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April 26, 2005

Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 1900 Red River

Occurred between 4-21-05 at 8:00 p.m. and 4-24-05 at 12 noon.

Theft: The rear wheel to a Giant bicycle was stolen while the front wheel and bicycle frame were secured with a u-lock to a bicycle rack on west side of the building. Loss value: $75.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

A u-lock to secure your front wheel and frame to a bicycle rack is UTPD's minimum recommendation. In addition to that, the use of a cable lock to secure your rear wheel and bicycle frame to the bicycle rack will help make sure you have a bicycle and not a unicycle when you return. Chances are, the thief who stole this wheel also stole unsecured bits and pieces from other bicycles and built a complete bicycle from stolen parts.

San Jacinto Residence Hall, 309 East 21st Street

Discovered on 4-25-05 at 8:45 a.m.

Theft: A 10" by 10" sign reading "3rd floor" and a 10" by 10" sign reading "4th floor" were stolen from the south tower stairwell. Loss value $200.00.

South Mall, 200 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-25-05 between 6:10 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was reported as "yelling at people" as he followed them around the South Mall and the Speedway Pedestrian Plaza. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

2600 Wichita

Occurred on 4-25-05 at 3:24 p.m.

Deadly Conduct: A UT student walked out to where he had parked his 1999 Dodge pick-up truck to find an employee of The UT Parking and Transportation Department (P&T) actively placing a wheel immobilizer on the front wheel of his vehicle. The student "jumped" into his pick-up truck and began to drive in reverse while the P&T employee was still engaged in securing the wheel immobilizer. The P&T employee needed to "roll backwards" to avoid being struck by the front wheel and wheel immobilizer. The P&T employee sustained minor injuries to his leg and elbow.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 3 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door, 1 suspicious activity report and 1 medical emergency call between 4-25-05 and 4-26-05.