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February 3, 2006

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

Occurred on 2-02-06 between 2:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Theft: A silver DVD player was stolen from a secured 4th floor studio. The reporting person stated that several people had the combination to the lock. Loss value: $50.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

When it comes to security the weakest link in any defense is human nature. When restricting access look at several factors when making your decisions. Who is going to use this area? What is being secured? What security devices will best work for these needs?

When trying to secure areas such as these installing a card access system works well. Not only does this system only allow authorized persons into the area but it also creates an administrative trail as to who is entering and at what time. For more information contact Officer William Pieper or Officer Darrell Halstead for a site security survey.

Jester Center East, 203 East 21st Street

Reported on 2-03-06 at 2:28 PM.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: A Housing and Food staff member discovered a three inch glass pipe containing a burnt residue, along with suspected marijuana seeds inside an 8th floor dormitory room during a monthly room inspection. The suspected drug paraphernalia and suspected marijuana was confiscated and turned over to the UT Police.

Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity

Discovered on 2-03-06 at 5:15 AM.

Graffiti: A white paint pen was used to write words on a pillar located on the west side of the building. Loss value: $100.00.

Colorado Parking Garage, 702 Colorado Street

Occurred on 2-03-06 at 4:15 AM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was discovered inside the garage sleeping. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning and escorted from the area.

200 Block West 24th Street

Occurred on 2-02-06 at 2:40 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated / Open Alcoholic Container: A non-UT subject was found passed out inside a white Ford SUV that still had the engine still running. During the investigation officers detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and observed several signs of intoxication when the subject exited the vehicle after being awoke. After being taken into custody for DWI officers discovered a white plastic flask containing a small amount of an alcoholic beverage inside the jacket that the subject was wearing.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 15 alarm calls, 4 medical emergencies, 3 requests for service, 3 traffic collisions and 1 suspicious activity report between 02-02-06 and 02-03-06.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Day:

I had made mention of a site security survey with the CMC theft. I would like to expound on this topic just a bit more. A security survey is conducted by a certified crime prevention specialist and several aspects of security are looked at during the survey. As a home owner you benefit by receiving a discount on your homeowners insurance policy as well as having peace of mind. As a University employee you help reduce departmental expenses by not having to replace stolen property on yearly bases.