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September 6, 2005

Clark Field, 300 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-5-05 at 12:15 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found loitering in an area where an odor of burned marijuana was detected. The subject stated he intended to bathe with water from a nearby drinking fountain. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

College of Business Administration, 2110 Speedway

Occurred between 9-2-05 at 8:00 PM and 9-4-05 at 9:30 AM.

Theft: A black leather Coach wallet containing $40.00 cash, 2 keys, a Florida drivers license, a UT identification card and various credit cards was stolen when it was left on a desk inside a 4th floor office that is shared by eight different people.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

If you share office space or a dormitory room, then the security of your personal property is only as good as your officemate / roommates willingness to secure the door to the room. Work with one-another to make sure the door to the shared room is kept closed and locked at all times. For further security, do not leave items unsecured. You should never leave objects like your wallet in a highly accessible location like a counter top or on a desk. If you cant take it with you, then you should secure it in a locked desk or drawer when you are out of the room.

600 Colorado

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 3:00 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was observed stumbling in a Parking Lot before passing out on a dirt pile. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 405 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 9-3-05 at various times.

During the UT Football Game, the UT Police Department issued citations and ejected people from the football stadium for the following rule violations and offenses:
Possession of Alcohol by a Minor: 3
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: 1
Possession of Alcohol in Violation of UT Regents Rules and Regulations: 37
Disorderly Conduct: 3
Stadium Rules Violations including smoking in the stadium and passing student identification cards through the gates: 6

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 405 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 7:30 PM.

Public Intoxication: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found in section 26 exhibiting an extreme, involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student, who later passed out, was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services needed to transport her to a local hospital for the treatment of alcohol poisoning.

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 405 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 7:45 PM.

Public Intoxication: A UT student was found crying and being verbally abusive towards spectators in section 26, row 60. When an officer asked if the student needed assistance, the student shouted an explicative at the officer and ran, in an unsure fashion, through the crowd causing several people to lose their balance. The officer caught the student as she began to lose her own balance on the stairs. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she was a physical endangerment to herself and others. On several occasions, the student attempted to pull from the officers grasp. Once in custody, the student refused to walk with the officer and needed to be carried by the officer and four of the officer's co-workers.

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 405 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 7:45 PM.

Public Intoxication: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found bumping into patrons of the UT football game while she staggered in the concourse under section 26. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she was a physical endangerment to herself and others.

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 405 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 7:00 PM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found stumbling and staggering out of a mens restroom by section 1 during the UT football game. The subject was disoriented and could not understand basic questions. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, 405 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 9-3-05 between 8:00 PM and 8:15 PM.

Theft: A brown leather Coach coin purse containing $10.00 cash, a bank card and a Texas driver license was stolen from a purse while the owner held the purse under her arm inside the football stadium. Loss value: $25.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Pick-pockets thrive in environments like crowded football stadiums. All too often, wallets stolen from purses and backpacks occurred because the owner left the purse or backpack open. IN this case, holding the purse under the arm was not enough. Whenever you are out and about, make sure your backpack and or purse is closed. You should also only carry the items you will need if you know you will be in crowded environments or in distracting environments like the setting of a UT Football victory.

Development Office Building, 2901 North IH-35

Occurred on 9-2-05 at 11:25 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was reported as being in a 3rd floor area reserved for faculty, staff and students asking for a restroom and for bark. The subject was found on the east side of the building. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

4200 Guadalupe

Occurred on 9-6-05 at 12 midnight.

Public Intoxication: Two non-UT subjects were observed arguing at each other as they looked into a parked car on the side of the road. One of the two subjects had difficulty standing on his own and was subsequently found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

2000 Jester Circle

Occurred on 9-5-05 at 2:50 AM.

Public Intoxication / Evading / Possession of a Fictitious Driver License: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was observed staggering and swaying while walking in the middle of the roadway. When an officer ordered the student to stop, the student yelled I don't think so and No way before running away from the officer. The student ran toward an exterior stairwell near San Jacinto Hall, removed his sandals and jumped over the stairwell landing and landed 20 below before running into 21st Street. When the student was finally apprehended, it was determined that the student was under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. The student was also found to be in possession of a fictitious Louisiana drivers license which had the students photograph but another persons name and date of birth.

Living Learning Center, 2610 Whitis

Occurred between 9-4-05 at 2:00 PM and 9-5-05 at 2:00 PM.

Theft: A purple colored Roadmaster bicycle was stolen when it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the southeast side of the building. Loss value: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Bicycle thieves love cable locks I shouldnt need to say more, but I do like to give alternatives. The Police Departments minimum recommendation for bicycle security is the use of a u-lock that uses a combination lock or a lock with a flat key (not a lock that uses a round shaped or barrel key). For enhanced security, you should use both a u-lock and a cable lock at the same time and you should register your bicycle with UT Parking and Transportation at: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/transportation/biking/bicycle_register.html

Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center, 2015 San Jacinto

Occurred between 9-3-05 at 11:15 PM and 9-4-05 at 8:30 AM.

