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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... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 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 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 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:08:21 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 Murray police looking for credit union robber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58355071-78/police-murray-credit-union.html.csp Murray police would like the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a credit union. About 9:50 a.m. Saturday, the man walked into Mountain America Credit Union at 5900 S. State St. and passed a note to the teller “to give him some money,” said police Sgt. Kim Rees. The teller complied, and the man left with an undisclosed amount, Rees said. There was no mention of a weapon, the sergeant added. The man is described as white, about 6 feet tall, with light brown hair. He was wearing plastic fra... Murray police would like the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a credit union. About 9:50 a.m. Saturday, the man walked into Mountain America Credit Union at 5900 S. State St. and passed a note to the teller “to give him some money,” said police Sgt. Kim Rees. The teller complied, and the man left with an undisclosed amount, Rees said. There was no mention of a weapon, the sergeant added. The man is described as white, about 6 feet tall, with light brown hair. He was wearing plastic fra... 58355071@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:22:22 MDT Judge rejects Martin MacNeill’s request for new murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352759-78/macneill-trial-pullan-testimony.html.csp A 4th District judge on Friday rejected a request for a new trial by Martin MacNeill, who was convicted last year of murdering his wife in 2007. Judge Derek Pullan has been mulling the new trial request since January, when MacNeill’s attorney, Randall Spencer filed a motion claiming a federal inmate lied on the stand about a possible early release he received in exchange for his testimony and that prosecutors did not disclose that a deal was in the works. “The question is whether there is a rea... A 4th District judge on Friday rejected a request for a new trial by Martin MacNeill, who was convicted last year of murdering his wife in 2007. Judge Derek Pullan has been mulling the new trial request since January, when MacNeill’s attorney, Randall Spencer filed a motion claiming a federal inmate lied on the stand about a possible early release he received in exchange for his testimony and that prosecutors did not disclose that a deal was in the works. “The question is whether there is a rea... 58352759@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:39:49 MDT Obstacle course challenges Utah motorcycle squad candidates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351487-78/motorcycle-obstacle-squad-candidates.html.csp The Salt Lake City Police Department on Friday began its annual motor school at the Utah State Fairpark for officers interested in assignment to the motorcycle squad. The two-week school makes certain each candidate can operate a motorcycle under the different scenarios routinely encountered by motor officers, according to a press release. Riders must prove their skill by successfully navigating a variety of obstacle courses, as well as pass a braking exam. The Salt Lake City Police Department on Friday began its annual motor school at the Utah State Fairpark for officers interested in assignment to the motorcycle squad. The two-week school makes certain each candidate can operate a motorcycle under the different scenarios routinely encountered by motor officers, according to a press release. Riders must prove their skill by successfully navigating a variety of obstacle courses, as well as pass a braking exam. 58351487@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:54:08 MDT Utah woman hopes good comes from her poison tea ordeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351072-78/harding-friday-tea-restaurant.html.csp Jan Harding — who swallowed tea mixed with lye at a South Jordan restaurant nearly three weeks ago — wants something good to come from the ordeal that nearly killed her. Speaking publicly for the first since she drank the caustic brew, Harding said Friday she hopes the restaurant industry will make changes to keep anything similar from happening again. Harding said that at one point, “I asked God if I wasn’t going to make it through this if He would send an angel to help me through it. But I ne... Jan Harding — who swallowed tea mixed with lye at a South Jordan restaurant nearly three weeks ago — wants something good to come from the ordeal that nearly killed her. Speaking publicly for the first since she drank the caustic brew, Harding said Friday she hopes the restaurant industry will make changes to keep anything similar from happening again. Harding said that at one point, “I asked God if I wasn’t going to make it through this if He would send an angel to help me through it. But I ne... 58351072@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:05:01 MDT Utah man ordered to stand trial in death of ailing wife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351236-78/chamberlain-hadley-jean-barker.html.csp Ogden • Before Jean Chamberlain died Feb. 16 in her Roy home, prosecutors say her husband had amassed