CRIME & SAFETY
US Marshals fatally shoot man at Sandy senior community
Sgt. Greg Moffit, with Sandy police, confirmed to ABC4 Friday that there was a shooting involving a police officer at the Silver Pines Senior Community.
2 officers injured, 1 man arrested following lengthy chase in Utah County
PROVO — Two police officers suffered minor injuries while trying to arrest a man who refused to pull over early Friday, hit a parked car and then ran from officers. Tareq Basem Hamdan, 24, was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault, fleeing, failing to stop at the command of police, meth possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI.
Weekly Safety Report: Road Rage Killing and Apartment Crash Shake Pleasant Grove
Two incidents occurred in Pleasant Grove, Utah this week. In the first incident, a man was sentenced to prison for killing another man in a road rage incident on I-15. The second incident involved a driver who suffered a medical emergency and crashed into an apartment building, critically injuring a man.
Midvale shoe store owner frustrated after repeated break-in attempts caught on video
MIDVALE, Utah (KUTV) — Video shows suspects using what looks like a sledgehammer and an axe to break into a Midvale shoe store. Luckily, the suspects didn't get in, but the store owner said they still caused a lot of damage. New Balance owner Scott Spurrier said at 4:58...
Judge allows woman charged with murdering professional bull rider to be released on bail
SALT LAKE CITY — A 23-year-old woman who has been in jail in Utah for 11 months on charges of murdering a professional bull rider is now returning to her home in Texas after a Utah judge let her out on bail Thursday. But the mother of man she...
Sandy police on the hunt for three suspects and two vehicles in connection to a case
SANDY, Utah — Police in Sandy are seeking to identify three individuals and two vehicles in connection to an incident that occurred near 8465 S State Street on July 9, 2023, at 0128 hours. The first suspect is described as a Hispanic male, aged between 18-25 years, donned in...
2 Utahns prison-bound for robbing Salt Lake City mailman at gunpoint
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 1, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Two men were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for robbing and assaulting a Salt Lake City mailman. “Nathan Suaste, 20, of West Valley City, and Lorenzo Saavedra, 20 of Saratoga Springs, were each sentenced today after they pleaded guilty to using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence,” according to a Thursday press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah.
Local Alert: Clumsy Thief Caught on Camera in Rockland Robbery
Cameras captured a thief dropping cigarette cartons and slipping on them during a robbery in Rockland, Maine on Tuesday, Nov. 28. According to the police, the burglar’s lack of coordination limited the loss of product. Police are working to identify the thief.Visit here for more details.
Weekly Safety Report: Convicted Felon Sentenced for Firearms Theft, Alleged Theft and Credit Card Fraud at Walmart in Orem, Utah
This week in Orem, Utah, two incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. In the first incident, a 26-year-old convicted felon was sentenced to 20 years in prison for unlawfully possessing stolen firearms and ammunition. The second incident involved an alleged theft and credit card fraud at a Walmart, where a suspect took a victim's purse and fled the scene in a GMC Sierra. These incidents highlight the importance of vigilance and security measures in the community.
West Valley one of two in the state to pilot police perch program
This “perch”, or raised platform, allows Utah Highway Patrol officers to safely park alongside 1-15 in a visible spot to deter speeding, decrease crashes, and ultimately save lives. (Mimi Darley Dutton/City Journals) In an effort to reduce speeding with a goal of preventing crashes and saving lives, Utah...
Heavy police presence in Pleasant Grove
Police officers surround the area of Main and Hale Drive due to a police pursuit.
Provo Man Survives Bison Attack in Southern Utah Days Before Thanksgiving
A Provo man visiting Southern Utah for Thanksgiving was gored by a bison after attempting to pet it. The man, who admits his naivety, suffered a broken rib and punctured lung. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of approaching wild animals.
Beloved family car stolen in Cottonwood Heights
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — A family in Cottonwood Heights is offering a $250 reward for the recovery of their stolen 1995 Acura Integra. Matt and Kristi Hanson said their beloved red car was stolen from an auto repair shop located at 1638 East 3970 South in Millcreek in the early hours of November 29, 2023.
Additional details on 2 Utah officer-involved shootings released
WEST VALLEY CITY — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill reaffirmed Friday that officers involved in two unrelated shootings were legally justified in using deadly force, and also provided more details about each investigation. The men shot by police in each incident survived. Because of that, Gill was...
Police: 3 lucky to escape serious injury in Riverton rollover crash
RIVERTON, Utah, Dec. 1, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Police say three people were lucky to sustain only minor injuries in a rollover crash early Friday that totaled a truck and destroyed a metal fence. A truck with three occupants was traveling west on 13400 South about 1 a.m. when...
Family of Isabelle Parr celebrates her life on the anniversary of her death
SALT LAKE CITY – A Holladay family is offering forgiveness to the driver of a hit-and-run that killed UVU student Isabelle Parr. “We don’t have any bad feelings towards the driver, we hope that the driver can find our forgiveness and our love and have hope for the future, whatever that looks like,” Matthew Parr, Isabelle’s father, said.
Man pinned after car crashes through Pleasant Grove apartment
A man is in the hospital after a driver suffered a medical emergency and crashed through an apartment building in Pleasant Grove.
Local Alert: 12-Year-Old Ann Arbor Resident Leads Police on Forklift Chase, Damages 10 Parked Cars
Police pursued a 12-year-old in a stolen forklift across Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday, Nov. 25. The 12-year-old found the unlocked forklift parked at his school and joyrode it through the streets. The child hit 10 parked cars before being taken into custody by the police.Visit here for more details.
Utah Family Honors Late Daughter's Life, Offers Forgiveness to Unknown Hit-and-Run Driver
On the anniversary of Isabelle Parr's tragic passing, her family remembers the vibrant 21-year-old UVU student and offers forgiveness to the unknown driver involved in the hit and run. The family finds solace in their faith, cherishing Isabelle's memory and celebrating her life.
5 young kids hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure at Draper school
Five young children and five adults were hospitalized Wednesday after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a school in Draper.