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April 17, 2006

Jester Center West, 201 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-14-06 at 2:08 AM.

Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor ( Three Counts): UT police officers observed three UT subjects slumped against the building wall and each other. It appeared to the officers that they were having difficulty sitting upright. During the investigation it was determined all three were under the legal age of 21 and had been consuming alcoholic beverages at a local 6th Street Club. All three subjects were issued field release citations for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor.

27th Street Parking Garage, 109 West 27th Street

Occurred on 4-06-06 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: A UT staff member reported that the plastic molding around a rear window had been pushed inward and that five dollars in quarters had been removed from his ash tray. Loss value: $55.00.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Five dollars in quarters is a nice enticement to break into a vehicle. A five dollar enticement will cost you more in repairs. To eliminate a person's desire to break into your vehicle remove all of you property. This is not the first time that a student, staff, or facility member has had their vehicle broken into and the only items taken was pocket change.

Parking Lot 109, 1600 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-15-06 5:30 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: A non UT subject observed three subjects inside lot 109 "removing things from vehicles". As officers began to investigate the report, a red Toyota left the lot with the left door open and a male running beside the vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and officers discovered a side mirror from a Mercedes Benz. All three subjects were taken into detention and transported and released to Garner Betz personnel. Loss value: $200.00.

Perry-Castañeda Library, 101 East 21st Street

Occurred on 4-16-06 at 2:34 PM.

Attempted Theft: The UTPD guard assigned to PCL reported an attempted theft of a backpack and that the owner of the backpack was chasing the suspect. The suspect was able to get away by jumping into a white van that was waiting on the west side of PCL. The suspect is described as: White Male, 25-30 years of age. And was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans. The driver of the van is described as a female, no further description. Loss value: $20.00. (Recovered)

Crime Prevention Tip:

The owner was lucky to be able to get his property back. When he yelled at the suspect the suspect dropped the backpack and ran. The victim in this case was able to provide the investigating officer with a good description of the suspect. He was able to tell the officer that the suspect was working in tandem with accomplice. Chasing a suspect is not recommended by any police department. A good rule of thumb to live by, never leave your property unattended or unsecured. Take a few minutes and mark your property with your State issued driver's license or State issued ID number. This will aid the officers in recovering your stolen property.

San Antonio Parking Garage, 2420 San Antonio Street

Discovered on 4-14-06 1:30 PM.

Graffiti: Words were discovered painted in red, peach, and pink paint in the south east stairwell of the parking garage. Loss value: $100.00.

Service Building, 304 East 24th Street

Occurred between 4-15-06 at 5:30 PM and 4-16-06 at 12:30 AM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: A UT staff member reported that her State issued inspection sticker and license plate sticker had been stolen from her unlocked vehicle. Loss value $10.00.

100 Block West 6th Street

Occurred on 4-15-06 at 2:30 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non UT subject was observed having issues with his balance and needed the support of a newspaper stand to keep from falling. Officers observed that the subject's pants were dirty and had fallen a few times prior to them stopping him. They also observed that his pants were unzipped. The subject stated that he waiting for his friends to pick him up and pointed to the State Comptroller's Office. The subject was taken into after it was determined that the subject was a danger to himself and transported to Central Booking.

100 Block West 7th Street

Occurred on 4-16-06 at 2:34 AM.

Public Intoxication: A non UT subject was observed having a difficult time maintaining his balance as he walked. During the investigation officers detected a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. It was determined that the subject was a danger to himself and to others after he insisted he was looking for his car to drive himself home. Once at Central Booking the subject began suffering from the effects of the alcohol and showed signs of severe alcohol poisoning. Austin EMS transported the subject to a local area hospital for medical treatment for alcohol poisoning.

100 Block West 21st Street

Occurred on 4-16-06 11:50 PM.

Assault with Bodily Injury: A UT student reported that he had been shot in his left arm with a pellet gun by a subject inside a red vehicle. The pellet had left a three inch welt. A vehicle matching the description was observed driving near the area and the driver was stopped and identified. During a search of his vehicle a silver metal BB gun was located under the front passenger seat. During the investigation the driver identified a second accomplice that he had just dropped off at the San Jacinto Dorm. Officers located the second suspect and located a second Air Soft BB gun and tracer rounds. Both subjects were transported to Central Booking for Assault with Bodily Injury.

1000 West 25th Street

Occurred on 4-16-06 at 4:00 AM.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by a Minor / Public intoxication: A red Toyota was stopped in the 2400 Block Nueces Street after disregarding a red light and traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on or about the driver of the vehicle. The driver was identified and found to be under the legal age of 21. The driver admitted that he had been drinking at a local restaurant and had only consumed one beer. The driver was administered a standard field sobriety test and was released with a field release citation for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol by a Minor. During the investigation, one of the passengers inside the vehicle began shouting profane statements that would make any mother blush. When asked, the subject refused to give any identifying information about himself. The passenger was later identified as a UT student and told the officer they did not have the right to call his parents and began shouting out his parents telephone number. The subject was found to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and was taken into custody for Public Intoxication after the officer determined he was a danger to himself or to 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 24 alarm calls, 3 suspicious activity reports, 1 reported runaway, 5 unsecured door reports, 2 medical emergency calls and 2 requests for public assistance between 04-14-06 and 04-17-06.