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Bowen is accused of fraud for neglecting to tell buyers of lots in a Saratoga Springs development called Fox Hollow that there was no water available, and that the city wa... In the frenetic market of the mid-2000s, new subdivisions in the Utah County town of Saratoga Springs were popping up like mushrooms after a rain. But now it’s the more sober days of 2014, and Kimberly Bowen, once a successful real estate agent, is facing criminal charges that largely boil down to one thing — a lack of water. Bowen is accused of fraud for neglecting to tell buyers of lots in a Saratoga Springs development called Fox Hollow that there was no water available, and that the city wa... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58506274@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:30:48 MDT Driver flown to hospital after crash in western Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58538754-78/according-flown-hospital-woman.html.csp A Weber County woman was flown to a hospital after a rollover crash Sunday in western Tooele County. The 33-year-old woman was driving eastbound on Interstate 80 when her vehicle veered to the right, then overcorrected to the left, at 12:16 p.m. Her four-door Saturn hit a dirt embankment and rolled onto its side near mile marker 19, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Other drivers rolled the Saturn back onto its wheels while the emergency responders were still on their way, according to UHP.... A Weber County woman was flown to a hospital after a rollover crash Sunday in western Tooele County. The 33-year-old woman was driving eastbound on Interstate 80 when her vehicle veered to the right, then overcorrected to the left, at 12:16 p.m. Her four-door Saturn hit a dirt embankment and rolled onto its side near mile marker 19, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Other drivers rolled the Saturn back onto its wheels while the emergency responders were still on their way, according to UHP.... 58538754@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:38:42 MDT Three arrested in burglary of Mormon church building http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58538209-78/duchesne-arrested-church-according.html.csp Two men and a teenager were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Mormon church last week. In Wednesday’s early morning hours, someone broke into a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Duchesne city and stole both property and cash, according to the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives spoke to one of the men, who implicated the other man and a 17-year-old boy, all of whom are locals. The two men told officers where to find the stolen items and money, which were later... Two men and a teenager were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a Mormon church last week. In Wednesday’s early morning hours, someone broke into a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Duchesne city and stole both property and cash, according to the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives spoke to one of the men, who implicated the other man and a 17-year-old boy, all of whom are locals. The two men told officers where to find the stolen items and money, which were later... 58538209@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:42:50 MDT Protesters demand answers in police shooting of Darrien Hunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58534118-78/hunt-police-shot-family.html.csp Saratoga Springs • Demonstrators demanded answers Saturday in the police shooting death of Darrien Hunt and called for citizen review boards in Utah and throughout the nation. About 60 protesters, including members of Hunt’s family, rallied along Commerce Boulevard, then marched about a half block to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, chanting “Hey, ho, police brutality’s got to go” and “Shot in the back for being black.” Many of the demonstrators came from outside the city and had never m... Saratoga Springs • Demonstrators demanded answers Saturday in the police shooting death of Darrien Hunt and called for citizen review boards in Utah and throughout the nation. About 60 protesters, including members of Hunt’s family, rallied along Commerce Boulevard, then marched about a half block to the Saratoga Springs Police Department, chanting “Hey, ho, police brutality’s got to go” and “Shot in the back for being black.” Many of the demonstrators came from outside the city and had never m... 58534118@www.sltrib.com Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:12:28 MDT Motorcyclist dies in South Salt Lake crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58537321-78/amp-lake-salt-south.html.csp A motorcyclist died early Saturday in a crash in South Salt Lake. Police did not immediately disclose the 39-year-old man’s name. The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. on 3900 South near 500 West. South Salt Lake police Sgt. Darren Carr said the motorcycle was traveling west on 3900 South when a car turned left in front of the bike to enter a gas station. Carr said it appeared the rider tried to lay the motorcycle on its side. The motorcyclist died at the scene. Carr said the man was not wearing... A motorcyclist died early Saturday in a crash in South Salt Lake. Police did not immediately disclose the 39-year-old man’s name. The crash happened about 1:30 a.m. on 3900 South near 500 West. South Salt Lake police Sgt. Darren Carr said the motorcycle was traveling west on 3900 South when a car turned left in front of the bike to enter a gas station. Carr said it appeared the rider tried to lay the motorcycle on its side. The motorcyclist died at the scene. Carr said the man was not wearing... 