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Stand-Off In Coalville Among Recent Incidents for Summit County Deputies

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Summit County deputies report that a brief stand-off last week with an armed suspect in Coalville led to a momentary lockdown of the schools in town.

The incident is among some of the recent calls to the Sheriff’s Office, including  assaults, rescues for citizens and a phone scam. 

Deputies reported that they arrested Nicholas Allen Bosworth, whose 39th birthday occurred on the day of the incident, January 16th.

They responded at about 8:15 that morning to an address in Coalville where the suspect’s girlfriend lives.   According to  court documents, she said they had argued.   Bosworth had pointed a shotgun at her several times over the course of 12 hours, made incoherent threats, and threw a plastic box at her, lacerating her face.    The suspect had left with the shotgun.

Officers located him at his grandmother’s house a short distance away.   He had gone into the garage and initially refused several commands to come out with his hands up.   Eventually, he did come out and was taken into custody, shortly before  9 a.m.

Since the residence was in close proximity to North Summit’s school campuses, they were placed on lockdown for about 12 minutes during the standoff.

Bosworth was arrested and booked into jail for Aggravated Assault, Theft, Failure to Stop at the Command of Law Enforcement and Possession of Marijuana, since a bottle with THC was found on his person.

Looking at some other cases, the Sheriff’s Office reported a senior citizen suffered a fatal accident in his home.    In a separate incident, another senior was rescued in Tollgate Canyon.

On the night of the 14th, officers reported to a residence in Highland Estates.   A woman said her roommate, an 83-year-old man, had fallen down a short, steep flight of stairs.   She said she had not seen the accident, so didn’t know what caused the fall.

The man was transported with a head injury to the University of Utah hospital and he  died there about four hours later.

On the late afternoon of the 16th, county Search and Rescue personnel responded  to Tollgate Canyon.    Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said an 84-year-old property owner had been hiking through the snow to his family cabin, to investigate a possible water leak.   He became exhausted and out of breath.

Personnel hiked about three-quarters of a mile from the parking area at the bottom of the canyon and found the man.    They helped him down the canyon, part of the way with the aid of a snow machine.

Turning to another case on the 17th, at an address in the Silver Springs area, officers heard a family fight had broken out between a 49-year-old father and his 15-year-old son.    The father reportedly pushed his son’s head into the snow in their front yard and held it.   

Officers were told an argument arose after the son had claimed school was canceled and he wanted to go skiing, then the father found vaping  paraphernalia in the son’s backpack.   The father  was arrested and booked for Aggravated Assault  and Child Abuse.  

Finally, the latest case of a phone scam was reported on the 16th.    The complainant is a 28-year-old Salt Lake City woman, but she was at her parents’ home in the Basin when she got several different calls from suspects claiming to be FBI agents.    They said her identity had been stolen, and her name had been used to rent a car which was found abandoned in Texas, with drugs and signs of blood in it.

The callers, who read off badge numbers, told the woman she could help find the suspects by withdrawing her money from the bank and buying gift cards.    In the end, she bought $3000 worth of cards from Wal-Mart and Best Buy.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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