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December 21, 2005

College of Business Administration, 2110 Speedway

Occurred on 12-21-05 at 1:20 AM.

Criminal Trespass: UT Police officer's observed a non-UT subject sleeping inside an area reserved for students and staff on the third floor. During the investigation it was determined that the subject had been issued three prior criminal trespass warnings for various buildings on campus. After being taken into custody, the subject stated, that he had been sleeping in the building for over a month.

Crime Prevention Tip:

With the Holiday break days away for many staff members many buildings on campus become tempting targets. Just a reminder to double check your office door and ensure that it is locked and if you have an alarm system that it is set up.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Discovered 12-20-05 at 10:00 PM.

Graffiti: Staff members discovered graffiti written in black indelible ink inside a 1st floor men's rest room. Loss value: $100.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 15 alarm calls, 3 unsecured doors, 3 requests for service, and 1 suspicious activity call between 12-20-05 and 12-21-05.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

Are you looking for that perfect gift to give to that special someone? May I be so bold as to suggest giving them a cellular telephone? Believe it or not this is the best crime prevention tool you could provide for them. Right now you are probably cringing at the thought of providing that special someone with a thousand minutes of air time to go along with their new cell phone. Well let me put that thought to rest. As long as you are not purchasing a web based cellular telephone you do not need to provide air time. 911 telephone calls to the police, fire department, or EMS are free. Web based cellular services are charging for these calls, even though it is illegal to do so. All you need to get is a cellular telephone that has a battery that will hold a charge.