Police Beat: Mar. 15, 2006

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    POLICE TIP

    Be aware that university policy prohibits door-to-door or person-to-person soliciting for employment, services or sales on campus.

    SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY

    An unidentified man tried to purchase copper wire at the Materials Handling Area on Monday, Mar. 13, 2006. When he was turned down and told BYU could not sell him the wire because of previous contracts, the man offered more money to buy the wire.

    Police responded to a report of a suspicious male hiding in the bushes near Botany Pond on the south side of Maeser Hill on Friday, Mar. 10, 2006. Officers were unable to locate the man.

    CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

    Several individuals on the North Campus Drive pedestrian overpass threw eggs at passing cars Friday, Mar. 10, 2006. By the time police arrived, the individuals had left the area.

    Two men were rappelling over a guardrail onto the ramp of the Joseph F. Smith Building underground parking lot Mar. 8, 2006. They did not have the proper rappelling equipment, and university policy does not permit rappelling on campus.

    STALKING

    A female student reported March 8, 2006, that her ex-boyfriend, who is not a BYU student but lives in the area, continually shows up at various places on campus where he knows she will be.

    COMPUTER CRIME

    A student logged in to Route Y to vote in the BYUSA elections Mar. 8, 2006, only to discover that someone had already voted using his Net ID.

    SOLICITING

    Two male students were trying to recruit other students on campus to join a multi-level marketing organization Mar. 6, 2006. University Police asked the students to stop.

    THEFT

    A resident assistant in Gates Hall, in Heritage Halls, reported Friday, Mar. 10, 2006, that a television has been missing from the hall for about three months.

    A male student’s mountain bike was stolen from the bike racks at the Richards Building on Friday. The bike, which was not locked at the time of the theft, was a black Diamondback with broken front brakes and a rusty chain. It has an estimated value of $20.

    A purse, belonging to a female visitor to BYU, was stolen from the Cougareat on Friday, Mar. 10, 2006. The purse is black leather with long straps. It contained credit cards, a cell phone and car keys.

    A magnetic gate card was stolen from a van belonging to the Harris Fine Arts Center on Mar. 8, 2006. The theft was reported the next day. The gate card is used to allow access to the employee parking lot.

    A Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike belonging to a female student was stolen from Helaman Halls sometime between Feb. 20 and Mar. 8. The bike, which was locked at the time of the theft, is silver with an estimated value of $600.

    An ELF digital camera belonging to a female student was stolen while the student studied at the Learning Resource Center in the HBLL on Mar. 8, 2006. The camera’s estimated value is $250.

    A Trek 4300 mountain bike belonging to a male student was stolen from racks at the Benson Building on Mar. 8, 2006. The bike is black, with an estimated value of $500. It was locked at the time of the theft.

    Various items were reported stolen Mar. 8, 2006, from the Media Arts Center in the Harris Fine Arts Center. The items included a DVD authorizing system, a digital M-box used for mixing sound, a Sony Mini DVD camera and a compact computer with various software. The items have a total estimated value of $27,000; they had been missing for over a year prior to being reported stolen.

    An iPod belonging to a female student was stolen from a computer lab in the Joseph F. Smith Building on Mar. 7, 2006. The iPod was valued at $300.

    A light blue ski parka was stolen from a female law student’s study carrel in the J. Reuben Clark Law Building on Mar. 7, 2006. The parka has an estimated value of $100.

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