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July 18, 2005

Frank C. Erwin Special Events Center, 1701 Red River

Occurred on 7-18-05 at 1:40 a.m.

Criminal Trespass / Evading / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A non-UT subject was seen removing aluminum cans and placing them into a shopping cart. When stopped, the subject identified himself as a current Erwin Center employee. However, it was determined that he had received a prior written criminal trespass warning. When told that he was under arrest, the subject attempted to evade the officers and, after a short jaunt across the Parking Lot, the subject was taken into custody. During a search, a small glass pipe containing suspected burnt narcotics residue was found in his left sock.

Printing and Press Building, 2100 Comal Street

Occurred on 7-15-05 at 4:35 p.m.

Assist Outside Agency / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was seen walking through Parking Lot 103, then entering the Printing and Press Building through an "employee only" entrance. An alert employee approached the officer watching the subject and informed him that the subject who had just entered the building was not an employee. During the investigation, the subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency warrant for Failure to Appear. A search of the subject revealed a 4" glass pipe coated with a crusty white substance. The substance inside the pipe tested positive for cocaine. In addition to other law enforcement actions taken, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

University Charter School, 2200 East 6th Street

Discovered 7-16-05 at 7:00 p.m.

Criminal Mischief: A staff member discovered a window that had been cracked. Further investigation revealed a 1/2 inch pry mark next to the cracked window. Repair Value $250.00.

Waggener Hall, 2210 Speedway

Occurred on 7-14-05 at 2:20 p.m.

Terrorist Threat: A UT staff member reported receiving a threatening telephone call from her ex-husband placing her in imminent fear for her safety.

Crime Prevention Tip

In most divorce situations, emotions run high and may interfere with common sense and good judgment. In this case, the ex-husband had shown up at the staff member's place of employment several times prior to making the threatening telephone call. These actions are common warning signs or "red flags" of escalating behavioral problems. You can take steps in preventing these types of problems from escalating. By notifying the police department, a victim can receive the appropriate information and needed services. For more information about workplace violence, or to schedule a workplace violence presentation, contact the UT Crime Prevention Unit.

2500 Block Robert Dedman Drive

Occurred on 7-17-05 at 2:30 p.m.

Assist Outside Agency / Possession of a Controlled Substance: University Police Officers observed three subjects running towards the Music Building. One subject was bleeding from a wound to her head and right leg. The Austin Police Department reported that the subjects had been involved in a collision on IH-35 and had left the scene on foot. Austin EMS responded and treated the injured female. One of her companions was identified as the driver of the striking vehicle and was taken into custody. During a search of the subject a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance was discovered in his possession.

2200 Block San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 7-17-05 at 4:25 p.m.

Assist Outside Agency: A silver Toyota was stopped for speeding. The driver was found to have three outstanding outside agency warrants for other traffic offenses.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 13 alarm calls, 11 unsecured doors, 2 suspicious activity reports, 9 public assist requests, 1 medical emergency, and 1 collision between 7-15-05 and 7-18-05.