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St. George • Authorities in southern Utah have arrested a St. George man accused of repeatedly calling a local FBI office and threatening agents. The Spectrum of St. George reports that 49-year-old Robert Zickella is being held in the Purgatory Correctional Facility on a threat of terrorism charge after his Sunday arrest. Police say in court records that FBI agents in St. George reported receiving 112 phone calls from Zickella over several days in which he threatened agents and threatened to blo... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58365978@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:08:02 MDT Man suspected of lewd acts sought by West Jordan police http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365240-78/acts-dark-jordan-lewd.html.csp West Jordan police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man suspected of committing lewd acts last month at the Asian City Market at 1653 W. 9000 South. At about 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, the man spent almost 25 minutes following a female employee throughout the store, at times exposing himself and committing lewd acts. He is reportedly a regular customer and may live in the area. The suspect is described as being a very heavy set, white male, 250 to 300 pounds, with dark hair... West Jordan police are asking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man suspected of committing lewd acts last month at the Asian City Market at 1653 W. 9000 South. At about 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 7, the man spent almost 25 minutes following a female employee throughout the store, at times exposing himself and committing lewd acts. He is reportedly a regular customer and may live in the area. The suspect is described as being a very heavy set, white male, 250 to 300 pounds, with dark hair... 58365240@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:00:19 MDT Utah polygamist bomber Addam Swapp released from parole supervision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58365348-78/swapp-singer-parole-state.html.csp Addam Swapp, the polygamist who bombed a Mormon chapel in 1988, setting off a 13-day standoff that resulted in the death of a state Corrections officer, has been released from federal parole supervision. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins signed the release order after a hearing Friday. Swapp, 53, spent 17 years in federal prison and another seven in state custody before his release in July of 2013. Events that led to Swapp’s imprisonment began in January of 1979 when polygamist clan leader John... Addam Swapp, the polygamist who bombed a Mormon chapel in 1988, setting off a 13-day standoff that resulted in the death of a state Corrections officer, has been released from federal parole supervision. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins signed the release order after a hearing Friday. Swapp, 53, spent 17 years in federal prison and another seven in state custody before his release in July of 2013. Events that led to Swapp’s imprisonment began in January of 1979 when polygamist clan leader John... 58365348@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:28 MDT Utah ‘swatting’ hoax has Saratoga Springs on hunt for suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364591-78/call-police-saratoga-springs.html.csp Police are investigating a bogus 911 call that sent officers to a Bluffdale home, thinking they had a murder and hostage-taking crisis in progress. Saratoga Springs police spokesman Owen Jackson said Tuesday that detectives were trying to trace origins of the 9 p.m. Sunday call. That task is more challenging given that the call was made via VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and not through normal land lines or cellular service. The caller, who is believed to be the same person who told the vi... Police are investigating a bogus 911 call that sent officers to a Bluffdale home, thinking they had a murder and hostage-taking crisis in progress. Saratoga Springs police spokesman Owen Jackson said Tuesday that detectives were trying to trace origins of the 9 p.m. Sunday call. That task is more challenging given that the call was made via VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and not through normal land lines or cellular service. The caller, who is believed to be the same person who told the vi... 58364591@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:12:39 MDT One dead in Cache County crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364904-78/frew-driver-cache-sierra.html.csp One person died late Tuesday morning after a three-vehicle crash in the Cache County town of Hyde Park. Dav Frew, an 82-year-old man from Preston, Idaho, was killed in the accident, which happened just before noon in the area of 4040 N. Main Street. According to North Park police officials, Frew was driving his 1991 blue Mazda pickup and was trying to make a left-hand turn in the intersection, attempting to head north on US 91. A 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck was driving south on the highway whe... One person died late Tuesday morning after a three-vehicle crash in the Cache County town of Hyde Park. Dav Frew, an 82-year-old man from Preston, Idaho, was killed in the accident, which happened just before noon in the area of 4040 N. Main Street. According to North Park police officials, Frew was driving his 1991 blue Mazda pickup and was trying to make a left-hand turn in the intersection, attempting to head north on US 91. A 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck was driving south on the highway whe... 58364904@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:11:23 MDT Utah utility boss who failed to prevent alleged fraud gets $238,005 severance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58338926-78/stewart-company-heber-franco.html.csp The public utility general manager who failed to prevent his subordinate from carrying out an alleged financial fraud is leaving the company with a retirement