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Police Beat • 05/06/2024

Fire-Alarm
An officer responded to Wymount Terrace to a Carbon Monoxide Alarm. It was discovered that the residents were running a window-mounted air conditioner, and the apartment was not properly vented. Provo Fire arrived and detected Carbon Monoxide level. Provo opened the windows and vented the apartment until the levels were gone. Housing stated they would come out the following day. The residents were educated on how to properly vent their residence.
 
Seizure
An officer responded to the Benson Building regarding a patient having a seizure. Provo Fire and BYU EMS responded and treated the patient. It was determined the patient did not need to be transported and was left in the care of BYU EMS until she felt better.

Alarm
Officers responded to an Alarm in the ASB at the Cashier Window. The alarm cleared as officers arrived. Officers verified it was an accidental push.

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Police Beat • 06/05/2024

Lost Property
BYU police were notified of a delayed lost property detail at the ESC. The complainant lost a BYU-issued key sometime over the past few months. He was unsure of when he lost the key, but believed he lost it in the ESC somewhere. A report was taken, and the complainant was provided with the case number.

Information
It was reported to BYU Police that a group of juveniles staying on campus created a group chat to converse. The juvenile who made the group chat accidentally added a wrong number to the chat. The person behind the wrong number sent messages to the juveniles that were foul in nature. The juveniles were advised to block the number.

Seizures
BYU Police, EMS, and Provo Fire responded to a report of a female having a seizure at the library. Upon arrival, the patient was treated and evaluated by both BYU EMS and Provo Fire. The patient was however taken to the BYU EMS office to be observed until she got a ride.

Juvenile Problem
A Juvenile texted BYU Enrollment Services and said she wanted to run away and was struggling at home. The case was turned over to the Unified Police Department as the child lived in their jurisdiction.

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Police Beat • 06/04/2024

Juvenile Problem
An officer contacted a complainant with the FSY regarding a juvenile problem in Heritage Halls. While they were out of their rooms, one or more suspects entered three apartments and wrote “death” and “poop” on the mirrors with soap and ate some of their food. There was no permanent damage. The culprits are currently unknown. The officer documented the incident.

DCFS Report
A Child Abuse Neglect Report (CANR) was received from DCFS regarding a possible sex offense incident that occurred on BYU Campus during an FSY event last week. The case will be investigated in coordination with DCFS staff.

Suspicious
An officer responded to the SHC for a plastic black tote that was left on a shed on the north side of the SHC. The officer accessed the area and found that the black plastic tote was empty and appeared to have been left by someone dumping something in a dumpster below. The tote appears to have been sitting on the rooftop for a while because of spiderwebs covering the tote. The officer disposed of the tote in the dumpster.

Medical
An officer was dispatched to the Wilkinson Student Center for a report of an FSY student feeling faint. BYU EMS arrived almost immediately and stated that they did not need an officer to respond to the area. BYU EMS released the patient to the FSY Health Coordinators.

Accident – Property Damage
An officer responded to a minor accident. While a driver was backing their vehicle, they hit an unoccupied vehicle parked in a stall. An officer took driver and vehicle information and provided the individuals involved with exchange information.

Theft
An officer responded to Wymount Terrace housing regarding a stolen bicycle. The bicycle was taken from the porch of the complainant's apartment. The suspect cut the cable used to lock the bicycle to the railing. The victim provided pictures and a serial number for the bicycle. The bicycle will be listed NCIC.

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Police Beat • 06/03/2024

Alarm-Flood
An officer responded to Heritage Halls Building 3 for a basement supervisory flood alarm. The officer was advised which room the alarm was coming from. The officer checked the rooms and didn't observe flooding. The officer also checked two custodial rooms and found no issues. After checking the basement, the officer cleared.

Fire-Hazmat
An officer responded to a battery fire on the dock of the Engineering building on the east side dock. Upon arrival, the complainant had already put out the flame that occurred while he was working on a vehicle battery for a class project. Provo Fire and EMS responded and checked the battery for additional heat but did not detect any heat coming from the battery. The battery was placed in water and Provo cleared the scene.

Theft
An officer was dispatched on a report of a bike theft from the UVX bus stop on the south side of 900 North. Officers were able to determine the date and time of the theft. Officers listed the bike stolen and requested footage from BYU Security.

Suspicious
Officers responded to the Music Building regarding two suspicious individuals. Officers checked the building and spoke with the building supervisor who had also checked the building and could not find the subjects. It was discovered the report was delayed. Officers checked the surrounding areas and did not locate the individuals.

Lost Property
An officer was dispatched to call about a lost BYU key. The officer called the complainant, who stated that they would need about one week to get the necessary information to file the report. The complainant stated they would call back when they were ready.

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Police Beat • 05/31/2024 to 06/02/2024

Trespassing
Officers were dispatched to the Riviera for a report of a suspicious individual going through a dumpster and yelling at people. Officers arrived in the area and were unable to locate the individual. Officers searched the surrounding areas but did not find anything suspicious.

