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May 12, 2005

Request for Assistance

An unidentified subject has exposed himself on two separate occasions within the past year; the last case being in March of 2005. The subject has been reported as being a UT student, who has been on campus for several years. Both cases occurred in the Union Building. The subject is described as a white male, 5'10" tall, 180 pounds, 35 to 40 years of age, clean shaven, blonde hair, blue eyes, "physically fit" having a "cherubic face" and wears polo style golf shirts, khaki shorts and tennis shoes. If you have any information pertaining to a subject matching this description, call Sgt. Maga at 232-9639.

Brackenridge Apartments, 3471 Lake Austin Blvd.

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

Theft: Three of the four screws used to secure a window screen to a window frame on the ground level laundry room were stolen. Loss value: $.30. Repair cost: $10.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

No crime is too small or insignificant. Small crimes lead to larger crimes. This case may very well have been an attempted burglary. To keep your screws securely fastened, use one-way screws which can not be removed or use a drill to drill the screw heads out of your screws once they are in place.

Gateway Apartments, 2501 Lake Austin Blvd.

Occurred between 5-10-05 at 5:30 p.m. and 5-11-05 at 9:30 a.m.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to break a "baseball sized hole," in the right rear window of a parked 1990 Toyota 4-door. No items were taken from the vehicle. The vehicle doors were not unlocked. Repair cost: $150.00.

2400 Guadalupe

Occurred on 5-12-05 at 12:05 a.m.

Public Intoxication / Resisting Arrest: A non-UT subject was found kicking in the direction of pedestrians after failed attempts to solicit money from them. Before being stopped, a police officer observed the subject stumbling and falling in the roadway. 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. The subject was verbally combative and refused to comply with the officer's orders to the point police officers needed to physically restrain the subject.

L. Theo Bellmont Hall, 2109 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred between 5-9-05 at 5:00 p.m. and 5-10-05 at 8:00 a.m.

Theft: Eight books were stolen when they were left under a desk and an end table inside a 2nd floor office. Loss value: $400.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Books are a hot ticket item for thefts. Never leave your books unsecured. To aid in the recovery of your books if they are stolen, write your state issued driver's license or identification number on the same page in every book you own — say page 99. That way if your books are stolen, they can be identified as yours in a book buyback store.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 5-11-05 at 10:55 p.m.

Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject, who matched the description of a suspect in a theft case, was found using a telephone in the lobby of the building. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for a traffic violation.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 5-12-05 at 4:22 a.m.

Criminal Mischief: A UT student attempted to exit the library with 8 pages that had been torn from a periodical belonging to the library. Replacement cost: $1.00.

27th Street Garage, 109 West 27th Street

Occurred on 5-11-05 at 9:13 p.m.

Leaving the Scene Collision: A witness reported a white male subject, driving a white Mazda, strike the rear bumper of a 1997 Lexus while the Lexus was parked on the ground level of the garage. The driver of the Mazda left the scene without leaving driver information. Repair cost: $900.00.

200 East 21st Street

Occurred on 5-12-05 at 12 midnight.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found stumbling as he walked along the sidewalk. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

200 West 21st Street

Occurred on 5-11-05 at 6:15 p.m.

Theft: An unidentified subject "ran up to" a UT student and asked the student if he had change for a $10.00 bill. The subject advised the student he needed to pay for a fine and offered to drive the student to an ATM if he needed to get money. The student agreed to go with the subject to get money from an ATM machine. The student entered a tan colored sedan that was being driven by another unidentified subject. The two subjects drove the student to an ATM machine located in the 300 block of West 21st Street. The student obtained ten dollars from the ATM machine and gave it to the 1st subject on the promise that the subject would return with his money. The subject stated he needed to drive to his wife's house to get money to give back to the student. The subject never returned. The first subject was described as a black male subject in his mid 20's, approximately 6' tall, 220 pounds last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. The second subject was described as a white male subject with light colored hair and wearing a white t-shirt.

Crime Prevention Tip

We have had this scam going on for a month or so around the campus. Enough can not be said for common sense and good judgment. Never, ever get into a car with someone you do not know — especially if the person just approached you and asked for money. Always be critical of anyone asking for money! In this case, the subject stated he would drive to his wife's house to get the money to pay the student back. Why couldn't the subject just get the money from his wife's house in the first place? If something seems suspicious, then it probably is! Err on the side of caution.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 5 alarm calls, 3 unsecured door reports, 1 suspicious activity report, 1 light survey, 1 medical emergency report and 1 public assist between 5-11-05 and 5-12-05.