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October 6, 2005

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, Bldg C, 2504-C Whitis Avenue

Occurred between 10-03-05 at 2:00 PM and 10-05-05 at 2:40 PM.

Theft: A UT staff member reported the theft of three Daily Texan newspaper racks from the southwest portion of the building. Loss value: $500.00.

Sanchez Building, 1912 Speedway

Reported on 10-05-05 at 11:35 AM.

Theft: A UT staff member reported the theft of a Nikon digital camera, vehicle keys with a remote, Sony MP-3 player and two gift certificates to a day spa. These items had been sent through campus mail inside a Dell computer box. The box had been left outside a second floor office since it would not fit inside the department's mail box. Loss value: $425.00.

Texas Union Building, #4 West Mall

Discovered on 10-05-05 at 5:10 AM.

Graffiti: White paint was used to write words on the hand rail located on the north side of the building. Repair costs: $30.00.

100 Block West Inner Campus Drive

Occurred on 10-05-05 between 7:35 PM and 9:05 PM.

Theft: A black Prada purse containing a Motorola cellular telephone, and a Canon "Power Shot" digital camera, were reported stolen after it was left unsecured and in plain view by a wall while the owner attended the OU pep rally.

Crime Prevention Tip:

It has been said many times over; thieves have the desire and the ability to steal. They are only looking for the opportunity to commit the theft of your property. A simple rule of thumb: by keeping your property with you this eliminates an opportunity for a thief to steal it. By securing your property when you can not take it with you, you eliminate another opportunity for it to be stolen.

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 suspicious activity reports, 1 suspicious person report, 1 welfare concern report, 2 medical emergency, 1 reported fire and 1 public assist request between 10-05-05 and 10-06-05.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

Yesterday I received an e-mail from a UT student with regards to Identity Theft. In the e-mail the student stated that she had listened to an officer during a campus safety presentation and went on line to check her credit report and found a suspicious account that she did not open. Identity theft is on the rise and Texas is second in the country for the number of new reports of this type of theft. I encourage everyone to check their credit reports at least once a year. After checking the report please take it one step further and restrict all of your personal information. For a free credit report you can contact one of the three credit reporting bureaus at:

If you think that you are a victim of Identity Theft or know someone who is contact the police department to file a report.