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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Friday
Aug262011

Three Arrested for Burglarizing a Utah Police Department

(CEDAR CITY, Utah) -- On Thursday, police arrested three men in connection with theft of firearms and drugs from the Blanding Police Department.

Officials say Thomas Richard Dale Goatz, 22, Drew Goatz, 23, and Carmen Renee Doan, 34, were arrested for possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance as well as charges of child endangerment among other charges.

According to ABC News affiliate KTVX, the Cedar City Police Department was investigating an automobile burglary when they learned of the burglary of a Utah Police Department.

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Friday
Aug262011

Train Leaking Gas Forces Ogden Evacuations 

(OGDEN, Utah) -- A train leaking liquid petroleum forced street closures and evacuations in Ogden Friday, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

The leaking train car was hauling 33,000 gallons of gas through an industrial area when it became apparent that a safety valve was stuck open.

Officials closed traffic around the one-block area near 2550 South and 1438 West. Additional closings included 2550 South in a one-bock radius from 1400 to 1400 West.

The train was operated by Utah Railways.

Nearby businesses Qwest Communications and Rocky Mountain Power were evacuated.

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Friday
Aug262011

SLCPD Honor Fallen Officer 128 Years Later

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Salt Lake City Police Department, on Thursday, dedicated a Fallen Officer plaque to Marshal Andrew H. Burt, who lost his life in the line of duty on August 25, 1883.

According to a release from the police department, Burt was searching for a suspect who had threatened the life of a local merchant, when he was shot and killed by the suspect.

The suspect was later taken into custody, and eventually lynched by large mob who had stormed the jail where he was being held.

Burt is buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Clearfield High-Speed Chase Ends in Two Arrests 

(CLEARFIELD, Utah) -- Two suspects were arrested after a high-speed chase in Clearfield early Thursday morning, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

A hit-and-run crash was reported in the parking lot of a Maverick gas station at 709 South State Street around 7:00 a.m., according to Clearfield Police.

Police arrived to find the suspect driving away in a copper-colored Kia. He was traveling west on 1700 South 200 East when the chase began.

The chase ended in the parking lot of the Aspen Park apartment complex where the suspects were arrested.

An investigation is underway to determine why the suspects fled and if they had been involved in any other criminal activity.

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Thursday
Aug252011

Police Department Activity Book for Kids Now Available

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Salt Lake City Police Department is making its new activity book for kids available just in time for the new school term.

The activity book is now available at the Main City Library, the department announced Wednesday, and features a number of activities for children, including a fingerprint maze, connecting the dots activities, and coloring of the different uniforms of police officers. Officials say the book helps kids to learn simple safety concepts and about what police officers do to keep communities safe.

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