Police Beat

Jessica Smith

Bystander follows robbery suspect while on the phone with police

A man who saw someone snatch a bag from a woman walking through a parking lot followed the suspect while on the phone with police until officers caught up and made an arrest.

BYU appoints new police chief

FBI National Academy graduate Chris Autry was appointed as BYU's new police chief on Jan. 1, the university announced Thursday.
Abigail Keenan

Utah Cold Case Coalition declares August Cold Case Month

Two decades ago, Stephanie Farrell’s mother dropped her off at a friend’s house while she ran some errands. Farrell, who was 5 years old...

Police Beat: June 25–July 2

BYU Threatening June 26 - An individual reported receiving threatening phone calls from an individual living out of the area. Theft June 27 - An officer responded to...

Police Beat: Nov. 7 – 14

BYU Vandalism Nov. 8 - Four cars at Wyview had their windows shattered by an unknown suspect. No property was stolen from any of the cars. The...

Police Beat Oct. 18 – 24

The top crime stories within the Provo/Orem area over the last week.