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March 6, 2006

Blanton Museum of Art Construction Site, 100 East Martin Luther King

Occurred on 03-05-06 at 3:00 AM.

Criminal Trespass (2 counts) / Evading Arrest (2 counts): Two UT students were observed inside a fenced in construction site and pulling on an exterior door to the museum. Upon seeing one of UT's fastest, I mean finest, the two students decided to attempt a quick foot exit from the construction site. After a short jaunt, the students were stopped.

Frank C. Erwin Special Events Center, 1701 Red River

Occurred on 02-25-06 between 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM.

Theft: Three Eureka Outfitter tents were stolen when they were left on the northeast side of the building. Loss value: $450.00.

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, 2504 Whitis

Occurred on 03-03-06 at 7:00 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was observed entering the building. Upon seeing a uniformed police officer at the entry doors, the subject immediately turned around to leave the building. The subject was found to have previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, 2504-A Whitis

Discovered on 03-04-06 at 1:00 AM.

Graffiti: A red permanent marker was used to draw an image on a wall located inside a 2nd floor mens restroom. Removal cost: $30.00.

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, 2504-A Whitis

Occurred on 03-05-06 at 6:10 PM.

Public Intoxication / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Assist Outside Agency / Criminal Trespass Warning: A non-UT subject was reported as passed out while on the northwest side of the building. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. The subject was found to be in possession of two prescription pills for which he did not possess a prescription for. The subject was also found to have two outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for public intoxication and one outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for theft. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, the subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning. Due to the subjects level of intoxication, Austin-Travis County EMS needed to transport the subject to a local emergency room for treatment.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 03-04-06 at approximately 1:30 AM.

Criminal Mischief: An unidentified subject used a rock to break a window to a ground floor residents room. Repair cost: $100.00.

Kinsolving Dormitory, 2605 Whitis

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 1:15 PM.

Theft: A black leather wallet containing several identification and access cards was stolen from the owners back pocket while the owner ate inside the 1st floor cafeteria. Loss value: $10.00.

Mary E. Gearing Hall, 200 West 24th Street

Occurred between 03-02-06 and 03-03-06 at 7:30 AM.

Attempted Theft: A door to a locked media cart located inside a 1st floor classroom was found standing open. The computer cables had been disconnected from the computer inside the media cart.

O. Henry Hall, 601 Colorado

Occurred on 03-05-06 at 3:00 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found pulling on door handles of the building. The subject believed he was attempting to enter his hotel. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself.

Prather Hall Dormitory, 305 East 21st Street

Occurred between 02-03-06 and 03-03-06.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject(s) used a sharp object to cut some wood off of a wooden picnic table located on the north side of the dormitory. Repair cost: $100.00.

Robert A. Welch Hall, 105 East 24th Street

Occurred on 03-03-06 between 9:00 AM and 3:45 PM.

Theft: A black Haro bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located in an outdoor courtyard of the building. Loss value: $630.00.

Pizza Reminder:

This is the first bicycle theft report in some time, students, keep your eyes open reporting suspicious activity that leads to the apprehension of a bicycle thief will earn you a pizza courtesy of UTPD. Report suspicious activity as soon as possible by calling 471-4441.

San Antonio Garage, 2420 San Antonio

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject(s) used a sharp object to scratch several marks and letters on both the entire left side and the entire right side of a white Toyota 4-Runner while the vehicle was parked on the ground level of the garage. Repair cost: $1,000.00.

Union Building, #4 West Mall:

Occurred on 03-03-06 between 1:30 PM and 1:35 PM.

Theft: A backpack containing several items was stolen when it was left on a table inside a 2nd floor dining area for less than 5 minutes. While the owner was reporting the stolen backpack to the Union Building Information Desk, an unidentified subject approached with the backpack and advised he observed another subject place the backpack on the ground on the West Mall. That subject who left the backpack on the ground was described as a white male in his 20s with blonde spiky hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. The owner inspected the backpack and discovered a textbook had been stolen from the backpack. Based on an identifying mark placed inside the textbook, the stolen book was located at a nearby book buy-back store. Recovery value: $45.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

This case has a couple of suggestions embedded within it. First, never leave your property unattended and unsecured not even for a minute. Thieves are quick at what they do. Second, the victim in this case was able to recover the textbook because she made an identifying mark inside the book. Furthermore, that identifying mark may lead the investigation to the identification of the thief. UTPD recommends that you write your state issued driver license or identification card number on the same page in every textbook you own. By writing this number on the same page in every textbook you own, you will remember the location of the identifying number while hiding the number form the eyes of a thief who may check the book covers for such identifiers.

