Arson in Orem
Early Friday morning Orem police say someone started a fire at an apartment complex under construction near 900 N. State St., causing about $1 million in damage. Fire crews responded to the fire around 1:30 a.m.
If you have information about the fire, call police at (801) 229-7070.
On Wednesday a school resource officer in Highland investigated a case in which students were passing around explicit images via cell phone. Charges are being considered against several students, according to police.
Prison for candidate
Mark Byrge, once a Democratic candidate for the Utah Legislature, was sentenced to one to 15 years in prison on Tuesday in the pistol-whipping of a man over a drug debt. In October Byrge pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and aggravated assault.
Byrge dropped out of the race before the November election.
Two women were arrested in American Fork on Sunday, accused of wrapping up marijuana as a Christmas present.
Nicole Hagerman and Sami McLuckie were pulled over for traffic violations, according to police. But while they were stopped a K-9 officer arrived and alerted to drugs in the car. Officers reportedly found marijuana in the car, wrapped up as a Christmas present.
Hagerman was booked into jail on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance. McLuckie was booked on a charge of possession of marijuana.
On Dec. 8, Orem police say a man fled officer in a car. The driver eventually stopped but got away; the female passenger was caught. On Sunday, the man was arrested at a home in Spanish Fork.
Chris Fausett was booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of failure to stop for police, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, driving on a denied license, evading police and improper use of lanes as well as several warrants.