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October 13, 2005

*****Crime Alert*****

The Austin Police Department has asked that The UT Police Department aid them with disseminating information pertaining to auto thefts around the UT campus. Of particular interest is the number of mid-1990s Honda and Acura vehicles that have been stolen in the West Campus Area. Students should be aware of the increase in auto thefts and are encouraged to invest in ignition kill switches, vehicle alarm systems and steering wheel locks. For more information, please feel free to contact William R. Pieper of the UT Police Department at 512-232-9638 or the Austin Police Department Auto Theft Interdiction Project at (512) 974-5713. Please see the attached document provided by Austin Police Department.

Peter T. Flawn Academic Center, # 2 West Mall

Occurred on 10-13-05 at 2:00 AM.

Possession of a Controlled Substance / Criminal Trespass / Assist Outside Agency: A non UT subject was observed to be either sleepwalking on the second floor or was intoxicated. During the investigation officers determined the subject had six outstanding outside agency warrants for Failure to Appear. A search incidental to his arrest officers discovered inside his backpack Morphine, Clonazepam and a small balloon containing Heroin. In addition officers issued the subject a written criminal trespass warning.

T. U. TAYLOR HALL, #8 East Mall

Occurred between 10-12-05 at 10:00 PM and 10-13-05 at 12:40 AM.

Theft: A black and silver Diamondback mountain bicycle was stolen after being secured with a cable lock to the bike racks located on the south side of the building. Loss value $500.00.

700 Block Clyde Littlefield

Occurred on 10-12-05 at 10:37 PM.

Hazing: A UT police officer observed a green Saturn stopped at the intersection of Red River and Clyde Littlefield. Four of the five occupants inside the vehicle were blindfolded. During the course of the investigation officers discovered hazing.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Every year college students around this country die during the "physical process" while trying to become members of a fraternity or sorority. These deaths have been attributed to the over consumption of alcohol, and the over exertion of physical activity. What many people fail to understand is that hazing is defined as an act that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of pledging or being initiated into a group. These activities include calisthenics, or other physical activities, consumption of food or alcoholic beverages.

2600 Block IH 35 Frontage Road

Occurred on 10-13-05 at 4:30 AM.

Public Intoxication / Assist Outside Agency: A non UT subject under the age of 21 was observed walking barefooted in the roadway. When officers were able to safely get her out of the roadway, they discovered she had a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about her person. During the investigation, six outstanding outside agency warrants for No Driver's License, and Failure to Appear were located.

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, 3 unsecured door reports, 6 suspicious activity reports, and 1 public assist request between 10-12-05 and 10-13-05.