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September 2, 2005

Recovered Stolen Property

Occurred on 9-01-05 at 9:54AM.

Theft: A Trek 4500 mountain bicycle reported stolen on 8-28-05 was recovered from a local Austin business. Recovery value: $500.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

To aid in our ability to recover your bicycle if it does get stolen, you should register your bicycle with UT Parking and Transportation. This is required for any bicycle on campus, is a free program and can be done online at:

Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway

Occurred on 9-02-05 at 2:40 PM.

Theft: A black canvas shoulder bag was stolen from an unsecured locker located inside the ground floor women's locker room. Loss value: $10.00.

Jester Dormitory, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-02-05 at 2:47 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT student was discovered passed out in the 1st floor lobby restroom by dormitory staff. Austin EMS was contacted and assessed the subject at the scene. The student was issued a court appearance citation.

Jester Dormitory, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-01-05 at 7:45 PM.

Theft: An orange bi-fold wallet containing $4.00 in US currency, and a debit card was reported stolen from a 9th floor dormitory room after being left in plain view. The victim stated that two unidentified subjects knocked on her door and asked to enter her room to sell her magazine subscriptions then insisted on something to drink while they talked. After both subjects left the room the victim noticed that her wallet was gone. The first subject is described as a black male, 5' 07" thin build with ear rings. The subject was last seen wearing a blue button down collared shirt and blue jeans. The second subject is described as: Hispanic male, 5' 08" medium build, acne scars on face with a cold sore on his lower lip, and spiky black hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red button down collared shirt with a black undershirt. Loss value: $19.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

This is the second report made this week involving both of these subjects inside Jester Dormitory. At the start of every year we see magazine vendors invading our dormitories to sell magazine subscriptions. Some of these vendors are actually attempting to sell subscriptions, while others are looking for opportunities to commit crimes. These subjects get into the dormitories by following residents through the card reader controlled doors. This practice is commonly referred to as tailgating. Dormitory residents have a responsibility to protect themselves and their neighbors. Do not allow people to follow you through a card reader door. If you notice a suspicious person in your dormitory, then report that person to the police department as soon as possible. You can reach the police department 24-hours a day; 7 days a week at 512-471-4441 or by 9-1-1 from a campus telephone.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred between July 2005 and 9-01-05 at 5:00 PM.

Theft: A grey NEC laptop computer was stolen from a secured locker filing cabinet located on the 5th floor. Loss value: $ 300.00.

210 West 6th Street

Occurred on 9-02-05 at 1:34 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (Two Counts): A UT employee reported observing three subjects sitting on the plaza drinking an alcoholic beverage and smoking marijuana. All three subjects left the area prior to the arrival of the officers. During the investigation two of the subjects returned to continue their private party. Officers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on their person. During the interview officers determined both subjects were under the legal age of 21 years of age. Both were issued citations for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.

2400 University

Occurred on 09-01-05 about 1:40 AM.

Assault: A female UT student was grabbed from behind in the area of the Geography Building and Gearing Hall, in the 2400 Block of University Avenue. The student freed herself from the suspect. The suspect is described as follows:
White Male,61 Blond hair and no facial hair, smelled like cigarette smoke
Description of Clothing: Dark colored shirt, either black or navy blue
Anyone having information regarding this Assault should contact The University of Texas at Austin Police Department at 512-471-4441, or Sgt. Donna Maga, Criminal Investigations Unit, at 512-232-9639.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Jogging is a great way to exercise and keep fit. After all, there's nothing easier than lacing up a pair of running shoes and heading outdoors. But jogging is not without risks. A little knowledge and preparation can go a long way. As you jog around campus, always be aware of your surroundings, paying attention to where you are and who is around you. Avoid jogging in isolated or dark areas, and whenever possible, jog with one or more friends. Being alert and being aware is vital at all times.

2900 Harris Park

Occurred on 9-02-05 at 3:00 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A green Mazda was stopped after the driver failed to stop at the intersection of 23rd Street and San Jacinto Blvd and driving at a high rate of speed. During the investigation officers detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's person. It was determined that the subject was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was a danger to himself and to other. Subject was taken into custody for the offense of Driving While Intoxicated. Additional law enforcement action taken, a citation was issued for Disregarding a Stop Sign.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 11 alarm calls, 2 unsecured door reports, 1 suspicious activity report, and 3 calls for service between 9-01-05 and 9-02-05.