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April 6, 2006

Brackenridge Apartments, 3300 Lake Austin

Occurred on 04-05-06 at 6:23 AM.

Assault (Domestic Violence) / Interfering with an Emergency Call: A UT student and his spouse began to argue about an activity that one wanted to do and the other did not. The student began to kick his spouse in the right leg causing her pain. When the spouse attempted to call 9-1-1, the student disconnected the telephone cord form the telephone jack.

Sid Richardson Hall, 2300 Red River

Discovered on 04-05-06 at 3:30 PM.

Graffiti: A red permanent marker and a gold permanent marker were used to write letters on a 1st floor water fountain and a wall inside an elevator car. An unknown object was used to etch illegible letters in a mirror located inside a 1st floor unisex restroom. Repair cost: $125.00.

Townes Hall, 727 East Dean Keeton

Occurred on 04-05-06 at 4:20 PM.

Criminal Trespass Warning: A non-UT subject was found sleeping at a computer station located inside the 1st floor of the law library. The subject was issued a written criminal trespass warning.

Union Building, #4 West Mall

Occurred on 04-05-06 between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.

Theft / Credit Card Abuse: A light blue backpack containing an IPOD shuffle, a Nokia cell phone, a checkbook and a pink wallet containing $174.00 in cash, two credit cards and a debit card was stolen when it was left next to a chair located in a 3rd floor hallway while the owner slept in the chair. The owner advised she observed a suspicious male subject loitering in the hallway prior to her falling asleep. The owner stated the subject would continually stand up from a chair and move around before sitting back down. The owner described the subject as a Hispanic male, 6'00" tall, 200 pounds, with a muscular build, college age, with a mustache and possibly wearing a hat. Prior to the credit cards being cancelled, several unauthorized charges were made at local stores. A store clerk in one of the stores described the subject who made the unauthorized charges as a tan white or Hispanic Male, 5'10" to 6'00" tall, 190 pounds, in his mid 30's with a thick mustache and last seen wearing black framed glasses and a UT hat. Loss value: $425.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Sleeping in a public place is always a risky venture and it is not recommended. If you feel you can not stay awake any longer and you must fall asleep, use your backpack or purse as a pillow or foot rest. That way, a thief would need to disturb your slumber to steal your property. Reporting suspicious or criminal activity as soon as possible will go even further to reduce our crime rate. To make timely reports to the UT Police Department, make sure you have our dispatcher telephone number programmed into your cell phone and use it. Our dispatcher can be reached 24-hours a day; 7 days a week at 512-471-4441. To help protect your credit cards if they do get lost or stolen, refrain from signing your name on the back of your credit card instead, you should write ask for identification. If your credit or debit cards do get lost or stolen, cancel them as soon as possible. Most thieves start shopping within minutes of getting a stolen credit card.

Walter Webb Hall, 2500 Guadalupe

Discovered on 04-06-06 at 12:38 AM.

Criminal Mischief: White chalk was used to write a word on the east exterior wall of the building. Removal cost: $20.00.

1900 Guadalupe

Occurred on 04-06-06 at 1:00 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non-UT subject was found having difficulty standing. The subject would have fallen into a cement pole if it were not for the cat-like reflexes of the police officer. The subject stated he had not been drinking and produced release papers from the local jail that was dated April 5, 2006. Never the less, 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.

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, 5 suspicious activity reports, 2 unsecured door reports, 1 motor vehicle collision, 1 brushfire and 1 request for public assistance between 04-05-06 and 04-06-06.