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March 21, 2006

Colorado Apartments, 2501 Lake Austin Blvd

Occurred between 03-19-06 at 9:30 PM and 03-20-06 at 5:30 PM.

Leaving the Scene Collision: The rear bumper of a silver Toyota Camry 4-door was struck by an unknown vehicle while the Camry was parked on the north side of building B. The striking vehicle left black paint transfer on the Camrys rear bumper. The driver of the striking vehicle left the scene without leaving driver information on the Camry. Repair cost: $500.00.

Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 2110 San Jacinto

Occurred between 03-17-06 at 5:00 PM and 03-20-06 at 7:00 AM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject(s) threw several pieces of patio furniture located on the west side of the building into Waller Creek. Retrieval cost: $50.00.

Parking Lot 99, 2000 Robert Dedman

Occurred on 03-20-06 between 9:15 AM and 12:15 PM.

Criminal Mischief: An unknown subject pushed-in the right side mirror of a silver VW Jetta while the Jetta was parked in the Parking Lot. The mirror sustained damage as a result of it being pushed-in. When the owner returned to her parked car, she discovered a red pick-up truck parked very close to the right side of her vehicle. Repair cost: $100.00.

Waggener Hall, 2210 Speedway

Occurred on 03-20-06 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM.

Theft: A blue and silver Giant Boulder bicycle was stolen while it was secured with a cable lock to a bicycle rack located on the west side of the building. Loss value: $200.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

While bicycle thefts dipped for a month or so (thanks to greatly in part to the reporting of bicycle thefts in progress) they seem to be creeping back up. I implore each of you to be diligent in your observations while you are out and about today. This theft occurred during the daytime when thousands of students had the opportunity to view the theft. If you see suspicious activity, report it as soon as possible. To aid in your ability to report suspicious or criminal activity to the UT Police Department, consider storing the UTPD telephone number in cell phone (471-4441). If you dial 9-1-1 on your cell phone, you will speak to the City of Austin who will put you through to UTPD. If you own a bicycle, then make your bicycle less attractive to a thief. Keep in mind, thieves consider the quality of your locks not the value of your bicycle. To make your bicycle less attractive to bicycle thieves, use at minimum a quality u-lock. For maximum protection, use both a u-lock and an independently locking cable lock to secure your bicycle to a bicycle rack.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 8 alarm calls, 1 light survey, 1 medical emergency report, 1 unsecured door, 1 welfare concern report, 2 requests for assistance, 2 motor vehicle collisions and 3 suspicious activity reports between 03-20-06 and 03-21-06.