58537321@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:13:01 MDT Suspected drunk driver hits car carrying children in Ogden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58536297-78/amp-ogden-car-driver.html.csp Two small children were flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition Friday after a woman accused of driving drunk crashed into the car in which they were riding. The woman was driving her Toyota Camry the wrong way down a one-way section of 21st Street in Ogden about 11:35 a.m. when she crashed head-on into a Chrysler sedan carrying three small children — an infant boy, a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl, according to Ogden Police. The children were all in the backseat of th... Two small children were flown to Primary Children’s Hospital in critical condition Friday after a woman accused of driving drunk crashed into the car in which they were riding. The woman was driving her Toyota Camry the wrong way down a one-way section of 21st Street in Ogden about 11:35 a.m. when she crashed head-on into a Chrysler sedan carrying three small children — an infant boy, a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl, according to Ogden Police. The children were all in the backseat of th... 58536297@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:07:01 MDT Woman accused of stabbing partner to death in Ogden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58536199-78/baird-amp-mendoza-ogden.html.csp In February, Victoria Mendoza posted a confession to Facebook: “I really am on my worst behavior.” That was eight months before, Ogden police say, she stabbed her partner, 21-year-old Tawnee Maria Baird, to death in a parking lot. Family members told The Salt Lake Tribune late Saturday that Mendoza had been abusing Baird, and Baird wanted out of the relationship. “I’m a little pissed off at myself for not separating those two. I knew deep down in my soul there was something wrong,” said Baird... In February, Victoria Mendoza posted a confession to Facebook: “I really am on my worst behavior.” That was eight months before, Ogden police say, she stabbed her partner, 21-year-old Tawnee Maria Baird, to death in a parking lot. Family members told The Salt Lake Tribune late Saturday that Mendoza had been abusing Baird, and Baird wanted out of the relationship. “I’m a little pissed off at myself for not separating those two. I knew deep down in my soul there was something wrong,” said Baird... 58536199@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:33:26 MDT Testimony on Salt Lake City teen’s final day drives family from courtroom http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58528646-78/winston-alvarado-reyos-frank.html.csp The woman who claims she witnessed Frank Reyos murder 16-year-old Kenyatta Winston in a vacant Sugar House lot more than two years ago said she was afraid that she, too, would be killed if she told the truth. It’s what kept her quiet for weeks after the Utah teen’s death, she said. And what landed her back in prison — on suspicion of obstructing justice while she was already on parole. But on Thursday, Natasha Alvarado faced a jury and said she couldn’t keep lying. “I was having nightmares; it... The woman who claims she witnessed Frank Reyos murder 16-year-old Kenyatta Winston in a vacant Sugar House lot more than two years ago said she was afraid that she, too, would be killed if she told the truth. It’s what kept her quiet for weeks after the Utah teen’s death, she said. And what landed her back in prison — on suspicion of obstructing justice while she was already on parole. But on Thursday, Natasha Alvarado faced a jury and said she couldn’t keep lying. “I was having nightmares; it... 58528646@www.sltrib.com Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:44:31 MDT Man dies when pickup crashes on I-15 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58534763-78/pickup-driver-ford-car.html.csp A driver died Friday in Box Elder County after his pickup was struck from behind, sending the truck into a house and a parked car. The driver’s name was not immediately disclosed. The accident happened about 5:15 p.m. near the town of Portage. The Ford pickup was traveling south on Interstate 15. A Dodge pickup came up from behind and struck the Ford, the Utah Highway Patrol said. The Ford went down an embankment, through a fence, into a tree, hit a propane tank, the corner of a house and a p... A driver died Friday in Box Elder County after his pickup was struck from behind, sending the truck into a house and a parked car. The driver’s name was not immediately disclosed. The accident happened about 5:15 p.m. near the town of Portage. The Ford pickup was traveling south on Interstate 15. A Dodge pickup came up from behind and struck the Ford, the Utah Highway Patrol said. The Ford went down an embankment, through a fence, into a tree, hit a propane tank, the corner of a house and a p... 58534763@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:35:02 MDT Jury finds man guilty of killing Utah teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58533603-78/reyos-winston-alvarado-murder.html.csp They walked out when photographs of 16-year-old Kenyatta Winston’s body were projected on a screen in the courtroom, shifted uncomfortably as defense lawyers detailed the kinds of maggots found swarming the teenager, left for dead in a shallow ditch behind a vacant Sugar House lot. But on Friday, when a jury convicted Frank Paul Reyos of Winston’s murder, the teen’s family embraced and said they could finally have closure. “There are really no winners here today,” said the victim’s father, Nor... They walked out when photographs of 16-year-old Kenyatta Winston’s body were projected on a screen in the courtroom, shifted uncomfortably as defense lawyers detailed the kinds of maggots found swarming the teenager, left for dead in a shallow ditch behind a vacant Sugar House lot. But on Friday, when a jury convicted Frank Paul Reyos of Winston’s murder, the teen’s family embraced and said they could finally have closure. “There are really no winners here today,” said the victim’s father, Nor... 58533603@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:37:37 MDT Utah judge won’t toss wrongful death suit for artifacts suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58533064-78/redd-agents-james-artifacts.html.csp A federal judge has refused to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a Blanding doctor who killed himself after he was arrested during a 2009 