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January 24, 2006

Texas Film Institute, 710 West 5th Street

Reported on 01-23-06 at 8:20 AM.

Criminal Mischief / Graffiti: An unknown object was used to damage the lock to a 2nd floor external window. While investigating this report, graffiti was discovered on a 2nd floor northwest window. An acid solution was used to etch a word into the window. Repair cost: $350.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Many feel the second floor of their building or home is safe from intruders and mischief makers. As you see in this case, the height of a second floor window is no obstacle for a criminal. Evidence in this case showed criminals will utilize climbing devices and features that are already in the area to access what they want. Keep this in mind the next time you consider leaving your 2nd floor window unlocked or open. Even better, install supplemental locks on all of your 2nd floor windows and sliding glass doors.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 01-24-06 at 2:55 AM.

Graffiti: A silver paint pen was used to write words on the south window of the building. Removal cost: $50.00.

2300 San Jacinto

Occurred on 01-24-06 at 1:30 AM.

Open Container in a Vehicle: A UT student was stopped for running a stop sign while driving a white Toyota 4-door. An open bottle containing rum was found under the drivers seat of the vehicle.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 14 alarm calls, 6 unsecured door reports, 9 requests for assistance, 2 medical emergency calls, 4 lighting surveys, 1 stuck elevator and 4 suspicious activity reports between 01-20-06 and 01-23-06.