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October 10, 2005

800 Clyde Littlefield

Occurred on 10-9-05 at 12:05 AM.

Open Container in a Vehicle: A UT student was stopped for running a stop sign while driving a 1994 Mazda MX6. An open bottle of Dos Equis was found behind the passenger seat of the vehicle.

Garrison Hall, #3 East Mall

Discovered on 10-10-05 at 2:14 AM.

Graffiti: A black permanent marker was used to write words and draw images on the walls located inside a basement level mens restroom. Removal cost: $35.00.

500 Guadalupe

Occurred on 10-8-05 at 3:55 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found unconscious and wedged between a street light pole and a building. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 10-7-05 at 11:50 AM.

Suspicious Activity: An unknown female caller with a Jamaican accent telephoned a 3rd floor resident and advised the resident he could receive a free card if he supplied various information. The caller went on to ask for the following information: the residents full name, cell phone number, address, two references, date of birth, mothers maiden name, credit / bank account information, grants and educational loans, and his social security number. Being a reader of the Campus Watch, the resident knew the line of questioning was suspicious and either refused to answer certain questions, or provided false information. When asked for his social security number, the resident disconnected the telephone call.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Anytime you receive an unsolicited telephone call requesting information in order to receive a credit account, a bank account or even a coupon be suspicious. Some information that you do not believe could put you at risk may make you susceptible. Information like your name and cell phone number can allow a thief to clone your cell phone and start making telephone calls on your account. If you receive such an unsolicited call, refuse to answer any questions and hang the telephone receiver up. To aid us in identifying the caller, use the STAR 57 (*57) feature of your campus telephone to trap the telephone number of the caller. To do this, after hang the receiver up from a suspicious telephone call, pick the receiver back up and dial *57. You will hear one of two pre-recorded messages. After the message, hang the receiver up again then call the UT Police Department at 471-4441 to make a police report.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred between 10-3-05 and 9-29-05.

Credit Card Abuse: A UT student recognized his checking account was significantly lower than what it should have been. The student learned several unauthorized charges totaling $1,480.00 had been withdrawn from local ATM machines. The student found that his debit card was missing from his 4th floor dormitory room. The student stated he sometimes leaves his dorm room door and his dorm suites common bathroom door unlocked.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Be mindful of how long it takes someone to enter your unsecured residence and commit crimes. No time is too short to not worry about it. Make sure you keep your dorm room doors locked at all times; this includes any dormitory suite bathroom doors.

Kinsolving Dormitory, 2605 Whitis

Occurred between 9-29-05 and 10-8-05 at 1:50 PM.

Harassment: An unknown caller has placed several lewd and unwanted telephone calls to a 5th floor residents dormitory telephone and cell phone.

Crime Prevention Tip:

See the Suspicious Activity report out of Jester Center East for information about the *57 feature of campus telephones.

Parking Lot 103, 1900 North IH-35

Occurred on 10-8-05 at 12:58 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle (12 counts) / Auto Theft / Evading: While on patrol, a UT police officer observed three subjects loitering around a parked red sedan. One of the subjects was holding the sedans hood up at approximately waist level. Upon seeing the marked patrol vehicle, the three subjects quickly entered a nearby 1997 Honda Accord which had been reported to the Austin Police Department as a stolen vehicle. The subjects fled the area in the stolen vehicle. After a short pursuit, the subjects wrecked the vehicle in a vacant lot off of Manor Road. The three subjects then fled on foot. The driver of the stolen vehicle was stopped a short time later. Evidence of the burglary of several motor vehicles was found inside the stolen vehicle. An investigation revealed the following vehicles had been broken into:

  • Maroon Nissan Maxima
    Left front window broken
    The turn signals were damaged
    Repair cost: $200.00
  • Brown Toyota Corolla
    Left rear window broken
    Repair cost: $150.00
  • White Chevrolet S10 Pickup Truck
    Right window broken
    Repair cost: $150.00
  • Maroon Mazda
    Left rear window broken
    Kenwood Stereo Stolen / Recovered
    Repair cost: $150.00
  • Toyota Truck
    Right window broken
    Repair cost: $150.00
  • Brown Honda Civic
    Right opera window broken
    Repair cost: $125.00
  • Brown Ford Contour
    Left front window broken
    Repair cost: $150.00
  • Purple Saturn
    Left rear and Left front windows broken
    Stolen: A Pioneer AM / FM / CD stereo
    Loss Value: $200.00
    Repair cost: $300.00
  • White Toyota Camry
    Right opera window broken
    Repair cost: $125.00
  • Grey Geo Prism
    Left opera window broken
    Repair cost: $125.00
  • Red Toyota Tercel
    Left opera window broken
    Repair cost: $125.00
  • Grey Chevrolet Blazer
    Left Rear Window broken
    Repair cost: $150.00
At this time, not all of the victims have made a police report. The owners of some of the items found inside the stolen vehicle have yet to be identified.

2300 Robert Dedman

Occurred on 10-9-05 at 8:46 pm.

Disorderly Conduct / Exposure: An unidentified subject rode a bicycle by a UT student who was walking on the sidewalk. The subjects pants fell down as he passed the student causing himself to be exposed. The subject continued to ride away while pulling his pants up.

Robert Lee Moore Hall, 2515 Speedway

Occurred between 10-6-05 at 9:00 AM and 10-7-05 at 5:00 AM.

Theft: A blue colored Newport Motive bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the west side of the building. Loss value: $125.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The police departments minimum recommendation for bicycle security is the use of a u-lock that takes a flat key, or has a combination lock. Our maximum recommendation is to use such a u-lock and an independently locking cable lock at the same time. You should never trust the security of your bicycle to a cable lock by itself.

2300 San Jacinto

Occurred on 10-8-05 at 1:20 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found falling down while walking on the sidewalk. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

2600 San Jacinto

Occurred on 10-8-05 at 3:00 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student was stopped for running a stop sign and a stop light while driving a 2001 Toyota Camry. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 10-7-05 at 2:30 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject approached a UT student in the 2nd floor Campus Store and complimented her on her appearance approached her and took a photograph of the student without her permission. At the request of the Union Building staff, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 10-8-05 at 8:00 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A Union Building staff member reported a non-UT subject loitering in a 2nd floor area. The staff member recognized the subject as someone who had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. The subject was located and it was verified that the subject had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning citation.

University Teaching Center, 105 West 21st Street

Occurred on 10-10-05 at 6:45 AM.

Criminal Trespass / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was found sleeping in an exterior stairwell. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for littering. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 10-7-05 at 8:05 AM.

Graffiti: Black spray was used to write letters on the north side of the building. Removal cost: $50.00.

100 West 21st Street

Occurred on 10-9-05 at 11:45 PM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts): Two UT students, who were both under the age of 21, were found walking down the street carrying a traffic cone. Both students were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

200 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 10-9-05 at 1:35 AM.

Open Container in a Vehicle: A non-UT subject was found sitting in a vehicle in the Winship Drama Building fire lane. An open beer can was found inside the vehicle.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 26 alarm calls, 12 unsecured door reports, 4 suspicious activity reports, 2 medical emergency reports, 1 welfare concern report and 9 public assist requests between 10-07-05 and 10-10-05.