Dean Keeton and Red River Street

Occurred on 03-05-06 at approximately 11:30 PM.

Suspicious Activity: A UT student reported while she was walking to her on-campus job, a male subject began to follow her while driving an older white 4-door vehicle (possibly a Mercury). On two occasions, the driver pulled up next to her and asked her if she needed a ride. On the second inquiry, the student strongly declined the ride. At that point, the subject drove away. The subject was described as a dark skinned- Hispanic male with ear-length hair and was wearing a white t-shirt.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The student in this case did a wonderful job. She was aware of her surroundings and recognized the suspicious activity. When needed, she showed a command presence and strongly stated her intentions that she did not want a ride. The only other suggestions I would have include carrying a cell phone and reporting suspicious activity as soon as it occurs and always do your best to avoid walking alone. To learn more about your self preservation, sign-up for the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program. This is a free course offered to female faculty, staff and student members. To sign up, visit the UTPD web page at: http://www.utexas.edu/police/

2400 Guadalupe

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 3:00 AM.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by a Minor / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (3 counts): A UT police officer observed a Chevrolet pick-up truck tailgating and following a subject on a motorcycle in an aggressive manner. The officer stopped the vehicle which was occupied by three non-UT subjects who were all under the age of 21. The driver was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages, but not to the point he was driving while intoxicated. Both of the passengers inside the vehicle were also found to have consumed alcoholic beverages. In lieu of having the vehicle towed, the driver called a friend, who was a UT student, to drive the truck. When the student arrived, he was found to be under the age of 21 and had consumed alcoholic beverages.

224 West Martin Luther King

Occurred on 03-05-06 at 11:14 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found sleeping on the north side of an abandoned building. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

1900 San Jacinto

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 2:25 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was observed stumbling and falling down while crossing the roadway. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 7:05 AM.

Possession of Anothers Driver License: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped for failing to maintain a single lane of traffic while driving a Chevrolet Lumina. The student was found to be in possession of a driver license not issued in his name.

1700 Trinity

Occurred on 03-05-06 at 2:35 AM.

Public Intoxication: A UT student was found performing a bodily function while facing the roadway. Upon seeing a police officer, the student attempted to zip his pants up before he had completed his bodily function. The student was not aware of his location and found to have consumed alcoholic beverages to the point he was a danger to himself and others.

2600 Whitis

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 3:50 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (2 counts): A UT student was observed assisting two other students, who were both under the age of 21, as they walked on the west side of the roadway. Both of the students in need of assistance were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

200 East 21st Street

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 3:37 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Two UT students were observed engaged in an argument about one of the two students past relationship. One of the students was found to be under the age of 21 and had consumed alcoholic beverages.

100 West 21st Street

Occurred on 03-04-06 at 3:40 AM.

Public Intoxication / Criminal Mischief: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was reported as being in the roadway and jumping in the path of moving vehicles. Before officers arrived, the student jumped into the windshield of a slow moving vehicle causing the windshield to break. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage that Austin-Travis County EMS needed to transport him to a local hospital for treatment of injuries caused by his own actions. The student is also believed to have pushed over a parked motorcycle. Repair cost: $300.00.

200 West 21st Street

Occurred on 03-05-06 at 1:25 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was found staggering as he walked on the sidewalk. At one point, the student needed support from a brick wall to maintain his balance. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

100 East 24th Street

Occurred on 03-03-06 at 11:33 PM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was observed staggering while walking in the roadway. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others.

300 West 24th Street

Occurred on 03-05-06 at 3:36 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped after committing several traffic violations while driving a Jeep sport utility vehicle. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 20 alarm calls, 7 unsecured door reports, 7 public assist requests, 1 light survey, 1 welfare concern report, 2 medical emergencies and 6 suspicious activity reports between 03-03-06 and 03-06-06.