OGDEN — Seven people died in Utah’s county jails in 2017, down sharply from a record 25 the year before, according to records obtained from sheriff’s offices around the state.
OGDEN — A former senior deputy says he was made a scapegoat and forced to retire amid an investigation into drug thefts and an employee’s intoxication in the Weber County Sheriff’s Office’s evidence room.
LAYTON — Kays Creek burbles behind the county library, bisecting peaceful parkway land near the Layton City offices.
OGDEN — Weber County sheriff candidate Kevin Burns says his campaign will go on, despite his job at the sheriff’s office ending after a major breach in the agency’s handling of evidence.
Editor’s note: Due to an editing error, a previous version of this story incorrectly stated Burns was fired; he later clarified he retired.
A jail nurse and a corrections deputy were distributing medications in a cell block when an inmate approached them and said, “There’s an old man on the floor.”
FARMINGTON — The Davis County Sheriff’s Office’s business manager has been put on paid administrative leave pending an auditor’s investigation.
OGDEN — The archery target stands are up, a boardwalk traverses the adjacent Kingfisher wetlands and new parkway trails criss-cross the old West Ogden landfill cap.
OGDEN — A Weber County Sheriff’s Office evidence custodian used methamphetamine taken from up to 20 criminal cases over the course of a year, according to county personnel disciplinary documents.
Sheriff candidates in Weber and Davis counties are espousing a variety of approaches to limit opioid addiction and mental health problems that have contributed to a series of deaths in Northern Utah’s jails.