UNIVERSITY POLICE TIP OF THE WEEK
Persons need to use extreme caution when playing with or displaying Airsoft guns or other facsimiles of real firearms. Never point one at a police officer or handle it in any manner perceived as threatening to individuals. Officers have no way of knowing if they are real or fake. Treat them as though they were real guns.
A verbal argument between two roommates at Gates Hall in Heritage Halls March 8 turned into a fistfight after one of them punched the other. The fight started over use and possession of a laptop computer that belonged to a mutual acquaintance.
An individual has been reported to police who professes to be an officer in the Air Force and tries to become involved with cadets. There is no authorized connection between him and the ROTC program.
A 23-year-old former roommate of a 25-year-old male student was caught going through the student?s backpack in the Smith Fieldhouse locker room March 7. The student confronted his former roommate and found some of his personal property in his possession. The police are still investigating.
A 22-year-old male student was reported to have performed a lewd act March 7 in the Learning Resource Center while looking at inappropriate material on the computer. He was issued a citation and the case has been turned over to the city attorney to see if charges should be pressed.
An officer was following up an investigation in a parking lot when he saw an individual holding a gun to his head. The officer approached the individual and learned that it was an Airsoft gun, which is an exact replica of a real firearm. The officer told the individual of the seriousness of playing around with these guns and the individual was apologetic saying it was not a smart thing to do.
Four students are sending out e-mails under a complainants name referencing a female acquaintance in derogatory and lewd terms. The complainant says the suspects are trying to discredit him.
BYU PROPERTY THEFT
A $2,500 Yamaha Clavinova electronic piano was reported stolen March 4. Originally it had been thought that it was misplaced last October but when custodians recently searched the building they couldn?t find it. Anyone that has observed a piano recently acquired by someone that may have appeared under suspicious circumstances should contact the police department.
A $600 three-hole animations paper punch was stolen from the Amanda Knight Hall sometime during Feb. 14-16.
A $2,000 Dell Latitude laptop was stolen from the Fletcher Building after the user left it unattended in an office leaving the door open. He noticed his computer was missing at the end of the day.