Police beat: Crazy fans, BB guns, and stolen bicycles


    Compiled by KAREN GUTKE


    A 29-year-old student was caught shooting a BB gun at some wood blocks in the backyard of the Jacob House. The officers confiscated his BB gun. Charges are pending for disorderly conduct and discharging a firearm in city limits.

    University Police officers first noticed the man holding the firearm as he was standing in the backyard of the Jacob House, 1430 North, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Feb. 16. The man was holding the gun in a firing position over his shoulder.

    The officers, who were leaving the police ramp near the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building, said they thought he might have a rifle. When confronted, he said that he and some other students had shot the blocks.

    A Superfan surprised audiences at the Men’s Volleyball game against University of Southern California Friday night, Feb. 18. An 18-year-old BYU student disrupted the match when he ran into the match, wearing only blue underwear briefs and his USC friend’s team-number splattered all over his chest in body paint.

    A BYU police officer tried to make contact with the fan, but he ran out of the Smith Fieldhouse. A short time later the student was arrested for disorderly conduct and interfering with the police. He was cited into court for the violations and released.


    Some unknown persons removed the license plates from a car parked near the J. Reuben Clark Law School sometime between 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 19. The missing Utah plates are numbers 386-KCC. Contact University Police if you notice these plates.

    An unknown person broke the window of a car belonging to a 23-year-old student. The car was parked in Lot 37 near the south side of Haws Field sometime between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 22. A purse and a wallet were taken from the vehicle worth $42 and the total amount of damage to the car is $200.


    Some glass beakers, lab coats, and chemicals were taken from Room C-440 BNSN sometime between 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, and 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22. Police investigations show some crystal iodine was taken and possibly some toxic cyanide and phosphorus-pentoxide.

    There was also some vandalism to a rotary evaporator in the room. If anyone has any information to this theft, contact University Police.


    A 23-year-old student’s bicycle was stolen from a bike-rack near the Harvey L. Fletcher Building. The student left his bicycle in the rack unlocked Saturday, Feb. 19, after 8 a.m. and went on a field trip over the weekend. It was missing when he returned on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 8 a.m.

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