June 19, 2013
Campus Watch: Below is a summary of campus activity reported to or observed by the University Police Department between Tuesday, 06/18/13 and Wednesday, 06/19/13.
BRAZOS PARKING GARAGE, 200 East Martin Luther King Blvd.
Burglary of Motor Vehicle: A UT staff member discovered three pairs of sunglasses, two novels and a journal were discovered stolen from a black Mazda. During the investigation, the officers learned the victim had used her remote access prior to the discovery. It is unknown if the vehicle had been left unsecured. Loss value: $61.00. Occurred on: 6-18-13, between 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
Crime Prevention Tip: Leaving personal property visible inside a vehicle can lead a thief to your vehicle. Personal property should be removed if possible, or at least hidden. If your vehicle is equipped with remote access, double check to ensure your vehicle is locked.
The University of Texas Police Department responded to 28 Alarm Reports, 1 Suspicious Person report, and 3 unsecured doors between 6/18/13 and 6/19/13.
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Online property registration.
Items with a serial number such as laptops, MP3 players, cell phones, electronics, and bikes are eligible. Registering your property is very helpful in theft investigations and in returning lost property to its rightful owner. Without identifying information, recovering stolen property is virtually impossible. Logon to https://www.utexas.edu/police/property/ to register your property today.
SURE Walk is a student-run volunteer group that provides walks to and from campus to UT students, faculty, and staff, with the help of student volunteers. Volunteers are gathered from trusted organizations from around campus, such as Orange Jackets and APO, and include both males and females.
An agency of Student Government, SURE Walk is in service Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. To order a walk, call (512) 232-9255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and two volunteers, one male and one female, will meet you at your current location and walk you to your destination, whether it be on campus or in the greater campus neighborhoods. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your organization is interested in volunteering, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Lost and Found Property
Did you lose something on campus? Please report your missing property to UTPD Lost and Found at http://www.utexas.edu/police/lostandfound. Or call 512-232-9619 and describe your item to us. If we have your item, we’ll contact you as quickly as possible to arrange its return to you. UTPD handles over 5000 lost and found items each year from campus departments, although we cannot accept clothing, food or drink containers, toiletries, broken or soiled property.
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
The University of Texas at Austin and its police department are responsible for notifying faculty, staff, and students of emergency situations (e.g., inclement weather, building evacuations, campus closures, etc.). The University employs a wide variety of tools to make sure everyone on campus is informed during an emergency event—including text messaging. In order to accomplish emergency text messaging more effectively, the University is collecting cell phone numbers from members of our campus community. Effective August 26, 2009, this database of cell phone numbers will be used for emergency text messages.
Please complete the form at http://www.utexas.edu/cellphonealert so you will become an integral part of this important emergency notification system and help the university to achieve the highest standards of campus and community safety. Your cell phone number will not be used for.
Campus Safety and Security at (512) 471-5767.
Learn Defensive Driving from a UTPD Police Officer.
UTPD generally schedules a Defensive Driving Class approximately once a month – based on need. The classes meet in the University Police Building, Room 1.318, located at 2201 Robert Dedman Dr (east of Memorial Stadium). The cost for the course is $25.00 (check or cash) payable on class date. If paying in cash, please bring the exact amount because change may not be available. You will also need to bring your driver's license. For more information, to check for the next available class time or to register on-line go to: http://www.utexas.edu/police/services/defensive_driving.php
RAD Program For Women, Now Available (Classes are FREE)
The RAD program is a 16-hour course of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women that cover assault prevention and risk reduction while progressing on to basic hands-on defense training.
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 that 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/
Contact UT Police at 471-4441 if you have any information regarding any of the above incidents or call 911 regarding suspicious persons, suspicious activities or crime. Your call may help solve or prevent a crime.
Campus Watch comments should be directed to Officer Darrell Halstead at 512-232-9634 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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