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January 25, 2006

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 01-23-06 between 6:20 PM and 6:50 PM.

Theft / Credit Card Abuse: A maroon leather wallet containing $6.00 cash, identification cards and several credit cards was stolen from the pants pocket that were left unsecured while the owner was at the outdoor pool. Prior to the cancellation of the credit cards, an unknown subject placed several unauthorized charges on the stolen credit cards at various local stores. Loss value: $35.00.

J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Road

Occurred between 12-19-05 and 01-10-06.

Theft: A 15 Hewlett Packard computer monitor and a set of Hewlett Packard computer speakers were stolen from a 1st floor office located inside the MER Building. Loss value: $300.00.

Parking Lot F-11, 200 East 22nd Street

Occurred on 01-25-06 at 12:30 AM.

Failure To Identify / Assist Outside Agency: Two non-UT subjects were observed lowering a Dodge van from a jack after an attempt to remove a vehicle wheel immobilizer. One of the subjects, who owned the van, repeatedly provided fictitious information about his name and date of birth. The second subject, who had been serving as a look out for the first subject, was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for driving while license was suspended.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 01-24-06 at 6:10 PM.

Theft / Criminal Trespass / Assist Outside Agency: A Union Building staff member observed a non-UT subject remove bagels from a display case located inside a 2nd floor coffee shop and begin to walk away. The staff member ordered the return of the bagels and summoned the police. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. The subject was also found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for theft. The subject was found to be in possession of anothers driver license and a hand tool commonly used to cut bicycle locks.

Crime Prevention Tip:

In years past, I have had people mock the Campus Watch entries which involved the theft of someones lunch or snack items. My response has always been that a thief is a thief. They will steal more than mere food items. This case is a nice illustration of that. The thief did attempt to steal a few bagels, but his warrant showed him to have committed other thefts. The property he was found with hints to yet more thefts. Thieves exist by stealing other peoples property even your food. Protect your property and report any suspicious or criminal activity.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 01-25-06 at 3:25 AM.

Graffiti: A white indelible marker was used to write words on an exterior window located on the south side of the building. Removal cost: $35.00.

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, 2 unsecured door reports, 2 requests for assistance, 1 medical emergency call and 3 suspicious activity reports between 01-24-06 and 01-25-06.