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SLCPD Arrests Parole Fugitive After Foot Chase

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police arrested a man Thursday morning after he provided police with false identification.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, officers attempted to stop Kevin Flores, 22, near a shelter on South Rio Grande Street. After he provided false information, Flores attempted to flee, but while running, he crashed into the glass entrance of the Rio Grande Depot.

Police took him into custody and transported him to a nearby hospital for a cut he suffered from the glass. He was booked as a parole fugitive and faces other charges as well.

One officer was also injured in the chase, and was treated at another nearby hospital for a cut to his hand.

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Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Credit Union Robbery Suspect

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police released video and photos on Wednesday in the hopes that the public can help to identify a suspect in the Tuesday evening robbery of the University Federal Credit Union.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, the manager of the credit union told police that on Tuesday, just after 6 p.m., he was confronted by a man with a handgun and an apparent explosive device. The suspect allegedly forced the manager back into the bank.

Other employees were present at the time, as they were closing the building for the evening. Police said only that the employees "complied with the suspect's demands," and that the suspect fled the scene on foot.

The suspect was described as a white man, about 6-feet tall and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing dark pants and an olive green hooded sweatshirt, as well as sunglasses over a green ski mask and heavy gloves.

Police say the man should be considered armed and dangerous, and that anyone with information about the suspect should call (801) 799-3000.

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Man Accused of Kidnapping 5-Year-Old Girl from Bedroom Faces Parents

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The man accused of kidnapping a 5-year-old girl from her bedroom made his first appearance in court, facing off with the parents who say they stopped the alleged abduction attempt.

Troy Morley, 48, found himself face-to-face with Aaron and Stephanie Edson on Tuesday, his hands and feet in shackles. Morley is accused of taking their daughter from her bedroom on Nov. 7.

Stephanie Holladay Edson credits intuition with waking up the couple, then Aaron Edson said he ran outside to find his stepdaughter being carried away.

Police arrested Morley after a neighbor said she found him hiding in her house, allegedly telling her, “I’m in trouble. I’m bad.” Newly released charging papers also state that he admitted to going inside the home and asking the girl to “come with him.”

Morley, who was officially notified in court Tuesday of charges including felony child kidnapping, has yet to enter a plea.

Roger Kraft, Morley’s attorney, said the one-time aerospace worker, who has no apparent serious criminal history, might not be fit to stand trial on kidnapping charges.

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Robbery Thwarted After Cashier Can’t Find Key to Cash Register

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An attempted robbery of a restaurant in Salt Lake City didn’t exactly go to plan after the cashier couldn’t find a key to open the cash register.

Salt Lake City Police say the suspect entered the Stonecutter restaurant on the 2000 block of S. State St around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and demanded money.

When the employee told the suspect she couldn’t open the register, he allegedly showed her a pocket knife. That’s when she told the suspect that the register could not open without a key.

The would-be robber then left the restaurant, got into a gold minivan and drove away on 2100 South Street.

The suspect is described as a black male, six-feet tall, and wearing a black coat, black bandana, black hat, jeans, and a nose ring, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Salt Lake City Police at (801) 799-3000.

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Murder Suspect Arrested in Nephi

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Salt Lake City Police Department has arrested the man believed to be responsible for a murder over the weekend.

Quincy Lawson, 20, was taken into custody on Sunday in Nephi, Utah, and charged with criminal homicide.

Authorities say the victim, Bradley Hancock, 24, got into an argument with Lawson during at concert on the 1400 block of S. 700 W. around 9 p.m. on Saturday. Lawson then brandished a gun and fired it at Hancock multiple times before fleeing.

Hancock later died at the scene.

Another 24-year-old man was also struck by a bullet in the foot and was treated on the scene by medical personnel.

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