Police Beat: April 7-13

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BYU

Theft

April 9 – BYU Police responded to a report that two building placards were removed from the Herald R. Clark Building. The placards are worth $200.

April 10 – An individual reported a BYU custodial key missing from the Physical Plant Greenhouse.

Fraud

April 9 – A male student reported a computer screen freezing with a pop-up message offering assistance. The student entered his credit card information before realizing it was a scam. BYU Police warn against following prompts from pop-up messages and ask that students seek help from on-campus resources before giving out credit card information.  

Criminal Mischief

April 11 – A female employee reported property damage to a computer monitor at the J. Reuben Clark Building. The damage was reported to be worth $273.

Disorderly Conduct

April 11 – BYU Police responded to a call by a male employee that a male student refused to leave the Testing Center after being turned away for having a beard without a beard card.

Orem/Provo Area

Theft

April 9 – Police searched the area of 500 West 1500 North in Orem because of a report of a suspicious female but instead found and arrested the male suspect in an auto theft.

Drugs

April 9 – Police stopped to talk to a man and woman lurking around an Orem trailer park at 4 a.m. They both had warrants out for their arrest and the woman gave up the methamphetamine she had stored in her bra. They were both given warnings for the warrants and the woman was cited for drug possession.

April 12 – Police responded to a report of a man slumped over the steering wheel in a car. Police found heroin paraphernalia on the man’s lap. Police arrested him for warrants out for his arrest, along with drug possession and giving police false information.

April 13 – Police responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress. Police found three men leaving the yard of a home after smoking marijuana in the treehouse. Police cited all three and confiscated their marijuana.

Drugs and Theft

April 9 – A woman allegedly went into an apartment and told the male tenant that his apartment belonged to her and he needed to leave. The man left the apartment and called police. The woman was arrested and charged with burglary, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

April 9 – Police responded to a report of two men trying car doors near 1500 North Main Street in Orem. They found the two men and discovered they both had warrants out for their arrests. The two also had methamphetamine and marijuana.

April 13 – Orem police responded to a report of a woman hiding in the men’s bathroom of the Family Dollar and taking merchandise out of its packaging. Police caught her leaving the men’s bathroom. She told police she would give them thousands of dollars in jewelry if they would let her go. Police took her to jail, completed a thorough search and found heroin and methamphetamine. She was charged with felony theft, bribery and possession of heroin and methamphetamine.

DUI

April 9 – Police responded to a report that a woman who left a local Orem hospital was impaired. Police found and arrested the woman for DUI.

April 9 – Police stopped a male driver for swerving in and out of his lane. The man told police he had just come from the bar and knew he was drunk. The man was arrested for DUI.

April 12 – A woman was arrested for DUI after she side swiped another car. She is also being charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Assault

April 9 – A man allegedly got so upset while drinking and playing video games that two of his male friends went to check on him. The man allegedly threatened his friends with a knife and stabbed one friend twice in the hand. The other friend allegedly attempted to intervene and the male suspect pulled out a chunk of his hair. The two friends were holding down the male suspect when police arrived. Police arrested the suspect for two counts of aggravated assault.

Burglary

April 9 – A garage was burglarized near 300 East 1700 North in Orem.

Vandalism

April 12 – A woman keyed a new Jaguar car in the Orem Smith’s parking lot while the owner was inside the store. Police are reviewing surveillance footage.

Safety Concerns

April 13 – A power pole at 1600 North State Street caught fire and southbound traffic was shut down while Rocky Mountain Power fixed the problem.

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