package worth almost a quarter-million dollars. Blaine Stewart, whose tenure as Heber Light and Power’s general manager began in 2008, was relieved of all day-to-day responsibilities Aug. 8 and will officially retire Nov. 26. “I’m 71, and I’ve put in a lot of years with the electric service,” Stewart said. “It’s time for me to pursue my o... The public utility general manager who failed to prevent his subordinate from carrying out an alleged financial fraud is leaving the company with a retirement package worth almost a quarter-million dollars. Blaine Stewart, whose tenure as Heber Light and Power’s general manager began in 2008, was relieved of all day-to-day responsibilities Aug. 8 and will officially retire Nov. 26. “I’m 71, and I’ve put in a lot of years with the electric service,” Stewart said. “It’s time for me to pursue my o... 58338926@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:57:40 MDT Utah school burglar leaves behind shoes, goods http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364853-78/behind-shoes-stolen-broke.html.csp Taylorsville • Authorities are trying to find a burglar who broke into a Taylorsville elementary school and later abandoned his shoes and some stolen equipment while fleeing from officers. Unified Police say the break-in was reported at Vista Elementary School around 6 a.m. Monday. Officers saw a man dressed in black who ran out of the school’s south doors and behind the building. Police chased the man but were unable to catch him. The man’s shoes and some stolen computer parts and food were lef... Taylorsville • Authorities are trying to find a burglar who broke into a Taylorsville elementary school and later abandoned his shoes and some stolen equipment while fleeing from officers. Unified Police say the break-in was reported at Vista Elementary School around 6 a.m. Monday. Officers saw a man dressed in black who ran out of the school’s south doors and behind the building. Police chased the man but were unable to catch him. The man’s shoes and some stolen computer parts and food were lef... 58364853@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:38:02 MDT 80% of Utahns think police should wear body cameras, poll says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364377-78/police-percent-cameras-body.html.csp More than 80 percent of Utahns believe police officers should be required to wear body cameras while on the job, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll. According to the poll — which was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates and surveyed 406 people — half the respondents said they “strongly agree” that officers should wear body cameras, while 33 percent responded with “somewhat agree.” UtahPolicy.com’s website says the survey was conducted Aug. 26-28 and had a margin or error of plus or minus 4.... More than 80 percent of Utahns believe police officers should be required to wear body cameras while on the job, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll. According to the poll — which was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates and surveyed 406 people — half the respondents said they “strongly agree” that officers should wear body cameras, while 33 percent responded with “somewhat agree.” UtahPolicy.com’s website says the survey was conducted Aug. 26-28 and had a margin or error of plus or minus 4.... 58364377@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:33:14 MDT Strrrike! Footwear hurler jailed for assaulting Salt Lake City cop http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364479-78/police-suspect-lake-salt.html.csp As pitched shoes go, it was a decidedly low sinker, albeit painfully in the strike zone. That’s why this footwear hurler went to the bench — of a Salt Lake County jail cell. Salt Lake City police say they were called to an apartment complex at 135 S. 500 West about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday after a fight broke out between an alleged intruder, an apartment security guard and a tenant. The 69-year-old suspect apparently had been banned from the complex earlier for threatening residents. SLCPD said the gua... As pitched shoes go, it was a decidedly low sinker, albeit painfully in the strike zone. That’s why this footwear hurler went to the bench — of a Salt Lake County jail cell. Salt Lake City police say they were called to an apartment complex at 135 S. 500 West about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday after a fight broke out between an alleged intruder, an apartment security guard and a tenant. The 69-year-old suspect apparently had been banned from the complex earlier for threatening residents. SLCPD said the gua... 58364479@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:22:01 MDT Motorcycle fatality identified as Clearfield woman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364281-78/anderson-remims-sheriff-clearfield.html.csp The Weber County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified a woman who died in a weekend motorcycle crash on Trappers Loop as 28-year-old Jennifer Anderson of Clearfield. Sheriff’s Sgt. Lane Findlay said the 12:13 p.m. Monday accident remained under investigation, but early indications were that excessive speed was the prime factor. Anderson was northbound on the road, apparently trying to catch fellow motorcyclists, when she lost control of her Yamaha bullet bike on a corner and crashed. No othe... The Weber County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified a woman who died in a weekend motorcycle crash on Trappers Loop as 28-year-old Jennifer Anderson of Clearfield. Sheriff’s Sgt. Lane Findlay said the 12:13 p.m. Monday accident remained under investigation, but early indications were that excessive speed was the prime factor. Anderson was northbound on the road, apparently trying to catch fellow motorcyclists, when she lost control of her Yamaha bullet bike on a corner and crashed. No othe... 58364281@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:27:46 MDT Salt Lake City cops: Blood trail led them to thief’s door