Author: McKhelyn Jones

Police reports

Smoke and Matches Nov. 1 — 2:26 p.m. An officer was called to The Zone regarding someone smoking in the building. Upon arrival, the officer did not find a smoker. Instead, the person was using lit matches for their craft project.   Early Morning Nap Nov. 2 — 2:47 a.m. An officer saw a suspicious man park next to 1000 S. 500 W. and walk into the trees located on UVU property. The officer found the man sleeping under a tree. The officer asked for his ID and then released him.   Escort Nov. 3 — 12:22 a.m. Dispatch...

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Where in the world is Melissa Frost?

Illustration by Tyler Carpenter Additional Reporting by Lincoln Op’t Hof Title IX coordinator and Equal Employment Opportunity director Melissa Frost, has been on extended leave for months, and university officials will not disclose complete details about her employment status. As of Aug. 10, UVU’s Title IX office has been under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. BYU has been under OCR investigation since last year after the Title IX office failed to help victims of sexual assault, and as a result, the former Title IX coordinator was fired. Scenarios such as the one at...

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Survey shows sexual misconduct more common than Clery Report suggests

According to this year’s Campus Climate Survey, 82 of those who completed the survey, or 17 percent, reported experiencing sexual misconduct on campus. Of the more than 600 survey respondents, 121 — including the 82 previously mentioned — reported experiencing sexual misconduct since attending UVU. Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for a variety of sexual violations that includes catcalling, stalking, inappropriate comments or gestures, sexual assault and rape. The survey results show that the most common type of violation is verbal misconduct, with women disproportionately experiencing all types of sexual misconduct on and off campus. Of those who...

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Police Reports

Found Wallet Sept. 26 — 7:52 a.m. While on a traffic stop, an officer was approached by a personcitizen who wanted to turn in a found wallet. The officer discovered an ID card in the wallet and attempted to contact the owner. Nothing further to report.   Unlocked Gate Sept. 26 — 11:23 p.m. While on patrol around the Facilities Complex, an officer noticed a gate was unlocked and ajar. The officer secured the gate and cleared the scene.   Wanna-be Prankster Sept. 27 — 1:23 p.m. An officer was called by a student who wanted to know if...

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Police Reports

Summaries taken from campus police reports Sept. 19-Sept. 22 Bumped Bumper Sept. 19 — 5:51 p.m. An officer met with a student who wanted to report that his vehicle was hit in the Institute parking lot Sept. 15 while he was in class. The damage to his vehicle was minor and found on the right side of his bumper. Locker Room Roamer Sept. 19 — 11 p.m. A custodian called police to report a man who was found in the locker rooms  after hours. The custodian was worried that the man was homeless and not a student. The officer taking...

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