Police Beat: July 1-5

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Property damage

Officers were dispatched to the intramural field on a report of a vehicle driving on the field. The case is still under investigation. 

Citizen Contact

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious individual at the street dance party on Canyon Road after Stadium of Fire. The officers met with the individual who agreed to leave the area.

Theft

An electric motorcycle was stolen from the bike parking area near Gate 11 at the LaVell Edwards Stadium. During the Stadium of Fire event, the electric bike was taken between 10-11 p.m. The case has been referred to investigations for follow-up.

An officer was dispatched to call a complainant regarding a delayed stolen bicycle. The complainant stated that their bicycle was stolen within a week’s time frame. The suspect cut the lock to the bicycle and left the lock on the bicycle rack. The complainant forwarded the officer a picture of their bicycle and is still attempting to locate the serial number. There is no suspect information at this time.

Police officers responded to the Smith Fieldhouse after a caller reported that they saw an individual stealing their property from the custodial office. Officers spoke with the reporting party and searched the area but could not locate the suspect. The suspect was later located and arrested.

Medical

On July 4, there was a medical incident due to malfunctioning fireworks at the Stadium of Fire which was hosted at the LaVell Edwards Stadium. First responders tended to multiple patrons.

A BYU police officer was dispatched to a third-party medical call near Lot 30. When the officer arrived BYU Security, Provo Fire and Provo Police were on the scene. The patient was treated and evaluated by Provo EMS before being released at the scene.

An officer and Provo EMS responded to the Wilkinson Student Center on a report of a medical call. Provo EMS treated and released the patient at the scene and all units cleared.

An officer along with Provo paramedics responded to Cougar Field on a report of a medical call. The patient was treated and released on the scene.

An officer and Provo paramedics responded to Heritage Halls on a report of a medical call. The paramedics transported the patient to Utah Valley Hospital for treatment.

An officer and BYU EMS responded to a medical call. BYU EMS treated and released the patient on the scene. 

An officer responded to a medical report at the WSC for a medical call. The patient was transported to the Student Health Center for further care.

Trespassing

Officers at Stadium of Fire were notified of an individual trespassing at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Officers located the individual and detained them. Officers learned that the individual was a juvenile and contacted their parent. The parent did not want officers to speak about the incident with their child. Officers released the minor and told them that they would be referred on charges to the 4th District Juvenile Court.

Officers were notified by BYU event security of an individual who had illegally gained entrance to LaVell Edwards Stadium during Stadium of Fire. The complainant stated that the individual had been previously banned from campus. Officers arrived and located the individual, who stated that they had gotten past the gates because they said they worked for a police department. Officers confirmed that the individual had been banned permanently from BYU and escorted them off the property. The officer issued the individual a citation for trespassing. The individual did not have a ticket for the event. This case will be referred to the Provo City Attorney’s Office for review and referral of charges.

Missionary Training Center security reported that two individuals were trespassing on MTC property near the T4 Building and requested backup since they were going to make contact with them. Before the police arrived, security advised that they had made contact with the two individuals and that they left without incident. Security advised that they no longer needed assistance.

An officer was dispatched to Haws Field for trespassers. When the officer arrived, they made contact with several individuals playing soccer. The individuals were advised they were not allowed on the field and were asked to leave. They were informed that if they do not have permission and trespass in the future, they will be prosecuted. No further action was taken.

Sex offense

An officer responded to the Joseph Smith Building to take an initial report of a possible sex offense that occurred near Heritage Halls and the Museum of Art. This case has been referred to the Investigations Division.

An officer took a delayed sex offense complaint from a third party by phone. The case has been referred to the Investigations Division for follow-up.

An officer was dispatched to the Marriott Center on a report of a sex offense. It was learned that FSY participants possibly took pictures of the victim who was also attending FSY while using the restroom. In speaking with those involved and the victim’s parents, it was determined that the FSY counselors would handle the situation and law enforcement action was no longer needed at that time.

Suspicious

An officer was dispatched to the Cannon Center on a report of an individual who walked into the kitchen and took a knife. It was determined that the individual was an employee and that no crime had occurred.

Officers were dispatched to Lot 59 on the report of a suspicious individual who was possibly looking into vehicles. An officer located the described subject and learned that they were placing business cards on the vehicles. The subject was identified, and an officer asked them to stop placing cards on vehicles. The subject agreed to comply, and the officer cleared without further incident.

An officer was dispatched to the Wilkinson Student Center on a report of someone acting suspiciously around an ATM. The officer arrived and checked the area but was unable to locate the individual described.

