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February 10, 2006

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I am pleased to announce that on 2-10-06 at 12:00 PM the University of Texas Police Department delivered a large Pizza Hut pizza and a large Papa John's pizza to a student and staff member. These two individuals contacted the UT police department, on different occasions, when they had witnessed suspicious activity around bike racks located at San Jacinto Residence Hall and the Student Service Building. Their calls, to the police, resulted in the arrests of known thieves. More importantly several victims had their property returned to them. If you are interested in receiving a FREE PIZZA, it is only a phone call away.

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 2-10-06 at 12:13AM.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A UT staff member reported a very strong odor of burning marijuana coming from a 5th floor dormitory room. When UTPD officers knocked on the door, officers could hear air freshener being sprayed inside the dorm room. When the door was opened, officers detected an even stronger odor of suspected burnt marijuana coming out into the hallway from inside the room. Two UT students were located inside the room. During the investigation, officers conducted a consent search and discovered the following: Suspected marijuana stored in 3 separate locations with a combined weight of less then 2oz., an improvised filtering devise, 3 glass and brass pipes containing suspected marijuana residue, and a plastic baggie containing a large amount of Psilocybin mushrooms. Both subjects were taken into custody and transported to jail.

Mary E. Gearing Hall, 200 West 24th Street

Occurred between 2-02-06 at 12:01 PM and 2-09-06 at 10:00 AM

Burglary of Building: A Dell laptop computer, Dell 2200MP Projector, and a black leather bag were stolen from a secured 1st floor office. Loss value: $6,000.

Parking Lot 109, 2200 Leona

Discovered 2-09-06 at 9:00 AM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The right front passenger window of Ford Escort was discovered broken and the in dash stereo was missing. At this time the owner has not contacted the UT Police Department. Loss Value: Unknown.

Parking Lot 109, 2200 Leona

Discovered 2-09-06 at 9:00 AM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The front driver's side window of a Mercury Mystique was discovered broken out and the in dash stereo was missing. At this time the owner has not contacted the UT Police Department. Loss Value: Unknown.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred between 2-05-06 and 2-06-06 at 5:30 PM.

Theft: A UT staff member reported the theft of a two way walkie talkie radio from inside an unsecured store room. Loss value: $100.00.

Whitaker Field (Intramural Field), 5100 block Guadalupe

Occurred 2-09-06 between 7:30 AM and 12:01 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The rear passenger window of a 1996 white Ford Explorer was broken out and an unknown AM / FM/ CD stereo was stolen. Repair value: $150.00. Loss value: 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 12 alarm calls, 2 requests for service, and 2 suspicious activity reports between 02-09-06 and 02-10-06.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

Well not only is the unusually warm weather drawing all of us outside, but also the thieves. They are getting an early start this year burglarizing vehicles. In today's issue we saw that three vehicles were broken into in two different areas of campus. Remember, if you want you vehicle broken into leave everything in sight, so that the thieves can do a little window shopping. But if you prefer that they pass on your vehicle here are a few ideas: Cover your dash with a beach towel - this will provide concealment for your in dash AM / FM stereo system. Don't stop there. Don't forget to reinstall your steering wheel lock. Also remove all of your property from inside the passenger compartment of your vehicle, including items like pocket change and compact discs. It is always the little things that mean so much for a thief. The little enticements that tempt a thief are the ones we forget about.