The University of Texas home page
UTPD logo

Campus Watch Archives

April 11, 2005

Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall, 301 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 4-8-05 between 6:15 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.

Theft: A blue Jansport backpack containing a textbook, a school folder, a photocopy that had the owner's visa and passport information on it and a black leather wallet with a one dollar bill, a checkbook, identification cards and credit cards was stolen after it was left in an unsecured 1st floor study lounge for 20 minutes. Loss value: $110.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Never leave anything unattended and unsecured. Always keep important documents like your visa and your passport in a secured location. You should never keep a copy of such documents in your wallet or purse. The information contained on them makes identity theft a snap.

Gateway Apartments, 1628 West 6th Street

Occurred on 4-8-05 between 8:00 a.m. and 11:43 a.m.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The right front window was broken out of a 1997 Nissan Altima 4-door while it was parked on the south side of building 1628. A compact disc was stolen from the vehicle. The vehicle's in-dash stereo was damaged in an apparent attempt to steal it. Repair cost: $350.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

An auto burglar will break into your car for a single compact disk which has a resale value of about $3.00. It costs a thief nothing to break your car's window out, so that makes for a $3.00 profit in less than five minutes. If you do the math, that comes out to a salary of more than $26.00 per hour. The person whose window was broken out will need to work several hours to earn enough money to replace the window. Make it more difficult for a thief to earn a living! Never leave anything inside your vehicle — not even a single CD. Conceal your car's stereo system by draping a towel over your dashboard.

Beauford H. Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Discovered on 4-8-05 at 7:30 a.m.

Arson: An unidentified subject used an unknown object to cause a quarter sized burn mark in the hallway outside of a 14th floor dormitory room and a dime sized burn mark on a wall in the 14th floor elevator lobby. Repair cost: $20.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Dormitory fires are a serious concern for all college campuses. Anyone having information pertaining to the above case is encouraged to contact The University of Texas Police Department at 471-4441. For more information about dormitory fires, visit these websites:

Beauford H. Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-10-05 at 4:00 a.m.

Possession of Alcohol by a Minor / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (3counts): Two UT students and two non-UT subjects, all of whom were under the age of 21, were found in a 1st floor dormitory room. Several bottles of beer were found inside the room. All four of the minors were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Mike A. Myers Track and Soccer Stadium, 707 Clyde Littlefield

Occurred on 4-9-05 at 2:45 p.m.

Assault by Contact: A non-UT subject approach another non-UT subject in section 102 and pushed the second subject's purse off of the bleacher seat and sat down. The second subject informed the first subject she was saving the seat for a friend. The first subject then "shoved" the second subject in the arm.

Crime Prevention Tip

Hotter weather makes some people more irritable and more susceptible to aggressive responses. Whatever the cause, the simple fact is that heat can impact the potential for violence. Be mindful of your activities and how the weather may affect you and others in your area. When confronted with a potentially violent situation, keep cool and expect others to loose theirs. Consider the consequences and plausible outcomes of your predicament and choose wisely. Work towards a nonviolent solution to a conflict. Consider inviting the aggressor to discuss the issue over a glass of cold water. That will give you a chance to extend an olive branch while providing the aggressor with some possibly much needed hydration.

Parking Lot 80, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 4-10-05 at 1:50 a.m.

Driving Under the Influence by a Minor: A non-UT subject, who was under the age of 21, was stopped after being observed parking next to two different vehicles in the Parking Lot. The subject was found to have previously consumed alcoholic beverages.

Townes Hall, 727 East Dean Keeton

Occurred between 4-5-05 at 12 noon and 4-6-05 at 11:00 a.m.

Theft: $23.00 cash and a seven dollar personal check were stolen from an envelope that was left inside a desk drawer in an unsecured 2nd floor office.

300 East 23rd Street

Occurred on 4-9-05 at 12:45 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped after jumping a center median and driving across a sidewalk at a high rate of speed while driving a 2002 Mitsubishi 4-door. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 26 alarm calls, 9 unsecured door reports, 8 public assist reports, 2 medical emergency calls, 1 natural gas leak, 1 collision, 1 welfare concern report and 7 suspicious activity reports between 4-8-05 and 4-11-05.