SALT LAKE CITY — Here are five stories you may have missed this Memorial Day weekend, along with a bonus story (since it was a three-day holiday). Click on the headlines to read the full story.
When officers responded to reports of a loud party going on early Sunday morning, they weren’t prepared to arrest 10 people and issue more than 60 citations.
Eight West Valley officers went to the door of 20-year-old Edgar Reynoso but no one responded. They soon received more reports from individuals inside the residence saying the party organizer was threatening them and preventing them from leaving.
Once the officers entered the premises, some of the partygoers began harassing them. Officers called for backup not only from West Valley, but from Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Murray and Unified police as well.
A Kaysville woman is dead and her husband was transported to the hospital in critical condition after a rollover on I-15 Saturday morning.
The couple and their four children were traveling on the freeway near 650 North in Clearfield when police say the vehicle lost control and struck a concrete median, then shot off to the right and rolled down an embankment.
The children suffered only minor injuries. Police say the woman was not wearing her seat belt properly. An account has been set up for donations to help the family.
Have you ever wanted to travel to all 50 states? Many do, and there’s an exclusive All Fifty Club that commemorates individuals who accomplish such a feat. Some members of the club offer their advice, stories and their definitions of a “visit.”
"On the road trips we saw what all the states were known for, and now we can go back and explore them in depth,” one traveler said.
An Eagle Mountain man was arrested on Saturday afternoon after SWAT teams were called in.
Police responded to James Wayne Bodrero’s home after medical providers reported a possible case of domestic violence that occurred on Friday night. Bodrero allegedly assaulted his wife, and though she did not call police, she sought medical attention on Saturday morning.
Police said Bodrero was uncooperative, and based on information they had received from his wife, police brought in SWAT teams as a precautionary measure. Bodrero eventually surrendered himself into police custody without incident.
A 2-year-old girl was transported to Primary Children’s Hospital after she fell into a river during a family gathering on Monday.
According to police, the child slipped into the river and floated approximately 200 feet before family members found and rescued her. Family members performed CPR until emergency responders took over and continued the medical treatment.
The girl’s condition was unknown on Monday, and police are urging others to be a little more cautious while engaged in recreation.
American Fork’s “In Remembrance” event memorialized the city’s natives who were lost in various conflicts ranging from World War I to the traffic stop that claimed the life of Sgt. Cory Wride earlier this year.
A memorial to Wride was presented to his family on Monday at the event. American Fork’s marching band and a cappella choir provided music for the crowd.
"It's a time for the community to come together and realize that the cliché of 'freedom isn't free' is not a cliché. It's a very big price for many, many families,” said Kevin Barnes, whose son was shot and killed in Iraq in 2007.