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UV crime: Shootings in Orem and PG, reward for missing woman

Cop-shooting case Testimony ended Thursday in the case of 18-year-old Meagan Grunwald, charged with murder and attempted murder for her role in the 2014 shooting death of Utah County Deputy Cory Wride and the shooting of Utah County Deputy [...]

UV crime: Trial starts in cop-shooting case, solicitor arrested in Orem

Trial starts in cop-shooting case This week a jury started hearing the case against 18-year-old Meagan Grunwald, charged with murder and attempted murder for her role in the 2014 shooting death of Utah County Deputy Cory Wride and the shooting [...]

UV crime: Bomb threat in Provo, baby killer sentenced

Arson arrest A man has been charged with arson in a 2013 fire that caused $500,000 in damage to former Payson mayor Gordon Taylor’s house. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Shawn M. Balzly, 44, on Wednesday. Balzly faces charges of [...]

UV crime: Stolen cars with police chase, murder/suicide

Sex assault trial postponed A judge on Monday postponed the trial for Jayson Johnson, who’s charged with the 2014 sexual assault of a girl who was on her way to Cherry Hill Elementary School in Orem. The trial was set to being on Tuesday, [...]

UV crime: Upcoming sex assault trial, spitting drugs

Child rape case The man charged with the 2014 sexual assault of a girl who was on her way to Cherry Hill Elementary School in Orem was in court on Monday for a pretrial conference. Jayson Johnson’s trial is set to begin on April 14, but [...]

Provo police testing body cams, want license plate reader

Body cameras for police officers have been in the news a lot lately, but Provo wants to make sure it chooses the right system — for the right price — before putting them on every officer. It will be at least mid-2016 before Provo officers [...]

UV crime: Headstone destruction for Easter resurrection, cold cut caper

Headstone destruction Police arrested a Payson man on Monday after they say he vandalized headstones in Payson’s cemetery. Spencer Robinson, 36, reportedly said he damaged dozens of monuments to help the dead be resurrected on Easter. [...]

Orem apartment arsonist still on the loose; $13,500 reward available

Orem has $13,500 waiting to be awarded to someone who provides information about who’s responsible for two fires at construction sites that caused more than $2 million in damage. Fire officials believe the same person or people are [...]

UV crime: Stolen nose rings, deja vu DUI

Car burglary arrest Provo police arrested 28-year-old Brandon Sargent on Monday after someone reported he was burglarizing vehicles early in the morning near 900 West and 600 South. When police arrived they reportedly found Sargent, who matched [...]

UV crime: Lewdness arrest, roundabout crash

Lewdness and sex abuse Orem police arrested an employee of a flooring company on Wednesday after he reportedly exposed his genitals to a 3-year-old girl in the store. Forty-nine-year-old Jose Ceasar Peredo was booked into the Utah County Jail [...]

UV crime: Drugs, forgery and rape

Drug bust Orem police arrested two men at a hotel after reportedly finding nearly 300 grams of meth on them and in the room. A third person in the room was a minor and was turned over to his parents, though charges will be referred to court [...]

UV crime: Shooting in Eagle Mountain, snowball in Highland

Eagle Mountain shooting A woman reportedly shot and killed her husband in Eagle Mountain on Feb. 27. Police say Tiana Hitesman, 31, told them she shot Elwin Dale Hitesman, 33, after a domestic violence incident. Their four children were asleep [...]

UV crime: Internet enticement of a minor, threats against police

Arrest in attempted sex abuse Utah County officers on Wednesday arrested a 31-year-old man accused of trying to entice who he thought was a 13-year-old girl into a sexual relationship. According to police, for nearly seven months Ryan Chad [...]

UV crime: Murder-suicide in Orem, police shooting in Provo

Murder-suicide Orem police say 24-year-old Riley Mecham shot and killed his grandmother’s live-in boyfriend, 64-year-old Anthony Sorenson, early Wednesday morning before killing himself. The two men lived with Mecham’s grandmother [...]

Investigators still hunting for Orem arsonist

  It’s been a week since Orem officials announced a $12,500 reward for the arrest of whoever is responsible for two arsons in the city, but so far there aren’t any new developments in the case. “We’ve received dozens [...]

UV crime: Guilty plea in dead babies case, $12,500 reward in arsons

Guilty plea in dead babies case Megan Huntsman, a former Pleasant Grove resident, pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing her six babies between 1996 and 2006. She choked or strangled all of the babies after they were born and hid their bodies [...]

Orem police believe construction fires are being set by a serial arsonist

OREM — Orem police believe they have a serial arsonist setting fires to construction sites after a fire was set on the Thursday morning at Sun Canyon Villas and a fire on State St. in early December. “What we’ve done as a city is [...]

UV crime: Arson in Orem, heroin in Alpine

Orem arson Orem fire investigators have determined that a fire early Thursday morning at an apartment construction project was arson. The fire caused more than $1 million to Sun Canyon Villas, which is just south of Midtown 360 between State [...]

UV crime: Deal in BYU groper case, stabbing in Provo

BYU groper plea The former BYU student accused of groping women around campus entered into a diversion agreement with prosecutors this week. Nathan Fletcher agreed to an 18-month agreement, during which he must complete a psychosexual evaluation, [...]

UV crime: Robbery, plea in child porn case

Maverik robbery Around 1 a.m. Monday, police say a man walked into the Maverik store at 1410 S. University Ave. in Provo, grabbed the teller and forced her to open a cash register. The man reportedly took the cash drawer and left. He was wearing [...]