OFFICER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OFFICER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Job hearing reset for West Valley City cop who shot Danielle Willard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57850861-78/cowley-jarvis-hearing-valley.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57850861-78/cowley-jarvis-hearing-valley.html.csp">Job hearing reset for West Valley City cop who shot Danielle Willard</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Nate Carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T22:35:11.555-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Valley City • The hearing to determine whether the police officer who shot and killed Danielle Willard can have his job back was postponed again Wednesday, and the fired officer’s attorneys were admonished for showing a “lack of respect” to the panel weighing the matter. West Valley City’s Civil Service Commissioner Bill Leach said the three-member panel nearly dismissed Shaun Cowley’s appeal, but instead decided to reschedule the hearing. All sides have until May 8 to review the evidence....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57850861@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:35:11 MDT Letter: This parking ticket came back to haunt me http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57851271-82/parking-officer-ticket-warning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57851271-82/parking-officer-ticket-warning.html.csp">Letter: This parking ticket came back to haunt me</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-23T16:35:58.375-06:00">Updated Apr 23, 2014 04:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here’s a warning for those of you who receive a “warning” from a Salt Lake City parking enforcement officer. Earlier this month, I was loading a large musical instrument into my truck at 10:30 at night when a parking officer wrote me up for parking for one minute in a no parking zone. After explaining the circumstances, the officer gave me a verbal warning and took back the ticket. Today, I received a “Parking Late Notice” in the mail for the citation that I had never received. The cost of the o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57851271@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:35:58 MDT Unwelcome guest tased by police on SLC front porch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57849439-78/police-officer-porch-front.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57849439-78/police-officer-porch-front.html.csp">Unwelcome guest tased by police on SLC front porch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T12:25:01.849-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 12:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 26-year-old man was tased by Salt Lake City police Monday after he was found allegedly intoxicated, sitting on someone’s porch without permission. According to Salt Lake City police, officers responded to 2246 S. 900 East just before midnight on Monday on reports that the homeowner had an unwelcome guest sitting on his front porch. An officer arrived and ordered the 26-year-old man to get on the ground, but the man would not respond or comply with the officer’s order. Police say that once the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57849439@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:25:01 MDT Salt Lake County jail inmate attacks corrections officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57850063-78/jail-officer-inmate-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57850063-78/jail-officer-inmate-monday.html.csp">Salt Lake County jail inmate attacks corrections officer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-22T20:35:49.559-06:00">Updated Apr 22, 2014 08:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Salt Lake County jail officer was briefly hospitalized Monday after an inmate attacked him. Jail officials said Tuesday that a 25-year-old inmate became upset because his phone call ended, and attacked the officer who was escorting him to his cell around 1 p.m. Monday. “As the officer was directing the prisoner to his cell, the prisoner turned on the officer and began assaulting him,” a jail press release reads. Back-up officers arrived and restrained the inmate, who was checked by medical st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57850063@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:35:49 MDT Davis County questionnaire asks Utah cops if they are liars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57779822-78/lake-police-questionnaire-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57779822-78/lake-police-questionnaire-salt.html.csp">Davis County questionnaire asks Utah cops if they are liars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-21T15:35:17.517-06:00">Updated Apr 21, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For police officers in Salt Lake City and in Davis County, this question could soon appear on the standard paperwork they have to complete: “Has any judge or prosecutor made any allegations or findings that reflect on your truthfulness or bias? Yes or No.” The Davis County attorney’s office last week started issuing questionnaires to police officers that ask whether they have been caught lying or done something else that could jeopardize court cases in which they might be called to testify. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57779822@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:35:17 MDT Judge limits news coverage of Utah teen charged with murder http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822106-78/grunwald-garcia-jauregui-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822106-78/grunwald-garcia-jauregui-county.html.csp">Judge limits news coverage of Utah teen charged with murder</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T19:42:15.744-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 07:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A judge is limiting television and photographic coverage of a preliminary hearing for a 17-year-old Draper girl charged as an accomplice in a January shooting spree that resulted in the death of one police officer and the wounding of another. Meagan Dakota Grunwald is charged as an adult with aggravated murder, a first-degree felony, and 11 other charges related to the death of Utah County Sgt. Cory Wride near Lehi and the wounding of Utah County Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Sherwood in Santaquin. Fou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822106@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:42:15 MDT Salt Lake City cops: Anti-theft tech nails Gateway Mall shoplifter http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822341-78/mall-officer-phone-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57822341-78/mall-officer-phone-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City cops: Anti-theft tech nails Gateway Mall shoplifter</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T10:51:32.035-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 10:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police say anti-theft technology proved the undoing of a Gateway Mall shoplifter. About 6 p.m. Monday, a 25-year-old male allegedly snatched an I-phone from the Hot Topic store. Mall security was notified and began tracking the phone’s GPS signal as the thief moved through the mall grounds. Detective Greg Wilkins said a Salt Lake City police officer then stationed himself at the phone’s last known location and had mall security remotely activate the phone’s alarm. The officer appr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822341@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:51:32 MDT UTA doubled execs’ bonuses last year while seeking tax hike http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57802498-90/board-bonus-bonuses-chief.