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April 27, 2005

Goldsmith Hall, #5 West Mall

Discovered on 4-27-05 at 12:55 a.m.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject pulled on the exterior door located on the west side of the building with sufficient force to damage the wood door jamb. There was evidence to suggest the door's locking system had recently been repaired. Repair cost: $75.00.

Gregory Gymnasium, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 4-25-05 between 6:00 p.m. and 12:55 a.m.

Theft: A green Raleigh bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a 4-digit combination cable lock to a bicycle rack on the west side of the building. Loss value: $300.00.

200 West Martin Luther King Blvd.

Occurred on 4-27-05 at 5:30 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A non-UT subject was stopped after driving a white Ford van the wrong way on a one-way roadway and driving left of center on another two-way roadway before driving over a curb and striking a fire hydrant in the 1900 block of Colorado. The subject was sitting next to an open gasoline can. The fumes from the gasoline can impaired the subject to the point he was deemed to be driving while intoxicated.

Did You Know?

For the purposes of Driving While Intoxicated, in the State of Texas "intoxication" means:

"(A) not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or (B) having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more"

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, #2 West Mall

Occurred on 4-20-05 at 4:52 p.m.

Theft: A Dell Latitude laptop computer was checked out from the library's circulation desk and not returned to the circulation desk. The person who checked out the laptop presented a UT identification card to check out the laptop. The authorized owner of the UT identification card stated his UT identification card had been stolen from the Gregory Gym basketball courts on 4-20-05 at approximately 4:00 PM. The UT student deactivated his identification card with an on-line service on 4-20-05 at 6:00 PM. Loss value: $1,600.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

One criminal offense can easily be related to other criminal offenses. Do not allow a thief to use your good name to commit thefts. Protect your personal information. Do not leave your identification cards or credit cards unsecured, even if you are in the same room with your property. If you can't have such items on your person, then lock them up. If items like your school identification card or credit cards are stolen, cancel them as soon as possible. You can deactivate a lost or stolen UT identification card online.

2200 IH-35

Occurred on 4-27-05 at 2:45 a.m.

Open Container in a Vehicle: While waiting at a stop light, a UT police officer looked at the driver in the vehicle next to his marked patrol vehicle and observed a non-UT subject place a glass beer bottle to his mouth and raise the bottle as if he were consuming its contents. When the stop light turned green, the subject proceeded through the intersection and made several traffic violations. After being stopped, an open bottle of beer was located inside the vehicle. While the subject was found to have consumed an alcoholic beverage, he was not found to be under the influence 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 6 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door, 1 suspicious activity report, 1 collision, 2 public assist calls, 1 trashcan fire and 1 medical emergency call between 4-26-05 and 4-27-05.

Safety Tip

With the weather getting hotter and drier, it is important that we all do our part to prevent accidental fires. All too often, the unfinished, burning end of a cigarette or cigar is thrown into a trashcan or down a storm drain. Both of these locations are notorious for fires as they frequently contain dry papers, dried leaves etc. which are highly combustible. Before tossing your cigarettes or cigars, make sure they are fully extinguished. Put them out on the heel of your shoe or step on them before properly disposing of them.