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February 22, 2006

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

This week, the Student Government has invited a variety of University Departments, public safety agencies and private organizations to The University of Texas at Austin Campus to provide information, services and materials to campus community. This has been done in an effort to provide the safest possible environment for the educational process. Today, a Transportation Safety Fair will be held on the Speedway Pedestrian Plaza (weather permitting). At this event, you will be able to register your bicycle with UT Parking and Transportation Services, have an opportunity to win a prize such as a u-lock or bicycle helmet. Representatives from several organizations will be on hand to answer questions about bicycle, vehicle, bus and airline safety and security. Tomorrow, representatives from the UT Fire Prevention Shop and the Austin Fire Department will be on campus to provide demonstrations and information on fire safety (weather permitting). You will also have an opportunity to visit a local Austin Fire Department do they really slide down a brass pole? Find out tomorrow. On Friday, representatives from the Austin Police Department will be in Parking Lot 115 to etch your vehicles VIN number into your car windows. This is an advantageous method of preventing the ever-growing auto theft rates. Please see the attached schedule of events for the times, locations and descriptions or visit

Jesse H. Jones Communication Center, 2504-C Whitis

Occurred on 02-17-06 between 10:00 AM and 7:30 PM.

Theft: An LG VX3300 Cell phone and an unknown brand DVD player were stolen from a 2nd floor office. Loss value: $190.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

The most common location from thefts on the UT Campus has been office space. This is not surprising, as many people do not think they will be victimized during the daytime at their office. This belief leads many to leaving their office unsecured and unattended. Thieves rely upon this. How long does it take to walk into an office, steal items left in plain sight and walk out? The answer is just a few seconds. How can we stop this from happening? The first thing each of us need to do is close and lock our office doors every time we leave our office even if you are just going down the hallway to get a drink of water. As employees, we can also take ownership of the building we work in. If you see a suspicious person entering offices, or wandering around a building, you should ask that person if they need assistance. You might be surprised how quickly the person makes up an excuse to be there and then leaves the area. Anytime you see a suspicious person, you should report that person to the UT Police Department as soon as possible.

O. Henry Hall, 601 Colorado

Occurred on 02-22-06 at 2:55 AM.

Public Lewdness: Two non-UT subjects were found engaging in a public display of their extreme affection for each other while on a patio located on the south side of the building.

224 West Martin Luther King

Discovered on 02-21-06 at 11:55 PM.

Graffiti: Red spray paint and a black permanent marker were used to write words and draw symbols on the south and east exterior walls of the building. Removal cost: $50.00.

300 East 21st Street

Occurred on 02-21-06 at 1:35 AM.

Public Intoxication / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: Two UT students, who were under the age of 21, were stopped after one of the subjects was observed staggering and swaying before walking into a brick wall. That student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages to the point he was a physical endangerment to himself. The other student was also found to have consumed alcoholic beverages.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 10 alarm calls, 3 unsecured door reports, 1 medical emergency call, 1 public assist request, 3 light surveys and 1 suspicious activity report between 02-21-06 and 02-22-06.