Campus Watch Archives
August 5, 2005
Engineering-Science Building, 2501 Speedway
Occurred on 8-04-05 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:10 p.m.
Theft: A silver Dell Inspiron 700M laptop computer was stolen from an unsecured 6th floor office. Loss Value: $1,000.00.
Crime Prevention Tip
The victim in this case left his 6th floor office unsecured while taking a break, which provided an opportunity for the thief. In a matter of a few seconds, a laptop computer can be concealed and removed from a building undetected. Take a few seconds when leaving your office or dormitory room and secure the door.
Parking Lot 40, 2400 Block Red River
Occurred on 8-04-05 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m.
Burglary of Motor Vehicle: A red Craftsman tool box containing various sockets and wrenches was stolen from a secured tool chest. Loss Value: $1,100.00.
Crime Prevention Tip
Many of the after market truck storage/tool chests are equipped with factory installed key locks that fail if any force is applied. When securing any storage area, a recommended lock is a disk or shielded lock. When this type of lock is applied, the shackle is protected by the hasp.
San Antonio Garage, 2400 San Antonio Street
Occurred on 8-04-05 at 11:41 p.m.
Criminal Trespass (2 counts) / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Two non-UT subjects were located on the top level of the parking garage. The odor of burning marijuana was detected during the interview. A small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana seeds and stems was discovered in close proximity to one of the subjects. During the investigation a glass pipe containing burnt marijuana residue was located. Along with other law enforcement actions taken, both subjects were issued written criminal trespass warnings.
2400 Block San Jacinto Blvd.
Occurred on 8-05-05 at 3:45 a.m.
Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student was stopped for operating a 1994 white Honda at an excessive rate of speed. The driver admitted to have been drinking at a local bar after the odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on her person.
Occurred at various times.
Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 5 alarm calls, 1 suspicious person, and 2 calls for service between 8-4-05 and 8-5-05.