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September 1, 2005

Centennial Park, 1620 Red River

Occurred on 8-31-05 at 12:35 PM.

Indecent Exposure: While walking to work, a UT staff member observed an unidentified subject who she believed to be feeding squirrels by the west bank of Waller Creek. As the staff member approached, she recognized that the subject was exposing himself in an obviously excitable state. The subject was described as a white male in his 20s or 30s, wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.

Crime Prevention Tip:

You never know when you will see something that immediately needs to be addressed by the proper authorities. For that reason, you should always keep a cell phone with you whenever you are out and about. To improve upon the response time of the UT Police Department, you should program our telephone number into your cell phones speed dial. We can be reached at 512-471-4441. This will allow you to have contact with the police department in just seconds.

Gregory Gym, 2105 Speedway

Occurred on 8-30-05 between 9:30 PM and 9:50 PM.

Theft: A black colored bi-fold wallet containing $6.00 cash, a Texas Driver License, a social security card, a debit card and a credit card was stolen when it was left under a baseball cap on the floor behind a basketball goal located in the 2nd floor gymnasium. Loss value: $10.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Unattended and unsecured items are stolen from places like gymnasiums and libraries on a regular basis. Do not give a thief the opportunity. Make sure you keep your property secured whenever you are not actively watching the property. In this case, the property was stolen while the owner played basketball in the same room. Another point that should be made here is that most identity thefts start with a simple theft like this wallet theft. The thief now has access to the wallet owners social security card. Having ones social security number makes identity theft relatively simple. To protect your good name and credit, DO NOT CARRY YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY CARD with you. Leave it with other important documents in a secure location in your home, or in a safety deposit box.

100 East Jester Circle

Occurred on 9-1-05 at 1:30 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts) / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Two UT students, who were both under the age of 21, were observed walking along the sidewalk. A police officer stopped the subjects after one of the two performed a bodily function on the exterior wall of Jester Center East. One of the two students was found to be in possession of a small glass pipe containing burned marijuana residue and a container with a small amount of marijuana. Both students were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Parking Lot 39, 2300 Red River

Occurred on 8-31-05 at 9:12 AM.

Assault: A UT staff member and a non-UT subject engaged in a verbal altercation when the staff member was unable to direct the subject to visitor parking. After several words were exchanged, the staff member threw a foam cup of hour-old coffee at the left side of the subjects face.

Parking Lot 39, 2300 Red River

Occurred on 8-31-05 between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to scratch the paint of a green 2003 Honda Accord while the vehicle was parked on the west side of the Parking Lot. The scratch ran along one side of the vehicle and across the trunk. Repair cost: $1,500.00.

San Jacinto Residence Hall, 309 East 21st Street

Occurred between 8-30-05 at 2:15 AM and 8-31-05 3:45 PM.

Harassment: A dormitory resident received three telephone calls at her 1st floor dormitory. In the first call, the caller identified himself as Keith and went on to make alarming statements. The caller in the other two calls disconnected the phone call when the resident answered the telephone.

Crime Prevention Tip:

In this case, the resident used the STAR 57 (*57) feature on her campus telephone to trap the telephone number of the caller in a computer database. If you receive a harassing telephone call on your dormitory or campus office telephone, tell the caller to stop calling you, hang the phone up then pick the receiver back up and dial *57. This will log the telephone number of the last person who called your telephone into a computer database. This will aid in the identification of the caller. You should then contact the police department to make a police report.

San Jacinto Residence Hall, 309 East 21st Street

Occurred on 8-31-05 at 7:04 PM.

Harassment: A 2nd floor resident received a telephone call on her cell phone. The caller did not identify himself other than stating he had seen the resident while he was walking his poodle. The caller made several alarming statements.

Tower Manor, 2000 University

Occurred on 8-31-05 at 3:43 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping on the south side of the building. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-1-05 at 3:25 AM.

Public Intoxication / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found passed out on a bench at the Jester Center Sports Court. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. The student was found to be in possession of a small glass pipe containing burned marijuana and a small amount of marijuana.

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, 2 suspicious activity reports, 1 motor vehicle collision and 4 calls for service between 8-31-05 and 9-01-05.