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Utah Crime

Mom Took Daughter Out On Egging Rampage, Police Say

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 12.01.2015 | Weird News

Deputies in Weber County, Utah, believed they've cracked open a case involving a mother who allegedly helped her teenage daughter go on an egging ramp...

Pro Tip: Don't Steal A Stick If You Can't Drive A Stick

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.19.2015 | Weird News

Talk about a bum steer: Utah Police say a man tried to steal a car, then had to call a cab after he couldn't figured out how to use a stick shift. ...

69-Year-Old Woman Punches Would-Be Carjacker Who Then Set Home On Fire

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Crime

A 69-year-old Utah woman fought off a carjacker with several strong punches, only for him to set fire to her daughter's home, police say. The wild ...

Man Robs Credit Union For Girlfriend's Bail Money: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weird News

What a boyfriend! Police in Pleasant Grove, Utah, said Robert Phillip Rivas, 26, robbed the Utah Community Credit Union on May 4, to get bail mone...

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Elizabeth Smart Joins Search For Missing Utah Woman

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart and her father have joined the family of Elizabeth Elena Luna Salgado in an effort to raise awareness about the wo...

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EXCLUSIVE: Clues Found Inside Josh Powell's Father's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime

The parents of Susan Cox Powell, the missing Utah mother of two, have started to comb through her father-in-law's former home in Washington state, whe...

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Susan Powell's Parents Plan Cadaver Dog Search Of Father-In-Law's Former Home

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Crime

The parents of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell are planning a cadaver dog search of her father-in-law's former Washington state home. Steven Powe...

Boy, 2, Shot And Killed By 3-Year-Old Sister: Cops

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Crime

Police say a 2-year-old Utah boy passed away Friday after his 3-year-old sister accidentally shot him in the stomach with a rifle. Authorities in C...

Cops Really Want You To See Their 22 Pounds Of Weed, Man

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News

Have you ever seen weed... on a police cruiser? The Unified Police Department in Salt Lake County, Utah, is bragging about its marijuana haul on so...

Vampire-Obsessed Trucker Kept Teen As Sex Slave For Months: Cops

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A truck driver from Salt Lake City is accused of holding a 19-year-old woman captive and sexually abusing her for seven months. Timothy Vafeades, 5...

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Missing Mom's Daughter: 'Someone Out There Knows What Happened'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

It has been nearly 19 years since anyone has seen Utah mom Bobbi Ann Campbell. She was last seen in Salt Lake City in December 1994, when she dropp...

Couple Accused Of Sticking Razor Blades In Doughnuts

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.14.2013 | Weird News

A couple in Draper, Utah, may get a taste of jail after being arrested for allegedly sticking broken razor blades in doughnuts in hopes of getting a s...

DRESSED FOR ARREST: Guy Wears Sequined Dress During 4-Hour SWAT Standoff

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.26.2012 | Weird News

In a black-sequined, orange fur-trimmed mini-dress, David Charles Baker certainly presented an arresting vision. Salt Lake City Police arrived at B...

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Mormon Church Leader Accused In Penis-Biting Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.10.2012 | Crime

Prosecutors in northern Utah filed charges Tuesday against Efrey Guzman, a Latter-Day Saints church leader accused of biting a man's penis after assau...

Mom Allegedly Helps 13-Year-Old Daughter Sext By Snapping Nude Photos

David Lohr | Posted 05.07.2012 | Crime

Authorities in Utah have arrested a woman for allegedly helping her 13-year-old daughter text nude photos to a 30-year-old man. The young girl's mo...

Deadly Booby Traps Found On Hiking Trail

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Crime

Two Utah men were arrested after they allegedly set potentially deadly booby traps on a popular hiking trail. Benjamin Rutkowski, 19, and Kai Chris...

Wife Testifies In Alleged Drug-Fueled Babysitter Murder

Posted 04.10.2012 | Crime

An accused murderer's wife took the stand on Monday to describe how her husband injected their babysitter with a mix of illegal drugs before witnessin...

Cops Find Girl's Body Washed Up In Jordan River

Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime

Police are searching for answers after discovering a 15-year-old girl's body floating in a river. Annie Kasprzak, a freshman at Summit Academy in D...

Police Say They Catch Hospital Worker Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Patient

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.30.2012 | Crime

Utah police say they caught a hospital worker in the act of sexually assaulting an unconscious patient. Cops in Logan say they brought an extremely...

Elizabeth Smart Speaks About Being Kidnapped And Raped

Posted 12.16.2011 | Crime

Elizabeth Smart, who was raped repeatedly while held captive for nine months when she was 14, made a rare public appearance to tell her story of survi...

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Missing Mom's Husband Says In-Laws Have 'Irrational Vendetta' Against Him

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

The husband of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell is accusing his wife's parents of turning the couple's children against him. Two years ago this we...

Man Shoots Neighbor For 'Telepathically Threatening' Him: Police

Posted 01.01.2012 | Crime

A Utah man shot and severely wounded a neighbor who he believed had been "telepathically threatening" him and his wife, according to police. Michae...

Mom Pleads Guilty To Trying To Sell 13-Year-Old Daughter's Virginity

Posted 12.25.2011 | Crime

A Utah mom pleaded guilty to sending sexually explicit messages about her 13-year-old daughter to a man who she hoped would pay $10,000 for sex with t...

(GRAPHIC VIDEO) Rat Eater Goes Free

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.04.2011 | Weird News

SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah man who is no longer facing charges for eating a live baby rat says the act was grotesque, but shouldn't be considered as ani...

Grandfather's Alleged Child Porn Prompts Court To Move Children

Posted 11.28.2011 | Crime

By GENE JOHNSON, The Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. — The children of a Utah woman who's been missing since late 2009 have been placed in the car...