UV crime: Police shooting, child abuse

Students at Grove Crest Elementary School reported a women following them and telling them to come to her car. (Photo courtesy Grove Crest Elementary School)

Students at Grove Crest Elementary School reported a women following them and telling them to come to her car. (Photo courtesy Grove Crest Elementary School)

Police shooting in Saratoga Springs

A man who police say was wielding a Samurai sword near Saratoga Springs businesses was shot and killed by police Wednesday morning.

Twenty-two-year-old Darrien Nathaniel Hunt was shot in the area of Crossroads Boulevard and Redwood Road around 9:40 a.m. after someone spotted him with the sword and called police.

Reward in murder case

Provo police are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of whoever is responsible for the death of a 60-year-old woman on May 21.

Belen Perez was found dead in her home at 1675 W. 50 North. An autopsy showed she was strangled. Anyone with information in the case should call police at (801) 852-7400.

Christopher Nieto was arrested for breaking his girlfriend's son's arm. (Photo courtesy Utah County Sheriff's Office)

Christopher Nieto was arrested for breaking his girlfriend’s son’s arm. (Photo courtesy Utah County Sheriff’s Office)

Child abuse arrest

Eagle Mountain resident Christopher Patrick Nieto, 28, was arrested on Saturday after police say he broke the arm of his girlfriend’s 7-year-old son. The boy was taken to American Fork Hospital where doctors discovered both the bones in his lower left arm were broken, police say.

Nieto was booked into jail on a charge of domestic violence-child abuse with serious bodily injury.

Baby with broken arm

Police arrested a 17-year-old Eagle Mountain resident on Sunday after they say he broke his 7-month-old daughter’s lower right arm. The girl had been taken to Riverton Hospital for treatment.

The father, whose name isn’t being released because of his age, was booked into the Slate Canyon Youth Detention Center on a charge of child abuse.

Suspicious person in PG

A group of children walking to Grove Crest Elementary School on Thursday morning said a woman driving a truck stared at one of them then tried to get the kids to come to her.

The kids reported that the woman rolled down her window and watched a first-grader who was walking behind the group, police said. After the child caught up with her friends the driver approached the group in her truck, honked her horn and tried to get the group to come to her.

They ran to school and told a teacher about the incident. While the woman didn’t commit a crime, she scared the children, police said. She’s described as a white woman with strawberry blond hair. She was wearing sunglasses and was driving a black or dark gray Nissan truck.

Police are doing extra patrols around the school.


Amie Rose has more than 14 years of experience writing and editing at newspapers in Utah and New Mexico. She graduated from BYU with a degree in journalism. She lives in Utah Valley with her husband, toddler and crazy dog.

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