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July 7, 2005

San Jacinto Residence Hall, 309 East 21st Street

Occurred on 7-06-05 between 12:17 p.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Theft / Harassment: A Sprint PCS5400 cellular telephone was stolen after it was left unattended inside a secured 1st floor computer room. After the telephone was taken, a telephone call was placed to the victim's mother requesting money. During the investigation it was discovered that after the theft, several unauthorized telephone calls, computer games and ring tones were downloaded. Loss value: $100.00 plus an unknown amount for the downloads.

Crime Prevention Tip

Never left any property unattended. Always take a little extra time and double check that you have retrieved all of your property prior to leaving. With many cellular telephones, you can enter a lock-out code to prevent unauthorized telephone calls or in this case unauthorized downloads.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred between 7-05-05 at 5:30 p.m. and 7-06-05 at 8:45 p.m.

Criminal Mischief: A 12-inch hole was discovered in the plastic covering of a bowling ball return machine. Repair value: $100.00.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Block Guadalupe

Occurred on 7-05-05 between 6:15 p.m. and 7:25 p.m.

Theft: A UT staff member reported the theft of a Pentax Optio digital camera from inside an unsecured golf cart after it was left unattended. Loss value $200.00.

2100 Block San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 7-07-05 at 12:05 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student was stopped while operating a black Toyota pick up truck at a high rate of speed and failing to stop at the intersection. The driver, over the legal age of 21, had a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, but told officers that she had not been drinking. During the investigation officers determined that the driver had been drinking and that she was a danger to herself and to others. While submitting a sample of her breath for testing the subject stated to the officer that she did not know what her limit was and had a problem figuring out how much to drink.

Crime Prevention Tip

A rule of thumb is one drink per hour to allow your body time to process the alcohol. You should allow several hours for your body to clear all the alcohol from your system prior to getting behind the wheel of a vehicle.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 7 alarm calls, 2 unsecured doors, 2 key assists, and 1 suspicious activity report between 7-6-05 and 7-7-05.