Campus Watch Archives
April 26, 2006
Battle Hall, #1 West Mall
Occurred on 4-25-06 between 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM.
Theft: A light blue and silver Schwinn mountain bicycle was stolen from the bike racks after the former owner secured only the front tire to the bike rack. Upon his return the front tire was still secured to the bike rack with a U-shaped lock. Loss value: $150.00.
Belmont Hall, 2109 San Jacinto
Occurred between 4-20-06 at 3:30 PM and 4-21-06 at 9:30 AM.
Theft: A UT staff member reported the theft of $180.00 in cash from an unsecured desk located inside a secured 6th floor office. Loss value: $180.00.
Crime Prevention Tip:
Many office thefts occur due to the area being left unsecured, or the property being left in plain sight. In some cases the theft is due to loss of key control. The reporting person in this case stated there are only 3 authorized keys issued. This is not the case. Several additional keys were located in the Locks and Keys records. To maintain key control consider the following: Start with an audit of all the issued keys within your department. This audit will include all keys that have been reported lost or stole to Locks and Keys. If practical re-key. Next develop a departmental policy that requires all students, staff and faculty members to return all issued keys to their supervisor.
Doty Fine Arts Building, 2301 Trinity
Occurred on 4-25-06 at 1:30 PM.
Indecent Exposure: A non UT subject was observed on the second floor sitting on a couch exposing an erect penis as a female UT student walked by. The UT student left the area and contacted the UT police department. A second UT student observed the same subject leaving the building through the west doors and ride away on a red bicycle. The subject is described as: black male, 5'6" with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and jeans. Both students were shown a photo line up and positively identified the suspect. The suspect is the same individual that has been involved in similar indecent exposure cases at the Law School.
Gregory Gym, 2101 Speedway
Occurred on 4-25-06 between 12:30 PM and 1:15 PM.
Theft: A black Eastport backpack containing a brown leather wallet, $10.oo in cash, several credit cards, a silver Cingular cellular telephone, and several personal identification cards was stolen from an unsecured locker located inside the weight room. Loss value: $200.00.
Jester East Dormitory, 203 East 21st Street
Occurred on 4-19-06 between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Theft: A women's white shirt was stolen from a washer located on the 9th floor. Loss value: $25.00.
Sutton Hall, 100 West 21st Street
Occurred on 4-25-06 between 2:05 PM and 2:50 PM.
Theft: The front tire of a Trek mountain bicycle was stolen from a secured bicycle located on the west side of Parlin Hall. Loss value: $50.00.
Crime Prevention Tip:
The importance of a two lock locking system could not have been dramatized any better. Both victims utilized a U-shaped lock. One victim secured only the front tire, while the other secure only her bicycle. Many bicycle thieves will marry parts from different bicycles in order to steal one bicycle. With a two lock locking system a thief is forced to use two different tools to defeat a U-shaped lock and a thick self locking cable. But as the owner you are ensuring that the bicycle is secured to a bike rack and that the main parts(tires) of the bicycle are also secured. Two victimsone bike.
If you observe a suspicious person or suspicious activity in a bicycle rack and you contact the UT police and that call leads to the apprehension of that individual, the UT police department will provide you a pizza of your choice.
Occurred at various times.
Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 15 alarm calls, 5 medical emergencies, 3 reported collision, 5 unsecured door reports between 04-25-06 and 04-26-06.