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July 6, 2005

Robert A. Welch Hall, 105 East 24th Street

Occurred beginning 5-2005 and reported 7-5-05 at 11:20 a.m.

Harassment: A UT student received several annoying and harassing emails from another UT student after that student had been removed from his research lab and office located on the 5th floor.

Crime Prevention Tip

With any type of harassment, the suspect is attempting to elicit a response from the intended victim. The elicited response encourages the harasser to continue. When the intended victim discovers behavior that they find offensive the first step is to inform the harasser that any continued communication will be forwarded to the police department. If the harasser continues then the victim should follow through and notify the police.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 7-5-05 at 10:48 p.m.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 Counts)/ Possession of Multiple Driver's Licenses: Two non-UT subjects, under the legal age of 21, attempted to use a current Texas driver's license issued to another to purchase beer while at the bowling alley. During the investigation both subjects told officers that they had been consuming alcoholic beverages that they had taken from their parents. Due to the age of the subjects involved their parents were contacted and they were released into their parent's custody.

1500 Block West 5th Street

Occurred on 7-06-05 at 2:40 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was observed driving the wrong way on a one way street. When stopped, the driver stated that he knew where he was going but was confused and just wanted to go home. Officers detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath. During the investigation it was determined that the subject was intoxicated and posed a danger to himself and others. The arresting officer later discovered at the driver had seven prior convictions for Driving While Intoxicated.

Victim lives in New Hampshire

Occurred between 8-5-04 and 7-5-05.

Harassment: A non-UT subject, living in New Hampshire, reported receiving hundreds of harassing emails from an unknown subject with an email account at the University of Texas-Austin server. Several of these emails have contained worms and Trojan horses designed to disable or damage the reporting person's computer. Other emails were sent out to his clientele asking them to "Hail to the Thief", which several copies were sent back to him.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 9 alarm calls, 3 unsecured doors, 1 animal bite, 1 suspicious activity report, 2 lost property reports, and 1 welfare concern between 7-5-05 and 7-6-05.