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March 24, 2006

T.S. Painter Hall, 103 West 24th Street

Occurred on 03-23-06 at approximately 2:20 PM.

Arson: An, as of yet, unidentified student set fire to some toilet paper that had been laid out across some student chairs for a class room demonstration. The fire damaged two chairs and a students coat. Loss value: $600.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Having to bring this up is concerning enough, but fire is a dangerous thing. A small fire can turn into a big fire in just a few seconds. Fortunately, in this case, property damage was the only result. That being said, arson resulting in property damage alone is still a felony offense.

1900 Congress

Occurred on 03-24-06 at 2:17 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor: A UT Officer was flagged down by a UT student, who was under the age of 21. The student thought the police car was a taxi cab. The student was found to have consumed alcoholic beverages, but was not under the influence of alcohol to the point she was a physical endangerment to herself or others.

2000 Guadalupe

Occurred on 03-24-06 at 3:40 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated: A UT student was stopped after being observed stopping at four different intersections with flashing yellow lights, speeding and finally running a red light. During an investigation for driving while intoxicated, the student complained her contact lens fell out. The student looked on the ground picked-up a piece of broken auto glass and started to put it in her eye as if it were her contact lens. The student was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point she had been driving while intoxicated.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Dont drink and drive - the least of your worries could be poking your eye out.

2100 San Jacinto

Occurred on 03-23-06 at 11:40 PM.

Driving While Intoxicated with an Open Container / Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor (3 counts): A UT student, who was under the age of 21, was stopped for running a stop sign while driving a black Dodge pick-up truck. The driver was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage to the point he was driving while intoxicated. Three UT students, who were all under the age of 21 and passengers inside the vehicle, were found to have consumed alcoholic beverages. While exiting the vehicle, the front seat passenger kicked a Styrofoam cup containing an alcoholic beverage from the front floorboard and stepped on the cup as he exited the vehicle.

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, 2 light surveys, 2 medical emergency reports, 1 unsecured door, 3 suspicious activity reports, and 1 welfare concern report between 03-23-06 and 03-24-06.