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Assault or Threats
Assault - Physical contact, which causes no pain, with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative. For example: Someone grabs your arm or other body part, which is offensive to you.
Threats (Terroristic Threat and Assault by Threat)
Terroristic Threat Threatens to commit violence to any person causing the person to be in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Someone has told you that they intend to harm you and you believe that they can carry out the threat immediately.
Assault by Threat Verbal threats to cause harm with no physical contact.
Burglary of Non-Residence Someone enters your business or an enclosed structure other than your home when not open for business with the intent to commit a theft or actually steals property.
Burglary of Residence Someone enters your home with the intent to commit a theft or actually steals property.
Theft/Burglary from Vehicle (Entry Made) Someone steals items (such as clothes, laptop, CD player, or IPod) from your locked or unlocked vehicle.
Theft/Burglary of Coin Operated Machine Someone broke into a coin operated machine and stole or attempted to steal money or merchandise from the machine.
Vandalism and Graffiti Your property is intentionally damaged or destroyed (your car is keyed, your house is egged). Per ordinance 9-4-43, private property owners are responsible for their own graffiti removal and are given 30 days for removal.
Criminal Mischief – Vandalism of or Graffiti on a Vehicle Graffiti is when, without the effective consent of the owner, a person makes markings, including inscriptions, etching, drawings, or paintings, on the property of the owner. Per ordinance 9-4-43, private property owners are responsible for their own graffiti removal and are given 30 days for removal.
Identity Theft Someone obtains credit, good or services using your social security number, driver’s license number, credit card numbers, or other identifying information. Someone opens a credit card account or utility service using your information.
Counterfeiting Someone manufactures or alters records (money, checks, wills, deeds, bonds, bank notes, coins, etc.) to defraud by passing it for the original article. Someone uses counterfeit money to obtain items such as cash, groceries, electronic equipment, etc.
Debit/Credit Card Abuse Someone uses your credit or debit card and makes charges to your account that you did not authorize. Someone uses your credit card to make purchases online, someone uses your debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM, or someone purchases service subscriptions using your credit card.
Forgery and Passing Someone obtains your account information or uses your checks to make unauthorized purchases. Someone obtains your account information and creates checks and uses the check to purchase items or purchases are made with one of your checks without your permission and your signature is forged.
Fraud-Other Fraud involves deceit or lying where the suspect(s) receives a benefit or the victim incurs a detriment.
Harassing - Not Online Someone calls your phone multiple times and either hangs up or uses offensive language.
Harassment - Online Impersonation Someone uses your name and picture to make a webpage or an online profile (Facebook, Instagram, Match.com, etc.) and pretends to be you. Or, someone is sending messages from an email account or other messaging program pretending to be you.
Incident involving a motor vehicle:
The theft of any type of vehicle, to include cars, motorcycles, scooters or golf cart requires an in person officer response. The online reporting system cannot be used for any type of motorized vehicle theft.
Hit and Run You, your vehicle, or property were involved in a collision with a vehicle whereupon the responsible party or operator failed to stop and exchange the required information. If an injury occurred, you must file the report in person with a police officer.
Lost Property You were in possession of your property at a location or intersection in the City of Austin and you no longer have possession of your belongings.
There was no indication of a theft, i.e. a suspect was seen with your property etc but you want to make a record of the missing property.
Mail Theft Your mail was stolen from your mailbox.
Theft from Person Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. Lost property is not a theft. Examples include, someone steals a personal item from your person, without threat of violence or injury.
Theft Purse Snatching Someone steals your purse while in your possession. For example: From a shopping cart from your arm / hand with no complaint of pain or fear for safety
Theft from Vehicle (no entry) Property that was in the bed of or on the outside a vehicle has been stolen or taken by someone without the owner's permission. Someone steals an item from the bed of a truck that was not covered. Someone steals a part that is attached to the vehicle without breaking into the inside of the vehicle. For example: Wheels, rims, bumper, etc.
Theft of bicycle Your bicycle is taken without your permission. Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. Lost property is not a theft. Examples include, someone cutting the lock and taking your bike from a bike rack or removing your bike from a yard.
Theft of Metal Metal is specifically targeted and stolen by a someone. Someone steals the copper out of your air conditioning unit, someone steals wire or other scrap metal from your property.
Theft of Services The theft of services provided to a customer. Someone enters a restaurant, orders food, eats, and then walks out ("Dine and Dash"). Someone hires you to do their landscaping and does not pay after services are provided.
Shoplifting Theft of merchandise for sale in a shop or retail establishment. Someone enters a business, picks up an item(s) for sale and leaves the business without paying for the item(s).
Theft from Building Your property is taken without your permission. Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. Lost property is not a theft. Examples include, someone comes into a building open to the public and steals an item (such as a purse, laptop, or briefcase) from an office.
Theft Catalytic Converter You discover that someone has stolen your catalytic converter for your vehicle.
Theft Property is taken without your permission. Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. This includes any theft not covered under the theft criteria above. Lost property is not a theft.
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