a small library of suspicious titles. “The Peaceful Pill Handbook.” “The Final Exit.” “If You Go Into A Nursing Home, Will Your Spouse Go To The Poor House?” The books and articles provided arguments for assisted suicide, warnings against nursing homes, and ways to kill a person without being caught — for instance, suffocation with a helium-filled bag. Techniques are punctuated with handwritten ... Ogden • Before Jean Chamberlain died Feb. 16 in her Roy home, prosecutors say her husband had amassed a small library of suspicious titles. “The Peaceful Pill Handbook.” “The Final Exit.” “If You Go Into A Nursing Home, Will Your Spouse Go To The Poor House?” The books and articles provided arguments for assisted suicide, warnings against nursing homes, and ways to kill a person without being caught — for instance, suffocation with a helium-filled bag. Techniques are punctuated with handwritten ... 58351236@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 21:04:40 MDT Unified policeman cleared in Taylorsville shooting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58352952-78/roskelley-wyant-decision-gun.html.csp The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has cleared a Unified Police officer of shooting and wounding a man earlier this month. On Aug. 1, Unified Police Chief Tracy Wyant shot Jared Roskelley, 31, after he had pointed a .40 caliber Glock at Wyant and another officer, according to the district attorney’s decision clearing Wyant. A third officer later overheard Roskelley, while he was being treated at the hospital, say that he “didn’t want to hurt anyone. I just pointed the gun at them s... The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has cleared a Unified Police officer of shooting and wounding a man earlier this month. On Aug. 1, Unified Police Chief Tracy Wyant shot Jared Roskelley, 31, after he had pointed a .40 caliber Glock at Wyant and another officer, according to the district attorney’s decision clearing Wyant. A third officer later overheard Roskelley, while he was being treated at the hospital, say that he “didn’t want to hurt anyone. I just pointed the gun at them s... 58352952@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:55:24 MDT Utah officer justified in shooting, wounding man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58353025-78/peterson-adams-jordan-court.html.csp The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has ruled that a West Jordan police officer who shot and wounded a man in July was legally justified in using deadly force. A report issued Friday cleared officer Ian Adams in the July 10 shooting of 32-year-old Timothy James Peterson at the Jordan Landing shopping complex. Peterson was carrying a metal bar that was bent in the shape of a handgun, which had a red laser taped to the “barrel,” the report said. When Peterson drew the facsimile weapon... The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has ruled that a West Jordan police officer who shot and wounded a man in July was legally justified in using deadly force. A report issued Friday cleared officer Ian Adams in the July 10 shooting of 32-year-old Timothy James Peterson at the Jordan Landing shopping complex. Peterson was carrying a metal bar that was bent in the shape of a handgun, which had a red laser taped to the “barrel,” the report said. When Peterson drew the facsimile weapon... 58353025@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:55:13 MDT UHP solves mystery of how bloody drunk man got inside Capitol http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351471-78/security-door-building-capitol.html.csp The Utah Capitol’s executive office building normally is locked and secure, so Utah Highway Patrol troopers on Friday were briefly mystified about just how a bloodied drunk man ended up inside. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said the “breach of security” was discovered about 4:30 a.m. Friday when a janitor came upon the 24-year-old Layton man, lying semi-conscious near a stairwell in the sixth floor lobby of the State Office Building. Troopers, who are charged with security of the Capitol grounds, didn’t g... The Utah Capitol’s executive office building normally is locked and secure, so Utah Highway Patrol troopers on Friday were briefly mystified about just how a bloodied drunk man ended up inside. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said the “breach of security” was discovered about 4:30 a.m. Friday when a janitor came upon the 24-year-old Layton man, lying semi-conscious near a stairwell in the sixth floor lobby of the State Office Building. Troopers, who are charged with security of the Capitol grounds, didn’t g... 58351471@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:45:04 MDT Victim recounts attack in hearing for suspect in BYU gropings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58345668-78/fletcher-allan-team-footage.html.csp Provo • A victim of the alleged “BYU Groper” said having her breast grabbed by a passing jogger “was kind of like being punched in the face, only it’s worse because it’s not your face.” But attorneys for Nathan Fletcher argued in his preliminary hearing Thursday that prosecutors have the wrong man. “This case is about identification,” said attorney John Allan. “… They have the wrong guy.” Brigham Young University police Detective David Styer said members of the school’s track team identified Fl... Provo • A victim of the alleged “BYU Groper” said having her breast grabbed by a passing jogger “was kind of like being punched in the face, only it’s worse because it’s not your face.” But attorneys for Nathan Fletcher argued in his preliminary hearing Thursday that prosecutors have the wrong man. “This case is about identification,” said attorney John Allan. “… They have the wrong guy.” Brigham Young University police Detective David Styer said members of the school’s track team identified Fl... 58345668@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:38:29 MDT W. Jordan cops: Have you seen this alleged voyeur? