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September 21, 2005

Carothers Dormitory, 2501 Whitis

Occurred between 8-31-05 at 11:54 AM and 9-5-05 at 5:00 PM.

Theft: A package containing a Dell laptop computer, which had been mailed to a resident and signed for by a staff member, could not be located at the reception desk / mailroom when the resident responded to retrieve the package. Loss value: $1,221.09.

Crime Prevention Tip:

With the ever present risk of identity theft, mail security is becoming more and more important. In this case, you can see other benefits from mail security. If you are expecting a package, check daily to see if the package has arrived. If you receive notification that a package has arrived for you, then pick your package up as soon as possible.

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 9-20-05 at 10:45 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject, who was reported as having been in the Perry-Castañeda Library and Jester Academic Center soliciting money from students, was found on the west side of the gymnasium. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Parking Lot 103, 2100 Comal

Occurred between 9-18-05 at 5:00 PM and 9-21-05 at 1:10 AM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The right front window was broken out of a 2001 Buick Century while the vehicle was parked on the east side of the Parking Lot. A Pioneer stereo faceplate, a tool kit and jumper cables were stolen from the vehicle. Loss value: $160.00. Repair cost: $150.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

If a auto burglar can see something worth breaking into your vehicle to steal, then your cars windows are subject to being broken out of your car. Protect your windows by removing all items from your vehicle when you park. If your vehicles stereo has a removable faceplate, then make it a habit to remove the faceplate every time you park your car. You should also spread a beach towel across your dashboard and allow it to drape down over your cars stereo. A auto burglar will think you are protecting your dash from the hot Texas sun, when in essence you are hiding the type of stereo you have.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred between 9-19-05 at 9:29 PM and 9-20-05 9:23 PM.

Theft: A Panasonic DVD / VCR player was stolen from a 3rd floor room. Loss value: $150.00.

University Elementary School, 2200 East 6th Street

Occurred between 9-19-05 and 9-20-05 at 10:00 AM.

Criminal Mischief / Attempted Burglary: Twelve aluminum vents were damaged when they were pried from the skirting to two of the schools portable classroom buildings. An unknown object was used in an attempt to cut a hole through the sub-flooring of the building. Repair cost: $150.00.

100 West 21st Street

Occurred on 9-21-05 at 2:05 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (4 counts) / Public Intoxication: Four UT students, who were all under the age of 21, were found staggering and stumbling in and out of the roadway. At one point, one of the students jumped into the roadway by a passing vehicle and ran alongside the vehicle until he lost his balance and fell back onto the sidewalk. That student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. All four students were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

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 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door report, 5 suspicious activity reports, 2 motor vehicle collisions, 2 medical emergency reports, 1 light survey, 1 accidental damage report and 3 calls for service between 9-20-05 and 9-21-05.