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August 19, 2005

O. Henry Hall, 601 Colorado

Occurred on 8-18-05 at 11:50 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found in an unconscious state on the patio of the building. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for public intoxication.

Parking Lot 104, 1900 North IH-35

Occurred between 8-18-05 at 6:00 AM and 8-19-05 at 2:13 AM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The right front window was broken out of a gold colored Toyota Corolla while it was parked in the Parking Lot. At this time, it is unknown if any items were stolen from the vehicle. Repair cost: $150.00.

Parking Lot 104, 1900 North IH-35

Occurred on 8-18-05 between 4:50 AM and 6:00 AM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The left front window was broken out of a white Mazda 626 while the vehicle was parked in the Parking Lot. The contents of the vehicles glove compartment box were locate dont he vehicles floorboard. At this time, it is unknown If any items were stolen from the vehicle. Repair cost: $150.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

What do you think a thief might be looking for in a cars glove-compartment box? How about documents which have the owners identification information? With certain forms of personal identification information, a thief can steal your identity and open-up bogus checking accounts and credit card accounts in your good name. Make sure you do not leave any documents inside your vehicle that contain your name and personal identification numbers such as your driver license number, social security number, state issued identification card number, bank account numbers, credit card numbers etc.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred between 8-17-05 at 5:00 PM and 8-18-05 at 9:00 AM.

Theft: A black nylon computer case containing a Dell Inspiron 1150 laptop computer was stolen when it was left in a secure locker locate don the 6th floor of the library. Loss value: $1,200.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The owner of this stolen computer made the statement that the locker has a built-in combination lock that locks automatically when the locker is closed. I would recommend that anytime you close a door, or a locker or a pad lock you make sure the lock actually locked. It only takes a second to make sure the lock engaged. Also, to aid in the recovery of your property if it is stolen, you should keep an inventory log of all of your valuable property. This list should include the make, model name, color and serial number of such property. To further decrease the likelihood that your property is stolen and enhance the police departments ability to find your property if it is stolen, you should mark your property with your state issued driver license or identification card number.

Townes Hall, 727 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 8-18-05 between 1:20 PM and 4:20 PM.

Theft: A black camera case containing a Kodak digital camera was stolen when it was left on a bench located on the south side of the building. The owner of the camera left the camera on the bench as she was distracted by a cellular telephone call. Loss value: $200.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The owners distraction caused by the telephone call contributed to the theft of the camera. Cell-phone calls can be distracting; to that end, several states have banned cell-phone use while driving. Starting September 1st 2005 Texas will ban the use of cell-phones for drivers who are under the age of 18 and have a provisional driver license. The use of a cell-phone may distract you as well from observing the approach of a person who wishes to cause you harm. So keep this in mind, keep a cell-phone with you so you will have contact with the police (911), but be mindful of the tome and location that you make or accept telephone calls. Remember, your first priority should be your safety.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 15 alarm calls, 2 unsecured door reports, 1 motor vehicle collision, one medical emergency, 1 natural gas leak and 2 calls for service between 8-18-05 and 8-19-05.