Police Beat: Missing hot pink bag contained cell phone, make-up, blow-dryer



May 17 — A female student reported her purse stolen at the Smith Fieldhouse. She had left the hot pink bag on the floor near her locker. The contents, valued at $450, included her cell phone, make-up, a raincoat and blow-dryer.

May 23 — A male student reported his bike stolen near the Harris Fine Arts Center at 1:30 p.m. The bike lock was cut and left behind. The value of the bike was estimated at $70. The theft occurred between May 16 and May 20.

Vehicle Burglary

May 18 — A female reported a Garmon GPS valued at $300 and a cell phone charging cable stolen from her vehicle. The theft occurred between 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. There were no signs of forced entry into the vehicle and she wasn’t sure if the car was locked. No suspect has been identified.


May 20 — A male previously suspended from BYU campus was spotted looking at parked bikes by an officer. The officer observed the male take one of the bikes and ride onto campus. The male stopped in front of the Faculty Office Building and the officer approached the male and placed him under arrest. The male was issued a citation for a misdemeanor and turned over to the Provo Police Department. The suspect has a long history of offenses.

May 22 — Infrared cameras spotted a female student running on the Lavell Edwards Stadium football field at 6:00 p.m. When approached by an officer the she claimed she had permission to run on the field and didn’t think it would be a problem. She had entered the stadium through Gate 5, which was unlocked. Police gave her a warning and she left the area.

Sex Offense

May 22 — A female boarded a UTA bus and a male passenger invited her to sit next to hims. She said he made her tense and as the female walked off the bus at the East Campus Drive stop, the male touched her buttock over her clothing. Another male observed the action and approached the suspect, who began to run away but was caught by a third male who brought him back to the bus stop.  The suspect said the contact was an accidental. The female took a picture of him with her phone, and the suspect boarded another bus. This incident is currently under investigation.

Suspicious Persons

May 21 —  A call was placed to the BYU police at 11:30 p.m. about a suspicious person trying to break into a truck in the University Press Building parking lot. When the officer arrived both the suspicious person and truck were gone.

May 21 — A 20 year old male was observed working on a bike near the Wilkinson Student Center  by an officer. The officer thought the male might be trying to steal the bike and asked if the bike belonged to him. He said it was and he had simply forgot the combination. He has a criminal history but claimed his uncle can verify his ownership of the bike. BYU Police is currently trying to verify the owner of the bike.

Found Persons

May 19 — A blonde, 2 year old girl was found in the Henry B. Eyring Science Center near the pendulum at 11:33 a.m. Just before the officer arrived, the child was retrieved by her parents.


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