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September 12, 2005

Crime Prevention Request

While reading todays entries, you may be reminded of previous issues of the Campus Watch. Sometimes it seems like the same types of offense are occurring over and over again. Most of these crimes are easily prevented. I do not worry too much about the readers of the Campus Watch as they are concerned enough to subscribe to the e-mail service so they probably take these common sense suggestions to heart. My concern is that not enough people are getting the message. To that end, I would like to encourage each one of you share this information with people you know.

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 9-8-05 between 10:30 PM and 11:15 PM.

Theft: A black leather bi-fold wallet containing a social security card, a debit card, a credit card and $140.00 cash was stolen when it was left on the basketball court bleachers while the owner played basketball. Loss value: $150.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

As far as this crime is concerned, does the victim need to continue to worry? He certainly does. Most identity thefts start with a simple theft like this one. Having your driver license and credit account information in the hands of a thief is bad enough, but making your social security number available to a thief should have this victim very concerned. In addition to the loss and having to replace all of his identity cards and credit cards, the victim needs to monitor his credit history very closely for years to come. Any discrepancy in his credit history will require action to prevent or lessen the impact of identity theft. You should never carry your social security card with you. Furthermore, take action to prevent the theft itself. Do not leave your property unsecured when you engage in activities like basketball. The gymnasiums have lockers use them.

1800 Guadalupe

Occurred on 9-11-05 at 3:00 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway in a black BMW. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-11-05 at 2:50 AM.

Public Intoxication / Possession of More Than One Driver License: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found passed out in a 4th floor hallway. The student had evidence of previously having had an extreme involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage on the front of his shirt. The student was in the company of two of his friends. One of his friends advised the police the student was okay and would respond when you slapped him in the face. The student was found to be in possession of two driver licenses; one of which was issued to another who was over the age of 21. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point that Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services needed to transport the student to a local emergency room for the treatment of alcohol poisoning.

Crime Prevention Tip:

What are friends for? Watch officer, he is okay smack right in the face. I can not imagine the feeling of having no control over my abilities, safety or surroundings. I would hate to think that a friend of mine needed to slap me to keep me conscious. Avoid the assaults be it from a friend or foe. If you are under the age of 21, know that it is illegal to drink alcoholic beverages at all and UT has a zero tolerance policy. If you are over 21, know when to say when. Keep your sober friends close. Drink in moderation and never drink and drive.

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-9-05 between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Theft: A Samsung cell phone, a UT identification card and an orange colored lanyard with keys attached to it were stolen when they were left at the Jester Sport Court. Loss value: $100.00.

2000 Jester Circle

Occurred on 9-11-05 at 3:48 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found leaning out of a parked car while exhibiting a severe involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student stated she had been drinking at a fraternity party in the west campus area.

2000 Jester Circle

Occurred on 9-11-05 at 3:59 PM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found stumbling barefooted in the roadway. The student stated he had been drinking alcoholic beverages at a fraternity party in the west campus area.

Physical Plant 8 (Grounds Maintenance), 1201 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 9-9-05 at 10:10 AM.

Burglary: A non-UT subject entered a staff lounge and began to remove food items from a refrigerator. When confronted by a staff member, the subject stole a frozen dinner and left the building. The subject climbed over an 8 high cement wall before being stopped by the police. Recovery value: $3.50.

Kudos

In this case, the reporting person recognized suspicious activity and reported it to the police as soon as possible. The quick response led to a thief being taken into custody. I know you are thinking it was just a frozen dinner do you think a frozen dinner is the only thing this person is capable of stealing?

Robert Lee Moore Hall, 2515 Speedway

Occurred on 9-9-05 between 12:50 PM and 1:15 PM.

Theft: A brown colored purse containing vehicle keys, a social security card, a bank card, a driver license, a parking garage swipe card and $20.00 cash was stolen when it was left in an unsecured 4th floor classroom. Loss value: $35.00.

2300 San Jacinto

Occurred on 9-11-05 at 1:00 AM.

Driving Under the Influence by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped for running a stop sign while driving a black VW Jetta. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages, but not to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

Sanchez Building, 1912 Speedway

Occurred on 9-10-05 between 6:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

Theft: A black colored Raleigh bicycle was stolen when it was secured with a chain lock to a bicycle rack located on the west side of the building. Loss value: $300.00.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 9-10-05 at 5:45 AM.

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

West Mall

Occurred on 9-10-05 at 4:30 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was observed playing a guitar while soliciting the sale of his musical compact disc. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Whitaker Field, 51st Street and Guadalupe

Occurred between 9-9-05 at 6:30 PM and 9-10-05 at 1:00 PM.

Theft: A checkbook containing two blank checks and a polo style shirt (unknown color) were stolen when they were left inside a Tennis Center mens restroom. Loss value: $20.00.

100 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-10-05 at 2:40 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found leaning on a friend while using profanity. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

100 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-10-05 at 2:45 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found bumping against a wall that ran parallel to the roadway. The student stated he had consumed alcoholic beverages at a house party.

100 West 21st Street

Occurred on 9-10-05 at 2:15 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found being helped down the roadway by another UT student. The student who needed help stated she had consumed alcoholic beverages at a private residence located at 28th Street and Nueces.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 22 alarms, 13 unsecured door reports, 8 suspicious activity reports, 2 medical emergency calls, 1 motor vehicle collision, 1 gas leak, 2 light surveys, 1 welfare concern and 15 calls for service between 9-09-05 and 9-12-05.