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.
2 Provo officers injured in overnight pursuit through city
PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — Two officers suffered injuries and a suspect was taken into custody after an overnight pursuit in Provo early Friday morning, Dec. 1. The pursuit started around 2:30 a.m. near 300 South and 500 West when officers attempted to stop a car allegedly not displaying a license plate. According to Provo Police Department spokesperson Janna-Lee Holland, the car did not stop and began to “drive recklessly” in an attempt to flee. Holland said the attempt to pull the car over was quickly stopped for safety reasons.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
2 Utahns prison-bound for robbing Salt Lake City mailman at gunpoint
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 1, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Two men were sentenced to federal prison Thursday for robbing and assaulting a Salt Lake City mailman. “Nathan Suaste, 20, of West Valley City, and Lorenzo Saavedra, 20 of Saratoga Springs, were each sentenced today after they pleaded guilty to using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence,” according to a Thursday press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah.
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.
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.
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.
Heavy police presence in Pleasant Grove
Police officers surround the area of Main and Hale Drive due to a police pursuit.
Resident Trapped in Home After Truck Crashes into Pleasant Grove Townhomes Due to Driver's Medical Emergency
• A truck crashed into townhomes in Pleasant Grove, Utah, causing significant damage. • The driver of the truck experienced a medical emergency, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.
Eagle Mountain allocates $1 million for streetlights after teen struck
The Eagle Mountain City Council has planned to install 77 street lamps along Pony Express Parkway on Wednesday, residents demanded change after a teen was hit by a vehicle there last month.
Man stabbed several times in Lehi home
New details on Friday night’s Lehi stabbing have been released.
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.
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.
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...