http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364336-78/thief-lake-salt-blood.html.csp Police had little trouble hunting down a thief, thanks to the blood trail he left after breaking out a window of a northwest Salt Lake City gas station. SLCPD says the 26-year-old male suspect used a metal bar to smash his way into the Chevron at 610 N. 300 West about 7:05 a.m. He then allegedly broke out two vending machines’ glass covers and pilfered an unspecified number of items before fleeing. An employee followed the thief as far as a nearby apartment complex and called police. Officers qu... Police had little trouble hunting down a thief, thanks to the blood trail he left after breaking out a window of a northwest Salt Lake City gas station. SLCPD says the 26-year-old male suspect used a metal bar to smash his way into the Chevron at 610 N. 300 West about 7:05 a.m. He then allegedly broke out two vending machines’ glass covers and pilfered an unspecified number of items before fleeing. An employee followed the thief as far as a nearby apartment complex and called police. Officers qu... 58364336@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:27:46 MDT Utah County dirt biker found, banged up but alive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364191-78/alive-banged-biker-cannon.html.csp A man who went missing during a Labor Day ride on his dirt bike in the mountains east of Pleasant Grove was spotted from the air Tuesday morning, banged up but alive. Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said details were not immediately clear on what happened to the 39-year-old Orem off-road biker, but it appeared he may have crashed on the trail between the Battle Creek and Grove Creek areas. He had last been seen about 8 p.m. Monday, and when he did not return as expected friends called ... A man who went missing during a Labor Day ride on his dirt bike in the mountains east of Pleasant Grove was spotted from the air Tuesday morning, banged up but alive. Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon said details were not immediately clear on what happened to the 39-year-old Orem off-road biker, but it appeared he may have crashed on the trail between the Battle Creek and Grove Creek areas. He had last been seen about 8 p.m. Monday, and when he did not return as expected friends called ... 58364191@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:38:02 MDT Search resumes for boater lost at Flaming Gorge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58363596-78/search-county-thomas-boat.html.csp Dive teams resumed their search Tuesday for a 69-year-old fisherman whose boat capsized on Flaming Gorge Reservoir over the Labor Day weekend. Daggett County sheriff’s spokeswoman Susie Potter said that Charles Darrell Thomas of Riverton was in a small boat with an electric motor, traveling between Antelope Flats and the Lucerne Marina when windblown waves overturned the craft about 4 p.m. Monday. An unidentified 62-year-old woman, described as Thomas’ girlfriend, “was able to swim to shore, wh... Dive teams resumed their search Tuesday for a 69-year-old fisherman whose boat capsized on Flaming Gorge Reservoir over the Labor Day weekend. Daggett County sheriff’s spokeswoman Susie Potter said that Charles Darrell Thomas of Riverton was in a small boat with an electric motor, traveling between Antelope Flats and the Lucerne Marina when windblown waves overturned the craft about 4 p.m. Monday. An unidentified 62-year-old woman, described as Thomas’ girlfriend, “was able to swim to shore, wh... 58363596@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:24:54 MDT Summit County search for missing man widens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58363619-78/women-ads-county-efren.html.csp A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl’s Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company’s burgers in seductive poses. Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite, co-founders of “Beauty Redefined,” have launched a social media campaign calling on people to boycott Carl’s Jr. for ads they say exemplify what’s wrong with how women are portrayed in popular culture. “They are just pushing the boun... A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl’s Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company’s burgers in seductive poses. Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite, co-founders of “Beauty Redefined,” have launched a social media campaign calling on people to boycott Carl’s Jr. for ads they say exemplify what’s wrong with how women are portrayed in popular culture. “They are just pushing the boun... 58363619@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:24:54 MDT Midvale shooting leaves man seriously wounded http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361002-78/police-hoyal-shooting-unified.html.csp Unified Police are asking for the public’s help with a shooting that left a man in serious condition. About 1:25 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about gunshots near an apartment complex at 350 E. 7200 South in Midvale. When officers arrived, they found a white Cadillac in a parking lot with its windows broken out, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. They also found blood in the lot and followed it back to one of the apartments, where they found an 18-year-old man with wounds in his... Unified Police are asking for the public’s help with a shooting that left a man in serious condition. About 1:25 a.m. Monday, police received several calls about gunshots near an apartment complex at 350 E. 7200 South in Midvale. When officers arrived, they found a white Cadillac in a parking lot with its windows broken out, said Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal. They also found blood in the lot and followed it back to one of the apartments, where they found an 18-year-old man with wounds in his... 58361002@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:36:00 MDT Orem police track down stolen ring to a gut-wrenching place http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58359205-78/police-ring-orem-woman.html.csp