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February 16, 2006

Brackenridge Field Lab, 2907 Lake Austin Blvd

Discovered on 02-16-06 at 1:50 AM.

Graffiti: A black permanent marker was used to write a word on a metal sign that was affixed to a perimeter fence located on the north side of the property. Removal cost: $35.00.

Brazos Garage, 210 East MLK

Discovered on 01-31-06 and on 02-13-06 at 5:00 PM.

Criminal Mischief: An unidentified subject(s) dispensed the contents of a fire extinguisher in elevator number one on two different days. Repair cost: $100.00.

The events in this case are not only juvenile, but can be hazardous. Because the fire extinguishers were emptied in this manner, they became useless in the event of an actual fire.

College of Business Administration, 2110 Speedway

Occurred on 02-16-06 between 4:00 AM and 5:35 AM.

Criminal Mischief: A piece of a brick was used to break an 8 by 10 hole the top of a glass exterior door located on the northwest side of the building. Repair cost: $250.00.

Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Hall, 301 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 02-15-06 at 1:20 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT was reported as loitering in a 10th floor lobby while asking to see the Dean. The subject did not have an appointment and refused to state why he needed to meet with the Dean. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred between December of 2005 and 02-14-06 at 5:30 PM.

Harassment: A subject who identified himself as Luis has placed four unwanted and lewd telephone calls to a 3rd floor residents cellular telephone.

Pharmacy Building, 2409 University

Discovered on 02-15-06 at 7:40 AM.

Graffiti: A black marker was used to draw an image on a wall located inside a 3rd floor mens restroom. Removal cost: $40.00.

Robert Lee Moore Hall, 2515 Speedway

Occurred on 02-08-06 between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.

Theft: A Dell laptop was stolen when it was left on a desk inside an unsecured 7th floor classroom. Loss value: $1,000.00.

Sanchez Building, 1912 Speedway

Occurred on 02-13-06 between 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM.

Theft: A purse containing a tape recorder, a sweater, a credit card and a cellular telephone was stolen from an office cubical located inside an unsecured 4th floor office suite. Loss value: $ 200.00.

Sanchez Building, 1912 Speedway

Occurred on 02-13-06 between 2:40 PM and 2:50 PM.

Theft: A brown leather Louis Vuitton wallet containing $10.00 in cash, two ATM cards, 3 credit cards and two tickets to a San Antonio Spurs basketball game was stolen from a purse located inside an unsecured 5th floor office. The owner advised during the time frame of the theft, two unidentified subjects entered the office asking for a subject who does not work in the office. The subjects were described as a white female approximately 58 tall with curly brown hair and a male with a dark complexion. Both subjects were in their 30s. Loss value: $160.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

In my experience, I can assure you that many thieves will walk around buildings during business hours to look for opportunities to commit a theft. If they are confronted by an employee of that building they will give any number of excuses for being there like looking for an employee or a restroom or to make a deliver or do repair work. Keep this in mind the next time someone tells you their intentions. Offer to walk them to the office or restroom they are looking for or to see the delivery invoice or repair work order so you can help them. You may be surprised to see how quickly some people need to leave.

Whitaker Fields, 51st Street and Guadalupe

Discovered on 02-16-06 at 12:40 AM.

Graffiti: Black spray paint was used to write an illegible word on the exterior wall of a storage shed located at the archery range. Removal cost: $40.00.

Wooldridge Hall, 600 West 24th Street

Occurred on 02-11-06 between 7:30 AM and 9:00 PM.

Theft: A Trek seat and seat post were stolen from a Trek bicycle while the bicycle was secured to a bicycle rack located on the south side of the building. Loss value: $47.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Another good reason for using both a u-lock and a cable lock to secure your bicycle is illustrated in this case. While both types of locks should be used to secure the frame and front wheel to a bicycle rack, the cable lock can be threaded through your rear wheel, helmet strap and bicycle seat to prevent someone from stealing bicycle parts off of your bike.

2200 Guadalupe

Occurred on 02-15-06 at 9:50 PM.

Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject, who matched the description of an assault by contact suspect from earlier in the week, was found loitering by West Mall bus stop. The subject was found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for assault with bodily injury.

2400 Guadalupe

Occurred on 02-15-06 at 2:34 AM.

Public Intoxication / Assist Outside Agency: A non-UT subject was observed having difficulty riding a bicycle as he fell off of the bicycle on two occasions. After deciding that walking was a safer route, the subject flung his backpack over his shoulder; the weight of which caused him to fall backwards. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself and others. The subject was also found to have an outstanding outside agency arrest warrant for the possession of marijuana.

224 West Martin Luther King Blvd

Occurred on 02-14-06 at 11:53 PM.

Criminal Trespass: A non-UT subject was found loitering under an entry ramp located on the north side of an abandoned building. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 21 alarm calls, 2 unsecured doors, 3 medical emergency calls, 3 welfare concern reports, 6 requests for assistance, and 4 suspicious activity reports between 02-15-06 and 02-16-06.