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December 13, 2005

Graduate School of Business, 100 West 21st Street

Occurred between 12-9-05 at 5:30 PM and 12-12-05 at 10:30 AM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to damage the top drawer of two metal cabinets in an apparent attempt to break into the 5th floor office cabinets. Repair cost: $100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Had the cabinet been made of wood instead of metal, then the thief may have gained entry into the cabinet. Keep that in mind when you shop for new office equipment. You should also invest some time examining the locking hardware when you look into new office furniture.

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, 2504-A Whitis

Occurred on 11-6-05 between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

Theft: A blue and silver Trek 4300 was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the north side of building A. Loss value: $450.00.

Main Building, #1 South Mall

Occurred between 12-9-05 at 5:00 PM and 12-12-05 at 12 noon.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to scratch letters into the paint on the drivers door to a 2005 Ford Expedition while the vehicle was parked on the west side of the building. Repair cost: $100.00.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 12-12-05 at 8:05 PM.

Stalking / Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject, who is the former acquaintance of a UT student, approached the student and a second UT student near the main entrance to the library. The subject inquired about getting back together with the first student and challenged the second student to a physical altercation. The two students wisely left the area and went to a higher floor in the building. The subject followed the two students continuing to harass them. At one point the subject blocked their pathway in a stairwell. The investigation revealed that the subject has committed several acts of harassment and assault by threat towards both students during the previous two months. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Crime Prevention Tip:

In this case, both students had prior dealings with this subject. If you are a victim of harassment, assault or property crimes with regard to a possible stalking case, then take action. You should file a police report as soon as you believe you are a victim. You should also share information about the suspect with people in your life; including your roommates, friends, classmates and family. Their knowledge of the situation will add to the number of people watching out for you. You should also invest in personal protection devices like a personal alarm and a cell phone. If you get a cell phone, or already have one, consider doing the following:

  • Program the UT Police Departments telephone number into your cell phone. This is important because a 9-1-1 call made on a cell phone goes to the city police departments emergency operator. Once that operator learns you are on the UT campus, then he / she will transfer your call to the UT police dispatcher. If you have an emergency on campus, then you would already have our number in your phones contact list. You can reach the UTPD dispatcher 24 hours a day at 512-471-4441.
  • Create an In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact in your cell phone directory. This will provide rescue workers with emergency contact information for you in the event you are unable to provide rescue workers with such information. Make sure you list the contact name as ICE.
  • Also consider taking a self-defense or risk reduction course. UTPD offers a free program called Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) to all of the campus female faculty, staff and students. For more information about RAD, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/admin/utpd/RAD.html

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Reported on 12-12-05 at 1:10 PM.

Theft: A student worker with the ITS department was terminated from employment while in possession of a Fujitsu ST5000 laptop computer. The ITS department sent numerous letters and e-mails to the student demanding the return of the laptop computer. The student has not returned the laptop computer. Loss value: $2,665.00.

Russell A. Steindam Hall, #7 East Mall

Occurred between 12-6-05 at 8:30 PM and 12-12-05 at 8:30 PM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject(s) bent the metal air vents to two different door to 2nd floor rooms. Repair cost: $75.00.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 12-12-05 at 2:20 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was reported as soliciting by passing out flyers while near the intersection of 21st Street and Speedway. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

2400 University

Reported on 12-12-05 at 12:57 PM.

Leaving the Scene Collision: A pedestrian flagged down a police officer and reported seeing a Penske rental truck strike the right rear quarter panel of a parked Saturn 4-door. The driver of the Penske truck left the scene without leaving driver information. The witness provided the license plate number of the striking vehicle. Repair cost: $700.00.

400 West 21st Street

Occurred on 12-13-05 at 1:15 AM.

Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was stopped for running a red light while driving a Hyundai 4-door. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for speeding.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 26 alarm calls, 7 unsecured door reports, 4 public assist request, 1 motor vehicle collision, 4 medical emergencies and 3 suspicious activity calls between 12-09-05 and 12-12-05.