Police Beat: March 10, 2000


    Compiled By KAREN GUTKE

    Here’s this week’s Police Beat — March 10, 2000.


    Two large clock banners were taken from the Cougar Den in the Wilkinson Student Center. The banners are seven feet long and eight feet wide. They are blue in color with two large cougars, lettering and a border. They are worth $100.

    Some time between 12 and 2 p.m. Tuesday, a laser level was taken from a worker’s truck parked near the construction site at Taylor Hall in Helaman Halls. The workers said they went to lunch, leaving the truck unlocked. The level was gone when they returned, they said. The level is a PLS #5 that belongs to Jones Paint & Glass and is worth $750.

    Some unknown persons walked away with a LCD Display Projector from the Carl F. Eyring Science Center some time between Feb. 5 and Feb. 11. The projector belongs to the Physics Department and is worth $5,000.


    Some unknown persons pried open a bill changer at a Wymount laundry facility on Tuesday. A resident of Wymount said he was in the facility at 12 p.m. and found the bill-changer in shambles when he returned at 1:45 p.m. A prying tool of some kind had been used to break the lock. This case is still under investigation.


    A Wymount resident reported that some unknown persons had entered her apartment sometime between 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 p.m. Monday. The resident said there had been an attempt to break open a coin bank, but everything else was left undisturbed.


    A BYU student reported he had received an unwanted solicitation about a Nigerian Money Transfer Scam through his Route Y email on March 3. This scam is part of a large amount of white collar crime happening throughout Utah County, said agents from the Provo Agency of the FBI. They said they warn anyone who receives this type of message to report it immediately.


    University Police continues to report many cases of stalking. They caution both male and female students to be wary in giving out their personal information.

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