. The University of Texas home page
UTPD logo

Campus Watch Archives

July 28, 2005

San Jacinto Street at Dean Keeton

Occurred on 7-27-05 at 4:30 p.m.

Public Intoxication (substance) / Evading: A non-UT subject was found weaving around oncoming traffic while he operated a bicycle against the flow of traffic on Dean Keeton Street. The subject fled the area when an officer ordered him to stop. Officers chased the subject to Waller Creek in the 2300 block of San Jacinto where he wrecked his bicycle in the creek. The subject was found struggling to swim in the 1' depths of the creek. The subject was found to be under the influence of an unknown substance to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others.

Speedway Garage, 105 East 27th Street

Occurred on 7-27-05 between 9:52 a.m. and 5:36 p.m.

Leaving the Scene Collision: An unknown vehicle struck the right rear quarter-panel of a 1999 blue Honda while the Honda was parked on the 4th level of the garage. The driver of the striking vehicle did not leave driver information on the struck vehicle. Silver paint transfer was left on the right rear quarter-panel of the Honda. A silver Honda with blue paint transfer to its left front bumper was parked to the right of the blue Honda. Repair cost: $200.00.
Crime Prevention Tip: Failing to leave your contact information on a parked vehicle that you struck is a criminal offense. If you strike a parked car, leave a note on the windshield that contains your name, address, and a brief statement of the circumstances involving the accident. If you fail to do this, you could be charged with a crime.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Occurred between 7-26-05 and 7-27-05 at 7:45 a.m.

Graffiti: Green paint, black paint and white paint were used to write words on the north exterior wall (2nd floor) of the building. Removal cost: $100.00.
Crime Prevention Tip: This case illustrates the importance of removing graffiti as soon as it is discovered. Last week, this same wall was painted with graffiti. "Graffiti taggers" will frequently mark over or near other graffiti. By removing graffiti as soon as possible, you remove the advertisement to taggers that the wall is a good place to leave their mark. They like to see their work on a wall for long periods of time as they commit the offense to advertise their view or supposed artwork. By quickly removing the graffiti, you reduce the lure of that wall for such taggers.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 9 alarm calls, 2 unsecured doors, 2 suspicious activity reports, 1 public assist request, 1 found property report and 1 welfare concern between 7-27-05 and 7-28-05.