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May 6, 2005

Blanton Museum of Art (Construction Site), 1900 Speedway

Occurred between 5-4-05 at 8:00 p.m. and 5-5-05 at 6:30 a.m.

Burglary: A variety of hand held tools and power tools were stolen from two different gang boxes (tool storage boxes). One of the gang boxes had been left unsecured on the first floor. The locking hasp on the second gang box had been pried off. Loss value: $3,015.00. Repair cost: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Tools are a hot ticket item for thieves. Tools are frequently not marked with the owner's identification number, the serial numbers are not logged by the owner prior to the theft, and they are often left unsecured. To better protect your tools and storage sheds, make sure your tools are marked with your state issued identification numbers. By not locking your storage unit, you reduce the time required for a thief to commit the theft. When you lock your storage, make sure you have taken the simple steps to add to the unit's security. Re-enforce the hasp by attaching metal or wood planks behind the door and frame where you will install the hasp. Use bolts that are long enough to go through the hasp, the door/frame and the support planks. This helps to prevent the hasp from being pried from the door/frame of the storage container. Use a disc padlock to secure the hasp. A disc padlock is designed to reduce the space that a pair of bolt cutters can cut on.

Colorado Building, 702 Colorado

Discovered on 5-6-05 at 12:02 a.m.

Graffiti: A white marker was used to write an illegible word on the northeast side of the building. Removal cost: $30.00.

300 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 5-6-05 at 1:00 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts): Two UT students, who were both under the age of 21, were found assisting one another as they were "stumbling and staggering" as they walked. Both students stated they had consumed alcoholic beverages at a local fraternity house.

2200 Robert Dedman Drive

Occurred on 5-6-05 at 3:10 a.m.

Public Intoxication: A UT student was found "passed out" in the driver's seat of a 2000 Mitsubishi Diamante. Upon approaching the vehicle, the police officer observed the student slump forward activating the vehicle's horn with his forehead. The officer observed evidence that the student had displayed a severe involuntary physical reaction to the over consumption of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's door and in the interior of the vehicle. The student handed the officer a credit card when the officer requested the student's driver's license. When the officer asked the student if he knew where he was, the student replied, "In a compromising position." The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Crime Prevention Tip

Too much alcohol can lead you to "a compromising position."

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 9 alarm calls, 3 unsecured door reports, 2 suspicious activity reports, 2 public assist requests and 1 collision report between 5-5-05 and 5-6-05.