was a UT Police Officer driving his personal vehicle to an overtime assignment. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 24 alarm calls, 4 unsecured door reports, 13 public assist reports, 3 medical emergency calls, 1 vehicle fire, 1 collision report and 9 suspicious activity reports between 4-15-05 and 4-18-05.