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November 8, 2005

Garrison Hall, #3 East Mall

Discovered on 11-8-05 at 4:35 AM.

Graffiti: A black marker was used to draw an image on a wall inside a 1st floor mens restroom. Removal cost: $35.00.

Goldsmith Hall, #5 West Mall

Discovered on 11-8-05 at 4:56 AM.

Graffiti: A black permanent marker and a green permanent marker were used to draw images on two different lamp post located on the west and northwest side of the building. Removal cost: $50.00.

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, 2504 Whitis

Occurred on 11-4-05 between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

Theft: A Mongoose Freestyle bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the south side of building B. Loss value: $150.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Remember a cable lock provides only minimal protection for your bicycle. UTPDs minimum recommendation is to use a u-lock that takes a flat key. Our maximum recommendation is to use a u-lock that takes a flat key and an independently locking cable lock.

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred between 11-4-05 at 3:30 PM and 11-6-05 at 11:00 PM.

Theft: A Bianchi bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the east side of the dormitory. Loss value: $150.00.

Recreational Sports Center, 2001 San Jacinto

Occurred on 11-7-05 between 11:00 AM and 11:50 AM.

Theft: A blue Polo Shirt, a pair of tan shorts, two keys, a Samsung cell phone and a wallet containing $20.00 cash, three credit cards and a driver license were stolen from a secured locker located inside a 1st floor locker room. The locker had been secured with a combination pad lock. Later in the day, Recreational Sports Center staff located the owners property. At this time, it is unknown if any items were stolen. Loss value: Undetermined at this point.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The design of many combination pad locks make them susceptible to being defeated. The UT Police Department recommends using a key operated pad lock whenever possible.

Robert Lee Moore Hall, 2515 Speedway

Occurred between 10-7-05 and 10-13-05.

Theft Information: A UT staff member reported a store gift card had been stolen from a letter that was addressed to a person in El Paso, Texas. The staff member last saw the letter when it was dropped off in a departmental mail box. The gift card was used at a local store. Loss value: $100.00.

2000 San Jacinto

Occurred on 11-4-05 at 2:45 AM.

Assault: A UT student reported being pushed into a tree beside a sidewalk on the west side of the roadway. The student physically lashed out at the attacker causing a cut to the left side of his neck. The attacker ran from the location while holding his neck. The subject was described as a white male in his 20s, shaved head, thin build and taller than 59. The subject was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with a lighter colored round emblem and writing on the sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

Crime Prevention Tip:

There are several items I would like to point out with this case. First, you should always be aware of your surroundings. You should actively look for suspicious people and areas where a person could conceal themselves. Avoid such areas and suspicious people whenever possible. The best way to stop an attack or prevent one is by fleeing from such people and places. You should keep a cell phone with you at all times and report suspicious or criminal activity as soon as you see it. 9-1-1 is a free call and can be made even if your cell phone does not have a phone service. If you do have a phone service for your cell phone, then program the UTPD telephone number into your cell phone. UTPD can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 512-471-4441. Programming the UTPD telephone number into your cell phone is important because all 9-1-1 calls made on a cell phone go to the city police department; even if you are on campus where help is just a phone call away. It is best to walk with others, so plan your walks and / or runs with friends. Avoid walking at times when visibility is minimal like at night or in bad weather conditions. When confronted with a person who wants to cause you harm, do not hesitate to yell, run away or use force to get away.

300 West 24th Street

Occurred between 11-4-05 at 5:30 PM and 11-7-05 at 3:00 PM.

Theft: A 2004 Yamaha moped, a white helmet and a pair of riding gloves were stolen while the moped was parked on the south side of the roadway. Loss value: $500.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 5 alarm calls, 4 unsecured door reports, 5 suspicious activity reports, 1 motor vehicle collision, 1 medical emergency, 4 lighting surveys and 2 requests for service between 11-7-05 and 11-8-05.