crackdown on illegal artifact trafficking. But in his Wednesday decision, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby dismissed four out of the five claims made by Jeanne Redd in the lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of James Redd’s estate in 2011. Attorneys for two Bureau of Land Management Agents named as defendants had asked the judge to toss t... A federal judge has refused to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a Blanding doctor who killed himself after he was arrested during a 2009 crackdown on illegal artifact trafficking. But in his Wednesday decision, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby dismissed four out of the five claims made by Jeanne Redd in the lawsuit, which was filed on behalf of James Redd’s estate in 2011. Attorneys for two Bureau of Land Management Agents named as defendants had asked the judge to toss t... 58533064@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:06:48 MDT Teen hiker falls to death in Little Cottonwood Canyon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58533131-78/amp-canyon-cottonwood-hoyal.html.csp Search and rescue crews recovered the body of a 19-year-old hiker late Friday morning in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The victim was identified as Joshua Linares, 19, of West Jordan. Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal said dispatchers received a 911 call from the man’s family at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, reporting he was overdue from an excursion into the Lisa Falls area, about 3 miles east of the mouth of the canyon. Hoyal said search and rescue crews, aided by a helicopter, looked for the man ... Search and rescue crews recovered the body of a 19-year-old hiker late Friday morning in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The victim was identified as Joshua Linares, 19, of West Jordan. Unified Police Department Lt. Justin Hoyal said dispatchers received a 911 call from the man’s family at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, reporting he was overdue from an excursion into the Lisa Falls area, about 3 miles east of the mouth of the canyon. Hoyal said search and rescue crews, aided by a helicopter, looked for the man ... 58533131@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:40:40 MDT Few leads in shooting of S. Salt Lake woman http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58532793-78/lake-salt-woman-south.html.csp A 42-year-old woman was in critical condition Friday after being shot in the leg while walking along a South Salt Lake street. South Salt Lake police Lt. Gary Keller said the shooting occurred at 6:38 a.m. Friday as the woman, walking near a Mormon chapel in the area of 3350 South and 300 East, heard gunfire — and then felt a bullet strike her leg. Paramedics responding to 911 calls found the woman collapsed on the street and suffering from significant blood loss. She was rushed her to the hosp... A 42-year-old woman was in critical condition Friday after being shot in the leg while walking along a South Salt Lake street. South Salt Lake police Lt. Gary Keller said the shooting occurred at 6:38 a.m. Friday as the woman, walking near a Mormon chapel in the area of 3350 South and 300 East, heard gunfire — and then felt a bullet strike her leg. Paramedics responding to 911 calls found the woman collapsed on the street and suffering from significant blood loss. She was rushed her to the hosp... 58532793@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:58:14 MDT Verdict in Conrad Truman murder case expected Tuesday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58532707-78/truman-wife-conrad-testified.html.csp Provo • All of the evidence has been presented to the jurors who will decide whether Conrad Mark Truman is guilty of murdering his wife in their Orem home in 2012. But the jury will wait until Tuesday before they hear closing arguments and render its verdict. On Friday, Truman was cross-examined for about a half hour before the defense rested its case — after 11 days of testimony over three weeks, mostly from prosecution witnesses. Fourth District Judge Samuel McVey told the jurors to return Tu... Provo • All of the evidence has been presented to the jurors who will decide whether Conrad Mark Truman is guilty of murdering his wife in their Orem home in 2012. But the jury will wait until Tuesday before they hear closing arguments and render its verdict. On Friday, Truman was cross-examined for about a half hour before the defense rested its case — after 11 days of testimony over three weeks, mostly from prosecution witnesses. Fourth District Judge Samuel McVey told the jurors to return Tu... 58532707@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:57:01 MDT UPD: Alert witnesses credited with quick arrest of robbery suspect http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58531972-78/lake-salt-county-robbery.html.csp Unified Police are crediting witnesses — including a law enforcement colleague — for their swift arrest of a suspect in the Thursday afternoon robbery of an eastern Salt Lake County financial institution. UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said that at about 3 p.m. Thursday, a man approached a teller with a note, claiming to be armed and demanding cash. He then fled the Mountain America Credit Union at 2174 E. 3300 South with an undisclosed amount of money. However, an investigator from the Salt Lake Count... Unified Police are crediting witnesses — including a law enforcement colleague — for their swift arrest of a suspect in the Thursday afternoon robbery of an eastern Salt Lake County financial institution. UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said that at about 3 p.m. Thursday, a man approached a teller with a note, claiming to be armed and demanding cash. He then fled the Mountain America Credit Union at 2174 E. 3300 South with an undisclosed amount of money. However, an investigator from the Salt Lake Count... 