Author: McKhelyn Jones

Police Reports

Traffic Offense 03/27/18 — 2:59 a.m. While conducting an extra patrol around UVU’s Geneva property, an officer observed a vehicle conduct two moving traffic violations. The officer stopped the vehicle and issued the driver for not having an ignition interlock device, an alcohol restricted driver violation and driving on a revoked license. DUI 03/27/18 — 7:46 p.m. An officer was returning to UVU’s main campus via University Parkway when they noticed a vehicle with expired registration and no insurance on file. The officer stopped the vehicle, contacted the driver and noticed an open container of alcohol in the vehicle....

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Police Reports

Alcohol Offense March 13 — 8:06 p.m. An officer was dispatched to the Fulton Library on reports of a disorderly person causing a disturbance on the second floor. The officer found a man who had been drinking to the point of intoxication. The man was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail for public intoxication, trespassing, failure to self-identify and consuming alcohol in a public place.   Drugs March 14 — 2:04 a.m. An officer stopped a vehicle for both a moving and a non-moving violation near the UVU roundabout. Upon further investigation, the driver was found to...

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Political correctness, trigger warnings and what to do about them

Political correctness is defined as “conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.” Dictionary.com defines trigger warnings as, “a stated warning that the content of a text, video, etc., may upset or offend some people, especially those who have previously experienced a related trauma.” Trigger warnings and political correctness are both seen as threatening to the educational environment across the U.S. because they  keep students and faculty from discussing difficult topics. Most students attending university have heard the term political correctness, or PC, at least once. It usually precedes a sensitive topic discussed in class and generally comes with a “trigger warning.” This is to alert students that the following topic may be difficult to discuss and is an invitation to turn away or leave the classroom. This practice seems harmless enough, but researchers have noted it may be doing more harm than good. “As a psychiatrist, I nonetheless have to question whether trigger warnings are in … students’ best interests,” said Sarah Roff, a fourth-year resident of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington Medical Center., “One of the cardinal symptoms of PTSD is avoidance, which can become the most impairing symptom of all,” Roff said. This raises interesting questions about trigger warnings and political correctness because Roff notes that these...

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Police Blotter

Curfew Violation March 5 — 1:53 a.m. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a moving violation near 400 S. 1200 W in Orem. The driver was found to be a juvenile in violation of curfew and was issued a citation for both violations. Theft March 7 — 10:17 p.m. An officer was dispatched to the student life building regarding cash being taken out of a wallet inside a women’s locker room. The officer collected as much information as possible, but had yet to find a suspect. Security footage near the locker was reviewed to locate...

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Police Reports

Theft Feb. 27 — 4:05 p.m. An officer responded to a complaint regarding a stolen tailgate in parking lot 22. A student returned to his truck after class and found that the tailgate was gone. The officer gathered his information and wrote a report on the stolen item.   Alcohol Offense Feb. 28 — 8:22 p.m. Custodial Services contacted police to report finding two empty bottles of liquor. The officer was advised that the bottles were destroyed. The bottles were found in the women’s restrooms in the Classroom Building and Science Building. The officer could not identify any suspect...

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