CRIME & SAFETY
Family of 8-year-old girl seriously injured after second-story window fall shares safety warning
EAGLE MOUNTAIN — The family of a young girl who fell from a bedroom window said they want other people to install extra protection locks on their windows. Police said 8-year-old Alma Harris was flown to the Primary Children’s Hospital from her Eagle Mountain home Thursday night. That’s...
Family Urges Window Safety Measures After Young Girl Suffers Serious Injuries from Fall
An 8-year-old girl, Alma Harris, suffers severe injuries after falling from a second-story window in her Eagle Mountain home. The family urges others to install extra protection locks on windows, as the child leaned against an open window that gave way. Alma is currently hospitalized with multiple fractures and a head injury.
Child flown to Primary Children’s Hospital after 2-story fall in Eagle Mountain
EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Dec. 7, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — An 8-year-old girl was airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital Thursday afternoon after a fall from a 2-story window. The child was conscious and breathing but bleeding from head wounds, Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Spencer Cannon said of the incident...
UVU employee charged with falsely claiming active shooter on campus
An employee at Utah Valley University has been charged with falsely claiming an active shooter was on campus, yelling, "run, there are shooters over there."
Riverton Police Chief leaves office
RIVERTON — Police Chief Blair Barfuss with the Riverton Police Department is no longer the Police Chief according to Riverton City. KSL TV contacted Riverton City who confirmed Barfuss was no longer an employee. Josh Lee, Riverton City Communications Director said the decision was made Thursday and that the city cannot make any further comments on the matter.
Understanding the Complexities of a Recent Salt Lake Party Shooting Case
In a recent incident that occurred in Salt Lake City in October, a young man found himself facing serious criminal charges following a series of events that began at a large party. In this blog post, we will explore the details of the case without any bias and present the facts as reported in the news.
Suspect flees in stolen disabled-accessible van; crashes in Provo rail yard
All activity in the Provo rail yard was halted Thursday morning after police say a suspect stole a van with a disability ramp and fled officers before crashing near several train cars.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting and Stolen Items Found in Sandy, Utah
Two incidents occurred in Sandy, Utah this week. In the first incident, a 45-year-old man named Ian Anzer was shot and killed by police at a senior community. He was identified as a wanted fugitive, but his family has raised questions about the events leading up to his death and the response time of emergency medical personnel. In the second incident, two individuals were arrested after stolen items were found in a suspicious moving truck parked in Sandy. The items included IDs, financial cards, license plates, and keys.
Weekly Safety Report: Drug Arrests and Traffic Delays in Cottonwood Heights, Utah
This week in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, two men were arrested for drug charges after being deported multiple times. In another incident, a multi-vehicle crash caused delays on state Route 190 in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
28 shoplifting suspects busted in Utah sting; Home Depot, Target join other retailers in ‘Operation Holiday Steals’
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 6, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah Attorney General’s CASE Strike Force concluded a multi-day retail anti-theft blitz that resulted in 28 arrests and $12,000 worth of recovered stolen property. The weekend sweep described as an “anti-theft sting” and titled “Operation Holiday Steals,”...
Utahn who avoided arrest for 2 years arrested after being spotted jaywalking, police say
WEST VALLEY CITY — A man who has been wanted by police for nearly two years was arrested Wednesday after police say they spotted him jaywalking. But not before the man attempted to get away by trying to carjack a vehicle at a fast food restaurant, according to police.
West Jordan man sentenced to prison for role in Jan. 6 Capitol riot
A West Jordan man was sentenced to 17 months in prison Friday for assaulting police during the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021.
Men Who Ambushed And Mugged Older Man Outside Riverton Bar Could Get 7 Years
Two men accused of tackling and robbing an older man who was leaving a Riverton bar one night this past June have accepted plea agreements that could get them seven years in prison for each. The accused thieves also reportedly took the man’s Lincoln Continental, which someone later found engulfed...
South Jordan PD solves string of west side burglaries and thefts
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Dec. 7, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Police say they have nabbed the suspect in a string of thefts and burglaries. “Following a rash of vehicle burglaries on the west side of SoJo, our detectives were able to track down the subject responsible,” the South Jordan Police Department announced on social media.
Local Resident Charged for Dangerous Car Chase Involving Child Passenger
Vazquez Ruelas has been charged by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office for allegedly leading a dangerous car chase with an 11-year-old girl in the vehicle. Ruelas and Aubrey Rose Maynard were suspected of shoplifting from a Taylorsville store on November 27, 2023. When police approached, Ruelas fled in Maynard's car, with her daughter inside, initiating a high-speed chase.
Utah Valley Hospital nurse arrested after alleged infant abuse in NICU
PROVO, Utah (KUTV) — A nurse at Utah Valley Hospital was arrested after allegedly abusing an infant in the NICU. The investigation began just after 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 after the hospital's NICU medical director reported that a nurse had abused an infant. Officers said they spoke to...
Body Cam Footage: American Fork Police Detain Ruby Franke During Investigation
Witness the tense moment when American Fork police officers, acting on a warrant, detain Ruby Franke's wife and child. The officers, assisting agencies from St George and Springville, seek answers to undisclosed questions. Watch as the situation unfolds in this body cam footage.
Local Police Capture Albert Ein-Swine: The Escaped Pig of Deptford
A body camera captured police officers attempting to corral a loose pig in Deptford, New Jersey on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Police eventually caught the pig, named Albert Ein-Swine, and returned it to its owners.Visit here for more details.
Weekly Safety Report: Nurse Charged with Infant Abuse, Woman Arrested for Animal Cruelty, Hit-and-Run Case Renewed in Provo
This week in Provo, Utah, there were three incidents that raised concerns regarding safety. These incidents include a nurse being arrested and charged with injuring a 1-month-old infant at Utah Valley Hospital, a woman being arrested for striking and throwing her family's kitten while under the influence of drugs, and the police renewing their efforts to solve a hit-and-run case on the anniversary of a Provo woman's death.