Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

At the Monday special meeting of the Wasatch County Council, the council heard from the sheriff.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Department


UPDATE: Saturday Afternoon Duchesne County Sheriff's Department announced they had located the body of Austin Harker. Search and Rescue members located Harker by flying over the area in a National Guard helicopter. Detectives found no evidence of foul play. The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death. Duchesne and Wasatch County Sheriff's Department both expressed their condolences to Harker's family.


UPDATE: Friday Night Sheriff's Department announced Austin Harker's vehicle has been located in the Lake Canyon area of Duchesne County, but he is still missing.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department is asking for information to help find a missing fly fisherman.



Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

Wasatch County law enforcement responded to a chase that went through much of the valley on Friday.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office reports that the 911 dispatch center received a call from Orem dispatch that the driver and passenger of a stolen black Ford Expedition was on the move headed towards Wasatch County on Friday.

Wasatch County

Utah State Parks, Wasatch County Sheriff's deputies, Search and Rescue, EMS, and Life Flight responded yesterday to an Off- Highway Vehicle roll over in Snake Creek Canyon in Wasatch County west of Midway.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

First responders dealt with a fire in Wasatch County this weekend near the Deer Creek Reservoir.

Wasatch County Fire and Wasatch County Sheriff’s office report the fire burned a total of 57 acres over the weekend.

The brush fire was reported at 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon, near the intersection of State Highways 189 and 113. That’s in the Charleston area. Highway 189 was temporarily closed in both directions but was open again by Saturday night.

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department reported that at about 3:30 pm Saturday, dispatch got a call from a woman who said her nephew was swimming at the Reservoir, went under the water and did not resurface.

Emergency crews found the teen in about 15-20 feet of water near the day use area of Soldier Creek Campground. They estimate he had been under for about an hour. First responders tried to resuscitate him but were not successful.

The Sheriff’s office has not identified the victim.

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Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office reported Sunday evening that the search for two men at Strawberry Reservoir has come to an end.

After 11 days of searching Wasatch County Sheriff Jared Rigby reported that the bodies of Jim and Mark Gardiner have been found. The Utah county brothers, aged 70 and 61 were found southwest of the island near the Ladders area. The Ladders area is located on the northeast side of Strawberry Reservoir.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for two men who went missing Thursday afternoon while fishing. The department is now scaling back those search efforts.

Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez and his office have been aiding Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department in their search for brothers Jim and Mark Gardiner who went missing last week while fishing at Strawberry Reservoir.

Summit County has been loaning an underwater remote operated vehicle that has the ability to help search for the men. Martinez says the search has been difficult on crews.

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Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office continues their search for two men who went missing Thursday afternoon while fishing.

Around 2:30 on Thursday a DWR employee at Strawberry Reservoir noticed an unoccupied boat running in the lake coming to stop on the shore in the northeast portion of Strawberry.

Since that time Wasatch County Sheriff’s office has been busy searching for the two men, brothers aged 70 and 61 from Salem and Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Wasatch County Sheriff Jared Rigby says they’ve found shoes and a hat in that area.

Wasatch County Sheriff's Department

Wasatch Back Narcotics Enforcement Team or BackNET, conducted a traffic stop on Saturday that resulted in a drug bust of 50 pounds of marijuana.

According to Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department, during a traffic stop on US 40 on Saturday law enforcement deployed narcotics trained dog that alerted officers of the smell of illegal drugs.

Wasatch County has a new sheriff in town. Sheriff Jared Rigby along with nearly 100 of the sheriff department’s employees reaffirmed their commitment to the county on Monday afternoon.

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Chief Deputy Jared Rigby will be sworn in as the new Wasatch County Sheriff on Monday. The swearing in ceremony is unique to this sheriff’s department. All the community is invited. Carolyn Murray has details:

Wasatch County Sheriff's Office

The bodies of a young couple were recovered from Strawberry Reservoir over the weekend.

26-year-old Chenoa Plank of Sugar House, and her boyfriend Benjamin Magalis, 24, of Minnesota were out fishing on Strawberry lake on Monday November 12th when their boat capsized.  According to Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, the couple fell into the water that was about 38 degrees Fahrenheit. The sheriff’s department said it appears that the couple drowned but the state medical examiner’s office had not yet officially determined the cause of death.

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A 50-year old Florida man drowned in a kayaking accident on the Provo River in Wasatch County on Tuesday, July 3rd.  He missed the take out area and was trapped under water further down river after capsizing.  Carolyn Murray has this:


The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department has been enforcing the parking regulations on the Guardsman’s Pass Road near the Brighton Estates neighborhood. They have been towing vehicles regularly and will continue to enforce the parking restrictions.  Carolyn Murray has this:

Wasatch County Sheriff’s Deputy, Jared Rigby says there have been safety concerns that people are parking on the side of the Guardsman’s Road.  It causes a narrowing of the roadway so other cars cannot get through.