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April 29, 2005

Animal Resources Center, 2701 Speedway

Discovered on 4-28-05 at 9:15 a.m.

Graffiti: A black permanent marker and silver paint were used to write a word and draw a symbol on two sides of an electrical box on the west side of the building. Removal cost: $35.00.

Colorado Building, 702 Colorado

Occurred between 4-28-05 at 9:30 p.m. and 4-29-05 at 1:10 a.m.

Graffiti: A silver gel pen was used to write several unreadable words on the north exterior of the building. Removal cost: $50.00.

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

Occurred between 4-21-05 and 4-27-05.

Credit Card Abuse: A credit card was stolen from a desk drawer inside a 4th floor dormitory room. Before the credit card was cancelled, several unauthorized charges in the amount of $665.35 were made at various stores in San Antonio, Texas. During the time frame of the theft, one of the dormitory room residents had visitors from San Antonio.

1900 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 4-29-05 at 2:55 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated / Open Container in a Vehicle: A UT student was stopped after turning right on a red light where prohibited by a posted sign, while driving a 2001 Chevrolet pick-up truck. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated. Four open cans of beer were found inside the vehicle.

Townes Hall, 727 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 4-28-05 between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Theft: A black laptop computer case containing a Toshiba PS500 laptop computer, a power cord and a cellular telephone charger was stolen when it was left for "a couple of minutes" at an exterior table on the north side of the building. Loss value: $1,900.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

What is more inconvenient, packing your laptop computer bag up and carrying your property with you, or replacing your computer and all of the research and information contained on it? Don't let a thief steal your education and hard work. Never leave your property unsecured and unattended — for any length of time.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 7 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door, 3 suspicious activity reports, 1 stuck elevator, 1 found property report and 1 medical emergency call between 4-28-05 and 4-29-05.

Crime Prevention Tip

This past week, we received alerts in regards to a phishing scam in which people are using a credit union's name to scam possible members of that financial institution. Each of you should contact your banks / credit unions or go online to see if there are any scams in which the thief uses your bank or credit union's name. After all, knowledge is power. A very popular credit union for members of The UT - Austin community is The University Federal Credit Union - sure enough, they have a warning on their web-page alerting members to a phishing scam involving the UFCU name.