Author: Lex Bourgeous

Police Beat

March 29, 2011: 7:16 a.m. – An adult female reported that her friend was being harassed by a parking attendant. 10:41 a.m. – Officers responded to a report of a female who had fallen in the stairwell of the LA building. 12:32 p.m. – An officer was called to the administration building on an individual who was possibly causing problems. No incident occurred, no action taken. 3:46 p.m. – An officer met with a female complainant who is reporting that her 2005 Lexus SUV had been stolen. A report was taken. March 30, 2011: 12:20 p.m. – A male student came to the police office to report his iPad stolen. The iPad was turned in to the police office while the student was making the report. The iPad was returned to him. 4:54 p.m. – An officer received a call of a person being disorderly in parking services. The individual was cited for failure to identify himself to a police officer. April 1, 2011: 2:06 p.m. – An officer responded to a medical call in the library. An adult white female was found unconscious. The female regained consciousness and emergency medical personnel transported her to the hospital. 11:45 p.m. – An officer stopped a vehicle for several traffic violations and discovered that both occupants of the vehicle had warrants for their arrest. The officer arrested them both and transported...

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Catch him if you can

Students at UVU will have a rare opportunity to hear one man’s unusual and engaging personal journey through life. The journey will take students from his family beginnings, a life on the run and his eventual return to being a productive member of society. Frank Abagnale Jr. will be speaking to students at UVU on Tuesday, March 29 at 12:00 p.m. in the Grande Ballroom. Abagnale is best known for the Hollywood film “Catch Me If You Can,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film portrays his imaginative criminal capabilities and the fascinating life they led to. Abaganale’s improbable story begins at the age of 16, where he began traveling the world, forging $2.5 million worth of checks in 26 countries and creating at least eight different identities. Abagnale’s tale eventually ends in prison but not before escaping federal custody twice and all before his 22nd birthday. Abagnale now runs Abagnale & Associates, a fraud-consulting firm based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since becoming a legitimate consultant and businessman, Abagnale has consulted for the FBI on fraud investigations and taught at the FBI Academy. He currently resides in Charleston, South...

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Police Beat March 28, 2011

Mar. 8, 2011: 3:47 p.m. – Stolen vehicle was found parked in a parking lot on campus. 6:25 p.m. – Officer was dispatched to a theft in the food court of the student center. Officer made contact with a witness and arrested the suspect. Mar. 11, 2011: 8:59 a.m. – Officer responded to the McKay Education building on a reported suspicious. Officer found a suspicious circumstance had occurred. Officer forwarded information to the detective and notified the sergeant. 11:26 a.m. – Officer responded to the softball field on a report of a backhoe that had been stolen. The backhoe was recovered in north Orem and returned to the owner. Mar. 14, 2011: 8:53 a.m. – Officer observed a UTA bus near lot D that appeared to have smoke coming from the brakes on the right rear. Officer stopped bus near the roundabout and evacuated the bus. UTA sent a mechanic with a replacement bus. UTA took custody of the bus. Mar. 15, 2011: 10:26 a.m. – Officer took a report of an electric pencil sharpener that has been missing out of the workroom in the extended education building. Mar. 18, 2011: 8:20 p.m. – Officer responded to west courts of the event center where a disorderly male was confronting kids riding the Flash big wheels. The male was located and was asked to leave the building. Mar. 19, 2011:...

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Police Beat: March 14, 2011

Feb. 22: 5:21 a.m. – Unknown suspect(s) left messages on sidewalks in chalk. Closed. 10:20 a.m. – Officer responded to a report of marijuana left on a table on the fourth floor of the library. The substance was identified as a common weed and not marijuana. No action was taken. 10:22 p.m. – Officer responded to a possible suicide note left on a desk in the computer science building. Officer responded and took the note into custody. Feb. 23: 12:52 p.m. – Officer received a report of a male in the hall of flags that had a white dog with him. Feb. 24: 8:15 a.m. – Officer received information of a custodial employee that may have been under the influence while at work. He was confrontational when asked about his whereabouts. 11:57 a.m. – A student called reporting she had been asked not to come to class by her professors because of threats she had received from a non student. The student was referred to Judicial Affairs. Feb. 28: 4:10 p.m. – Officer was contacted by a female reporting that a male student was on the verge of stalking her. That the male goes out of his way to off campus to contact her. March 3: A female student called and reported being harassed electronically. She said that she is getting vulgar messages on her phone. She claims they...

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Police Beat

In the interest of accuracy, all police beat entries were copied verbatim from police logs. Feb. 15, 2011: 10:06 a.m. – I responded to a delayed a theft from the café in the library. It was reported that a male was taking coffee without paying for it. The male suspect was located and cited for retail theft, and trespassed from campus. Feb. 16, 2011: 1:39 p.m. – While on patrol a traffic stop was made for a red light volation. During the stop the driver gave a false name of a real person. Upon further investigation it was found that the driver had several warrants for her arrest. She was arrested and transported to Utah County Jail where she was booked in. Feb. 18, 2011: 3:29 p.m. – I took a report of a female that was making threats of killing herself. The female was located and transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. 11:51 p.m. – During a traffic stop it was found that the driver had a warrant for his arrest. A backing officer was called for and when he arrived I arrested the driver for the warrant. He was transported to Utah County Jail. Feb. 20, 2011: 2:00 a.m. – During a traffic stop I smelled the odor of burnt marijuana. I asked for consent to search the vehicle. He agreed to let me search. During...

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