Police Beat: April 5

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    By Christina Robertson

    SHOPLIFTING

    A 17-year-old male student was caught stealing a box of Ritz Bitz valued at $3.19. The suspect was cited for shoplifting at the BYU Bookstore on Monday at 12:40 p.m. He said he was going to pay for them. Police have released him after issuing the citation.

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    A mother and her adult son became involved in a heated argument at Wyview on Monday at 11:30 p.m. Police are continuing their investigation.

    A faculty member and spouse were arguing in the parking lot of the Museum of Art on March 29 at 8:40 p.m. Police are continuing their investigation to decide if the couple will receive a citation.

    VANDALISM

    A doorknob to a male”s dorm room of Deseret Towers was damaged on March 29 at 10 p.m. A nail had been jammed into the lock and caused damage estimated between $15 and $20. Police have no suspects.

    A window screen to a female”s room was damaged on Monday between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Damage is estimated at $50.

    THEFT

    Over 100 CDs were stolen from an unlocked car in the parking lot of the Richards Building on Tuesday. The 19-year-old male student said his CD player and holder were also stolen from his unlocked car. The property is estimated to be worth $1500. Police have no suspects.

    A sound processor valued at $2,900 was reported stolen from the Harris Fine Arts Center on March 28. It was supposed to have been in storage, but was noticed missing between Jan. 12 and Jan. 25.

    A bicycle worth $1,200 was stolen from a bike rack by the Joseph Smith Building between March 29 and 30. The victim, 23-year-old male, said he had locked his bike. Police have no suspects.

    OBSCENITIES

    Female dorm residents continue to be plagued by obscene phone calls from an unidentified, male caller. This past week, police have received six complaints from freshman women. Police believe one person is responsible for the obscene telephone calls, based on the similarities of the content. Police are continuing their investigation.

    A female student opened an obscene email on March 28 at 3:15 p.m. Police received complaints of similar emails on March 29 at 8:20 a.m. and on Monday at 2:20 p.m. The victims, all female students, do not know who sent the emails. Police are continuing their investigation.

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