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Suspect arrested for trying to entice girls over Internet

(KSL News) Police in Idaho today arrest a man believed to have used the Internet to entice girls in Utah.

Deputies say 35-year-old Arthur Schmierer, of Homedale, Idaho, attempted to solicit girls from Iron County, Utah, to meet him for sexual activity.

Police say they made contact with Schmierer and led him to believe he would be meeting with a 13-year-old girl at a McDonald’s in Nampa, Idaho, this afternoon. Instead, they arrested him and booked him into jail.

Schmierer is a truck driver, and police say he made several communications from out of state.  More HERE

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January 11, 2009 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Police: Dallas shooting suspect had troubled past

DALLAS (AP) – Authorities in Texas and Utah say a former Utah state trooper suspected in a series of rush-hour shootings near Dallas had an addiction to painkillers, and he was wanted in connection with a recent robbery.

Dallas police think 37-year-old Brian Smith was responsible for at least one shooting death. They won’t talk about a similar killing in nearby Garland, which is out of their jurisdiction. Police say Smith fits the description of the man they were looking for.

Smith is on life support at a Dallas hospital after authorities say he shot himself in the head following a brief stand-off early yesterday.  Full story HERE

December 24, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Oil Firm, Flying J, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The Ogden-based oil company Flying J Inc. and two of its subsidiaries on Monday filed petitions for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

In a news release, the privately owned company cited a drop in oil prices and the lack of available financing due to the disruption in credit markets as factors in the decision.  More HERE

December 23, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utah Man Who Thought He Was Wanted Flees, Gets Arrested

SANDY — He ran from police because he thought he had warrants out for his arrest. Turns out he didn’t have any outstanding warrants at all.

But after leading police on a chase and hopping fences in an attempt to escape before eventually being bitten and caught by a police dog, a 37-year-old man ended up being arrested anyway.

Just after 1:30 a.m., a Sandy police officer spotted a car on 900 East between 9000 South and 9400 South and discovered that the driver didn’t have any insurance, said Sandy Police Sgt. Justin Chapman. The officer attempted to pull the driver over, but the man fled, believing he had a warrant out for his arrest.

The man abandoned the car near 100 West and 8750 South and then ran. He jumped over fences and ran through backyards, Chapman said.

A K9 from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office was called and tracked down the man. The dog bit the fleeing man on the left bicep, causing only superficial injuries.

Randy Quigley was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of fleeing, reckless driving, driving without a license and no insurance. Chapman said detectives were trying to determine Tuesday if the car he was driving was stolen or loaned to him by a friend.

From Officer.com

December 17, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, DuMasses | , , | Leave a comment

Gooding Police, ATF nab $8,000 in stolen firearms

Utah man was indicted last month
By Jared S. Hopkins
Staff writer
The Gooding Police Department and the “federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives“ last year recovered more than $8,000 in stolen firearms at an Idaho truck stop, police said Sunday.

The year-long investigation resulted in “a July indictment of a Utah man who is a suspect in selling the stolen guns to an informant working with Gooding police, said Gooding“ Police Detective Sjuni Bunderson.

Gooding Police disclosed the investigation publicly through a news release Sunday. Over the past year, police have been involved with the various legal aspects, Bunderson said.

The man was indicted by a federal grand jury July 22 but has not been arrested, Bunderson said.

Bunderson declined to disclose the man’s name, and said the ATF hadn’t authorized it. He deferred comment to Salt Lake City-based ATF Agent Keith Rafaz. Rafaz could not be reached for comment Sunday. More From MagicValley.com

The article further states that “when the truck arrived in Oregon, an inventory discovered 27 guns were missing, including the 13 that were sold to the Gooding Police informant. The other 14 have not been recovered.”

August 4, 2008 Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , , , | Leave a comment

Woman Calls Orem Police To Free Her From Her Locked Car

Automatic car features are supposed to make life easier for motorists, but they may be leaving some people without the know-how to do things the old-fashioned way. That’s what happened to a driver in Utah County who became trapped inside her own car. 

A woman called Orem police Friday afternoon needing help because her battery died and she was locked inside her car.

When police arrived, they found the woman sitting in the car, unable to get herself out. She couldn’t hear the officers instructions through the rolled-up windows so she motioned to them to call her on her cell phone, according to police.

Once officers were able to talk to the woman on the phone, they were able to tell her how to manually operate the slide lock mechanism on the inside door panel to open the door and free herself.

“I’m just glad she had a cell phone to call for help,” an officer said.  From KUTV

You know, I have the same kind of locks in my pick up and have never locked myself IN my car.  I suppose she could have called OnStar…….  Who says police work isn’t entertaining sometimes…

RTaylor

June 4, 2008 Posted by | Moonbats | , , | Leave a comment