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August 31, 2005

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 8-30-05 at 9:31 PM.

Suspicious Activity: A Resident Assistant reported an unidentified resident reported to her that two unknown subjects had approached the resident and solicited magazine subscriptions. The resident advised that when she turned the solicitors down, they became very aggressive and made her feel threatened. The resident described the two subjects to the Resident Assistant as a black male and a Hispanic male. One of the subjects was wearing brown shoes and the other was wearing baggy brown pants. It was unclear what each subject was wearing.

Crime Prevention Tip:

This is the second report made this week involving both of these subjects inside Jester Dormitory. At the start of every year we see "magazine vendors" invading our dormitories to "sell" magazine subscriptions. Some of these vendors are actually attempting to sell subscriptions, while others are looking for opportunities to commit crimes. These subjects get into the dormitories by following residents through the card reader controlled doors. This practice is commonly referred to as "tailgating." Dormitory residents have a responsibility to protect themselves and their neighbors. Do not allow people to follow you through a card reader door. If you notice a suspicious person in your dormitory, then report that person to the police department as soon as possible. You can reach the police department 24-hours a day; 7 days a week at 512-471-4441 or by 9-1-1 from a campus telephone.

Robert A. Welch Hall, 105 East 24th Street

Occurred between 8-29-05 at 11:00 PM and 8-30-05 at 11:00 PM.

Burglary of a Coin Operated Machine: An unknown object was used to pry the doors open to two coin operated machines located inside a 2nd floor womens restroom. At this time, it is unknown how much money and product was stolen from the machines.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 8-31-05 at 12:16 AM.

Graffiti: White paint was used to write a word on the east exterior wall of the building. Removal cost: $35.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 13 alarm calls, 5 unsecured door reports, 2 suspicious activity reports, 2 motor vehicle collisions, 1 medical emergency and 2 calls for service between 8-30-05 and 8-31-05.