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November 30, 2005

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Occurred on 11-29-05 at 11:45 PM.

Disorderly Conduct (Public Display): A UT student reported seeing a subject pull a handgun form his waistband and pointing it down a plaza area located on the west side of the dormitory. A UT student who matched the description given by the reporting student was located. That student did have a toy handgun in the waistband of his pants. The student admitted to drawing the toy gun, but denied pointing it at anyone.

Crime Prevention Tip:

This is more of a safety tip than a crime prevention one, but here it goes, toy guns can easily be seen as a real gun. Knowing this you need to be smart. Every time you display a toy gun, someone could mistake it as a real gun and take action. That person who takes action may have a real gun. At the very least, as in this case, you could be subject to law enforcement action. So for your safety, the safety of others and for your criminal record, do not play with guns; toy ones or real ones.

L. Theo Belmont Hall, 2109 San Jacinto

Occurred on 11-29-05 between 2:40 PM and 4:15 PM.

Theft / Credit Card Abuse: $45.00 in cash and a credit card were stolen out of a wallet that was left in a pant pocket of a pair of blue jeans that were secured inside a 9th floor mens locker room. The locker had been secured with a combination pad lock that was still on the locker when the owner returned to the locker. Prior to the cancellation of the credit card, $600.00 in unauthorized charges were made at local stores. Loss value: $45.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Thieves do indeed holiday shop. Their means come from criminal activity. Just like law abiding citizens they too need more on-hand cash during this time of year. Thieves who know locks can defeat a combination pad lock in a matter of seconds. As in this case, a thief who defeats a combination pad lock will often leave the lock on the locker after he / she commits the theft. To better protect your property, use a keyed pad lock to secure your locker. To reduce the consequences of a theft, do not bring valuables with you to the gym.

Living Learning Center, 2610 Whitis

Occurred on 11-28-05 between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM.

Theft: A blue Fuji Explorer bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located near the dormitory. Loss value: $150.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 7 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door, 2 suspicious activity calls, 3 collisions, 1 medical emergency, 1 welfare concern and 1 request for service between 11-29-05 and 11-30-05.