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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

County detention center nears inmate capacity

More than two years ago, the Tooele County Detention Center didn’t even have 100 inmates.  But on Wednesday, the jail had 227 inmates, with an additional two expected to transfer in later in the day. The inmate...

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

West Valley City man dies in Sunday crash on I-80

A West Valley City man died when he crashed shortly after merging onto Interstate 80 at Lake Point on Sunday evening, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.  Alejandro Perez, 39, was driving a silver Toyota Corolla when...

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Scheduling conference set in petition sponsor court case

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Scheduling conference set in petition sponsor court case

It was a textbook in-and-out initial appearance in 3rd District Court for two of the petition sponsors behind a rezone referendum in Stansbury Park who were charged with misdemeanors.  Erin Giles, 33, of Stansbury Park, is charged...

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Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Sheriff’s Office increases patrols on crosswalks near schools

With the start of another school year, the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up law enforcement operations in crosswalks near schools.  The operations can include a plain-clothes deputy crossing as decoys, with a patrol vehicle on...

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Tooele man charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Tooele man charged with unlawful sexual activity with a minor

A Tooele man made his initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday in a felony case before Judge Matthew Bates.  Allen Jon Hayden, 35, is charged with third-degree felony unlawful sexual activity with a minor.  The...

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Group works to rid Stansbury Lake of noxious weeds

There are some unwanted invaders all along Stansbury Lake.  They’ve been here before, but this year has been especially bad. Now a group of residents are looking to make sure they go away, and stay away.  Those...

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Salt Lake woman charged after smuggling drugs into county jail

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Salt Lake woman charged after smuggling drugs into county jail

A Salt Lake City woman is facing multiple criminal charges after she allegedly aided in smuggling methamphetamine into the Tooele County Detention Center.  Rosealina A. Hernandez, 34, is charged with first-degree felony possession with intent to distribute...

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Tooele man charged with sexual abuse of a child

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Tooele man charged with sexual abuse of a child

A Tooele man has been charged with a felony after he allegedly sexually abused an underage victim.  Miguel A. Moreno, 38, is charged with first-degree felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child.  Tooele City police were assigned...

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Taylorsville man charged with aggravated robbery at store

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Taylorsville man charged with aggravated robbery at store

A Taylorsville man is facing felony charges after he allegedly punched a gas station employee following a robbery. Helamen Tuakalau Makalio, 25, is charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery, second-degree felony aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily...

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Ware takes responsibility for his actions

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Ware takes responsibility for his actions

A former Grantsville High School football coach apologized to his victims and the community during sentencing Monday afternoon in 3rd District Court.  A subdued Ware, 49, read from a prepared statement during sentencing before Judge Matthew Bates....

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