UV crime: Upcoming sex assault trial, spitting drugs

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Orem police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed La Brioche Bakery, 845 N. 100 West in Orem, on April 3.  (Photo courtesy La Bioche Bakery)

Orem police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed La Brioche Bakery, 845 N. 100 West in Orem, on April 3. (Photo courtesy La Bioche Bakery)

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 he’ll be back in court on April 13 for attorneys to argue whether the judge should allow an out-of-court statement from the accuser.

Johnson faces charges of child kidnapping, sodomy on a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child and tampering with a witness.

Stolen credit cards

Police arrested a couple on Wednesday after they reportedly tried to use stolen credit cards.

Javier Lora was booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of theft, producing or transferring a false identification document and unlawful acquisition/possession of a financial card. Gardenia Chavez Moren was booked on a charge of unlawful possession/acquisition of  a financial card.

The pair were reportedly trying to use stolen cards to make a purchase at the Lindon Home Depot, and officers discovered they had 10 stolen cards, according to police.

Drug arrest

A man arrested by Provo police on Tuesday reportedly hid baggies of meth in his mouth then spit them out into the trash as he was walking into the jail.

Kenneth Hampton was originally arrested after police reportedly found he had warrants out for his arrest and drug paraphernalia on him. He was booked into the Utah County Jail on new charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and  possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Stolen car

On Sunday, Orem police recovered a stolen 2015 Lexus. At the time of arrest, the suspect also reportedly had car keys from dealerships in Salt Lake County.

Bakery robbery

Orem police are looking for a man who reportedly robbed La Brioche Bakery, 845 N. 100 West in Orem, on April 3. The man was slender and muscular, had facial hair and was between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. He was wearing sunglasses, a hat, jeans and a light-colored jacket with a hood.

Police say he gave the cashier a note demanding cash and a cell phone. He got the money and left in a white or silver car. Police ask that anyone with information about the robbery call (801) 229-7070.

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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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