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November 15, 2005

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on: 11-14-05 at 10:37 PM.

Obscene Display / Criminal Trespass: A UT student reported a non-UT subject who was using a 2nd floor computer to view graphic images that would make even a sailor blush. The subject was reckless about the images being seen by another who could be offended. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Townes Hall, 727 East Dean Keeton

Occurred between 11-11-05 at 1:30 PM and 11-14-05 at 11:25 AM.

Theft: Three textbooks were stolen from a secured 1st floor locker. The locker had been secured with a combination style pad lock. Loss value: $225.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Combination locks can be easily defeated by a thief who wants to gain entry into a locker or tool box (see below). Many times, the thief can defeat a combination pad lock without causing damage to the lock. UTPD recommends the use of a keyed pad lock to secure lockers, tool boxes, etc, etc, etc. This time of year the amount of text book thefts can skyrocket. Often times, a student can not identify his or her textbook from another textbook of the same title and author. To aid the police in recovering your textbooks if they are stolen, select the same page in every textbook you own, say page 125. On that page write your state issued driver license number or identification card number. If your books are stolen, you can tell the officer your driver license number is on page 125. With that information, your textbooks can be identified at book buy-back stores.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 11-14-05 at 9:21 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found loitering in a 3rd floor area that is reserved for faculty, staff and students. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

2600 Whitis

Occurred between 11-10-05 at 3:10 PM and 11-14-05 at 7:30 AM.

Theft: A 100 piece of lead welding wire was stolen while it was in a small tool box located inside a construction fence. The tool box had been secured with a small pad lock that could be easily broken by a heavy blunt object. Loss value: $50.00.

2600 Whitis

Occurred between 11-11-05 at 3:30 PM and 11-14-05 at 8:30 AM.

Theft: An unknown object was used to pry the door open to a secured tool storage shed located inside a secured construction fence. A Stihl TS 400 wet saw was stolen from the storage unit. Loss value: $1,200.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 4 alarm calls, 2 unsecured doors, 4 suspicious activity reports and 2 medical emergency calls between 11-14-05 and 11-15-05.