Orem police are waiting to recover a reportedly stolen ring — from a woman’s stomach. On Friday evening, a Zales jewelry store employee at the University Mall tried to chase down a man who had been looking at a valuable ring, according to an Orem police news release. The piece of jewelry was worth several thousand dollars. But the suspect escaped, getting into an awaiting Pontiac G6 with a female driver, and they took off, police say. About a half hour later, a Utah Valley University officer st... Orem police are waiting to recover a reportedly stolen ring — from a woman’s stomach. On Friday evening, a Zales jewelry store employee at the University Mall tried to chase down a man who had been looking at a valuable ring, according to an Orem police news release. The piece of jewelry was worth several thousand dollars. But the suspect escaped, getting into an awaiting Pontiac G6 with a female driver, and they took off, police say. About a half hour later, a Utah Valley University officer st... 58359205@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Police plan for Taylorsville DUI checkpoint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58361008-78/checkpoint-police-sept-drivers.html.csp Unified Police will be looking out for drunken drivers in Taylorsville later this month. The police plan to conduct a checkpoint to look for motorists driving under the influence the night of Sept. 19 at 4965 S. Redwood Road (1700 West), said Lt. Justin Hoyal. The checkpoint will last from 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Hoyal said. “We are committed to making our roads safer” he added, and hope to do so by taking drunken drivers off the road. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda Unified Police will be looking out for drunken drivers in Taylorsville later this month. The police plan to conduct a checkpoint to look for motorists driving under the influence the night of Sept. 19 at 4965 S. Redwood Road (1700 West), said Lt. Justin Hoyal. The checkpoint will last from 9:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to 2:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Hoyal said. “We are committed to making our roads safer” he added, and hope to do so by taking drunken drivers off the road. mmcfall@sltrib.com Twitter: @mikeypanda 58361008@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:29 MDT Two die in southern Utah crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58357408-78/highway-nutt-russell-utah.html.csp Two drivers died Saturday in a southern Utah crash. Jay Russell, 53, was driving north on U.S. Highway 89 while Richard Nutt, 78, was driving south on the highway, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. At 12:55 p.m., Russell’s Acura drifted into the southbound lanes and crashed into Nutt’s Civic head-on near mile marker 8 near Big Water, according to UHP. Investigators are not sure why the Acura drifted into the other lanes. Russell, from Page, Ariz., was not wearing a seat belt, troopers repor... Two drivers died Saturday in a southern Utah crash. Jay Russell, 53, was driving north on U.S. Highway 89 while Richard Nutt, 78, was driving south on the highway, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. At 12:55 p.m., Russell’s Acura drifted into the southbound lanes and crashed into Nutt’s Civic head-on near mile marker 8 near Big Water, according to UHP. Investigators are not sure why the Acura drifted into the other lanes. Russell, from Page, Ariz., was not wearing a seat belt, troopers repor... 58357408@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:57:12 MDT Police: A man tried to rob two stores, but it didn’t work http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58357159-78/amp-cox-clerk-police.html.csp West Valley City police suspect the same robber tried to rob two businesses in a row, but didn’t get away with any cash from either. The man first walked into a Subway, near 5600 W. 3500 South, about 9 a.m. Saturday and demanded money from the clerk, said police Lt. Lamonte Cox. He also told the clerk that “he had a piece,” Cox said, though the employee never saw a weapon. The clerk told him that she needed a key to open the register, at which point the suspect turned around and left, Cox said. ... West Valley City police suspect the same robber tried to rob two businesses in a row, but didn’t get away with any cash from either. The man first walked into a Subway, near 5600 W. 3500 South, about 9 a.m. Saturday and demanded money from the clerk, said police Lt. Lamonte Cox. He also told the clerk that “he had a piece,” Cox said, though the employee never saw a weapon. The clerk told him that she needed a key to open the register, at which point the suspect turned around and left, Cox said. ... 58357159@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:06:02 MDT Suspect in Utah murders appeals Nevada convictions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58356569-78/mcfarland-kidnapping-car-utah.html.csp Elko, Nev. • A Utah man facing murder charges in the 2011 shooting deaths of an elderly Utah couple in a two-state crime spree that already has him serving up to 56 years in a Nevada prison is appealing his conviction for kidnapping during a botched carjacking at a West Wendover casino. Utah prosecutors filed murder charges against Logan McFarland, 26, in Sanpete County in May after he was sent to the Ely State Prison for six felonies including kidnapping, robbery and car theft. The Elko Daily ... Elko, Nev. • A Utah man facing murder charges in the 2011 shooting deaths of an elderly Utah couple in a two-state crime spree that already has him serving up to 56 years in a Nevada prison is appealing his conviction for kidnapping during a botched carjacking at a West Wendover casino. Utah prosecutors filed murder charges against Logan McFarland, 26, in Sanpete County in May after he was sent to the Ely State Prison for six felonies including kidnapping, robbery and car theft. The Elko Daily ... 58356569@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:47:58 MDT