Fall semester’s best of Police Beat


    By Allison Benne


    A student reported a suspicious male to BYU police on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The subject was dressed in all black and armed with knives. After investigations, police concluded the subject was a member of a medieval club on campus and he was dressed in costume.


    A patron at the BYU football game on Nov. 1 ran onto the ramp and set off the game cannon. He was cited for public intoxication.

    Academic support reported a suspicious letter received on Nov. 1. They said a former student sent them the letter. In the letter he said “BYU students shouldn”t have any physical contact with the opposite sex until after marriage, including kissing.” The writer then offered his services to screen people who go to BYU.


    Seven pairs of women”s underwear were reported stolen from a laundry room in Heritage Halls on Tuesday. The owner last saw the underwear while she transferred clothing into a dryer in A. Richards Hall. A male with shoulder-length hair was seen loitering around laundry rooms at Heritage Halls the same day. Students should notify University Police if a man with a similar description is seen in the area.

    At 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, three college age males entered an apartment in Heritage Halls with a shopping cart. After asking for groceries, the suspects began filling the shopping cart with food. None of the residents knew the males. An estimated $10 worth of food was stolen.

    At 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 7, keys and clothes were stolen from a bathroom in R Hall at Deseret Towers while the owner was showering. The keys were not recovered, and the clothes were found in a toilet in the same bathroom. Police have no suspects.


    On Monday, Oct. 1 between 2:45 and 3:15 a.m. all the bathroom stall partitions were removed from one floor of W-Hall at Deseret Towers. The partitions were set up outside the dorms. Police are investigating.

    On Oct. 4 at 11 p.m. a gas can filled with ignited smoke bombs was found in the mezzanine of May Hall at Helaman Halls. The smoking can was taken outside and the fire was extinguished. University Police said the incident is connected to a prank between the men”s dorms in Helaman Halls.

    A student driving south-bound past the practice range was hit in the head by a stray golf ball. A male student had hit a golf ball over the fence, but said he was unaware he had hit anything. The ball went through the driver”s side window and hit the BYU student in the head. She was treated at the scene for minor head injuries.


    A male student was throwing small, black rubber hoses filled with blue paint at students in the HBLL quad on September 14. A targeted female student attempted to chase the offender down, but lost him on campus. Police have no suspects.

    At 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 a student was caught throwing birthday cake off an overpass onto North Campus Drive. He was issued a warning.


    A female BYU student living in Deseret Towers received a suspicious looking brown paper package in the mail. The student did not recognize the return address and called the police. After investigating, police concluded a friend had purchased a Beanie Baby off of E-Bay and had E-Bay send the Beanie Baby directly to the BYU student.


    A glass panel of a telephone booth at Helaman Halls shattered in an attempt to fit eight people into the booth. As a third person entered the phone booth, the pressure caused the panel to break.


    On Oct. 26 a student employee in the Harold B. Lee Library discovered a clear bag filled with a white crystalline substance. The student tasted the substance and because it tasted bitter, reported the bag to the police. The police concluded the substance was citric acid. The student shows no medical problems to date. Police said they discourage students from tasting unidentified substances.

    On Oct. 26 at 6 a.m. a custodian in the Jesse Knight Humanities Building found a threatening note reading “Death To Americans” and a white powdery substance in the trashcan. Police investigations discovered students had used these objects as props in a class presentation and had discarded them in the trashcan.

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