Citizen assist

An officer met with a complainant in Lot 57, who reported that their car was stolen from the parking lot that day. The officer located the complainant’s car in Lot 56 and reunited the complainant with their car.

Fireworks

An officer responded to a delayed fireworks report near the Carillon Tower. The complainant reported seeing three people light fireworks off near the tower and then leave the area. The officer checked the area and did not observe any problems.

An officer responded to Lot 46 at West Campus for a report of fireworks being set off. When the officer checked the area, several people were camping and waiting for the Fourth of July parade, but the officer did not see any fireworks being set off. After checking the area, the officer cleared.

BYU Security reported observing fireworks going off in lot 45. An officer witnessed fireworks while responding, but when the officer arrived, the individual(s) had stopped setting off fireworks. Several vehicles were leaving the parking lot and people were standing around due to multiple events that had taken place in the area. The officer remained visible in the parking lot for a few minutes and observed no further issues or fireworks.

Welfare check

An officer responded to Lot 7 to check on a student employee who works on campus. The student’s parents were worried that their child’s car battery had died because they were not home yet. The officer located the student employee in Lot 7 near the Benson Building. Their car battery was dead, and the officer could not get the car started with a jump pack. The student was given a ride to a nearby city to meet with one of their parents.

Officers responded to LaVell Edwards Stadium to assist a BYU security officer providing security for the Stadium of Fire equipment. Security stated they thought they heard someone inside the stadium near Portal Y. When officers arrived, they observed several BYU students skateboarding on the sidewalk outside the stadium in Lot 48. Officers met with the BYU security officer and did an extra patrol inside the stadium. Nothing suspicious was found inside the stadium, and when the security officer was informed about the skateboarders outside the stadium, they believed that was what they were hearing. No further action was taken.

An officer responded to the Broadcasting Building on a welfare check for a security guard that they could not contact. The security guard was locked out of the building and was found sitting in their vehicle. The security guard was let inside the building.

Juvenile problem

An officer was dispatched to phone contact with an FSY counselor concerning suspicious activity by an FSY participant. The officer answered questions concerning possible action on an incident. Nothing criminal was determined to have occurred.

Traffic accident

An officer responded to Lot 25 on a report of a minor traffic accident with no injuries. The parties involved exchanged information and the officer cleared. 

An officer was dispatched for a possible accident in Lot 22 that a bystander witnessed. The officer contacted the driver/owner of both vehicles and both parties advised that they could not see any damage. Neither party wanted a report taken.

An officer was dispatched to call a complainant about a delayed hit-and-run accident. The officer called and texted the complainant several times but did not get a response. No further action will be taken until the officer can speak with the complainant.

Information

An officer was dispatched to phone contact regarding a delayed theft. When the officer contacted the complainant, they reported that they found their belongings and no theft had occurred.

An officer responded to the BYU Store for a possible delayed theft. The officer met with security personnel and reviewed the evidence with them.

Follow-up

An officer was notified of a suspect whom BYU previously arrested for domestic violence. The suspect was being released from jail and the victim needed to be informed of the jail release agreement. The officer contacted the victim and made the notification. The victim was also advised to call Provo Police if there was a violation since the victim lives within their jurisdiction.

Domestic violence

An officer was dispatched to call a complainant about a delayed domestic violence incident from the previous day. The complainant stated that their spouse had hit and kicked them while they were playing on a BYU field. The officer contacted the spouse, who stated that they had hit and kicked their spouse. The officer arrested them for domestic violence assault and booked them into the Utah County Jail without incident. This case will be referred to the Provo City Attorney’s Office for review of charges.

Animal problem

Officers responded to the Museum of Paleontology for several ducklings that had fallen into a storm drain. Officers safely retrieved the ducklings and reunited them with their mother.

Drugs

An officer was approached by a couple who found a bag of pills near the Marriott Center and asked for assistance with how to handle them. The officer took possession of the pills which tested positive for Oxycodone. The pills were booked into evidence.

Burglary

Officers responded to Miller Park for a report of an individual who was found in the ceiling of the locker room. The suspect caused damage to the ceiling tile while in the ceiling. After the complainant confronted them and assisted them down from the ceiling they ran from the complex. During the investigation, it was discovered the suspect took a baseball jersey from a mannequin in the foyer and was wearing it when they fled. The suspect was located a short distance away by a Provo officer who responded to the area on a welfare check. The suspect was booked into the Utah County Jail for burglary and theft.

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