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57802498-90/board-bonus-bonuses-chief.html.csp">UTA doubled execs’ bonuses last year while seeking tax hike</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-15T10:46:51.023-06:00">Updated Apr 15, 2014 10:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Transit Authority doubled spending on controversial bonuses for managers last year, while it sought a sales-tax hike it says is needed to restore bus service cut during the recession. The agency spent $1.74 million on such bonuses last year, twice the $870,368 doled out in 2012, according to UTA salary data analyzed by The Salt Lake Tribune. The biggest individual bonuses for executives rose to $30,000 each, up from $25,000. That came on top of compensation packages, including benefits,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802498@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:46:51 MDT Centerville police: Officer forced to shoot armed, suicidal man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57817835-78/farrand-centerville-officer-officers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57817835-78/farrand-centerville-officer-officers.html.csp">Centerville police: Officer forced to shoot armed, suicidal man</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T21:59:01.726-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Centerville police say they were forced to fatally shoot an armed and suicidal man after he answered pleas to surrender by pointing a handgun at officers. Assistant Chief Paul Child said Monday that one Centerville officer was on administrative leave pending review of the Sunday afternoon shooting, which resulted in the death of 38-year-old Vincent John Farrand. The 3:28 p.m. shooting at 550 South 300 East is being investigated by the Davis County Attorney’s Office, Davis County Critical Incide...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57817835@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:59:01 MDT Man accused of being ‘BYU groper’ is charged http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57807626-200/campus-lemmon-byu-fletcher.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57807626-200/campus-lemmon-byu-fletcher.html.csp">Man accused of being ‘BYU groper’ is charged</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T21:08:53.105-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 09:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man who gained notoriety for allegedly committing more than a dozen sexual assaults on Brigham Young University’s campus was charged Thursday with two misdemeanors. Nathan Eric Fletcher, 22, whose alleged misdeeds earned him the nickname of the “BYU groper,” has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery. He could face up to a year in jail for each count, and more charges may be coming. “These are two cases of the 16 that were ready to be presented to the prosecutors office,” ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807626@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:08:53 MDT A kicking, head-butting, spitting arrest for Salt Lake City cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806762-78/suspect-lake-salt-attempted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806762-78/suspect-lake-salt-attempted.html.csp">A kicking, head-butting, spitting arrest for Salt Lake City cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T11:20:30.164-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City police had their hands full taking a car-prowling burglary suspect into custody. A woman witnessed the 20-year-old man breaking into her car about 10 p.m. Thursday at 1650 S. State St. and called 911. Moments later, another citizen reported seeing the same man burglarize a car at 216 E. 1300 South. Change and electronics were taken. Police located the suspect, who admitted, after waiving his Miranda rights, to stealing the items. He claimed he was looking for money to buy food. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57806762@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:20:30 MDT Granger High teen arrested after scuffle with Taser-wielding officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802721-78/officer-student-horsley-taser.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57802721-78/officer-student-horsley-taser.html.csp">Granger High teen arrested after scuffle with Taser-wielding officer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T21:04:16.587-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Granger High School sophomore is facing possible expulsion and criminal charges after wrestling with a Taser-wielding school resource officer before finally being subdued. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said the incident began about 10:30 a.m. Thursday when the male student, along with several others, was discovered loitering in the gymnasium when they were supposed to be in class. A hall monitor approached the group to give them truancy citations but then called the Granite Sch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57802721@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:04:16 MDT Salt Lake City cop stops angry driver at gunpoint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753461-78/driver-officer-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753461-78/driver-officer-lake-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake City cop stops angry driver at gunpoint</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T13:28:15.344-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 01:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Salt Lake City police officer drew his gun to stop an angry driver who aggressively approached him during a traffic stop this weekend. The driver and two passengers were arrested after drugs and a weapon were found in their possession. The incident began at 10:20 p.m. Sunday when the officer pulled over the car after learning it was uninsured. The 29-year-old driver quickly exited the car and came at the officer. Feeling threatened, the officer ordered the 6-foot-3, 215-pound man to stop at gu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753461@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:28:15 MDT Police arrest serial bank robber at Salt Lake City grocery store http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744952-78/bacon-lake-salt-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744952-78/bacon-lake-salt-police.html.csp">Police