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October 21, 2005

Biology Laboratories, 205 West 24th Street

Discovered on 10-20-05 at 11:00 AM.

Graffiti: White paint was used to write words on a sidewalk located on the north side of the building. Repair cost: $40.00.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred between 10-19-05 at 4:00 PM and 10-20-05 at 3:00 PM.

Theft: A silver colored Roadmaster bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located in the southwest side of the dormitory. Loss value: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Cable locks provide only minimal security for bicycles.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred between 10-19-05 at 5:00 PM and 10-20-05 at 9:40 AM.

Theft: A green colored Quasar bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the southwest side of the dormitory. Loss value: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Most bicycle thieves carry wire cutters or bolt cutters which can easily cut through most bicycle cable locks.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred between 10-14-05 at 2:00 PM and 10-17-05 at 8:00 AM.

Theft: A silver colored Mongoose bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the southwest side of the dormitory. Loss value: $100.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls:Crime Prevention Tip: The UT Police Departments minimum recommendation for bicycle security is the use of a u-lock that uses a flat / standard key (not a barrel key).

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred between 10-19-05 at 3:15 PM and 10-20-05 at 9:30 AM.

Theft: A red colored Vertical bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the southwest side of the dormitory. Loss value: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The UT Police Departments maximum recommendation for bicycle security is to use a u-lock that uses a flat key and an independently locking cable lock. This would require a thief to carry two different tools to defeat the two different locks a cutting tool and a prying tool. Most bike thieves do not want to work that hard.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred between 10-16-05 at 10:30 AM and 10-17-05 at 7:50 AM.

Theft: A silver colored Mongoose bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located in the southwest side of the dormitory. Loss value: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

You should also register your bicycle with UT Parking and Transportation. Registering your bicycle will log your bicycles complete description including its serial number. Having your bicycle serial number greatly enhances the police departments ability to locate and identify your bicycle if it is stolen. Bicycle registration is mandatory and free of charge it can also be done on-line for your convenience. To register your bicycle go to: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/transportation/biking/bicycle_register.html

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Reported on 10-21-05 at 2:43 AM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to strike an alarm enunciator box to a card reader device located on the 3rd floor. Residents reported hearing the enunciator sound continuously prior to the damage. Repair cost: $50.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

I imagine the culprit in this case was probably a student who was in need of sleep. Such devices can be annoying that is their purpose. If you recognize a device like this malfunctioning, report it to the front desk of your dormitory.

Pharmacy Building, 2409 University

Occurred between 10-19-05 and 10-20-05.

Criminal Mischief: Various colors of chalk were used to write words on the sidewalk located on the west side of the building. Repair cost: $20.00.

2500 San Jacinto

Occurred on 10-21-05 at 2:35 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped while driving a 2005 Honda for exceeding the posted speed limit as he passed two police vehicles that were on an unrelated traffic stop. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

Townes Hall, 727 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 10-20-05 at 12 noon.

Theft: $250.00 in cash was stolen from a wallet that was left in a brief case at a 1st floor study cubicle while the owner went to get a drink of water.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Thieves do not operate by sundials they operate by stopwatches. It only takes a thief a few seconds to commit a theft. Do not give them that opportunity. Keep your property with you; especially in high risk areas like libraries, gymnasiums, airports, bus stops, offices, classrooms, restrooms indoors, outdoors I think you get the picture.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 9 alarm calls, 3 suspicious activity reports, 1 motor vehicle collision, 2 medical emergency calls and 3 requests for service between 10-20-05 and 10-21-05.