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June 20, 2005

Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Building, 200 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 6-18-05 at 6:10 a.m.

Criminal Trespass / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A non-UT subject was found sleeping on a bench located on the south side of the building. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. The subject was found to be in possession of a small glass tube with burned cocaine residue in one end of the pipe.

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, 210 West 6th Street

Occurred on 6-20-05 at 2:20 a.m.

Public Intoxication / Failure to Identify / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was found "stumbling and staggering" as he attempted to walk along the sidewalk on the south side of the building. The subject gave the police officer a fictitious name and date of birth. Once the subject's correct name was determined, the subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for a probation violation pertaining to credit card abuse. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, 210 West 6th Street

Occurred on 6-18-05 at 2:40 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found lying on the ground behind planter boxes while using his shirt as a pillow. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Colorado Apartments, 2501 Lake Austin Blvd.

Occurred on 6-17-05 at 5:30 p.m.

Unauthorized Solicitation: An unidentified subject went to a resident's apartment and asked the resident for money to purchase a prescription medication at a near-by pharmacy. The subject left the area after the resident gave the subject $10.00. The subject was described as a black male in his 30s, approximately 5'7" tall, 150 pounds and wearing a grey sleeveless shirt, dark colored shorts and tennis shoes.

Crime Prevention Tip

Door to door solicitors will solicit as long as there are people willing to give them what they want. Many solicitors will commit acts of theft as they walk from location to location. The University of Texas Regents' Rules and Regulations prohibit solicitation on campus. If someone approaches you asking for money or wanting you to buy something, politely turn them down and contact the police department as soon as possible.

Gateway Apartments, 1618 West 6th Street

Occurred on 6-17-05 at 7:05 p.m.

Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was found sleeping by the entrance to the apartment complex. The subject was found to have 2 outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for theft and four outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for public intoxication.

Goldsmith Hall, #5 West Mall

Occurred on 6-20-05 at 12:13 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping by the bicycle racks on the north side of the building. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

300 East Martin Luther King Blvd.

Occurred on 6-19-05 at 2:50 a.m.

Assist Outside Agency: A 1998 Toyota 4-door was stopped after a police officer observed a passenger in the vehicle throwing food items at a vehicle in the next traffic lane. The driver of the vehicle, a UT student, was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for driving without a license. The student stated they had thrown food at the other car because the driver of that car had looked at her "weird" and revved his car's engine.

Crime Prevention Tip

Always take a moment to think before you act. Because many people feel safe and secure while in their vehicle, they take actions which could cause another to commit acts of violence. In this case, the person who had food thrown on his vehicle could easily have become angered to the point of violence. Fortunately for the food throwing occupants of the one car, an officer was there to keep things from getting out of control. Unfortunately, one of those vehicle occupants had an arrest warrant.

2500 San Antonio

Occurred on 6-19-05 at 2:05 a.m.

Public Intoxication (3 counts): A non-UT subject was found lying in the middle of the roadway. A second non-UT subject was found in the bed of a parked pick-up truck. That subject was leaning over the side of the truck while exhibiting an extreme involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage. That subject believed he was in the bed of his own pick-up truck. A third non-UT subject was found on the side of the roadway yelling at the other subjects. All three subjects were found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point they were a physical endangerment to themselves and others.

2300 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 6-18-05 at 9:00 p.m.

Driving Under the Influence by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped for speeding while driving a 2001 BMW 2-door. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Crime Prevention Tip

In the State of Texas, police officers do not need to show a degree of intoxication (Field Sobriety Tests or BAC level) to charge a person who is under the age of 21 with driving under the influence of alcohol by a minor. All a police officer needs to show is that the minor had any "detectable amount" of alcohol in their system. Such things as an odor of alcohol, bloodshot eyes or slurred speech constitute a "detectable amount" of alcohol in a person's system. UT has a zero tolerance policy towards underage drinking. If you are under the age of 21 and you have consumed or you are in possession of alcoholic beverages, you will be issued a citation. If you are under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point you are a danger to yourself or others, or you are intoxicated while driving a vehicle, you will be arrested.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 6-17-05 at 9:57 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject, who was reported as repeatedly removing posted fliers from building reading boards, was found inside a 2nd floor men's restroom. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

2500 Whitis Avenue

Occurred between 6-16-05 at 10:00 p.m. and 6-19-05 at 6:30 p.m.

Theft: A blue Specialize Rock Hopper bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a chain lock to a bicycle rack locate don the west side of the roadway. Loss value: $350.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Cable and chain locks provide very little in the way of bicycle security. To better protect your bicycle, use a u-lock type bicycle lock. The u-lock should use a flat shaped key — not a round shaped key. The owner of this stolen bicycle did not know the serial number to the bicycle. Without the serial number, it is very difficult to investigate and locate the stolen bicycle. To assure UTPD has access to the serial number of your bicycle, register it online with UT Parking and Transportation. This is a free service.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 15 alarm calls, 5 unsecured doors, 9 public assist requests, 3 suspicious activity reports, 2 motor vehicle collisions, 1 stuck elevator and 1 medical emergency between 6-17-05 and 6-20-05.