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October 17, 2005

600 West Barton Springs

Occurred on 10-16-05 at 2:30 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped after swerving into the on-coming lane of traffic while driving a red colored Subaru Outback. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

Chemical Petroleum Engineering, 200 East Dean Keeton

Discovered on 10-14-05 at 10:15 AM.

Criminal Mischief: A restroom partition wall was partially pulled from the wall in a 2nd floor mens restroom. The partition appeared to have been leaned on, pulled or kicked from the wall. Repair cost: $75.00.

Claudia Taylor Johnson, 210 West 6th Street

Occurred on 10-15-05 at 2:30 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found walking barefooted while crying. The subject stated she had gotten into an argument at a party and left the party without her shoes and purse. In her frustration, she threw her cell phone down causing it to break. She was not aware of her surroundings. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she was a physical endangerment to herself.

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

Occurred on 10-15-05 at 4:40 PM.

Assault by Contact: A UT student, who is a former member of a student organization, was approached by the president of the student organization and was told to get the (explicative) out of here (seating section). The student had purchased the seat when he was a member of the student organization with other members of the student organization. When the student refused to leave, the organization president shoved the student with his hands.

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

Occurred on 10-15-05 at 4:00 PM.

Theft: An unidentified subject approached a souvenir vendor by section 129 and stated he wanted to try on two t-shirts before he purchased them. The subject grabbed two t-shirts and left the area against the vendors protest. The subject failed to return with the t-shirts. The subject was described as a white male, 510 tall, 170 pounds, with a barbwire tattoo on his left arm and wearing a grey t-shirt with an ACC Baseball logo on its front, blue jeans, stereo headset and a silver necklace with a silver cross pendant. Loss value: $34.00.

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

Occurred on 10-15-05 at 3:45 PM.

Public Intoxication / Evading / Possession of Anothers Driver license: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped near gate 12 after telling event staff he had previously been kicked out of the game for an alcohol violation and was attempting to re-enter the stadium with a torn ticket and his student identification card. The student began to run from the police officer who started questioning him. The student pushed several patrons out of his way while he ran from the police. Once stopped, the student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others. The student was found to be in possession of another's driver license who was over the age of 21.

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

Occurred on 10-15-05 at 5:30 PM.

Public Intoxication / Disorderly Conduct (Fighting in a Public Place): A UT student and a non-UT subject began to argue about the students smoking in section 26. When the student approached the non-UT subject in an aggressive manner, the non-UT subject punched the student in the face. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others.

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

Alcohol Offenses: During the UT vs. Colorado football game, police officers handled two UT students, who were under the age of 21, for being in possession of alcohol by a minor, one UT student, who was under the age of 21, for public intoxication after the student was found passed out inside the stadium and one UT student, who was under the age of 21, for the consumption of alcohol by a minor.

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

Rule Violations: During the UT vs. Colorado football game, police officers ejected 12 of-age people from the stadium for possession alcohol inside the stadium and ejected 7 people for passing student identification cards through the stadium gates to other patrons in an attempt to get non-UT subjects into the stadium via student tickets.

Development Office Building, 2901 North IH 35

Discovered on 10-17-05 at 12:50 AM.

Graffiti: Black and red paint were used to write words and draw images on a metal storage shed located on the east side of the building. Removal cost: $40.00.

Jester Center Academic, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 10-16-05 at 12:40 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts): A UT student and a non-UT subject, who were both under the age of 21, were stopped after the non-UT subject was observed assisting the student with walking. Both subjects were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 10-16-05 at 4:30 AM.

Assault: One of four residents of a 4th floor dormitory room entered the room and began to work on his computer. A second resident of the room, who had been sleeping, demanded the computer be turned off. Upon refusal to turn the computer off, the slumbering resident pushed the other resident two times. When the other resident pushed back, the slumbering resident hit the other resident in the head, breaking the residents glasses and causing a cut on the residents forehead. The resident required 12 stitches to his forehead.

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 10-16-05 at 4:08 AM.

Theft: A UT student entered an 8th floor residents dorm room and stole a Hewlett Packard Pavillion laptop computer. Police officers located the student by the west entrance to the dormitory. The student stated he took the laptop to hold as collateral until the 8th floor resident confessed to making dry erase markings on the students off-campus apartment wall and removed the markings from the wall. Recovery value: $1,100.00.

Manor Garage, 2017 Robert Dedman

Occurred between 10-2-05 at 3:30 Pm and 10-14-05 at 6:45 PM.

Leaving the Scene Collision: The left front side of a 1999 VW Jetta was dented and scrapped while it was parked on the 5th level of the garage. The striking vehicle left the scene without leaving driver information. Repair cost: $1,00.00.

