Police Beat April 29 – May 6

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Fraud

April 29 – A female student living in Wymount reported a scam after she tried to sell a cellphone on KSL.com. The phone was listed for $300 and a man offered to buy it for $400 if she paid shipping to Rhode Island. He provided her with fake PayPal account information and requested she send an additional $100 to Nigeria, for which he would then reimburse her $500. The phone was shipped and no money was received.

Theft

April 30 – A $200 bike was reported missing from Heritage Halls. There are no known suspects.

May 2 – A $200 bike was reported stolen from the Industrial Education Lab between April 28-29. The bike was locked, though not to a fixed object. No suspects have been identified.

May 3 – A locked bike was reported missing from Lot 45 by the dinosaur museum. The student had parked it in the lot on March 17 and noticed it missing on March 20. The bike had been secured with a cable lock. It was valued at $60.

May 4 – A backpack was reported stolen from a vehicle in Lot 39 at 3 p.m. The backpack contained a laptop, wallet with ID, credit cards, other miscellaneous cards and schoolwork. The laptop is valued at $1,800. There are currently no suspects. The car had no sign of forced entry, even though the owner thought he locked his doors.

Stalking

May 3 – A female reported continued communication and harassment from her ex-boyfriend. Police sent him a no-contact letter.

May 4 – A female reported being stalked by her ex-boyfriend. The case is active and she is pursuing a protective order.

May 6 – A female complained a male has been continuing to make contact with her. He kept showing up at her off-campus apartment and wouldn’t leave when asked. He continued to send text messages despite requests to stop by both her and her roommates. He was still able to make contact even after blocking his phone number. She is currently seeking a no-contact letter from the police.

Drugs

May 4 – At 8:05 a.m. an officer went to check out the reported smell of drugs in the LSB parking lot. However, the smell seemed to have blown away; the scent was unable to be traced and no drugs were found.

Trespassing

May 1 – At 1:44 a.m. a person was reported to have tripped an alarm at LaVell Edwards Stadium and then ran from the area. Police responded and found everything was in order and the person was gone.

May 2 – At 8:28 p.m. a female student was reported in the football stadium running the west bleachers. She was issued a warning for trespassing.

Threat

May 6 – Around noon a male subject was reported calling into Studio 1030, the Paul Mitchell hair salon in the Wilkinson Center. After inquiring about a facial he began using obscene and profane language on the phone. The caller has been contacted and stated he meant no harm.


Provo


Theft

April 30 – Shoplifting was reported on two occasions, both 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. at Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1075 S. University Ave. The cases are believed to be related, involving the same suspect.

May 5 – Vehicle was reported stolen at the 1900 block University Parkway around 3:05 p.m.

Drugs

May 1 – A person was found in possession of marijuana at 2 a.m. at the 1000 block Terrace Drive location.

May 2 – A person was found in possession of meth at 100 block Center Street around 11 a.m.

Burglary

May 1 – At 11 a.m. unlawful breaking and entering was reported at the 900 block West 600 South location.

May 1 – Around 9 p.m. a burglary was reported at 100 block Boulders 29

May 5 – Unlawful breaking and entering was reported at 9 a.m. around the 1000 block Columbia Lane location

Assault

April 30 – Assault was reported at 7 p.m. at 100 block Boulders 27

May 5 – Sexual assault of a child was reported at the 4500 block University Avenue at 10:05 a.m.

May 6 – Around 5:05 p.m. a simple assault was reported near 1 block Boulders 20

 


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Theft

May 1 – Police responded to potential shoplifting at Kohl’s. A female came out of the dressing room with stolen clothes underneath her clothes. Officers took her into custody and found she had two warrants out for her arrest.

May 1 – Man was arrested after shoplifting at Winco.

May 5 – Two men were suspected of using a stolen credit card at Target. The items purchased included Wine and cheap cigars.

Driving under the influence

May 1 – A man was arrested after he crashed his car while driving under the influence.

May 1 – A man was swerving in and out of his lane so an officer pulled him over. He was three times over the legal alcohol limit and had his 7-year-old daughter in the backseat. He was taken to jail because this wasn’t his first DUI.

Warrant

May 1 – A woman failed to return her rental car and claimed she had let a friend borrow it. In order to claim the vehicle as stolen, she needed to sign a form at the police station. Police were hoping she’d come in after realizing she had a $10,000 warrant out for her arrest. She came in, signed the form and was taken into custody.

May 1 – Three other warrant arrests occurred.

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