Police Beat 11/1/11: Student punches early A.M. soccer player

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Suspicious Activity

Oct. 31:  Someone wrote a male student’s cell phone number on several car windows. The student received several calls asking what he wanted.

Oct. 31:  A male was reported dressed in all black and carrying a rifle on his back.

Oct. 31:  A man in his 40s or 50s wearing a tan suit was reported loitering in the Cannon Center.

Oct. 31:  A male student was reported in the HBLL West Entrance carrying a firearm facsimile as part of a cowboy outfit. When stopped by officers, the student apologized.

Oct. 26:  An employee reported a white male in a BYU T-shirt trying to hide in the bushes at 1 a.m. on 450 East.

Fraud

Oct. 31:  A resident of Ohio who is not affiliated with BYU was offered a part-time job as a mystery shopper. He was sent a check for $2,690 that looked like an official BYU check. He was told to cash it, keep $200 for himself and forward the rest to an address in Dallas. The person did not cash the check and the event is under investigation.

Criminal Mischief

Oct. 31:  Graffiti reading “solidarity and anarchy” was reported on the sidewalk east of May Hall.

Oct. 27:  Eight people from the group Occupy Provo were reported writing with chalk and posting flyers on campus.

Oct. 27:  Graffiti reading “we are the 99 percent” and “Provo” was found on a dumpster.

Oct. 27:  A student wrote “EOOP” on the front and rear windows of every car in the Helaman parking lot.

Drugs

Oct. 31:  A man in a navy sweater and pants, wearing a name tag, was reported using marijuana near Helaman Halls. When officers arrived they found nothing. This is the fourth or fifth report of drug use near Helaman Halls.

Theft

Oct. 28:  A student reported items stolen from the Cannon Center employee restroom. Among the items stolen were a cell phone, credit card, driver’s license and apartment key. The theft is under investigation.

Assault

Oct. 30:  Three students were playing soccer at 4 a.m. on the third floor of Merrill Hall. Their play woke another student who asked them to stop. When the players refused, the woken student punched one of the players. Officers charged the awoken student with assault and the three players with disorderly conduct.

Disorderly Conduct

Oct. 25:  Officers were called to the Wilkinson Student Center when an individual refused to leave an office. The student had been formally banned from campus. He was in the office to demand the ban be rescinded so that he could attend class. The student left when officers arrived.

Road Rage

A student returned to his car to find a note on the window demanding $50 because the student had taken another student’s parking space. The note threatened the student if he didn’t pay. Officers tracked down the writer of the note and charged him with extortion and terrorist threats. The student claimed the victim should be charged with theft for stealing his parking space. Officers informed the student that the university owns the parking spaces.

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