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Man Allegedly Caught with Meth, Burglarizing Vacant Restaurant

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 53-year-old man is facing criminal and drug charges after he was allegedly caught by police burglarizing a vacant Salt Lake City restaurant.

Salt Lake City Police say a witness noticed Ernest Erickson going in and out of a vacant Crown Burger on the 1600-block of W. North Temple Street around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

When officers arrived on the scene, they say they found that Erickson had been cutting the wiring throughout the vacant building.

The 53-year-old has been charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, in addition to possession of metamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

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Man Wanted in Motel Robbery 

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Salt Lake City Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection to a motel robbery.

The robber entered the motel on North Tommy Thompson Road around 11 p.m. Tuesday, jumping over the counter and taking money from the cash drawer.

The incident occurred while an employee was in an adjacent alcove, according to officials.

The suspect is described as a skinny man, standing 6'0". He was wearing all black clothing, a hoodie, ski mask, and white gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement at 801-799-3000.

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Man in Serious Condition After Reported Stabbing

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A man is in serious condition after a reported stabbing Monday night.

The victim walked into a liquor store at 205 W. 400 S. around 7:30 p.m., where an off-duty officer was working security, and told police he was stabbed.

Authorities transported him to a local hospital.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5'9", who is missing an eye.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement.

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Teen in Critical Condition After Two-Vehicle Crash 

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 19-year-old is in critical condition after a crash on 700 South on Sunday night.

The driver, who was traveling at a "high rate of speed," according to police, lost control just before 8 p.m. and collided with a parked semi truck.

The incident is under investigation.

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Police Looking for Missing Man Who May Be Suicidal

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Authorities are searching for a missing 21-year-old man who may be suicidal.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that he was last seen Tuesday and has sent suicidal messages to his family.

He is described as Hispanic man, standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

He may have been driving a white 2006 Chevy Cobalt with Utah license plate number C388EE.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 801-799-3000.

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