Parking Lot 88, 2300 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 10-14-05 at 1:50 PM.

Leaving the Scene Collision: A UT staff member reported seeing a white colored Chrysler strike a parked Chevrolet while the driver of the Chrysler was baking out of a parking space. The driver of the Chrysler left the scene without leaving driver information. Repair cost: $200.00.

Parking Lot 104, 1900 North IH 35

Occurred between 9-18-05 at 2:00 PM and 10-14-05 at 8:30 PM.

Theft: A red colored Hyundai Tiburon was stolen while it was parked in the southwest side of the parking lot. Between the time the vehicle was parked and the time it was discovered stolen, an outside police agency ran the license plate of the vehicle. Loss value: $10,000.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

With the increase in auto burglaries, see below, it is only a matter of time until a thief finds a vehicle that can be stolen. A steering wheel lock sends a visual message to a thief that he is going to have to work a few extra minutes in order to steal this vehicle. It is the simple things like a steering wheel lock that may make a thief think twice. You should also make it a habit to check on your property frequently. In this case, after the vehicle was stolen, but before the owner knew the vehicle was stolen, a police officer came in contact with the vehicle. Not knowing the vehicle was stolen, it was not recovered. Check on your property frequently and report stolen property to the police department as soon as possible.

Parking Lot 104, 1900 North IH 35

Occurred between 10-11-05 at 3:00 PM and 10-14-05 at 5:00 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The right rear opera window was broken out of a 2001 Honda Civic while it was parked in the Parking Lot. A JVC AM / FM / CD stereo was stolen from the vehicle. Loss value: $150.00. Repair cost: $150.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

We are seeing a number of reported burglaries of motor vehicles in the parking lots east of the Interstate. Many thieves simply walk through the lots looking into vehicles to see what is being stored. Remove the opportunity for a thief to steal items from your vehicle by taking a few moments and remove items from your vehicle when you park. If items can not be removed from your car, like your stereo, then conceal such items.

Parking Lot 118, 1800 Red River

Occurred on 10-15-05 between 4:56 PM and 5:28 PM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to cause six 2-inch long scratches in the paint on the left rear quarter panel of a 1995 Toyota Camry while the vehicle was parked on the west side of the Parking Lot. The owner observed three subjects leaning on her vehicle in the area of the damage. The subjects had been at a tailgate party in the parking lot, and were described as:

  • white male in his 20s, 55 tall, thin build, dirty blonde hair
  • white male in his 20s, 59 tall, heavy build
  • white female in her 20s, 55 tall, approximately 130 pounds

Repair cost: $75.00.

Physical Plant Gas Station, 1300 Manor

Discovered on 10-17-05 at 12:26 AM.

Graffiti: White paint was used to write a word on a cement support pillar located at the Physical Plant Gas Station. Removal cost: $40.00.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 10-15-05 at 3:05 AM.

Public Intoxication: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found being assisted by other students as she walked across the street. On two occasions, the student exhibited an extreme involuntary physical reaction to the over-consumption of an alcoholic beverage. The student was unable to stand on her own and was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she was a physical endangerment to herself.

Trinity Garage, 1815 Trinity

Occurred on 10-15-05 between 1:00 PM and 4:15 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: An unknown object was used to manipulate the lock to the rear left gate to a 1999 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle while the vehicle was parked on the 6th level of the garage. A Rockford Fosgate 120 watt amp and a Sony Explode 12 sub woofer were stolen from the vehicle. Loss value: $300.00.

300 West 24th Street

Occurred on 10-15-05 between 2:40 PM and 4:50 PM.

Criminal Mischief: The antenna was broken off of a 1979 Pontiac while the vehicle was parked on the south side of the street. Repair cost $30.00.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 10-16-05 at 10:55 PM.

Theft / Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject left his cell phone on a pool table in the 1st floor pool hall while he used the restroom. When he returned to the pool table, he discovered his cell phone had been stolen. When a friend of the victim called the subjects cell phone, another non-UT subject quickly left the area and went to the 1st floor mens restroom. The investigation revealed the second subject had stolen the cell phone. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the second subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning. Recovery value: $50.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Ability, and desire, these are two of the three elements that a thief needs to complete a theft. The third is opportunity. The victim in this case gave the thief the opportunity when he left a cellular telephone unsecured and in plain view on top of a pool table. Trusting your friends to keep an eye on your property is not a guarantee that your property will be there when you get back. Take your property with you for safe keeping.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 28 alarm calls, 4 unsecured doors, 6 suspicious activity reports, 3 motor vehicle collisions, 2 medical emergencies, 1 welfare concern and 3 public assist requests between 10-14-05 and 10-17-05.