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November 9, 2005

Brazos Garage, 210 East Martin Luther King

Occurred on 11-8-05 between 9:15 Am and 6:45 PM.

Criminal Mischief: The left window was broken out of a red Jeep that was parked on the 3rd level of the garage. No items were stolen from the Jeep. Repair cost: $150.00.

Calhoun Hall, #4 South Mall

Occurred on 11-8-05 between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.

Theft: A black Nishiki bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a handrail located on the southwest side of the building. Loss value: $125.00.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 11-8-05 between 1:00 PM and 4:36 PM.

Theft / Credit Card Abuse: A key ring with an attached identification card holder containing a UT ID card was stolen when it was left inside a secured 7th floor community restroom. Prior to the discovery of the stolen identification card, an unknown subject used the UT ID card to make unauthorized charges totaling $102.38 on the owners Bevo Bucks account. The charges were made at two dormitory cafeterias and dormitory vending machines. Based on the vending machine purchases, the culprit prefers Pepsi, but will drink Coca Cola.

Parking Lot 111, 2200 Salina

Occurred on 11-8-05 between 6:30 AM and 3:50 PM.

Theft: The front bumper to a red Dodge pick-up truck was stolen while the vehicle was parked in the Parking Lot. Loss value: $350.00.

Robert A. Welch Hall, 105 West 24th Street

Occurred on 11-8-05 between 12:30 PM and 3:00 PM.

Theft: A blue and silver Pacifica bicycle was stolen while it was chained to a pole located on the west side of the building. Loss value: $100.00.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 11-8-05 between 5:00 PM and 6:15 PM.

Theft: A Jansport backpack containing a textbook, a Nokia cell phone, a set of keys and a wallet with two identification cards, a credit card and $53.00 in cash was stolen while it rested on the legs of its owner while the owner slept in a chair located in a 3rd floor lobby area. Loss value: $300.00.

University Elementary School, 2200 East 6th Street

Discovered on 11-8-05 at 11:58 PM.

Criminal Mischief: Two vent covers leading into the yellow building were found pried partially back. Repair cost: $175.00.

University Teaching Center, 105 West 21st Street

Occurred on 11-9-05 at 12:01 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found performing a bodily function on the west wall of the building. The subject had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning.

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.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 11 alarm calls, 2 unsecured door reports, 4 suspicious activity reports, 1 lighting survey and 3 requests for service between 11-8-05 and 11-9-05.