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August 5, 2005

Engineering-Science Building, 2501 Speedway

Occurred on 8-04-05 between 2:00 p.m. and 2:10 p.m.

Theft: A silver Dell Inspiron 700M laptop computer was stolen from an unsecured 6th floor office. Loss Value: $1,000.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

The victim in this case left his 6th floor office unsecured while taking a break, which provided an opportunity for the thief. In a matter of a few seconds, a laptop computer can be concealed and removed from a building undetected. Take a few seconds when leaving your office or dormitory room and secure the door.

Parking Lot 40, 2400 Block Red River

Occurred on 8-04-05 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:50 p.m.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: A red Craftsman tool box containing various sockets and wrenches was stolen from a secured tool chest. Loss Value: $1,100.00.

Crime Prevention Tip

Many of the after market truck storage/tool chests are equipped with factory installed key locks that fail if any force is applied. When securing any storage area, a recommended lock is a disk or shielded lock. When this type of lock is applied, the shackle is protected by the hasp.

San Antonio Garage, 2400 San Antonio Street

Occurred on 8-04-05 at 11:41 p.m.

Criminal Trespass (2 counts) / Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Two non-UT subjects were located on the top level of the parking garage. The odor of burning marijuana was detected during the interview. A small plastic bag containing suspected marijuana seeds and stems was discovered in close proximity to one of the subjects. During the investigation a glass pipe containing burnt marijuana residue was located. Along with other law enforcement actions taken, both subjects were issued written criminal trespass warnings.

2400 Block San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 8-05-05 at 3:45 a.m.

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student was stopped for operating a 1994 white Honda at an excessive rate of speed. The driver admitted to have been drinking at a local bar after the odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected on her person.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Noncriminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, UTPD responded to 5 alarm calls, 1 suspicious person, and 2 calls for service between 8-4-05 and 8-5-05.