Police Beat, Nov. 9

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    By Andy North

    THEFT

    Between Nov. 4 and Nov. 5, a bike was stolen from a bike rack near Deseret Towers. The bike was described as a blue Specialized mountain bike. The owner of the bike said the bike had not been used for over a week due to a flat front tire and had left it in the rack unlocked. Total value of the bike was $750.

    On Nov. 2, the BYU Creamery on 900 East reported nine shopping carts missing. The workers said missing carts are usually found in the dorms nearby but this time none have been located. Each cart is worth $200, making a total loss of $1800. Police ask anyone with information on the missing carts to contact the creamery or University Police.

    FRAUD

    A male student reported credit card fraud on Nov. 2. Between Oct. 25 and Oct. 30 his planner, containing personal information and a credit card, was missing. The student was able to locate the planner with nothing missing in a campus lost and found. Sometime later he received a credit card bill with $273 in Internet purchases. He canceled the card and reported the incident to University Police. Police are still investigating the case.

    FIRE

    On Nov. 3, at 5:15 p.m., University Police and the Provo Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in Heritage Halls. A female student had been heating oil in a covered skillet. When she lifted the cover off the skillet the oil burst into flames and singed the hair off her arm. Her roommate ran into the kitchen and threw the burning pan on the linoleum and then used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. The linoleum was burned but there was no further damage or injuries.

    SUSPICIOUS BAHAVIOR

    An officer stopped a vehicle with expired tags on Nov. 4 at 11:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle had no license or registration and appeared to be inebriated. Upon further investigation the officer located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The 18 year-old male non-student was arrested and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. The vehicle was impounded and the suspect was returned to his Provo home.

    On Nov. 2, at 11:50 p.m., an officer tried to stop four students skating on campus. The students attempted to evade the officer but were eventually detained. All four students said they knew it was illegal to skate on campus and were cited and referred to the Provo City Court.

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