Police Beat: June 3-17




June 3 — In April, a student’s oil painting was displayed in an art show. When the student came to pick up the painting from the Harris Fine Arts Center storage in May, it couldn’t be located.

June 5 — A scooter parked by Wymount Terrace had its two side mirrors removed. The estimated cost of the mirrors is $70. No other damage was reported and there are no suspects at this time.

June 14 — A woman reported that her day planner (valued at $15), credit card and ID card had been stolen from her purse while she was at work. The items went missing about a month before she reported it. Neither the credit card nor ID had been used.

June 14 — A boy at BYU for a sports camp returned to his Helaman Halls dorm room and found his door slightly ajar and $260 in cash missing. He said the door had been locked when he and his roommate had left. There are no current suspects or persons of interest.

Sex Offense

June 8 — A man was seen performing a lewd act in the public male locker room showers in the Smith Fieldhouse. Officers responded, cited the man for lewdness and banned him from campus for 72 hours.

June 13 — A man reported that his wife saw a man exposing himself in the laundry room at Wyview Park. She looked away and when she turned around the man was gone.


June 10 — A man, who was banned from campus years ago, returned to campus. He was stopped by police on the west side of the Richards building. The man admitted he was aware of the ban and the officers cited him.

Vehicle Burglary

June 7 — A male reported that someone had gone through his unlocked car during the night. Despite having more valuable items in the car, only a dollar in change was taken.

June 7 — An unlocked vehicle parked at Wymount appeared to have been been rifled through, though nothing was taken.


June 4 — Someone heard firework sounds after they saw a person stick a hand out of the sunroof of a car. Police do not believe a crime was committed.


Scooter Accident

June 17 — A male traveling south on North Canyon Road on a Sanyang Cabo 125 scooter drifted out of his lane and into a construction zone. He hit a pile of gravel that caused himself and the scooter to go airborne. He had serious injuries and as of the 18th he was in critical condition in the ICU.


June 7 — A male and female were booked into jail on charges of child endangerment resulting in the death of their one-year-old daughter and for possession of drug paraphernalia. An autopsy performed on the child showed she died of a heroin overdose. The death occurred on December 2, 2015, but the investigation results established probable cause that the parents were responsible.

June 9 — A 57 year-old was reported missing. Provo Police searched the home of the missing person and discovered his body in a freezer. The son of the man was arrested on suspicion on murder.



June 16 — There were three auto burglaries in Orem and in one of them a handgun was stolen.

Disorderly Conduct

June 8 — A woman, after ordering a sandwich at Einstein Bagels, modifying the order, getting upset about the price of the modified order, ordering a different sandwich, threw that sandwich on the ground and threatened to throw her smoothie on employees when they wouldn’t give her a second refund. She left and then caused a scene at a near by vacuum store. She was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.


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