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July 11, 2005

Centennial Park, 1620 Red River

Occurred on 7-10-05 at 1:53 a.m.

Evading / Assist Outside Agency: Two of UT's Finest were performing a foot patrol of Waller Creek when they heard what sounded like vehicles jumping the curb in the 1500 block of Red River. Shortly thereafter, a non-UT subject sprinted down the creek bed, through the creek and by the police officers. The officers, believing something was afoot ordered the subject to stop and began to pursue the subject on foot. The subject yelled, "I'm sorry! I'm so sorry!" and continued to flee from the officers. The officers chased the subject until he was caught with the assistance of two other agencies several blocks away. The Austin Police Department had been looking for the subject in relation to a theft from a near-by hotel.

Colorado Apartments, 2501 Lake Austin Blvd.

Occurred on 7-10-05 at 2:45 p.m.

Suspicious Person: An unidentified subject, who called himself "Richard," knocked on the door of a 1st floor apartment and told the resident he lived on Wear Street and needed to borrow $6.00 for cab fare. The subject left the area when the resident advised him she did not keep money at her residence. The subject was described as a white male in his 40's, approximately 6'3" tall, approximately 190 pounds, with brown hair, wearing a white t-shirt with colored lettering on the front, tan shorts and white sneakers.

Crime Prevention Tip

This person may have needed cab fare or he may have simply been looking for an opportunity to commit a crime, like an opportunity theft. In any event, solicitation is prohibited on UT property. If you are faced with a similar situation, do what this person did by telling the subject you do not keep cash at home and call the police department as soon as possible. UT Police are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week at (512) 471-4441.

2100 Guadalupe

Occurred on 7-8-05 at 9:21 p.m.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A non-UT subject was found examining a piece of plastic containing a small piece of black tar heroin while sitting next to a double edged knife. The subject was found to be in possession of a syringe containing a liquid form of heroin.

Beauford H. Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 7-8-05 at 4:16 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was reported as holding a lobby payphone to his ear while the dial tone was sounding. The reporting person advised police the subject was smiling and waving at passing females while keeping one hand down the front of his pants. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 7-2-05 between 5:00 p.m. and 5:20 p.m.

Theft: A white Apple iPod was stolen from a gym bag that was left by the main pool. Loss value: $200.00.

Recreational Sports Center, 2001 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 7-11-05 between 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Theft: A light grey and blue colored bicycle (unknown brand) was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the west side of the building. Loss value: $250.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Knowing the make, model, color and serial number of your bicycle is paramount in the recovery of the bicycle, if it is stolen. Like this victim, many people do not know such information about their bicycle. That is more than enough reason to register your bicycle with the UT Parking and Transportation Office. This is a free service that can be done on-line. If your bicycle is stolen, police can access this valuable information about your bicycle which will help in its recovery. Also, our minimum recommendation for a bicycle lock is a u-lock that uses a flat or standard key lock.

San Antonio Garage, 2420 San Antonio

Discovered on 7-9-05 at 8:05 a.m.

Graffiti: Black spray paint was used to write a word above the southeast vehicle exit to the parking garage. Removal cost: $40.00.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 7-9-05 at 7:37 a.m.

Graffiti: A hot pink paint pen was used to write a word on a cement support column located in the northwest corner of the parking garage. Removal cost: $40.00.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 7-9-05 at 7:50 a.m.

Graffiti: A pearl colored paint pen was used to write a word on a traffic control sign at the southwest exit to the parking garage. Removal cost: $30.00.

200 East 21st Street

Occurred on 7-8-05 at 10:24 p.m.

Deadly Conduct: Two unidentified subjects approached a UT Parking and Transportation employee and initiated an argument concerning a parking citation the employee had just issued to an illegally parked vehicle belonging to one of the subjects. When one of the subject's comments became derogatory in nature, the employee rode away on his issued bicycle. The subjects got into the illegally parked vehicle and drove the Honda 4-door by the employee and made a sharp right turn in-front of the employee's bicycle before rapidly applying the vehicle's brakes. The employee needed to take evasive actions to keep from hitting the vehicle. The vehicle then ran a stop sign before exiting campus.

Crime Prevention Tip

Parking on any college campus can be difficult. Some people park illegally. If you find that you are the recipient of a parking citation, be patient, take a deep breath and realize that there is a method of appealing the citation. Do not let your emotions get the best of you. In this case, someone could have been seriously injured. Even with no injury, the driver committed a criminal offense. Keep in mind, the license plate of the vehicle being driven by this subject was logged down when the ticket was issued.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 26 alarm calls, 9 unsecured doors, 6 public assists, 7 suspicious activity reports, 1 medical emergency and 1 welfare concern between 7-8-05 and 7-11-05.