CRIME & SAFETY
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.
Local Residents Alert: SLCPD Investigates Arson and Stabbing Incident Near Faultline Park
The Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) is investigating a domestic violence case involving arson and stabbing, injuring two people. The incident happened early Saturday, December 2, 2023, near Faultline Park. The suspect, a man of undisclosed age, is accused of stabbing his roommate and setting their residence on fire. The victim hid in a lower part of the house while the suspect allegedly started the fire.
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...
19-year-old arrested for shooting outside Salt Lake City house party
A 19-year-old has been arrested for shooting a man during a fight outside of a Salt Lake City house party, according to Salt Lake City Police.
Salt Lake City woman arrested for firearm and drug-related offenses
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A 24-year-old woman, identified as Cassidy James Arrington, was arrested Tuesday by the Salt Lake City Police Department for being a Category 1 restricted person in possession of a stolen firearm, illegal drugs, and drug paraphernalia. The arrest occurred during a traffic stop at...
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.
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing, Robbery, Shooting, and Assault hit Salt Lake City
This week in Salt Lake City, Utah, there were several incidents that occurred, including a stabbing at a TRAX station, an armed robbery of a mail carrier, the death of a shooting victim, and an aggravated assault against a police officer.
Man accused of stabbing roommate, lighting room on fire
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who police say stabbed his roommate and then tried to light a room on fire has been taken into custody. About 1:20 a.m. Saturday, Salt Lake City police responded to a 911 call in the area of 1000 East and 400 South. "Officers...
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...
Salt Lake City man arrested for drunk driving, illegal firearm possession
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- A 24-year-old man was arrested by the Salt Lake City Police Department on charges of drunk driving and illegal possession of a firearm. Early Saturday morning, officers responded to a report of a reckless driver near 1905 South 300 West. Upon arrival, they found 24-year-old Cody James Browe, of Salt Lake City, Utah, slumped over in the driver's seat, showing signs of impairment.
Woman accused of murdering professional bull rider released on bail after year in jail
The 23-year-old woman accused of killing the professional bull rider known as Ouncie Mitchell has been released on bail after spending the last year in jail.
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.
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.
Man arrested after SLCPD find nearly 100 fentanyl pills in hidden car compartment
A man is facing charges after Salt Lake City police found nearly 100 fentanyl pills hidden in his car.
Beloved family car stolen in Cottonwood Heights
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — A family in Cottonwood Heights is offering a $250 reward for the recovery of their stolen 1995 Acura Integra. Matt and Kristi Hanson said their beloved red car was stolen from an auto repair shop located at 1638 East 3970 South in Millcreek in the early hours of November 29, 2023.
Convicted felon from Utah sentenced to 20 years for stealing firearms, ammunition
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — A Utah man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after a federal jury found him guilty on Tuesday of being a previously convicted felon in possession of stolen firearms and ammunition. Court documents revealed that 26-year-old James Brunson of Orem, a convicted...
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...
Alleged gunman arrested in shooting investigation that also led to fatal crash
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who allegedly shot another man in the leg during a party in Salt Lake City in October has been arrested. Andre Alexis Cienfuegos Ruiz, 19, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault resulting in serious injury, discharge of a firearm resulting in injury, three counts of illegally shooting a gun, forgery, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, obstruction of justice and drug possession.
Additional details on 2 Utah officer-involved shootings released
WEST VALLEY CITY — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill reaffirmed Friday that officers involved in two unrelated shootings were legally justified in using deadly force, and also provided more details about each investigation. The men shot by police in each incident survived. Because of that, Gill was...
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.