UV crime: Parole hearing set for baby killer, elderly woman stops carjacking

BB vandals Orem police say that vandals on Wednesday shot out dozens of car windows on 800 West, between 400 North and 2000 North. Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information about the cases can call Orem police at (801) 229-7070. Leave the drugs home Orem police arrested a woman on Tuesday after she reportedly was […]

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 aggravated arson and obstructing justice, and the court notes the case involves domestic […]

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 […]

UV crime: Arrest in dog poisoning, new info in murder-suicide and babies’ deaths

Report released in murder-suicide Police released a report this week on the murder-suicide involving a Lindon police officer earlier this year. Joshua Boren killed his estranged wife, her mother and his two children — ages 5 and 7. The report reveals that he sexually abused his wife, and used his service weapon to kill his family at […]

UV crime: Charges filed in baby-killing case, quarters missing in Provo

Charges filed against suspected baby killer The former Pleasant Grove woman arrested last month after police discovered the remains of seven babies in a garage was formally charged this week. Megan Huntsman, 39, faces six counts of murder. Officials say one of the babies was stillborn. One of the bodies was found by her estranged husband, […]

UV crime: Bodies discovered in Pleasant Grove, check recycling in Orem

Gruesome discovery A former Pleasant Grove woman admitted to killing six of her newborn babies and putting those and a seventh stillborn baby into separate containers in the garage where she lived between 1996 and 2006, police say. The woman’s estranged husband found one body while cleaning out the garage on Saturday, then called police, […]