Monday, January 18

Crime

Crime, Local News, Mackenzie Lueck Homicide

Ayoola Ajayi Pleads Not Guilty In Child Porn Case

Salt Lake police arrest Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, 31, at an apartment complex at 1028 S. West Temple on Friday, June 28, 2019. Police say Ajayi was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping and desecration of a body in the disappearance of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker accused of killing a Utah college student has pleaded not guilty to 19 felony counts linked to child pornography allegedly found on his computer. A judge entered the pleas to sexual exploitation of a minor charges Thursday on behalf of 32-year-old Ayoola Ajayi. He is also facing separate murder and kidnapping charges in the death o...
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Two Cats Shot, Injured By Blow Darts In Provo

PROVO, Utah – Officials with the Provo Police Department said two cats have been shot and injured by blow darts near Utah Lake State Park. Animal control officer Michelle Proctor said the first cat was found around 9 a.m. on September 22 with a dart in its head. The second was discovered Wednesday with a dart in the left side of its body. The first cat, a 5-month-old female, was treated by Dr. Isaac Bott at Mountain West Animal Hospital. Bott said the cat’s left eye had to be removed. That cat is recovering with a foster family. WARNING: Some viewers may find these photos to be graphic.The second cat, another female about 5 months old, was found by a woman on Tuesday. Animal control officers were able to trap the cat and take it to a veterinarian. “The cat was ...
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Car Stolen From Logan Crashes Into Salt Lake City Home

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A stolen car crashed into the front door of a Salt Lake City home early Thursday morning, authorities said. The crash happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. in the area of 1100 South and West Temple. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a trooper began chasing the car a few blocks away from the crash site after the driver ran a red light. The trooper quickly stopped the chase, though, due to high speeds. A short time later, the car collided into the structure. When officers arrived at the scene, the suspect had fled. Nobody in the home was injured. Authorities said there is a suspect in custody, but they’re unsure at this time if it’s the driver. UHP said the car was stolen out of Logan. // Allow detecting when fb api is loa...
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Ten Puppies, Two Dogs Stolen From South Jordan Home

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – A purebred French Bulldog breeder is concerned about the condition of her two dogs and 10 puppies after someone got into her house and stole them. Dog owners know the feeling when you come home after a tough day and their dog melts it all away at the door. “It just brightens your whole day,” said Rene Kump with a laugh. “I love my dogs.” Kump loves those moments. She admitted she has rushed home from work before just to see her dogs. Rene Kump. (KSL-TV) “Especially when you don’t have a spouse or your kids are older,” she said. “It’s just nice to have somebody show you that love and attention.” So when her dogs weren’t home to greet her when she came home from work Tuesday, it was heartbreaking. “All night long, I just cried. I was devastated,” ...
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South Salt Lake Police Identify 23-Year-Old Murder Victim

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – Officials with the South Salt Lake Police Department have identified a woman whose body was found near 2550 South and 300 West on Monday. Police said 23-year-old Kaitlyn Barron, of Salt Lake City, died from blunt force trauma and they are investigating the incident as a homicide. “Evidence from the scene has been submitted for forensic analysis,” officials said on the department’s Facebook page Wednesday. “The investigation is ongoing.”Homicide victim from 2550 South 300 West on 9/28/2020 has been identified as Kaitlyn Barron (23) from Salt Lake City, UT… Posted by South Salt Lake Police Department on Wednesday, September 30, 2020Barron’s body was located around 7:30 a.m. Monday. “We have limited information at this point,” said Daniel...
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Suspect Injured In Officer-Involved Shooting In Ogden

OGDEN, Utah – A suspect was injured in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning in Ogden. The incident happened in the area of 31st Street and Wall Avenue at approximately 7:30 a.m. Lt. Brian Eynon with the Ogden Police Department said a suspect was shot in the arm and was transported to the hospital in stable condition. The officer was not injured. No further information was immediately available.   // Allow detecting when fb api is loaded. function Deferred() { this.promise = new Promise( ( resolve, reject ) => { this.reject = reject; this.resolve = resolve }) } window.fbLoaded = new Deferred();window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ appId : '329559531287937', autoL...
Brampton, Brampton Crime, Crime, Local, peel regional police

