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Police Looking for Suspect in Monday Robbery

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A suspect is at-large following a reported robbery early Monday morning.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that the victim was walking in an alley to a 7-11 store just after midnight, when she was tackled from behind and hit in the head and ribs.

The robber reportedly took cash from her purse and then fled the scene.

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Teen Caught with Heroin

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A teenager was arrested last week on drug charges.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that when a West High School Resource Officer stopped a trespasser on school property, identified as 18-year-old Juan Navarro Cardona, he was found in possession of heroin.

Cardona was taken into custody on charges including possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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Teacher Injured by Her Gun When it Accidentally Goes Off at School 

(TAYLORSVILLE, Utah) -- An elementary school teacher in Taylorsville, Utah, was injured after her gun accidentally went off before school began, hitting her in the leg.

Officials with the Granite School District say the incident took place in a faculty restroom at Westbrook Elementary, where no children were present.

While Spokesman Ben Horsley says the teacher is a concealed weapons permit holder and did not have to disclose the fact she had a gun, he says their policy requires weapons holders to keep the gun on their person at all time.

"They cannot place it in a drawer. They cannot lock it in a cabinet. Any place that a child will be able to gain access to it either accidentally or intentionally," Horsley said.

Horsley says the teacher has been hospitalized in good condition.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Man Arrested for Looking Through Mailboxes

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A man was arrested on Wednesday after he was reportedly seen looking through mailboxes.

The Salt Lake City Police Department says after officers found the suspect, identified as Adam Thompson, he tried to flee from police.

Thompson was then apprehended and charged with theft of mail, resisting arrest, and fleeing.

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Man Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A man has been arrested on domestic violence charges following two reported assaults on Sunday.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that Jared Ewick assaulted his mother and his mother's boyfriend after he "had been drinking heavily for several days."

When officers tried to take Ewick, he fled on foot. Officers then tased him and arrested him.

Ewick was charged with two counts of domestic violence, domestic violence in the presence of a child, domestic violence criminal mischief, fleeing, and several warrants. 

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