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September 7, 2005

Colorado Apartments, 2501 Lake Austin Blvd.

Occurred between 9-05-05 at 8:00 PM and 9-06-05 at 7:30 AM.

Theft of Motor Vehicle: A blue 2004 Suzuki motorcycle was reported stolen from the Parking Lot located on the north end of the complex. Loss value: $5,400.00.

Parking Lot 111, 2200 Salina

Discovered 9-06-05 at 9:00 AM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: UT police officers discovered a broken passenger window on a silver Ford truck. The stereo was missing from the vehicle. Officers were unable to contact the owner of the vehicle.

Parlin Hall, #2 South Mall

Occurred between 8-25-05 at 12:01 PM and 9-06-05 at 11:05 AM.

Theft: A UT staff member reported the theft of a grey Mitsubishi 27 inch flat television from a secured second floor office. Loss value: $ 250.00.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 9-06-05 between 4:25 PM and 4:30 PM.

Theft: A UT student reported the theft of his silver and stainless steel Casio watch from the 2nd floor Periodicals Room after it was left unsecured and in plain view on top of a table. The student was standing 30 feet away talking to a friend and saw an unidentified man walk past his table stuffing something into his pocket. A witness sitting at the next table over observed the theft and described the suspect as: White male, 40 years old, heavy set, dark hair with some salt and pepper along with a trimmed beard. He was last seen wearing navy blue knee length shorts and an orange tee shirt. The suspect was also carrying a black back pack.

Crime Prevention Tip:

How long does it take a thief to steal your property? In this case as long as it takes to walk past your unsecured property. The owner actually saw his watch being taken but did not realize it at the time. Most reported thefts are crimes of opportunity. The time needed varies with each case, however; each case has a common thread running through it. Someone leaves their property unattended giving someone a chance to take what belongs to you.

2300 San Jacinto

Occurred on 9-07-05 at 1:30 AM.

Assist Outside Agency: A white Chevy truck was stopped in the 2300 block of San Jacinto for exceeding the posted speed limit. During the investigation officers discovered that the driver had an outstanding outside agency warrant for Parent Contributing to Truancy. In addition to other law enforcement actions the driver received a citation for speeding.

2500 Robert Dedman Drive

Occurred on 9-6-05 between 3:55 PM and 4:00 PM.

Theft: A UT student reported four textbooks stolen after she had placed them on the ground next to a bus stop. She then left them unsecured and unattended while she was standing six feet away waiting for her ride. Loss value: $272.45.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Just like in the prior case at PCL the owner was close to her property, but was not paying attention. In order to aid the police in the recovery of your stolen textbooks take a minute and mark your property with your State issued driver's license or ID number. Pick a page somewhere inside your textbook and along the seam or spine write down your driver's license number.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

Within the past week of we have seen an increase in the number of reported thefts in a variety of locations throughout campus. Some of the property was recovered and in one case a thief was caught red handed with property that was marked with the owners identifying numbers. To aid the police in the recovery of your property take a few minutes and engrave your State issued driver's license number or ID number on two visible surfaces of your property.

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, 2 unsecured door reports, 1 suspicious activity report, 3 medical emergencies, 1welfare concern report, and 1 call for service between 9-06-05 and 9-07-05.