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July 1, 2005

Gregory Gymnasium, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 6-30-05 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Theft: A red American Tourister duffle bag containing clothing, a white Apple iPod, a cellular telephone and a Geoffrey Bean wallet with $10.00 cash and a driver license was stolen when it was left on the bleachers by basketball court #2 of the gym annex. Loss value: $280.00.

Beauford H. Jester Center, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 7-1-05 at 2:50 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts): An orientation student was found supporting another orientation student as the two walked along the sidewalk. Both students were found to be under the age of 21 and had consumed alcoholic beverages.

Beauford H. Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 6-30-05 at 10:00 a.m.

Suspicious Activity: An unidentified male subject approached a female staff member in a 3rd floor study lounge. The subject commented on the staff member's appearance and followed her to another 3rd floor room where, with money in hand, the subject asked if the staff member liked sex. The subject did not directly offer money for such an encounter. The staff member immediately left the area and reported the situation to her supervisor. The subject was described as a black male in his late teens, approximately 5'6" tall, 150 pounds, short hair and wearing a white short-sleeve shirt with horizontal red, green and blue stripes.

Speedway Avenue at 21st Street

Occurred on 7-1-05 at 3:15 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor / Public Intoxication (3 counts) / Interference with Public Duties: A UT student was observed with an orientation student carrying a second orientation student who was found to be "unconscious." All three were found to be under the age of 21. The unconscious orientation student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he needed medical attention for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. While an officer tended to that orientation student, the UT student began to confront another police officer in a threatening manner and disclaimed that his friend would not go to jail. Both police officers were needed to restrain the UT student. Austin - Travis County EMS transported the unconscious orientation student to a local emergency room for the treatment of alcohol poisoning. The student and the other orientation student were found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point they were a physical endangerment to themselves and others.

Crime Prevention Tip

One example of the dangers of alcohol is referred to as "liquid courage." Often times, people who are under the influence of an alcoholic beverage exhibit an inability to think and reason clearly. This inability to think and reason clearly along with liquid courage allows one to take risks and to make decisions that they otherwise would not do. In such scenarios, the person often acts in a dangerous manner. By challenging the officers in this case, the student forced one officer to turn his attention away from a subject who needed medical assistance. If you drink to the point you are no longer rational, then you put yourself and countless others in danger.

100 East 21st Street

Occurred on 7-1-05 at 4:35 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped for exhibition of speed and disregarding a stop light while driving a black Audi. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

105 West 21st Street

Occurred on 7-1-05 at 4:00 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (3 counts): Two UT students and an orientation student were found running back and forth across the roadway. The students stated they were attempting to see how fast they could run based on the radar speed device erected to advise motor-vehicle drivers of their speed. All three students were found to be under the age of 21 and had consumed alcoholic beverages. The students stated they received the alcohol at a party.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 8 alarm calls, 1 medical emergency, 2 suspicious activity reports and 1 unsecured door between 6-30-05 and 7-1-05.