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March 9, 2006

Calhoun Hall, #4 South Mall

Occurred on 3-08-06 between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM.

Theft: A green Giant Iguana racing bicycle was stolen from the westside of Calhoun Hall after being secured with a cable lock. Loss value: $250.00.

College of Business Administration, 2110 Speedway

Occurred on 3-08-06 between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

Theft: A grey Dell Insperon laptop computer was reported stolen after being left unsecured on top of a table in the 3rd floor food court. Loss value: $1,000.00.

1700 Block East 6th Street

Occurred on 3-08-06 11:56 PM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was observed having a difficult time walking and maintaining his balance. Each time he fell he would get up and either kick or punch at a fence or tree. These actions resulted in the subject breaking a finger. When stopped the subject stated, "Mucho Cervesas". Officers detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Officer determined that the subject was a danger to himself and took him into custody.

2300 Block San Jacinto

Occurred on 3-08-06 at 5:15 PM.

Assist Outside Agency: A UT police officer located a stolen 1991 Mazda occupied by three unidentified Hispanic males. The subjects fled the area but were forced to abandon the stolen vehicle after turning onto a dead end street. All three fled the scene on foot. The vehicle had been reported stolen to the Austin Police Department on 3-08-06.

Crime Prevention Tip:

This not unusual for suspects to steal a vehicle and drive around looking to commit additional thefts. If you own a vehicle that is on the top 10 list, there are a few things that you can do to deter a thief. Start with a steering wheel lock. This is a visual deterrent that a thief knows he will have to defeat prior to breaking into your vehicle. Second, a kill switch to either the gasoline or starter. Either system will disable the vehicle until the kill switch is turned off. I know that we are all looking at ways to save money, but many insurance companies offer discounts to their policy holders for taking extra steps in auto theft prevention. Contact you insurance agent for additional details.

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 and 2 suspicious activity reports between 03-08-06 and 03-09-06.