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  • Former Granite District teacher charged with multiple felonies

    SALT LAKE CITY — A former Granite District junior high school teacher has been charged with 16 felonies after sexually abusing a teenager. Jeffery Luke Zawalski, 36, was initially arrested and booked in jail in September on 10 charges of sexual exploitation of a vulnerable adult, five counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor and one count of enticing a minor by internet or text. According to a probable cause statement, Zawalski—the band and music teacher at Evergreen Junior […]

  • Woman dies after auto-pedestrian accident on Foothill Drive

    SALT LAKE CITY — A woman has died after being hit by a truck early Saturday morning near the University of Utah. Around 6:45 a.m. a 60-year-old woman was at the intersection of Foothill Drive and Wakara Way when she was struck by the truck, according Salt Lake City Police Department Lieutenant Brett Olsen. She was treated at University of Utah hospital for head trauma, according to Olsen. No further details were available. According to Olsen, the accident is still […]

  • Police searching for three men in relation to early morning shooting

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police are searching for three suspects after a man was reportedly shot during a party around 4:30 a.m. According to Salt Lake City Police Lt. Gary Trost, it happened near 700 South 300 West when a fight broke between a private security guard and three men. Officers say one of the men pulled out a gun and fired, hitting the security guard in the backside. The three men then fled the scene. The victim was taken […]

  • Police chase leads to three people in custody

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah  — Three people are in custody after leading police on a chase throughout Salt Lake County early Saturday morning. The driver, Danny Luafulu, 27, was arrested and booked in jail on charges of failure to respond to stop and theft by receiving stolen property. The identities of the two passengers have not yet been released. According to Sgt. Robert Brinton of West Valley City Police Department, it started around 2 a.m. when Utah Highway Patrol attempted […]

  • A man is on the run after a vehicle pursuit by police in Diamond Valley

    DIAMOND VALLEY, Utah — A woman was arrested and a man is on the run after a vehicle evaded police Saturday. They have been identified as Bailey Boshay Gillies, 22, and Adam Brett Wallin, 35. According to a press release from Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Gillies and Wallin are “wanted in connection to an active criminal investigation and no bail warrants originating from the Fifth District Court in St. George.” According to a probable cause statement obtained by Fox 13, a […]

  • Three brothers arrested and charged for multiple counts of drugs, weapons and forgery

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s SECURE Strike Force arrested and charged three brothers for multiple felonies involving weapons, drugs and fake social security cards on Saturday. According to a press release from the Attorney General’s office, The focus of the SECURE Strike Force is to investigate major crimes by or against people who are present in the United States without legal documentation. Eduardo Romo-Vazquez, 32, was charged with 16 felonies. The charges include two counts of possession […]

  • SWAT standoff ends with Taylorsville man in custody

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police spent hours in a standoff Saturday with a man who they say pointed a gun at someone and threatened to shoot them. The man has been identified as 35-year-old John Pickett of Taylorsville. Unified Police say Pickett was on a motorcycle when he pointed a gun at another person sometime before 1 p.m. Police tracked his license plate number to his home address near 6100 South and 2700 West and arrived there before him. When Pickett […]

  • Motorcyclist in critical condition after colliding with car while evading police

    SANDY, Utah — A motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a car while fleeing from police Saturday night, Unified Police Department says. At around 10 p.m. an off-duty Unified Police officer was traveling westbound on 11400 South near 500 East and began driving next to a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist noticed the marked police car and took off at a high rate of speed, according to Detective Kevin Mallory. The officer did not have his lights on and did […]

  • Three teens arrested after Sandy high speed police chase

    SANDY, Utah — Three teenagers have been arrested after leading police on an early morning high speed chase that started in Sandy. At around 2:30 a.m. Sandy police began chasing a white Dodge Durango after reports of shots fired on Candle Light Lane, Sgt. Jason Neilsen said. Sandy police say they lost the car after it got on Interstate 15 at 9000 South. Unified Police then picked up the chase at 5300 South on I-15 and arrested two 17-year-olds and […]

  • Two teens in custody after evading police in car and on foot

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Two teenage boys are in custody after stealing a car from a youth treatment center and evading police in Cache and Box Elder counties. Saturday at approximately 1:15 p.m., a vehicle was taken from a youth treatment center in Cache Valley, according to a press release from Utah Highway Patrol. The car attempted to evade a trooper on a motorcycle but the trooper did not pursue and instead relayed information to Box Elder officers. When […]

  • Stabbing suspect not found after SWAT responds to West Jordan home; search underway

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police are searching for the suspect in a Sandy stabbing after sending a SWAT team to a West Jordan home where he was believed to be barricaded inside on Saturday. Jesse David, 34, fled the scene of an aggravated assault at an apartment complex near 9000 South and State Street around 4:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Jason Nielsen of Sandy Police. Police were informed that he had barricaded himself inside a West Jordan home near 3500 […]

  • Downtown traffic will be affected by UN Conference

    SALT LAKE CITY — Beginning Monday and going through Wednesday, some downtown roads will be affected by the United Nations conference. In a Facebook post SLC Police Department said there will be lane restrictions and reduced traffic flow around Salt Palace. Police said it is best to avoid the area. There will also be limited pedestrian traffic. Only conference attendees will be allowed to walk on the block of the Salt Palace. Take a look a the map to plan […]

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