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Police Beat • 11/23/2023 to 11/26/2023

Traffic Stop
An officer observed a vehicle make a turn without signaling. The officer stopped the vehicle and found that the driver had two warrants, a suspended driver's license, and the vehicle was uninsured. The officer placed the driver under arrest for the warrants and traffic charges and impounded the vehicle for no insurance. The male was transported to the Utah County Jail and booked in on charges.

Juvenile Problem
An officer observed a group of individuals at the Y Trailhead through video surveillance. The group of individuals appeared to be juveniles smoking a vaping device. The officer responded to the trailhead and found the juveniles to be between 13-15 years old. The officer confiscated the vaping devices and notified the parents of the juveniles. The parents responded to the trailhead and took custody of the juveniles.

An officer was dispatched to Merrill Hall for a report of a transient male locked in a bathroom. Officers arrived and persuaded the male to open the bathroom door. The male stated that he was just leaving and had been visiting a friend, but he refused to give any information on who he was visiting. Dispatch verified that the male had been in the building for about 2 hours. Officers cited the male for trespassing and escorted him off of campus. The officer will be submitting a ban request for the male.

Vehicle Burglary
An officer was dispatched to building 2 at Wyview Park for a report of a delayed vehicle burglary. The officer arrived and spoke with the responsible party, who stated that an unknown suspect broke the rear passenger window of his vehicle and stole a red bag full of first aid supplies and clothes. The vehicle burglary could have taken place within a three-day window.

BYU Police were notified of a theft that occurred at the micro market at West Campus. The reporting party observed a person steal multiple items from the market, over the past week. The complainant requested that officers view the camera footage and requested that the suspect be charged if located. The suspect is currently unknown at this time. However, Officer are following up on leads and arrest is expected soon.

Traffic Accident
The complainant reported her 2015 Volkswagen Jetta was damaged while parked in lot 39 today. Her vehicle was parked at approximately 1:50PM and she discovered a dent in the passenger side door at 2:45PM when she returned to her vehicle. There are no suspects at this time and no security cameras that captured the incident.

Welfare Check
Officers were dispatched to the WSC on a report of a suspicious female who may be experiencing homelessness and was using the power outlet in the food court to power her personal rice cooker. The officer contacted the woman and determined she was not causing any problems, or breaking any laws and did not need any assistance. Out of concern for the woman's well-being, the Officer followed up with her sister to ensure that she had a safe place to reside. No other action was taken.

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