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July 5, 2005

Animal Resources Center, 2701 Speedway

Discovered on 7-3-05 at 3:27 a.m.

Graffiti: White spray paint was used to write words on an electrical transformer box on the west side of the building. Removal cost: $35.00.

Brackenridge Apartments, 3567 Lake Austin Blvd.

Occurred on 7-3-05 at 10:45 a.m.

Criminal Mischief / Attempted Burglary: Shortly after one resident left an apartment, the other resident in the apartment heard a noise coming from the sliding patio door. That resident called out and the noise ceased. The resident went to the sliding patio door and discovered someone had used an unknown object to cut holes in the screen near the sliding glass door's latch.

Crime Prevention Tip

Most home burglars do not wish to have a confrontation with a building occupant when they break into a home or business. Burglars prefer to enter empty buildings. In this case, the person who was manipulating the sliding glass door left the area when that person heard noise coming from inside the apartment. To that end, you should always have a radio or television turned on inside your house. This will help by making a burglar think someone may be home. To enhance the security of your sliding glass doors, consider using a "charlie bar" to brace the door. You can also use supplemental rail locks to prevent the door from being opened. To prevent a sliding glass door from being lifted from the tracks, insert screws along the top rail of the door. The screw heads should not be flush with the track; rather, you should leave the screw heads exposed just enough to allow the door to slide open freely, but prevent the door from being lifted out of the tracks. For more information / illustrative images on this and other home security topics check this online brochure.

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, 210 West 6th Street

Occurred on 7-5-05 at 4:38 a.m.

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

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, 210 West 6th Street

Occurred on 7-5-05 at 4:38 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping behind a planter box on the east side of the building. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Claudia Taylor Johnson Hall, 210 West 6th Street

Discovered on 7-4-05 at 4:52 p.m.

Graffiti: White paint was used to write words on a cement planter box on the north side of the building. Removal cost: $40.00.

2100 Guadalupe

Occurred on 7-2-05 at 2:55 a.m.

Disorderly Conduct (fighting in a public place): A non-UT subject began to argue with two other non-UT subjects about seating while the three were riding on a Capital Metro bus. The argument escalated to the point the subjects engaged in a physical altercation. When police officers arrived, two of the subjects exited the bus and sat on the sidewalk while police officers conducted an interview. The combative subject then exited the bus and charged one of the other two subjects. The combative subject attempted to kick one of the other two subjects in the head.

Beauford H. Jester Center, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 7-1-05 at 2:30 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found stumbling and staggering in the roadway. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Beauford H. Jester Center, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 7-5-05 at 1:20 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping in a chair in a 3rd floor hallway after the building's operating hours. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

200 East Jester Circle

Occurred on 7-2-05 at 12:30 a.m.

Public Intoxication: A UT staff member was observed assisting a UT student out of the staff member's vehicle. The student was unable to stand without assistance and repeatedly exhibited an extreme involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services transported the student to a local emergency room for the treatment of alcohol poisoning.

Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation Building (MCC), 3925 West Braker

Discovered on 7-3-05 at 4:30 p.m.

Theft of Service: An unknown subject(s) "dumped" a green sleeper-sofa and a plaid loveseat by the side of the road on the west side of the building. Removal cost: $30.00.

Parking Lot 103, 2100 Comal Street

Occurred on 7-2-05 at 3:28 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping on a traffic island in the northeast side of the Parking Lot. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

2400 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 7-3-05 at 12:50 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped for speeding while driving a 1997 Pontiac. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

San Jacinto Parking Garage, 2420 San Antonio

Occurred on 7-4-05 at 10:15 p.m.

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student was standing next to a parked 2002 Nissan Altima while on the top level of the garage. Two other UT students were seated in passenger seats inside the vehicle. All three students were under the age of 21. The student who was standing outside the vehicle was found to be in possession of a plastic cup containing an alcoholic beverage. One of the two students inside the vehicle was found to have consumed an alcoholic beverage. A bottle of rum was also found inside the vehicle.

1900 Speedway

Occurred on 7-1-05 at 2:07 a.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: An orientation student, who was under the age of 21, was found staggering down a flight of stairs leading to the roadway. The orientation student was found to have consumed an alcoholic beverage.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 7-2-05 at 5:00 a.m.

Graffiti: White and blue paint were used to write letters on the south and east sides of the building. Removal cost: $50.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 21 alarm calls, 7 unsecured doors, 1 medical emergency, 1 suspicious activity report, 3 collisions, 1 lost property report, 12 public assist reports and 1 welfare concern between 7-1-05 and 7-5-05.