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April 6, 2005

J. Frank Dobie House, 702 East Dean Keeton

Occurred between 4-4-05 at 6:00 p.m. and 4-5-05 at 7:45 a.m.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown object was used to break a 5' by 5' picture window on the east exterior wall of the building. The interior glass pane of the double pane window was not broken. Repair cost: $200.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

If you are concerned about the windows to your home or office being broken out as either a method of entry for a burglary or as an instance of criminal mischief, consider replacing your glass windows with a shatter resistant / shatter proof poly-carbonate window pane. You can also have a glass breakage alarm sensor installed inside the room. This type of alarm sensor generates an alarm whenever glass is broken within the alarm sensor's detection area.

Parking Lot 80, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 4-5-05 at 3:15 p.m.

Theft: An unidentified male subject approached a UT student and asked him if he had change for a $10.00 bill. The student removed a $20.00 bill from his wallet and advised the subject he only had a twenty. The subject took the twenty dollar bill and told the student to "hang on" while he got change. The subject got into a dark grey vehicle that was being driven by a white or Hispanic male subject. The subject left the Parking Lot with the student's $20.00 bill. The student waited for approximately 30 minutes for the subject to return with his money before contacting the police department. The subject was described as a black male subject who was approximately 6' tall, 235 pounds with a shaved head and was wearing no shoes or socks. Loss value: $20.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

A good scam artist can make you think you are doing the right thing or that they have no ill intentions. You should always be wary whenever someone asks you for money, especially if you do not know the person. If you get an odd feeling from a situation, it is always a good idea to err on the side of caution. The victim in this case was able to provide a good description of the suspect and vehicle.

Roberts Hall Dormitory, 303 East 21st Street

Occurred between 4-4-05 at 12 noon and 4-5-05 at 12 midnight.

Theft: A blue Next bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack on the south side of the dormitory. Loss value: $125.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Cable locks provide very little protection when it comes to securing your bicycle. A bicycle thief can cut through even a half inch cable lock in a matter of seconds. Our minimum recommendation for bicycle security is a good quality u-lock that uses a flat key. Our maximum recommendation is a good quality u-lock and an independent, self-locking cable lock. Using both locks requires a thief to defeat two different locks and use two different tools. Another good tip is to register your bicycle with UT Parking and transportation. By registering your bicycle you can aid in the recovery of your bicycle if it is lost or stolen. Bicycle registration is free and can be done on-line

2500 San Jacinto Street

Occurred on 4-5-05 at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was stopped for speeding while driving a 1999 Dodge Dakota pick-up truck. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for assault with bodily injury and an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for failure to identify.

23rd Street and San Jacinto Street

Occurred on 4-5-05 at 3:45 p.m.

Assault by Threat: A UT student struck the side of a campus bus with his hand after the driver of the bus left a Dean Keeton Street bus stop without picking the student up. The student ran to the next bus stop location for that bus route, entered the bus which had left him behind and began to yell at the driver of the bus. Reportedly, the student stated he would strike the driver in the face the next time the driver left him behind.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 6 alarm calls, 3 unsecured door reports, 1 medical emergency call, 1 trashcan fire and 7 public assist calls between 4-5-05 and 4-6-05.