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 in her garage. Her estranged husband discovered one of the bodies last year […]

UV crime: Top 5 crimes of 2014

Utah Valley is known for its close-knit communities and low crime rates, but that doesn’t mean there’s no crime, and 2014 saw its fair share. From a shooting spree to dead babies, 2014 was a busy year for police. Dead babies found A former Pleasant Grove resident this year was accused of a gruesome crime […]

UV crime: Stolen police truck, high-speed chases

Police chase Utah County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Springville man Thursday afternoon after a high-speed chase through Springville, Spanish Fork and Mapleton. Just after 4 p.m., an officer stopped 53-year-old Kevin Val Christensen in Springville because he knew the man had a suspended driver’s license. Christensen got agitated about the stop and took off, and […]

UV crime: Murder conviction, trailer park meth

Hearing set in dead babies case A judge on Monday set a preliminary hearing for Megan Huntsman, a former Pleasant Grove resident accused of giving birth to six babies and then killing them and hiding their bodies in her garage. The hearing, in which a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence for the case […]