CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Disturbing Incidents Raise Concerns in Kearns, Utah
Two disturbing incidents occurred in Kearns, Utah this week, raising concerns about safety in the community. In the first incident, a student at Kearns High School put a teacher in a chokehold and assaulted two other adults who tried to intervene. This incident was witnessed by traumatized students. The second incident involved fights happening around the school, possibly instigated by "Instagram fight accounts." Parents expressed worry about their children being targeted and physically harmed. These incidents highlight the need for increased safety measures and awareness in Kearns.
Condemned house catches fire in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY — An abandoned home caught fire Saturday night in Salt Lake City, resulting in the temporary closure of 900 West. Firefighters were called to the scene, near 900 W. California Ave, at approximately 4:45 p.m. Saturday. The home, which is believed to have been condemned and no longer occupied, quickly became completely engulfed in flames.
The Rise of Road Rage Shootings: A Local Tragedy and National Concern
A recent Saturday morning at a Goodyear gas station became the scene of a harrowing episode when road rage led to a fatal shooting. Near Dysart Road and Van Buren Street in West Valley, an altercation between two men culminated in gunfire, resulting in one death and the arrest of the shooter. Occurring around 10:15 a.m. at a QT gas station, the victim, who has not been publicly identified, succumbed to life-threatening injuries at the hospital, while the apprehended suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Update: West Valley City locate missing, endangered teen
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Dec. 2, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Police asked for help locating a missing and endangered 16-year-old Saturday before announcing he had been found safe. The teen left home after making “concerning statements about self harm,” the West Valley City Police Department stated on social media...
Police perch in Draper is one of two in the state
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...
Man fatally shot by U.S. Marshal at Sandy senior community facility
A officer with the U.S. Marshals Service shot a wanted fugitive Friday at a senior community center in Sandy.
Driver slams into parked cars, ends up in front yard of Salt Lake City home
A 30-year-old man lost control of his SUV and slammed into two parked cars in Salt Lake City Thursday night, ending up in the front yard of a nearby home, according to Salt Lake City Police.
Confession of Nevada Citizen for Sending Fentanyl through the Postal System
Salt Lake City, UT- A Nevada resident admitted guilt in a federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah for distributing fentanyl through the United States Postal Service, which caused serious physical harm to a resident of Park City, Utah and very nearly resulted in death.
Family offers reward for information about stolen car
MILLCREEK — A family is offering a $250 reward for the recovery of their stolen 1995 Acura Integra. Matt and Kristi Hanson, of Cottonwood Heights, said their beloved red car was stolen from an auto repair shop located at 1638 E. 3970 South in Millcreek in the early hours of Nov. 29.
Weekly Safety Report: Residents near Hill Air Force Base concerned about jet noise, Bountiful man charged with manslaughter
Residents near Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah are experiencing dangerously loud noise levels caused by a new military-style jet. Despite conducting a study, the city and base have allegedly ignored the concerns of the residents. In another incident, a Bountiful man has been charged with manslaughter after a fatal shooting involving two high school friends. The shooting is believed to be an accident, but the man faces multiple charges including possession of a weapon by a restricted person and drug possession.
Man, woman arrested for alleged armed robbery in Taylorsville
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, Dec. 2, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Two people were arrested Thursday after an alleged armed robbery the previous week outside a Taylorsville convenience store. Jose Antonio Flores-Carrillo, 19, and Keila Aileen Ramos, 23, were each booked into the Salt Lake County jail system for investigation of two...
SLCPD responds to a domestic violence call that involved a stabbing and arson
SALT LAKE CITY– the Salt Lake City Police Department responded to a call on Saturday near Faultline Park, initiating an investigation into a domestic violence-related incident involving a stabbing and arson that left two individuals injured and sent both to the hospital. At approximately 1:19 a.m., SCLPD received a...
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing, Suspects, Sentencing, Shooting, and Assault in Salt Lake City
This week in Salt Lake City, Utah, several incidents occurred that require attention. These incidents include a stabbing at a TRAX station, a case involving three suspects and two vehicles, the sentencing of two men for armed robbery, the death of a victim from the Trolley Square shootings, and an aggravated assault against a police officer during a vehicle pursuit.
Student Assaults Teacher and Administrators in Kearns High Classroom
A shocking incident at Kearns High School saw a student put a teacher in a chokehold and attack two other adults. The altercation, which began with an argument, escalated dramatically, leaving the school community shaken. The student now faces potential felony charges.
Salt Lake City UPS employees arrested for alleged theft of items worth over $6,000 from packages
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Three UPS workers from a local facility near 6400 West and 300 South were arrested for allegedly stealing items from packages while at work. Police in Salt Lake City are investigating the case. According to authorities, the accused workers stole items worth over $6,000. UPS, in a statement to 2News, acknowledged the situation and stated that they are cooperating with the authorities.
‘RHOSLC’ Star Lisa Barlow Reveals the Time She ‘Could Have Been Trafficked’ By a Group of Men
The ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ star revealed she got into a scary situation while visiting Las Vegas during her BYU days
Salt Lake City Residents See Significant Decrease in Car Thefts and Burglaries in 2023
The Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) has noted a decrease in auto theft and vehicle burglaries in 2023. This is due to the work of detectives from the SLCPD’s Auto Theft and Property Crimes units. Chief Mike Brown acknowledged the 29% reduction in these crimes to the department's policing model. As of November 26, 2023, Salt Lake City has seen over 450 fewer car thefts compared to 2022.
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.
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.
Tragic accidents along Fort Union Boulevard inspire action by city council
“The City Council, staff and myself have been devastated by these three tragic accidents,” wrote Mayor Mike Weichers on Oct. 20. (Photo courtesy of Cottonwood Heights) As a spike in pedestrian/vehicle accidents continues to impact communities throughout the state of Utah, residents have been encouraging their city leaders to take immediate and long-term action to make the city streets safer for all modes of transportation.