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January 26, 2006

*****Administrative Message*****

I am happy to report that last night a pizza was delivered courtesy of the UTPD Crime Prevention Unit to an observant staff member who had reported two suspicious people loitering in the bicycle racks. That report led to a known bicycle thief being taken off of the street. I still have one student who reported a bicycle theft in progress last week which led to the apprehension of the thief. I owe that student a pizza, so I am awaiting her telephone call. If you would like a pizza, take a look around while you are out and about today. You could be amazed by the sight of a bicycle theft in progress. Report it to us as soon as possible. If that reports aids in our apprehension of a bicycle thief, I will have a pizza delivered to you.

College of Business Administration, 2110 Speedway

Occurred between 01-24-06 at 6:00 PM and 01-25-06 at 2:30 AM.

Theft: A 12 inch Apple Macintosh G4 Power-book laptop computer was stolen from a carrying case when the case was left on a couch located inside a 3rd floor room. Loss value: $1,500.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Never leave your property unattended and unsecured. If you must leave your property, make sure it is locked inside a secured desk, locker or cabinet (see below for a lock recommendation). For added security, make sure the door to the room you secured your property in is closed and locked.

Jester Center Academic, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 01-25-06 at approximately 5:10 PM.

Assault: Two UT students met inside the academic center to discuss one of the students behavior regarding an acquaintance of the other student. The two students began to argue. The argument led to one of the students striking the other student in the face several times with a closed fist.

Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 01-25-06 between 9:00 AM and 10:15 AM.

Theft: A black leather purse containing a set of keys and a wallet with various identification cards (including the owners social security card), various credit cards and $150.00 in cash was stolen from a secured locker located inside a 1st floor womens locker room. The locker had been secured with a combination padlock at the time of the theft. Loss value: $180.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Many combination padlocks can be easily defeated. For better locker security, use a key operated padlock.

Recreational Sports Center, 2001 San Jacinto

Occurred on 01-25-06 between 4:00 PM and 5:10 PM.

Theft: A blue and grey Jansport backpack containing a Samsung cellular telephone, two calculators, an FM radio, a tee shirt, a binder and graph paper was stolen from a secured locker located inside a 1st floor mens locker room. The locker had been secured with a combination padlock at the time of the theft. Loss value: $100.00.

1900 Trinity

Discovered on 01-26-06 at 3:30 AM.

Graffiti: A silver paint pen and a pink paint pen were used to write words on two light poles and a brick wall located on the east side of the roadway. Removal cost: $35.00.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 9 alarm calls, 1 unsecured door report, 1 request for assistance, 1 welfare concern report, 2 light surveys, 1 stuck elevator call and 3 suspicious activity reports between 01-25-06 and 01-26-06.