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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Thursday
Jul312014

Man Stabbed in Chest with Screwdriver 

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police are searching for a man wanted after allegedly stabbing someone with a screwdriver.

A 25-year-old victim told police he was stopped at a light on his bike on W. North Temple around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, when a man approached him. After an argument, the suspect stabbed him in the chest with a screwdriver and fled on foot, running westbound on North Temple.

The victim is in stable condition, according to officials.

The suspect is described as a white man, 200 pounds, with a "round face," round glasses, wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, and large silver chain necklace. Police say the man was possibly named "Augie."

Anyone with information on the individual or incident is asked to contact authorities at 801-799-3100.


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Wednesday
Jul302014

Man Arrested for Assaulting, Kidnapping Wife

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Salt Lake City Police arrested a 53-year-old man Tuesday after he allegedly kidnapped and attacked his wife.

The 36-year-old woman told police that her husband, William Chaney, held her against her will for four days in their RV at 2000 S. 900 W.  When the victim attempted to leave, Chaney threatened her and used physical force, according to officials.

He eventually dropped her off at a local hospital for treatment.

Police booked Chaney for aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, mayhem, domestic assault, theft, and controlled substance, among other charges.


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Tuesday
Jul292014

Salt Lake City Police Department to Hold Annual 'Playin' Safe' Event Tuesday

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Salt Lake City Police Department will hold its annual "Playin' Safe" public education campaign on Tuesday at Liberty Park.

Parents are asked to bring their children to the park on South 500 East to learn about bike and road safety.

Officers will reinforce safety concepts, including the importance of wearing helmets, properly using crosswalks and using the buddy system at parks.

Children will receive "citations" when they observe safety rules. Each citation is a Subway loyalty card with enough points to redeem a six-inch sandwich at any Utah location.

The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Liberty Park.


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Monday
Jul282014

Police Identify Suspect in Pair of Robberies

Salt Lake City Police Department(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police identified one suspect in a pair of robberies committed last week.

The Salt Lake City Police Department says that Marshall James Roberts, 25, was positively identified as a suspect in robberies committed on July 20 at Coffee Noir, located on East 200 South, and July 25 at Health Care Credit Union.

In one of the instances, police are also looking for a female suspect.

Police described Roberts as a 25-year-old white man, who is about 6-feet-1 inch tall. They believe he may be armed and dangerous, and that he may be a heroin addict. He is said to frequent shelters and stay in local motels.

Anyone with information is asked to call (801) 799-3000.


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Friday
Jul252014

Man Arrested After Breaking Bank Windows with Rocks

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police took a Salt Lake City man into custody on Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly broke out the windows of a Zions Bank branch with rocks.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, witnesses reported that the man, identified as Zachary Delahay, 24, had been breaking bank windows and kicking cars. Officers arrived at the scene on South Main Street and were confronted by Delahay shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say that Delahay told officers to shoot him. They were, nonetheless, able to take Delahay into custody without further incident. He was booked on multiple charges including vandalism.


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