arrest serial bank robber at Salt Lake City grocery store</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T22:35:48.273-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police arrested a suspected serial bank robber at gunpoint Friday in a Salt Lake City grocery store. Michael Alexander Bacon, 45, was arrested about 4:50 p.m. inside the Brickyard Harmon’s grocery store, at 3270 S. 1300 East, according to the Salt Lake City Detective Cody Lougy. Police located Bacon when an officer responded to an unrelated call in the neighborhood and happened to notice someone matching Bacon’s description nearby. Bacon then took off running and the officer pursued. Bacon led t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57744952@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:35:48 MDT Police ID gunman killed after wounding two SLC cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57742577-78/officers-police-knight-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57742577-78/officers-police-knight-lake.html.csp">Police ID gunman killed after wounding two SLC cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T22:46:38.905-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A wanted man was killed and two police officers wounded from gunshots after a traffic stop in downtown Salt Lake City erupted into a firefight early Friday morning. The man who died in the shootout was identified as 34-year-old Christopher Leo Knight, from Lakeport, Calif., who was wanted by California authorities on suspicion of a drug possession. The gun battle occurred about 2:15 a.m. Friday after the two city patrol officers stopped a mud-splattered, light-colored Jeep near 300 South and We...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57742577@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:46:38 MDT After fatal shooting, TSA wants armed police at checkpoints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57735926-68/tsa-officers-airport-security.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57735926-68/tsa-officers-airport-security.html.csp">After fatal shooting, TSA wants armed police at checkpoints</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T20:53:51.937-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The Transportation Security Administration recommended Wednesday that armed police officers be posted at airport security checkpoints and ticket counters during peak hours after a review of last year’s fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. The 25-page report to Congress obtained by The Associated Press makes 14 recommendations, which do not carry a price tag and are somewhat dependent on local authorities who provide airport security. While airport security has been...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57735926@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:53:51 MDT Competency evaluation ordered for Utah man charged with shooting at cops http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57733731-78/biedermann-officers-ordered-competency.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57733731-78/biedermann-officers-ordered-competency.html.csp">Competency evaluation ordered for Utah man charged with shooting at cops</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T22:47:15.042-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A competency evaluation was ordered Wednesday for a man suspected of exchanging gunfire with Iron County Sheriff’s deputies last December. Grant Louise Biedermann Jr., 41, is charged in 5th District Court with two counts of first-degree felony attempted aggravated murder, two counts of third-degree felony assault by a prisoner and one count of class B misdemeanor carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Biedermann was expected to be in court Wednesday for a pre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733731@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:47:15 MDT Man charged with elderly Murray woman’s homicide http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57729225-78/sharp-spencer-aggravated-charged.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57729225-78/sharp-spencer-aggravated-charged.html.csp">Man charged with elderly Murray woman’s homicide</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T22:11:27.265-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prosecutors have charged a man with killing an elderly Murray woman and setting fire to her home earlier this year. Investigators allege that on Jan. 25, Christen James Spencer killed Shirley Sharp, 84, who lived alone in the home at 20 E. Winchester St. (6400 South). Spencer, 49, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with aggravated murder — which is potentially punishable by death — aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated robbery, aggravated arson and failure to stop at th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57729225@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:11:27 MDT Utah officer may face discipline after suspect steals his vehicle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728130-78/police-ward-officer-vehicle.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728130-78/police-ward-officer-vehicle.html.csp">Utah officer may face discipline after suspect steals his vehicle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The ASSOCIATED PRESS</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T21:51:34.161-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sunset, Utah • A police lieutenant in Sunset could face disciplinary action after a burglary suspect escaped with his police vehicle over the weekend. Sunset Police Chief Ken Eborn tells the Standard-Examiner that Lt. Bruce Arbogast is aware of his mistake and is “beating himself up over this.” Authorities say 26-year-old Nathan Ward was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of burglary and placed in an unmarked police vehicle. Police say Ward convinced the officer to stop by Ward’s house so he...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728130@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:51:34 MDT Work begins on Salt Lake City park dedicated to fallen officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57712654-90/1982-254-amet-heaps.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57712654-90/1982-254-amet-heaps.html.csp">Work begins on Salt Lake City park dedicated to fallen officer</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T22:46:13.136-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new community park will be created near downtown Salt Lake City to honor police Officer Ron Heaps, who was killed in the line of duty Jan. 13, 1982. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday at the site of the new park, 254 E. Herbert Avenue. The park will feature a gazebo for neighborhood gatherings and a series of raised vegetable-planter boxes that will be shared among residents and nearby Lincoln Elementary School. The park also will contain a monument that provides details of Heaps’ deat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712654@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:46:13 MDT