The UVU library gets an unwelcome visitor

UVU Police say a man in his early 20s broke into the Library Building around 8:30 p.m., May 6, by shattering a window panel on the East side of the building.

At the time of the incident, the library was closed due to shortened summer hours.

Sergeant Kelly Liddiard said a report of a suspicious person initially came in from a nearby student housing development, but officers responded to the library after a witness reported seeing the break-in.

Liddiard said the suspect wandered around inside the library for a while before busting out a window panel near the Bytes and Brew Café with a large barstool. At that point, officers were able to make contact with the man, who they suspected of being under the influence of drugs. Due to injuries, the man was transported to the hospital for evaluation, but was later released.

An investigation is currently ongoing and charges are pending.

Library Director Lesli Baker said damage inside the library was mainly limited to a scratched table, a damaged book and a broken chair.

The shattered windows have been covered with wooden panels until they can be repaired.

Update May 17, 2016

UVU Police have identified 22-year-old male, Dallas Halladay, as a person of interest in the May 6 break-in of the UVU Library Building. According to Sgt. Kelly Liddiard of the UVU Police, Halladay is being sought after damage was incurred to two exterior windows, a table, a barstool and a book.

22-year old Dallas Halladay is a person of interest in the conjunction with the break-in at the UVU Library on May 6.
22-year old Dallas Halladay is a person of interest in the conjunction with the break-in at the UVU Library on May 6.

The investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has any information regarding this case please contact the UVU Police at 801-863-5555.

 

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