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Stranded motorists have their hands full when deputies respond


The sheriff’s incident report noted that on Thursday, the 28th, a deputy stopped on Interstate 80, approaching Wyoming, to help a woman who had run out of gas.

However, the woman, a 36-year-old resident of Concord, California, gave the deputy false information about her identity. Also, a warrant from Colorado had been issued for her, on a felony burglary charge.

She was arrested after a search of her vehicle found methamphetamine, marijuana, a fake ID and a large number of fictitious checks.

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright reported that the woman refused to sit in the back-seat of the patrol car. She threatened to jump in front of a vehicle on I-80. After several attempts, the deputy indicated he was ready to use his taser, and the woman immediately got in the back seat.

Later, on Friday night the 29th, officers responded to the Walmart parking lot where a vehicle owner had locked his keys in the car. The driver and his girlfriend were arrested when officers found they had justice court warrants issued for them, mostly in the Davis and Weber County area.

The suspects, a 37-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, are both from Ogden. A search of their vehicle found a pipe in plain sight, multiple packs of needles, and about five grams of heroin.

Later on, the male was found with three more grams of heroin on him as he was being processed through the holding area of the county jail. The arrestee also had three credit cards that didn’t belong to him.

Finally, officers found that three vehicles were burglarized on Friday night, the 29th, near a residence on Glenwild Drive. A suspect or suspects stole a wallet from two cars. In both cases, stolen credit cards were used at the Kimball Junction Walmart. The incident report said the thefts are not believed to have a connection to the Ogden man arrested at Walmart the same night.

The third burglary in Glenwild was discovered the next day. A suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and stole $70 cash in plain view.

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.