Police Beat

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    By BERT MILLS

    THEFT

    A stop sign was reported missing June 12 from a HR parking lot between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. On June 18 at 8:30 p.m., the stop sign was found in a DT resident’s room. Two other signs were found in the room: “Danger-Do Not Enter” and “This Section Closed.” The two 18-year-old students were issued a $150 citation for possession of stolen property. The students were referred to the Honor Code Office. The value of the three signs was priced at $140.

    June 18 between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m., a bicycle was stolen near the Crabtree Technology Building. The bike was valued at $600. It was locked with a cable. The bike had been purchased the week before, said the 22-year-old victim.

    A wallet was stolen from V-hall at DT on June 24 between 10:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The football camper said the wallet was either on his bed or desk. He left the room unlocked to attend a floor devotional. The wallet contained $35, a driver’s license, ID card and personal items. A detective following up on the case called his home on Monday. His mother said the wallet had been found while he unpacked in an unusual place. All the property had been accounted for except for the money.

    Between June 24 at 5 p.m. and June 25 at 8 a.m., someone entered 3078 JKHB and removed computer parts. Three computers were damaged while the person took out a hard drive and some SIMM chips. The value lost was $520.

    Thursday in 210 V-hall at DT, a wallet and T-shirt were taken. Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., the 15-year-old football camper went swimming. He said his door was locked when he left. A wallet, $13 T-shirt and $33 cash were taken.

    Between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Friday, a women left her bag in a Stephen L. Richards Building locker without locking it. The property stolen was a $170 day planner, $30 arm bag, $30 cash, credit cards and a checkbook.

    On Monday at 8:30 a.m., a day planner was stolen out of a vehicle at WT 8C. The 22-year-old student was getting ready to leave for work. As the student left the parking lot, a man flagged the victim down and said somebody was calling the student back to the apartment. The student returned but nobody was there. The student returned to the vehicle and went to work. It was then that the student realized the item was missing. The man who flagged down the student is considered a suspect. The suspect is described as Hispanic male, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He has collar-length brown hair, a chubby face and was wearing dark jeans and a blue shirt. The value of the day planner is $80.

    Friday, a report of computer theft was turned into the University Police. The victim lives in Carroll Hall at HR. The victim and a cousin discovered the $2,500 compact portable computer was broken, and they sent it to the manufacturer for repairs on June 20. The student called on June 27 and the company said it had been delivered and signed for. The name of the person who signed for the computer was unknown to the victim. A follow-up is being done with the delivery company.

    CITATION

    Two students were stopped at the stadium on June 19 for rollerblading. The 20-year-old student had been stopped before and was cited $25. The student gave a false name to the officer and was referred to the Honor Code Office. The 23-year-old student received a warning for a first offense.

    POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL

    On June 21 at 10 p.m., an officer reported a fight in front of the Museum of Art between a man and a woman. The man and woman and two other people got into a car and left the parking lot. The officer described the car to other officers on duty. The car then went into the ASB parking lot and an officer stopped them. A 17-year-old female was driving the vehicle with a 20-year-old male in the passenger side. A 19-year-old male and a 16-year-old female were in the back.

    The driver and the male in the back had been fighting. The officer observed a beer bottle and a half-full tequila bottle on the car floor. The 19-year-old male tested positive for alcohol. The male was cited for consumption under age and for having an open alcohol container. The group of people were asked to leave BYU campus. The owner of the vehicle could not be contacted and the vehicle was impounded for improper registration. The intoxicated male said he had bought the car, but the registration hadn’t been changed.

    SUSPICIOUS PERSON

    An officer was sent to check a suspicious person on June 22 at the Ernest L. Wilkinson Center. At 3 p.m., a male subject walked into a LDS Church Relief Society class. The students reported that he had an unpleasant odor and an unkempt appearance. The bishop asked the person to leave, and he finally did.

    A second report came in on the same student from the Bell Tower.

    The third report came from the Morris Center at DT. An officer identified the individual and reported that he smelled of alcohol. The officer reported that he was not intoxicated at the time. The man said he had just been released from jail four days earlier. The man was taken to a Provo shelter and banned from BYU campus for 72 hours. Because of his previous record, a permanent ban from campus has been requested.

    RECKLESS DRIVING

    Sunday at 12:30 a.m., a witness saw a vehicle driving recklessly on East Campus Drive. The person called University Police. Because of the excessive speed, the car slid into the intersection at 900 North and East Campus Drive when the light turned red. University Police pulled the vehicle over near the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse practice field. The driver did not have a license. He was arrested for reckless driving, for not having a driver’s license and for possession of tobacco. The passenger was arrested for violation of Provo’s curfew law. A police search found a pipe suspected for smoking marijuana. The pipe belonged to the owner of the vehicle. The vehicle did not belong to either of the offenders. The owner of the vehicle was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. The two offenders were released to parents and a referral to juvenile court is pending.

    ACCIDENT

    On Monday, a motorcycle was traveling north on East Campus Drive. As he approached the light, it turned green. A south-bound vehicle turned left in front of the motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle tipped the bike and slid into the intersection. The driver suffered deep abrasions on his left foot and right arm. He was treated at the scene. The accident is still under investigation.

    ASSAULT

    A 24-year-old student working as a traffic officer was assaulted after the Freedom Festival at the Marriott Center Sunday. The officer had stopped traffic for pedestrians. A red Nissan began to push its way through the people. The officer stepped in front of the vehicle and told the driver to stop. The driver began yelling. He said he was in a hurry. While the officer was checking other traffic, the car hit the officer. The officer jumped and went up onto the hood and then rolled off to the side. The car is a red, two-door Nissan with an Illinois license plate and a bike rack on the back of the car. The officer was not injured. The license plate number is BRC 901 Illinois. Please contact the University Police if it is seen.

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