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Tooele man charged with rape, aggravated sexual abuse of a child

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Tooele man charged with rape, aggravated sexual abuse of a child

A Tooele man facing eight first-degree felony charges was back in 3rd District Court Tuesday for a scheduling conference.  Michael Porter Walden, 31, is charged with first-degree felony rape of a child, first-degree felony object rape of...

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Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Fridays on Vine welcomes back Joshua Creek

A Fridays on Vine staple returns to the stage for the third year in a row, with the unique sounds of Joshua Creek at Tooele’s Aquatic Center Park this week.  The band performs all of its own...

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Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Tooele County SWAT apprehend fugitive who fled police, crashed car into utility pole

A Tooele man who fled police and led them on a chase throughout the city beginning Tuesday morning is now in custody.  William Ybarra, 32, has been arrested and will be booked into the Tooele County Detention...

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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Drug court and programs help addicts

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series discussing illicit drug use in Tooele County, criminality linked to drugs and treatment and recovery. Growing up, Adam Baxter knew he didn’t want to use drugs.  Both...

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Salt Lake City woman charged with attempted child kidnapping

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Salt Lake City woman charged with attempted child kidnapping

A Salt Lake City woman is facing criminal charges after she allegedly tried to leave with two children in a stolen vehicle without their father’s permission. Jeannette Iva Brown, 38, is charged with two counts of second-degree...

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Tooele man charged with DUI while driving on a denied license

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Tooele man charged with DUI while driving on a denied license

A Tooele man has been charged with several criminal counts after he was stopped by police for allegedly driving erratically on state Route 36.  Jason Alan Bittinger, 42, is charged with third-degree felony driving under the influence...

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Grantsville man charged in second child sexual abuse case

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Grantsville man charged in second child sexual abuse case

A Grantsville man now facing 24 felony charges related to the sexual abuse of children made his initial appearance on a second case in 3rd District Court Tuesday morning.  Mark A. Swan, 48, is charged with four...

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Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Illicit drug use often fuels more crime in Tooele County

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series discussing illicit drug use in Tooele County, criminality linked to drugs and treatment and recovery in the county. Last Friday, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food...

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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Fight against illicit drug use focuses on suppliers

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series discussing illicit drug use in Tooele County, criminality linked to drugs and treatment and recovery in the county. During a June 5 Tooele City Council meeting, a...

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Fire chief urges caution when using fireworks

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Fire chief urges caution when using fireworks

The Tooele City Fire Department plans for Pioneer Day like many Tooele County residents — getting together with family and friends, having a barbeque and lighting off fireworks.  While fireworks are linked with the state holiday, another...

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