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April 28, 2005

Disch-Falk Field, 1300 East Martin Luther King Blvd.

Occurred on 4-27-05 at 10:30 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found walking around the concourse of the stadium when the stadium was closed to the public. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, Building C, 2504 Whitis Avenue

Occurred between 4-26-05 at 9:00 p.m. and 4-27-05 at 10:30 a.m.

Theft: A Panasonic DVD recorder, a Nintendo 64 game system and 30 Nintendo games were stolen from an 4th floor office. Loss value: $900.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

The games that were stolen in this case were marked with the owner's nickname. By marking your property with your driver's license number, you allow a police officer anywhere in the United States the ability to determine the authorized ownership of your property. The UT Police Department will loan you an electric engraver that you can use to mark your property with your state issued driver's license or identification card number. This is a free service.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-27-05 at 11:59 a.m.

Assault by Contact: While sleeping on a couch located on the south side of the 4th floor, a UT student was awakened by an unidentified subject who was moving the student's hair away from her face in what the student believed was preparation to take the student's photograph with a cellular camera-phone. The student believes the subject may have also used the cellular camera-phone to take pictures that would not have been possible had the student been wearing pants instead of a skirt. The subject closed his cellular telephone and ran away when the student woke up. The subject was described as a white male, in his early 20's with a medium build, 160 pounds, 5'10" to 6' tall, clean shaven, wearing a brown t-shirt and wire rim glasses.

Crime Prevention Tip

Previous warnings mentioning the dangers of sleeping in public places concerned the loss of property. Today, it is easy to recognize the personal safety concerns involving sleeping in a public place. It puts you at risk. If you are finding it difficult to stay awake while studying, pack up your property and walk around the library, find a more populated place to study or simply go home and take a nap.

Recreational Sports Center, 2001 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 4-27-05 between 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Theft: A black Wilson leather wallet containing a gift card, various credit cards, a Social Security card and a driver's license was stolen from the front pocket of a backpack that was left in an unsecured locker in the 1st floor men's locker room. Loss value: $90.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

The loss value in this case goes beyond the $90.00 stolen. The loss extends into the owner's future. The concerns about identity theft should be on the owner's mind for years to come. To avoid this:

  • Only keep items you need in your wallet - you should keep your social security card in a secure location.
  • You should only take items to the gymnasium that you need to have.
  • Invest in a lock and use a lock to secure your locker. While I do not generally recommend a combination lock, it is still better than no lock at all. To further enhance the security of your locker, use a keyed pad lock.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 5 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door, 2 suspicious activity reports, 1 collision, 2 public assist calls and 1 medical emergency call between 4-27-05 and 4-28-05.