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Criminal investigation probes $126K in mishandled Davis sheriff's funds

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An audit of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office’s business division says $126,000 was improperly handled. The county attorney says a criminal investigation is underway.


Utah State Courts warn of phone scammers claiming to be FBI agents

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If you get a call from the “state courts” saying you must immediately pay money or be arrested, it’s probably a scam.

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50-year-old man accused of setting fire in Bountiful apartment complex

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Police and fire crews were dispatched to 1450 N. 285 East in Bountiful after they received a call of a fire in an apartment building.

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Drug thefts 'real problem' in police evidence rooms

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A national expert says problems like the Weber County Sheriff’s Office’s evidence room crisis are not unusual.  

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Deputy didn't lose job after DUI and using unnecessary force on jail inmate


Even after he got a DUI and was written up for using unnecessary force on a jail inmate, a Davis County sheriff’s deputy kept his job and reached full retirement.

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Utah police have discretion on whether to jail or cite and release DUI arrestees

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“Generally it boils down to public safety,” Weber County sheriff’s Lt. Nathan Hutchinson said on why some people arrested for DUI are jailed and others are cited and released.

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Plain City man dies after 45-foot fall near Moab

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A Plain City man died Thursday evening, May 17, after falling about 45 feet while hiking in a popular ATV area.

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Davis County DA determines July 4 police shooting in Centerville was justified

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Investigators determined that UHP Sgt. Chamberlin Neff’s shooting of 32-year-old West Bountiful resident Cody McCray was “lawful, proper, and in effort to ensure public safety,” according to officials. 


Former South Ogden man loses appeal with Utah Supreme Court on kidnapping charge

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The state supreme court threw out the appeal of Percy Lee Wilder — a 46-year-old man convicted on first-degree felony counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault — after it re-examined the cases brought before a district court and the state appeals court.

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Former Layton man pleads guilty in $3.4M Ponzi scheme

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U.S. Attorney’s Office in Santa Ana, California, said Shawn Patrick Watkins admitted in his plea agreement Monday, May 14, 2018, that he conducted monthly seminars in which he offered investments in his company from 2007 to October 2013, but 50 investors were victimized in the fraud scheme....

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