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May 19, 2005

O. Henry Hall, 601 Colorado

Occurred on 5-18-05 at 11:25 p.m.

Criminal Trespass (2 counts) / Assist Outside Agency (2 counts) / Possession of Marijuana: Two non-UT subjects were observed lying down on the porch on the south side of the building. One subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for failure to appear in court on an alcohol violation. That subject was found to be in possession of the remnants of a hand rolled cigarette containing marijuana. The other subject was found to have two outstanding outside agency arrest warrants for camping violations. In addition to other law enforcement action taken, both subjects were issued written criminal trespass warnings.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 5-17-05 at 7:00 p.m.

Criminal Mischief: A UT student ripped the cover off of a library book. The library's anti-theft alarm sounded when the student attempted to leave the library with the book. Repair cost: $25.00.

Recreational Sports Center, 2001 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 5-18-05.

Follow-Up Investigation: Through combined efforts of patrol officers and police detectives, UTPD was able to solve three theft cases. The suspect in this case advised he had previously committed thefts out of three unsecured lockers located inside a 1st floor men's locker room.

Crime Prevention Tip

Make sure you lock your lockers.

San Jacinto Garage, 2401 San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 5-18-05 at 6:20 p.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was observed riding an unregistered silver bicycle from the garage. The subject proceeded to ride the bicycle on the sidewalk and disregarded a stop sign. Before police officers detained the subject, he stopped at a bicycle rack on 24th Street and began to look at bicycles secured to the bicycle rack. The subject was found to be in possession of a common tool used to cut cable locks. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Crime Prevention Tip

We don't know if the bicycle this subject was riding had been stolen? If the bicycle had been registered with The University of Texas at Austin Parking and Transportation Office then its ownership could be verified. Register your bicycle online. It's free and could help recover your bicycle if it is stolen.

2300 Whitis Avenue

Occurred on 5-18-05 between 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.

Theft: A blue and silver Trek 7400 bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack on east side of the roadway. The owner possessed a u-lock, but believed the cable lock would be sufficient as she did not believe someone would steal her bicycle in the daytime. Loss value: $400.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

There is a guard gatehouse located very near this area. It was daylight, but the bicycle was still stolen. Do not rely on the presence of others or the time of day to protect your property. The use of a u-lock and the cable lock would have all but guaranteed this student's bicycle would have been there when she returned.

200 East 21st Street

Occurred on 5-18-05 at 9:15 a.m.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found asking pedestrians for money in violation of UT Regents' Rules and Regulations concerning solicitation. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

400 West 24th Street

Occurred on 5-19-05 at 12:55 a.m.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found staggering, stumbling and swaying as he walked upon the sidewalk. The subject was yelling several obscene words while displaying his belief that he was number one by raising a single finger in the air — you can guess which finger. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 8 alarm calls, 7 unsecured door reports, 2 suspicious activity reports, 1 abandoned vehicle and 4 public assist requests between 5-18-05 and 5-19-05.