Theft: A Vitamix mixer and a case of Rhumbero liquor were stolen from a portable vending stand located in the End Zone Club tent located on the south side of the building. Loss value: $600.00.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 6:35 PM.

Assault / Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject asked a UT student if he could use the computer the UT student was logged onto as the subject did not have a log-on account. The student agreed to allow the subject to use the computer for a short time. After a short period of time, the student asked the subject to stop using the computer. When the subject refused, the two engaged in an argument. The subject pushed the student in the shoulders. The student did not wish to file charges for assault. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Everyday, non-UT subjects rely on the sympathy of UT students for services like computer use. You should never allow another person to use a computer that is logged on with your name and password. As you can see from this case, not every person will honor your wishes and may resort to violence to keep what you have granted them. Have you ever heard the phrase, give them an inch and theyll take a mile? With the things people are capable of doing on a computer, I would not want to give them that chance with my user name and login.

Robert A. Welch Hall, 105 East 24th Street

Occurred on 9-2-05 at 5:01 PM.

Criminal Trespass / Warrant Service: A non-UT subject was found in a 3rd floor mens restroom that is reserved for use by faculty, staff and students. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. The subject was also found to have an outstanding arrest warrant from the UT Police Department for criminal trespass.

2000 Robert Dedman

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 12:30 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated / Driving While License Suspended / Public Intoxication / Possession of an Alcoholic Beverage in a Motor Vehicle: A non-UT subject was stopped for running a stop sign while driving a silver colored Mercury 4-door. The driver of the vehicle was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated. The drivers Texas Driver License had previously been suspended. A second non-UT subject, who was a passenger inside the vehicle, was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. A plastic cup containing an alcoholic beverage and a partially empty can of beer were found under the passenger side seat. It was hoped that the wet condition of the passengers pants had been from spilling one of the alcoholic beverages that was not the case.

2200 Robert Dedman

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 4:00 PM.

Assault: A UT Security Staff member, attempted to stop a group of non-UT subjects from entering a restricted area. One of the subjects refused to heed the direction of the staff member. When the staff member grabbed the subject's arm, the subject pushed the staff member in the chest.

2000 San Jacinto

Occurred on 9-3-05 at 12:15 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found slumped over on the sidewalk with his legs in the roadway. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

2000 San Jacinto

Occurred on 9-5-05 at 12:09 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was identified as a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a traffic violation. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

2200 San Jacinto

Occurred between 9-1-05 at 5:30 PM and 9-2-05 at 1:40 AM.

Leaving the Scene Collision: The rear bumper of a silver colored 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant was struck by a red Mercury Cougar while the Mitsubishi was parked on the east side of the road. The driver of the Mercury left the scene without leaving driver information. A witness provided a description of the striking vehicle.

2300 San Jacinto

Occurred on 9-5-05 at 4:00 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated / Possession of Drug paraphernalia / Possession of a Controlled Substance/ Possession of Marijuana: A UT student was stopped for speeding and running a stop sign while driving a maroon colored 1995 Mercury Villager. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated. The student was found to be in possession of 6 tablets of Xanax and a plastic bottle containing .01 ounces of marijuana. The student stated he purchased the Xanax from a subject named Mike.

San Jacinto Residence Hall, 309 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-2-05 at 4:50 PM.

Theft / Failure to Identify / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was observed by a patrol officer walking toward the central campus area. At that time the subject was not carrying any items. The same officer later observed the same subject sitting at a bus stop with a trash bag containing a square object. The subject initially gave the police officer a fictitious name and date of birth. The subject admitted to the police officer the object was a television he had taken from a UT building. The television was marked with identifying marks indicating it belonged to the Germanic Studies department. The subject later admitted to having previously stolen a VCR from another building on campus. Once the subjects correct name and date of birth was discovered, it was determined that the subject had an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for theft.

210 West 6th Street

Occurred on 9-5-05 at 2:30 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student was observed staggering and swinging her arms about as she approached her parked 2003 silver colored Toyota sport utility vehicle. The student entered the vehicle and started its engine before the officer was able to stop the student. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she was driving while intoxicated.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 39 alarm calls (12 of which were Police Help Call Box Activations Before, During and After the Football Game), 7 unsecured door reports, 9 suspicious activity reports, 4 medical emergencies, 4 welfare concern reports, 1 impounded vehicle, 3 motor vehicle collisions and 13 calls for service between 9-02-05 and 9-06-05.