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February 7, 2006

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

Theft: A UT student reported that her wallet stolen from inside her purse which was left unattended inside a 4th floor office. The student stated that had noticed someone standing in the door way of her office when she had stepped away leaving the area unsecured. The subject is described as a black male, 30 years of age, 6' 0", 180lbs, bald with no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket, orange scarf and tan lace up boots.

Crime Prevention Tip:

This is the second theft out of this same area in less than a week. So what lessons are here? First never leave property unattended. If have to leave it unattended then secure it.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 2-07-06 at 1:05 AM.

Disorderly Conduct (Fighting) / Possession of a Controlled Substance / Public Intoxication: Two non-UT subjects were observed by Union staff members fighting inside a first floor men's rest room. Both subjects were detained by officers as they attempted to leave the building. Officers detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on one of the subjects. During the investigation officers discovered a small clear plastic baggie containing a green leafy substance that field tested positive for marijuana. Both subjects were taken into custody for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Public Intoxication. Neither subject wanted to file assault charges on the other.

2300 Block Guadalupe

Occurred on 2-06-06 at 3:50 PM.

Criminal Trespass: Two non-UT subjects were observed stopping female students and demanding that they purchase magazine subscriptions. When told "No" or that they did not have any money these subjects would escort the female student to an ATM machine located next to the Tx. Union Building. During the investigation both subjects were issued written criminal trespass warnings and escorted off campus.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Solicitation is not new at UT. Methods of solicitation many differ from each individual. If you have told a person no and they continue to harass or in this case intimidate you into giving them money turn around and walk away. I know you are thinking easier said then done. In which case simply pulling out a cellular telephone and contacting the police may cause this person to leave.

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, 3 requests for service, and 3 suspicious activity reports between 02-06-06 and 02-07-06.