Police Beat Feb. 19–26




Feb. 19 — A $300 bike was locked around 8 a.m. at the Harvey Fletcher Building. When the owner returned around 10 a.m. the bike and lock were gone. The owner told the police that a man had asked him about the bike the previous day.

Feb. 19 — A $400 Canon camera was left in the Joseph Knight Building. It was not returned to the lost and found.

Feb. 20 — A student left her keys with a credit card attached in a Harold B. Lee Library study lounge. Security camera video showed a female sitting in one of the chairs where the belongings had been left, but police couldn’t determine if the female picked up the keys.

Feb. 17-22 — A $700 bike was removed from a cable lock and stolen from the J. Reuben Clark Law School bike rack.

Feb. 23 — A student was running late to class and left his $300 bike unlocked at the Karl G. Maeser Building. When he returned, less than and hour later, the bike was gone.

Property Damage

Feb. 24 — Two men had a confrontation in a parking lot. When one of the men returned he discovered damage to his car. He believed it was the man who had confronted him earlier. He took a picture of the other man’s license plate and police are investigating the incident.


Feb. 19 — A worker at the Marriott Center construction area got in a verbal argument with boss about a higher wage. The worker called the boss and liar and the boss “threatened to beat his face,” according to University Police. Police responded and told the boss his actions were inappropriate.

Feb. 20 — A student complained about other students playing tag on a Joseph Knight Building 4th floor. When police arrived the students were gone.

Feb. 24 — A man and woman were talking in an office when the man noticed a group of men making mooning gestures. He opened the office door and warned the men to not moon him. One chose to ignore the warning and mooned the man. The woman’s view was blocked by two other men. There were no charges.



Provo Police found five handguns, a rifle, and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in a Provo home after obtaining a search warrant. Three of the handguns were stolen. (Provo Police Facebook)
Provo Police found five handguns, a rifle, over 1,000 rounds of ammunition and 71 grams of meth in a Provo home after obtaining a search warrant.  (Provo Police Facebook)

Feb. 24 — A concerned resident’s tip of criminal activity, occurring at 1037 East 300 South led Provo Police to arrest a 24-year-old man for false identification, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a restricted person. According to Provo Police Facebook page, police investigated the tip and obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s house. They waited to search the house until they contacted the man outside of his home in a traffic stop to ensure the safety of those in the surrounding homes. After finding false identification on the man, police secured him and searched the home. They found 71 grams of methamphetamine ($37,000 street value, equivalent to 1,500 individual dosage units), one AK-47 style rifle, five handguns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Three of the five handguns were stolen.



Feb. 22 — A runaway male juvenile was contacted at McDonalds. He lied to the Orem Police about his name and was arrested. After the arrest, police found a few hits of LSD in his possession. The juvenile was taken to detention.

Feb. 22 — Police pulled over a car, but the driver got out of his car and started running. The police officer tried to follow the suspect on foot but fell behind. A man walking with his fiancee saw the chase and ran after the suspect. The man tackled the suspect and held him till the officer caught up. The suspect was arrested for possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to stop, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, no driver’s license, failing to signal and an equipment violation. Police said on their Facebook page that it was never recommended for a resident to “get involved in apprehending a bad guy this way.”


Feb. 22 — A suspicious man was reported in a red BMW near 800 W. Center in Orem. Police responded and found the man had passed out. The car had been stolen from Provo, and the man was arrested. They found heroin in his possession. The car was returned to its owner.


Feb. 24 — A man with a large cut on his head and a broken arm walked into the Maverick on Geneva road. Police discovered he jumped off a moving freight train.

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