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August 27, 2015

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Wednesday, 08/26/15 and Thursday, 08/27/15.

****Administrative Messages****

Have you ever thought of getting a hands free device for your vehicle? Such a device will not only make you a safer driver, it will also help keep you from getting a citation from the Austin Police Department’s Finest. On the first of January, a city ordinance took effect which prohibits the use of hand-held electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle or a bicycle. Any phone conversation you have while operating a car or bicycle must be hands free and there is absolutely no texting while driving or cycling. Don’t dedicate yourself to hands free no texting habits because of the law – do it to be a safer, more responsible driver. For more information about this ordinance, visit:
http://austintexas.gov/handsfree
CLARK FIELD, 300 East 21st Street

Theft: A UT Recreational Sports staff member reported that one of the basketball backboards at the Clark Field basketball courts broke from its mounting bracket. As staff members were cleaning the debris, an unidentified subject walked up to the area and took the basketball rim and promptly left the area. Loss value: $330.00. Occurred on 08/25/15 between 8:30 PM and 8:40 PM.

PARKING LOT 37, 2200 Red River

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to make a half-inch long scratch in the hood of a blue Ford Mustang that was parked and unattended. Repair cost: $100.00. Occurred on 08/26/15 between 8:00 AM and 5:15 PM.

200 East Dean Keeton

Attempted Theft / Criminal Trespass: A UT student reported seeing two subjects using a pair of bolt cutters in an attempt to cut a bicycle lock off of a secured bicycle near the intersection of Dean Keeton Street and Speedway Avenue. Responding officers located one of the two suspects near the North Office Annex Building. Upon stopping that non-UT subject, the officer learned the subject had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. The subject was taken into custody and then found to be in possession of a pair of bolt cutters. The other subject was not located. At the time of the report, it was unknown if a bicycle had been stolen. Occurred on 08/26/15 at 10:36 AM.

9029 Research

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT police officer observed a non-UT subject driving a silver colored Hyundai with both left tires flattened. The officer followed behind the vehicle for some distance while the patrol car’s emergency lights were activated. When the driver did stop, he exited his vehicle and used the vehicle to help maintain his balance as he walked. The officer detected several clues of intoxication and believed the driver had been operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Occurred on 08/26/15 at 9:01 AM.

1900 San Jacinto

Assist Outside Agency: A UT Police Officer stopped a non-UT subject for driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for theft. Occurred on 08/28/15 at 11:59 PM.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 23 Alarm Reports, 1 “Police Help” Callbox Activation, 10 Suspicious Activity Reports, 9 Traffic Violations, 1 Motor Vehicle Collision, 3 Unsecured Door Reports, 1 Medical Emergency Assist Request, 1 Welfare Concern Report, 1 Found Property Report, 1 Malfunctioning Light Report and 8 Public Assist Requests between 08/26/15 and 08/27/15.

Prepared by: Ofc. WR π/
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