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May 30, 2006

Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River

Occurred on 5-26-06, at 3:05 PM.

Assist Outside Agency: A UT staff member reported two non-UT subjects had gotten into an argument. One of the subjects took the other's keys and cellular telephone. As the staff member was making the report to the officer, the subject walked up and handed the officer the cell phone and car keys that he had just taken from the female. During the investigation, officers discovered the subject had three outstanding outside agency warrants for his arrest. The warrants were for speeding, failure to control speed, and failure to appear. Bond amount: $962.00.

Parking Lot 80, 1900 Red River

Occurred on 5-28-06, between 4:00 PM and 8:55 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: The passenger side window of a red Ford SUV was broken out with an unknown object. The owner reported the in dash AM/FM/MP3 player stereo system had been stolen, along with a set of jumper cables. Loss value: $105.00. Damage estimate: $150.00.

Parking Lot 103, 2100 Comal Street

Occurred on 5-28-06, between 8:20 PM and 10:12 PM.

Burglary of Motor Vehicle: UTPD officers discovered the passenger side window of a red Honda broken out and the in dash stereo missing. During the investigation, the officer was unable to contact the owner. Loss value: Unknown at this time.

300 Block West 21st Street

Occurred on: 5-29-06, at 3:02 AM.

Public Intoxication: A UT student was observed staggering and swaying into the street. When stopped, the student handed the officer a credit card explaining to the officer that it was his current driver's license. Officers detected a very strong odor of alcohol on his person and observed that he had blood shot eyes and had difficulty talking. The student kept apologizing to the officers and explained that he had just broken up with his girlfriend.

500 Block Lavaca

Occurred on 5-27-06, at 2:05 AM.

Public Intoxication: Two non-UT subjects were observed arguing at 6th Street and Lavaca. When officers detained the first subject, the second subject walked to the next block and continued to yell profanities into his cellular telephone. Officers caught up to the second subject and detected a strong odor of alcohol on his person and noted the following signs of intoxication: slurred speech, unsure balance, and blood shot eyes. Officers determined the subject was a danger to himself.

600 Block West 6th Street

Occurred on 5-27-06, at 2:05 AM.

Public Intoxication: Two non-UT subjects were observed arguing on the street corner and a non-UT female was trying to get one of the subjects to leave. When the officer stopped this subject, he attempted to verbally start a physical altercation with people standing around in the area. The subject was released to a sober friend.

Crime Prevention Tip:

Ah the joys of alcohol. In 90% of all reported assaults, including sexual assaults, alcohol has been a contributing factor.

2400 Block San Jacinto Blvd.

Occurred on 5-27-06, at 2:50 AM.

Driving While Intoxicated / Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon / Possession of Marijuana / Possession of a False Identification: A black Ford Explorer was observed traveling north in the 2300 block of San Jacinto blvd and fail to come to a complete stop at the intersection. The officer detected a moderate odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver's breath. After failing a series of field tests, the officer determined that the driver was a danger to himself and to others. During a search, incidental to his arrest, officers located a plastic baggie containing less then 2 oz. of marijuana in the center console, several open bottles of beer, two fictitious ID cards, and an 8 inch, double edged, throwing knife.

Campus Wide

Occurred at various times.

Non-Criminal Calls: In addition to the above criminal cases, The University of Texas Police Department responded to 27 alarm calls, 10 key assists, 1 suspicious persons report, 3 medical emergency reports, and 10 unsecured door reports between 05-26-06 and 05-30-06.


In several of the DWI reports in today's issue of the Campus Watch, a simple traffic stop led to other charges and several arrests. The campus area is regulated with traffic controls similar to any other public street in the City of Austin. The biggest difference anyone would notice is the speed limit. The speed limits on campus are lower then in a city neighborhood. Within the City of Austin, the speed limit within a residential area, on average is 30 MPH. On the campus of the University of Texas-Austin, the speed limit is 15 MPH, this speed limit also includes bicyclists. These slower speed limits are due to the larger pedestrian populations at UT.