CRIME & SAFETY
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.
U.S. Marshal Fatally Shoots Fugitive at Senior Community in Sandy, Utah
• A man was shot and killed by a U.S. Marshals task force member at the Silver Pines Senior Community in Sandy, Utah. • The incident occurred after officers received information that a wanted violent fugitive was at the apartment complex.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
Saratoga Springs woman remembered after fatal car crash near Strawberry Reservoir
The life of a Saratoga Springs newlywed is being memorialized by loved ones in the wake of her death last week. On the Friday after Thanksgiving, a car crash on Highway 40 on the east side of Strawberry Reservoir ended with the death of two people. A driver and a passenger were in a Honda Accord heading west, and another driver in a Dodge Ram was headed east when he “lost control and spun across the westbound lane,” said Sgt. Cameron Roden, Utah Highway Patrol spokesman. The driver of the Ram spun in front of the Accord, which then ran into the truck’s passenger door.
Man accused of stabbing roommate, lighting room on fire
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who police say stabbed one of his three roommates and then lit another roommate's bedroom on fire was arrested early Saturday. Farzad Navid, 21, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of three counts of aggravated arson, aggravated burglary and aggravated assault.
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.
2 sentenced to prison in armed robbery of mail carrier in Salt Lake City
Two men were sentenced to prison Thursday for robbing a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier at gunpoint last summer in Salt Lake City.
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...
Lehi police: Woman arrested after domestic violence stabbing
LEHI, Utah, Nov. 28, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Lehi police arrested a woman after an incident Thursday that officers characterized as a domestic violence assault. Police were dispatched to a residence in the area of 900 North and 1200 East on a medical incident after a caller reported he had been stabbed.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Man stabbed several times in Lehi home
New details on Friday night’s Lehi stabbing have been released.
Provo Man Recovers After Being Gored by Bison in Southern Utah
• A Provo man was gored by a bison on a private property in Southern Utah. • The man crossed through a fence and approached the bison, wanting to pet it. • The bison gored the man in the stomach, causing injuries including a liver laceration, broken rib, and bruised lung.