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August 23, 2005

Brazos and Martin Luther King

Occurred on 8-23-05at 2:00 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was observed attempting to operate a bicycle in the roadway while the rear wheel was not secured to the bicycle frame. The subject could not understand why his bicycle was not working properly. 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.

College of Business Administration, 2110 Speedway

Occurred on 8-21-05 between 6:50 PM and 7:30 PM.

Theft: A purse containing $20.00 cash, various credit cards, two gift cards and various credit cards were stolen when they were left in an unsecured 3rd floor office. The purse was later found on the top level of stairwell #9. The cash, credit cards and gift cards were stolen from the purse. Loss value: $70.00.

Parking Lot 116, 2900 North IH-35

Discovered on 8-23-05 at 4:00 AM.

Assist Outside Agency: A 1995 Honda that had been reported stolen to the Austin Police Department was found abandoned in the Parking Lot. Two of the vehicles wheels had been stolen from the vehicle.

Service Building, 304 East 24th Street

Occurred between 8-18-05 and 8-22-05 at 11:00 AM.

Theft: An animal live trap containing bait to attract raccoons was stolen from a 2nd floor room. Loss value: $50.00.

2000 Speedway

Occurred on 8-22-05 between 2:06 PM and 2:15 PM.

Credit Card Abuse: An unidentified subject used a UT students Visa debit card that was left in an ATM machine located on the west side of the roadway. The subject withdrew $601.50 from the students debit account.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 14 alarm calls, 4 unsecured door reports, 2 suspicious activity reports, 2 motor vehicle collisions and 3 calls for service between 8-22-05 and 8-23-05.

Crime Prevention Tip

How long does it take to commit a crime? In todays entries, we see that an unsecured purse was stolen in just more than a half of an hour. In another case, a mere 9 minutes cost a student $601.50. Thieves rely on us creating opportunities for them to commit a theft. Do not give them that opportunity. Be mindful of where your property is and if it is secured.