Medical
BYU Police were dispatched to a medical incident at the Y Trailhead. An elderly individual had collapsed while hiking and required medical attention. Provo Fire/EMS responded along with two BYU Police officers. The patient was assisted off the mountain and was transported to the hospital by Provo Fire/EMS.

Suspicious
An officer was dispatched to the Smith Fieldhouse to check on a problem in the men's intramural locker room. The officer arrived and spoke with a building care employee at the Fieldhouse. The employee stated some of their student employees found shaving cream on some of the lockers and part of a suitcase in the locker room. No damage was incurred, the employees just asked to log the incident in case a similar incident occurred in the future.

Suspicious
An officer was dispatched to Wymount Terrace when a complainant stated that an adult in their late 20s was looking through bike racks, mumbling to themselves. When the first officer arrived in the area, they observed an adult similar to the one described and stopped to talk to them. However, the individual continued to leave and refused to stop. An officer followed up with the complainant and confirmed that no items were taken. The identity of the adult is currently unknown.

Information
A BYU police officer was dispatched to the WSC for a possible delayed sex offense. A minor stated that they had received an unsolicited pornographic image from an unknown sender via Snapchat. The incident was initially believed to have occurred that day on BYU campus. However, after speaking further with the complainant, officers learned that the incident occurred in 2022 and did not happen on BYU property. The parents of the minor were contacted and advised of the situation. The case was changed to an information report, no action will be taken.

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Police Beat • 05/30/2024

Suspicious

Officers were directed to call an FSY counselor regarding a suspicious circumstance. The counselor stated that they were located at Heritage Halls and a group of four young men ran off toward Helaman Halls. Officers talked to the counselors about calling the police if they have issues with non-participants.

Accident – Hit and Run

A complainant found damage to their vehicle and believed someone hit it while they were parked at BYU going to work. There is no current suspect information.

Accident – Personal Injury

BYU Police, BYU EMS, and Provo Fire responded to an accident in parking Lot 16 involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian received minor injuries to their left torso, arm, and leg. BYU and Provo medics treated and evaluated the patient who was conscious and coherent. The patient was able to walk without support and was not transported to the hospital. Police documented the scene and gathered information and statements. After the scene was clear a police officer transported the patient to the Richard's Building for their class.

Theft

An officer was dispatched to a theft at the Cougar Tech Store inside the Wilkinson Student Center. The complainant advised they were conducting an inventory of the items in the store when they realized their inventory numbers were off. Store officials identified two products that were deemed stolen. The items were Beats Studio Buds and an Apple AirTag. The boxes for these two products were found empty. It’s unknown when the items were taken. The AirTag has been missing for the past 2 to 3 weeks.

Property Damage

A police officer responded to a report of property damage in the Life Science Building tunnel entrance. The officer arrived and observed painted footprints all over the floor and walls of the tunnel. The officer documented the scene.

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Police Beat • 05/29/2024

Animal Problem

An officer responded to the Y-trailhead to a complaint of a rattlesnake on the trail. Upon arrival, the officer made phone contact with the complainant who stated that the snake moved and was no longer visible from the trail. The officer sent safety guidelines for snake encounters to the complainant. No further action was taken.

Suspicious 

Officers responded to the area of the Wilkinson Student Center on a report of a suspicious individual. The complainant is a supervisor for FSY and explained that several females reported a male taking videos of the FSY group. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the suspect in the area. The report was delayed 30-45 minutes. The officer advised the supervisor that calling sooner in the future would help the police locate suspicious individuals.

Welfare Check 

Officers responded to an individual who was experiencing homelessness and mental illness. The subject was escorted off campus and told not to return.

Welfare Check 

An officer was dispatched to Brigham Square for an SOS being activated through Life360. The officer contacted the phone number given by Life360. An individual answered the phone and stated that they had accidentally pressed the button and were walking back to their FSY dorm. They stated that they were fine and did not need police assistance. The officer did not observe anything suspicious in Brigham Square.

Accident – Property Damage 

An officer responded to a minor accident in Lot 27. Both parties could not see much damage, if any, but wanted the case documented. The officer could not see any damage besides a possible small dent in the bumper. The officer provided the case number to both parties. 

Trespassing 

Officers were dispatched to the Broadcast Building for a report of an individual possibly trespassing in the building. Officers arrived as the suspect was leaving the building. They stated that they had shown up for a production, but that the producers had asked them to leave. Officers made contact with the producers, who stated they wanted the individual to leave because they were making several people feel uncomfortable. The suspect did not give the producers any problems when they asked them to leave. There was nothing criminal in nature about this incident.

Suspicious 

An officer was dispatched to Wymount Terrace for a possible domestic violence incident. The complainant stated that they thought they heard a verbal argument and a slap through their open bedroom window. The complainant stated that it could have come from two different buildings, each with several apartments. Officers arrived in the area and were not able to hear anything suspicious. Officers attempted contact with several different occupants of the apartments but were unable to speak with anyone who had further information. Officers left the area because nothing was found.

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