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5 years after shootout, Ogden police better equipped, 'more cautious'

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A gun battle between the Ogden police strike force and Matthew Stewart killed 1 officer and wounded...

Police & Fire

5 years after shootout, Ogden police better equipped, 'more cautious'

0714 Matthew Stewart Followup 13-10

A gun battle between the Ogden police strike force and Matthew Stewart killed 1 officer and wounded 5. That incident forced the police department to accept a new reality: “...even though we knew terrible things could happen, I don’t think we really believed it.”


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Ex-Farmington firefighter's sexual harassment suit headed to District Court

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Sarah Mojazza contended she reported in 2012 that a fellow probationary firefighter repeatedly harassed her, asking her to have sex, sending her inappropriate text messages and touching her breasts and buttocks.


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Attorney: West Bountiful man accused of child sex abuse treated more severely

Elliott, Thomas

The attorney for Joseph Jardine says his client is being treated differently in two counties for a similar alleged act. The attorney wants the sex abuse charges in Davis County to be dismissed or reduced.


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Ogden man involved in Wendover police shootout charged with attempted murder

Anthony Christopher Martinez

Anthony Christopher Martinez has been charges with two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and a charge of possessing an explosive or incendiary device. In charging documents filed Nov. 18, prosecutors said police found a crudely made explosive device in Martinez’s car...


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20-year-old pleads guilty to child kidnapping charge in Clinton home invasion

Martinez, Luis

Luis Angel Martinez and two other men are accused of entering a Clinton home on Oct. 25, 2015, where police say they kidnapped a woman and her son. 


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Judge rules guilty verdicts stands for 4 men accused of burglary

Aggravated burglary mugshots

Julio Alphonso Dominguez, 27; Davy Ray Martinez, Jr., 31; Eric Christian Duran, 23; and Jaime Cruz Martinez, 26, were each found guilty of one count of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony following a three-day jury trial in June 2016.


Police & Fire

Ogden man arrested by FBI after bank robberies charged in federal court

Dakota Walker bank robbery

A 21-year-old Ogden man arrested by the FBI this week has been federally indicted on a charge of bank robbery, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas says. Dakota Shareef Walker, who is accused of robbing banks in at least two states, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, Jan. 11,...


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USU, Sigma Chi chapter deny allegations in fraternity house rape lawsuit

Sigma Chi Gamma Kappa fraternity house

A female student, who was 19 when she was assaulted July 11, 2015, at USU’s Sigma Chi house off campus, alleged in her U.S. District Court suit that the defendants failed to act on reports of heavy alcohol abuse and sexual assaults at two Utah State University fraternity houses.


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Ogden man accused of beating, kidnapping and choking woman is going to trial

Whittington, Chad

Chad Steele Whittington is accused of holding a woman against her will for four days at his Ogden home. She says he beat her and repeatedly choked her during the incident.


Police & Fire

Day care worker charged with child abuse at Riverdale’s Bravo Arts Academy

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Alexander Jones, 20, of Layton, was indicted in Riverdale Justice Court on a class B misdemeanor count of child abuse consisting of injury and recklessness for an incident Nov. 3 at Bravo Arts Academy, 5165 S. 1500 West. Police say he pulled the boy from beneath a table, slammed him to the ground...


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