Courts

Drug thefts 'real problem' in police evidence rooms

Weber County evidence bay

A national expert says problems like the Weber County Sheriff’s Office’s evidence room...

Police & Fire

Drug thefts 'real problem' in police evidence rooms

Weber County evidence bay

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


Police & Fire

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

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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.


Police & Fire

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.


Courts

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

Shawn Patrick Watkins

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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Trial moved again for former McKay-Dee nurse blamed for 2015 hepatitis outbreak

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Neilson is blamed for spreading hepatitis C in McKay-Dee and Davis hospitals which caused the facilities to notify 7,200 former patients of possible exposure to the disease. 


Courts

2 Davis County judges to step down later this year

Farmington Judges retiring 5/15

Judges Michael Allphin and Glen Dawson sent their retirement notices to Gov. Gary Herbert’s office earlier this year, which he accepted, according to Utah State Court spokesperson Geoff Fattah.


Police & Fire

Man accused of sexual abuse over 5 years, booked in jail on 15 felony charges

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On Sunday, police were notified of a sex offense that happened in Washington Terrace, where the mother of a 15-year-old was suspicious her daughter was being abused by Gonzalez, according to a probable cause statement.


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Ogden couple accused of killing child pleads not guilty, will be held until trial

Brenda Emile Miller Costello child death case

Miller Costello, 25, and Brenda Emile, 23, appeared in Ogden’s 2nd District Court with their attorneys.


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Ogden City denies allegations in lawsuit over Weber County Jail death

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Michelle Shafer of Hooper says her son, Ashley Evan Jessop, was neglected by Ogden City and the Weber County.Jail after he was arrested for public intoxication. But Ogden City attorneys argue the arresting officer was not negligent and that Jessop bore some responsibility for what happened to him.


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