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May 17, 2005

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 5-17-05 between 12:40 a.m. and 12:50 a.m.

Theft: A blue and black Toshiba laptop computer was stolen when it was left on a table on the east side of the 5th floor. Loss value: $1,400.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Finals mean an increase in thefts around the campus libraries. Thieves know that the libraries will be full of stressed out students who are prone to leaving their property to find a book, use the restroom, get a drink of water or simply stretch their legs. Thieves also know students frequently fall asleep while studying. All of this creates opportunities for a thief to steal your property. Make sure your property is marked with your state issued driver's license or identification card number and never leave your property unsupervised or unsecured.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 5-16-05 at 10:35 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found in a 1st floor area after it was closed to the public. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Pharmacy Building, 2409 University

Discovered on 5-15-05.

Criminal Mischief: The wooden trim was removed from an exterior door on the northwest side of the building. Repair cost: $30.00.

San Jacinto Residence Hall, 309 East 21st Street

Occurred between 5-13-05 at 3:30 p.m. and 5-16-05 at 7:30 a.m.

Theft: Four brown dormitory room signs with white lettering were stolen from a 2nd floor hallway. Loss value: $200.00.

University Teaching Center, 105 West 21st Street

Occurred on 5-16-05 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Theft: A beige Prada purse containing numerous credit cards, a passport, a Tiffany jewelry bag, an 18kt gold sapphire ring with diamonds and a 14kt gold three diamond ring was stolen when it was left inside an unsecured 2nd floor classroom. Loss value: $3,800.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

In this case, the purse was left behind after the owner finished taking a final exam. The stress of final exams can make you think of things other than the security of your personal property. With that in mind, consider leaving your valuables secured at home whenever you go out to do stressful activities. Even then, before you leave an exam, make a conscious effort to check your desk to make sure you collected all of your property before you leave the room.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 4 alarm calls, 2 unsecured door reports, 2 suspicious activity reports, 2 medical emergency calls and 1 public assist request between 5-16-05 and 5-17-05.