58531972@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:18:34 MDT South Jordan cops nab Wal-Mart robbers in 20 minutes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58532389-78/jordan-mart-police-wal.html.csp South Jordan police needed just 20 minutes to hunt down and arrest two robbery suspects. SJPD spokesman Sam Winkler said a 911 call came in at 4 p.m. Thursday after a Wal-Mart security officer, attempting to stop two male shoplifters, was threatened by one of them who claimed he had a concealed handgun. The thieves drove off from the 11328 S. Jordan Gateway address, but officers soon spotted them entering a nearby Harmons store, at 10507 S. Redwood Road. Officers closed in: one suspect was arres... South Jordan police needed just 20 minutes to hunt down and arrest two robbery suspects. SJPD spokesman Sam Winkler said a 911 call came in at 4 p.m. Thursday after a Wal-Mart security officer, attempting to stop two male shoplifters, was threatened by one of them who claimed he had a concealed handgun. The thieves drove off from the 11328 S. Jordan Gateway address, but officers soon spotted them entering a nearby Harmons store, at 10507 S. Redwood Road. Officers closed in: one suspect was arres... 58532389@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:18:34 MDT Orem police say auto-pedestrian victim dies of injuries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58532709-78/orem-police-hit-monson.html.csp A 45-year-old man lost his fight for life on Friday, a week after being hit while trying to cross a dark Orem street. Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez said Kyrk Monson, of Salt Lake City, had been listed as “extremely critical” since he was initially rushed to the hospital about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10, after being hit by a car near State Street and 920 North. Monson was not in a crosswalk, and police said it appeared he had been drinking. remims@sltrib.com Twitter: @remims A 45-year-old man lost his fight for life on Friday, a week after being hit while trying to cross a dark Orem street. Orem police Lt. Craig Martinez said Kyrk Monson, of Salt Lake City, had been listed as “extremely critical” since he was initially rushed to the hospital about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 10, after being hit by a car near State Street and 920 North. Monson was not in a crosswalk, and police said it appeared he had been drinking. remims@sltrib.com Twitter: @remims 58532709@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:32:02 MDT 17-year-old boy arrested in 2012 death of Utah teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58528763-200/kasprzak-says-statement-defendant.html.csp Draper • On the night 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak secretly slipped out of her home, her boyfriend told the girl’s mother he did not know where she was. Three days after Kasprzak’s battered body was found in 2012 in the Jordan River, the then-14-year-old denied seeing her in the hours before her death or being at the crime scene. But authorities say they have evidence refuting those claims — a court document alleges cell phone records show the boyfriend was close to the crime scene and that a piec... Draper • On the night 15-year-old Anne Kasprzak secretly slipped out of her home, her boyfriend told the girl’s mother he did not know where she was. Three days after Kasprzak’s battered body was found in 2012 in the Jordan River, the then-14-year-old denied seeing her in the hours before her death or being at the crime scene. But authorities say they have evidence refuting those claims — a court document alleges cell phone records show the boyfriend was close to the crime scene and that a piec... 58528763@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:26:45 MDT Police seek 3 in east Salt Lake City home invasion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58532443-78/lake-salt-east-foot.html.csp Police on Friday were hunting for three armed men who broke into a east Salt Lake City woman’s home and assaulted and robbed her. Salt Lake City police detectives said the home invasion took place at 12:16 p.m. Thursday when the men — with whom the victim had just exchanged telephone numbers with at a nearby Taco Bell restaurant — showed up unexpected and forced their way into her home near 900 S. 500 East. When the 18-year-old woman tried to get the invaders to leave, one of them struck her on ... Police on Friday were hunting for three armed men who broke into a east Salt Lake City woman’s home and assaulted and robbed her. Salt Lake City police detectives said the home invasion took place at 12:16 p.m. Thursday when the men — with whom the victim had just exchanged telephone numbers with at a nearby Taco Bell restaurant — showed up unexpected and forced their way into her home near 900 S. 500 East. When the 18-year-old woman tried to get the invaders to leave, one of them struck her on ... 58532443@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:26:45 MDT ‘Chin Hair Bandit’ (almost) strikes again at Salt Lake City bank http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58527835-78/bank-chin-suspect-bandit.html.csp The “Chin Hair Bandit” has struck again — sort of. That’s what Salt Lake City police are calling the suspect who has held up one financial institution and tried to rob another the next day. The moniker comes from the black goatee pasted on his chin, a faux hairy companion to a black wig he also wears on his felonious excursions. About 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect — otherwise described as a 5-foot-8 Asian male in his late 20s or early 30s, clad in a black ski cap, blue zip-up sweatshirt and ... The “Chin Hair Bandit” has struck again — sort of. That’s what Salt Lake City police are calling the suspect who has held up one financial institution and tried to rob another the next day. The moniker comes from the black goatee pasted on his chin, a faux hairy companion to a black wig he also wears on his felonious excursions. About 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect — otherwise described as a 5-foot-8 Asian male in his late 20s or early 30s, clad in a black ski cap, blue zip-up sweatshirt and ... 58527835@www.sltrib.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:03:45 MDT