CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Road Rage Killing and Domestic Violence Stabbing in Utah County
This week in Utah County, Utah, there were two incidents involving violence. In the first incident, a man was sentenced to prison for killing another man in a road rage incident. The second incident involved a woman being arrested for stabbing a man in a domestic violence assault.
Provo Police ask for help on anniversary of hit-and-run death of 21-year-old girl
Friday marked one year since Isabelle Parr, 21, was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Provo. Police are asking for help to find the driver responsible for her death.
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.
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.
Utah dad accused of leaving infant son in 'scalding' water and causing burns to 40% of his body
EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (TCD) -- A 41-year-old man was arrested and later released after his son was hospitalized with "severe" burns all over his body, which may result in amputations. On Nov. 12, a case worker with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services contacted the Utah County Sheriff’s...
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.
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.
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.
Survivor says pilots were avoiding Provo airspace before fatal crash
PROVO, Utah — The National Transportation Safety Board has released more information about a fatal plane crash east of Provo. On Nov. 14, Evan Backers and Collin Niemela were killed when their Cessna 172G plane flew into the mountainside near Kyhv Peak, in Slate Canyon. According to the NTSB...
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.
Provo Fire and Rescue Share Crucial Winter Safety Tips for Local Residents
As winter nears in Provo, Fire Safety Sam Armstrong from Provo Fire and Rescue has offered some safety tips for the colder months. Armstrong stressed the need to check smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries twice a year. He also recommended keeping the air vents for heaters and water heaters clear and free from flammable materials.
TN VFD’s Primary Response Pumper Out of Service for a Year or More After Wreck
The Carters Valley Volunteer Fire Department is down its most vital fire truck and some equipment after a Thanksgiving Day wreck, wjhl.com reported. The six-man, 1,500-gallon pumper was involved in a wreck on Surgoinsville Creek Road on Thanksgiving Day. Crews, returning from a structure fire in Goshen Valley, encountered a car crossing the yellow line into the pumper’s lane. To avoid a collision the pumper left the roadway and crashed into a hillside, the report said.
Weekly Safety Report: Investigation into Utah-based Jane.com and SWAT Standoff in Springville
Lehi police are investigating two incidents in Utah. The first involves the online company Jane.com, as sellers claim they have not received payments, potentially costing them thousands of dollars. The second incident resulted in a man's death and three individuals in police custody after a gunshot investigation escalated into a SWAT standoff in Springville.
Orem PD posts alleged theft suspect’s photo, seek tips
OREM, Utah, Nov. 25, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Orem police request the public’s help in identifying an alleged thief and credit card fraudster. “Suspect enters Walmart and helps himself to the victim’s pink leopard zippered purse which she left in a cart,” Orem PD said in a Friday statement online.
Slick conditions lead to over 100 crashes across valley, most in Utah County
SALT LAKE CITY — The first snow of the season in the valley took place late Thanksgiving into the early morning hours of Black Friday causing slick driving conditions. The Utah Highway Patrol said statewide troopers responded to 100 crashes as of midday Friday, most in Utah County. The...
2 killed in Wasatch County accident; snowfall, slick roads are culprit in over 100 Utah crashes
SALT LAKE CITY — A fatal crash on U.S. 40 killed two people and closed the road in both directions for a time Friday afternoon near the Soldier Creek Campground Road in Wasatch County. All lanes of the highways were initially closed in both directions, but troopers opened one...
Uncovering the crisis: missing and murdered indigenous people
As part of the UVU’s Native American Initiative, Michelle Brown, the head of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women+ and an advocate of the indigenous peoples’ rights, was invited to speak about the issue of the targeted cruelty native people are encountering and have encountered throughout history. Growing up...
Suspicious circumstances surround fatal Springville fire in October
SPRINGVILLE — Springville police and the Utah State Fire Marshal are investigating a trailer fire in October that claimed the life of a 53-year-old woman. Maryanne Forsythe Finch was found dead inside a burning trailer in the backyard of a home at 68 E. 800 South, on Oct. 31. This week, Springville police confirmed that while the case is currently not being treated as a homicide, they are still trying to determine how the fire started.
Utah Division of Wildlife conservation officers enforce the law in numerous ways
PROVO — Utah Division of Wildlife Resources conservation officer Devin Shirley was recently called to assist a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer at a remote campsite on federal lands above Diamond Fork Canyon, in Utah County. It was trashed and it seemed the campers had exceeded the legal time limit for their stay.
Local Resident's Stanley Cup Survives Car Fire, Viral Video Shows
A viral video uploaded to TikTok on Wednesday, Nov. 15 showed a Stanley cup still holding ice after a car fire. The president of Stanley offered to send merchandise and a replacement car to Danielle, the original poster, for her experience.Visit here for more details.