Police Beat May 6 -13



Criminal Mischief

May 7 – Around 2:30 p.m. an officer responded to a report of graffiti in a men’s restroom stall in the Joseph Fielding Smith Building. The phrase, “If you know the truth then you have nothing to fear,” was written in paint pen. Custodial responded and cleaned it up.

May 7 – Around 9 p.m. a similar incident was reported in a handicap stall of one of the restrooms in the Wilkinson Center. The word “BORED” was written in paint pen. Custodial responded to clean it up.

May 7 – Around 10 p.m. a female reported a person throwing eggs at another vehicle in the Administration Building parking lot. Police responded and found no injury or damage.

May 7 – At 10:30 p.m. other graffiti incidents were reported in the Harris Fine Arts Center bathroom stalls encouraging bathroom users to “follow the white rabbit” and asking theoretical questions about the facsimiles in Abraham. BYU Custodial was contacted to remove the graffiti. An earlier account around 8 a.m. was reported in the law school restrooms.

May 12 – Around 10 a.m. graffiti was reported on a table in the JFSB directing students to a website that questions Mormon doctrine. Custodial responded and cleaned up the graffiti.

Suspicious activity

May 11 – At around 11 a.m. an undressed individual in the Smith Field House locker room was reported inappropriately touching his own body. The case is not currently being investigated as it was not deemed criminal activity.


May 10 – Around 5 p.m. BYU police were notified of an individual who received correspondence from the IRS that this individual’s social security number was used to file someone’s taxes in Connecticut.

May 11 – Around 8 a.m. a male student and Wyview resident reported another individual in Riverton had opened a savings account in the student’s name. The offender had used fraudulent checks in that account. The offender has not been identified. Riverton Unified Police are looking into the case.

May 12 – Around 10 a.m. it was reported a student’s credit card was stolen and used for two unauthorized transactions amounting to $289. Both transactions were off-campus.


May 9 – A bicycle was reported stolen from the bike racks west of LaVell Edwards Stadium around noon. The bike was secured with a u-lock and is worth $200.

May 12 – Around 3 p.m. a Hilti Hammer was reported stolen from the construction site of the MTC. The hammer is valued at $1500.

May 13 – A female student’s bicycle was reported stolen outside of the lot at the Earth Science Museum around 8:30 a.m. The bike was locked with a cable and had been left for about three weeks. The bike is valued at $500.


May 7 – Around 8 p.m. an officer responded to a call from an employee that a homeless man was trespassing the J. Reuben Clark Law School after hours. The officer found a homeless man in the memorial lounge and informed him it was after hours. The officer requested he leave, but the man refused and became defensive. After getting his name and information the officer found out he had a misdemeanor warrant. The officer advised the man of this, who finally obliged to leave the building.




May 6 – Around 10 p.m. a simple assault was reported at the 300 Block Freedom Blvd.


May 10 – A person was found in possession of drug paraphernalia around 6 p.m.

May 9 – A person was found in possession of meth around 1 a.m. near 1000 Block N 500 West St.

May 6 – A person was reported driving under the influence around 1 p.m. near 900 Block W 600 South Street.

May 6 – Around 3 a.m. a person was found possessing drug paraphernalia at 1 Block S 300 West Street.


May 9 – Around midnight a person was reported for lewd conduct at 1000 Block Terrace Dr.

Sexual abuse

May 10 – A rape was reported around 9 a.m. at 1 Block S 300 West Street.

May 8 – A child was reported to be sexually abused around 7 p.m. near 1300 Block University Ave. An adult male allegedly grabbed the buttocks of a 5-year-old child. The act was done over the clothing. The male was arrested and booked into Utah County jail for sexual abuse of a child.


May 9 – At 1100 Block E and 230 South Street around 9 p.m. a burglary was reported.

May 7 – Around 10 a.m. unlawful breaking and entering occurred at 200 Block N 500 East Street.

Disorderly conduct

May 7 – Disorderly conduct was reported around 5 p.m. at 300 Block Freedom Blvd and the intersection of Center Street and N University Avenue.




May 13 – On April 27 a man was reported exposing himself to some young boys and girls at Walmart. On May 13, officers were able to identify the man through tips from locals and are working towards putting him in jail.


May 9 – Police helped a local gas station fire one of its employees after discovering he was stealing beer and drinking it on the job. He is now banned from all store locations.

May 9 – Police responded to a call from a man who had his 2013 blue Hyundai Sonata stolen by three Hispanic men, one of which had a handgun. One of the men drove off in the Sonata and the other two drove away in a dark colored car. Both cars were headed onto State Street from 1363 N State.


May 9 – An LDS church was broken into around 1200 North 800 W.

Drugs and Alcohol

May 9 – People reported two men fighting another man in the Winco parking lot. Police responded to the calls and discovered the two men were trying to restrain the other drunk man from driving his car. Police took the drunk man to the hospital.

May 9 – A 17-year-old boy was found hot boxing his car at Neilson’s Grove Park. He was referred for charges and then later released to his parents

Traffic Accidents

May 12 – A school bus driver pulled into a McDonalds at 100 W Center in Orem and forgot to put the brakes on. The bus rolled forward and crashed into a power pole, breaking it in half. There were no children on the bus and no one was injured in the crash.

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