Friday, February 13, 2009

Police Beat #28

A Special Valentine's Edition of the Police Beat!
(some of these are worthy repeats)

March 12: A male student posted fliers in female dorm halls asking for dates to satisfy a dating requirement for his marriage preparation class. The fliers not only violate BYU policy but were disturbing female residents. Police discovered that the student was not enrolled in that class and the professor he said he had has retired.

February 8. A suspicious red vehicle was reported in a parking lot near LaVell Edwards Stadium. Upon being questioned the couple sitting in the car claimed that they were just studying.

Nov. 6: Officers responded to a call concerning a disorderly person in the atrium of the HBLL. The subject at issue was wearing a red shirt, a scarf around his neck, a red mask around his eyes and holding several roses. He was holding a sign that read, "Ask me for ... A-Hug, A-Rose, A-Hand, A-Date, A-Nything else." When officers told him he wasn't allowed to solicit in this manner, he continued to argue and told them he wasn't going to stop. Officers then explained that he may be arrested for disorderly conduct but he said he had diplomatic immunity and could not be arrested. When officers told him that it is necessary to receive permission from the dean of student life to demonstrate on campus, he agreed to follow through with the dean and left the area.

March 24 between 7 and 8 p.m., a male suspect acted suspiciously toward a female student seated next to him at a fireside in the de Jong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center. He was described as a white male in a wheelchair, approximately 30 years old with dark brown hair, facial hair and pale skin.

March 15, a male student received four calls from a possibly female caller. She asked if he “would like to sleep with her,” then requested that he bring her flowers if he came. When he replied that he was going to call the police, the caller requested that he ask the police to bring flowers also.

On Jan. 23 at 8:55 p.m. a 35-year-old male non-student was arrested for forceful sexual abuse after he inappropriately touched a female police officer seated next to him at the International Cinema.

A 43-year-old visitor was assaulted at 8:10 p.m. on March 12 in the Marriott Center. The victim, who was attending the dance competitions, reported she was bending over to get a drink from the drinking fountain when something hit her on the back. When she stood up she noticed a sharp pain on her lower left side, and she reached back to find a metal object in her back. She tried to get the object out of her back, but had to receive assistance. The object turned out to be a long finishing nail stuck an inch and a half in her back. She was transported to the Utah Valley Medical Center for treatment. While she was being treated, she emphatically stated, “Don’t tell my husband about this!”

In late December police received a call from a man who claimed he was being stalked by a woman he worked with. Police said the woman believes she is supposed to marry him and won’t leave him alone. Officers advised the woman about the possible consequences of her actions. The case is pending to see if there is any further activity.

Scripture of the Day: Mosiah 1:2

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  1. So the first one I think we just have to give the guy credit for being creative in finding dates. Desperate, yes, but still creative. The others are a bit scary though. And to think I have a daughter at BYU and yesterday we just found out that next year I will have two daughters there! I may just have to come with them!

  2. Sometimes there's a fine line between creative and creepy, and it seems that line gets blurred a lot up at BYU. I tried to err on the side of caution myself, meaning completely boring, but safely out of range of police beat.

  3. Where are your comments? Some of these are just demanding sarcastic remarks.


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