Heber City, UT Crime & Safety

One Crew Member Killed, Second Wounded After Alec Baldwin Discharges Prop Gun On Movie Set In New Mexico

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) — One crew member was killed and a second was wounded Thursday afternoon when actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on a movie set in Santa Fe, New Mexico. FILE — Halyna Hutchins attends the SAGindie Sundance Filmmakers Reception at Cafe Terigo on Jan. 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Getty Images) The shooting occurred on the set of the independent Western movie “Rust.” The director that handed the firearm to Baldwin was unware it was loaded. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography, and 42-year-old Joel Souza, the film’s director,...
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‘Big Gulp’ at 7/11 as woman crashes into storefront

A woman crashed her Kia Soul into the storefront of the 7/11 on 500 N. University Ave. in Provo at 11 a.m. Thursday. Lesly Franco, a native of Spain, said she was about to park in front of the 7/11 and accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brakes. Franco’s car managed to go entirely inside the store, and the Provo Fire Department towed it out at 11:30 a.m.
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Highland High School under Secure Alert after tip received by police

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 22, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Highland High School has been placed under a Secure Alert Friday morning after a tip was received by police. “Police are currently at Highland High School investigating a tip received through the Safe UT app,” said a tweet from the SLC School District at 10:15 a.m. “In an abundance of caution, the school is on Secure Alert. Students are safe inside the school, and all exterior doors are locked.”

Man found dead near Snow Creek Drive

According to the Park City Police Department, the man was reported missing by his family and friends shortly after midnight on Monday, October 18th. Police and friends searched through the night before locating him just off a trail near the Snow Creek shopping center just before 10am Monday morning. Police...

Charges: Police chase from Zion to Arizona reached speeds of 106 mph

KANAB — Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a Sandy man accused of leading officers from multiple agencies on a high speed chase that started in Zion National Park and didn't end until they were past Fredonia, in Arizona. David Frank Magriplis, 62, is charged in 6th District Court with...

I-215 closed in Murray following crash involving pedestrian

MURRAY, Utah (KUTV) — Officials have closed a part of Interstate 215 following a crash involving a car and a pedestrian. The crash happened in Murray. Law enforcement closed down eastbound Interstate 215 at State Street. Sgt. Roden with Utah Highway Patrol told 2News the crash did involve a person...

Taylorsville police arrest man following chase with stolen car

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (KUTV) — Police in Taylorsville arrested a 30-year-old man after they located a stolen car that then sped away from them. Sgt. Kresdon Bennett with the Taylorsville Police Department told 2News the chase happened during the overnight hours coming into Friday. Officers found the occupied stolen car at...
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Lone Peak police searching for man after armed gas station robbery

LONE PEAK, Utah, Oct. 21, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials are searching for a man after an armed robbery at Hart’s gas station in Highland on Sept. 13. “He arrived on a white e-bike with what appears to be a basket on the front,” said a Facebook post from Lone Peak Police Department. “He threatened the employees with a knife and left with an undisclosed amount of cash and store merchandise.”

Man arrested after overnight car chase in Taylorsville

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Taylorsville police officers arrested a man after an overnight car chase when they discovered the car he was driving was stolen. The chase began early Friday morning, around 12:23 a.m., after officers found a car they were following was stolen. Taylorsville police said the suspect tried to flee, and continued fleeing even after the vehicle tires were spiked twice. Officers followed the vehicle at slow speeds through a neighborhood before the man was stopped by another officer and taken into custody.
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Police searching for BYU ‘bike bandits’

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 21, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are searching for two BYU “bike bandits.”. “BYU bike bandits strike again!” said a Facebook post from Brigham Young University Police. “These two individuals used bolt cutters and took two bicycles in broad daylight.”. The bicycles were taken from Heritage Halls,...

Police arrest unlicensed driver accused of killing 2 BYU students

OREM — An unlicensed driver who was allegedly trying to "beat the light" when he crashed into another vehicle, killing two BYU students, was booked into the Utah County Jail on Wednesday. Ceasar Castellon-Flores, 20, of Orem, was arrested for investigation of two counts of manslaughter, negligent collision, reckless driving,...