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April 25, 2005

Brackenridge Apartments, 3452 Lake Austin Blvd.

Occurred on 4-22-05 at 10:05 p.m.

Criminal Mischief: An unidentified subject(s) threw a rock at a 1st floor apartment bedroom window causing the window to break. Repair cost: $75.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

You may not be able to alter a residence you rent, but, for those of you who own your residence, consider replacing your exterior windows with shatter resistant glass or poly-carbonate glass. Such replacements will not only reduce incidences of criminal mischief and accidental damage to your windows, but it can also help prevent a burglar from breaking out your windows to enter your home.

Chemical Petroleum Engineering, 200 East Dean Keeton

Discovered on 4-23-05 at 10:45 a.m.

Deadly Conduct: An unidentified subject caused damage to an exterior sliding glass door and a glass window pane on the west side of the building. The damage consisted of dimples in the glass which, based on the evidence at the scene, is believed to have been caused by several small items striking the glass with great velocity. Repair cost: $300.00.

Note: UTPD would like to establish a specific time frame for this incident. Anyone who saw or knew of this damage prior to 4-23-05 at 10:45 AM is encouraged to contact Det. Riojas at 232-9641.

Clark Field, 300 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 3:00 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (4 counts): A UT student and 3 non-UT subjects, all of whom were under the age of 21, were found walking across a footbridge from San Jacinto Blvd to Clark Field. One of the subjects had difficulty maintaining his balance and needed assistance from one of the other subjects. All four subjects were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Dean Keeton and Whitis Ave

Occurred on 4-24-05 at 1:51 a.m.

Criminal Mischief: Five UT students were observed placing objects over portions of the Walk/Don't Walk crossing signs in an effort to create a new image when the Don't Walk signal illuminated. The students voluntarily removed the objects to restore the original signal image.

Safety Tip

The Walk/Don't Walk signs are, for the most part, universal images designed to assist people in safely crossing our roadways. By altering any traffic control device, you may reduce the effectiveness of the device and cause injury to another.

2300 Guadalupe

Occurred on 4-24-05 at 2:00 a.m.

Public Intoxication / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A non-UT subject, who was under the age of 21, was found walking into the roadway while yelling at vehicles. The subject was using a paper towel as temporary dressing for a forehead injury he had sustained when he fell down earlier in the evening. 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.

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

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 2:30 a.m.

Public Intoxication / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, approached a UT police officer, who was wearing a distinctly marked police uniform, and asked if the officer was the "pizza delivery man." After being informed that the officer was a police officer, the student asked the officer if he wanted to share take out food from another restaurant. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and all fast foods.

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

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 2:00 a.m.

Harassment: An unidentified caller made a lewd and offensive telephone call to a 5th floor resident's dormitory room telephone.

200 East Jester Circle

Occurred on 4-24-05 at 3:10 a.m.

Driving Under the Influence by a Minor / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (3 counts) / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A non-UT subject, who was under the age of 21, was stopped for disregarding a stop sign while driving a black Mazda 4-door. While pulling over, the vehicle nearly struck a pedestrian who was walking "along the curb." The driver and the vehicle's two passengers, who were also under the age of 21, were all found to have consumed alcoholic beverages. Two ceramic pipes containing burned marijuana residue were found inside the vehicle.

Kinsolving Dormitory, 2605 Whitis Avenue

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 1:40 a.m.

Harassment: An unidentified subject placed two offensive telephone calls to a 4th floor dormitory room telephone. The resident of the dormitory room told the caller to stop calling and used the star 57 (*57) feature of her dormitory room telephone to trap the telephone number of the caller.

Littlefield Dormitory, 201 West Dean Keeton

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 2:47 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject entered through a card reader controlled dormitory door by following a resident through the door before it closed (tailgating). The subject was attempting to meet with a former acquaintance of his who is a 3rd floor resident of the dormitory. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Crime Prevention Tip

Do not aid a criminal by allowing them into your residence (dormitory). The card reader controls on dormitory exterior and elevator lobby doors are there for your protection and the protection of other residents in the dormitory. Do not let someone follow you through a card reader door. Make sure the door closes properly behind you. If you do not know if the person following you through such a door is a resident, then ask them. If the person says he/she is a resident, then tell them to use their own card to access the door and close the door on them. If the person says they are going to visit a friend, direct them to a courtesy telephone in the lobby so they can call their friend. If all else fails, contact the UT Police Department at 471-4441.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 4-22-05 between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Theft: A black Trek 4900 bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a metal hand rail located on the south plaza of the building. Loss value: $500.00.

1900 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 3:40 a.m.

Driving while Intoxicated / Open Container in a Vehicle: A non-UT subject was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.The subject stated he drove his friends home after a night of drinking because he was, "the most sober person" among them. A glass containing an alcoholic beverage was found in a cup holder located in the center console of the vehicle.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 2:00 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts): Two unidentified subjects flagged down a UT police officer and reported a verbal disturbance between two other subjects. The officer located the two subjects who were still actively yelling at each other. Both subjects were UT students who were under the age of 21. Both students were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 4-23-05 at 12:57 a.m.

Public Intoxication / Consumption of alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was observed exhibiting an extreme involuntary physical reaction to the over consumption of an alcoholic beverage while "hanging out of the rear passenger window" of a moving Dodge Ram extended cab pick-up truck. When stopped, the student claimed the physical evidence dripping down the side of his shirt sleeve belonged to another passenger in the vehicle. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 4-24-05 at 1:15 a.m.

Public Intoxication / Consumption of alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found "slumped over" while sitting on the ground. There was evidence on the sidewalk next to the student suggesting the student had recently demonstrated a severe involuntary physical reaction to the over consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 4-24-05 at 5:10 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping on a couch located inside a 4th floor lounge reserved for faculty, staff and students. The subject had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning.

300 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-24-05 at 2:00 a.m.

Public Intoxication / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found leaning out of the open rear passenger door of a parked vehicle. The student was demonstrating an extreme involuntary physical reaction to the over consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student was found to have been under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point Austin-Travis County EMS had to transport her to a local hospital for treatment of alcohol poisoning.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 21 alarm calls, 11 unsecured door reports and 7 public assist calls between 4-22-05 and 4-25-05.