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September 13, 2005

1100 Chicon

Occurred on 9-13-05 at 4:30 AM.

Possession of Marijuana / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was stopped after police officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the subjects 2003 Honda 4-door while the officers were driving behind the subject's Honda. The subject was found to be in possession of a partially smoked blunt, which is a cigar stuffed with marijuana. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for speeding.

Kinsolving Dormitory, 2605 Whitis

Occurred on 9-12-05 between 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to shatter the left front window to a 1992 GMC van while the van was parked on the northeast side of the dormitory. The window, while shattered, did not fall from the vans doorframe. Repair cost: $150.00.

Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 9-12-05 between 11:40 AM and 1:30 PM.

Theft: A red colored Trek bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the north side of the building. Loss value: $450.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Cable locks provide very little security when it comes to protecting your bicycle. Most bicycle thieves carry a tool which allows them to cut through cable locks in a short period of time with very little effort. The UT Police Departments minimum recommendation for bicycle security is the use of a u-lock. For maximum security, you should use a u-lock and an independently locking cable lock. This will force a thief to use two different tools and take twice as long to steal your bicycle. You should also register your bicycle with UT P&T. This is required, free and can be done on-line at: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/transportation/biking/bicycle_register.html

Mary E. Gearing Hall, 200 West 24th Street

Occurred on 9-9-05 between 4:00 PM and 4:20 PM.

Theft: A bottle of prescription pain killers was stolen from a 1st floor office when the three office occupants left the room unsecured. Loss value: $80.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Shared offices and dormitory rooms are difficult to keep secure. While you may keep the door closed and locked whenever you leave, the people who share the space with you may not. For that reason, you should always take your personal property with you or secure your property in a lockable cabinet or desk drawer whenever you are out of the office.

Moffett Molecular Biology Building, 2500 Speedway

Occurred since June of 2004.

Harassment: A UT student has received several unwanted and annoying e-mails and telephone calls from a former acquaintance of hers after advising the former acquaintance that she no longer wished to have contact with him. At one point, after breaking off contact, the former acquaintance talked the student into going to his apartment where he locked her inside the apartment and would not allow her to leave for a short period of time.

Crime Prevention Tip:

There is obviously some compulsive behavior exhibited in this case. If you experience problems breaking off contact with an acquaintance you should take it seriously. The subject in this case exhibits an inability to leave the student alone. If you find yourself in a similar situation you should:

  • Make it very clear to the person that you do not want to have contact with him / her. This would be best to do in writing and should state that you do not want that person to write to you, e-mail you, speak to you, see you etc, etc, etc.
  • File a police report if the contact does not stop.
  • Advise your friends, family, classmates, neighbors and co-workers of the situation and provide them with a description of the person who continues to contact you. These people can help to keep an eye on you.
  • Never initiate contact with the person or visit that person. If the person attempts to initiate contact with you then you should end the contact as soon as possible and reiterate that you want no contact from that person.
  • Keep a log of any contact from that person and save e-mails, voice messages, letters etc for evidentiary purposes.
  • If the subject begins making threatening statements or takes action that leads you to believe you sustain bodily injury, then look into getting a restraining / protective order.
  • Consider taking personal safety or self-defense courses like the RAD program offered through the UT Police Department.
  • Always keep a cell phone with you.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

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

Criminal Trespass (4 counts): Four non-UT subjects entered a private party in a 3rd floor room and began to help themselves to food and drinks. All four subjects were issued written criminal trespass warnings.

Waggener Hall, 2210 Speedway

Occurred on 9-12-05 between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM.

Theft: A black laptop computer bag containing a Texas Instruments calculator, a USB cable, three USB jump drives and a laptop computer network card was stolen when it was left inside an unsecured 1st floor room. Loss value: $110.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 17 alarms, 1 suspicious activity report, 1 medical emergency call, 1 welfare concern and 2 calls for service between 9-09-05 and 9-12-05.