Police Beat: Feb. 24- March 2










Feb. 26 – A BYU student employee reported a suspicious backpack left in the Abraham O. Smoot Administration Building after hours, but the owner returned for the backpack before officers arrived.

Feb. 27 – Officers responded to a report of three unauthorized males sleeping in a dorm area of Helaman Halls.

Feb. 27 – A student employee reported a group of individuals trespassing at the Indoor Practice Field, causing a building scheduling conflict.


Feb. 28 –  A female juvenile unaffiliated with BYU reported being inappropriately touched by a male juvenile unaffiliated with BYU in the parking lot north of the Tanner Building.


Feb. 25 – A female student reported being followed by another female with whom she had parted ways on bad terms.

Orem/Provo Area


Feb. 26 – The local Instacare cleaning crew notified police of a man locked inside the bathroom. The man was reportedly in the bathroom during business hours and passed out while using heroin. The man woke to find himself auto-locked inside after business hours.

Feb. 28 – An Orem police officer found a man smoking marijuana in his car while the car was parked at a closed business.

Feb. 28 – Three men were cited after a police officer found them smoking marijuana inside a vehicle that was parked at an apartment complex.

Feb. 28 – Police cited two people after pulling their car over for a traffic violation and discovering marijuana under a seat and meth in the passenger’s possession.


Feb. 26 –  Police apprehended a drunken male food delivery driver reported to have relieved his bowels in the middle of the road near 800 North and the mouth of Provo Canyon. Police discovered bottle of vodka in the vehicle.


Feb. 26 – Video surveillance is under review after a woman lost her wallet at the Orem Walmart. The suspect is said to have used the woman’s credit cards.

Feb. 28 – A woman was cited after getting caught shoplifting from Target.

Hit and run

Feb. 28 – A male suspect in an accident at 400 East 2000 South in Orem is said to have fled the scene on foot. The man was later identified by the Orem Police Department’s Facebook friends.

Shooting Scare

March 2 – Police responded to a threat a 19-year-old male texted to his mother, who lives out of state, near UVU and Wolverine Crossing. Police say the 19-year-old did not have access to any weapons and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

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