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November 25, 2014

Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Monday, 11/24/14 and Tuesday, 11/25/14.

ENGINEERING SCIENCES BUILDING, 2501 Speedway

Graffiti: White spray paint was used to draw an image and three letters on the floor located on the 7th level. Removal cost: None, as the building is being demolished and is closed to the public. Reported on 11/24/14 at 2:19 PM.

PERRY-CASTAÑEDA LIBRARY, 101 East 21st Street

Theft: A silver colored MacBook Pro was stolen when it was left on a 4th floor table as the owner took a short break from her studies. Students in the area advised they had seen a Caucasian male subject leave from the immediate area shortly after the owner left the table. That subject was described as being in his 50’s and wearing a baseball cap. The subject was also reported to walk with a “limp.” Loss value: $1,600.00. Occurred on 11/24/14 between 10:50 AM and 11:10 AM.

300 East Dean Keeton

Assist Outside Agency: A UT student was observed operating a motor scooter at night without its headlamps turned on. When the student was stopped it was discovered he had an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for driving the wrong way on a one-way roadway. Occurred on 11/24/14 at 11:15 PM.
Safety Tip:
So many people think motor scooters and bicycles are exempt from traffic laws so they operate their chosen form of transportation without any regard for the laws of this great state or for safety in general. In Texas, scooters and bicycles should be operated just like a car. As an operator of these two wheeled devices, you need to stop at stop signs and red lights; you need to use a headlamp at night; you need to refrain from exceeding the posted speed limit; you need to drive on the right side of the roadway…I could recite the vast majority of the Texas Transportation Code but I am hoping you get the message. To keep everyone safe on Texas roadways, we all need to follow the laws.

The University of Texas Police Department responded to 18 Alarm Reports, 5 Suspicious Activity Reports, 14 Traffic Violations, 1 Collision Report, 2 Medical Emergencies, 2 Unsecured Door Reports and 1 Public Assist Report between 11/24/14 and 11/25/14.

Prepared by: Ofc. WR π/
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