Police Beat: Feb. 5-Feb. 11

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Extortion

Feb. 5 – An individual reported being extorted by another individual threatening to post photos on the internet.

Drugs

Feb. 7 – An officer responded to a report of the smell of marijuana in the Creamery on Ninth parking lot and detected the distinct odor of a wood-burning fireplace coming from the house across the street.

Orem/Provo Area

Theft

Feb. 6 – A man was reported to have hit a car with his van after stealing a cartful of merchandise from Savers.

Feb. 6 – A package was stolen off a porch near 600 North 100 West in Orem.

Feb. 6 – A woman reported that a relative stole her Xbox, possibly to pawn it for drug money.

Feb. 6 – A woman was cited after being caught shoplifting at the Orem Walmart.

Feb. 10 – A woman reported her checkbook was stolen by relatives who are now forging her checks. Detectives are following up on the case.

Feb. 10 – An Orem woman reported someone broke into her home and stole cash.

Feb. 10 – A woman reported thousands of dollars of theft on her card at Best Buy after losing her wallet at Ross.

Drugs

Feb. 10 – Police searched a suspect’s house while following up on a drug case and found drugs, paraphernalia and the suspect hiding under his bed covers.

Trespassing

Feb. 10 – Police arrested a man for breaking into the front lobby of the police station while under the influence of vodka. Police said they found him sitting cross-legged, meditating on the floor.

DUI

Feb. 10 – A woman was arrested for DUI after being involved in a traffic accident.

Public Disturbance/Loitering

Feb. 10 – Police responded to calls about a homeless man yelling at cars as they exited the freeway and throwing his sign at a passing car. The man was taken in after police found a few arrest warrants for him.

Illegal Activity

Feb. 10 – A man reported an escort that he didn’t order came to his front door. Police were unable to identify the suspect.  

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