Person suffers fatal injuries in Brampton shooting, Peel police say – The Canadian News

Peel police said they are investigating after a person was fatally injured in an alleged shooting in a Brampton neighborhood Tuesday night. Police said they were called around 11 pm for a report of a shooting in the McLaughlin Road South and Ray Lawson Blvd. area. Officers said a victim was found with a gunshot wound. The person was transported to the hospital by Peel's paramedics with life-threatening injuries, police said. Police have not released any other information. The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information should contact the police directly. Tips can also be left anonymously to Crime Stoppers.
Crime, Local, Toronto crime, toronto police service

Police investigate report of shooting near Driftwood Avenue and Yorkwoods Gate – Toronto CityNews

Toronto Police are investigating a shooting incident in the area of ​​Driftwood Avenue and Yorkwoods Gate. Police tweeted around 9:35 p.m. Tuesday that they had received a report of shooting in the area. When officers arrived, they found several gun shell casings at the scene. Witnesses told investigators a man was seen running toward a nearby vehicle, which is described as white and fitted with silver tires. In all, police said there appeared to be two people involved in the incident. The first suspect is described as a man with braided hair. He was seen wearing white pants and a white sweater. The second suspect is also male. He was seen wearing a black sweater, black jacket, and jeans. Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident. Anyone with information s...
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Toronto police investigate shooting allegedly involving tow truck – The Canadian News

Toronto police say they are investigating a shooting that allegedly involved a tow truck. Police said they were called to the Midland Avenue and Ellesmere Road area around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to receive a report of shooting. When officers arrived shortly after, they found blood at the scene, but no victims or suspects. Witnesses told investigators that the shooter fled on a tow truck and that a victim left the scene in a black Range Rover SUV. Later, police said they left a man in a hospital with a gunshot wound. He's on the seriously injured list. It is unclear if the man at the hospital is related to the alleged shooting at Midland Avenue and Ellesmere Road. Investigators said they are dealing with multiple crime scenes. Anyone with information should contact the police dire...
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Police Respond To Early-Morning Shooting In Ogden

OGDEN, Utah – Police on Monday responded to a shooting in Ogden that injured two men. The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. in the area of 22nd Street and Monroe Boulevard. According to a statement from the Ogden Police Department, officers responded to the area on a report of an attempted homicide. When they arrived, they found two men who had sustained gunshot wounds. One of the men was in his 50s and had multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. The other victim was in his late teens and had also been shot in the torso. Police said the victims are related. Both victims were transported to the hospital. They are currently in stable condition and expected to survive. “Throughout the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify a person of inter...
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Price Resident Allegedly Beaten, Robbed By 3 Armed Men

PRICE, Utah – A Price man was allegedly beaten and robbed at gunpoint by three men who were in the area for work, authorities said. The incident happened Sept. 24. According to the Price City Police Department, the three men were invited into the home of the Price resident, who was also accompanied by his girlfriend. An altercation later ensued, police reported, and the resident was “severely beaten and both he and his girlfriend were held against their will at gunpoint.” The suspects then reportedly fled the area with property belonging to the victims. “Through quick, proactive police work, two vehicles containing the three men were identified and stopped,” according to the police statement. One of the vehicles was discovered in Emery County and the other was found...
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Springville Police: Man Connected To At Least 12 Theft Cases

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Police have arrested a man they say is connected to at least 12 theft cases in Utah County after a keen eye and some serendipitous timing helped identify the suspect. Chief Craig Martinez said Tuesday that officers from Springville Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit had been watching construction sites after a couple of trailers were stolen in the city, and an officer noticed something didn’t look right on Sept. 15 when a truck pulled away from a school under construction near 400 West and 700 South.Police in Utah County say they’ve uncovered a significant amount of stolen property tied to at least 12 different theft cases. The serendipitous timing behind the arrest, @KSL5TV at 10p #KSLTV #Utah pic.twitter.com/v8Lkvovaxg — Andrew Adams (@...