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February 2, 2006

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 2-01-06 between 8:20 PM and 8:50 PM.

Theft: A silver Compaq laptop computer and a twenty dollar bill were stolen from inside a backpack. The backpack was left inside a secured locker located inside the second floor men's locker room. The victim reported seeing a suspicious male walking inside the locker room and was there when he returned. The subject is described as: Hispanic male, 6'0", 250 lbs. and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and red shorts. Loss value: $ 1,020

Crime Prevention Tip:

The officer that wrote this report does state what type of lock the victim was using. You can bet that it was not a key lock. But that was not the problem her. The victim failed to see that there was no divider between the upper and lower lockers. There by leaving his "secured" property in an unsecured locker. There have been a number of lockers broken into over the past few weeks inside gyms. This problem is not isolated to just UT gyms. If you are using a combination lock you might want to consider using a keyed lock. Before securing your property check to insure that the locker itself is not in need of repair. This will prevent someone from being able to gain "easy" access into the locker.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 2-02-06 at 12:23 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was reported to have been approaching females and asking them for personal information while telling them that he could make things materialize out of thin air. The subject was located on the 6th floor and when stopped told officers that he was a current UT student. During the investigation several more females approached the officer and told them that the subject's comments and demeanor made them feel uncomfortable. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning and escorted from the area.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 2-02-06 at 1:30 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was discovered sleeping in a restricted area located on the 3rd floor. Officers discovered that the subject had been arrested on a prior criminal trespass violation inside CBA as well as having received written criminal trespass warnings for UTC and a number of other buildings on campus. The subject was taken into custody once again and transported to Central Booking.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 2-01-06 at 3:40 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was discovered sleeping inside a second floor area that was restricted to staff and students. During the investigation the subject told officers that he was looking for a place to sleep. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning and escorted from the building.

Sutton Hall, 210 West 21st Street

Occurred on 2-02-06 at 6:00 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was observed pulling on locked exterior doors attempting to enter Sutton Hall. When stopped the subject was found talking to himself and trying to avoid being seen. During the investigation the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning and escorted from the area.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 9 alarm calls, 1 natural gas leak, and 2 suspicious activity report between 02-01-06 and 02-02-06.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

As we see in today's Campus Watch there were several subjects found trespassing in different areas of campus. And in one case a repeat offender who is moving from building to building. Many times the Police encounter subjects inside these buildings that are "casing" the building for future thefts, or for a warm night's sleep. To discourage this type of activity double check the exterior doors on your way home and ensure that they are locked. If you encounter a door that fails to secure report it to the Police Department or the Zone Maintenance Shop so that it can be repaired.