March 11, 2014
Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by The University Police Department Patrol Officers between Monday, 03/10/14 and Tuesday, 03/11/14.
CENTENNIAL PARK, 1620 Red River
Graffiti: An unknown subject used green spray paint to write words under a pedestrian bridge located on the northeast side of the park. Removal cost: $50.00. Discovered on 03/10/14 at 6:00 PM.
Criminal Trespass Warning: Two non-UT subjects were reported as loitering and dancing on and around a statue located on the East Mall. One of the two subjects then climbed to the top of the statue to show off his moves. The music ended as both subjects were issued written criminal trespass warnings. Occurred on 03/11/13 at 6:04 AM.
JESTER CENTER ACADEMIC, 201 East 21st Street
Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was reported as sleeping in a 3rd floor study lounge. The subject had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning. The subject contested the arrest as his previous warning was given outside of a building and today he was found inside a building. Occurred on 03/11/14 at 6:50 AM.
JESTER CENTER ACADEMIC, 201 East 21st Street
Criminal Trespass: During the above investigation, officers found another non-UT subject sleeping inside the same student lounge. When awakened, the subject stated he had seen the other subject sleeping so he assumed it would be a good place to sleep. When it was discovered he too had previously been issued a written criminal trespass warning, he understood just how wrong his assumption had been. The area was checked for others engaged in this slumber party prior both parties being provided new accommodations for tonight. Occurred on 03/11/14 at 6:50 AM.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING CENTER, 105 West 21st Street
Theft: A white Apple iPhone 4, a silver charm bracelet and a multi-colored wallet containing a credit card and $50.00 in cash was stolen when it was left on a counter inside a 2nd floor women’s restroom. The owner placed the items on the counter to wash her hands. The items were stolen while the owner turned her back on the property to dry her hands. A white female subject exited the restroom while the owner was drying her hands. Loss value: $295.00. Occurred on 03/10/14 around 3:50 PM.
Crime Prevention Tip:
Sadly, this case illustrates that being in close proximity to your property just isn’t good enough…you actually need to be in contact with your property or have your eyes on your property constantly. How bad have things gotten in society when you can’t even wash your hands without the risk of property theft. I wonder if the thief took the time to wash her hands.
The University of Texas Police Department responded to 26 Alarm Reports, 6 Traffic Violations, 6 Suspicious Activity Reports, 4 Unsecured Door Reports, 5 Public Assist Reports, 1 Collision, 1 Welfare Concern Report and 1 Suspicious Odor between 03/10/14 and 03/11/14.
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Lost and Found Property
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Campus departments are encouraged to call 471-4441 to have UTPD pick up lost and found items that are unclaimed after one week.
Emergency Text Message Service
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Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL)
The Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) is a partnership among the Office of the Dean of Students, Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD). BCAL provides a central resource for UT faculty, students, and staff who may have concerns about the behavior or well-being of another member of the campus community. By calling BCAL at 512-232-5050, callers may talk with trained staff members who will assist the caller in exploring available options and strategies as well as referrals to appropriate campus support networks. For more information on BCAL, visit the BCAL Web site at www.utexas.edu/safety/bcal or call 512-232-5050.
If you are a faculty or staff member who has been affected by a crime, the UT Employee Assistance Program (471-3366) is available for counseling and referrals to other appropriate services. http://www.utexas.edu/hr/eap/
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Prepared by: Ofc. WR Pieper
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