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351206-78/jordan-police-remims-seen.html.csp West Jordan police want the public’s help in ending a department store voyeur’s leering career. Police Sgt. Dan Roberts said the suspect — described as balding white male, 40-50 years old, wearing a yellow T-shirt, light-colored cargo style shorts, and sandals — allegedly was seen zipping up his fly shortly after being caught by a woman peeking under her dressing room door. The man ran from the Kohl’s store at Jordan Landing, 7292 S. Plaza Center Drive, and drove off in a late-90s, white extende... West Jordan police want the public’s help in ending a department store voyeur’s leering career. Police Sgt. Dan Roberts said the suspect — described as balding white male, 40-50 years old, wearing a yellow T-shirt, light-colored cargo style shorts, and sandals — allegedly was seen zipping up his fly shortly after being caught by a woman peeking under her dressing room door. The man ran from the Kohl’s store at Jordan Landing, 7292 S. Plaza Center Drive, and drove off in a late-90s, white extende... 58351206@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:38:29 MDT Summit County health officials warn of possible diesel water contamination http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58351188-78/creek-summit-contamination-county.html.csp Summit County health officials on Friday cautioned water-users downstream of a crash near Echo Creek between a semi-trailer rig and an SUV hauling a trailer to keep a lookout for possible fuel contamination. The crash occurred 5:15 p.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 176. No injuries were reported, but the semi’s fuel tanks ruptured during the accident and leaked diesel into the creek. North Summit Fire District spokesman Tyler Rowser said that hazardous materials workers sto... Summit County health officials on Friday cautioned water-users downstream of a crash near Echo Creek between a semi-trailer rig and an SUV hauling a trailer to keep a lookout for possible fuel contamination. The crash occurred 5:15 p.m. Thursday on westbound Interstate 80 at mile marker 176. No injuries were reported, but the semi’s fuel tanks ruptured during the accident and leaked diesel into the creek. North Summit Fire District spokesman Tyler Rowser said that hazardous materials workers sto... 58351188@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:11:55 MDT Would-be robber runs with scissors, escapes injury — but not jail http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58347012-78/scissors-police-lake-salt.html.csp Scissors just wouldn’t do it for a would-be armed robber at a west Salt Lake City grocery store. Police say the male suspect entered the Jade Market at 353 W. 200 South about 9 a.m. Wednesday, brandished the scissors and demanded $200 cash from the clerk. “Get the ---- out of here,” the clerk, unimpressed, replied. The man, despite the caution of mothers from time immemorial, ran away with the scissors — and out the door. Police, answering the 911 call from the store, located the 23-year-old sus... Scissors just wouldn’t do it for a would-be armed robber at a west Salt Lake City grocery store. Police say the male suspect entered the Jade Market at 353 W. 200 South about 9 a.m. Wednesday, brandished the scissors and demanded $200 cash from the clerk. “Get the ---- out of here,” the clerk, unimpressed, replied. The man, despite the caution of mothers from time immemorial, ran away with the scissors — and out the door. Police, answering the 911 call from the store, located the 23-year-old sus... 58347012@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:15:13 MDT I-80 crash closes westbound lanes in Summit County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58348935-78/lanes-royce-semi-crash.html.csp A crash on Interstate 80 near milepost 175 briefly closed two westbound lanes Thursday afternoon, but all lanes were cleared by 6 p.m. A sport utility vehicle and a semi-trailer collided and rolled over about 10 miles northeast of I-80’s junction with Interstate 84, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce. Some fuel from the semi spilled into the road, but no one claimed any injuries, Royce said. “There might be some closures while they upright the semi, but it doesn’t look like any major delay... A crash on Interstate 80 near milepost 175 briefly closed two westbound lanes Thursday afternoon, but all lanes were cleared by 6 p.m. A sport utility vehicle and a semi-trailer collided and rolled over about 10 miles northeast of I-80’s junction with Interstate 84, said Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce. Some fuel from the semi spilled into the road, but no one claimed any injuries, Royce said. “There might be some closures while they upright the semi, but it doesn’t look like any major delay... 58348935@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:15:13 MDT