Police Beat Jan. 14, 2005

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    PERSONAL THEFT

    A 19-year-old female student had her backpack stolen on Jan. 11 in the Harold B. Lee Library. She left her backpack unattended in a cubicle and 45 minutes later her backpack was gone. The backpack was located later on the same floor and everything was there except cash and a signature card.

    A 21-year-old male student was using the restroom in the HBLL on Jan. 11 and his backpack was stolen from the shelf in the bathroom. It was found later with everything returned except one textbook.

    A 23-year-old male student was caught on Jan. 11 using an 18-year-old female student?s signature card at a vending machine in the Richards Building.

    A 29-year-old female student had her $40 law textbook stolen in the J. Reuben Clark Building on Jan. 11 when she went to use the restroom. She left her backpack on the shelf in the bathroom and while she was in the stall someone took her textbook out of her backpack.

    A backpack was stolen from a custodian working at the David O. McKay Building after she left it unattended. It was later found under a vehicle in Lot 34 by the tennis courts.

    A 21-year-old female student was studying in the HBLL when she noticed her sister and went to chat with her. She noticed a man with the same water bottle as her walk by twenty to thirty minutes later and thought it was a coincidence. When she went back her backpack was missing. It was later found on the 3rd floor of the HBLL and her MasterCard was stolen.

    A backpack was stolen Jan. 7 from a 21-year-old female student from an office in the George H. Brimhall Building. The backpack was found in the men?s bathroom the next day with all of the contents except $25.

    A day planner was stolen from a 20-year-old female student Jan. 7 at 8 a.m. when she left it in her friend?s car. She went back to retrieve it an hour later and it was stolen. The day planner contained $30, a checkbook, debit card, UTA bus pass, social security card, BYU ID and a BYU key.

    Several books valued at approximately $270 were taken from a 23-year-old female student when she left them unattended at the Wilkinson Student Center eating area Jan 4.

    BYU PROPERTY THEFT

    A 50-year-old male student was caught shoplifting a textbook valued at $19.95 from the BYU Bookstore. The student was issued a citation instead of being arrested.

    A $600 JVC video camera was stolen Jan. 11 from the ROTC building after a cadet left it in a classroom.

    A $700 Hewlett Packer computer was stolen Jan. 7 from a podium in the Knight Magnum Building as well as a $25 cable and the Plexiglas window was damaged.

    CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

    A 2001 Volkswagen Beetle back window was shattered Jan. 11. with estimated damages totaling $200. It was parked in Lot 37 by the RB by an 18-year-old female student in a handicapped stall.

    Graffiti markings from a black felt tip marker were found in the elevator of the WSC Jan. 7 between 3 and 6 p.m.

    Solicitors selling automobile services at Penrose Hall at Heritage Halls yelling down the hall to see if anyone was home and had cars were reported to University Police. They were detained and in the pocket of one of them were found a marijuana pipe. The 21-year-old male visitor was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

    SUSPICIOUS PHONE CALLS

    A 24-year-old female at Wymount Terrace student received a phone call Jan. 7 from an unknown male asking for her husband?s student ID number and social security number. She didn?t give them to him.

    A 22-year-old female student at Wymount Terrace received a phone call Jan. 5 from a male who said the United States currently gives grants to families and all they have to do is fill in half of the code. He asked her for her bank number to receive cash. She told him to mail her the information.

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